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  • Reviews: 175

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

The Standard Miami: Trendy Minimalism and a Great Spa

The Standard Miami just recently opened up on the small island off of the Venetian Causeway. If you're looking for a trendy hotel with great facilities (to offset the minimalist rooms) then The Standard is the place for you. It's ultra chic and tre cool. The pool overlooks the Bay and you can, in fact, jump in the Bay directly from the pool side if you'd like. Guests under the age of 14 are not allowed so you know you're not staying here for the family and tourists. The Standard prides itself on being the hip place to be for the young jet-set crowd.

That said, there is a lot of work to do by the staff in order to bring the level up to the standard of The Standard. The roads out front were horrific due to the thunderstorms. The updated rooms from the former Lido Hotel are a bit outdated and small. The elevator is tiny and smells. A lot of the staff, although accomodating, were novices and excused their newness.

Still, we had a great time at The Standard and would go back again.

The pool. The outdoor baths. The co-ed spa with the Turkish Baths. As a hotel guest, you have free access to the Spa. The Standard's courtyard and pool area is a sight to behold. I'll let the pictures do the taking.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Spa and Resort, Luxury Travel
  • Written June 14, 2007
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  • Joseph69 profile photo Joseph69
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The Clay Hotel: Spanish Quarter Delight

The Clay Hotel is in a great location in Miami's South Beach location. It has a nice restaurant/bar downstairs and internet access for a fee.

Across the road there is a small supermarket, and next door there is a really nice juice bar!

The hotel has private rooms with private bathroom facilities, but it also caters for more budget-minded people where there are dormitories available also.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Singles, Women's Travel
  • Written March 15, 2007
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  • GlobalPete profile photo GlobalPete
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Crest Hotel Suites: Good Deco accomodation at a reasonable price

The hotel is located on James Avenue which is a very short walk to Ocean drive. It is almost directly behind the Delano. The reception staff were so friendly nothing was too much for them. There is a small swimming pool which is larger than alot in the Miami area. There is a cafe on the ground floor which has shaded seating and is only 30 seconds walk from the pool area. Again the staff in the cafe were really polite and helpful.

The room I had (I was upgraded courtesy of the house) was a two double bedded suite. It had reverse cycle air and that was great not sure that it would suffice in the summer when it can be unbearably hot in Miami.

The Bathroom was fine a little basic but clean and fine. The kitchen was really well apointed although I never used it.

The pool is really nice here and the staff make the place very special.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Singles, Gay and Lesbian, Family Travel
  • Written February 21, 2007

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  • doug48 profile photo doug48
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eden roc resort

the eden roc is a famous hotel from the "golden age" of post war miami beach. currently in the process of renovation it is in the process of becoming a world class resort. it offers all of the amenities of a first class hotel.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Architecture, Historical Travel
  • Written October 25, 2006
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clevelander hotel

the clevelander is located on ocean drive in the heart of south beach. it is probably most famous for it's pool bar and nightly entertainment. if you want to be in the center of the activity of south beach this is a great place to stay. if you are looking for luxury and a quiet place to stay this is not for you. a fun, party atmosphere hotel catering to a young clientele.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Architecture, Singles
  • Written October 24, 2006
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  • doug48 profile photo doug48
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Mayfair House: mayfair hotel and spa

the mayfair hotel and spa is a very nice place to stay if you are in the coconut grove-south miami area. walking distance to the shops, restaurants and bars in coconut grove. also a safe part of miami for tourists. the mayfair offers all the amenities of a first class hotel.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Architecture, Spa and Resort, Historical Travel
  • Written October 24, 2006
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  • Homanded profile photo Homanded
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The Biltmore Hotel & Country Club: Historic Hotel in the Gables

Unique ammenities such as Spa beauty treatments ranging from $55 - $125.00 are available, Picnic Baskets filled with gourmet fruits, truffles, cheese and wine, "Fun in the Sun" basket, complete with insulated bag, wine, cheeses and even a disposable camera for your day by the pool or beach are all unique detailed oriented extras the Biltmore can provide upon request.

The Biltmore also provides complimentary downtown transfer on the historical Miami Trolley. A fun way to see the city with a historical narration along the way.
More information at: www.citybeautiful.net

Featuring a world class chef and luxurious spa, the Biltmore hotel has hosted past and present presidents and heads of states from all over the world. Movie stars such as Judi Garland, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby and multi millionaires such as the Vanderbilts and the Roosevelts have also stayed here.
In the middle of Coral Gables, it features a beautiful Golf Course, landscaped gardens and gorgeous swim pool which is the largest swimming pool in the Continental United States. The pool is surrounded by outside dining tables and trellises of bouganvillea, making luncheons and appetizers a relaxing affair.

The National Historical Society has deemed it a landmark. It is one of the only South Florida rated with the prestigious 4 Diamond award.

It is within 15 minutes of Miami International Airport making it easily accessible and perfect for business trips.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written August 5, 2006
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  • cheryl_the_mermaid profile photo cheryl_the_mermaid
  • Reviews: 27

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CLAY Hotel & Hostel: best hostel in South Beach!

The people working there were super friendly, the rooms were clean, the location was amazing, 2 blocks away from the beach, and right on Espanola way... The fellow travellers I met there were some of the best people I have met in all my travels. I would highly reccomend staying here, great for 20 - something year olds looking for a fun Miami vacation!

The courtyard at the CLAY was great. Every night we would meet up there (we being whoever felt like going to the outdoor common room and socializing) and have a big international gathering... by 12:30 am we get kicked out and continue our party elsewhere, either a club, or the beach nearby.... just fun fun times....

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Budget Travel
  • Written June 29, 2006

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  • midnight_mike profile photo midnight_mike
  • Reviews: 299

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Clevelander: Happening Art Deco hotel across from South Beach

Location, location, location. The Clevelander is across the street from South Beach in the Art Deco district. There is also a restaurant and an outdoor nightclub on the site. If you want a quiet night's sleep, this is not the place. If you want the party to be at your doorstep, stay here. The hotel was built in 1938, but has gone through extensive renovations. Rates are very competitive compared to places such as Loews. Book well in advance as this is a popular place for party goers.

Some rooms offer more shelter from the noise than others. If noise is a big concern, call the hotel before booking online so you know what you can expect.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written June 18, 2006

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  • dgfilipe profile photo dgfilipe
  • Reviews: 3

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Shore Club Hotel South Miami Beach: Felt like a celeb here

Although the service could have been better, I was attracted to stay here because it is a known celeb spot. I happened to really enjo my stay and took in all of the beach, air and party I could!

I would definately go back again, but next time with a couple of my closest friends so we ca have even more fun.

Decor and location

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Luxury Travel, Singles
  • Written December 30, 2005

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  • dgfilipe profile photo dgfilipe
  • Reviews: 3

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Delano Hotel South Miami Beach: Art Deco Hotel that Keeps it Hot

The Delano hotel was awesome in design and quite unique with it's feeling of an "interwoven vilage". The restaurants are great, and the athletic club is awesome. We spent most of our time at the pool (yes, my wife and many other women there were topless) and the beach. Great service from the bar at both the beach and the pool.

Trendy people, clean and spacious lobby, venue restaurants and bars

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Spa and Resort, Luxury Travel
  • Written December 30, 2005

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  • rzayas profile photo rzayas
  • Reviews: 1

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Mayfair House: Coconut Grove best place to stay

Standard room are small but very cozy. each room has a hot tub. amenities are very nice. includes continental breakfast and happy hour.

Once construction is over. The upper dach pool area will be very nice

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 13, 2005

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  • Reviews: 65

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Royal Palm: Nice on the Outside, Terrible Rooms

This was one of the worst hotels I have stayed in. When we pulled up in the taxi, we thought wow, what a nice place. Entering the lobby we still had the same impression. But then we got to the room.

The rooms were terrible. For $250 per night is was ridiculous. The furniture was old and the wood stain had come off in many places, the room was small, and it just had a very cheap feel. The room did not even have a clock radio in it.

We got no sleep for the first 2 nights as the walls are so thin and the people next door were partying until 5am. We called the front desk and they did not do anything. Finally after complaining again on the third day, they moved us to another room which was much quieter and we got some sleep. The security employee said all the top floors have the same problem as that is where they put young people.

The location of the hotel is great - on the beach and close to Lincoln road. The hotel is next door to Lowes.

The pool was very disappointing - square and small. Other hotels have far more impressive pools.

We also learned at the end of the stay that there was a $22.60 per person per night resort fee. We had booked on expedia and thought everything had been paid for so this was a surprise. The fee was for 2 "free" bottles of water per day, towels, and usage of chairs around the pool. The fee is mandatory for all that stay.

Very close to Lincoln road.
On the beach.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Spa and Resort, Family Travel
  • Written September 7, 2005
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  • Zanzibargirl profile photo Zanzibargirl
  • Reviews: 354

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The Clay Hotel & International Hostel: Comfy, close to the beach and pretty cheap

Located in the Art Deco Region of South Beach Miami this spanish style Hotel is close to the beach, comfy, friendly, has all the facilities you need and I really liked staying here. I went and bought chinese from down the street for the boys and we even found a room with a table and facilities for our feast near the internet computers. Our room was nice. It was relaxed, and a close walk to the beach and shopping, plus nice markets right nearby.

Internet facilities, spanish art deco feel and close to the beach for not to much money.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Singles, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written August 27, 2005
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The Clay Hotel: Cheapest Place in South Beach

The Clay Hotel is located in the Spanish Village in South Beach on the alluring Espanola Way.

"Notoriously, the mafia don Al Capone located
his gambling ring at The Clay Hotel in the 1930's.Later, Desi Amaz created the rumba craze here, sweeping the country up in a toe-jamming, dance frenzy." (www.clayhotel.com)

If youre looking for an affordable place to stay in South Beach and you're not too picky, The Clay Hotel might be what youre looking for. Its definately not trendy or cool like the other places on Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, but they offer cheap private rooms right in South Beach.

Choose from one of their many options
- from couple and family rooms to villas along EspaƱola Way. All deluxe single,double and family rooms come with private bathrooms and include telephone with voice mail, air conditioning, ceiling fans, refrigerators, and satellite television. Their rates go from $50 (incl. taxes) to about $80 in the low season (summer) or from $60 to $120 in the high season (winter).

Check out their rates at www.clayhotel.com/hotel-rates.htm.

I recommend the hotel if you're not picky and looking for something cheap. The rooms are clean and have everything you need (a/c, fridge, etc).

However, I definately do not recommend their hostel dorm room which is dirty, not well-maintain. A/C doesnt really work in the dorms and their kitchen is disgusting and doesnt even have a toaster!

Its certainly well-located even though its not right there on Ocean Drive. Its located on Washington Avenue & Espanola Way which is a great location (lots of outdoor cafes, lounges, bars and shops) and only 2 blocks from the beach (Ocean Drive) and a few blocks from Lincoln Road.

its about a 20 min walk from Ocean Drive and 7th (central location)...or you can always take the metrobus shuttle which is only 25 cents a ride.

Kitchen, washers & dryers, courtyard and outdoor dining area. No pool. Parking lot at $10 a day.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Study Abroad, Backpacking
  • Written August 10, 2005
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