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“Unwelcome Hotel Activities” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franklin Hotel South Beach

Franklin Hotel South Beach
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Franklin Hotel South Beach
Ranked #144 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Unwelcome Hotel Activities”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2006

We arrived on a Wednesday morning for a four night stay.
On first appearances from the outside the hotel seemed as described on the Expedia website except the bedroom was smelly, fairly dirty and urgently needed updating.
The hotel receptionist insisted all the cost of our stay paid up front before we were handed the keys to the room.
The following evening the hotel became increasingly sinister with odd, threatening looking characters in the bar area and scantily clad young girls hanging around. We then realized it was a pick up place and the girls were using the bedrooms on the ground floor to entertain their clients.
Friday night was even more frightening. The reception and bar area were not the place to sit around. We remained locked inside our room too scared to venture outside. The receptionist just shrugged when I complained about it all the following morning.
I demanded and received a full refund from Expedia who had advertised and who had sold me the stay in the hotel. That however was the summer of 2003. Unbelievably despite our complaints the company continues to advertise the hotel on their website which has received bottom marks in every category for service, condition, cleanliness and comfort from other Expedia travellers.

  • Stayed July 2003
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Franklin Hotel South Beach
Address: 860 Collins Ave, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5808
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #144 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
Number of rooms: 48

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