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Design Suites Miami Beach

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Rochester
Reviewed 18 September 2014

On the way to the hotel my boyfriend and I were completely nervous. Some of the reviews we read previously stated the check in, by far, was the worst. "Great, I can't freakin' wait", I thought. On top of that I read many complaints about the the parking situation, the hotel rooms and the staff. So how did it go...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for staying with Design Suites Miami. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our goal is to satisfy the needs of our customers. We look forward to your next stay with us. Design Suites Miami

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

We originally booked this hotel through RCI. 2 months before our trip they dropped this hotel and called and asked if we wanted to re book our stay in another hotel, unfortunately we did not. With in the first hour of being there we almost left. The hotel is old. I was told that it was once the playboy club....

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Hello! Did you stay at Design Suites Miami? There are a few management companies in the Building. Please let us know so we can proceed with our reply. Thank you. Design Suites Miami

Hialeah, Florida
Reviewed 9 September 2014

this woman works as a front desk at this Hotel.. She is very kind and professional in what she does. She is kind and helpful. She suggested me what room was the best and i am really impress with her job

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for staying with Design Suites Miami We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our goal is to satisfy the needs of our customers. We look forward to your next stay with us. Design Suites Miami

Palm Coast, Florida
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Welcome to the Castle of Horror! Terrible Customer Service! Front desk people are rude and unprofessional! Rooms are so outdated with white, depressive walls and stiff, uncomfortable beds. Forget about your carefree vacation! Nothing is in working condition! Safe is not working, TV is not working, and this is only a beginning of your nightmare. Valet Parking Service is a...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Did you stay with Design Suites Miami? I looked for your reservation on our system and I couldn't find you. There are different management companies in the building and we have systems in place to prevent what you are saying on the review. Our priority is to give our guest our best. Design Suites Miami

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I never write reviews, but I just can't bare to not warn people about staying here. Don't be fooled; this is not a "hotel." It's a timeshare owned by individual owners, so your room will only be as good as what the owner has done to it. We had problems from the start. Valet parking (the only option) was horrific....

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Facundo Y, Staff Design Suites Miami at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Did you stay with Design Suites Miami? We are sorry to hear that your experience wasn't as conforting as you expected. Our goal is to satisfy our guests in order to make your stay as conforting as it can be. The valet parking service is included in the rate (free 1 car for each unit) We rent apartments with cleaninig...

Gainesville
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The check-in is confusing and takes long time (my wife waited almost 30 minutes inside the car). The valet is obligate, that is a bad thing, but it is free. the room, ocean view was nice and mini-kitchen helps a lot. you can go to the beach in few steps.

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to have you around with us again Design Suites Miami

Sandefjord Municipality, Norway
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The hotel was very Nice and clean,The Beach was beautiful and the pool was Nice and clean also.The locasion was perfekt for me and the kids,not to much nois and the buss stopp was right outside and they took us Down to South Beach in 15 min and Down town Miami in 30 min.We are defnetly going back

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We hope to have you around with us again and be sure to let us know when you are coming so we can reserve your favorite room for you. Please contact me at reservas@desigmiami.com for future reservations. It will be my pleasure...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I admit that AFTER booking the hotel I read the reviews and I started to feel uneasy. I don't know about you but I didn't want a hotel to ruin my vacation, but I was only 1 week away from my trip so I decided to just stick through with it. My party of 5 stayed in PH14. We where...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

HELLO! Thank you for staying at Design Suites Miami We are really happy to know that you really enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again here for many more return visits. Best wishes Design Suites Miami

Denmark
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed in a private apartment in this hotel, and that was good. Our host was great and the apartment was clean and nice. The location is great and it's relatively cheap, but unfortunately, the valet parking (southern parking) lost our car keys and we had to spent AN ENTORE day waiting (and pushing) for them to fix it. We...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are sorry you had a bad experience with valet parking, we know we have some improvements to make, and we are working on that. We hope you give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Design Suites Miami

Long Beach
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I must preface this review by saying that we rented directly from an individual rather than any of the management companies mentioned here (of which there are several). The location is approximately 1 mile to the Publix grocery store - this makes for a nice morning walk to and from, plus an excuse to stop at the French Artisan bakery/restaurant...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you so much for your detailed and honest review. We knew our pros (like our great location and wonderful staff, always attentive and kind) Yet, it is highly important to take notes of the aspects that need improvement. We hope you come back and choose to stay with us again Design Suites Miami

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Design Suites Miami Beach, a beachfront property, is a selected group of condos on the emblematic Castle Beach Club -formerly The Playboy Hotel-. It has direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool and sun deck, fitness center, restaurant, pool bar, a grocery store in site, vending machines, laundry, dry cleaner, and Russian and Turkish bath. Guests can relax over the lounge chairs by the pool, with Wi-Fi access. All condos at Design Suites Miami Beach, feature a flat screen TV with cable channels, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi or cable access (free), safe box (free), kitchenette or full kitchen, daily cleaning and Free Valet parking. Only a 10 minutes' drive from South Beach and Bar Harbor, and 20 minutes from MIA International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Design Suites Miami Beach

Address: 5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Formerly Design Suites at Castle Beach)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $186 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Design Suites Miami Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Design Suites At Castle Beach Hotel Miami Beach
Design Suites Miami Beach Florida
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#13 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#109 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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