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Design Suites Miami Beach

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5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Formerly Design Suites at Castle Beach)
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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pro(s): Beach on site Friendly Environment Free Wifi Kitchen Great Location (hotel is near a shopping center) Con(s): No coolers allowed in pool deck Extra fees if you make any sound after 10 pm 200 dollar deposit and 20 dollar fee for each day Small TV No umbrellas on pool/beach available No chairs on beach Bathroom near the pool deck... More 

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review of your Design Suites Miami Beach experience. We’re pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope you’ll plan a return visit soon. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach More 

Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a week in this beach front hotel, not pretentious, just good basic fair. Very helpful reception staff, quick check in. We paid an additional $150.00 for valet parking, room service, and housekeeping , but it was worth the extra. We had a self catering , sea view room. Very clean, excellent housekeeping , with new sheets as requested... More 

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review of your Design Suites Miami Beach experience. We’re pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and hope you’ll plan a return visit soon. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

no hospitality, lacking in customer service skills. Bathrooms were backed up, and the bathrooms in the pool area where disgusting. Very dirty and they don't have a bell hop, not very handicap friendly either.

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1 Thank Elizabeth P
Facundo Y, Public Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Greetings Elizabeth We thank you for sharing your feedback and regret to learn that your experience was less than you anticipated. Our housekeeping team takes great pride in ensuring that each suite is ready to welcome an arriving guests and we are sorry to learn that you felt yours was not properly prepared. We have reviewed this feedback with our... More 

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swansea uk
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16 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a deluxe suite with ocean view for 2 nights.Well I'd hate to think what the standard rooms are like because our room was in a terrible state of disrepair.The photos on the website are so misleading it's embarrassing,our deluxe room had cracked floor tiles,mould on the ceilings,kitchen units falling apart,balcony door lock was smashed off,they had painted over... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Greetings megollySwanseaUk, Thank you for sharing your feedback, which we always appreciate. As you highlighted our hotel sits on the beach and our location is ideal for those who wish to walk out the door and run their toes through the sand. We regret to learn that you were disappointed with your guest room. Being a condo hotel, each room... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Front desk a joke, security at door was about 3 red flag. Phone call prior to arriving was first red flag. Dirty rooms, run down and broken. Air did not work in room. Toilet not bolted to floor. Lights not working. Pool closes at 8pm seriously after you pay a resort fee and wear a wristband. Waited to check in... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Greetings dragonslayer1200, Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to learn that you left feeling disappointed. In running a resort, we understand that each guest would have different preferences from the time the pool closes to the manner in which the towels are distributed to guests. We appreciate you might have managed these items differently, and regret if... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is very nice place very quite but very near to beach and happening places. Make a plan to take a walk in evening. Very nice view from sidewalk. The staff is very helpful. If you are reaching late please do carry food and water. Do plan to reach before midnight or inform them if you are getting late.

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Management_Team_365, Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Dear Kapil W, Design Suites Miami Beach is the best of both worlds: a calm and relaxing respite of North Beach, yet just a short drive from South Beach and all the activity that occurs there. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for highlighting the hospitality of our amazing team. It was a treat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love our stay here! We reserved the rooms which have the view of the main road, did not expect this to be but it was great views, we watched all the people passed by, we were also able to see water passages. There is a nice bar in the pool. Beautiful walk to the beach!

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Thank leesahDanny
Management_Team_365, Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Greetings LeesahDanny, We're thrilled to learn that your family visit was such a great hit and we thank you for sharing your review. While most people desire a view of the ocean, we think the city views with the Bay are actually best with the twinkling lights at nightfall. As you highlighted, the people-watching is also fantastic, and the beach... More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I booked this hotel based on the rate and location alone. I understand rates on Miami Beach can be expensive, and I knew South Beach would be out of my price range. With that said...I stayed mid/north beach last year and really liked the location. Unfortunately, this condo tower was not great at all. The pictures are deceiving, the rooms... More 

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Management_Team_365, Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Dear Bramwatt, We always appreciate feedback at Design Suites Miami Beach and we thank you for sharing yours. While we are delighted to learn you are a fan of Mid and North Beach, we are sorry to read that your room fell short of perfect. We apologize for the remote and clock not working and can assure you that this... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We arrived at midnight and there was a long line for valet. Thank God we used uber instead. Several hotel operators are in this building: 7 to be exact according to the lady who checked us in. The room was clean, better than I expected actually. Pros: Location. It's very close to the beach Cons: They ran out of beach... More 

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Thank Aurora M
Management_Team_365, Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Greetings Aurora, Everything is at your doorstep in Miami Beach, where cars can be left behind. It's a pleasure to receive your review and we thank you for sharing. It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our central location and we apologize for any shortcomings you may have experienced. We appreciate your comments and tips for other travelers and... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Really disappointing stay. The only good things were the ocean view and access to the beach. Also the RikiTiki pool bar was great, really good service and reasonable prices, but its not actually part of the hotel, so cant charge to the room. Location is average, its too far to walk to any restaurants and shops. No self parking available,... More 

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Thank dannels
Management_Team_365, Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Dear Dannels, Greetings from North Miami Beach! We appreciate guests sharing feedback through online reviews and thank you for leaving yours. While we're thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the beach, we are sorry to learn that you felt we fell short in other areas. We understand the valet wait can be 10 to 20 minutes at times and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Design Suites Miami Beach, a beachfront property, is a selected group of condos on the emblematic Castle Beach Club -formerly The Playboy Hotel-. It has direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool and sun deck, fitness center, restaurant, pool bar, a grocery store in site, vending machines, laundry, dry cleaner, and Russian and Turkish bath. Guests can relax over the lounge chairs by the pool, with Wi-Fi access. All condos at Design Suites Miami Beach, feature a flat screen TV with cable channels, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi or cable access (free), safe box (free), kitchenette or full kitchen, daily cleaning and Free Valet parking. Only a 10 minutes' drive from South Beach and Bar Harbor, and 20 minutes from MIA International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Design Suites Miami Beach

Address: 5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Formerly Design Suites at Castle Beach)
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $114 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Design Suites Miami Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Design Suites At Castle Beach Hotel Miami Beach
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#41 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#104 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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