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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Hotel is in a great location to beach's etc.Front desk staff very friendly. Lobby nice. Lifts so old I was surprised they still work. Rooms ok. Not great. Corridors really need a face lift. The smell is old musty smell.I don't think I would return.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Amelia T
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

All the great reviews on here only mention location. Yes it's in the heart of things. But we paid $150 for the night and valet was $35 plus tip, so $40. That's almost 1/3 the cost of the stay. For $200 you could air bnb a whole house with a driveway and Uber/Lyft to the beach with the money you save.

We approached the valet to begrudgingly fork over our cash when we were met with two very young very stoned girls that couldn't tell us where to give our keys or anything. Eventually a valet person showed up, saw we we're visibly agitated and snidely remarked "must've been a long trip." Then said park it in this spot and give us the keys. That sounds like I AM the one valeting it, no?

Entering the hotel, the other reviews are correct in saying the windows are dingy and you are physically incapable of seeing out them. Not even saying that to compound our bad experience for the schadenfreude, we literally couldn't see through the window. The bedroom was actually spacious and nice, but the room is just missing something. It's dingy and dark. The lobby is musty and overly warm, as if you've walked into the locker room of a YMCA pool. I thought one section was under construction but that was the dark, cheap finished product.

It's great if you just want a bed where you can sleep terribly through the loud closing doors and rude cleaning staff (at least they bring you ice), but if you're looking for a relaxing, pampering hotel, I suggest air bnb or the backseat of your car.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

2 of us (adults) just returned last night,8/26, from another wonderful 7-nt stay @ The ALBION SoBe, celebrating a "special" occasion. We were upgraded to one of the Penthouse Suites (PH8) and we were ELATED! Thank-You Mr. Maximo Soncini for your gracious hospitality and generosity in giving us the opportunity to stay in PH8 which was AWESOME! What a view! and HUGE ROOFTOP TERRACE w/outdoor shower and wetbar!! This was GREAT because we were able to go outside without leaving our room! The HUGE bathroom and shower were great too. And the BEDS are ALWAYS HEAVENLY! This was our 4th stay @ The ALBION SoBe since Dec. 2015 and we won't stay anywhere else. The Location and Comfort of the Hotel is GREAT! You are close to ALL that SoBe has to offer. While there, we took the $9 each way GO-BUS to KEY WEST for the day which was a STEAL! You get picked up and dropped off just around the corner from the ALBION, on Washington @ the Park across from BELLA CUBA restaurant. Leaves SoBe @ 7a...Arrives K.W. 1130am ish. Then it leaves K.W. @ 7p arrives back to SoBe 11p. The bus to K.W. was a DOUBLEDECKER (enclosed top level not openair) w/lavatory. On the return, a nice regular motorcoach w/lav. Make sure to bring a hoodie! It gets FREEZING in the bus! BRRRRR. Despite the off and on rainy week we had, Key West was fun! A must do if you've never been.

Thanks again for another AWESOME stay @ The ALBION SoBe! :) Hope to see you once again in DEC. 2017 for stay #5 @ "our home away from home" in SoBe.

P.S. I have listed below restaurants we visited (and some we re-visit when in SoBe) that we find enjoyable. Just look them up for details:

1. Big Pink : Has a HUGE menu Diner-like casual dining ALWAYS a re-visit
2. Puerto Sagua : Deliciosa Comida Cubana Autentica ALWAYS a re- visit (3x this trip!)
3. Havana 1957 Lincoln Rd Mall: Good Cuban food and close to ALBION.
4. Les Moulins La Fayette: Nice New French Patisserie across the street from ALBION.
5. Pizza Rustica: Italian/Pizzeria on Lincoln Road Mall
6. 11th St. Diner: Typical Silver/Chrome and Neon Diner w/big menu and BAR! re-visit always
7. Thai House SoBe: on Washington. Very good Thai Cuisine/and service. re-visit
8. Spris: Italian/Pizzeria very good pizza & calzone
9. Babylon Turkish Restaurant: Wonderful Turkish food/ambiance/service. 3rd time revisit.
10. Bella Cuba: cute,funky, nice, w/ great Cuban food around the corner on Wash. from ALBION.

In Key West we ate @: Sloppy Joe's Bar for Lunch A MUST do when in K.W. and Turtle Kraals on the waterfront near where the bus drops off/picks up. Convenient!


Room Tip: Pool view rooms on high floor are quieter. All rooms so far have been great! PH8,WOW!
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank JADJR1163
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This isn't a cheap hotel if include 35 a day parking they charge, so you would expect a nice night sleep, noisy and slamming doors all night staff didn't really care when told. Call down 15 mins before you want to leave and the car will be ready 45 mins on 2 occasions isn't really acceptable.
Rated 3.5 stars more like 2 at best! This hotel only got the rating I give it because of its great location that is all.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank m2tt22
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This hotel couldn't be better located! We got the 150 Miami Beach Airport Express Bus to the hotel which costs $2.25, YES $2.25 p/p get off at 17th Street and walk around the corner to James Ave, it takes about 5 mins! Stunning South Beach itself is two blocks away, you can hire sunbeds and umbrellas for the day, pay $32 at the hotel (which goes on your bill) or pay $30 to the attendant at the beach in cash, thats for 2 beds and an umbrella.
Our room was on the 5th floor overlooking the front of the hotel, we did think it would be noisy but we were never disturbed by road noise or revellers leaving the bar next to the lobby in the night! The room was spacious with two double beds, TV, all the usual bathroom facilities & toiletries provided. The room was cleaned very nicely each day with plenty of towels left.
Free tea and coffee is available throughout the day also iced water by the pool was greatly appreciated. The pool area needs a little attention/renovation but is clean & very quiet with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas no matter what time during the day you wanted to use them. Pool towels are free to use but they only put a small amount out so a trip to reception is sometimes needed to get them. At the weekends they sometimes host a pool party which is very busy and rowdy so we stayed clear and went to the beach instead (they do tell you in advance that a party is arranged).There is a small gym near the pool which always seemed to be empty.
The reception staff were all very friendly. Check in and out was very quick and smooth.
There are lots of places to eat, drink and shop on Lincoln Road, there is also a CVS across the road from the hotel which always seemed to be open and came in very handy for drinks & snacks etc
If you want to book trips or bus tours etc there is a shop around the corner which is also the pick up/drop off stop for trips.
This hotel is great value for money in a fab location, we stayed 12 nights, thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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2  Thank 363cymru123
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