The hotel location is perfect. 1 minute walk to the beach, and their rooftop pool area was great with a fantastic view of the beach. The hotel had a dedicated area on the beach with sunbeds and beach towels.
The aparment was nice and spacy with a big comfortable bed. It was clean on the inside, but the balcony was littered with crisps and a sigarette butts. Also the windows were dirty.
We had two negative experinces with the front desk. Upon arrival we got a smaller and lower standard room than we paid for, but after some arguing we actually got our 1 bedroom apartment. On checkout it turned out that the depositum we paid to the agent was not received by hotel. Its not clear who's fault that was, but I would expect the hotel to do something to help us resolve the issue. But they where totally uninterressted and almost turned hostile. Not the best way to leave a good impression. Other than that the staff was very service minded and friendly during our stay.
The parking options were limited. The hotel offered valet parking at $35 pr day. There are local car rental outlets at south beach, so its probably a better option to rent a car on demand if you don't need a car every day.
- 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
- Congress Hotel South Beach Miami Beach, Florida