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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Touted as a 3-star? OMG! There is no signage on the street to identify this as the hotel. Valet told me to go upstairs to check-in, but it is really downstairs in a dump. When asked (after 15 minutes of holding my license) if there was a problem, the woman behind the desk went off on me... telling me that...

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

Did you book your reservation with Design Suites Miami Please let us know because: Our office is located in the front desk and it is open 7 days a week from 8am to 12am and Our front desk staff, is trained weekly with the customer service standards and all speak English perfectly. Regarding the cleaning service, we provide cleaning every...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

To begin, my mom warned me before I got there since she arrived to the hotel first. She said "don't expect much! This hotel is not even 2 stars". It's not even a hotel to begin with. They're owned condos that are rented out to guests. There is only one key. I booked a penthouse for one night. The only...

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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

Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying the bad reviews are spot on. We booked through RCI with a certificate and I had read the reviews but seeing is believing. The building is old but that is no excuse for the room conditions. The staff was working (not really) other guests problems when we checked in. Should have known then. Once checked...

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

Hello! Did you book your reservation with Design Suites Miami? Please let us know so we can proceed with our reply. Thank you. Design Suites Miami

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 19 April 2014

To start off with the vallet guys out front don't greet you when you get here I waited about 20 mins before I had to go and get someone to help me and there was no body there so they weren't busy, then after I parked the car a little further down the ramp and asked to get a bell...

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

Hi! Did you stay with Design Suites Miami? Our goal is to satisfy our guests in order to make your stay as conforting as it can be. So, with which company did you stay with? Thanks! Design Suites Miami

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 15 April 2014

check in was easy people very friendly rooms nice. who i have to write alot more. free parking was very easy got blue car permit easy access. very surpised and happy refig in room. large beds easy to beach access

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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 us at req@desigmiami.com for future reservations. It will be our pleasure...

Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We were skeptical about staying at this property after reading many "it's a dump" reviews after booking it through a "resort certificate" program. We looked at it from the standpoint that we were staying a few nights prior to a cruise ship departure and we could tolerate whatever we encountered unless it was truly horrid. It's certainly not a high-end...

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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 t have you back! Design Suites Miami

Reviewed 10 April 2014

There are 2 ways to book this hotel. Do not book with Castle Beach Club directly. If you go to VRBO.com you will be booking the high end suites of this building. We booked through VRBO.com and was in a beautiful 3BR 2 Bath Condo our suite number was M14. We had a balcony and an ocean view in every...

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Lodi, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 April 2014

I'm renting a private apartment 1530 beautiful balcony everything was clean and then at night the roaches came out in the kitchen around the microwave disgusting had to store my infants food and snacks in our luggage and put it on the balcony safer outside then in called the owner directly came and sprayed and they still are coming out...

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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We decided to book this place as it was the end of our holiday a and wanted somewhere nice with a pool and somewhere to rewind. (We have been traveling for 6 weeks) firstly check in toke over an hour with only one person in front of us.. We then got to our room that we paid $250 for a...

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3Thank Cassandrac1989
Reviewed 6 April 2014

i stayed 2 nights here in february, the appartment is ok, the shower a little bit old, but the rest is fine. would come back again if in miami. the pool is a great place to chill. could leave our luggage at the reception on the day of check out which was handy.

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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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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 33140-2568 (Formerly Design Suites at Castle Beach)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $172 - $377 (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
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#108 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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“ask for 704 nice views of the ocean and the intercoastal”
 of 5 bubbles raquelisabel, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“higher floor and harbor view”
  • View from the room. Collins Ave and harbor
 of 5 bubbles eduardoaL4926LW, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we were in floor number 5 and was good enough.”
 of 5 bubbles ancef09, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bay 5 - view on the main street, two floor suite, open space.”
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“Lower floors would probably offer better views.”
 of 5 bubbles slbcarlos86, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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