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Hotel Astor by SB Hotels

956 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5016
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#125 of 240 hotels in Miami Beach
A Classic Art deco True Boutique Hotel located in the heart of Miami beach. Original 1936 Vitrolite panels light the entrance to this Art Deco jewel in the heart of South Beach. Famous and well known by the locals the Hotel Astor The 42-room hotel has been completely redecorated in March 2016 bringing back the glamorous Miami Beach days of the 40's and 50's. Classic deco features mixed in with modern features colors and design. More simple but with a true soul unlike its flashier competitors. The expansive lobby has a terrazzo floor and dramatic lighting reminiscent of Hollywood glamour. The average size rooms 325SQFT and all the amenities and services of what is expected from a deluxe hotel. Ensuite bathrooms, laptop size room safes , minibar, top of the range linen and towels. The Terrace bar is another meeting point for the hotel. The location of the hotel is second to none , 2 blocks from the beach surrounded by shops , restaurants and miami beach famous nightclubs.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Baggage storage
Paid private parking nearby
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Art Deco Style
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Pat G wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada7 contributions14 helpful votes
This was supposed to be a girls vacation. We arrived on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The elevators were not working and we were assigned a room on the third floor (difficult to get up the stairs with large luggage) that had dust bunnies (it had not been vacuumed for some time). The staff was very patient with us and willingly showed us a second room that had a very musty smell - it must have had smokers in there as well. The staff again showed us a third room which was next door to the generators and we could not hear each other talk. We had already paid for our resort fees but did not want to stay here anymore. We asked for our money back as we were going to leave. We were told that we could not get our money back/nor the resort fees. The staff offered us to go to another hotel they owned. We had to pack all our belongings into a cab and head to the Harrison Hotel. We arranged with another kind staff, Beverley, to have her send an e-mail with our concerns. We waited a few days and I kept sending follow-up e-mails and finally a meeting was set up with the Manager Claudia Gordillo, who promised us a return of resort fees and a 15% discount. After following up, only the resort fees were returned to us.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
3 Helpful votes
Bodrum88 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom25 contributions31 helpful votes
Short two night stay on the way home from visiting Cancun. Was looking forward to our stay but completely disappointed as on arrival we were told the elevator wasn’t working and although booked a twin bedded room was given a double on the third floor! Bathroom towels torn, toilet bowl not flushing or filling properly. Staff not helpful or interested at all. We changed rooms for our second night and found out that the elevator hadn’t been working for over a month! :-( Would not recommend this place at all unless you pay a very cheap rate!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
3 Helpful votes
pltrainers wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in south beach for two weeks and booked various nights in different hotels. Have to say that this hotel has the biggest rooms ever. Extremely helpful and personal staff. The hotel is going through a change of ownership and has the potential to be fantastic as it was in the early nineties. From the time we arrived, Claudia, Annabel and Alberto were amazing, so helpful. Although some areas of the hotel need attention which we were told from the time of booking, our experience here with the staff was the best we had on south beach. Old style Art Deco big fabulous sized rooms. On leaving did a cruise we were welcomed back to store our luggage post cruise for a few hours only which was perfect. They didn’t nee to do this, very customer focused indeed. This place is excellent if you want to be a few blocks ( 5 - 10) mins walk from the main strip of ocean drive. Very quiet and nice small breakfast a bonus. The lady at breakfast was just lovely too. The pool area is ok but best to hit the beach, it needs a little work which the hotel are currently acting on but great to sit outside for breakfast. Book this place if you want an excellent location, don’t mind walking 5 mins to beach ( towels provided) and enjoy friendly and very helpful staff. Thank you Claudia, Annabel and Alberto - a really lovely stay !! We will be back. Colin & Darren (UK)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Yamalia H wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I'm extremely disappointed that I stayed at this hotel. My husband tried to call Priceline to get a refund, but they said it was to late because we checked in. This hotel did not have the basic amenities promised on their website. For example, free parking. Parking is not FREE! You have to do valet parking and its $40. Half of the stuff advertised is false. When I went to my room, we did not have any heat. It was 40 degrees outside and the a.c. was on high. When I called the front desk to have someone come fix it, the rep said the guy who fixes things left for the day. It was like 4pm in the afternoon, and theres no one there to fix anything if something breaks down. Then there was no toilet paper at all in the room. The rep who hardly spoke english gave us another room on another floor. Found out that the elevator did not work, and when I got to the new room that she gave us, I found out that they dont provide cable. So my husband and I had no working t.v.. Basically the hotel does not provide heat, cable, toilet paper, free parking and restaurant. The rep at the front desk told me that I should of brought a laptop, because they at least offer wifi. The only good thing I can say about the hotel is that the mattress is comfortable and the location is good. That's it! This hotel was rated as a 3.5 star hotel, but it's really a 2 star hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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theresa s wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Had an absoulutely infuriating stay at this hotel. We got transfered from another SB hotel that had to shut down. We got a room where the airconditon wasn’t cooling. So the room was 80 degrees :( The hotel then told us they had fixed it.. they hadn’t. They told us we’d get a new room, we didn’t get it untill 9pm -After waiting around for hours, not exacly how we wanted to spend our time. Elevator was broken. There was no wifi. When we asked for new batteries for our remote, we were told that they didn’t have any because everything was brand new... that must be with the exeption of the batteries... also the heavily stained carpets all over is worn out hotel. So no T.V either! Pick another hotel!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: no wifi, not handicap friendly, noisy aircondion
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$116 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Astor by SB Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
Nearby attractions include South Beach (0.1 miles), Ocean Drive (0.2 miles), and Salsa Mia (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include il Pastaiolo, Mama's Tacos, and Havana Vieja South Beach.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Astor by SB Hotels located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Miami Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Astor by SB Hotels?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (3.5 miles), The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater (0.8 miles), and Art Deco Historic District (0.2 miles).