At first, we were disappointed by the tiny room size, kind of shabby room carpet, and the miserable trickle of a hot shower. But then we were won over by the positives: great location near fabulous restaurants, bars, and shopping; nice pool; excellent beach. The service at the pool and beach was great--the staff gets you seat covers, towels, free sunscreen, and sets you up where you want to sit. They rove around to take food and drink orders at your whim. A note about the room size: when we asked at the front desk if we could get a bigger room, we were informed that since it's an Art Deco hotel, they weren't allowed to blow out any walls when they redid it, so the rooms (other than suites) are all the same small size. Interesting. Another positive: the concierge gave us a fantastic rec for a Cuban restaurant nearby to save us a trip (sitting in traffic forever) to Little Havana: Bella Cuba. Be prepared to spend an extra $20/day for the resort fee--we were a little surprised by that, but thought it was worth it for the beach service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There's no need to daydream. Your stay at the beachfront Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach places you in the core of South Beach life. Ocean views, sparkling pool, and swaying palm trees. Direct beach access and easy, warm hospitality. Surfcomber Miami, South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel puts the best of Miami at your doorstep while taking you a world away from all your worries. Play hard, sleep well and indulge in luxury services and amenities at our boutique South Beach hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Miami Beach
- Miami Beach Doubletree
- Doubletree Surfcomber