We loved our stay at the Raleigh. It is an original art deco hotel with the best pool area in Miami, There are lots of mentions about the bathrooms and yes they are small but the showers are good and kind of make up for it!
We booked a room with a balcony which cost extra - my advice, don't bother. The balcony rooms are positioned high up - the views are amazing but they over look the neighbours air con units below which are SO loud that it pretty much renders the balcony useless. We asked to be moved and were - indeed we were upgraded despite the hotel being full. Regardless of this you will be outside most of the time and the balconies are too small to really sit on so save your money.
Two other small gripes... the reception staff are pretty miserable. This is odd as everyone else at the hotel is very friendly. They did little to help with the above issue until really pushed and then the manager (Tiffany) couldn't have been more lovely and helpful. Secondly the beach 'closing' at 5pm is too early - it gets the sun for a lot longer than the pool and seems silly to get chucked off it.
Overall though we loved this place and can't wait to go back. The food was great as well. Beds comfortable. Rooms very clean and the housekeeping really good - always properly done and you never saw them doing it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hailed as a "grand dame" of South Beach Art Deco by Conde Nast Traveler, The Raleigh Miami Beach is a perfect blend of style and comfort. It's chic yet unpretentious, and historic while tastefully modern. The Raleigh offers guests world-class luxury hotel service at a prime oceanfront location on Collins Avenue with exclusive access to the award-winning sbe Miami Collection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raleigh Hotel Miami Beach
- The Raleigh Miami Beach Florida