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Clevelander South Beach Hotel
Ranked #49 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, Md
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12 reviews
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“One big party!”
Reviewed February 27, 2006

I just got back from SoBe and I loved the Clevelander. Do not stay there if you don't want to party. This is a hotel designed for a wild time.

Yes, the bathroom needed renovation. The hotel is old. It has charm. If you need a sparkling new place, stay somewhere else. The room was small, but it was clean. How much time do you spend in the room anyway? Four of us were able to stay comfortably. The party usually went on until 4:30 or 5 am, and it was loud. This wasn't a problem for me. I thought the staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was good, and the prices weren't outrageous, compared to other restaurants.

My only concern was that the pool was never open. It was more of a backdrop for the party. But I would still go back.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed February 20, 2006

When we got to the hotel they told us that there is no parking only valet. Well that was fine and all until they told us that it was 20 dollars a day and better yet...we were not allowed to go to our car and retreive anything unless they brought the car around to you which took them 45 minutes. As for the room, its probably about 100sq ft of space. The beds were by far the most uncomfortable slabs i have ever slept on in my life. the windows are screwed shut. They left nice toilettries and some compliments for drinks and such. But i have never been so uncomfortable and claustrophobic in one night. As for the bathroom it had to be at least 5ft X 5ft....lol. We paid the guy for two nights of valet parking cause you have no other choice. Well we ended up not staying the second night and the valet guy said he couldnt give us back our 20 dollars for the night we didnt stay. "they'll send a check."

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed January 31, 2006

Vacation: most of us think of fun and relaxing, great dining, nice tans, and a comfortable bed to lie your head on. Well if you plan on all that don't stay at the Clevelander! This hotel is a depiction of a scarface movie, drugs, lies and diseses not from bad choices, but from the staff and service. The rooms were filthy, we found blood and pubic hairs on are sheets when we pulled the sheets down, and the staff doesn't care.The word customer service isn't an moto of this hotel, they don't care because some young kid that has never left home will come along and think this place is the best thing since peanut butter and jelly. If you been around you will know that this is no place to spend your money for a VACATION. It is one thing to throw a good party and have the environment to go with it, this was like having a bad after school special

  • Stayed March 2002
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Reviewed October 12, 2005

My friends and I went to Miami for a Caribbean carnival and did a lot of research on South Beach since most of the hotels are not usually what is on the internet. The Clevelander was great for our needs-- great great great location-- right on beach and close to all of the main restaurants. Food was great at Clevelander and staff was very helpful and friendly. Room had 2 double beds and the 3 of us were comfortable in it.
The only thing I would say is that they need to renovate the bathrooms. Other than that the hotel was clean, and good for the price. We had pool view so that was great, and music didn't bother us because we partied til 5am every night anyway!

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed August 15, 2005

My husband & I stayed at the Clevelander Hotel in South Beach because of its location. It is in the perfect spot, right on the beach, next to many restaurants & bars. We chose the Clevelander because it has a restaurant, many bars, a pool & a great happy hour. The happy hour was great. Happy hours are Mon-Thurs 3-6pm & Fri 3-7pm. Frozen drinks were half price (full price is $10) & you got a hurricane cup to keep. During happy hour was also $5 munchies (wings, beefy nachos, double dogs, peel & eat shrimp, onion rings, steamed clams, chili cheese fries and jalapeno poppers). At night, the bar was hopping; there was a dj and the place got really packed. As far as the rooms, they all have two double beds & are kind of small, very plain. The only complaint that I have is that the walls are paper thin & you can hear everybody on your floor. And we were on the quiet side of the hotel to avoid the late night noise outside. We had groups of guys on both sides of our room & they made so much noise. This is definitely a party hotel! We had a good time & the staff was really nice & helpful.

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Reviewed May 26, 2005

We spent a few nights in SOBE, Miami, and this place was absolutely amazing! Spent 2 nights at the Clevelander, amazing music, people, staff was very nice..... steps to all hotels at the Art Deco District and a great place to dance or just sit and have drinks by the pool with the great music!!!!! Definitly check this place out if you're staying on Ocean Drive!!!!!!

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Reviewed April 18, 2005

Just got back - we were there for 8 days (April 5-13). Great Party pool area with DJs and live bands every day.
Stay on the "quiet side" - we couldn't hear a thing.
The rooms are very basic and on the small side - but if you are planning on staying in your hotel room for anything but sleep, you shouldn't be going to South Beach. Why waste $$ on a hotel.
We got a great rate because we booked in advance.
It is right across from the beach, walking distance to all of the great resturaunts and clubs, shopping and a $5 cab ride to Lincoln Road (you have to eat at Nexxt Cafe on Lincoln Rd).
You might as well stay at the Clevelander, because you will end up there at least once every day - the pool bar area is always hopping! We started there for drinks and ended the night there for drinks every day - then you just stumble up to you room!
Enjoy!

  • Stayed April 2005
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Property: Clevelander South Beach Hotel
Address: 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5014
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#55 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clevelander South Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clevelander brings an adult playground experience to Miami Beach being the only legendary party hotel. A 70-year tradition of fun is enhanced more than ever thanks to a complete renovation of its boutique hotel featuring 60 cozy rooms, Rock Star Suites, ground floor poolside bars, Game On Sports Bar, C-Level Rooftop Terrace and SPF4 Sundeck. Clevelander is known for being at the center of it all on South Beach in the middle of the famous Ocean Drive. Clevelander is a full-service nightlife venue featuring live entertainment 7 days a week. Clevelander is famous for epic bachelor, bachelorette, holiday and birthday parties. Clevelander is a large and versatile venue hosting groups for corporate meetings up to 1000 guests. Clevelander Hotel accepts Bitcoin currency for all products and services on property. ... more   less 
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