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“A HIDDEN GEM...”
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Cadet Hotel
Ranked #74 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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“A HIDDEN GEM...”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

You MUST stay at this oasis of complete serenity, pleasure and elegance in the middle of the bustle of South Beach. I was utterly shocked when I entered The Cadet because I never would have suspected that for the price of stay I'd be wisked away to the European countryside and disappear into elegance and service bar none. The staff was SO accommodating and their kindness and generosity made it difficult for me to leave at the end of my stay. The rooms are quaint and sweet and the gardens are a heaven's retreat, but it is all the small touches of European savoir-faire that makes The Cadet so special...berries when you arrive, chocolates on my pillow, beautiful sundry in the bathroom, and polite, AND ESPECIALLY the generous staff who smile incessantly and anticipate your needs. I LOVED MY STAY and if you do not experience The Cadet then you are missing a gift.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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, Manager on Duty. at Cadet Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2012
Thank you very much for your feedback! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We work very hard to full fill all of our guests needs. Comments like this make our work worth and we will continue to improve our service. It was a pleasure to handle your accommodations and we hope to be able to do it again soon.

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We booked this after reading TA reviews and were very impressed. Great location and lovely hotel for a very affordable price. Really cannot fault it. A few minutes from the beach and shops. Very clean and comfortable room, small but beautiful outdoor areas. No pool but a large jacuzzi in a secluded outdoor area which is great to relax in. The hotel has a very friendly, local feel to it and the staff could not do more to help. I would not hesitate in recommending this to other travellers on a medium budget. They even let us come back and use the facilities for the day while we were waiting for our late flight after a cruise! What service!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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CadetHotel, Manager at Cadet Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thank you for your kind and comprehensive review.
It was a pleasure to handle your accommodations and we hope to see you soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

This was my first stay in Miami with my girlfriend, the Cadet Hotel was excellent, small but clean & comfortable room, well furnished with comfortable large bed, superb staff who were very attentive & so helpful, the hotel is very well priced at $150 per night per room, a short walk to South Beach & well positioned for the cruise terminal. The large jacuzzi pool is an oasis of calm in a very hective resort, would thoroughly recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: Try & book room overlooking the courtyard jacuzzi
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gainesville, FL
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Could not have been happier. I booked for convention center meeting at last minute for much less $ than hotels on the meeting planner's list. While hotel was not on the beach, it was within 2 blocks of convention center and was wonderful to be able to walk back and forth without additional parking fee or waiting for bus transit. It was also short walk to Lincoln Road shopping.

Room was large-enough, bright, clean and very comfortable. Bath and plumbing were old fashioned but worked well. Staff was very pleasant.

Enjoyed coffee and breakfast or evening drink on adjacent covered porch, which was very nice (but little pricey). Additionally there is a small and charming restaurant. Food was unique with much care and attention to ingredients and presentation. Staff was very nice and helpful. (There is McDonalds and Pizza approximately 1 block away for families with children).

Parking is slightly less than ideal with lot ~ 1/2 block down the street.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Venice, Florida
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195 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Very friendly staff, fresh fruit in our room upon our arrival. Room was small, but very clean and comfortable. A/C very cold and unable to adjust ourselves. Was afraid if we said anything, it would be too warm, so just covered up and closed the fabric around the bed to stop the A/C from blowing directly on us. No elevator that I saw. Was not a problem for us, but please check into this if mobility is an issue. Mini fridge,iron,hair dryer in small closet. Nice turn down service. Very convenient to beach and Lincoln St. Parking was at a lot just across the street from the hotel for $25 a day. At checkout, was in a rush and decided to eat breakfast at the hotel, rather than try to find something in the area. DO NOT eat the breakfast offered, VERY overpriced. Walk the two blocks to Ocean Blvd where there are better choices. The whole breakfast scenario was total confusion and is the reason for not rating "excellent." Now that I have the "lay of the land", I would not stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank chs80
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2012

My husband & I stayed here for 3 nights and this is now our new favorite on south beach! We're huge fans of south beach and have stayed at a half dozen different hotels over the past year or so, and this is definitely the best hotel in the area for the price.

It's a cute little hotel perfectly located: 1 block from Lincoln and 2 blocks from the beach. Lots of personal little touches to the rooms: fruit at check-in, chocolates & bottled water in the fridge at night (yes there was a mini fridge), and personalized notes throughout our stay. The rooms are a bit small by typical American hotel chain standards, but it was plenty of space for my husband & I. We also had a rental car with us which we parked a few blocks up in the Lincoln Street garage. It was $20/day.

Overall, it was a perfect little hotel with a fantastic location and great prices for the area. We were afraid it was too good to be true prior to our arrival. Luckily we were wrong. I will never search for another hotel on south beach again, this is my new go-to hotel. I definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank daisyrow11
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London
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We liked this hotel very much and thought it offered good value for money and an excellent location: one block north of Lincoln (the pedestrian mall) and two blocks west of the public beach. The staff were very pleasant: from reception through to our departure after 2 nights (to get on a cruise ship). They had no problem with us staying around the small but enjoyable pool (with a couple of beers) after check-out time. Our room (a basic one) WAS a tad on the small side - but not very small (by European standards) and nicely furnished and very clean. We peeked into other rooms which were much bigger and some had a good view (ours had a view of a neighbouring building). However, we thought the price we paid was very reasonable indeed. Unlike some other guests, we heard no noise at all from inside or outside the hotel. We did need to have the a/c made a bit colder - and the maid was with us in 2 minutes to adjust it. Around the pool we met the owner - a medical doctor - and her husband - an art dealer and got the impression that they care very much for the quality and reputation of their hotel. We did not dine at the hotel (in fact we didn't know we could until late in our stay), but we did dine twice at 'OLA' just half a block north on James (1745 James) and enjoyed the atmosphere and excellent presentation and quality of food very much. We also liked Van Dyke on Lincoln (876 Lincoln, I think) where we had breakfast, lunch and quite a few drinks. It is a much calmer and 'grown-up' place than the many places on Collins where you are accosted by a someone handing out a menu leaflet every few feet. We think that it is a favorite for many of the 'locals'. We also appreciated the 25 cent round-trip bus serving the South Beach area and stopping at almost every street intersection.

Room Tip: Larger rooms are best - and the best have a view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cadet Hotel
Address: 1701 James Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#36 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#38 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#52 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#59 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cadet Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cadet Hotel is in the heart of South Beach at the Art Deco District. Its excellent location provides a relaxed atmosphere and historical surroundings. Conveniently located just between the Convention Center and the Beach, even the famous Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road are within walking distance. Guest rooms offer a tranquil and charming alternative for our guests. Rooms come equipped with all you need to make your stay a delectable one. ... more   less 
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