My husband and I are avid travelers and have stayed in many hostels throughout the world in some very poor countries, yet this place was the worst dump ever. Yes the location is amazing as everyone says, close to the beach etc. but that shouldn't discount for the fact that the rooms and the entire hotel smells of mould. The carpet is so disgusting, I refused to walk bare feet on it.There was one staff member in particular who was extremely rude to my husband and I and had absolutely no service etiquette. I had booked 2 beds in a 4 bed mixed dorm only to be told that we couldn't spend the first night together because there were no two beds available in one room. Their explanation was that when you book these, you're booking a bed not a room? This doesn't make sense at all because of course if you're a group of 3 friends you'd want to stay in the SAME room, as I wanted to be in the same room as my husband. I didn't want to argue with the rude staff member because things could have gotten ugly. Even when I told him that two ladies had left my dorm room and asked if my husband could join me, he said he'd have to 'see.' We kindly asked him to leave a note for the next staff member about our situation but lo and behold the next day the guy at the front desk knew nothing about what we were talking about. Thank goodness this guy was friendly and helped us out. All in all the experience at this place sucks. No vibe or atmosphere. Just a place to rest your head and try not to breathe in the must moldy smell.
- 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