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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 March 2015

You might be tempted to stay at this hotel because of the price, but you absolutely do NOT want to stay here. With very few exceptions, the service was terrible, the room was worn down, and the food was mediocre at best. The single exception was the staff at the outdoor bar/grill because they tried hard to be helpful and...

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Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Terrible terrible terrible! Never experienced worse service than this. Workers are rude, valet takes literally up to an hour sometimes longer to bring the car and to get back in the hotel. Need renovations like 10 years ago! Will never stay here again or recommend this place. And I usually don't leave reviews but I had to make an exception...

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St Charles,Missouri
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Found this property through MiaVac .com and unlike many reviewed in this building, it was very clean and comfortable. The location on "millionaires row" was amazing, with great access to the beach and a large pool. We did notice there were not many lounge chairs available, and although we had beach chairs stored in our closet for our use there...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our staff performance and our amenities. At Design Suites Miami, our priority is to achieve a great customer service and we take care of all the minor details to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Thanks Design Suites Miami

Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

If you can stay somewhere else, do it. I stayed for ONE night and it was the worst night ever! They can't keep their word, they lied about allowing 12 people within two rooms. Kicked everyone out before midnight. Rooms were small, nothing like in the pictures. Security was a pest. Music in the rooms ON LOW is not allowed,...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the positive: beautiful beach, very kind valet parking staff and stunning ocean views from our room on the 17th floor. Ok, that's it. The common areas are incredibily dirty (as if the hotel were under construction), the pool area is nice but there aren't enough sun beds and of course they don't provide you with beach towels....

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Niagara Falls
Reviewed 28 February 2015

First off, this is not a hotel, as we found out. It is a condo association....they have various management companies inside, we stayed with DESIGN SUITES... There is also Newport and a few other ones. There are also other rooms/suites that are privately rented out. Front desk - they were ok.....after you get off a long flight and finally arrive...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our staff performance and our amenities. Please note that the restaurant is not manage by our company. At Design Suites Miami, our priority is to achieve a great customer service and we take care of all the minor details to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Thanks Design Suites...

Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Privately owned 1 bed condo with nice kitchen and balcony. Found on vacationrentalhomes.com. Very nice, clean. Owner excellent to deal with. Nice pool and tiki restaurant /bar. Parking is free but only valet.

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thanks Design Suites Miami

Reviewed 23 February 2015

Unfortunately, I didn't read the reviews on this hotel before we checked in. I have to say that I agreed with all the bad comments that people have posted on this place. The service is non existent. The valet parking is the worst thing I have seen in my life. Those guys rev the engine of your car in front...

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3Thank Julian O
The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

We booked 2 queen bad app with ocean view. We got exactly that on the 15th floor. The view was the best! The rest was in such a disastrous technical condition that I wander how could they rent it at all... The bed was cracking with every movement, so the whole family was awake. The elevator was making terrible noise...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our staff performance and our amenities. Did you stay at Design Suites Miami? There are a few management companies in the Building. at Design Suites Miami, our priority is to achieve a great customer service and we take care of all the minor details to make your stay as pleasant...

Northern California
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

This hotel, if you can call it that, more like a low rent apartment complex, was disgusting! There's no one to assist with luggage and there's 2 sets of stairs to take luggage up. You have to give I.D. to use a luggage cart and the staff is rude. Our room, 609, had no pictures on the wall, hair on...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Did you stay at Design Suites Miami? There are a few management companies in the Building. at Design Suites Miami, our priority is to achieve a great customer service and we take care of all the minor details to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Thanks Design Suites Miami

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Design Suites Miami Beach, a beachfront property, is a selected group of condos on the emblematic Castle Beach Club -formerly The Playboy Hotel-. It has direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool and sun deck, fitness center, restaurant, pool bar, a grocery store in site, vending machines, laundry, dry cleaner, and Russian and Turkish bath. Guests can relax over the lounge chairs by the pool, with Wi-Fi access. All condos at Design Suites Miami Beach, feature a flat screen TV with cable channels, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi or cable access (free), safe box (free), kitchenette or full kitchen, daily cleaning and Free Valet parking. Only a 10 minutes' drive from South Beach and Bar Harbor, and 20 minutes from MIA International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Design Suites Miami Beach

Address: 5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140-2568 (Formerly Design Suites at Castle Beach)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $178 - $404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Design Suites Miami Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Design Suites At Castle Beach Hotel Miami Beach
Design Suites Miami Beach Florida
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#108 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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“ask for 704 nice views of the ocean and the intercoastal”
 of 5 bubbles raquelisabel, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“higher floor and harbor view”
  • View from the room. Collins Ave and harbor
 of 5 bubbles eduardoaL4926LW, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we were in floor number 5 and was good enough.”
 of 5 bubbles ancef09, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bay 5 - view on the main street, two floor suite, open space.”
 of 5 bubbles Kristyrichtr, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Lower floors would probably offer better views.”
 of 5 bubbles slbcarlos86, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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