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The Colony Hotel
Ranked #178 of 202 Hotels in Miami Beach
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

This hotel was in a fantastic location, right across the beach and near restaurants. Great amenities, the rooms were clean and fresh, the staff were friendly, would recommend. One thing that did bother me, which is not the hotels fault, is when walking down the strip, you cannot walk 5 metres without being harassed to eat at restaurants, morning, lunch and dinner. so annoying, but hotel stay was very enjoyable

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Mandy4116
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

In addition to the great location -- across the street from the beach -- and being in the center of Miami night life, this hotel has a very accommodating staff. Carlos, Harold, and Albert were most helpful throughout our stay with excellent recommendations, numerous cab calls, and even babysitting luggage. Not only will I stay here again but I am also recommending this hotel to our travel club. Thank you once again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paulette R
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Eddie N, Director of Sales at The Colony Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Paulette, thank you for the great review, as part of management I can tell you that the nothing makes the day better than to read how well our guests were treated by staff! They play such a crucial role to the reputation and product of the hotel! I will make sure that all of the employees mentioned are given copies of this review! We hope to see you again in the near future!
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Noisy le grand
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Fantastic location in South Beach Miami on Ocean Drive.
I had great time during 2 days and 2 nights.
I could attend the beach in 2 mn and the Convention Center during Art Basel Show in 15mn.
( walking distance ).
I had small problems in the hotel but they have been fixed properly by the efficient Harold Rondan ( Front Office Manager )
I will come again
Jean Louis from Paris

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Jean L
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Eddie N, Director of Sales at The Colony Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Jean,

Thank you for the kind words, its always a relief to hear that your concerns were addressed quickly and efficiently by Harold, he is quite the star of the front desk! Please contact us directly the next time you are ready to come to Miami Beach, we will gladly offer you the best rates possible as a repeat client!
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Positive:
Location -- very close to beach directly on the Ocean Drive, clean rooms and very friendly cleaning staff, quick check in

Negative:
Old and very very soft mattresses, heavy smell in the room and windows were not to open, don't go to the restaurant in front of the hotel - it's a tourist trap.

Stayed November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Pomma
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Eddie N, Director of Sales at The Colony Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Pomma,

Thank you for the positive review - I will forward your concerns regarding the mattresses and the windows to the General Manager! I assure you it will be fixed promptly!
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great location in the heart of Art Deco district and right across the street from the beach. Absolutely loved our stay! Harold was great checked us in and helped set up a nice tour of the city. We asked for a reccommendation for Cuban food and were pleasantly surprised with an offering right around the corner-Puerto Saga(separate review-lol). The price is definitely right. Did not eat at the restaurant or others on the strip-did not care for the "hawker" vibe. Room very clean and stylish. Our room was nice-quiet, no street noise but don't look out the window!! We had a view of alley and nasty building being rehab'd. We didnt worry about that-happy for clean and modern touches. My only complaint- bed too soft for my taste. Definitely recommend and would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Denise S
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Eddie N, Director of Sales at The Colony Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Denise,

Thank you for the positive review! A lot of people do not like the constant flyers and aggressive "hawkers" on Ocean Drive, it seems like every restaurant does the same thing, but do not let that drive you away from dining on Ocean Drive, its a nice scene and some of the places serve very very good food! Unfortunately we only have 4 rooms that face the Ocean, we truly wish we could give everyone a great view, preferably a sea view, but we always remind our guests of the hustle and bustle that you can find in South Beach, there is so much you can do that there really is no excuse to be in your room!
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London, England
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

A lovely hotel. Exceptionally clean, tastefully decorated with comfy beds.
In a great location for a really reasonable price.
Don't see what anybody could possibly have a problem with.

Also had no issues with noise as some people have reported but may have been because my stay was mid week.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank HadieSadie
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Eddie N, Director of Sales at The Colony Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Hadie,

Thank you for the kind words, there really is not much that needs to be said, as you summed up your feelings for the property quite nicely!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

A well needed beach break after travelling 4 major cities, and the hotel was amazing. The staff were so so lovely, so so helpful and the rooms were great -- they were clean, comfortable, with the sheets changed daily as well as the room and en-suite cleaned daily. It was a great price for the location (right on the beach, countless restaurants, bars and clubs walking distance). The only downside was the restaurant downstairs which was less than average; very disappointing as we decided to eat there on our last night after 5 nights of great meals.

Apart from that, could not recommend the Colony more!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lizzie F
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Eddie N, Director of Sales at The Colony Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Lizzie,

Thank you for the awesome review! It is a shame that you did not enjoy your meal at the restaurant, we will advise them of this review so that they are aware, and we will urge them to be more mindful of our guests and their concerns! Once again thank you for the positive review.
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Property: The Colony Hotel
Address: 736 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#114 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Colony Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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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