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1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
0.7 km from
This hotel has the most friendly staff who always welcome you back. Best pool, pool bar and DJ experience. The sushi restaurant in the lobby is outstanding. My all white decorated room faced the ocean and had spectacular view of beach. Highly recommend this property. The gym could be upgrade and/ or located in a different part of hotel (it feels like being in the dungeon of the hotel). The cable sometimes goes in and out.
I was brought up that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. I will not ever stay here again.
The hotel is located right on the beach with an amazing swimming pool too. Because it has just been refurbished everything was NEW. With in a short walk to Lincoln for fabulous shopping and food. Parking was $60 per 24 hours.You can park and the Miami garage across the street for $35. We have a strange smell in our room at times.
Completely disorganized. Awful service. Food and pool servers are COMPLETELY oblivious to anything. Fish sandwhich had maybe less than an ounce of fish for $25. Pool servers looking to gouge you charging for water, & upselling over priced cocktails. You're lucky if the food ever comes. Room was Nice and clean however. They wouldn't let me check in till 4pm despite me being there at 10AM and asking for early check in. Then, they locked me out at 12noon sharp and refused any sort of leeway at all. Avoid! Completely apathetic staff, disorganized and chaotic dining area. No one really in charge. Despite multiple attempts to speak to the manager, the mgr never came. I'd rather burn my money or throw it away than give it to an establishment such as this.
The cuisine at the restaurants was delicious. The pool was beautiful and the beach access a plus. The rooms were well decorated and the staff friendly. The location was also great. The rooms were small and there were not black out curtains. So, between the "thin walls" (hearing the cleaning staff banging around in the morning) and the light coming into our room, it was hard to sleep much past 7am. The price for drinks was extremely high and I did not appreciate having 19% added for gratuity before I even had a chance to evaluate the service.
Location Room size was extremely small and the maid service was pretty slow--I had to ask twice to get the room cleaned. We checked out four days early and changed hotels.
Staff friendly and helpful, very comfortable and stylish suites with excellent and good quality facilities, lots of space, great location - easy walking distance to Ocean Drive. Poolside breakfast is sufficient, Free shuttle bus to the airport is a nice touch. I will definitely stay here again, much better than the last hotel I used in Miami. Rooms are very very dark, a torch would be useful to find things in your suitcase. Note that a hotel surcharge/tax of $15/day (per suite) is billed in addition to the figure quoted on booking.com
Nothing No facilities in room - no tea, coffee Room - the size of shoe box Rudest staff in the world
We stayed in The Kaskades building at The Gale. Kaskades is a separate building from The Gale, but has all the amenities and then some. The bard was unbelievably comfortable, probably the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept in. The hotel is in the northern part of South Beach and is within walking distance of Lincoln St. shopping, the beach, and tons of restaurants. Also, Dolce, the restaurant in The Gale has great service and food. The only problem we had was a small communication issue with the staff. When we first arrived, after check-in, we were told our room was on the third floor, but the front desk attendant forgot to tell us that our room was in a separate building. Again, not Abigail deal just slightly irritating to pull your luggage around the hotel, only to find out you are in the wrong building. Secondly, we asked for extra coffee cups for the Nespresso machine in our room and we were told twice that housekeeping would bring some more up, but they never did. Nonetheless, we had a great stay and will definitely come back.
Nice hotel and good design When I arrived they only had 1 bed in my room. I had called weeks beforehand to make sure this was not going to happen. I even paid an upgrade fee to get a room with 2 beds since I was on a business trip with a colleague. When they said they only had one bed, they said it was my fault because I used a third party site to book. The hospitality was very poor. They didn't' even make the arrangements to get us a cot.
I had a wonderful time at this hotel. There are two pools and a jacuzzi. Great vibes!
I liked the smell of the lobby and it brought back memories for me when this was one of the coolest spots to stay in Miami Beach. It has definitely lost that X factor. Everything feels dingy and not kept up. Checking in was the longest process I have ever been through aNd the girl seemed nervous. Maybe she was new, but it was over and over the same information and had multiple cards for all kinds of things, unlike any check in experience I have had before. Seems like they get stiffed by other guests a lot before. The security are constantly checking if you are staying there and annoying...definitely have decided to hire less than personable staff in general. One of the front desk girls when handing me the final bill, held it out to me without looking at me as if passing on to the next task, CUSTOMER SERVICE 101! Treat each guest as if they are the only person in your world at that moment and look them in the eye with a smile. In general, the whole world has lost this touch, but you would think a 300 a night hotel would still care about this. Finally made it to the beach chair area after being asked twice to show room key by security and then the beach chair guy wanted me to walk all the way back to his booth to check in instead of just taking care of me at my chair. When I refused and told him to take care of it, he kept calling me boss in a derogatory way like I was asking too much. Hire people that care and understand that the only reason they have a job is because of people like me choosing your hotel!! This is standard and not asking too much. I should have great things to say because they did all of this basic stuff and then decided to do more!! They all need help on how to treat guests. There was a blood stain on newly replaced linen in my room. They did an okay job of responding but it should have never happened!!! They only took off the resort fee and $50 and then didn't do it! Had to remind the people upon checkout and they acted like I was lying to them. The valet brought my car when I asked and left it in the rain and not under the overhang!!! What?!! When I asked him to bring it out of the rain his reply was that they were too busy and slapped me on the shoulder like I was his friend and gave me a dirty look like I was asking too much. hahaha I will never again recommend this hotel to anyone as I always have in the past. I'M GOING BACK TO AIRBNB WHEN I TRAVEL NOW. HOTELS LIKE THIS ARE COMMON NOW.
I liked that they keep you posted on the hottest clubs for the night and give you a great deal to attend. I didn't like that the beach package didn't not include an umbrella, had to pay for the umbrella separate which is a little costly just for an umbrella.
Location Employed, Very small room No clean
Location is great. Short walk to beach and Raleigh has beach chairs towels there as part of resort fee. Pool is big - lounge chairs in pool which are cool. Good food in restaurant - a little expensive but worth it. Empanadas were excellent. Get breakfast at Rosetta Bakery which is close by instead of expensive breakfast at hotel. Had to pay $19 for umbrella at beach. Asked for early check-in. Arrived at 1:30 and had to wait until after 3 for room.
Nothing Unfriendly staff Small rooms Not worth it for the price