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Hotel18
Ranked #122 of 207 Hotels in Miami Beach
Nashville. TN
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177 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Location, Location, Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

I booked 2 rooms for one night and my group was very pleased. It is comparable to an older Travel Lodge or Day's Inn with character. I knew this going in and the price was right. $33 cab fare from the airport. The courtyard is lovely, but we didn't get to take advantage of it because it poured the rain :( We felt safe, it was as clean as you can get an older hotel, had a stove and frig w/ dishes. The location is everything for this hotel. 1 block from beach,( and a perfect part as well) 1/2 block from Collins, at Lincoln. Wow. we walked everywhere and felt safe late at night . SoBe is beautiful. Around the corner was a fabulous place for breakfast.
The staff was friendly and easy to check in. Everyone takes their chairs outside their room at night to hang out.
They don't have a pool.
$25.00 cab fare to the Port of Miami.
I would stay here by the month in a minute.
I would stay here alone in a minute.
Make sure you reserve a parking spot ( my friends drove down) parking is a bear.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

I was in town for a conference, and Hotel18 came to my salvation. They are blocks (like, two) away from the convention center, the Gleason center, and the beach! The rooms are sparkling clean with a well-equipped kitchenette. They're not huge by any means, but a great setup.

Despite their great location, close to all the action, the hotel is kind of on a quiet corner, which means you can get a good night's sleep.

But where Hotel 18 goes above and beyond is service - the staff was hands-down amazing and supportive, despite some challenges (my flight got cancelled, and I ended up arriving well after midnight, to start with, plus I had to modify my stay, which they were able to handle even though they were very nearly booked-up). Despite all of the hassles I threw at them, they were able to meet my every need without blinking an eye.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Hermosa Beach
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

First... Hotel 18 is in Miami Beach, not Miami. The location is good, a couple of blocks from the beach and Lincoln road, 4 blocks to Espanola Way. It looks like it was originally an small apartment building with a small courtyard.

My room was clean, with a kitchenette and furnished in shabby sheik. If you are looking for fancy, this probably isn't the place.

The hotels parking is limited so if you have a car you need to reserve ahead of time; parking in this area can be a nightmare.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed just for 3 nights at Hotel 18, I have to stay that the location is perfect. It's near the beach, near Lincoln Road and half a block away from Collins Av.
The room we booked has 2 TVs, Internet, AC, kitchen, microwave, fridge and a separate bedroom. We were a party of 5 so it was perfect.
Hotel does not offer breakfest.
It has an optional parking slot (at an additional $20 per day), so if you come with your car, it's very handy, particularly in South Beach.
Something that I found convenient was that there is no key cards to enter the rooms, you are given a code to the main entrance and another one to open your rooms door, so anyone could leave the room and return whenever they wanted to without worrying about who was carrying the key card.
It's not a fancy hotel, if you're looking for that, go to Mandarin Oriental, The Ritz or a similar hotel. It's a great hotel for the money.

Pros:
- Great location
- Rooms are spacious and cozy
- Price
- Staff is extremely helpful and kind

Cons:
- Rooms could be slightly cleaner. Not serious.

Room Tip: If you come with a car, book a parking slot. Parking is a serious issue in SoBe, so pay the extra $2...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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North Bergen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

The location is perfect, everything is in walking distance. The rooms were like small apartments and most importantly very clean. Alex at the front desk was very helpful and was kind enough to accommodate us early. Only thing that would make this hotel better would be a pool but the beach is just a few blocks away!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

What more could you ask for in a hotel? Their location is simply perfection. Located just close enough to South Beach to enjoy the beach, restaurants and clubs but with just the right amount of distance to be able to lay back in a peaceful and serene atmosphere; their fabulous courtyard is the place to do just that. It really does feel like a home away from home where you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Cleanliness is a BIG thing for me and Hotel 18 does not disappoint. I opted to stay in their one bedroom apartment which was equipped with a fully functioning kitchen loaded with all the goodies that a traveler on a budget could ask for. Our room was Miami chic and modern. Just what we were hoping for.

Check in was a breeze! Their staff was accommodating and always available to answer any questions I had. I am so pleased with my stay at Hotel 18 and would definitely it recommend to anyone! Thank you so much!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

From the moment we arrived we enjoyed our stay. Will and Natasha @ the front desk staff were warm and friendly. The room was quaint and cozy. The location was awesome, parking was affordable. Will stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Additional Information about Hotel18

Property: Hotel18
Address: 230 18th Street, corner of James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center , Nautilus
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #122 of 207 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel18 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel18 is a serene apart hotel, located in the heart of South Beach. We're a friendly environment is always at your disposal by way of reserving any of our clean and comfortable standard studios, deluxe studios or one bedroom apartments. All of the apartments are set around a courtyard setting that leads to a private guest entrance facing James Avenue. Hotel18 also offers free WiFi, beach towels, communal laundry facilities, self-parking (reservations and fee required) computer station and printer! ... more   less 
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