Free shuttle from the airport to the hotel, which was great!
It was a decent place for what it was. I read through all the fine print way before and wasn't surprised by anything, although the signing of a blank credit card authorization wasn't something I was too fond of. The front desk lady, Gilma, was very nice and booked me in quickly and painlessly. She was able to accommodate me with exactly the room I wanted.
The room is abit small and compressed, but again, this is a BOUTIQUE hotel, so everything naturally a little smaller. Rooms were clean, and no problem with anything in them. They have a lovely patio outside if you need some space to clear your head.The Wi-Fi is absolutely horrible though as it kept disconnecting's itself (On both my laptop and iPhone). The music was abit on the loud side, but I think that has to do with all the walls being near paper-thin. Its upbeat music playing pretty much all day from noon till 2Am. The hotel itself is very chic, and definitely not conducive to families. I would even go as far as to say its oriented for adults rather than kid-friendly.
Happy Hour is from 7-8Pm, which consists of unlimited well drinks with vodka, gin, and rum. The morning bartender, Lyn, was nothing short of amazing. He genuinely cared about making my stay a great one and even pointed me the right way in terms of food, nightlife, and tours. He was very patient with me showing me how to smoke a shisha waterpipe, and very attentive for the two nights I was there.
Location was great, as everything is within walking distance. I would stay here again with my girlfriends, but not with my kids.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Chelsea in Miami Beach is a 1936 luxury Art Deco gem that sits in the center of it all on Washington Avenue. Enjoy the South Beach Miami scenery from our patio while you have drinks from the bar, or a bite to eat from our restaurant. If you want to bathe in the Miami sun, we are just 2 blocks from Ocean Drive and the sands of the beach. For all your nightlife needs, the Chelsea is a short walk up or down the street from most South Beach nightclubs. This South Beach boutique hotel has been updated with Feng Shui accents for your comfort and pleasure. 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 $20.00 plus tax ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chelsea Hotel Miami Beach
- Hotel Chelsea Miami
- Chelsea Miami Beach