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“Worst Concierge possible” 2 of 5 bubbles
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South Beach Plaza Villas
Ranked #15 of 29 Miami Beach B&B and Inns
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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180 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Worst Concierge possible”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

The worst were the two guys, that call themselves Concierge's. Very low level people, that always try to flirt with female guests and they make stupid comments if someone books any activities through other agencies. The Hotel management should really observe if this 2 guys are not giving the hotel a bad reputation. several (younger) women complained.
The best of the hotel is its complimentary breakfast.

Room Tip: if possible courtside, the rooms to the street are very noisy
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here on a mini vacation for our anniversary. The rooms and bathroom was VERY small. I will say that it was extremely CLEAN!! We stayed during the Olympics and wanted to catch some of the events on tv. Needless to say, the tv reception was terrible! In this day and age there is no excuse for not having a crystal clear picture. There were a couple of other items that bothered us...namely the A/C. It only had one fan setting which was high. No matter what setting you put it on...it still blew very high and was noisy. The shower curtain was too short and caused the floor to get wet when taking a shower. The other thing that needs to be updated are the pillows. My neck is still hurting. The front desk clerk, Jeribeth, was very nice and accommodating. We would probably stay there again due to the cleanliness of the room and the location. Right in the heart of South Beach. Don't waste money on Valet parking..there is a parking garage just a block from the hotel.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Short Hills, NJ
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Based on the internet description (breakfast, bathrobes!) I expected a place with a bed and breakfast feel. Did not happen. Our room was in a courtyard and up a steep outdoor staircase. The room had a bed, a night table, a tv with a few channels and that was it. There were no drawers so we had to live out of the suitcase. I have never before been in a hotel room without furniture. There were also no bathrobes. The breakfast had signs warning to take only one of each item. The wifi was out the entire time we were there (5 nights). On Friday night, they attracted a large crowd of rowdy drinkers which we had to pass in order to get in and out of our room. We did not feel safe. It is only 1 block from a beautiful beach and close to Lincoln Road shopping and restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great location. Clean room, light continental breakfast and available valet parking for a fee. One block from the beach and ocean avenue. Great shopping on Collins avenue. Older building so I was alitte concerned on the 3 person elevator limit but would definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

One of the good things of this hotel is the location as is in the heart of South Beach at the 14th st, you get breakfast included and a glass of wine on a daily basis. It has WiFi that you can use free of charge. The personnel is very friendly and helpful, as many other hotels this is also art deco, don't expect to get a brand new hotel, however the rooms are renewed. You can have also by night a a hookah at the Bar or the terrace. We enjoyed our stay and passed a very good time.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

I stayed there for three nights during a business trip in Miami, hoping to enjoy a little sun after my days of work.

On the bright side, the location is obviously pretty good (1 block from the beach & ocean drive, plenty of restaurants and bars in the area), and the prices are competitive (i.e $90 per night) with internet and breakfast included.

The rooms are OK, nothing more.
The whole room looked tired, but it was still OK in terms of comfort. Based on the number of people I saw complaining about their room at front desk, I guess I was lucky.
Internet worked fine (whenever we had electricity at least).
There was air conditioning and cable TV in mine. There were indeed plenty of cables going from the floor to the TV :)
The A/C unit is on the window, so it makes the room noisier as the window is actually open; luckily, the A/C itself covers street noise, so only other guests can be bothersome if you're trying to sleep.

The yard around which most rooms are located is actually the terrace of a bar / restaurant, so it might become extremely noisy during summer months.
Most of your neighbors will be people staying in South Beach for some hard partying. If you don't plan on sleeping too much either, you'll be fine.

Breakfast is not good; a choice of a bagel, muffins, yogurts, apples, coffee and juice. Nothing seemed or tasted very fresh. There's very little room to sit in the breakfast area, and you usually have to queue quite a bit.

Valet parking is $25 + tax per night - make sure you call ahead when you need you car, as it takes them over 10 minutes to have it ready. I don't know where the parking lot is, but it is not covered for sure: I got my car back covered in bird feces.

The people at front desk weren't very nice as I checked in, checked out, or whenever I needed anything; they even turned out to be pretty dishonest - I won't get into too much details here.

If you don't expect more from a hotel than a bed and all you're going to do is go to the beach & hit the bars, then the place can be fine for you -just like 90% of the hotels around there!
Otherwise, and especially for a business stay, I would recommend to spend a little more and find a more decent place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Scandinavia
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24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Depressive place.. I travel quite frequently to Miami, and have stayed at many different hotels.. This one was not pleasant. Front desk staff, was unfriendly and unprofessional (Jose).
The place is "dead". Seem to be mostly old people staying here ..

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: South Beach Plaza Villas
Address: 1411 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4103
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — South Beach Plaza Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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