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“Ocean Five Miami Beach” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Five Hotel
Ranked #111 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
dublin ireland
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48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ocean Five Miami Beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2008

Stayed here for four nights in early November. Its a rather basic hotel but its clean and in the heart of South Beach. Breakfast next door in the restaurant is basic but adequate. For the price we paid it was fine. We would stay here again if we were in South Beach and were looking for a value for money hotel

  • Liked — Value for money and central location
  • Disliked — No elevator and 25 dollar parking fee
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Pat D
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2008

We were so worried when we had booked our holiday and read the bad reviews on here regarding the Ocean Five hotel. To be honest these people annoy me, if you want a five star hotel with a pool and a huge FREE breakfast then don't book a 3* hotel without a pool!, you know all about this hotel before you book it. Who needs a pool when you are across the road from Miami beach??? The breakfast was free each day and was ample for myself and my husband, anything free is a bonus while on holiday as far as we are concerned, how can these people complain when it is FREE!! you can always pay a little extra and have a fried breakfast or pancakes! We also got a complimentary beach towel each day!
The hotel was perfect for what we wanted, ok so not 5* luxury, but you know this when you book, and anyone holidaying in Miami should only need to use their hotel as a base anyway! For us it was perfect, the staff were polite and helpful, our room, halllways and lift were clean and smelt clean, we had NO noise what so ever at night while sleeping, we had free internet access in the hotel lobby, we had a safe area to leave our hire car, and best of all the hotel has the best location, its directly opposite Miami beach and just accross the road from the fantastic madness that is Ocean Drive. This was a holiday of a lifetime for us travelling in America and we spent a week at Ocean Five, and we had the best time, the hotel was a big part of that! If you're exploring Miami then book here!!

  • Liked — all of it!
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank Barbrook
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new york
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2008

Although Andy the hotel manager was lovely to deal with, the hotel itself wasnt upto the same standard....in need of upgrading

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Alot of faults
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank skanie
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Sweden
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2008

Ocean Five is a really nice hotel for the price you pay. It's not the Hilton, but it was a perfect place to stay for our one week vacation in Miami Beach (we are not really Hilton customers unless someone else pays...).
Nice service, nice rooms and excellent location very close to the action at Ocean Drive and close to the beach.
The guys at the front desk were very helpful giving advice on car rental, guided tours etc.
Our room was spacious with newly renovated bathroom and (2) comfy beds.
Those who complain about noice - stay somewhere else. It is not at all noisy. But, hey, it's on Ocean Drive!
The breakfast was not more than you can expect from a "continental breakfast", but go big and order pancakes or omelet if you like (slow service though).
Would definitely stay there again!

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The slow service at breakfast
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank KarinX
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Glasgow, Scotland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2008

After reading reviews about this hotel before me and my boyfriend went, I can say that I was petrified about this hotel and had already assumed that we would be moving as soon as we got there.

When we got there, we were pleasntly surprised! The front desk guy was pleasant and very helpful. Although walking through the restaurant is a bit strange it wasn't as bad as other travellers had made out. The room we got was on the second floor at the front of the building and it was a corner room, this meant it was very spacious. If you are staying in this hotel, request room 223.

The room was very clean so much so it smelled of cleaning products which in my book is always a good sign. All in all we found the room comfortable to live in.

We stayed at this hotel for 10 nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!! The location means you are not located in they very busy part of Ocan Drive but just off it. The beach is within walking distance, the pool would have been nice but that was known before going on holiday.

I could not comment on the breakfast as we never actually had it, we up in time for it most mornings!!! Miami isn't a city for staying in your hotel room and if you feel the same way then I would definately recommend the Ocean Five hotel.

  • Liked — Location and room
  • Disliked — No pool
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank claired11
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Staffordshire, UK
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2008

Before we got to this hotel, we'd read some negative reviews about it, so were quite sceptical when we got there. I say 'we', meaning my wife & I, brother & his wife & we're all in our mid forties. Well we checked in & the guy on the desk couldn't be more helpful, a coloured guy called Andy with a charming accent haha. The rooms weren't too bad, comfortable with a view over the main street. The beds were massive, giving both the wife & I plenty of legroom at night. Over the week we were there, the only thing we could find fault with was the continental breakfast, it was tiny, but enough to keep you going till lunch time. You could of course pay for whatever breakfast you wanted, but seeing as the continental was complimentary, then why not. Besides, come lunch time there's a great deli on the corner from the hotel where you could pick up a great sandwich, that's enough to keep anyone going until later that night.
So overall, it's a great hotel, the staff were superb & the beach is only a 5 minute walk away.

  • Liked — The friendlyness of the staff
  • Disliked — The continental breakfast
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Cotster
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Ashington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2008

This Hotel leaves alot to be desired, the cleanliness of the rooms and public areas is terrible. The corridors smell of tobacco smoke and the rooms at the front are really noisy whereas the rooms at the side are dark and dismal. The "free" breakfast consisted of 3 slices of bread toasted, 2 very small muffins and jam and butter, 2 cups of coffee (No top ups) and 2 small orange juice, between 2 people. We booked for a week and stayed 2 nights in total.

  • Liked — The exit
  • Disliked — Lack of cleanliness
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Cags1960
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Property: Ocean Five Hotel
Address: 436 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6614
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#80 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Five Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an excellent Miami Beach location on Ocean Drive, in the Art Deco District, we are steps away from South Beach shopping, gourmet dining, a chic nightlife, and miles of golden Atlantic sand beaches. At the same time, here is the surprisingly tranquil area of well-known Ocean Drive, SoFi - South of Fifth. Within our Art Deco setting (origin, 1936) we welcome guests seeking an unpretentious, uncomplicated boutique hotel with attentive service. An Authentic Experience... the Essence of South Beach!Italian travertine marble floors,modern decor. Friendly and professional staff is ready to please our guests, We offer complimentary continental breakfast and WiFi Internet. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA) and 15 minutes from the Port of Miami ... more   less 
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