We stayed here for a night before going on a cruise. And were so glad it was only one night. The front desk employees were friendly, but not very accommodating. After squeezing into their tiny, and I mean tiny, elevator we were overly anxious to see what type of room South Beach had to offer. It faced the street, but we could hardly even get the windows open to see out. We got them about 1/3 open before they stuck tight. The room itself was just ok, it wasn't the cleanest (dust on tv, chipped paint, damp carpet etc.). But it was the bathroom that really put me off. The shower curtain was really gross, there was still hair in the bathtub, and it did not appear to have been scrubbed down since the last few guests.
A call to the front desk proved disappointing. They said there were no comparable rooms that we could switch to. There wasn't even an offer to send someone up. Our next move was to just spend as little time there as possible, and just keep thinking "it's only one night here, it's only one night".
The location is great. You can walk to all the nightclubs, restaurants, and the beach which can't be beat. There was also a nice roof top sitting area- but it doesn't face the ocean. It's also surrounded by suites, which makes the area open and not private at all.
Overall, I found the art deco theme to be a cover-up for the lack of updates and cleanliness of the hotel. Did I mention the tiny elevator? If you suffer from claustrophobia you're going to be taking the stairs. I would not stay here again. In fact, I would probably avoid South Beach unless I was ready to spend $400+ a night for a semi-decent hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District and South Beach’s finest location. Authentic deco restoration, directed by our owners and embraced by our hand-selected staff providing cordial hospitality. Features 100 Guestrooms: offering all-white bedding, down comforters, Art Deco decor and unique 1930’s-inspired alarm clock with safes, bathrobe and iron/ironing board. Services include: heated swimming pool, Verandah Dining Terrace, WiFi, satellite television and Valet parking, rooftop Terrace and Solarium, business center and Fitness Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Richmond Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
- Richmond Miami Beach