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Ocean Reef Suites
Ranked #120 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Reviewed August 31, 2012

The hotel as a perfect location on Miami Beach, Collins Avenue and it is a Art Deco building. The interior is OK, rooms are renovated but bathroom are basic as well as many of the amenities. NO views from the rooms. This hotel as no service BUT the very nice touch is that they provide towel to go to the beach every day!!!
If you are looking for a big room, well located for a very good price, this is your hotel but do not expect any service (no room service, no restaurant, no breakfast, no spa.....) but the team is nice and the room are clean.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2012

Thanks! Yes, we are a small hotel, therefore we do not offer many of the fancy services other big hotels provide, like bellman, or spa (breakfast might be coming soon, and right now the 24hour quick-mart has great coffee and pastries, while the restaurant at the front of the hotel is open for breakfast too!) Yet, for the same reason, we provide personalized service. Our guests often get our help to check their flights or other reservations online, get transportation, send stamped postcards, hold luggage after check-out and more!

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We stopped in this apartment twice. First of all the staff is very friendly and did their best to help with few problems we had. The apartments are in a great location, especially from the beach, eating areas and shops, Lincoln Rd Mall is only 10 minutes by walk. The apartments were very clean and well equipped, looks the same as it is shown in photos. All together we had a nice experience in the place.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Best regards from the management and staff.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Stay two days in Miami, Hotel is dirty, carpet need to be cleaned, shower with pubic, front desk people terrible, I ask to talk with a manager, they said no manager on duty. I will never stay there again.
Only good about this hotel, location!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

We are quick to admit when we are at fault. Yet, we do not accept false accusations. Your review is not honest. Our manager was present during the period of your stay. You smoked illegal substances in your room and left it in a terrible condition. We warned you three times.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

A little pricey for the quality but you're paying for location. We brought our own everything from linens to tissue to cleaning products. Not that spacious no more than 4 people in the 2bdr suites. The location was awesome even though we spent more time in the city then on the beach lol perfect during the holidays!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank Leshaun
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2012

Thanks! Reading reviews on other hotels, we understand why people would feel the need to bring linens from home. However, that's not necessary at the Ocean Reef. We pay special attention to the cleanliness of our beds, mattresses, linens and towels and are lucky to work with a laundry facility that operates under high quality standards.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

This place was just 1 block away from the beach but mind it there is no parking. But right across the street there is a paid parking and its $20 per day. the people are very friendly. rooms cozy and modern but no knifes in the kitchen. They provide you with beach towels as well. i paid $180 a night here but its too less for the season as compared to others in the area.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank kirtimandal
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2012

Thanks for the review! Make sure to check our rates for low season prices. You can have all the fun for a fraction of the cost! Plus, if you let us know you're coming back, we will give you a return guest discount.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

My girls and I stayed at Ocean Reef for about 4 days. It was a very clean suite with 2 beds, a kitchen, and bathroom. The beds were comfortable, the staff is friendly, and the rooms are made up every day provided with new towels.

My only concern is the bathroom... The shower upon arrival wasn't clean and the hot water was extremely difficult to get to that point... The first day I took a cold shower.

Other than the unattractive bathroom, our stay was awesome (we didnt spend much time in the room anyway)... There is a restaurant downstairs if you wanna get something quick to eat... There's a night club literally around the block from the hotel... And everything is walking distance...

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank JettSetter02
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ORSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Reef Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2012

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay and that, despite any low points, you would come back. We will keep on working to better ourselves and our service. Warm regards.

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Just got back from 5 days of partying in South Beach with some friends. We stayed on Collins Ave. at the Ocean Reef Hotel and overall we had a great time. The hotel is located pretty much in the middle of it all. A couple of minutes walk from Clevelander, Mangos, Wet Willies and of course the beach. The staff were as previous Trip Advisor Members stated, very friendly and helpful. Housekeeping did as good of a job as anyone could do with three guys in a room without having their moms there to pick up their socks.

With that being said... no one is perfect so here are the cons: And I hope they can remedy some of these minor issues over time. If you don't stay in their 1st floor you will quickly realize the flight of stairs you have to carry your luggage up to. So try not to overpack because you will have to carry that extra weight 2 flight of stairs. And no they don't have bellboys to help you carry that stuff to your room and no elevators. Parking is an issue, as it is hard to find parking around the hotel and they don't have a parking lot but they do have a valet service. Or should I say they contracted a third party company to handle the valet. Basically the way their valet worked was that when you needed to park your car you could call the valet company directly (they will give you a card with their number on it once they pick up your car for the 1st time) or you could ask whoever is at the front desk to call valet for you. Try to time it just right because they usually take about 15 minutes to pick up or drop off you car as the valet company don't keep your car or have anyone at the hotel premises. And yes they are going to ask that someone stay in the car if your are double parked which will be the case a lot of times since their is rarely a spot open in front of the hotel. Valet company gets paid separately so usually they expect payment for their services when they pick up the car or are dropping it off. But they need to get paid daily. Bathroom was a little cramped just look at some of the Trip Advisor member pictures taken at the hotel and you will see what I'm talking about.

Overall my friend and I enjoyed our stay at The Ocean Reef Hotel. The deficiencies they had I felt like were minor and certainly could be improved upon. Plus their prices were very good compared to other hotels.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

Thank you! It always makes us happy when we hear that our guests had fun because that's what Miami Beach is about. We also thank you for being so kind about both, the good things about our hotel and those upon which we could improve. We hope to have the pleasure of your visit again.

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Address: 1130 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4624
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #120 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range: $140 - $441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Reef Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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