Our visit was just OK - wouldn't book again. We were a mother/daughter visiting for a relaxing few days, not spring breakers and not interested in SoBe party scene. That being said, if you are either of those two things, of course the location is top notch. Also we were impressed with the complimentary on the beach chairs and umbrella daily - a very nice perk. (get there early)
For the Cons: Everything seemed difficult - if we wanted ice,..the bellman had to get it, wanted a wine bottle opened,..no cork screw in the room, front desk didn't have, could maybe call housekeeping for us? (if they were still there) just ended up walking to the bar. The 3 days we were there, the pool area was not maintained at all - No clean towels and cups of drinks with cigarette butts floating left around with trash. Breakfast options were just sad. You'd be much better off paying for a cheap hot breakfast out on Ocean drive and using the bagels provided by the Congress breakfast voucher for an on the beach lunch/snack to hold you off til dinner. Make sure if you're in a deluxe room and you desire a balcony, that you call ahead. It thought that was a given and it was not, we were SOL on that once we got there. Also, I swear we were suppose to have a king bed - if it was, it was the tiniest I've ever seen. We had the last room in the back of building and it was cramped - constantly banging shins on the bed frame trying to get to bathroom. We didn't get the Ocean Dr noise,..but got to listen to car alarms from the parking garage and back alley yelling all night. Trash truck comes at 7am every morning it seems - and they pick up lots and lots of glass bottles.
So if your a SoBe partier and out til 4-5 am (and not a details person) this maybe the hotel for you,....if there for other reasons, maybe look into another hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Live the South Beach lifestyle at our hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Located in the heart of Miami's Art Deco Historic District on Ocean Drive, we offer spacious, stylish suites with all the amenities of home. With stellar views of the ocean and the bustling action of Ocean Drive, our beachfront hotel is exactly what you need for your stay in Miami. Because we are located right on the beach, fun in the sun is literally at your doorstep. Stake out your spot in the sand and enjoy the signature Florida sunshine. With the average temperatures in the 70s and 80s, you can enjoy the beach and the sun almost all year-round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Strand Ocean Drive Hotel
- Strand Ocean Drive Miami Beach