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Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
Ranked #43 of 208 Hotels in Miami Beach
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Hoboken, NJ
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“Our Place in Miami!”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We have been staying at the Surfcomber for a few years now and we are very happy with the updates and changes made by the Kimpton Hotel Group. The new restaurant was much needed and really good (except for the Pad Thai). The rooms were all updated, and are very nice. The pool is fabulous. The beach out front is great. The esplanade is awesome. The hotel is very walkable to great restaurants (Ola, Lincoln Road, etc). Lucia at the front desk has been there the last two times we've been to the hotel, and is a pleasure! We will certainly be back. It's our place in Miami!

Room Tip: Try not to face North. The SLA is under construction!!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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smckeen, General Manager at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Vasio -
Esplanade is awesome.
Enough said.
Thank you so much for returning.
Warm Regards,
sm
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

I stayed here from April 19-22nd with my friends for a girls getaway celebrating my friend who was getting married.This hotel was wonderful from the minute we checked in to the minute we checked out on Sunday. The staff was beyond friendly and willing to help you with anything you needed. The hotel was very clean and located within walking distance of everything from Collins, Lincoln Road, Ocean Drive, and Espanola Way. The free happy hour from everyday was an added bonus and a nice way to wind down after a day at the pool/beach. The pool staff was friendly and willing to get you towels, or move umbrellas. The free water by the pool and sunscreen was also an added bonus. This hotel has everything you many need for a getaway, they made everything so easy and carefree. I would definitely recommend the hotel to everyone, and I will definitely be coming back for another stay. The hotel was recently renovated which was also nice, the rooms were great and the beds were comfy. I liked the decor of the hotel as well.

I would like to say a special thank you to Lucia at the front desk who was so helpful and sweet sending us something special to our room and helping us book reservations for dinner, the concierge was also helpful, Ben who checked us in the night we arrived, Jonathan and everyone else working at the pool on Friday April 20th, the maids who cleaned our room, and the doormen who went out of their way to get us a cab so that none of us would be separated. We all enjoyed our weekend in Miami at the Surfcomber and the hospitality from everyone who works here was greatly appreciated and certainly remembered!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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smckeen, General Manager at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Teemarie4 -
That’s awesome; we love to hear that we exceeded expectations.
Come back soon.
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

This hotel was outstanding, from the location, to the restaurant, to the pool down to the customer service provided. I booked my hotel through priceline.com from a Thursday-Tuesday so I couldn't be accomdate on the first few night for a double bed. However, Jennifer (The FrontDesk manager) made sure I was accomdate on Sunday. The restaurant food was very tasty! I have rave about this so much that I told all of my family and friends when you are visiting Miami stay only at the Surfcomber hotel! I will be back very soon!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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smckeen, General Manager at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Christian D -
Thank you so much for the outstanding service posting.
We look forward to both you and your families return.
Warm Regards,
sm
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

A colleague and I ended up needing to stay in Miami on short notice and decided that a night on Miami Beach would be a good choice. We chose the Surfcomber because of its location and my very positive experiences with Kimpton hotels. The Surfcomber did not disappoint. We were greeted cheerfully by Michie when we arrived. I stayed in a beautiful suite (304) that was nicely appointed and very clean. I can confirm that the bathrooms are very small but are clean and well maintained. I stay at Kimpton hotels frequently and can say that the folks at the Surfcomber are perhaps the most friendly and helpful of any hotel Kimpton hotel I have visited. Furthermore, I am a member of their loyalty program and their attention to my preferences was spot on and well above average. We ate dinner out on Lincoln Street based on a nice recommendation from the Surfcomber staff. We also had a great breakfast sitting on the patio at Lantao in the morning. I am returning to the hotel in two weeks with my wife to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary (and compete in a triathlon) and I could not be more excited based on my brief first experience. Well done, Surfcomber.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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smckeen, General Manager at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Jason W -
Wow, most friendly and helpful of all Kimpton’s; that’s a bold statement.
So, happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return with wifey.
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

y twin daughters & I spent 4 days at the Surfcomber. We arrived early & went I asked if I could store my luggaue I was informed that my room was already ready. The staff was kind & refreshing helping make the best of a rainy 2 days. I asked them prior to arrival to do 'something special' for my daughters sweet 16th bday. Spear headed by Michelle the staff decorated the room w/ balloons, card, water & personal individual cakes. The hotel is very beautiful & the pictures don't do it justice. From the pictures I thought the pool area would have been a little dated but that's not the case at all. Our room (202) faced Collins Ave, modern decor, very clean and surprisingly roomy for 3 adults. The lobby is absolutely beautiful & they have a daily complementary wine hr (5-6 pm) that was very cool. Kudos to the staff from front desk to housekeeping ... keep up the great work ... Kimpton should be very proud of the South Beach staff!!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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smckeen, General Manager at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2012
Twzplus1 -
Thank you for the great posting.
We are so happy we enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to your return.
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Additional Information about Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

Property: Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
Address: 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2006 (Formerly Surfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel)
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Miami Beach
#21 Romantic Hotel in Miami Beach
#23 Family Hotel in Miami Beach
#30 Luxury Hotel in Miami Beach
#35 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,453 - ₹ 35,627
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There's no need to daydream. Your stay at the beachfront Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach places you in the core of South Beach life. Ocean views, sparkling pool, and swaying palm trees. Direct beach access and easy, warm hospitality. Kimpton Surfcomber Miami, South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel puts the best of Miami at your doorstep while taking you a world away from all your worries. Play hard, sleep well and indulge in luxury services and amenities at our boutique South Beach hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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