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The President Hotel - Miami Beach
Ranked #96 of 210 Hotels in Miami Beach
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Ok...we read the reviews, and thought this would be an inexpensive, clean hotel. What we found was it was run down, the elevator was a little scary, (the inspection is expired) If you want a place to take a hooker, this would be it. After 10 pm the johns started negotiating on the porch, and went inside. It was quite interesting to hear the conversation. Definitely not a family hotel.
The free breakfast is toast, cold cereal, fruit, orange juice and coffee. The mattress are very small, and no blankets or comforters. The rooms are a like a little box with a few mattress on platform. The free cable tv had three channels. A beautiful remodeled shower, but no water pressure. 100 yards from south beach and you do get a chair for the beach. The staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Ladyownedbizniz
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Dana P, Public Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

Thank you for sending us your thoughts about your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you liked the location of the hotel and the complimentary chair we offer for a day at the beach. We are glad you were happy with the service you received from our staff and the remodel of your guestroom bathroom. We are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not what you had hoped it would be and we are sorry for the issues you found with the upkeep of the hotel, and the comfort and size of your guestroom. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to better understand the needs and wants of our guests. Thank you again for your review.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed over New Year so the prices were higher than normal but even so the room was overpriced for what it was. They were clean & modern but the walls were very thin and our room was connected to an adjoining room by a door so we could here the neighbours talking. The breakfast was good & the wait staff friendly. It is in a central location to the beach, Ocean Drive & not too far to walk to Lincoln mall.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank sarah b
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Dana P, Public Relations Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2013

Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay. We appreciate that you made the choice to stay with us over the New Year's holiday and we are pleased that you were happy with the look and cleanliness of your guestroom, as well as the service you received from our staff. It is great to hear you liked the location of the hotel and hope you were able to take full advantage of it while you were here. We do apologize for the noise issue you faced and we appreciate you bringing it to our attention. We thank you again for your feedback and hope to see you in the future.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I spent months looking for a hotel on South Beach that was inexpensive and in a good location. I couldn't find anything for under $180/night until I found The President Hotel. I was a little worried that it was going to be a dump for the price, but it was EXCELLENT!! The price was right, the rooms were a decent size and very clean, the lobby was clean and with a bar and lounge area, and the staff were extremely helpful and kind. The location is just one block from the beach, and within walking distance of all the great shops and restaurants of South Beach. I absolutely loved this hotel and the experience we had. Will definitely go back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Veronica S, General Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Thanks Anita! Great review!

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I agree with other reviewers. If you are not picky and are just looking for a place to crash after partying, then this hotel might work for you. It also depends on the room you get. Overall, the rooms didn't meet my cleanliness standards (the pictures of something that resembles boldily fluids on the curtains are real!). I am a bit of a germaphobe and decided to change hotels (went to the Eden Roc). That said, the staff was wonderful and did what they could to make me feel comfortable. Honestly,they really went out of their way.

I have traveled a lot (this was my 3rd trip to South Beach) and have stayed at a fair share of hotels. I would rate this as a 2.5 star hotel by American standards.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Veronica S, General Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Dear TMsea,
Thanks for mentioning our wonderful staff. Have a great 2013!!

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I stayed at this hotel on 29 and 30 December 2012.
I have read most of the reviews (unfortunately afterwards) and I have to agree that it has a perfect locality and that is about it..
Even the beds are " Art Deco" meaning it is still the old type of beds and worn out mattresses.
The walls are all " dry walling" with no soundproofing and the noise is no joke!
I asked at reception if we could do something about the mattresses after the first night and I am still awaiting the person who would get back to me to contact me.
I also think the compulsory $15 per day resort fee is not worth the money.
I have to agree with most reviewers that this hotel needs a upgrade and that the manager should first get this in order before she continues to try and defend the same points made by most of the guests
Remember ,you can fool some people some of the times but you will not be able to fool all the people all the time

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank FransNairobi
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Veronica S, General Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

FrankNairobi,
Point taken. We wish you the best of lucks!

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

If you are not too picky this hotel is for you. Very nice. Also depends n what room you get!
For price 64$ you get clean room, free breakfast, drink at the bar, towel with chair for beach and free Wi-Fi.

Room Tip: 406 room was very nice
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank odavidov
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Veronica S, General Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Thanks Odavidov! Short and sweet, just the way we like it!

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We were a bit taken back when we arrived, since it didn't have the luxury lobby we've become used to, or squeezing into a 3 person elevator with our luggage.
But, this was after all, one of the older, art-deco hotels in SoBe.
Surprisingly, the room was very cool (round, king-sized bed, nice shower, and a wooden deck (not just a balcony!) with lounge chairs.
The staff couldn't be nicer, especially Rim at the front desk, and Mike behind the bar.
Oh...one thing I should mention...we DID get to hear ALL of our neighbors' activity in the early morning (quite an audio show!).

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Veronica S, General Manager at The President Hotel - Miami Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Dear JosephG445,
We are glad to hear you had such a great time at our hotel!! Thanks for this review!!

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Address: 1423 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4103
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 210 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range: $95 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The President Hotel - Miami Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The President Hotel is located directly on Collins Avenue, minutes away from the famed pedestrian shopping and entertainment center of Miami Beach, Lincoln Road, as well as a vast array of restaurants, cafes and other entertainment venues. Tastefully renovated in 2008, the 64 guest rooms are all different, each appointed with one wall entirely covered with a picture portraying green elements of nature and complemented by an accent decorative pattern in a stylish cut-out sequence. ... more   less 
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