I loved my stay at the Westgate and would definitely go back. I have to agree with the reviews I read before I left (which set my expectations at the right spot).
-the staff were wonderful: Ted at the front desk was very helpful and super nice.
-the room has everything you need (kitchen, comfortable beds, large & clean bathroom)
-the resort has a little shop (sandwiches, coffee, alcohol, food supplies including some fresh fruit/veg, post cards & stamps -it's like a Quickie Mart)
-the resort is right on the beach & boardwalk!!!!!
-the pool area is small but very nice (cleanest resort pool I've ever been in; salt water pool)
-the walk down the boardwalk to Ocean Drive is amazingly beautiful and only took about 30 minutes (strolling)
-cab fare from Lincoln Ave and Collins to the resort is only $5 (add a couple of dollars if you cab from Ocean Drive)
The less good:
-the room furniture does need an update. we put down the extra sheets over the sofa before sitting on it.
-took awhile to get hot water in the shower & kitchen
I found it helpful to know before I went about the parking (in a city lot next door $6/day arranged by hotel) and the fact that the rooms were a little dated. I had also read about the noise factor for room facing Collins Ave, so I had made a request for a top floor, pool facing room (#317- view of pool, and partial ocean view).
I liked the fact that this was not a huge resort with a lot of people & noise. I will go back and would recommend the place for a great beach vacation including some fun on Ocean Drive!.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Westgate South Beach Oceanfront Resort in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida, provides guests all the comforts of a fully furnished home along with abundant onsite amenities, including beach access and a heated outdoor pool - all within minutes of South Florida attractions and walking distance to many area restaurants and specialty shops. Westgate South Beach offers something for everyone! ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Splitty, Cancelon, getaroom.com, Cheap Tickets, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Westgate South Beach Oceanfront Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Westgate South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- Westgate South Beach Miami