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James Hotel
Ranked #114 of 205 Hotels in Miami Beach
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My friend and I stayed here for only one night in order to attend a concert at The Fillmore. We were both pleased with the location, our room, the free parking, and the service. Because of some of the other reviews, we were a little concerned, but our room was much better than we expected. We could walk down the street, turn a corner, and be either at the theater or the beach. It was a relief to not be forced to drive anywhere or pay for parking! The man that checked us in was very helpful with directions and friendly, the room was quite clean, the A/C was awesome, the 2 large mirrors in the room were great, the shower was hot, the fridge and room itself were spacious, and the fact that we could quickly walk back to the hotel after the concert in less than 3 minutes was fantastic, especially in heels! One of the interesting things at this hotel is that they ask you to leave your car key with the front desk. Needless to say, I was a little confused...until the next morning. Cue very early check out, before 6:30 AM early, and it finally made sense when my car was blocked by 2 other vehicles, and the front desk concierge had to physically remove the two other cars from the lot so I could get out. Talk about great service~ In addition to that, there are lots of things within just a mile's radius. Drugstores, restaurants, pizzerias, etc. and with other families staying at the hotel and people walking around, it felt safe for two college girls. If i had to point out some minor things that bothered me, it would have to be the curtains. They never fully covered all of the windows, so I always felt like somebody could see inside our room through the gaps at some point. That and the racket outside our room from the custodian at 6:00 AM. Although, we were up at the time, so we didn't mind it much. Apart from those, it was great! Worth the money just for the location itself! Would definitely recommend and stay again :D

TL;DR-Awesome location, great service, free parking, recommend!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Excellent location for access to miami beach and Lincoln road shopping. Staff very friendly, parking available although haphazard, entertaining parking methods. Don't expect modern art deco rooms but beds are comfy and shower's good so perfect place to stay on a budget. If your looking for a romantic weekend away its not for you but if you need a place to park and sleep you're laughing.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is not the best but then it's not trying to be, it is a comfortable hotel close to the beach and amenities. So cheap I was expecting a bug ridden place but it was good. The bad things were the bed in my room, which definitely had seen better days and also the shelf space.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

the nerve of these people to charge over $100 for a night it smells badthe rooms are not clean and the people have bad attitudesthere was construction going on and when I asked to change my room they declined never will I come here again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is located close to everything...the stuff was great and very friendly.. the rooms were not that clean but overall that's what you get for the price you pay for it.. if your a young group of people traveling around states looking to save a little on hotels this definitely would be a good stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I turned up without a booking (got stuffed around by another hotel) and the staff couldnt have been nicer or more helpful. You can see its an old hotel but was spotlessly clean. Aircon worked great as did their wifi - strong signal all the time. Only a 5min walk from the beach or Washington Ave where all the restaurants and shops are. Cheap too and I wanted a late checkout and they accommodated me, only had to pay an extra $20. Will def stay there again if i get the chance :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you love art and design you're gonna love it, from the lobby to every detail in the room. It also has an excellent service from everyone. They have some bikes so you can go know better the city by bike.

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Property: James Hotel
Address: 1680 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-3104
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — James Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 53
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