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“Great Customer Service by Nicolas” 3 of 5 stars
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Whitelaw Hotel
Ranked #61 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
1 review
“Great Customer Service by Nicolas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

For the price and location this hotel is ok. What set it apart was the great customer service I received upon check-in by Nicolas. He completely accommodated my children and I and was very pleased he was able to do so. This definitely says a lot about a hotel when you feel your needs will be met. Thanks Nicolas for your great customer service and because of it I will refer people to go see you! Thanks again!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Dlove4
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Whitelaw Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Hello Dlove4,

We appreciate the time you took to share your honest feedback with us! We offer unbeatable prices, in a location that is prime. Nicholas knows what stellar service is! I will make sure that he is aware of your kind praise! We hope to have you and others you know, stay with us again!

Katrine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is an absolutely disgusting establishments who treats a potential guest with no consideration whatsoever. They will also charge your card without authorization and you can't even speak to a manager on the phone. The front desk personal has no communication skills or manners either.

Room Tip: don't choose this hotel
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Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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4 Thank Denise A
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Whitelaw Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Hello Denise A,

We are terribly sorry that your time spent with us was not a 5 star one! We strive to provide outstanding service to all of our guests. We apologize that is not what you experienced. We would never charge your card without you knowing. I will make sure to share your feedback with the rest of our team. Thank you for your honest feedback!

Katrine
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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58 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Terrible. We stayed over the weekend (Friday till Sunday) on both nights the music in the lobby was extremely loud. No door seperates them lobby and bar from the 1st floor. The DJ played music until 2am before he turned the music down a bit. But the last (drunk) guest did not leave until 4.30 am. I asked several times to reduce the noise as I could hear every spoken word but noone cared.
Don't get me wrong: the location is good, the interior design is ok, and the rooms are clean. But how good does it do when you get no sleep?

Room Tip: Never take the first floor! they are extremly loud!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Emmanuelle A
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Whitelaw Hotel, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Good Afternoon Emmanuelle A,

We value all of our guests feedback and thank you for sharing yours with us! We are terribly sorry that your stay with us was less then enjoyable! Whitelaw Hotel is indeed a party hotel, and it clearly states that on our website. If you are looking for a more quiet and secluded stay, perhaps one of the other hotels in our group would be a better fit. We are in a killer location though, just in the heart of South Beach.

Katrine
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TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We really enjoyed staying at this hotel!!! The airport shuttle is a huge bonus! Fabulous room, very comfortable bed!! Love the restaurant and bar!! It is a great place to have a great time! Would definitely enjoy staying here again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Joy4traveling
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Whitelaw Hotel, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Good Day Joy4Traveling,

Thank you for your recent visit to Whitelaw Hotel, and for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to know that your experience was such an enjoyable one! I see that you were able to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service. Please come back again soon!

Katrine
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stayed here two weeks ago overnight post cruise to the Bahamas . Our stay started off decent with Nicholas waiving our fee for early check in. Once in the room for over an hr someone freely busted into our room and saw my friend naked. She had just showered. Embarrassed and confused we immediately went to the front desk to make a complaint. Nicholas apologized and said it was probably the inventory guy coming to check the wet bar. We asked to speak to the manager and of course she wasn't on sight at the time and was given at business card with her number on it. She never returned our call and we tried to reach her several times during our stay. To make it even worse as we tried to rest in mid day after our long cruise there was a Hispanic lady cleaning the rooms and all you could hear was her yelling at the top if her lungs in Spanish to other workers. I even had to ask her to politely be quiet but I'm sure she didn't understand . Other then the peeping toms and loud Spanish speaking workers the overall stay was below average .

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Kenya W
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Whitelaw Hotel, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Hello there Kenya W,

We value all of our guests feedback, and would like to thank you for sharing yours with us! I see that we were able to waive the fee for checking in early! We are extremely sorry that someone came into your room without permission! I will make sure that all of our staff is aware that this is completely unacceptable! Our staff is not allowed into any room when guests are inside, without permission! This is never happen again! The General Manager has been out with limited access to her emails.

Katrine
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Somerset, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you don't like to pay a lot this is hotel you need. It is clean and very conveniently located in south beach. Walking to the beach or stores are easy. Some limitations are: small restroom with not as perfect items inside some are broken and some not working well, not many closets, slow wifi, not all electric plugs on walls are working, small elevator, happy hour drinks are water based. Also little noisy since construction and south beach is close by to the hotel. Worse thing is AC, it is blowing to your face on top of sleeping bad, no way to stop it.
But overall this is hotel if you don't like to pay much, better than motel but not up to any known names.

Room Tip: Ask for higher floors, will be less noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Leonid S
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Whitelaw Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Good Day Leonid S,

We value all of our guests feedback, and would like to thank you for yours! We offer unbeatable prices, located in the heart of South Beach, with great amenities to go with. We are indeed a boutique hotel therefore our rooms are a bit smaller then average. I will make sure to pass on your feedback to our team.

Katrine
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We came to Miami to go to bimini bahamas but because of the weather it was canclled so we had to find a hotel at the last minute and all the hotels were booked by the beach that had a decent price except Whitelaw Hotel. It was a little high in price but compared to other hotels in that area, it was the best one and it ended up being worth it! The hotel is Art Deco and it is very interesting with the detail and colors. Check in was fine. No problems with customer service. The room was nice and had a frige and nice TV. I have no complaints there. Beds were comfortable. We stayed for 2 nights. The only little complaint is the shower doesnt have a door so water goes everywhere but we just made sure to have plenty of towels to clean up. There is a bar downstairs and it turns in to a party after 7. They have happy hour from 7-8 and if you are staying there you get free drinks! The bartender was great and I wish I had gotten her name. The hotel wasnt too noisy but if it had been I wouldnt have minded because theres a bar and music downstairs so what do you expect? I would recommend this hotel and I will stay there again the next time I'm in town! I was greatful they had a room available so we didnt have to sleep on the beach! lol!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Nisha1982
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SBG_GuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Whitelaw Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Hello Nisha1982,

We would like to thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We offer unbeatable prices, and we are located in the heart of South Beach just blocks from all the action. We offer great money saving amenities to go along with. We would love for you to come back again in the future!

Katrine
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Property: Whitelaw Hotel
Address: 808 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5808
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Whitelaw Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Whitelaw Hotel, South Beach's hip, chic boutique hotel, offers guests the ultimate vacation experience at an affordable price. In the heart of South Beach on Collins Avenue and 8th Street, the hotel is located just steps from the beach, shops, restaurants and nighttime hotspots. The Whitelaw combines Art Deco embellishments with whimsical design to transport its guests into a world unique from any other Miami Beach accommodations. IMPORTANT -- Credit card used for booking must be the same credit card presented for payment at check-in. The name on the credit card must match the name on the reservation and the card holder must be present along with a government-issued photo ID. Holiday and Special Events require a non-refundable prepayment 30 days prior to arrival. No early departures are allowed. Reservations are completely non-refundable within 30 days of arrival. Events include but are not limited to: New Years (12/26 to 1/3), Boat Show (2/12 to 2/16), Winter Music Conference & Ultra (3/15 to 3/31), Memorial Day (5/21 to 5/25) & Art Basel (12/3 to 12/9). A mandatory daily resort fee of $18.00 ... more   less 
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