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“Serene, Quiet & Desirable”
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Sea View Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Bal Harbour
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Quiet, well maintained and friendly staff. Great ocean view from restaurant. Excellent food and service. Mahogany bar. You may see one or more Washington elected officials here. Not a South Beach experience Great, safe location across street from Bal Harbour Shopes. Two blocks north of Surfside's Harding Ave, ( same as A1A-Collins Ave south bound lane) commercial district. A variety of good ethnic and American restaurants. Flannigan's here, also! If you want a quiet relaxing vacation in a warm tropical climate where you are near a great city with many options for entertaainment and yet you are making the choices on noise levels, this is the place. A gem!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Sea View Hotel o, Director of Sales at Sea View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2014

Dear ralpael,
Very glad to hear you had a great time while at The Sea View Hotel.
And yes, the location is great as well!!
We hope to see you again real soon.
Many regards,

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This has to be the best value in an otherwise incredibly high-priced section of Miami. Sea View is a beautifully-kept older resort with a fantastic private beach, ample pool, friendly service and a modest offering of restaurants. Yes, it's far-removed from the South Beach scene, but isn't that the whole point of Bal Harbour? I'd stay here again in a heartbeat, particularly at the off-season rate that I paid for three days.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank 4richer4poorer
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Sea View Hotel o, General Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2014

Dear 4richer4poorer,
Very pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself while at The Sea View Hotel!!
We appreciate your comments as they help make the hotel a better destination for our guests.
We hope to see you again real soon.
Regards

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Very good value hotel in the midst of a luxury and expensive district. Very clean rooms, comfy beds, we had 2 cloackrooms in our room! There is a coffee machine in the room, an iron and an ironboard. Breakfast was included and was quite good. The beach is awesome and feels very secluded. Very friendly and helping staff, especially concierge Rafael! You have to pay for sunbeds by the pool though, but we didn't use any, we just used beach towels, which were free of charge and hung out on the beach.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank justgalina
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Sea View Hotel o, Guest Relations Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2014

Dear justgalina,
Thank you much for your comments about our hotel. We appreciate your remarks as they help build the morale of the hotel staff thus reflecting on our guests. We welcome you back as soon as you are ready to come. We will leave the light on for you!
See you soon.
Many regards

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed here just as a tropical storm was approaching and now hope to return when the weather is better to really get the most out of its great beach location and poolside facilties. The hotel has a traditional feel, is really comfortable and clean and the pool plus outside bar look excellent. It backs onto the beach which sadly we could not use this time, but would be really convenient during good weather. Helpful staff, large, clean room.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sea View Hotel o, Guest Relations Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2014

Dear CaptainswifeCannes,
We welcome you back during the sunshine and blue skies. Very sorry you had to experience Miami in general during the stormy weather. The beaches are pristine here in Bal Harbour and if you like to walk or jog, this is the place for you. Our hikers path along the beach will not disappoint. You can be pampered out by the pool and have a nice lunch at the bar. Fine dining in the area or just relax at the local bars too. Choice is yours.
We hope to see you again soon.
All the best

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

The sea view at Bal Harbour is a perfect combination of a nice beach, location and price. The room was overlooking Collins ave, but far away from the street, it was big enough,full of light, had 2 walk ins, two queen beds, very comfortable.
The beach is very, very nice! It has a nice pool that I never used because the beach is right there.The cleaning became poor through our stay, at the beginning was all right but as we stayed 10 days, they just made the beds and a light cleaning that I had to call the maid and point out some dirt, but nothing very dramatic if you compare the price with the place. The breakfast is a bit of a dissapointment: eggs, bread, croissants and cereals. Jam and cheese. Period. No yogurts!!That part of the hotel needs refurnish... The carpet with old drawings and the old curtains, not nice at all. But...I would go back without hesitation. Two brigdes away from aventura mall, excellent sea, and Carpaccio to dine at Bal Harbour shopping mall just across the street.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Sea View Hotel o, Director of Sales at Sea View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2014

Dear littletheresa,
We thank you for your feedback as we always look for ways to improve our hotel. Our guests expect the best and we strive to deliver just that. Your feedback has been brought to the hotel management staff and ism in the process of being corrected. We are disappointed when we don't deliver 100% for our guest. We hope to see you again real soon and thank you for choosing our hotel.
Regards,

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

It´s a magnificent hotel. A building with lots of history, 63 years since it was build, but all the rooms have been totally refurbished in a modern style. Rooms are big, peaceful and quiet. Very good food and beverage quality and service.
Excellent location, right at front of Bal Harbour Shops and 10 min from Aventura Mall. Near several good restaurants.
Direct access to the beach. Beautiful oceanfront.
Next time you go to Miami, book the Sea View. I have been doing it for nearly 20 years !!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank AMontani
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Sea View Hotel o, Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2014

Dear AMontani ,
We thank you for your rave reviews of The Sea View Hotel. We strive to be the best and are pleased for the feedback as we always like to share with our staff that their hard work truly pays off.
We welcome you back always.
Regards,
Anthony Hill
Sales Manager

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

I've been in many hotels and never had to pay for pool chairs, especially by the 1/2 day. The pool area was nice, as long as you didn't mind the construction going on for the cabanas. The service left a lot to be desired, i felt, unless you had a male companion then you got a lot of attention. Did I tip? Yes I did!!! I traveled with my 2 Grandchildren. Breakfast was good and the only time our table was tended to was when the little oriental man was working. In the lobby, Rafael was the greatest, the others couldn't give us the time of day and when the did, the conversations were brief and short and not friendly. The room was kept fairly clean, yeahhh for housekeeping. The bathroom, very small, no shelfs for anything. We stayed 5 nights and wasn't aware of the 5th night free deal until I read it on the internet but I guess that's my Travel Agents error. Miami Tours were the greatest. Very informative, excellent drivers and very helpful going out of theie way to help us. I highly recommend them.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Carol D
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Sea View Hotel o, General Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2014

Dear Carol D,
We hope you had a nice time while visiting with us at The Sea View Hotel. We are currently in the final phases of our renovations with the installation of our new air conditioning system followed by the façade upgrade. We apologize if you weren't treated well enough by our staff as we have implemented new training to our staff. We hope you decide to give us another try real soon.
All the best,

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Additional Information about Sea View Hotel

Address: 9909 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154-1808
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Location: United States > Florida > Bal Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Bal Harbour
Price Range: $196 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sea View Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sea View Hotel is a deluxe European style, full service beachfront Hotel best known for its exceptional personalized service. The Hotel features spacious designers appointed newly renovated Guest rooms with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. An intimate private oasis of luxury with an awe inspiring landscape and breathtaking sunrise provides a personalized ambiance to our Guests whether sunning, swimming or jogging down the shoreline or beach jogging path at any time of the day.Located directly across from the World renowned Bal Harbour Shops. Equidistant(18 miles/30 minutes), from the Miami International Airport and the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. Within walking distance of fine shopping and dining, just minutes from South Beach, Aventura Mall, South Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Haulover beach and the Art Deco District, Downtown Miami and four superb PGA Championship golf courses ... more   less 
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Sea View Hotel Bal Harbour, Florida

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