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Crystal Beach Suites Hotel
Ranked #143 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Yes the decor is dated but the rooms were clean and there are many other positives...on-site laundry, free wifi, pool (which they let us use after normal hours), gym, stone throw away from the beach, very large rooms with kitchenette fully stocked with dishes etc., handicap accessible and friendly staff. I travelled with a group of 12 (4 rooms) and the hotel did everything they could to accommodate our demands. They even delivered extra mattresses for the sofa bed's to more than 1 room. If you are lucky enough to get a parking spot on 71st Street it will cost $1.00/hour and is free from 6PM to 8AM. There is a public parking lot $8.00/day only 150 metres (160 Yards) north of the hotel on Collins Ave. Also free from 6PM to 8AM

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Trondheim
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Spent a weekend there in March during the Miami music week with a friend.
The hotel has clear signs of it not beeing done anything to in the last decade(s). Decent size, we had a bedroom and a living room with a sofabed. Windows directly into the "backyard", which proved to be the roof of the reception. It was possible to see the sea, with some effort. But you might not go to Miami to look at the sea from inside your room.
There were some kitchen applicances there, but we did not test them. Fridge worked fine.
Good location to the sea, a 100meter walk from the hotel. Enough places to eat close to the hotel that you will manage, but prepare to take a bus/taxi to either north or south beach, cause even tough this is a good location you might find yourself regretting that you did not pick north or south instead of trying to get them both. Collins ave. is insanely long..

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

This place is in north beach, right on the water. We had a room with partial ocean views which were lovely. We wanted to use the sofa as a 2nd bed but it was lumpy and thin, so def wldnt recommend intending on using it to sleep on! The stove didn't work properly but the kitchenette & bathroom were pretty clean. The pool & exercise room decent, we even spotted some raccoons running around the pool which was pretty cool! South beach is easily accessible by bus for $2 & there r loads of restaurants around with a grocery store a few mins walk away.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Oceanside, NY
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34 reviews
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

I spent a week in late February at Crystal Beach Suites and Health Club with my sisters. We had a great time. The property could use a face lift and the pool a heater. The ocean was warmer than the pool although my sister and i braved it twice. BUT the location is great, right on the beach and by lots of yummy restaurants. There is an Argentinian bakery right down the block that was SO good...their empanadas were incredible. The big find that was mentioned here before is the municple parking lot on the corner of 72nd and Collins that you pay from 8 AM to 6:00 PM. They take singles and credit cards and the singles should be crisp. I always travel with tons of singles so we were fine. We found out towards the end of the week that if you put money in the night before while the meters are still in effect before 6, you can put additional money in for the following morning so say it is 4 PM, you can put in 4 dollars and it will cover the last two hours of the day and the first two of the next day so you don't have to run to the meter at 8 AM...also you can only put in 8 hours at a time so you have to go back during the day if you leave it the whole day but if you do this trick above, you only have to go once. Otherwise, as noted before, it is $25 a day to valet park at the hotel which is crazy.
Would i go back...absolutely, it was a great location and we had a ball!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Geneva, Switzerland
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Main reasons for our selection of this hotel were: price/location, amenities (King suite with a kitchennette), 37% discount at the time of booking.

Pros: location (3 mins away from the North Beach ocean), relatively inexpensive (in comparison with the other hotels in that area), kitchennette (so, you can prepare you breakfast/lunch/dinner as you like), large room, polite staff.

Cons: Be aware of hidden costs (13% tax + 10$ resourt fee/day), was not super clean (in the bathroom basin there were somebody's facial hair parts), parking in front of the hotel is always full (but there are many parking spots available one bock to the north on the left and right sides for 10$/day), outdated furtniture, maintenance and utilities as many people mentioned. The owner could update those things for more comfort of guests and better rating of the hotel.

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Holderness, New Hampshire
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169 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2012

My husband and I checked into the Crystal Beach Suites for two nights after our Caribbean cruise, so maybe it's not fair to compare, but...the location of the hotel is wonderful (right on Miami Beach) and the price is right, but after you exit the lobby and board the elevator and get to your room you'll see how outdated the suites are. We felt like we were back in the 1960's! The room was spacious enough, but furnished very poorly. This is the first time we have ever stayed in a hotel where our bed was not made when the housekeeper came around. She gave us fresh towels and swiped at the bathroom, but never touched the bedroom. Cleanliness was really lacking in this facility, so we walked the beach frequently and roamed the area. Also, their Internet was not working! We won't ever go back.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

I stayed there last week, and is pretty big the room, i had no problem at all, but the smell of the room is extreamly rare...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Crystal Beach Suites Hotel
Address: 6985 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141-3205
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#97 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Crystal Beach Suites Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our one bedroom suites can accommodate up to 4 people, have a queen or king size bed, a living room with a queen size sleeper sofa bed, small kitchen (Premium King Suites have granite countertops), two flat panel TV's (Premium King Suites have two larger flat panel TV's) and free WIFI internet access. Guests can enjoy the beach and the ocean directly behind the hotel, our beautiful pool and our fully-equipped fitness center. Our hotel also has laundry washing and drying machines, an ATM cash machine in the lobby, drink and snack vending machines, ice machines, a boarding pass computer/printer and a luggage weight scale. ... more   less 
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Crystal Beach Suites And Health Club
Crystal Beach Suites & Health Club Hotel Miami Beach
Crystal Beach Hotel Health

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