Located across the street from the beach and a 4-minute drive from Miami Beach's city centre just off Miami's State Highway, the Beach Paradise Hotel is geared towards travellers who prefer a small, well-priced hotel with on-site dining, easy highway access and free Wi-Fi near the beach.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a sitting area, a dining table, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.
The hotel also offers 24-hour front-desk service, a gift shop and an elevator. Valet-only parking is available for an additional $30 per day. CJ's Crabshack is located next door and serves lunch and dinner daily.
Tamiami Shopping Center is about 6 minutes away on foot, while downtown Miami can be found 13 minutes away car. Miami Beach Convention Center is roughly a 6-minute drive from the hotel and Miami International Airport (MIA) is a 17-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, valet-only parking $30/night, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 31, 2013)
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis showed positive responses towards the hotel's location, rates and rooms.
Numerous guests praised the hotel's location, finding it close to the beach, restaurants, public transit, nightlife, shopping and Walgreens. One patron noted, "Right across the street from the beach. Walking distance of everything. This hotel is right in the middle of all the action of South Beach".
Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates, and described them as reasonable, affordable and inexpensive. One traveller remarked, "Good price and location for night life, shopping, beach and good food my wallet thanked me. Beach Paradise has made it affordable for me to come to South Beach more often".
The hotel's accommodations were complimented by several lodgers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, modern, well maintained and functional, with comfortable beds. Some guests were disappointed with their lodgings, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.
Several guests complained about noise disruptions during their stay. They reported loud guests partying late at night in adjacent rooms as well as an abundance of noise filtering in from the street late at night.
While several reviewers were pleased with their spacious and comfortable rooms, some patrons complained about their accommodations. They reported no individual controls for in-room air conditioning, worn decor and fixtures, old TVs and some plumbing and cleaning issues.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.1 out of 5 with a 69% recommendation rate from 612 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #162 of 196 Miami Beach hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 290 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 5.9 out of 10 from 25 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 31, 2013 to verify some information.