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“Great Find” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sole on the Ocean

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Sole on the Ocean
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brazil
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Find”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

During our stay we used a last minute booking site, and landed here, couldnt have been more happier. The front desk staff was lovely, espically Michelle,and the bellman who stored our lugage untillo check in at 3pm. she went beyond what anyother front desk person has ever done for us, anywhere. We decided to extend our vaction after a cruise on the Epic. The housekeeping was good, sometimes had to wait a while to clean our room, but who cares, youre on the beach!!! They also seem to need more linen because we were trying to get ready for dinner and need more towels and call down and 30 mins later they were here. The only down fall to our stay here was the vallet, having to wait 20-30 mins for our auto seemed outragous, and no safe in nthe room. but all and all we woud stay again.

Room Tip: Oeanview suite
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank john s
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Margie S, Guest Relations Manager at Sole on the Ocean, responded to this review, 18 March 2012
Dear valued guest,

We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff went above and beyond to assist you with your needs. We will ensure they are aware of your gratitude. We were unfortunately in the midst of a transition with our valet service during your visit and we do apologize for the inconvenience. We thank you for your feedback and look forward to your next vacation with us. Please feel free to go to our website or call directly the hotel to make your future bookings with us. We will be very happy to welcome you back!
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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Great location on a beautiful wide sandy beach and near shopping, restaurants and amenities. The hotel is fairly clean but needs some things. The rooms are sparse. In the bedroom a bed and 2 night tables and a closet with a few hangers. No where to put your clothes or dry things. No safe but apparently on order. Not enough towels. Great balcony only no chairs. In the living room, a dresser, TV and sofa and one chair. The kitchenette needs paper towels and a toaster or toaster oven. More soap in the bathroom. These things are not huge but get on my nerves esp. when paying $300 per night. The beach is nice, but get there early to make sure you get a lounger and umbrella. Like the rest of the beach resorts I have stayed in there never seems to be enough. Not sure why. The staff are friendly and attentive. Parking is valet only. Call ahead to have them get the car otherwise you wait. The place has potential and I would recommend it but these issues are annoying.

Room Tip: The cheaper city view rooms on the corners are great with a view of the inland waterway and beach bu...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BigV36
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Margie S, Guest Relations Manager at Sole on the Ocean, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

The hotel was designed to provide a relaxed and elegant ambiance for guests. This impacts all aspects of the hotel from lighting to color selection to amenities offered in the rooms as well as throughout the property. In the rooms we are pleased to offer to all our guests an Keurig coffee maker, Fiji water, rain head shower, pillow top mattresses, and top quality linens. On property we also offer beach club, sauna, steam room and a fully equipped gym, and free wi-fi throughout the resort. We are looking forward to welcome you back at the Sole on the Ocean and thank you again for your valuable feedback.
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Albany, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

I stayed here in March 2011 and was a little disappointed with my stay. The room didn't have a refrigerator and it had poor lighting. The hotel didn't even provide seating for the balcony and I didn't have a chair in the room to move it there. The walls seemed a little thin. Our neighbor was really noisy. I'm not sure what he was doing, but I know he loved watching tv. Everything else in the room was just fine, but it wasn't something to brag about. The pool was ridiculous, it was only 3 or 4 feet deep. I would look outside of my window and wish I was in the hotel next door. They had a real pool and a hot tub and everyone seemed so happy! The food wasn't made in the hotel, they ordered it from the restaurant across the street. Seems silly to pay for the extra fees when I can just walk across the street. I didn't have a problem with the valet, but I felt like the entry/exit way was a bit tight. They need more mirrors or they need to redo the entrance. Overall, it was just an average stay. I expected a bit more with the amount of money I spent. If you can manage it, pay some more and stay at the Trump. They have a refrigerator!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MissPicky84
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Margie S, Guest Relations Manager at Sole on the Ocean, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Dear valued guest,

Greetings from the Sole! We appreciate the time you take to write a review through Trip Advisor. We agree that a refrigerator is important for our guest’s convenience, reason why we are adding refrigerators to all our standard rooms. Some amenities offered at the Sole that are not offered in other hotels are: Keurig Coffee maker, rain head showers, luxury linens, Fiji water upon arrival, to mention few. We invite you to visit our website and view all the other room categories that we offer at the Sole.
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aberdeenshire
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Arrived after a fabulous weeks cruise on the Oasis of the Seas,expectations were high. check in not til 3pm but very pleasant porter stored our cases for us. Guest relations, young chap, advised us on best shopping areas and what bus to get and from where, even offered to take me to the bus stop. Went away quite happily.
room- view was amazing, room a good size, in desperate need of a good clean, sand and dust everywhere, carpet dirty. no safe, no waste paper bin, no hairdryer, no toilet roll holder. coffee making facility only included one cup, had mine then husband had to wash it out for his! Beds were clean, woke up early with the noise from room next door, ?honeymooners!
Plenty of clean towels, shower was fixed but plenty hot water.
enjoyed the location, lovely beach, easy access to where we wanted to go by bus, diners and restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank shellyamy
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Margie S, Guest Relations Manager at Sole on the Ocean, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Dear valued guest, your comments are an important part of our growth and we regret that there were some flaws during your stay. In the other hand, some of our amenities are offered via the guest relations desk upon request, such as safety deposit boxes. We are proud to offer Keurig coffee maker with complementary coffee and tea refills, Fiji water, pillow top mattresses, rain head showers. It is very complementing to know that our staff member at the guest’s relations desk was very helpful and informative. At the Sole, we would like to welcome you back and hope to see you soon in a near future. The Alba lounge offers continental and American breakfast for our guest’s convenience with the most breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach, which allow our guests to have great access to the best Miami areas. We will be very happy to welcome you back and look forward to see you soon!
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Kamsas City
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Wanted 2 hours to get a room (until 5:00PM) 13'x16 room -no chair for computer work -not even one on the balcony -room was hot. - coffee maker not working - only decaf coffee left out -business center computer does not have a printer - therefore you want in line again for the front desk to print your boarding pass - received a coupon for free glass of wine - only 2 customers in the bar but still took forever to get a drink - THERE IS NO LEVEL OF SERVICE HERE

Room Tip: Don.'t stay here
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Chris H
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Margie S, Guest Relations Manager at Sole on the Ocean, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Dear valued guest, we are terrible sorry that your expectations were not fulfilled as we would have like it to. We have a great team of staff members that are willing to assist you at anytime you required to. All the information that pertain the Sole is specified in our website; such as: dimensions of the rooms and amenities offered, to mention some. As we are committed to offer you the best quality possible, and we understand that bedding is very important in our guests relaxation, all rooms are equipped with king size beds with pillow top mattresses. This might have taken some extra space in your room, but this was a decision made consciously, to ensure our guests had a very relaxing experience. Other amenities that we offer are: Keurig coffee maker ( with complementary refills of coffee and tea at your request), Fiji water, rain head shower, sauna and steam room with a fully equipped gym, and many other amenities available upon request to the guests relations desk. We appreciate your feedback and will be happy to welcome you back.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

I had a great time there. The inside is like new compared to the other hotels on that beach which seem really run down. It was the perfect environment to relax and have fun at the same time. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. I had a city view suite and the view was pretty killer. There were a couple of things that I think could have been done better but nothing major.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donky B
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Margie S, Guest Relations Manager at Sole on the Ocean, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Dear valued guest, we are thrilled to know that you had such a wonderful time at the Sole, as well as great service from our caring staff! Your detailed review is very much appreciated, as this is exactly what we want our guests to experience when they walk into our hotel and rooms. The management have made a conscious decision to maintain the décor simple and sophisticated, as well as soothing lighting in the rooms to create a relaxing atmosphere at all times. Sole offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the luxury to have a very strategic location: between Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach, for our guest’s convenience. We would like to thank you for your great review of the Sole and the staff and we look forward to see you again in a near future.
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New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Where to begin...the view from our 1-bedroom suite was amazing. It all ends there. While the view was nice, the room was void of necessities. No tissues, no hand towels, no utensils in the kitchen. You pay a daily resort fee that should give you a chair and towels. The weekend was busy and they quickly ran out of chairs and towels. Speaking of towels, you want two on the beach? They say one per person. You want two for your room? They say one per person. If the Seinfeld soup nazi episode is replaying in your mind, you're not alone. You want your room cleaned? No problem! But they make sure it's at 6 PM, just when you're smack in the middle of getting ready for dinner. But the worst was the TV which made me want to jump off the ledge over my pretty view. It barely worked. Every time you changed the channel, you had to enter a parental code. There was no fixing this, we asked. When we tried to change the channel, the guide popped up and the picture froze. In summary, you want a great view in a great location, stay here. You want service, you're completely on your own.

Room Tip: Stay in the suites, I heard people complain about how small the regular rooms were
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank pgirlie
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Margie S, Guest Relations Manager at Sole on the Ocean, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
Dear valued guest, as we continue to improve in every aspect of our operation, we are glad to hear from our guests and how they feel about their experience while staying at the Sole. Your opinion is very important to us as all concerns are given the same consideration and appreciation. From the moment we hear the lack of tissues, we decided that now they are part of our standard set ups in all staterooms. Some of the amenities we offer upon request such as utensils, iron & ironing board, are available upon request to the guests relations desk. The Sole on the Ocean have been continuously booked for the last few months and this might have caused shortage in some of the amenities we offer, however, this have been resolved and we are currently pair level with everything, to ensure our guests are not being inconvenienced. We kindly invite you to join us again and enjoy our beautiful Sole, and all the convenience to have the most amazing beaches at your feet, the best shopping malls in Miami, great restaurants and many more luxuries that only Sole on the Ocean at Sunny Isles can offer you.
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Property: Sole on the Ocean
Address: 17315 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160-3410
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Region: United States > Florida > Sunny Isles Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sole on the Ocean 4*
Number of rooms: 249
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sole On The Ocean, Sunny Isles Beach is located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Our boutique resort soars above some of South Florida's most celebrated shopping destinations, restaurants, nightlife, and the Atlantic Ocean. Sole on the Ocean's 24-stories and 249 rooms offer a fresh perspective on Sunny Isles Beach. Services include access to our gym, steam room, sauna, outdoor pool and sundeck, as well beach umbrellas and lounge chairs, including breathtaking views from Fresh American Bistro. ... more   less 
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