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Dorchester Hotel
Ranked #141 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Warwick, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth staying at”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Dorchester Hotel in Miami is situated one block from the beach and in the heart of the arty area of town. The hotel looks to have had a good clean up and we found everything to be as we wanted it. The staff are friendly and helpful and we were given free Wi-Fi as we were only staying for one night.
My only issueis that they charge $30 for parking which I do not agree with. Considering we had driven for overtwo hours, do not know the city, have no idea where to park, it left us with no option but to accept. In saying that would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ahmedq2013
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EKHGM, Manager at Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Loyal Guest:

Thanks for giving us your feedback about your
stay.

We are very pleased that our hotel met your
expectations. Regarding your concerns about
parking in South Beach, virtually all hotels charge
for parking, and there is hardly anywhere to park
on the streets. The big difference with us is that
our charge for parking is one of the lowest in the
the entire South Beach.

We are very happy you said you would stay with
us again and are looking forward to WOW you
again.

Thanks again!
E. Hewitt
Management
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great service and friendliness from the reception staff, loved the modern decor & feel of the room but everything tatty & tired, paint drips/marks on many surfaces so has the potential to be great but feel that owners aren't that bothered as the problems are long past when they should have been rectified. Main problem was with being asked on departing by Carlos, the porter or whatever title he owns, would we like to leave something for him (as in tips) as he wouldn't be there when we called to collect our bags prior to flying home. Happy to tip even tho we don't live by these rules in the UK but I won't tip when I am asked to in such a manner as all he did was take a key, inches from where he stood, secured our bags to the others by a security rope & gave us a card to collect! He said this to 2 families so obviously says this to all guests & spoils the gesture of tipping because of good service & not because it is expected of us. I tipped plenty during my 2 week east coast tour but think this gentleman is doing your hotel a dis-service by his behaviour & doesn't end up getting him any tips either does it?!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Susan H
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EKHGM, Manager at Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:

Thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay.

We are happy that you find our staff to be friendly.
With regards to your concerns about one of our bellman,
we will definitely look into the matter, and want to apologize
to you for any inconvenience.

Thanks again for you feedback.

Yours,
E. Hewitt
Management.
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Welle, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a nice relatively small hotel in Miami Beach. I was glad to have booked this hotel. The room was clean, the staff was really friendly. When we got up to our rooms, the only, maybe negative aspect I could say was that the air-conditioning was a little bit loud (but, hey, we've been to several hotels and everywhere it was the same thing). In general the hotel is nice, ideally located in my opinion.

The only negative aspect of the hotel in general is the fact you have to pay quite some money to use the parking lot. On the other side I think it's understandable when you see that in the vicinity of the hotel there is hardly any space to park your car...

So in general: a nice hotel with friendly staff who make you forget the small remarks in no time !

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank davyvandelsen
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EKHGM, Manager at Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:

Thanks for letting us know your thoughts
about you stay with us.

We are happy that you find oue hotel to be
nice and with a friendly staff.

As you rightly noted, there is hardly any parking
in the area and that is why we provide parking
for our guest at a modest charge: our parking
rate is one of the lowest in South Beach.

Thanks again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Dorchester Suites on a girls trip with 5 ladies in the one bedroom double suite. The rooms were spacious and clean. It had a full kitchen and a Living room with a sofa bed. It easily sleeps 6. The staff was great! The location was awesome. We near Lincoln road and the beach. I will definitely use the Dorchester for my next Miami get away!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Niknik913
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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I recently was in South Beach and stayed at the Dorchester. What a wonderful hotel. The staff members are so pleasant and knowledgable. Close to Lincoln Road and the Beach is across the street. Cozy little bar right off the lobby.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Bill G
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EKHGM, Manager at Dorchester Hotel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you very much for taking the time to let
us know about your experience at our property: your property.
We are very happy that you were very pleased.

We hope to see you again during your next visit to Sunny Miami.

Yours,
E. Hewitt
Management
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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was our 2nd stay at the Dorchester hotel and it was just as great as the 1st time! We will stay here every-time we go to Miami! The value is great, and being across the street from the beach is fine because they give you beach chairs! The staff is really friendly and the lobby always smells amazing! They have a great happy hour special! Drinks for a dollar!! You can tell the place has been fixed up since 2 years ago and it looked great!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Karen F
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My love for the Dorchester began back in 2011 when my friends and I stayed there. We had a fabulous time and for our next miami vacation 1 month ago (July 2013) it was not a question of where we were going to stay. To our surprise, the Dorchester just got more wonderful from two years ago. It has a beautiful new lobby, breakfast (not free), free beach lounges, and a fabulous staff. The rooms are awesome (no nasty carpet) and can we just go back to the staff? Everyone is so amazing from the people who checked us in, to the bartender, to the cleaning ladies. Everyone is helpful and accommodating. Best hotel ever! Thank you! We will definitely be back!
We were a group of four women so we are always loud and in ready to party mode. Never had a problem. GREAT Miami hotel !

Room Tip: If noise bothers you, make sure to ask for a room in the back of the hotel off the main road.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Dorchester Hotel
Address: 1850 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7499
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #141 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dorchester Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a tranquil courtyard setting across from the beach; three blocks from the Historic District. ... more   less 
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