Located about a 5-minute walk from the beach and a 1-minute drive from the state highway, Crest Hotel Suites is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a boutique-style hotel with extended kitchen amenities, an outdoor pool and easy highway access near the beach.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe, an iron and ironing board, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchen and a dining area are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a business centre, laundry services and on-site dining at Cafe de Crest, which serves breakfast and lunch daily. Private dinner parties can be booked. Private parking is available nearby (charges apply), but parking is not available on site. Pets are not permitted.
Lincoln Road Mall is located about an 8-minute walk away, while the Miami Beach Convention Center can be found 2 minutes away by car. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is roughly 10 minutes away on foot and Miami International Airport (MIA) is a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, paid private parking available nearby, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 12, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Many lodgers enjoyed the hotel's location. They described it as central, and close to the beach, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly, accommodating and helpful with suggestions and directions. One patron remarked, "I have traveled for many, many years and must say, the staff here is amazing. The kindness, friendliness, charm and professionalism is rare and a true gem".
Several guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, modern, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds. It should be noted, however, that some patrons had complaints about their lodgings (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and parking.
Although several guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, some reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported small-sized rooms and bathrooms, no in-room fridges or coffeemakers, inefficient air conditioning and worn carpet.
The hotel's lack of on-site parking was inconvenient for a few reviewers. They described the private parking across the street as expensive, and also mentioned not being able to find parking close to the hotel at times.
guest reviews rated the hotel 7.4 out of 10 from 674 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #109 of 196 Miami Beach hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 362 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 84% recommendation rate from 233 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 12, 2013 to verify some information.