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“Friendly staff in a beautiful location with a lot to do in the area.” 5 of 5 stars
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Solara Surfside Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8801 Collins Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Surfside
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Friendly staff in a beautiful location with a lot to do in the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at Solara Surfside Resort on our spring break vacation. It is a small resort with one heated swimming pool, a hot tub, shuffle board and beach volley ball. It is located on a really nice beach. I like the added touch with BBQ's outside.
The resort is decorated really nice and the rooms are a decent size. We stayed in a one bedroom with a pullout couch and we had plenty enough room. There is also a full size fridge, stove, dishwasher ect. The washing machines are located on every other level and they are free.
We found the resort to be very clean and all the staff were really friendly and helpful. Solara Surfside has little extra perks like free coffee in the mornings and a couple of days where they have free coffee and cookies in the afternoon. The only thing you will have to pay for is the valet parking which is $ 6.00 a day for Blue Green owners and $ 12.00 a day if you are not a owner. We had a wonderful vacation and we hope to come back to this resort next spring break.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Lillington, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was our third time at Solara Surfside and as in the past it was a Great time. We were there Febuary 27 - March 4, 2013. As always the staff so accomodating and helpful. We actually stayed in 2 units, a one-bedroom deluxe and a one-bedroom standard. Both units were great for a couple but the one-bedroom deluxe could have held a family it was so large. Everything was perfect. I can't say enough about this place. We love the location out of the hustle and bustle of South Beach but close enough you can catch a bus so easy and be there in no time. The bus will let you off right back at Solara. I highly recommend this resort to anyone.

Room Tip: 308 One-bedroom deluxe and 608 One-bedroom standard both great rooms with a balcony.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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North Carolina
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great Bech access, pool temp was great for December, Hottub was wonderful. The Front Desk staff as well as the Vallet were supurb. The building itself is dated, but has been well maintained and properly updated. The only downfall was not having a balcony. Being ocean front a Building, you want a balcony. That is my only downfall of the place... But enough to make it just an average place to stay.

Room Tip: Get the 2 Bedroom suite, it has a balcony.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Longmont, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed as a family of 5 over Thanksgiving break. We had a two bedroom suite with a pullout sofa couch that was plenty big enough for us. The carpet was dated and old, but overall it was pretty clean. The kids loved the pool and you are a 2 minute walk to the ocean. I loved the waves, but beware of rip tides - a little sketchy for the kids as it did feel very "pully". We took the bus down to South Beach (15 minute ride) for about $20 RT - way better than driving and trying to park. Overall it was a nice place and location. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Great place for laid back Miami Beach vacation, wonderful beach access, courtious parking attendants, the rooms have wonderful bay views, ocean views. Comfortable furniture. All the necessary kitchen needs. Well appointed. Will return

Room Tip: Ask for upper room, front corner. One bedroom has very large living area with sofa bed, easily large...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My family and I visited the Solara for the first time in November 2012. This place was AWESOME! the staff were great, the room was great, and the beaches were to die for. Lots of shopping in walking distance which made it so much easier. I recommend this place to everyone! I can't wait to stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

My husband and I stayed here with our 4 month old daughter while in town visiting my in-laws. We had a junior 1 bdrm apartment (was largely a studio apt but had a folding wall that could separate the bedroom from the living area). It was small but comfortable. It was nice to have the full amenities of an apt with kitchen and bath, etc. But the carpet was very dirty. We took a tour and saw some of the large/deluxe 2 bdrm apts and those, of course, were beautiful. However, our accommodations were just mediocre. Free laundry was great and much appreciated. And the staff were all very friendly and helpful during our stay. There is a fun little game room where kids (or adult kids, like us) can play video games, board games, and make crafts, etc. It's a nice little place.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8801 Collins Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154
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Location: United States > Florida > Surfside
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Surfside
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Hotel Class:3 star — Solara Surfside Resort 3*
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