Had a great girls weekend at the Kent hotel in South Beach. This hotel is not 5 star by any means, but the location makes up for it. We read reviews before booking and they seemed to be very mixed, but our stay was great. We stayed in one of the standard double rooms. It consisted of two double beds, flat screen TV and a mini fridge. There were no dressers to unpack our clothes in, but this was not a big deal since were were only there two nights. The room appeared to be recently updated with hard wood floors, a long counter top with mirror in the bedroom area and modern/clean decor. The bathroom was a still a little dated and did not have much counter space, but we made it work. The beds were very comfortable and we slept great when we actually decided to sleep. We did not have any issues with noise as some reviews mentioned. The elevator is a treat though. Don't stick your arm or hand in the way of the closing door because you may end up missing your extremity. The front desk staff was friendly and seemed helpful. There is no parking at the hotel, but there was a lot right next door. They charged $25 per 24hrs with unlimited in/out. We ended up parking the car and walking everywhere. The hotel is on Collins Ave, you walk one block over to Ocean Ave and a block in the opposite direction gets you to Washington Ave. There are plenty of eateries, clubs, shops, bars, etc... within walking distance. We are actually planning another weekend down in SoBe and will be reserving a room at the Kent again.
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27 March 2012
Thank you for the great review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our establishment, three minor things I would like to add to your comments, first being the elevator, we do have an old elevator with a swinging door, your suggestion to watch your hands is a very good one, there are plans in place to upgrade the elevator, so by this time next year it will be completely renovated - regarding the bathrooms I would assume you stayed either in the first or second floor, last year we were able to renovate all of the bathrooms on the 3rd floor, and we have plans to renovate the remainder of the hotel this summer! Also the hotel itself does not have parking, but we do partner with a local Valet Parking Service which offers unlimited usage of your vehicle at cost of $20 per day, from your review it seems you parked next door which is a different Valet company, even though they are great with their service the hotel does offer a more economical option with a different provider.
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