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“Cheap but clean with a lot of extras, beachfront”

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Crystal Beach Suites Hotel
Ranked #149 of 210 Hotels in Miami Beach
Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed at the Crystal Beach in June 2012. The price was great (under $100 per night) for an oceanfront hotel. My room was the cheapest but I had a suite, with a separate bedroom, kitchenette and partial ocean view.
The hotel gives you gym access and a pool.
The location is in Miami Beach, about a 10 minute drive to South Beach. There are many restaurants and stores across the street and close by but these are not the "in" places. If you need to be in South Beach, this may not be a good choice; however, if you don't mind the drive or aren't looking to be in all the action, this a perfect choice.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Great location!! Mcdonald's across the street, Subway next door, great ice cream shop next door, great frozen yogurt shop across the street next to Mcdonald's, Miami Subs across the street, one block away from George's Italian restaurant! All these places are walking distance from the hotel and all are excellent!! Location, location, location!!! The beautiful laid back beach is in the back yard of this hotel. The swimming pool is very nice and clean with a tropical landscape setting around the pool area. This hotel offers a complete gym with both free weights and machines. Wow never been to a hotel with a gym with all the equipment that my local gym offers me at membership cost but all is yours for free while you are a guest at this hotel!! Parking is accessible on 72nd street which is a short walk from the lobby doors. Parking costs $1.00 per hour and the meters are checked from 8 am until 6 pm seven days a week. So basically parking is free from 6 pm until 8 am. They offer valet parking for $27 dollars a day not counting tips which are expected after you pay the 27 dollars, but I believe thats a rip off! I can walk just a short block away to the city parking lot on 72nd and pay only 10 dollars a day. That's a total savings of $17 dollars a day! You do the math and tell me which one is the better option! Police presence is very apparent in Miami Beach so I felt my car was safe while parked on 72nd street. As far as the rooms they were pretty nice. Water pressure in the shower wasn't very good. Room had excellent air conditioning. Decor was outdated as others have described. You pay for 2 stars but I feel like it was 3 or 4 star value. Had a nice ice machine on the 4th floor which I used to keep my drinks ice cold. Our room was clean and the hotel staff was friendly and very helpful. I really enjoyed this hotel and most certainly for what I paid for it was well worth the money! It's not the nicest place I have stayed but when you only pay for 2 stars you can't expect much! Although it exceeded my expectations and based on other reviews I say they're being to picky on their reviews. Great place to stay and I love some Miami Beach!!! Definately would recommend this place to friends.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank David P
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Pros - Rooms have a good amount of space.
-There is metered parking all around hotel for no cost from 6 pm to 8am. front desk was helpful in changing our dollars to quarters.
-Right next to beach and lots of food close by.
-Decor is extremely outdated. Comes with dishes and sink an dishwasher microwave mini fridge etc which is very convenient.
-shower and toilet are seperated from sick so mirror and sink can be used by someone else at same time

Cons - Wifi doesn't work in rooms. Blankets and comforters aren't comfortable. Feel really old. Losing or breaking one glass is $10.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Diane T
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Great location, near a couple of restaurants, vis a vis the beach, a little swiming pool with a gate facing the beach, relation price to other location in the beach is 1 to 3 ( meaning three times cheaper) suites with kitchen an additional room. I had a good time. Of course do no wait for a 5 stars quality, but for a family staying 10 days is great. Of course I asked for a quiet room not facing the Collins Avenue. The staff was really friendly.

Room Tip: Room facing the beach are a lot better
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Franco D
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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

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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8  Thank CinnDee
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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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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.

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2  Thank steph000084
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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:
#70 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range: $97 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Crystal Beach Suites And Health Club
Crystal Beach Suites & Health Club Hotel Miami Beach
Crystal Beach Hotel Health

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