We stayed at The Richmond on South Beach's famous Collins Avenue this past weekend for a wedding which was being held at The Raleigh next door.
If you are into art deco, this is certainly a place you will appreciate-- HOWEVER-- last I checked art deco was a type of style, not an excuse to be old, unkempt and decaying...
Upon checking in we were informed that since some other guests used a third-party booking tool for their room, 1 of our oceanview rooms would not be available for our stay. The only compensation awarded was removal of the $35 per day parking fee.
While the entrance to the hotel is bright and airy, the rest of the hotel is dark and dreary. The beds in the rooms were comfortable but the bathrooms and furnishings were painfully out of date. The other room in our party was located on the 6th floor so they had no choice but to trek to the back of the hotel to take a separate elevator to their floor. There was also a mechanical issue with the back elevator not working in the middle of the night so when we returned from the festivities next door, our 83 year old grandmother was forced to walk up a few flights of stairs when informed the engineers would not be returning until the morning.
The bottom line: if location is what you seek, then The Richmond is top notch and you will see that in the prices per night ($$$$)--right on the ocean and vibrant Collins Ave. If you are someone who prefers modern finishes, and a particular standard of service, then look for a chain nearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District and South Beach’s finest location. Authentic deco restoration, directed by our owners and embraced by our hand-selected staff providing cordial hospitality. Features 100 Guestrooms: offering all-white bedding, down comforters, Art Deco decor and unique 1930’s-inspired alarm clock with safes, bathrobe and iron/ironing board. Services include: heated swimming pool, Verandah Dining Terrace, WiFi, satellite television and Valet parking, rooftop Terrace and Solarium, business center and Fitness Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Richmond Hotel Miami Beach
- Richmond Miami Beach