"Great for couples & family."
Pleasant experience. Love the courtyard live evening music. Perfect location.Genuine Expedia guest review
They lie about bed sizes in their description, bathrooms filthy, some rooms have mold in bathroom, too loud to sleep at night, some rooms need renovation based on 3 rooms I saw. Only good thing was location and the restaurant downstairs has really good food.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Right across from the beach"
Close to the Ocean. Nice spacious room. Awesome shower.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Looking Room With Hidden. Flaws..."
Recently stayed at Hotel Ocean for a weekend getaway. The room was much larger than expected and was conveniently located directly across from the beach. The room itself contained a queen size bed, a bathroom with jacuzzi tub, a separate shower just outside the bathroom, a bar, spacious living area, leather couch and hard wood floors. From first glance […] the room appeared to be amazing, but as I looked further I found several flaws. First the room smelled like old sweaty socks; I assume that it was the ventilation system. Next, the room was humid, seemed like the air conditioner didn't work too well. Attempted to turn the AC down, but wouldn't. go lower than 78 degrees. The remote control to the TV barely worked and the cold water handle was missing in the bathroom sink. Overall. I made the best of the room because I knew I would be outdoors most of the day, but I probably wouldn't stay at this hotel again. nor would I recommend it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Good, overall experience. Corteous service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel overall"
Housekeeping needs to clean the bathroom and wood floors everydayGenuine Expedia guest review
My experience overall was ok. I came with my husband and we had a pleasant time. My only concern was the third floor it had a very unpleasant odor throughout the hallways. It was a stale odor . The hotel needs to upgrade on finer linen for the beds as well. The hotel is at a great location with many resturants near by.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not what it used to be"
I was so excited about scoring such a great deal @ this hotel. I stayed here several years back and absolutely loved it. Luckily i called to confirm my reservation prior to travel because the hotel had me booked with a queen size bed. I booked a Junior Suite with a king size bed and a partial oceanview. When i explained that was not what i booked; i […] was told by the hotel that the room i booked only had queen size beds available and i would have to pay for an upgrade for a king bed. I contacted Expedia who quickly remedied the situation and suddenly i had a king bed @ no additional charge. When i checked in; i felt like i was given the most outdated room. No partial oceanview; fridge door wouldn't close; huge crack on the ceramic bathroom sink; and a barely comfortable king bed. They fixed the fridge but i remained disappointed in the upkeep of the hotel overall. Also be prepared for the blaring music of the hotel next from 10-10:30AM- 2AM. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
In the midlle of South Beach! But in general everything good: wifi, breakfast...Genuine Expedia guest review
"This is a nice place for a romantic stay."
Need to much better breakfast , Ice, with small kicthen area in our room we would have. Liked a microwave. Also, it was alittle hot in the room. Alll the Staff was extra good especially the man at the desk in the evening !Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good Hotel, but Old"
Older building. Lobby and hallway areas had terrible moldy smell, but the room was niceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
the room is nothing like the pictures. i've seen better motels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Memorial Weekend away with adult daughter."
This was a quaint little hotel right on Ocean Drive. We had a room away from the street which was nice and quiet, a welcome relief from the normal noise along this stretch. The room was mostly nice but a couple improvements would have been welcomed. An Ikea style wardrobe cabinet needed to be thrown out as it felt like it would fall apart when one opened […] the doors, the shower area had an oblong opening which was in need of regrouting. More hangers also would have been nice, five was not enough. The room also had drinks and snacks for purchase, however at the rate they marked things up one was either too drunk or very desparate to use any of the supplies, ( a 50 cent candy package was 5 dollars.) Do not eat here though. The food was way over priced for the lack of quality. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel and staff were great and the location was awesome. I wish the staff would have informed me when I checked in that major construction was going on right outside of my room - jack hammering starting at 8:00 am every morning. Also the WiFi signal strength was so poor I could not access the internet, email or any of my company's assets from my […] room. The room was large but no where to work, no desk just a dresser but you basically had to stand to work. Again with no functioning WiFi I spent most of my days working at Starbucks 2 blocks away. Not ideal at all. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bad experience for the price paid."
We went in to a dirty room. The sheets on the bed had stains and when we asked for new ones, it took a while because the guy from the front desk had to bring it up. They had no other staff after a certain time, which I have never seen before. Then I wanted to use the iron, It was burned very bad. Had I not noticed, it would have ruined my dress. The […] snack bar did not come with a price sheet which all the hotels I've been with have had. I checked out a day early and the from desk person didn't Know how to print out a final receipt of my stay. It was just a bad experience overall. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Harold is a member of the hotel management and he was awesome. He gave us good tips about places, but the hotel itself could be better. The first room that we stay was not very clean, and in the first shower, the shower tap (which was very old) just brake in my hand. First the woman tried to live me without shower, but just after they transfered us […] to other room, which was ok, and better cleaned than the first one. the breakfast was ok too. The localization is very good,in the center of Miami South Beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location on ocean drive"
Rooms were small but comfortable. Hotel staff was nice and allowed us to check in early as we were coming from a different hotel. The down side to this hotel is the noise level in the hallway can be heard in the room. Overall, good clean place to stay if youre on a budget.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel pictures where completely false. The rooms were dirty and not comfortable at all. There was hair in the bathtub from the people there before.We were upgraded to a room that was supposed to be great and it was pretty much the same thing. I stayed in a hotel in Everglades city the day before for half the price and it blew this hotel 100% out […] of the water. I understand that the location of the hotel would be a higher cost but it shouldnt mean lesser quality . I was completely disappointed and will never stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was like nothing in picture, room was not properly cleaned, saw cockroach in shower. Would never stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
it was the direst hotel i have ever stayed at .There were bugs in the lights bars of soap in the shower, the shower didnt work(either hot or cold) ,black mold around the tub, a really bad musty smell.and if all the other local hotels werent booked would of relocted to another.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Unfortunately, they only have one bed so my friend and I had to share it; however, it was really big so we had our own space. LOL I say for couples because the room was set up that way and would be really nice for a getaway. The location is good. It is a little deceiving when you pull up but all the hotels on Ocean drive seemed that way. It was funny. […] Do not I repeat do not eat anything out of this room!! Too expensive a .25 bag of chips is $5 ok enough said. The staff is pleasant. The room was a little on the cold side but there is a thermostat where you can adjust it yourself. Overall, the room was much better than I thought it was going to be and I would stay there again! Oh the complimentary breakfast sucked but hey I was on my way on a cruise too excited to eat that early anyway!! Bon Voyage!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel, would go back"
This was my first time visiting Miami and South Beach. I arrived at the Hotel Ocean, and was told that i was upgraded to the Breakwater Hotel (a nicer hotel). The only drawback was that i had to take my bags a few blocks down Ocean drive via sidewalks which ran through the middle of outdoor restaurant patios full of tourists and wait staff - not a fun […] experience, mainly because the sidewalks are really meant for strolling, not dragging luggage. The staff at Hotel Ocean did give me $5 for a cab though, which in hindsight i should have used. Once at the Breakwater, I had to wait more than an hour after the scheduled check-in time for my room to be ready. Overall, the Breakwater hotel was a great hotel. It is in a really great location - close to the beach, restaurants, amenities, and night life. The rooms were very well appointed, and the manager (Jaimie), was very accommodating - he really is a great asset to the Breakwater. The only potential drawback to the Breakwater, depending on what you plan to do in South Beach, is the noise from local nightclubs, which play loud music well into the morning hours. The windows at the Breakwater Hotel block out most of the noise, except for the bass. We were on a lower floor on the same side as a popular club, so i imagine our experience was not indicative of all rooms. To compensate for the noise, we were upgraded to one of the penthouses, which was a real treat. It was quiet, had amazing views of the ocean, and a roof-top jacuzzi. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The only problem with this hotel is the possibillity to park your car.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful art deco hotel."
The staff, especially Harold, were friendly and incredibly helpful and accomodating. The room was clean and artfully decorated. The bedding was beautiful and the balcony was a perfect place to sit and read while looking out on the ocean. The only draw back was the loud flamanco music in the restaurant below at night. Just make sure you bring earplugs. […] They do stop playing at midnight. :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The rooms need renovations and the bathroom shower walls have rust and mold on them.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Oceans - not to bad, but could improve"
At first glance, the hotel is very nice. The rooms are very spacious and the interior is nice and complete. There are a few things you should know own before you decide to book this hotel. The most notable thing is that the hotel is situated above an Italian restaurant that has live music scene evenings per week. The performance is from 7 until 11, […] if you want to get some sleep before 11 you can forget about it. That won't be possible, the volume of the live performance is just too loud. The room is was supposed to have a bath, ours was equipped with only a (moldy) shower. A quick study of the floor plan showed us only one room per floor has a bath. The continental breakfast was kinda disappointing. No fresh ingredients, only bagles with cheese spread or jelly. The breakfast area (situated in the Italian restaurant) smelled of sewage. Eating breakfast there was virtually impossible. Pros: - nice location at the beach - spacious rooms with a nice interior - friendly staff Cons: - loud music in the evening - no bath, mold in the shower - meager breakfast, breakfast area smelled of sewage - flimsy lock on the rooms Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The pictures LIE! STAY AWAY"
This was my worst hotels.com experience by far! The hotel looks nothing like the pictures. There was a HORRIBLE smell, roaches, and after numerous complaints they gave me a can of air freshener and would not move our room. Thank GOD I only booked it for one night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beyond noisy, staff doesn't care, hallways smell"
Staff were not friendly at all... Did not talk much and had a bad attitude even when asked for simple things like beach towels... We stayed on the 3 rd floor and the view out of our window was a disgusting narrow alley... To top it all off, right outside our window there was construction going on and as early as 7:30 am it was super noisy! The sound […] of drills, wood cutters, workers yelling instructions, etc. etc. not pleasant at all! At midnight time, the restaurant downstairs was super noisy too- cleaning and water pressure cleaning noises, dishwasher noise, workers talking- you can hear everything that goes on even with the windows closed! The bathroom needs bleach as other reviewers have mentioned... The so called free breakfast they provide consists mostly of toast and coffee - so you are better off going elsewhere if you don't want to be hungry... Lastly, we requested to get moved to another room and we explained about the noise and not only did they not do anything to help us, but they pretended as if the construction didn't start since before 8 am.. Overall, the only good thing about this hotel is that it's in South Beach and the beach is across the street.. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint & Comfy"
The balcony could use a hose down and furniture, the shower tiles had mold and the sprayer was at an odd angle and sprayed at one setting...very hard! The pictures displayed were a bit misleading but overall the room was livable for the four day stay that I booked it for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was suppose to have an ocean view. The room actually had a view on the wall of the next building. We had asked for a quiet room and was told it was. However, the room was right next to the elevator and was very noisy. There was no light bulb in the bedside. The mattress was very uncomfortable.Trip Advisor has actual photos from customers which […] are a fair representation of the Hotel Ocean. I would definitely not recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I spent Spring Break at Hotel Ocean and was very pleased. I was a bit wary before arrival since their website wasn't very interactive but I was not disappointed. The location was fantastic right by the ocean. The complementary bikes were a total plus! So much fun riding down the beach. The Italian Restaurant in front of the hotel had good food, priced […] like anything else along Ocean Drive, and we enjoyed the DJ playing latin/hip hop music every afternoon and the flamenco band/dancer in the evening. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"SOUTH BEACH EXPERIENCE AT A AFFORDABLE PRICE"
The City View is an alley. The hotel is in a great location and its not noisy at night. Close to everything all the most fun action of South Beach whether your 20 or 50!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Love this place. Every room is different, a lttle shabby but immaculately clean and welcoming. Nice little Italian restaurant in the courtyard with a great wine selection and knowledgeable staff. Right near the beach too. If you are not too stuffy you will love it too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Ocean - Barely a Complaint Here"
We found this hotel to be a lovely renovated place. Loved the quirky setup as only a historic building renovation will produce. The restaurant out front (outside, on the sidewalk) has a wonderful flamenco-type guitar duo with a female dancer. When checking in initially I thought I wasn't in the mood for this music, but we ate here anyway and it ws wonderful […] - both food and music. We really enjoyed it. The only complaint is that the shower did not have a ledge for soap, which was a small inconvenience. Also, all the staff from check-in desk to cleaners to breakfast staff was friendly, professional and proactive. Great place! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
if you want to sleep before 11pm don't stay in the hotel, the music very loud, they stop at 11;00. we stayed 2 nights, the cleaning crew forgot to clean our room, we came from a tour we were out from 9 am cameback 5 pm, our room was not clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
upgraded to a very nice room. Hotel in ideal location right across the street from the beach. Hotel has no pool and minor things need to be repaired throughtout the hotel. Biggest drawback was the very loud restaurant music until 11pm every night along with street noise much later. Would not recomend this hotel to anyone because of the noise proble […] ms. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not bad for price I paid..."
The hotel was OK, what was expected of South Beach old hotels but not bad for the price I paid to be on Ocean Drive. The bathroom could have used a bit of Clorox and the only really negative was that my room was adjacent to the elevator and we could hear everyone coming in and out but on the flip side I was given a partial ocean view room for the price […] of a regular room so I can live with the compromise. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Ocean needs updates"
Hotel Ocean, despite its very amazing location, needs some upgrades: 1.The beds are extremely uncomfortable. The amount money charging per of night of stay should justify the hotel to replace the beds. 2. Bathroom supplies don't get refilled. Again, these are basic things that are expected from a hotel that charges over a large amount per night. 3. […] Music wasn't as loud as we read in other reviews. City view rooms do not have a problem with the volume of the music. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location and Value"
Great location in the heart of SOBE on Ocean Drive. Great room for the price. Lots of space. Clean comfy sheets. Big bathroom. Could use a better bed (too springy) and bathroom tiles needs a little bleach and scrubbing. But overall it's a great hotel for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"DON'T Stay here if you want to SLEEP"
Besides the terrific location, everything about this hotel was disappointing. Our room was sparsely furnished. It didn't offer free internet as advertised. The furnishings in the room weren't as nice as the photos. The most disappointing part of our stay was the loud music that played in the courtyard until 2 am.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't trust the website and the pictures"
When I got there the elevator was not working and to reach the second floor by stairs was complicated and had to walk around. Every day there is a very loud gipsy guitars band that plays Spanish music till close to midnight Rooms were pretty small but mostly empty! No painting, no pictures, frames, lights, Nothing, just the bed! The bed was not even […] a queen. Pretty clear about this hotel and I travel constantly up to 10 flights a month and quite adjustable person but not a good hotel Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location and a friendly, helpful staff. We were upgraded to a large room with an ocean view. We would definitely stay at Hotel Ocean again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were switched to the sister hotel, Breakwater. Great location,room & staff. If we go to South Beach again this is were we would stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value but don't expect to sleep in"
We loved our room, we loved being near the beach...and even enjoyed being near all the action. But the restaurant that is downstairs starts playing music very loud very early to attract guests for that night...but if you are ready to be up and out of bed at 10 AM then this place will work well for you.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"South Miama Beach Hotel"
We stayed in Hotel Ocean on South Miami Beach on December 30th. If you want to be in the middle of action....THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE! The hotel is great, the area is full speed action,a s long as you can keep up. I'd highly recommend this hotel and area if you love to watch people and just ahng out in a great area, but if you want a quiet spot to relax, […] South Beach isn't for you. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff was Great, but Not as Advertized"
We paid a premium for a deluxe city-view hotel with a balcony and a Queen bed which was the description provided by hotels.com. What we got was a double bed that our feet hung off of, no balcony at all (the hotel has none) and our "deluxe city view" was of the second level of a parking garage. The staff were wonderful, the hotel quiet (even on New years […] Eve), the locaiton great and the breakfast very good. The hotel was clean and well-maintained - however the amentities were not as printed out on my booking confirmation. The issue lies more with hotels.com than with the Hotel Ocean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location, but not much else"
The best location on the south beach. Excluding the location, it is 2 - 3 stars rating for the everything else. Friendly staff, but service isn't great. Some room have ocean front view from its big balcony. It is very dated hotel and it has lots of noise (elevator, water pump, etc.) It offers no room service and it may not be ideal for a romantic getaway. […] They provide (free) beach towels and chairs. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice large! Rooms- we loved the location!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"inexpensive - good, loud - bad"
Was in SOBE for business and needed an inexpensive hotel close to work. This hotel has a small and unattractive lobby. My room however, was HUGE, poorly decorated and very clean. Clean is key in SOBE. The real down side was the loud music in front of the hotel. Service was OK. Overall, I'd say my experience was spotty. The hotel fit the bill and if […] it hadn't been for the music... I probably wouldn't have had much to say at all. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is on top of a restaurant which is very loud music that your can hear in your room. The loud music runs from 10am to 2AM. I also think they are overpriced for whats available in the area being as the hotel didn't have a pool and no direct access to the beach. This is def not a place I would bring kids to and for sure don't go there if you […] need quite at night. That being said the room was clean with good ac and fresh sheets. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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