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“Horrible attitude...”

MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center
Ranked #25 of 119 things to do in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A Visitor information center located in the heart of the "Art Deco" Historic District. We are at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl, the headquarters of The Miami Design Preservation League. The center is the go to place for all inquiries during your stay here in our Beautiful City! We feature The Art Deco Museum, "The "Official" Art Deco Walking Tour daily at 10:30 am/ Thurs 10:30 am & 6:30 pm, "Official" Self Guided Art Deco Audio Tour, Maps in 9 languages, Info on Cultural & sporting events, in addition to excursions to the Everglades National Park, City Tours, Key West Day trips, and others. Our priority is to provide our guest a wide array of information, services & activities to facilitate a well rounded experience during their stay in our Beautiful City!
Wetherby, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Horrible attitude...”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

What a horrible experience, what should have been a very easy and fun filled experience for me and my family was ruined. We went in to the "Art Deco Welcome Center" looking for things to do with our family after the walking tour and the Spanish lady who attended us "Constance" i believe was her name was so Rude! and uneducated. She was too busy talking on the phone, and laughing it up with the computer in front of her to even give us any time or notice. When we did ask if she could help us she was so rude.

The Art Deco Welcome Center while beautiful and seemingly friendly was anything but...i suggest the owner of this establishment address this inconvenient situation immediately before they lose more of their already tarnished reputation.

Visited June 2012
3 Thank Lois C
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Convenient but complacent”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

We visited early in our stay and would have been prime candidates for enthusiastic staff to encourage and inform. The experience couldn't have been any further from that. The lass serving couldn't tear herself away from her iPhone & messaging for quite some time then complained that she couldn't have a drink of water as the fountain was empty etc etc. although we eventually managed to extract some information from her it was really hard work & we later found out that the info we did get was incomplete.
Possibly just a bad day, but seriously disappointing.

Thank Anne B
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Essex, England
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Everything Deco under one roof”
Reviewed October 14, 2011

If you want a souvenir, a book, jewellery or a collectible that is Art Deco, then this is the place to come. The shop is full of wonderful items so there is bound to be something for anyone. I last visited the old cramped shop which was where the Welcome Center relocated during the rebuilding of these new premises, so it was nice to see everything laid out with space. Two years ago I took their Art Deco walking tour and it was a great way to learn about the buildings and the history of the area.

Visited September 2011
Thank SuzyUK
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