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“Great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #44 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
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West Lafayette
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We got a great deal on Priceline for Thanksgiving vacation. This hotel is right beside the center of shopping district and beach area, so five star for location. Room is pretty cozy and clean. Friendly staff. Worth the money!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed at Blue Moon last minute and was very pleased with the outcome. Service was great and the hotel very charming! Rooms were updated, stylish and clean. Be aware that because this hotel is boutique and in a historic art deco building, the rooms are not huge. However, I found the room to be adequately sized for my needs and appreciate the architecture. Also be aware there is no pool other than a small wading pool. But the ocean is a short walk away! The location was excellent, smack in the middle of South Beach. We had a car but didn't need to drive it as everything was in walking distance. The bar also made a mean cocktail! I'd definitely go back here. I would recommend for couples, friends but not necessarily for families depending on what you're looking for.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here in April for my fiancé's birthday. It was one of (if not the) cleanest hotels in the area that we've stayed. The room has a cool white and blue decor with stone tile bathroom and a walk in shower. The room itself was on the small side (size wise) but it fit with the trendy city atmosphere of the area in which we were. The large window in our room was nice and brought in plenty of natural light, making things bright and lively (use the shutter blinds if that's not your thing).

Their continental breakfast for $10 was well worth it (there was a great selection of fresh fruit, pastries, cereal, juices, and make-your-own waffles)

The staff was professional, courteous, accommodating, and very knowledgeable of the area.

Overall, a great value for the price we paid. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2012
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

As a multi-decade Marriott Platinum member I cannot recommend this hotel. Obviously I like the Marriott brand very much , but this missed the mark for me. In this case botique just means old. Now I expected it to be older, but didn't get any of the charm. The hallways and room are dated and whitewashed. They have not done anything to soften the room. The entire room is whitewashed with no feeling of warmth by adding woodwork or natural stone. It felt like a YMCA or hospital room. The room is small and square. The TV is very small and the sound didnt work on some channels, but the maintenance team did fix it. They said it was due to not having full sound capability on all channels. When I tried to call down for assistance it kept giving me a busy signal. In summary its not a horrible place, and I didn't really have any problems with the staff or service, but things just felt old and worn. If you are accustomed to a standard level of Marriott features and facilities , this might not be for you.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is very well located, close to the hype shopping district, public parking, restaurants and clubs. I would recommend it for that alone. But it is also an old buiding with a lot of character that is very well maintained. Don't be scared by one of the oldest elevators I have rode in a long time, it was actually fun. The roms are spaciuos with a good layout, modern decoration, staff is very friendly and they strive to provide a pleasant stay. We were at a room that has a detached living area (with a sofa-bed) which makes it convenient if you have kids or needs some privacy.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great location and 2 mins from south beach. We were in room 136 and no view but quiet and bed was very comfortable and clean. Continental breakfast was included and service was excellent.
We have stayed in larger group hotels in Miami and for couples this is ideal as no car needed and all amenities on doorstep. Trips can be booked from reception and recommend a trip to Sawgrass Mills designer outlet for 30 Dollars per person return and pick-up from hotel. Alfredo the concierge was very helpful as was the reception with information. There was great ambiance in this area and food in hotel was reasonably priced in comparison to area.
We will book this hotel again when in Miami and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My friends and I visited during the the transition of new management from Blue Moon Hotel to Marriott Autograph Collection. With this new crossover, was the new opening of the restaurant. Naturally with any transition, there were hiccups initially. But after a few discussions and clarification, management went above and beyond to accommodate me and my group of friends. The restaurant is hands down, amazing. I don't think I've ever wanted to eat within a hotel's restaurant by choice until this one. The executive chef made sure everything was perfect to our liking. The location is a great, prime location without a ton of noise, as if on Ocean Drive. It's central to the beach, eateries and shops from 5th street to Lincoln Ave. Now the big money question...would I stay here again? Oh so happily.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection
Address: 944 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5010
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#29 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#30 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#32 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#36 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection is ideally located on Collins Avenue, combining two historic hotels via an arched breezeway. Unwind in the relaxation pool or on the sky-lit patio with breathtaking views of South Beach. Enjoy our fresh take on modern American fare and crafted cocktails at FIX restaurant and lounge. ... more   less 
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