This hotel is situated among other hotels and restaurants within a 2-minute walk of Miami Beach. Offering basically furnished rooms, and no suites or kitchenette units, this property is well suited for guests who are looking for basic accommodations with easy access to the beach.
This property is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, an iron and ironing board, a desk, a safe and individual climate control. Select rooms have a private balcony. Rooms are furnished with two double beds or one king bed.
Parking is available in an adjacent public parking facility for $25 per day. Pets are not permitted.
There are three on-site restaurants. Beaches Bar and Grill serves lunch and dinner, while the Sunrise Cafe serves breakfast. Europa Restaurant and Grille specializes in kosher cuisine and serves dinner only. A breakfast buffet is available for an additional fee of $12 per person. Tiki Bar is located by the pool.
Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool with tropical garden, a business centre, an ATM, a convenience store, a gift shop, free newspapers, an ice machine and guest laundry facilities.
Access to the I-195 is about 3 minutes away by car, while the Miami Beach Golf Club is a 5-minute drive away. The Miami Beach Convention Centre, Jackie Gleason Theatre, Bass Museum of Art and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden are all about 7 minutes away by car. The Art Deco District is a 10-minute drive away.
Downtown Miami is 14 minutes away by car, while Virginia Key, which features a Mountain Bike Park, the Miami Seaquarium and the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, is 22 minutes away by car. The Miami International Airport (MIA) is also about a 20-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on May 14, 2013: Parking at adjacent public facility, $25/day.
Reviews of this hotel that were sourced for this analysis were somewhat mixed. While many guests described their rooms as clean and a few reviewers found their beds comfortable, some reviewers complained about cleanliness and furnishings (see below for more details).
Many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and attentive service. One guest thought that the staff always seemed happy to help. However, there were also negative comments about the staff (see below).
Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the beach and restaurants on foot.
Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool and described it as relaxing, while a few guests appreciated the poolside bar. A few guests described enjoyable meals and breakfast service at the on-site restaurants.
Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, but other guests complained about the overall value received for the rates (see below for more details).
As mentioned above, in the reviews sourced for this editorial, guests expressed mixed opinions about this hotel.
Several guests complained about slow and unreliable elevator service.
While many guests found their rooms clean, as mentioned above, several reviewers thought that the interiors appeared dated and rundown. A few guests noticed cleanliness inconsistencies.
A couple of guests were bothered by the sound of doors slamming in the halls.
While the staff and room rates were praised by some guests, as mentioned above, a couple of guests thought that the staff were somewhat inattentive. A couple of other reviewers thought that this hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent.
There were several other complaints found for this hotel, but these complaints seemed to result from isolated experiences.
gave this hotel an average score of 2.6 out of 5, with 52% of 267 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #146 out of 198 hotels in Miami Beach, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 409 reviews.
The author called the hotel on May 14, 2013 to verify some information.