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Sanctuary South Beach

1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508
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#154 of 241 hotels in Miami Beach
Sanctuary Hotel is in an ideal South Beach setting for those who want to be away from it all but in the middle of it all. Our four star boutique hotel is located steps away from Collins Avenue, the Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach Convention Center, New World Symphony, Washington Ave., And Ocean Drive. Whether your trip is business or leisure our knowledgeable staffs will guide your South Beach experience and make sure that exceptional service is unlike any other Miami Beach Hotel.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Business Center with Internet Access
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Flatscreen TV
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Tia C wrote a review Jun 2018
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Do not stay here...EVER... unless you enjoy being scammed. A group of friends and I thought we rented a 3 bedroom apartment that slept 6. What we actually got was a studio apartment that had no doors; a partition to separate the 1st 2 "bedrooms" that didn't have room for the beds or suitcases or people for that matter; the 3rd bedroom had half of a curtain to have some sort of privacy. The patio door in the 3rd bedroom didn't lock and only had a rotten wooden bar to keep the door closed. The bathroom was moldy and had cobwebs everywhere. The shower handle was missing, the fan didn't work, you can see into the bathroom from the 3rd bedroom and the sink was clogged and the faucet handle was broken. The owners kept adding additional charges leading up to check-in. We were charged an additional $800 2 days before flying in and they threatened to cancel the reservation if we didn't pay. The owners did NOT replenish any service items like coffee, toilet paper, paper towels. Whatever we used up had to be replenished on our own. This was completely disgusting and had buckling ceilings with water stains. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!! Oh and there is no pool or any other amenities as advertised!!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Look for other accomdations
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Anthony W wrote a review Jun 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
This has undoubtedly the worse hotel experience of my life. The room was advertised as a three bedroom, but it was just three areas separated by partitions with just enough room to fit in the beds. There were NO DOORS. The best thing this place had for a door was a thin curtain that didn't even cover the whole entrance. In other words, ZERO PRIVACY. We had to change in the bathroom the whole time. Speaking of the bathroom, the fan did not work, the shower had NO HANDLE to turn it on (we had to twist the little piece in the middle that the handle should have been attached to), there was mold everywhere, and worst of all, the bathroom had huge windows! Sure they were frosted over for opaqueness, but if someone gets undressed under the light, everyone in the room behind them can pretty much still see everything!! So yeah, even less privacy than previously mentioned. This room was uncomfortably cramped! There was barely any room to walk. The room wasn't even clean. And to make matters worse, the cleaning/room maintenance crew was abysmal! They frequently provided us with unclean sheets to us for the beds, they would not fix the broken shower handle for us, and they refused to provide us with toilet paper! Yes....WE HAD TO BUY OUR OWN TOILET PAPER!!! Also, this place claims to have a pool, but when we go up to the third floor to see the pool, the ENTIRE FLOOR LOOKS LIKE AN ABANDONED GARBAGE DUMP. Remains from parties from months if not years ago still sitting out, trash everywhere, everything is dirty and the pool was covered up and unusable. We were told by the owners that we needed to go to a nearby hotel to use their pool, but even when we did that, the pool was under construction!! As if this wasn't bad enough, they owners basically extorted us out of our money. Even though the room had six beds, and we were bringing five people, they rose our rate for the stay by almost $800!!!!!!! They claimed that it was for cleaning costs for having so many people in the room at once, BUT THEY RARELY DID ANYTHING RELATED TO CLEANING, and again, WE HAD TO BUY OUR OWN TOILET PAPER!!! What was our extra $800 going to!? So let's see: Extortion Laziness Dirtiness Crowdedness Piss-poor maintenance I honestly can't think of a positive thing about this room. Avoid at all cost!!!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: None of them.
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R7706VLmichaelp wrote a review May 2018
Newport2 contributions1 helpful vote
Total scam from the minute I sent money to book it.american vacation who it was booked through is absolutely useless. The room is in vacant building that smells of mold.was nothing like the pictures and absolutely no access to rooftop pool next door.nikki the contact person doesn't answerthe phone.only did when I said I was gonna call the police about fraud.i don't know how they get away with this and taking people's money.never again if you see the ad then definitely ignore it . absolutely TOTAL SCAM.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
Christiane d wrote a review Feb 2018
Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Warning to anyone thinking of booking a studio in this complex. This place is a total disgrace, abandoned, derelict and dirty...The photos are misleading and do not reflect the reality. No reception area, carpets mouldy, shower dirty, pool in another hotel. This was a family holiday of a lifetime. THIS PLACE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN..
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
belsonr wrote a review Aug 2017
1 contribution
It was a good time, the skyloft allowed me and my girlfriend to have our own privacy. The only problem was the breakfast, the waffle maker did not work and had residue from other guests using it. But other than that it was fine.
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Date of stay: October 2016
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctuary South Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Sanctuary South Beach?
Nearby attractions include South Beach Room Escape (0.2 miles), New World Symphony (0.2 miles), and Art Basel (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanctuary South Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sanctuary South Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sanctuary South Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sanctuary South Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cleo, Katsuya by Starck, and Full Bloom Vegan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sanctuary South Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sanctuary South Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Miami Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Sanctuary South Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (3.8 miles), The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater (0.1 miles), and Art Deco Historic District (0.9 miles).
Is Sanctuary South Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.