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Ithaca of South Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 29 Miami Beach B&B and Inns
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Nord-Fron Municipality, Norway
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9 reviews
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“Nice boutique hotel but the air conditon...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

It wasn't so easy to find this place but after asking som locals we found it. There is valet parking, just ask the receptionist upstairs. We were one couple and two friends who stayed one night on our drive back to Orlando. The rooms were spacious, modern and beautiful. Very helpful staff at all time. The location of the hotel was perfect with just one block away from Ocean Drive and the beach. Only minus was the noise from the A/C. We tried to turn it off but with no luck. The hotel does have breakfast but we choose to sleep in instead.

But we will definitely come back for more nights :)

Room Tip: Ask the staff how to turn off the A/C if the noise is too loud
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Sharon M, guest servicr agent at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
first of all, I like to thank you for choosing our delightful hotel, Ithaca of south beach. I am sorry for the inconvenience of the A/C, just be sure that we will invest our energy and resources to finding a way to keep our air conditions to a respectful volume in the future. Like all ways, we enjoy your feed back and hope you choose our hotel in the future when you decide to visit Miami again.




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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We absolutely loved our stay in Ithaca of South Beach!
The location is perfect on Collins avenue, about 20 seconds walk from Ocean Drive and right next to the beautiful beach of South Beach

The staff is SO helpful! Thanks again Dion for your help and tips! Thank you Polish girl at the reception, your smile was always appreciated!

No worries about parking, there is a valet service with an extra of 25 dollars a day, but really, you will want to do this rather than parking elsewhere!

The rooms are modern, stylish and obviously recent.

Everyday at six the hotel offers cheese and wine!

Breakfast is served at 8 in an intimate place, lovely! You can also take it in your roon if you like.

To sum up, we WILL go to this hotel again, it's perfect!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Sharon M, guest service agent at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for your kind words of satisfaction. We enjoyed giving you the best customer service experience while you stayed at our beautiful hotel. We look forward to having you stay at our wonderful hotel in the future once again.


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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you are looking to stay in the middle of the action of South Beach Miami close to Oceand drive, but not in a huge and touristic hotel, this is the place to be. Only 11 rooms, ideal for romantic couples, friends or small families. So the location is certainly a PLUS. The staff is very helpfull and enthousiast. We got two glasses champagne upon arrival. We had the room 101, also scared because of the reviews about the noise. Let me tell you this, the staff reads the reviews and do everything about it to make their hotel a better hotel. So when we were concerned about the noice, they told us that they read the review and now there are little notes to ask the people to be silent in the hall and during breakfast. Anyway we loved the room 101 and slept like babies. No noise from inside the hotel and not even from the streets.
ABOUT THE ROOM: how romantic,lovely and nice is the interior? We loved it!
On of our favourite moments of the day: from 6 to 7 pm we got wine,cheese,strawberries... The hotel DOESNT have to do this, but they did and I think it's a great concept.
We didnt expect to have any breakfast, but we got a nice continental breakfast every morning.
It was nice even to meet some people of the hotel and share travelling experiences during these two moments in the day.

Big thank you to the staff: very helpfull. They try everything to please the guests. If you have a question or problem,they will help you

Extra's:
- You can keep the 'SUPER SOFT' slippers ;)
- Champagne upon arrival
- Beach umbrella and towels provided
- Continental breakfast and wine/cheese reception
- Very good working WIFI
- COMFORTABLE BEDS
- Amazing shower
- Amazing location

TIP:
Use the valet service! Miami is not easy to find a good place and even so you have to pay A LOT. The valet service is 25 dollars a day. That is a very good price.
And leave the car there, only if you need to go downtown or somewhere far away.
You dont need a car in south beach: TAKE A WALK or TAKE A BIKE! You'll enjoy everything so much more

Only thing: We think there should be a 'real' reception. The poor staff is sitting in a small room, a little bit hidden away. If they should open the window of the small reception, you can speak to the staff directly through that window, and not the door. I think it's more enjoyable ( for staff and guests)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Sharon M, guest service agent at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
I am so glad you had a wonderful stay at our beautiful hotel, and yes we read every comment that our guest writes so that we can provide exceptional service and to adhere to your request.
Finally, thank you for your beautiful comments, and we look forward to having you stay at Ithaca on south beach when you decide to make your future reservation to Miami.


Cordially,

Derrick Moore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Very small (only a few rooms) but really nice hotel. The room was spacious and the furnishing is modern and stylish.
Friendly and caring staff, free wine and cheese in late afternoon.
2 minutes away from the beach.
Highly recommend this hotel - excellent choice.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sharon M, guest service at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for your nice comments about your recent stay at our hotel. We take pride in providing great service at a reasonable cost and hope that you choose Ithaca on south beach when you decide to visit Miami Beach again in the future.


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Derrick Moore
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

I stayed with my parents for one night and we had a great experience. The room was very spacious and clean, the hotel is just a block from the beach and the staff was incredibly nice and helpful. They even had beach chairs, towels and an umbrella for us! We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Sharon M, guest service agent at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
I want to take this time to thank you for your warm comments and to ensure you that Ithaca's management staff and team members care about the over all guest experience and we will continue to improve our product and quality.



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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

My husband I got away for the first time without our kids in 6 yrs. We fell in love with Ithaca. Friendliest and most accomodating staff..from the gm, to Dion the concierge, to the cleaning staff, everyone had a genuine smile on his/her face. We were greeted upon arrival with such warmth, friendliness, and hospitality.
GM and concierge are awesome!
The rooms are gorgeous and inviting..look exactly like the pictures online. Champagne upon arrival. Wine and cheese and other snacks at 6 each evening.
Breakfast offers bagels, coffee, juices, coffee cakes, etc...perfect first thing in the morning.
We left today after spending 3 nights there, and I wish it could have been more..can't stop thinking about it!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank grad117
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Sharon M, guest service agent at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
It gave me great pleasure to read your warm courtesy appreciation you received from our wonderful staff. Your kind words only ensure us to live up to what the essence of Hospitality is and serve each and every guest with a genuine smile on our face and provide the up most customer service while you stay at Ithaca on south beach.


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Gurmels, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had a great stay at Ithaca of South beach. The location is perfect, close to the beach, to many restaurants and nice shops, so we did not need a car while staying there. Even if there are many bars and night clubs close to Ithaca Hotel that open until late, we could sleep quite well, as there is no bar or restaurant in the same building, as it happens with other hotels in South Beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful ( we met Dion, Jack, Agatha) and as the hotel is quite small ( I think it has only 11 rooms), they are like a family, and the atmosphere is very relaxing. In the evening they offer wine and cheese after 6 pm to all guests, which we found a fantastic idea. The rooms are very nice and clean, nice decoration and colors, everythings is new, and the cleanings staff clean the rooms properly daily, which unfortunalely was not the case in other hotels we stayed in Florida. We stayed in Ithaca for 4 nights when we just arrived in the United States, we travel around in Florida and we came back to Miami for 2 days before taking the plane back to Europe. I had booked another hotel close to the airport, but I cancelled that reservation and booked again in Ithaca, as we loved this hotel. We really recommend this hotel and we will stay again in Ithaca next time we visit Miami.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Nuria P
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Sharon M, guest service agent at Ithaca of South Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Your words were beautiful which you expressed your gratitude of our service that you received at our hotel. At Ithaca on south beach we pride ourselves in giving great care and customer service to our guest in any capacity needed. We will go the extra mile to ensure your stay is lasting.


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Property: Ithaca of South Beach Hotel
Address: 601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ithaca of South Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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