Why book an ordinary hotel room in South Beach when the Dorchester Suites are comparably priced and provide the space of an apartment? My husband and I stayed for two weeks in a spacious suite (kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, bathroom, hallway, balcony, lots of storage) that was sparkling clean. The kitchen was updated and equipped with everything we needed for a temporary stay. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept on in a long time. It really enhanced our vacation to be able to spread out and enjoy the entire suite. Although there were just the two of us on this trip, we have stayed in the suites in the past with our son, and they are definitely ideal for families.
The location also can't be beat. It's an easy stroll to South Beach's top attractions ... the beach, boardwalk, Lincoln Road, Ocean Drive, etc. yet it's not noisy or congested, and there is a lovely courtyard that separates the hotel from bustling Collins Avenue.
Although some other Trip Advisor members have given mixed reviews to the front-desk staff, we felt that everyone we encountered was friendly and attentive. Whenever I made a request (e.g., for more hangers, for a bottle opener), it was addressed immediately. The housekeeping staff was super. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Special kudos go to Erika and Veronica for cheerfully providing us with the extra towels and soaps and shampoos that we were constantly asking for.
I was going to give the Dorchester only 4 stars because the swimming pool needs updating. BUT ... instead we used the pool at the Marseilles, the Dorchester's sister hotel across the street, which also has a big hot tub, and is one of the nicest pool situations in South Beach. (Brian and his staff keep the area immaculate.) Dorchester and Marseilles guests also share the adjacent beach area, and there were always plenty of chairs and umbrellas to go around as well as a friendly staff to set them up.
Although the Dorchester may not be as chic as the Raleigh, National, Delano and a few of the other hotels nearby, we have stayed at some of those places in the past and much prefer the calm and spaciousness of the Dorchester. We will definitely return next winter, if not sooner.
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