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Design Suites Miami Beach

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#176 of 207 Hotels in Miami Beach
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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East Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

On first appearance this hotel has everything you could want, the location is fairly good on the bay, it has good transport links with the Miami trolley stop nearby, it's right on the beach, and when you step into the reception you feel like you've entered a classy, decent hotel. Which is definitely not the case as we found out!...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Where to start...on first appearance from the outside this hotel looks the part but thats pretty much where my positive review ends. Just sorting out the valet for the car was stressful, unhelpful staff and lots of different things to do (we asked if we could just self-park and were told we couldnt). Once that was sorted and we got...

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Center, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stay away unless u want German cockroaches and a staff with terrible customer service. They don't even help with bags. Great view but as soon as you turn the lights off, you'll have visitors who scatter. They especially hide in the alarm clock

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Facundo Y, Owner at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Hello there somifarner, Thank you for the time you took to share your feedback with us, regarding the recent experience you had! We are terribly sorry that your stay was less then enjoyable! While we do have an extensive pest control program in place year around, the unpleasant critters do now and then make their way in to our rooms...

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Choosing this hotel for our stay was the worst! Communication was bad (they barely spoke English), the room was dirty with rusted silverware, the tub didn't work, the wifi didn't work, and everything was just dated. One of the mattresses was ripped. One morning there were only 2 working elevators and we waited 30mins to get downstairs, thank goodness we...

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Facundo Y, Owner at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Good Day pinkcrazy86, Thank you for the time you took to provide us with your honest feedback, regarding the recent experience you had with us! We are extremely sorry that your stay here with us was a less then enjoyable experience! All of our staff speak English and most of them are bilingual. Our room attendants work hard to make...

Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very good experience in Design Suites Miami, it is nice, confortable, clean and well located in Collins Ave. It has a kitchen with fridge, microwave oven, glasses, tableware and everything to make your stay more confortable. I do recommend it for business and family trips.

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Facundo Y, Owner at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Stellar review Fabiola M! So lovely to read about the wonderful time you recently had here at Design Suites Miami Beach. We provide everything you need to make for a fun filled and comfortable time! We definitely wish to host your following visit to Miami Beach! :) Facundo

Edmonton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After I booked, the print out had the fine print that suggested I had to pay an additional fee called a resort fee. It gave us access to the pool, and valet which we did not have a car. That additional fee could have been spent on a hotel closer to south beach. Also, it was tedious for after you...

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Facundo Y, Owner at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Good Evening RosanneMaitland, Our guests feedback means the world to us, so we would like to thank you for taking your time to share it with us! We are terribly sorry that your time here at Design Suites Miami Beach wasn't 5 stars! Like most hotels we do charge a resort fee and we take a hold for incidentals. We...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First day/night stay was charged $28.00 per day for hotel ammenities which supposedly included beach/pool towels which we tried to get the first day was told they were all dirty, also included gym which had broken & unsafe equipment, shower head broken as well as no hot water at all, elevators were not working (broken) I personally checked out the...

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Facundo Y, Owner at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Good Evening jjohnston12, We take our guests comments very serious, and would like to thank you for sharing yours with us! It pains us to read that the time you spent here was not a 5 star one! We charge our guests a resort fee that covers all of the amenities that our guests love to enjoy. We haven't had...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you get superior ocean view room. The view itself worths the cost. Ask for a renowated room. Ours was clean with a good kitchen corner. Pool is ok and direct access to the ocean's beach is one of the biggest pro to this accomodation.

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Facundo Y, Owner at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your amazing feedback with us, Francesco P!! It is such a delight to read about the fantastic time that you had! The rooms that face the ocean have stellar views. So wonderful to wake up in the morning and see the blissful ocean! :) I see that you were content with the cleanliness, the kitchen, the...

Parma, Ohio
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I use a wheelchair. There are no accessible entrances to this hotel, and our room had two stories -- one on the main floor with a broken sofa bed and a second floor that was reached by a steep spiral staircase. The manager left me a message to go to the front desk and they would make it right. The...

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Facundo Y, Owner at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Hello there Ronald and thank you for not only choosing to stay with us, but for sharing your feedback with us as well! Here at Design Suites Miami Beach we have a few rooms that are ADA compliant. We provide these to guests when they are requested. We do not advertise as an ADA compliant hotel as not every one...

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lot of fun in Miami. Lots of life. This hotel provided a nice view at a reasonable price. Not a pristine location, the beds squeezed a bit, but definitely worth the price. One shower didn't moderate the temperature well. Easy to pick up the trolley at this location as well.

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Facundo Y, Owner at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your honest feedback with us Anna M! We are glad that you had a lot of fun here in Miami, and while staying at Design Suites! The hotel is in a great location, as we are just a bit north of all the action, yet close enough when you want to be apart of...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Design Suites Miami Beach, a beachfront property, is a selected group of condos on the emblematic Castle Beach Club -formerly The Playboy Hotel-. It has direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool and sun deck, fitness center, restaurant, pool bar, a grocery store in site, vending machines, laundry, dry cleaner, and Russian and Turkish bath. Guests can relax over the lounge chairs by the pool, with Wi-Fi access. All condos at Design Suites Miami Beach, feature a flat screen TV with cable channels, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi or cable access (free), safe box (free), kitchenette or full kitchen, daily cleaning and Free Valet parking. Only a 10 minutes' drive from South Beach and Bar Harbor, and 20 minutes from MIA International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Design Suites Miami Beach

Address: 5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Formerly Design Suites at Castle Beach)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: £90 - £258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Design Suites Miami Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Design Suites At Castle Beach Hotel Miami Beach
Design Suites Miami Beach Florida
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#111 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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