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“Not recommended!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Biba

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Hotel Biba
Ranked #16 of 34 Hotels in West Palm Beach
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not recommended!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

Rooms are hard to find and the walkways are horrible. I booked a 7 night stay but only stayed for one. Only perk was the closesness to the beach. The WiFi also didn't work!

  • Stayed September 2011
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dearborn, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

Horrible hotel .... Stay away! The rooms are tiny and gross. We had hair in the bathroom from the previous guest and the floor was covered in dirt. The room was moldy smelling and even opening the windows did not help. The young girl that checked us in was very unfriendly and not helpful at all. She just sat our keys on the counter and handed us a map of the property. It took us 5 minutes to figure out where our room was. When we got into the room only one light worked and now I can see why. The room was terrible, dark dingy and moldy. We called the front desk to complain and no one answered the phone. We finally went to the front desk after calling for 15 minutes and the same girl was working and she could not figure out what to do. We received no apology for the condition of the room or even an explanation for why the pictures on the website do not match the actual room condition. Do not let the pictures on their website deceive you. The rooms look nothing like that. Do not stay here and think you are getting a good room and good service. We ended up finally leaving shortly after checking in and staying at another hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2011

We booked through travelocity very cheap, worth the price we paid. Although they did not have our reservations. They accommodated us, honoring our $39 a night booking price.
The pool, lounge, and breakfast was good. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Would stay again for $39 but not full price.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2011

Dont't ever go there! The hotel claims to be a design hotel but is just an old motel with a new painting. You can hear just anything through the walls (e.g. the neighbour's shower waking you up in the morning) and every wednesday there is a house party untill 2 am. The music is so loud that it is impossible to sleep (it feels like your bed is in the middle of the club). The promised discout for the night has NEVER been refunded. The cleaning staff was outrageous (firstly they asked us whether we need cleaning at all and then they asked us three times if they could finally clean our room even though we didn't want to before we left). Don't be blinded by the nice pictures...

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

Hotel Biba is an old motel that has been refurbished/ redone using modern "Ikea" style decor. It definitely has personality. But for the price, it is a decent place to stay if you are looking for something a tad different/out of the ordinary.

We felt safe and the place was a little run-down but clean. We checked in and were given our keys (the hotel desk clerk was very friendly). The keys would not work in the door. My husband went back and the desk clerk gave us a new room, saying they were having trouble with the keys to our original room. She upgraded us to a room with a king-sized bed, which was very nice.

Our room was #134, back in the corner. The room itself was clean, sparsely decorated and decent in size. The bathroom was small for two people to use at once. It did have a nice wall-mounted TV and a desk and chair. The AC was nice and cold. The one down side to room #134 is the free Wi-Fi that all guests of the hotel have access to - did not work in our room. We were out of range. I had to move the desk chair outside the door to use the internet. This was a pain seeing as this is how I was getting my info on what to do for the night. But other than that, the room itself was nice. It was painted mango pink and purple, which was sort of fun.

The free continental breakfast was basic, but hey, it was free. Coffee, juice, bagels, toast, cereal. We took the plates back to our room and no one seemed to care that we did that. I couldn't find the bar area (where the breakfast is served) at first, and the cleaning lady who directed me to it was very friendly.

Overall, I would say Hotel BIba was nice for the price. Don't stay here if you are expecting the Ritz. Do stay here if you would like something with a little character but in the under $100 price range. The neighborhood it is in may not be the nicest, but it's a short drive to City Place and Clematis Street, which is what we were looking for.

Room Tip: Avoid room #134 if you want Wi-Fi access!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Biba

Property: Hotel Biba
Address: 320 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
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Location: United States > Florida > West Palm Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in West Palm Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Biba 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 44 room boutique property is found in the quaint El Cid Historic District, Hotel Biba is an ideal location no matter what you've planned during your visit. Hotel Biba is just one block from the waterfront promenade stretching to beautiful downtown West Palm Beach, the fair grounds and marina's with an active schedule of fairs, concerts and festivals. Hotel Biba is a quick five minute drive to Florida's famous beaches, Palm Beach Atlantic University and the Palm Beach International Airport. It is situated within a mile of centers of art and culture with Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Norton Museum, The Society of the Four Arts, the Palm Beach County Convention Center, The West Palm Beach Antique Row, City Place shopping and world class dining and entertainment. Hotel Biba is also in proximity of West Palm Beach's highest rated restaurants, some within walking distance and Clematis Street's lively dining and nightlife. Included in your stay is a continental breakfast in our relaxing courtyard. ... more   less 
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