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The President Hotel - Miami Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1423 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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Ranked #89 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Great value Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Really nice base if you want to be close to South Beach. As mentioned before walls are a bit thin but we had no noise form neighbors in the evening. Breakfast is included but very basic but the wonderful staff will cook a variety of excellent dishes from the menu.
Karla on reception was brilliant in registering us and explaining how everything worked, she even added a roll-away bed (three of stayed in the room, slightly cramped with third bed but very comfortable) and let us check out 2 hours later at no extra charge.
Leo was also extremely helpful with tips and advice and helping with baggage, all the staff were very friendly and helpful.
I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely book again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always great to hear when our staff offers fantastic service. We will be sure to pass your many compliments onto them; we know it will make their day! We can’t wait to see you again when you next visit South Beach.
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  • Sleep Quality
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Nathalie was the BESTEST server I had throughout my entire stay in south beach. She was fabulous kind and so accommodating.

Leo was also amazing :) he helped us with whatever we needed and always had a smile on his face.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Thank you for the great review; you’ve made our day! We are thrilled that our staff offered you such exemplary service. We will be sure to pass your praise onto them; we now it will make them smile. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at The President Hotel for two nights for a shopping getaway to South Beach. The hotel was exactly what we were expecting and wanted. Our room was average and minimally decorated, but exceptionally clean and well cared for. The check in process was fast, efficient and friendly. The welcome cocktail and happy hour was much appreciated!

The best part by far was the service we received from Leo and Karla on check out. Check out was at 11 am but our flight was not until 4 pm. So Leo offered to hold our suitcases for us and he also booked a taxi for us. When we returned with more shopping he set us up with everyone we needed to repack our suitcases and made sure we were on time. Karla made the check out process extremely fast and efficient.

I would definitely stay here again. Clean, friendly and in a great location!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
It sounds like you enjoyed a fantastic shopping vacation! It is great to hear that we were able to help your trip be even more wonderful. Thank you for your praise of our staff. We will pass your compliments onto them; we know it will make their day. We can’t wait to see you again the next time you want to shop, shop, shop!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The hotel is really well located on Collins street. It's a 2 minute walk to the beach and the parking garage on 13th street is a good deal if you need a place to leave your car. It's also very close to Espagnola Way (good restaurants, though avoid Flame Cafe) and Lincoln St. (touristy area with shops and restaurants). Note that Collins St. is under heavy construction at the time that I write this, so parking on the street in front of the hotel is permitted only for a short duration. The rooms are very clean and the housekeeping crew is very diligent. The rooms appear to have been recently renovated but the walls are a bit thin... be prepared to hear some conversations at night if people are speaking loudly in an adjacent room. Leo and Karla at reception are really friendly-- don't be shy to ask them for help if you need something.

Note that a resort fee of $19+tx is added on top of the base fee for each night that you stay at the hotel. Weekend prices are definitely higher than weekdays. Breakfast is very simple (continental) but available free every morning. However, arrive early, as many people partake in this deal. WIFI is free but was down for 2 days upon our arrival. WIFI connection in the rooms is decent. The free daily water bottles, beach towels and in-room safe and fridge were nice bonuses. Don't forget your free welcome drink at the bar.

If you're looking for a good hotel away from the noise of Ocean Drive (one street away), this is the place. Despite the drab and hospital-like reception area and old, rickety elevator (not for the claustrophobic among us), its location is hard to beat and the price is in line with the lesser expensive boutique hotels in the area. Being within walking distance to bars and city nightlife, I'd likely stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay. Our location always makes us smile; we are glad that you enjoyed it too! Your location, parking and hotel tips are all much appreciated; we know future guests will be grateful. We are sorry for any inconvenience you encountered when the Wi-Fi was having trouble. We hope to see you again when you next visit South Beach.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were lucky to find The President. The prices dropped so low during the week,...we were in luck. Not being able to check in at our regular time as the previous people in the room opted for a late check out, the hotel took our luggage, gave us tags and towels and sent us on to the beach,...exactly what we wanted to do anyway. Their parking was a little confusing as the roads are torn up out front and we had to drop the car off around the corner, "somewhere" , so I circled a few times trying to find their Valet park. Their parking sign was facing the wrong direction on 14th, so no wonder I could not find the place to leave the car. Expensive to park, we had no choice but to pay the high prices like everywhere else in Miami. But the hotel was very cheap in price so,... The beach was very close with the hotel backing on others facing the beach. We enjoyed our time, ,..and hour and a half and came back. Our room ready,.. thank god! an elevator for once!! The carpets and halls a bit old, we were happy to see our room very modern, two beds instead of a KIng we pushed them together,..too bad they were not even close to the same height. One bed, unbelievably creaky! Too tired to care and wanting to go out, the shower was sort of re done and very cool. The room itself was neat with good views and funky finishes still hiding the old finish behind cracked and unfinished paint,..for the price, I was very OK with it. There was a safe, plenty room to hang clothes, a decent fridge that wasn't turned on but we did and it was fine, and a good TV . Very close to everything walking, we had a decent eveing strolling about the streets,... or at least running at time as there were a few nuts North and East of us on Collins and Washington. A great dinner behind the hotel on Ocean Bld, there is only so much action we can run from, we retired to our room and slept separately.
In the morn, a decent continental breakfast, fresh orange juice and I was very happy to see a very good fruit cocktail bowl full of grapes, pineapple oranges etc,...... plenty of food and coffee to go around, take onto their front patio.
All and all, cheapest stay in the area, best stay for the value and great location. Old and creaky (espeically the elevator) with some nice finishes, decent staff, quick Valet park when needed, I will be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
We are thrilled that you felt our location and rates were great! We love South Beach; it always makes us smile! We are very sorry for any inconvenience you encountered due to the beds in your room. Your optimistic attitude is appreciated and very refreshing, thank you. We will take all your comments into careful consideration. We are always working to improve, and you feedback is invaluable. We can’t wait to see you again.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Reasonably priced hotel just one block from Ocean Drive! Creatively decorated rooms hide behind the somewhat stale entry. Great service from the desk, bar and in particular, Leo who helped us with our bags making our short, overnight stay memorable with his kindness!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thank you for your great praise of Leo; we will be sure to pass on your compliments to him. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Having read many reviews I chose The President based on location and cleanliness. We booked a penthouse suite on the top floor (the hotel consists of four floors) which included beach towels, continental breakfast, complimentary water, a safe, mini fridge, WiFi, TV and a welcome drink. The room was basic but clean and spacious; the shower was more of a wet room with a curtain but it served its purpose. Staff are friendly and helpful, particularly the doorman, but the lobby isn't the most welcoming as there is a strong stench of damp. Breakfast is sub standard and is unfortunately not managed as well as it could be.

The main plus for this hotel is its location - it is within easy reach of Espanola Way and Lincoln Rd. If you need to go to Downtown Miami and/or the American Airlines arena/Port of Miami take bus C from Washington Ave (first left off Espanola Way. Cross the road and the bus stop is in front of a foreign exchange). This hotel is fine for a few days but if you are in Miami any longer, I would advise to look elsewhere. Watch out for the resort fee upon checkout.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
We are always happy when guests love our location as much as we do, thank you! It is great to hear that your room, amenities, cleanliness, location and breakfast all met your expectations. We are very sorry that our breakfast and lobby were not as satisfactory. Your honest review is greatly appreciated. We are always striving to improve, and your comments help us reach that goal. We are sorry if you felt at all surprised by the resort fee. It should be clearly visible on all booking sites directly under the nightly room rate. The fee is what enables us to offer the welcome drinks, Wi-Fi, beach towels, breakfast, local calls, in room safe and more. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Address: 1423 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #89 of 200 hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The President Hotel - Miami Beach 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The President Hotel is located directly on Collins Avenue, minutes away from the famed pedestrian shopping and entertainment center of Miami Beach, Lincoln Road, as well as a vast array of restaurants, cafes and other entertainment venues. Tastefully renovated in 2008, the 64 guest rooms are all different, each appointed with one wall entirely covered with a picture portraying green elements of nature and complemented by an accent decorative pattern in a stylish cut-out sequence. ... more   less 
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