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“Excellent hotel in a quieter area of South Beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach

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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach
Ranked #31 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Montreal, Canada
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74 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel in a quieter area of South Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Good location close to the northern end of ocean drive which is quieter, friendly staff, comfortable large rooms and beds. Nice touches like guest happy hour and breakfast on the rooftop. Very positive experience.

Only negative that applies to most hotels in that area, the parking is difficult even when using the valet services.

Room Tip: If you prefer a quieter side and don't mind the view, ask for a back facing room
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Pixiematic
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing Edgewater for your time in South Beach. The parking/valet situation on Ocean Drive is pretty hectic at times and we do our best to manage it, just like all other hotels located on Ocean Drive.
Our staff is quite happy and thankful that you noticed our efforts and we hope we will see you soon!
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Excellent place to stay, gorgeous hotel and view, just what I wanted from South Beach. The room was really spacious, well decorated with its own little kitchen and the hotel has great service. Defo stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank CaramelinaUK
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
We're very happy that we provided exactly what you had wanted during your stay in South Beach. Please come see us again!
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England
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for our first night on put way to the keys in December! It's right on south beach and only about a 20 minute drive from Miami airport. Our room was huge, could've easily slept 2 more on the sofa in the lounge area. It had a kitchenette though no pots/ pans etc but did have a large fridge and microwave so useful I guess if you had babies milk? However breakfast is a bit ropey... Plastic plates and basic continental style, bagels pastries(in plastic packages) coffee in paper cups etc.... But it's edible! Location is good, down the slightly quieter end of the street but walking distance to the atmospheric bars and restaurants all along the front. The bar downstairs (not part of the hotel) gives hotel residents a discount and looked nice. Beach is right across the road and beach towels provided... The sea is like a bath and beach clean and white! We didn't stay long but would return if in Miami again .

  • Stayed December 2012
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3 Thank lovetoholidayEngland
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear guest,

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Breakfast is consistently being changed based on our guest feedback, thank you for your honest opinion. Glad you enjoyed your time in South Beach, we hope to see you again!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

I only stayed overnight, and I did not use the restaurant or the pool. However, the front desk and outside personnel were excellent and very friendly. I would love to stay again when I can spend more time. Great location and a very comfortable bed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank trequer
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you for sharing your time in South Beach with us even though it was short. We hope your next stay will be longer so that you can get the full Edgewater experience.
See you soon!
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London
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43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

This South Beach hotel is only a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Lincoln.

Rooms are very comfortable and looked refurbished. The carpet is so soft, it's like walking on air. The large bed was very comfortable. My room had a mini kitchen which could be useful for longer stays, as well as a big widescreen TV and decent minibar.

Received a very warm welcome from the very helpful staff - exactly what was needed after an international flight.

My room looked out onto a side street, but I was not there for ocean views - just a comfortable, quiet base for a short stay in Miami in a great location.

One thing they need to work on is making the wifi easier to use (no one could remember the passwords) and for it not to time out. I did not eat at this hotel due to circumstance, but the restaurant area looked OK and anyway, you are in South Beach so there's plenty of choices.

Is is a good, solid choice for a stay on South Beach - you will need to pay more if you want guaranteed ocean views.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Fabregasuk
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
We're very happy that you enjoyed our property, service and stay. We are currently working on upgrading our WiFi so you will not experience the same during your next stay.
Thank you for choosing Edgewater!
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

This hotel is located on the north end of Ocean, so it was fairly quiet. However, some rooms look out onto a courtyard, so your only view is of the front doors of other people's rooms. You also have to deal with a tremendous echo caused by anyone who uses that courtyard.

We asked nicely, and they moved us to a beautiful 1 bedroom unit with high ceilings and an ocean view.

The rooftop patio was nice, and they provide a complimentary wine hour, and daily breakfast options up there.

The only other issue we had was with the valet parking. On one day, they brought us the wrong vehicle, on the next, it took them an hour to get our vehicle. They also tried to charge us for parking the whole week, even though we only had the car for 2 days.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ATjohnpapa
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Dear John,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we very much appreciate it. We do have a few different room layouts and view orientation but are often able to accommodate guest preferences if one of them is not comfortable for our guests, just like we have for you. Apologies for the mishap with valet service and billing, this rarely happens.
Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again.
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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

We stayed here for the Miami Ock and Roll Half Marathon. Excellent service and the place was better than we expected. "Richard" was helpful with directions and other relevant beach informatioin. Would stay again for next year's 1/2 marathon.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mmoral1
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George_Vesa, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We're glad we surprised you with excellent service and look forward to your stay next year. Richard appreciates that you noticed his work.
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Additional Information about Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach

Property: Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach
Address: 1410 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Edgewater South Beach)
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#13 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#42 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach has earned the status as one of Ocean Drive's most iconic properties offering 49 studios and suites. Within easy walking distance to the best of South Beach, beautiful landscapes are easily discovered. Owners and guests will be immersed in the center of the action of South Beach from the restaurants and galleries of Lincoln Road to the boutique shops and nightclubs of Collins and Washington Avenues to the turquoise waters of Miami Beach. ... more   less 
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Edgewater South Beach Hotel Miami Beach

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