I attended a meeting at the Convention Center from June 9 to 13, 2012. I wanted a hotel near the convention center for June 8 to 13, 2012.
For five days my charge was under $400. The cost was $435 with tax and fees. I could have saved 3% if I had paid cash. I was asked to pay $20 in cash on admission. I was then given a remote control for the television. I returned the remote control on check-out to receive my $20.
This is an art deco structure of 3 stories probably from the early part of the last century. There are 70 rooms. There is a large safe in the room. This is large enough for a laptop computer. Enter a code to close; reenter the code to open.
On entry I found soap and shampoo in the bathroom. The shampoo was not provided again. On a couple of days no soap was supplied.
There was no glass provided. I bought coffee at McDonalds. Then I used the coffee cup for drinking water.
There was a pool on the first floor. I did not use it.
There was a computer in the lobby for Internet and other uses by guests.
I was told by the staff that local calls are cheaper with the pay phones in the lobby than from the hotel phones in the rooms.
There is no door man. I carried my luggage to my room.
The room is a comfortable carpeted space with a comfortable queen bed. There is a television mounted in the wall.
This is fine budget accommodation. Take soap, shampoo, toiletries, and drinking cups with you. You must go out to eat. There is no refrigerator or hot plate for cooking in the room.
There is no restaurant in the hotel. There are several places to eat nearby.
The site is on Collins a block from Loew's Hotel. The convention center is a few blocks away.
The 150 Airport Flyer bus goes from the bus terminal near Terminal E of the Miami International Airport to Lincoln Road and Washington Street, a couple of blocks from the hotel for $2.35. When you leave the hotel, walk to Collins and 17th Street to the bus stop to return to the airport.
June is the rainy season. It rained heavily for four hours on my first day. Some days were sunny. Temperature were in the 90s during the day and in the 80s at night. It was hot and humid all the time.
Clubs and bars are nearby. They are open until 5 am.
Parking is a problem. Take public transportation or taxis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the center of the South Beach Art-Deco- and Nightlife-District, just a few steps from the sandy beach. The Miami Beach Convention Center is in walking distance. Easy to get here from Miami Airport, the express bus #150 stops at the corner. There are 2 different kind of rooms: regular hotel rooms, and shared dormitory-style rooms. Very popular for travelers from all over the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tropics Hotel And Hostel
- Tropics Hotel Miami Beach