Stayed here to celebrate my birthday weekend. It so happened that this weekend was also Spring Break and Ultra Music Festival..........
CONS: The price was exorbitantly high. Did not get great value for my money maybe because of the events of this weekend. My room was super small and I am 6 foot 6 inches tall. Bad combination. The beds were comfortable but made a squeaking sound every time I turned on the bed. That was pretty annoying. The bathroom was also super small so I felt cramped every time I stepped in there. The shower head did not have an adjustment feature so it targeted a very narrow area for the entire time. The floors of my room were dark wood and had no carpets. I prefer carpeted rooms when I stay at hotels. Sockets/power outlets were hard to find. I had to remove the small fridge from under the television to find outlets.
PROS: Location, location, location. Colony is located on Ocean Drive between 7th and 8th right next to Johnny Rockets and a few doors down from Wet Willies. So the people traffic is pretty thick on this part of Ocean Drive. If there is an event in Miami/South Beach, you will be right in the mix.
The staff was friendly, efficient and accommodating. One young man named Thomas was exceptionally helpful. I had a 6 am flight to catch and he committed himself to calling me a cab and making sure it was available at he front at 4:30 am. He walked me to the front to ensure that the cabbie requested the flat fee and that this cabbie was the one he requested. Kudos to young Thomas for making me feel like an appreciated guest.
I would recommend the Colony to travelers for a Miami/South Beach weekend visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most photographed Art Deco hotels along famed South Beach, The Colony Hotel is a renovated 1939 hotel that offers an intoxicating ambiance and fun in the sun for guests who just want to get away to relax and enjoy all that Miami Beach has to offer. Guests are within walking distance to South Beach boutique shops, restaurants, nightclubs, salon/spas, other world-famous sites like the former Versace Mansion and much more. We cater to visitors looking to escape the structured corporate environment and the vacationer who wants to come to relax and enjoy sun-filled days and fun filled nights. Everything that people enjoy about South Beach is literally at the doorstep of the Colony Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colony Hotel Miami Beach
- Colony Miami Beach