Based on the reviews & research I had done, I expected a nice, historical hotel in a great location. And, the website is beautiful, glossy, & full of modern images.
Valet parking was efficient. Food haukers at front door were annoying but expected in South Beach. Staff was helpful. Elevator was cute/quaint/historical but dirty. The room reminded me of a door room. Musty smelling, full size bed with creaky springs & without pillow top cushioning, the air conditioning NEVER took a break & there was no way to adjust temp or fan speed. Bathroom was very cute but very slippery, shower rod falls, and door did not close AND for when it was time to take a shower we were told the water in the ENTIRE hotel would be off for about 3 hours. Even though the water was off--the restaurant continued food service--ewww.
I was responsible for booking our girls getaway this year--they probably won't let me live this one down for years to come.
- 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