I stayed at the Colony for 3 nights including Hurricane Katrina's passing (August 23-26) and was somewhat disappointed. I say somewhat only because I kind of knew what to expect. I was relieved to have been given a room with a plasma tv, but unfortunately that was the only good thing about the hotel. The room was extremely small, extremely. There was the bed which is basically at floor level and nothing else in the room besides a dresser. I mean nothing. Also, the safety lock to prevent others from entering the room was broken off the door!!! When I told the front desk they wrote it down but never replaced it. The bathroom was extremely small too. The shower drain was clogged and the water was almost overflowing. There was a slight improvement after I guess someone checked on it after I requested it. Since there are only about 6 oceanfront rooms, I had a room with a view of the windows of the adjacent hotel, not even a partial ocean view. There is no bellman and the breakfast is very little. Housekeeping or maintenance felt free to eat some of my snacks. Besides the plasma tv and the fact that it is located in the hip strip of Ocean Drive near all the bars and clubs, (it's adjacent to Wet Willie's and News Cafe, Mango's and Clevelander are steps away too) the only good thing was that I only paid about $117 a night to stay here. I went through AA Vacations and when I checked on Expedia it was twice as much! Don't stay here, it's just not worth having a plasma tv if you are going to be crammed into a tiny room, with possibly no lock. You may say you'll only be there to sleep, but if the weather turns sour you will be stuck in there.
- 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