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Parisian Hotel & Suites
Ranked #197 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Avoid At All Costs!!!!!!”
Reviewed May 3, 2012

We found ourselves "having" to take a one night stay here last month. We couldn't wait to leave.

Whilst the lobby entire is inviting enough the hotel room was thoroughly depressing. It reminded me of something out of a cheap horror movie.

The air con blew freezing cold air continuously into our room. Yes - we were shivering in Miami! When we asked for it to be turned off (as the dial on the wall didn't work) a handyman promptly attended the room, with ladders, some A4 sheets of paper and some sticky tape - hmmmm! To our amazement we sat and watched as he "sealed" up the vents with paper and tape. 5 mins after he left the room having completed the job the paper blew off as the air con was so strong. It's laughable now really!

The hairdrier had seen better days. It was one of those types that fixes on the wall (and usually stays there). But not in the Parisian - it had been pulled off the wall and had been dumped in a cupboard. Oh dear!

The "kitchen" area was hideous. Absolutely nothing in any of the drawers or cupboards. The bathroom was ok but the the view was awful and the room just made you want to leave.

They had the cheek to ask us for a $50 dollar deposit, and then check the room before we left. Not sure what we could have stolen if thats what they were thinking, or what could have been possibly made worse? I was just glad to get my deposit back.

And all this for the pricely some of $165. Not expensive by South Beach standards I know but for a few dollars more I am sure we could have got something which resembled a hotel of the 21st century.

Don't stay here! Stay at The Mondian!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Went there in January after booking with Expedia. We were surprised by the 100 dollar cash deposit. Most hotels just take your credit card. Only two people at a time can ride the elevator. Wanted to take a late night bath but all the hot water was used. Breakfast was a bunch of pastries and no coffee was even made. I checked out just as the rest of my party was heading downstairs and the female supervisor called us "scammers" because I asked for our deposit back before everyone was out of room. Before that there was some confusion if I got the money back or not. Spend the extra money and stay at the Marriot or somewhere in which you get treated like a customer and not a "scammer". Front desk needs some lessons on how to be professional.

  • Stayed January 2012
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Room Tip: Don't stay here
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

When ape like creatures gathered themselves together, invented fire, realised the absence of humour in Adam Sandler films and finally moved out of feces lined caves, I think they imagined they would never return to that place. Sadly, some modern day hominids had the misfortune of unearthing the cave, or Parisian Hotel & Suites as they call it now.

The subsequent million years haven't been kind to the place, though it may pass for a museum of;

a) Strange coloured stains, upon all fittings.
b) The horrors of the drug trade, the syringes carefully displayed in separate draws.
c) Conception techniques throughout the ages, from the modern condom beneath the bed, to the shower that only ran in ice cold jets straight from a Russian base in the Arctic.

Like all good museums, out front was displayed several mummified bodies, tenuously referred to as "staff" They really were quite convincing, I though I saw one of them move slightly, but to believe that would be a bit daft.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2011

Worst stay ever at a hotel!!! wasn't expecting a 5 star resort at all, but definately wasn't expecting a -5 resort!!! Rude spaced out front desk worker who often would fall asleep with head on counter. Rooms dirty, dark,musty, old halfway house furniture appeal, sheets stained, bed old and uncomfortable, pillows old and flat!!!! small old tv with few channels. Bathroom horrible with prison style foot flush, old rusted tub, cracked mildewed tile!!! And of course the infamous bedbug discovery at end of stay!!!! Don't even think about working issures out with front desk, no money back and not the kind of place you'd want any free stays or perks!!! And they make an imprint of your credit card is using as method of payment, I can see fraud being a strong possibility at this place!!! Reminded me of a 3rd war county bomb shelter when there's nowhere else to go!!!!!!!!!!! Don't do it unless you like learning the hard way, please take this good advice!!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2011

Now this isn't a 5 star place, but it is clean. The staff is awesome. Norma, Monica, and Yolanda are so helpful and sweet. Older hotel, but room was comfy and very clean. They use actual cleaning supplies, not just water like some of the bigger hotels. And the pastries for breakfast are amazing. Great location, we would definitely go back there.

Room Tip: Call and talk to Norma, manager speacials all the.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Parisian Hotel & Suites
Address: 1510 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-3111
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
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Ranked #197 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Parisian Hotel & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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