Acceptable Hotels in South Beach Area

Jul 14th, 2010, 06:28 AM
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Acceptable Hotels in South Beach Area

I'm planning a trip to Miami and would like recommendations on accommodations in the South Beach area. I've stayed at the Fountainbleu and the Raleigh over the past few years. I enjoyed both but this time I'm looking for something clean, quiet, inexpensive, and pleasant. Does such a hotel exist in the South Beach area?

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Jul 14th, 2010, 07:07 AM
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We liked the Park Central right across from the beach. It's a great location and the front desk people were very friendly and helpful. There was a municipal lot so parking was easy and cheap too.
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Jul 14th, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Thanks!
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Jul 14th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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A few years ago we stayed at the Doubletree Surfcomber? near Linclon Road. It was decent and reasonably priced - pleasant pool and on the beach. Check Tripadvisor for recent reviews. We liked being close to the Lincoln Road restaurants.
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Jul 14th, 2010, 04:42 PM
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Surfcomber was the other hotel we stayed at in South Beach, but the last time we were there they played loud music at the pool and we'd never go back. It did have a large pool we used to like it a lot. it was much more expensive than Park Central.
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Jul 21st, 2010, 09:18 PM
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The Cadet Hotel is a nice quaint boutique hotel. It is inexpensive. A block from the Beach and also very close to Lincoln Rd. You can have a look at its web .www.cadethotel.com/
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Jul 22nd, 2010, 04:55 AM
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Another vote for the Doubletree... right on the beach... great pool... excellent location...
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Jul 22nd, 2010, 04:57 AM
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Another vote for the Park Central.
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Jul 22nd, 2010, 05:52 AM
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I've been researching the same thing for an upcoming trip.

A couple that have consistently popped up are Cadet & Park Central. The Winterhaven and Blue Moon both have great summer specials right now, as low as $69/night or buy 3 get one free specials.

A couple of things to look for.
Not all hotels have pools. Some that do have tools only have a spa pool - tiny. If you want a real pool then you need to look at one of the newer or bigger hotels.

Some of the art deco hotels only have queen beds. If you need a king or 2 dbls, look around.

Tripadvisor forums have a lot more postings & reviews about MB hotels - very limited info here on Fodors forums.

We're looking at the Marriott courtyard south beach - not my first preference but the general location (not too far from beach, Lincoln rd, etc), price, points, rooms all offer some advantages for my group.
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Jul 22nd, 2010, 09:41 AM
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We enjoy The Impala. Great location and won't break the bank.
http://prime-hotels-impala-miami.h-rsv.com/
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Jan 14th, 2011, 10:47 AM
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for the thread...remember MANY of the South Beach hotels are historic....translation...European small rooms, uber thin paper walls, and non-insulating sound windows....means LOUD! And, in the club zone you will understand this completely....if you are not clubbing and want peace and quiet...pay more, go north of 16th (Lincoln Road area is good) and enjoy!
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Jan 14th, 2011, 11:02 AM
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Not sure why this was topped (since July) but still a fan of the Park Central -
http://www.theparkcentral.com/
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Jan 14th, 2011, 11:34 AM
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I still like the Doubletree... infinity...
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Jan 14th, 2011, 12:41 PM
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We ended up staying at the Courtyard. Worked great. We liked the location near Lincoln Rd & the roof top pool.

Not far from the beach.
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Jan 24th, 2011, 07:50 AM
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We stayed at the Southe Beach Hotel on 21st St and Collins...right next to the Bass Museum/park. A block from the beach (and a public parking lot at 21st) There appears to be on on-going road project but it was not active over the weekend - so no noise. The courtyard room we had (105) was quiet...especially as South Beach goes...we were convenient (3-3 blocks) to Lincoln Road, a block from Conv Center.
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OK - You've "stayed at the Fountainblue and the Raleigh" and enjoyed them but would like something clean and quiet and less expensive.....and... you received several suggestions from sub par hotels (Winterhaven???? h3ll NO!) with no central AC and subject to noise.

I can't believe that no one has suggested "The Palms" hotel....a nice resort style mid sized hotel. It is very quiet, has all the amenities of a larger facility and it sits on one of the nicest beaches in SOBE. I stay both here and at Fountainblue. Palms is less money in my opinion much nice than Fountainblue.

Look..places like Winterhaven look nice from the outside...but they are old hotels....almost never have central air (just the noisy window units) and the clientelle is not what you want to be around for a quiet weekend.
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