Average rooms, average decor. They were just in the process of renovating some areas. Food at the restaurants wasn't that good and was quite expensive. The pool area was great. The location was good if you didn't want to be right in the middle of all the action (more relaxing) and only a $10 cab ride to South Beach (or $1.25 bus ride). I would have personally preferred to be further South closer to the action.
3.5 stars out of 5.
This place is tucked away in the middle of Collins Ave, i.e. in the middle of it all!! Across the road you can shop at Armani Exchange, around the corner you can drink yourself silly at Wet willies, you can stroll to the beach in 5 minutes, whatever your fancy you can get to it from here. These suites have it all, a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer, bathtub and even a little dining table to eat your own cooked breakfast on. On top of it all they are incredibly cheap and will give discounts for stays of over a week.
There is no view and there is no pool. Since the Ocean is just around the corner though this shouldn't be an issue. This is a place to come to sleep when you've overloaded your senses on Ocean Drive ( also just around the corner).
This was one of the most expensive hotels during this stay in Florida. We know that hotels in Miami Beach are mostly more expensive as they are worth, also parking can be expensive this hotel wasn't an exception to this. At the arrival we where greeted by both Valet parking and someone who wanted to help us with our baggage.
At the reception greeting was friendly and the key cards came with cookies. Then up to our room during reservation we asked for a room near the elevator...so out we came at the second floor and had to walk almost to the end of a long hallway....but there was another elevator giving pool and beach acces so that wish was granted.
The room itself was classy but small and the floor squeeked. When we turned on the light in the bathroom we learned to know the most loudest ventilator we ever had in any hotel room , cheap or expensive we decided not to switch on the light when using the bathroom the sound really was terrible.
Another thing....like to sleep long ? Don't go here, the curtains won't close they arent large enough to close, even the rail on which they are hanging doesn't go all the way.
If there's an emergency please be very careful exciting through the fire exit there is a step right after going through the door, i almost tripped when i wanted to take a picture from here...
The bed was a nice one, staff where friendly, the pool and poolside area where just great and the beach was adjacent to the pool area.
Breakfast was ok, but somewhat limited in choise. All in all the stay was ok but wasn't worth the money, i just don't understand why a hotel would have curtains that don't close.
What i also don't understand is that they have ventilators that noisy... we only stayed here for a day and noticed the fan late in the evening we didn't complain about it but if you stay here please check your fan before unpacking your staff maybe they have rooms with more silent fans.
Valet parking is the only parking they have and is a little under $19 per day.
Pictures taken december 12, 2004
Short term rentals on the beach
are not always to find.
Most buildings are condo's and
depending on the condo rules,
they may not be able to rent out
the apartment on a short term basis.
So a great way to find sublets,
sort term rental's is going to:
Prices are higher compared to
long term rentals but,
usually furniture, utilities
High season is usually from Dec - May.
Low season is from June - Nov.
when the weather is unbearably hot
or just simply rainy.
But being on the internet,
you can request photos which,
make looking for a place from abroad
so much easier.
You can see the pictures,
without the walking.
We stayed at the Capri Maimi Beach Condo Resort on Collins AVe and it was clean, safe and reasonably priced for us because we booked online. Normally, the prices are over $130 per night. The staff were hot and cold. They were friendly and helpful a lot of the time but also somewhat aloof when we inquired about attractions, transportation, etc. and they were not very helpful at all with room concerns and questions.
The pool was very nice, our view was NOT! The condos are very spacious and had a great kitchen with all utensils which was great.
We went to Priceline.com and entered the parameters of South Beach and/or North Miami Beach with a minimum of 5 stars as the rating for the hotel, then our maximum price was 89.00
We ended up with the Sheraton Resort in N. Miami Beach (the richest part!) for 89 bucks per night! It was such an elegant hotel! We asked and all the rooms had regular rates of 350.00 per night!
It's not guaranteed, but we got 2 days, forgot to get the 3rd, then logged onto the net and got the same price again for the same hotel...it's worth a try.
On the beach,beautiful rooms, great location...
The older hotels of South Beach have a distinct Art Deco design. The prices and quality of each vary but they're certainly beautiful to look at from the outside.
I recommend staying at either of these oceanfront resorts: the Edenroc Hotel or the Sheraton Bal Harbour. Both are a treat.
The discounted price is about $150 in the summer. It's more in the winter.
I'll fill this in later. Email me if you need information before I do.
All the hotels in Miami Beach have swimming pools. The beachfront hotels offer beachchairs, umbrellas, etc. the gimmick at the old Caribbean Hotel was that it had the only grass beach in the area.
Here I am sitting on the diving board at the Caribbean Hotel in 1955.
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