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“Disappointing but good location” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Cardozo Hotel
Ranked #140 of 206 Hotels in Miami Beach
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing but good location”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

Ok let's get the positives out the way first as they are very few. The location is great, really close to the beach. The beds were also made each day and fresh towels. Now for the negative:

1. Key card is a nightmare to use and a really old system so is very temperamental.

2. Not even a welcome manual in the rooms.

3. No tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms.

4. Showers are so hard to use and get the correct temperature. Prepare to get burnt or frozen as you try and adjust the temperature.

5. Full length mirror was cracked.

6. TV is of poor quality and doesn't have any sort of channel menu/guide so blindly choosing channels.

7. Breakfast sausages are the smallest sausages in history. Certainly not the breakfast sausages that I was used to. Thought it was a joke at first.

8. They state 'suggested tip' on the bills but if you don't pay the full thing then be prepared to be chased down by your waiter and told that you have to pay it anyway. Our bill was $32 and with the tip added it was suggested that $38 was to be paid. The waiter had mixed up our order so we put down $35 but was chased down and told we HAD to pay the $38. Not a great way to impress your customers to be honest.

If I was coming back to Miami Beach, I wouldn't be staying at this hotel.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Seeing other reviews makes me understand that the hotel seems to offer different prices via travel agents and we seemingly got an excellent rate for the location, which is why I give this an excellent rating. For under 200€/night via a travel agent booking site it is for its location and service a best-buy. I felt that the staff was friendly and the room was also quiet even though there is a restaurant downstairs. Just ask for a room on the side of the hotel not directly above the restaurant and facing the beach. The room decoration was modern when compared to the hotel's probable age, I would really stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matkaaja30
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Seattle
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Lost laundry, no hot water, horribly uncomfortable bed and pillows, blaring music late into the night, and indifferent staff makes this a place to avoid at all costs. You've been warned!

Why does the restaurant down stairs (not a club) need to pump repetitive latin dance music until after 1 a.m?

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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N. California
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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Had a one night stay here before flying out to the Exumas. South Beach is fun and this hotel is right where you want to be. However, DO NOT stay here. It is a very run down and quite expensive property (we paid $240) profiting from its location. The ground floor is a bar and grill. Drunk people were right outside the hotel yelling profanities until about 5am. Security?! The walls are very thin. No curtains, so daybreak means you're up. AC was like a jet aircraft taking off. Staff: grubby and disinterested. I called a week before arrival to get a dinner reservation, I asked for concierge and his first sentence was "well, I don't eat out at restaurants much...." His best idea was to eat in the hotel's restaurant. If you want to stay in South Beach there are a couple of very high end, very expensive boutique hotels to choose from -- we were just in for one night so didn't do this -- but I think we'd stay at the Marriott or Hilton that are just a short walk away from the fun of South Beach. Ignore the fact that this less than clean place has a celebrity's name attached and look elsewhere.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Stayed four nights here. Great location but although the room was large it was very In adequately equipped. Poor lighting. Poor storage. The fridge overheated. Noisy aircon and an intrusive extractor fan somewhere was always in the background. Difficult to drop off luggage and on the date we arrived no valet parking. Overall expensive for what it provides and would not recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank William H
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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

Gloria Estefan's swank location on the water is the place to be seen or to catch a shot of Miami's crazies. Try the seafood pasta more food than I could handle at a fair price included a 2 lb lobster .

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rick B
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Guildford Surrey
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128 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We did not stay here but we did stop for drinks. Dazzled by the fact that it is Gloria Estefan's hotel and they self publicise that they have the best mojitos we (party of four) decided to stop for drinks. We should have moved on when we were told that the only drinks we could have were in the ridiculously large tourist glasses that cost $29 ( plus tax and plus obligatory 18% gratuity) but we still fell for it. the couple opposite us had normal sized Mojitos but these where not available to us (tourist and mug written across our foreheads?). Rubbish drinks, rubbish service and huge bill. Don't do it.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cardozo Hotel

Property: Cardozo Hotel
Address: 1300 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#96 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cardozo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located on Ocean Drive, the hotel offers a variety of magnificent deluxe suites, superior ocean view suites, and standard room accommodations. Set in the heart of South Beach, you are within walking distance of the best restaurants, lounges, and nightclubs Miami Beach has to offer. The Cardozo Hotel offers the finest in service, location, and comfort in one of the most exciting and trend-setting cities in the world. ... more   less 
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