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Westgate South Beach

This is a 3 star hotel in Miami Beach
3611 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.
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Mid-Beach property, beach access, suites with full kitchens, on-site pool
  • Many guests enjoyed having direct access to the beach from the hotel
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Several guests found the in-suite kitchens to be an added convenience
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the outdoor pool
  • A couple of guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • No on-site parking
  • Many guests found this hotel farther from South Beach than they expected
  • A few reviewers thought that their units appeared dated
  • A few guests complained about weak water pressure in their bathrooms
  • A few reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by noise from inside and outside the hotel
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Aug 23, 2013
This all-suite property is situated in the Mid-Beach area of Miami Beach, within a 1-minute walk of the 36th Street Park. Offering fully furnished suites and direct beach access, this property is well suited for guests who prefer to have their own kitchen facilities and are looking to explore the beach area on foot.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all suites include separate living room, dining room and bedroom areas, a hair dryer, a jetted tub, a safe, a ceiling fan, an iron and ironing board, blackout curtains, a flat screen TV with a CD/DVD player and individual climate control. All suites are also equipped with a full kitchen, including cookware and dinnerware, a dishwasher, a microwave, a blender, a coffeemaker, a stove and a fridge.

One-bedroom suites are furnished with one king bed and a queen-sized sofabed, while two-bedroom suites are furnished with one king bed, one queen bed and a queen-sized sofabed.

Wi-Fi is available in all rooms for an additional fee of $9.99 per day (or $24.99 for 3 days, or $39.99 for 7 days). Pets are not permitted. This property does not offer on-site parking. However, there is a public parking garage within a 4-minute walk.

The on-site Primo's Deli is open daily from 7 am to 12 am and serves breakfast, lunch and dessert. Primo's is also a gift shop, and sells groceries, beer, wine and various items, such as jewellery.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a volleyball court, a playground, guest laundry facilities, an Internet kiosk, fire pits, BBQ facilities, private cabanas and a 24-hour front desk.

Guests may want to note that this property is undergoing renovations until late September 2013. The hotel may be a bit noisy between 9 am and 5 pm, Mondays through Saturdays, as a result.

Access to the I-195 is about 5 minutes away by car, while public transit can be accessed in under a 1-minute walk. The Miami Beach Convention Center, Jackie Gleason Theatre, Bass Museum of Art and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden are all about 7 minutes away by car. The Miami Beach Golf Club and the Art Deco District are both about a 10-minute drive away.

Downtown Miami is 15 to 20 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 about 25 to 40 minutes away by car. The Miami International Airport (MIA) is about a 20- to 30-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Reviews of this property that were sourced for this analysis were somewhat mixed. 

Many guests enjoyed having direct access to the beach from the hotel and a couple of reviewers mentioned that this part of Miami Beach was relaxing and less crowded.

Several guests agreed that their rooms were clean and comfortable, while several other reviewers found the fully equipped kitchens in their rooms to be an added convenience. A couple of guests added that their rooms were spacious.

Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool area.

A couple of guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

Several guests praised the staff for their helpful service, however, some other reviewers were disappointed with the service they received.

The Bad
As mentioned above, there were a mix of positive and negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Many guests felt mislead by the name of this hotel and found the location farther from South Beach than they expected. According to guests and Google Maps, South Beach is about a 5-minute drive or a 20-minute walk from this hotel.

Several reviewers said that they were inconvenienced by the lack of on-site parking. As noted above, public parking is available about 4 minutes away on foot.

A few guests thought that their rooms were in need of updates, specifically the fixtures in the bathrooms and kitchens. A few reviewers complained about poor water pressure and inconsistent water temperature in the bathrooms, while a few other guests complained about noise disturbances from neighbouring rooms, the pool area and traffic.

As mentioned above, although several reviewers praised the staff, several other guests were unhappy with the customer service at this property. These guests described the staff as unfriendly and apathetic. One reviewer said that he received zero service. gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5, with 91% of 22 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #114 out of 197 hotels in Miami Beach, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 105 reviews.


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Westgate South Beach

  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Golf Course
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Playground
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood Oceanfront
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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