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Z Ocean Hotel South Beach
Ranked #14 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Reviewed January 28, 2010

My sister and I have stayed here many times. Hotel use to be Desoliel now Z ocean. Although management has change hands the staff continues to be very friendly and accomodating. I read a review that the jacuzzi didn't work, thats very unfortunate we had a similar incident but maintenance was very quick to fix the problem. The roof top decks with jacuzzi are awesome, we enjoyed waking up in the morning having room service served on the roof top. The rooms are clean and spacious. If you book a regular room , be sure to request the rooms with the long entertainment unit along the wall,these room are larger and you will get more bang for your buck. The location is great, no need to rent a car everything is within walking distance.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Claudia0468, Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2010

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and the great amenities and services of our Rooftop suites. We will continue to implement better processes for the Jacuzzis and hope that during your next stay you will once again enjoy the views of our great terraces. Thank you again for your feedback!

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Reviewed January 27, 2010

We were really impressed by our room at the Z Ocean. They managed to pack a lot into a modest sized room. There was a small kitchen area with coffee maker, microwave and wine cooler. A nice lounge with comfy sofa, a throne like armchair and a TV with lots of channels, box office movies and internet access (which is not for the impatient).

On the other side of a nifty TV unit partition was the bedroom, with its own TV which hooked up to the speaker system in the bathrooms... Yes that's right... We had his and hers bathrooms! The larger of which had a walk-in shower with water jets coming at you from everywhere, plus a large rain showerhead. The smaller one had a loo and sink.

Our room also had a balcony over looking Collins Avenue. If only we'd had the weather to sit out and enjoy the hustle, bustle and neon... It was the coldest it had been in Miami for 32 years when we were there. On the first night, we came back to chocolates on our pillow and slippers (strangely only one pair) by the bed, which was a nice touch.

The rest of the hotel was well kept. The pool area was lovely; with loungers, a heated pool and a salt water hot tub. We went up at sunset, and had the place to ourselves... Probably because no one else was daft enough to swim when it was so cold.

We only had a couple of niggles, and one was the walk in shower. Make sure you close the shower door properly or else you will flood the entire room quite quickly... I speak from experience. Plus, check the small print on the docket you sign at check in. It mentions resort fees which are $18/day. I think that's for use of the pool and private beach. We got ours at a reduced rate because of the cold weather.

I would happily stay at the Z Ocean again.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Claudia0468, Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2010

Thank you for your comments and the great description of our rooms and amenities. Sorry to hear you cought the cold weather; we hope you return to Miami and experience the warmth of our beaches next time.
Hopefuly, we will be your host once again; we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed January 25, 2010

We had a penthouse suite with great views over ocean ave and the beach. We did not have a great experience at the restaurant proof. The service was terrible, one waitress for the place on a Sunday afternoon . The rice noodle and tofu dish my wife ordered came with fettucine instead of rice noodles,peanuts instead of macademia nuts etc. There were other substitutions as well . The food was actually pretty good but the half hour wait for the app that came after the meal, the wait for a second glass of wine that came after the meal and the half wait to get the check only after I leftmy table and walked around to find our waitress ruined the nice sobe vibe

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Claudia0468, Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2010

Thank you for your comments; we appreciate them. We will share your information with the restaurant; although it is outsourced to another organization, we want to ensure our guests are completely satified not only with the food but also with the service! We will continue to work on perfecting all areas of our property. Thank you again for your feedback!

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Reviewed January 25, 2010

We travel to South Beach every few years and have traditionally stayed in an Art Deco Hotel, most recently the Raleigh. Booked this as I got it free with my Priority Club points and was astounted to get an upgrade to a Penhouse Suite....free!

With entrances on Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive this has got to be the best location on SOBE. In the action, but at a quiet point on Ocean.

I thought I would miss the style of the Raleigh, but the room, private roof terrace, and the whole hotel has a style of its own, I really liked.

The spa bath on the private terrace was filled within minutes of asking each day as if by magic, and the staff on the front desk were always friendly and helpful. Even got the resort charge comped on a few days as we had not used the beach facility.

The restaurant was not open when we were there, but looked like it would be ready soon. I hope this adds somewhere classy to dine at this end of Ocean, as a lot of the others seemed tired when we tried them.

A refreshing change for our visit and I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting South Beach

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Claudia0468, Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2010

Thank you for your feedback; we truly appreciate your comments and we hope that during your next stay you select our property and enjoy our new restaurant; which in fact is a great culinary and atmosphere selection.
Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed January 25, 2010

Hotel appreared to be newly renovated and the poolside suite was well appointed. The staff is inexperience particularly behind the desk. However, while the property appeared 4 star, we had a major issue with bedbugs which infested the bed. Thank God the children slept on a pullout. This of course caused us a great deal of discomfort and we quickly had to become educated on how to treat te multitude of bite and concomadent schratches and ultimately cuts. It was Board of Health bad.

This was a shame because the suite is high tech European appointments and right beside the hot tub and pool. Do not bring children because sex acts are being openly performed in the daytime along with nude bathing, which management did react to a put to a stop. Not for families, more for young partying singles with plenty of bed bug spray. This was shortly after Thanksgiving 2009.

Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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Claudia0468, Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2010

Although we do appreciate your feedback, we can assure you that our property is free of bedbugs; if anyone reports such findings, we have strict policies to call a specialist during your stay and provide a certificate of clearance. We would have been delighted to offer you this service; however, there is a possibility of sand bugs or sea lice if the beach was visited. We do allow European bathing on property and is an acceptable guideline in the South Beach area.

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Reviewed January 8, 2010

We spent the last few days of the year at the "Z". the check in and service were good. The room was well appointed and the decor a comfortable modern design. There were a few things we found annoying. The Television in the living room had no instructions and we were never able to use it, the second Television was simple enough. The Crowne Plaza website list free wi-fi, as does the in room instruction. When a asked at the front desk for the codes (as instructed in the guide) the young lady informed me that it wasn't free. When I told her that wasn't what the in room instruction said she snapped back that "this was South Beach and things just cost more here". To be honest it came across as quite "snotty". Just for the record, I found South Beach to far less expensive than my home city of San Francisco.

The restaurant was open and was actually fairly good. The menu and the decor are impressive. However, to say the we enjoyed our dinner there would be a lie. While the atmosphere is inviting it is appeared to be more of a private club for the owners and their friends. The table next to us was clearly friends with what appeared to be an owner and the management. One gentleman's vocabulary at that table was unfortunately limited to all the four letter words that your mother ask you not to use in public. He was loud and obnoxious. Since the volume of their conversation forced us to share evey word we were rather rushed to get through it and get out of there.

Overall, I would agree with previous writers that the Ritz or the Betsy would be better bookings.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Claudia0468, Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2010

Thank you for your feedback; we appreciate your comments and have shared them with our staff. Since your stay, we have made several changes including improving our collateral material. We have also shared your comments with the restaurant; although an outside vendor, it is crucial for the hotel to ensure our high level of service is provided throughout the property. Thank you again, your comments have been most helpful!

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Reviewed January 4, 2010

How many Z Ocean hotels are there in South Beach. I think some of the reviewers of this hotel must have stayed in the other one. Really, we've been coming to South Beach in December for the last seven years and stayed at a variety of hotels ranging from the Astor to the Betsy Ross. Whilst we've never had a bad trip, the Z Ocean beats them all. Fantastic, welcoming and friendly staff, unbelievable rooms with great facilities, really spacious terrace, incredible food in the restaurant and an unbeatable location. We would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Claudia0468, Manager at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2010

Thank you!! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our staff did a great job! We hope next December you will once again choose our property; we would be honored to be your host!!

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Address: 1437 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4103
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#10 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
#12 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $231 - $705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Z Ocean Hotel South Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Crowne Plaza Miami Beach
Miami Beach Crowne Plaza
De Soleil South Beach
Vincci South Beach
Regent South Beach

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