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“Sweet and simple” 4 of 5 stars
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The President Hotel - Miami Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1423 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #116 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Sweet and simple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed here in July of 2013, and we actually booked the President for our trip this year... Until Andrew the attendant heard it was our anniversary and upgraded us to an ocean-view room at the Penguin, the sister hotel one block away.
Based on our previous stay, we can say the rooms are quite similar to the Penguin's: small and simple, but adequate. However, I liked the shower stalls better at the President, and the bathroom definitely had more space in general.
Breakfast was pretty good, and the bartender made great conversation in the evening. If you want to be in the Art Deco district but don't want the horrendous noise of the 6-10 St. area on the oceanfront, this is a great place to get a good night's sleep while still being close to everything that makes South Beach wonderful.
Not five-star quality, but those kinds of hotels in Miami Beach don't preserve the local style and flair like this one does.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, July 30, 2014
Hello Zebulon,
Happy Anniversary! We feel honored to be involved in making your celebration memorable. We appreciate your loyalty in returning to our hotel family two years in a row. We’re happy we could provide clean, comfortable accommodations, friendly service, and a good night’s sleep amidst all the excitement of South Beach. We especially love hearing that The President preserves “the local style and flair.” Yes! You get it. We strive to offer our guests more than just a place to rest; we hope to provide old, South Beach charm and a truly extraordinary experience. We would LOVE to see you again! Please return to us soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We booked a one night stay at The President Hotel and we really did enjoy it. Check in was quick and easy by the lovely Aneesa and the young guy she was training up. We ended up letting out daughters have the family room we originally booked and we booked the penthouse for a bit of peace and quite.
We bought the open top bus tour tickets from Estaban and we had an amazing introduction to Miami. The tour was an excellent way of getting to see as much as Miami as you can in such a short space of time.
Overall we had an excellent stay and will go back again, except this time with mosquito repellent. Thank you everyone for a wonderful stay

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, July 30, 2014
Hello Debi,
We’re thrilled to hear you had such a nice, albeit brief, time in our beautiful city. Thank you for choosing The President! Our dedicated team loves knowing they enhanced your experience, with friendly service and helpful recommendations. We’ll pass your praise on to Aneesa and Estaban; it’s sure to generate smiles! We’re glad you opted to take some extra space for a little peace and quiet. You deserve it! We hope you enjoyed our penthouse rooms and will think of us the next time you’re heading to Miami. We would love to see all of you again!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Martha definitely made our journey when proposing us the penthouse! The immaculate white gives an idea of the cleanliness!However missing of furnitures like an arm chair for example. Regarding Andrew I can say that he is very friendly and welcoming especially when you talk soccer with him! More than standard of the rooms the incredible staff made the difference for me!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, July 25, 2014
Hello Marie-Christine,
Thank you for such high words of praise for our dedicated team. We know they’re sure to make everyone’s day, especially Martha’s and Andrew’s. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our gorgeous penthouse and found it to be pristine. We’ll take your thoughtful suggestion about furnishing under careful consideration. Thank you! We hope we can welcome you back soon!
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Vechta, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a cheap place. The rooms are probably still okay but you can already see that a renovation is due rather sooner than later. The lobby and floors are more run down. What is really a bummer is a shady looking guy who is hanging out in the lobby all day and trying to sell you tours. On our last morning we also had some drunk people come in for breakfast who were quite annoying. Nobody of the hotel staff would actually do something about it.

Nevertheless, the location is quite good, which makes the overall stay still acceptable. I am pretty sure that you will be able to find a nicer location for just a little more money.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Hello MXiaoXiao,
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us identify issues that need to be addressed or improved. We’re sorry you weren’t impressed with the condition of our art deco interior. We also sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced due to other guests. Being approached in our lobby by an outside individual, selling tours or otherwise, is a truly unusual occurrence. The safety and comfort of our guests is top priority. We welcome you to contact us at vsuperno@penguinhotel.com to discuss your experience further. We’re thrilled you enjoyed our great location though and truly hope you return. We’d love the opportunity to win you over!
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I came back to visit South Beach for the second summer in a row. The staff at the President hotel is very polite and accommodating, we felt most welcomed. We chose this place for the trendy look of the rooms and the location between nightlife and the beach. It was a little rough to keep track of our fresh and worn belongings during our stay as there was no drawer space provided. This is one detailed we overlooked when we booked.

During our stay the room service was hard to predict as the crew would be in the hallway in the late morning through the afternoon but it seemed that we were skipped a few days. We managed and it was no big deal to us, but something that may concern others.

The continental breakfast was very barebones, although we did not try the breakfast items from their menu.

Overall, it's a beautiful city. We came back for the beach experience, the shopping and food. Our intent was not to spend our vacation time indoors and this place served our need at a price we were content paying. The President delivered for the most part what we ordered.

Stayed July 2014
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Hello Blackhawks,
We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We love hearing that you felt “most welcomed” by our friendly team and chose us for our fantastic location and beautifully designed rooms. Thank you for all the feedback. We will take your ideas about providing more space for clothing under careful consideration and examine our housekeeping schedule, to ensure every occupied room is attended to. We also apologize that our complimentary breakfast, consisting of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk, cereal, orange juice, toast, butter, jelly, cheese, assorted pastries, fresh cut fruit, oatmeal and yogurt, did not meet your expectations. We are thrilled you enjoyed your overall experience with us though and hope you consider The President for your next trip to our exquisite city!
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Antalya, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is very close to Ocean Drive. Nice location . 150 meter walk and you are in ocean drive and in real ocean ! There is valet parking ( $ 30 a day ) on the adjacent corner. Customer relation of valet guys was nice and quick. Also there are closed parking lots in 500 meters. Front office people are very nice and helpful. Thanks to them. Hotel's elevator is very small ( 3 person ) and slow. Also the bed in our room was very squeaky. You are afraid to turn in bed. Lol. Other than these, we felt safe and secure in this hotel. I'd stay again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Hello Lev011,
We appreciate such a thoughtful review. We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed our great, convenient location. Thank you for sharing some helpful parking tips with future guests. We apologize that the speed of our elevator didn’t meet your expectations and that you found your bed to be squeaky. Providing a wonderful, comfortable experience is very important to us. We’ll look into both those issues. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. We’re very happy you felt “safe and secure” with us though. That’s so important. Our dedicated team truly appreciates your thanks and hopes you return for another memorable stay soon!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Most hotels of similar size in South beach offer similar prices. What makes me like President hotel better is the rooms are much cleaner and updated. Besides personnel is always very nice. I had stayed in at least 3 other hotels in the area (between 8th and 15th str, either Ocean dr or Collins ave) and this is by far the best ratio. Try their suite with round bed and balcony if you wish. They usually hook you up with a free cocktail once per stay. It could be too loud too late around spring brakes, but I can't say differently for any part of South Beach

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jenny K, Guest Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Hello Dalexiev,
Your 5-star review made our day! We have to agree with your evaluation of The President. We love our exciting location and beautifully designed space. Our dedicated team members aim to ensure all our rooms are clean and comfortable. Exceeding our guests’ expectations with quality, comfort, reasonable rates and those little extras (like those delicious cocktails) is our goal. We hope you fell in love with our Penthouse Terraced Suite, its beautiful city view, and unique bed. Next time you’re in South Beach, please come stay another night with us!
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Address: 1423 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The President Hotel - Miami Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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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