I have always used Trip Advisor to look at hotels I will be staying in, but never leave any feeback...until now!!!
This hotel does not deserve the criticism that some people have given it.
Let me start from the beginning. We arrived in the early evening and was very happy to see a clean entrance and beauitful lobby with a very helpful member of staff on the front desk who explained everything to us and was very polite and friendly.
On to the bedroom and it was lovely and clean with aircon (yes was a little noisey, but once my head hits the pillow, I hear nothing). What else could I ask for? Room was spacious with a massive bed that could of fitted a family in, spotlessly clean with a lovely glass fronted shower in the bathroom and TV and Ipod docker at the end of the bed. Maids tidied the room everyday and we couldn't of been more happier.
Location was IMMENSE. Could not have been in a better place. Two minutes stroll onto the beach front, right next to Walgreens the supermarket that sold everything and I mean everything and best of all on Ocean Drive where all the bars and restaurants are. Just around the corner was Collins Street with all the 'posh' shops and Washington Avenue with more shops, fast food joints, restaurants and nighclubs. Nikki Beach was 5 streets away and Miami airport was 20 minutes away. Bus stop just around the corner where you could get the Local Sobe Bus for 25cents or the normal Miami buses for $2 that take you from South Miami to North Miami or Downtown Miami.
Honestly the only complaint I could have was that the hotel doesn't have a swimming pool, but how can I complain when I knew that before I went and also being on the beach, does it matter?!
Breakfast did make me chuckle as yes it is only jam on toast and a drink, but I see a lot of people enjoying tucking into it in a nice little restaurant along with myself. I can't comment on the evening meals as I did not eat in there!
Seriously, I got this hotel for a great week rate with my girlfriend and we were very happy with the whole holiday.
If anybody would like to know more or see pictures, then please contact me and I will be happy to help
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With an excellent Miami Beach location on Ocean Drive, in the Art Deco District, we are steps away from the ocean and South Beach shopping, gourmet dining, a chic nightlife, and miles of golden Atlantic sand beaches. At the same time, here is the surprisingly tranquil area of well-known Ocean Drive, SoFi - South of Fifth. Within our Art Deco setting (origin, 1936) we welcome guests seeking an unpretentious, uncomplicated boutique hotel with attentive service. An Authentic Experience... the Essence of South Beach! Italian travertine marble floors,modern decor. Friendly and professional staff is ready to please our guests, We offer complimentary continental breakfast and WiFi Internet. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA) and 15 minutes from the Port of Miami. Italian Restaurant on premises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean 5 Hotel
- Ocean Five Miami Beach
- Hotel Ocean Five
- Ocean Five Hotel Miami Beach, Florida