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“I will be back !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Marlin Hotel
Ranked #40 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“I will be back !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great boutique hotel.The staff are extremely welcoming and couldn't do enough to help in particular the hotel manager. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable and everything is worked with an I pad. The location is great walking distance from shops, beach, lincoln road etc. The only thing I could say was due to the restaurant being closed you were not able to have breakfast which would have been good as it is such a nice place to be. This was not a problem as there is so many places to go close by. I will definetly be back and recommend to family nd friends .

  • Stayed May 2014
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having stayed 3 times at the Marlin, the only complaint I have is that they just closed the restaurant and the bar, so you have to exit to get breakfast outside... The rooms are large and comfy, bathrooms so roomy and welcoming, your IPad will open the curtains, turn the room into a feast of soft colored lights, or just find that show you do not want to miss on a very large TV screen... The receptionist is a charming woman who always remembers your name. When you get all that, do you really need a pool? Go to the beach! Or go to work, like me, and enjoy staying there, in a king size bed with fine linen... I like the Marlin Hotel, I am a fan.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Francois L
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Ivoryton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a modern, trendy boutique hotel in the heart of South Beach. It is conveniently located with access to all that SoBe has to offer: beach, restaurants, shopping, and night life. Upon arrival, I was warmly greeted by the staff. (They also kept my driver's license safe after I had forgotten to retrieve it after check-in.) Once registered I was given an iPad and that's when my challenge began! Although I eventually learned the commands needed, it was a bit daunting for a tech-novice like myself. However, once mastered, the iPad controls are fun - you can change the lighting in the room and not just brightness; colors too! The shower is large and provides jets to every part of the body - you will be clean! The bed and pillows are very comfortable and the towels are soft. One thing - when I stayed at the hotel, there was construction on the streets right in front of the hotel. It doesn't impede walking and entering, but it was a bit noisy (although not in the room). Overall, I would definitely stay in this hotel, now that I have mastered the iPad controls!

Room Tip: While I cannot verify this, the rooms toward the back and away from street may be quieter. Also, the...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We've been to Miami Beach for just two nights on our Florida round trip. The Marlin Hotel was a real highlight. It's a wonderful small, modern design hotel just one block from the beach. The rooms are so awesome. There is a wonderful bath with an extremely large rainforest shower. The main room puts its focus on the 60" TV with external sound system. In front of the TV is a huge sofa where two people find enough space to chill. In front of the sofa there is a big desk to work on. With a bit space in between you find the big wonderful king bed. Everything is controlled by an ipad (curtons, light color schemes, entertainment system). If you are not searching a traditional large hotel complex but a cosy, trendy, young hotel with a gorgeous lady at the front desk also assisting with printouts you are right at the wonderful Marlin Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I was very impressed by the room (super modern, all controlled by an ipad, the mirror hides a tv, nice stuff in the fridge,...) and the housekeeping was perfect. But at our second night (friday) I was really annoyed.... Room neighbors were playing loud music all night long... A kind of a party... Also, no beach stuff... Except for some towels in a bag... Many hotels around offer chairs and umbrellas on the sand...

  • Stayed May 2014
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1 Thank Rodrigo321
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It is worth noting that the Marlin hotel accommodates a recording studio and last night I had a chance to have a front row bed to the ongoing recording. It went on until 5 am despite my complaining to the front desk during the middle of the night. The staff were very rude to me and asked what I wanted them to do about it despite the blaring sound coming from the first floor. The whole building vibrated to the sound of the bases. Paying over $300 for being prevented to sleep is not what I had in mind when I booked my room. A sound (ha ha ha) recommendation: Avoid this hotel like the plague!

Room Tip: Do not stay there, period.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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6 Thank Chris C
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Lingen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Hi everybody,
we are currently staying at the Marlin Hotel and it is 5:30 am. I am trying to sleep since 6 hours, but an R&B artist is making a "major recording" in the studio in the basement and we hear every bass drum. Aparently room 202 is directly above the speakers. There is nothing the hotel can do about that because "it's a different business" and a different room is not available. Please consider that before booking the hotel. By the way: 349 dollars for one night of not sleeping.

  • Stayed April 2014
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5 Thank Sabine198
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Property: The Marlin Hotel
Address: 1200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#26 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#28 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Marlin Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marlin Hotel is a considerate combination of history, architecture, modern luxury and style. The cozy and welcoming nature of the hotel coupled with its South Beach location makes it the ultimate destination for those seeking a luxurious beach getaway. Situated amidst the escapade that is South Beach, the hotel is the perfect oceanside hideaway. Guests are just steps away from white sand beaches as well as must-see shopping, dining and nightlife. The hotel has recently been completely renovated and has been committed to preserving the landmark art deco building's architectural dynasty, while providing guests with unparalleled elegance and gracious service. The guestrooms and suites are luxurious and spacious, ranging from 240 to 500 square-feet and redesigned to create a home away from home, heightened by the contemporary style, custom- designed furniture and fixtures, wood floors and serene color palate. The relaxing setting extends to the spa-like bathroom that includes a rainfall shower, unique glass-enclosed wet room and therapeutic pebble floor. Each room offers exquisite attention to detail, from the hand-selected pillows and rugs to the coastal-inspired artwork that is reminiscent of Miami's tropical surroundings. No two rooms are alike but all feature state-of-the-art amenities including a 55" LED TV with surround sound, fully stocked mini bar, luxury linens, custom spa bathrobes and slippers, and blackout drapes with remote control. The hotel also offers thoughtful amenities to ensure that each stay is nothing short of perfection, including a designated maid and turndown service, laundry and dry-cleaning, transportation, complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed wireless internet. The interior of the hotel exudes opulence, while still embodying the energy and style for which it has always been known. ... more   less 
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