This could very well be the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I liked to be across the beach"
The hotel was horrible... TV was not working, The mattress was most likely 20 years old... sheets gross,,, no towels,,, noiseIGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was not a pleasant experience to say the least. Left early as we could not take staying here another night, broken toilet, worn bedding etc. the bathroom was falling apart literally! Please choose another hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, otherwise a total dump"
Great location for the beach, but a bit of a walk from Lincoln Road Mall. Apart from the location and a reasonable price, this place is a total dump. The rooms are disgusting and totally unmaintained. The sheets and towels are covered with suspicious stains, and they don't even change them when they "clean" your room. Also, there is really no functioning […] air conditioning. When we asked about the sheets being dirty, the guy at the front desk said, and I quote, "dirty, no. But stains ... maybe" with an attitude I can only describe as very "cavalier". I would avoid this place if you can. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was very convenient to stay at since I was going to the South Beach Food and Wind Fest. The hotel is not fancy.. rooms moderate in decor, but comfortable. I would definitely stay here again if the price is right. This year it was very reasonable. One free drink per guest was a nice perk..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Leaves much to be desired"
The staff was nice, but the room was old and dingy. Not to mention, it wasn't ready on time. My wife's comment was "Thanks for bringing me to the South Beach Food & Wine Fest but let's never stay at this hotel again." That pretty much sums it up.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Never staying again"
My staff stayed here and had a very bad experience. Front desk wouldnt give blankets, didnt clean rooms, cavalier staff gave horrible customer service. Good location for the food & wine festival but for the same price I will put them up at the hotel Eva next year with great service, clean and updated rooms and great location. Will not recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel if u use it for sleeping"
The hotel is super run down, but if you need a cheap place to stay so you can have tons of fun in south beach then this is it. The place is clean, it's just super old and in need of a face lift.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"South Beach Hotel"
All the hotels in South Beach are old and the rooms are small, but comparatively, this was as good as others we have stayed at. It was a good value for the cost.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Generally the hotel was good. It was not superb but I got what I wanted out of it. There were beds, hot water, AC and a TV for a cheap price. The service at times was good but wasn't at others. Altogether it was a good deal for a cheap price in a good location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Not Much Else"
First off, even though I was pre-paid on Hotels.com, they took both my ID and my Credit Card and made a copy of both of them, which I find distasteful. There is never a reason to copy anyone's credit card, it just leads to possible identity theft (especially when a copy of the person's drivers license is on it as well!!!). Why they require a deposit […] when the room is pre-paid is beyond me, there is absolutely nothing to steal in the rooms. They advertise that all rooms have CD players, alarm clocks, and refrigerators - none of this is true! There are no alarm clocks, CD players, or refrigerators in any rooms according to other guests staying there, and there were certainly none of these things in my room. I left my travel alarm clock at home thinking that there would be an alarm clock in the room, and to top things off, I NEVER received the Wake Up Calls that I ordered. As such, I had to buy another travel alarm clock so that I would not miss my very early morning flight home. I detest when hotels advertise amenities that they don't have, as it makes pre-trip planning problematic. Because there are loads of other hotels in this area for around the very same price range, I can not recommend this hotel, for the reasons cited above, as well as the fact that the rooms need some serious updating and a major scrubbing, and the place stunk of marijuana the entire stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The only reason to stay at this hotel is for the location. Old and dirty rooms that I just did not feel comfortable in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you are looking for a dirty, run down shanty town style shack filled with a rude staff that barely speak fluent English, feel free to throw your money away here. It bothered me greatly that the staff wasn't fluent in English and was rude, unhelpful, dismissive and flippant. I understand most of Miami has English as a second language and I love a […] pretty accent but please do actually speak FLUENT English at the front desk rather than simply be a pretty face. The overall upkeep was poor with dingy walls, dusty decore and tired flooring. The doors and walls are thin so noise is ongoing. The linens were filthy, the comforter was ripped, wrinkled and smelled. Every single blind and curtain was broken. The shower head offered a trickle of water that could barely wash the shampoo from my hair. Half of the lamps did not function. There was no clock at all. There was no "Do Not Disturb" sign. The only plus is, in keeping with its dismal condition, the place is cheap. I'd say it rates one half of one star. It is an awesome location that would be a gem if renovated and restaffed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Gross and Ugly place STAY AWAY."
I have stayed extensively throughout the Miami and would say this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The most unfriendly staff, disgustingly dirty room, AC broken,Dirty bathroom , Uncleaned linen , Disgusting rooms i would not stay here even for free. nothing good there . Yong man at check in was nice and friendly but could only offer another […] dirty disgusting room . SICK i wish they can be removed from this site. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was only there for 2 nights so I figured I'd try it out. BIG MISTAKE. When i arrived to check in the guy behind the counter said hello and walked away. He came back FIFTEEN minutes later and took nearly a half hour to check me in. He then explained that my room door was broken and that I would have to use a house key. (not that big a of a deal) When […] I got in the room I noticed right away that the walls were paper thin and that the woman hacking a lung sounded like she was right in my face. I turned the TV on so I didnt have to listen to hear and she pounded on the adjoining door to turn the TV down. (3pm) The next morning, i requested some towels since the only gave me ONE. Never happened even after 2 requests. Arriving back to the room later that night to a room that was never cleaned and still no towels. The beds must be 40 years old and unpleasant to sleep on. Look elsewhere before staying here. There is more comfort on the beach! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't stay here"
We were suppose to have a suite facing the water, but when we arrived they said our reservation was for a regular King room. There were three of us, which means we needed a roll away bed for one of us. They wanted to charge us $35 extra for the bed, even though we already paid for a suite. The room was really old and dirty. There was the in the bed, […] the bedspread matched the curtains and appeared to be from the 70's. We tore all of the blankets off the bed and only used the sheets. The staff was rude. The location was great though, and if you stuck your head out of the window to the far left, you could see the beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The worst night in a hotel....ever!"
The staff was actually pretty nice upon check-in. However, as soon as I got into the room, I regretted making the reservation. I wish I would have read other reviews because this hotel is run down and down right filthy. The sheets had stains on them, the comforter was thread bare and I could feel the springs digging into my back through all the layers […] of the sheets, as I ended up sleeping in a sleeping bag on top of the covers. The ceiling fan was making a terrible noise, there was no air conditioning, no coffee maker, which the website claims. And to finish my experience, the vinyl curtains did nothing to block street noise and the worst, I could here every single word of the staff from the front desk as if I were standing right next to them. I thought that after they turned off the blaring techno at 11:30 pm, that I'd finally be able to sleep, but no dice. I ended up having to pay for two nights even though I checked out early. I would have had a better nights sleep in my car. I've stayed at hostels in better shape. Terrible, terrible, terrible! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A place to sleep if you catch a deal"
The young girl that finally waited on us at check-in was disinterested in assisting us and refused to let us check-in early, even though I had pre-arranged it. I waited over 30 mins to get checked in due a person that seems to live there was griping over something and my LARGE group had to stand in the tiny front room packed with too much furniture […] + bar + aquarium + workers standing around + all our luggage until we could get service. After refusing us the ability to check-in, we were finally offered a room that we could carefully squeeze around to in order to store our luggage (not easy considering we had 3 handicapped individuals). As we began the ridiculous effort, we were finally told "oh yeah, you can check into your rooms". The beds were comfy, the rooms very bare and narrow, bathrooms a bit gross; rooms reeked of tobacco and other odors. The young man that checked us out on Saturday, however, was very pleasant, had manners, and offered to assist us with our transportation to our next adventure. The hotel is convenient being right across from the ocean and near a fun Starbucks on the beach. I was able to get several rooms at a great rate for the area but the hotel doesn't offer shuttle service so it still cost a fortune to get to our next destination only 15 mins down the road. We likely will never return to Cavalier but if they offer a super good deal and we can't find anything better, we'd consider them. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
terrible roomsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Just entering the room for the first time you would just want to run away. The bed looked like somebody layed on top of it after it was made. Just plain disgusting. Went to check on the bathroom and after open the top there was one big YOU KNOW WHAT still there!!! Only reason room was used was because there was no other hotel available on the beach. […] I wonder why this one was the only one left with rooms... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good for the price"
Location is the key here. Right on the beach on the beautiful Art Deco strip. The attached restaurant and bar made it easy for breakfast or before dinner apps and drink. The food is Passable but not the place for a fancy dinner. I was there on business and knew I would be at the hotel for sleeping only. For that it was fine. If you want to lounge in […] luxury...this is not the place. But for convenience and cost a good deal. No regrets and I would go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disappointing place - and we are NOT picky!"
Room very small; can hear what's going on in the next room. Bathroom tiny and even though we had 4 people in our room, only 2 towels provided. Requested additional towels, which did not arrive for several days! No soap, shampoo, etc. provided in bathroom. Were given 4 vouchers for free drinks as promised; however, when we tried to use them, were told […] they were not accepted for the drinks we ordered! Convenient location and affordable price, but not a great place. Might be better off spending a little more for a more comfortable place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"worst hotel ever"
I have travelled extensively throughout the world and would say this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The most unfriendly staff, disgustingly dirty room, AC broken, toilet leaked, not hot water in the shower, mould . Breakfast was genuinely inedible. I am truly amazed how bad this place is.... More they did not clean my room on the entire […] stay, when asked the front desk person they told me to complain to hotels.com and that the maid would not come back until monday!. the bathroom door would not close, the staff was too oblivious and inexperienced. i could put up with the fact that is an outdated place but the service is non existent. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The cavalier should be shut down ASAP!"
Booked this hotel for one night and I couldn't even stay one hour. Everything went bad from check in. They messed up our room by "upgrading" to a king bed when we had booked two beds, it took them 30mins to check us in and the staff was rude. The hotel is completely disgusting, the rooms are dirty and out of style, there is no AC and it smells! I ended […] up booking another room at the Chesterfield which was a million times better than this piece of crap hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
the only reason why chose this hotel was for the price and the location. i would not have spent any more on this hotel. the outside of the hotel is maintained. but the rooms are rundown and old. the furniture and bedding looks like it has not been updated decades again. my flight was later in the day. so after i checked out i had to use the public bathroom, […] in the hotel. it was a hundred times nicer than the bartrooms in the hotel. i guess you get what you pay for. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is out-dated and dirty. There was a roach in my room. Holes in the sheets and holes in the towels. Stay away!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you paid for"
You get what you paid for. a really cheap hotel on ocean drive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ok for if u want 2 wash and go"
The rooms was horrible,but the staff was great. The food was awesome and the drinks were great best on south beachGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place at a bargain price"
The place is a decent hotel in the middle of all the action. Can't beat the bargain!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK hotel for the price."
VERY old place. Doesn't look like it has EVER been updated. Not the cleanest. VERY thin walls. Watch the valet parking b/c it is run by outside company and kinda sketchy (at one point we were told we couldn't have our car for 2 hours, then they got our rates all mixed up and tried to charge us more then was due). However, location is PERFECT, right […] in the heart of South Beach. Plus they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner right downstairs if you want to eat w/out going too far. Overall, if you are looking for a cheap place to lay your head at night, this place is fine. If you are looking for a nice hotel to spend alot of time in, keep looking. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Definitely Stay There Again"
The hotel staff is AMAZING. They go above and beyond the call of duty. It is directly across from the beach and close to good clubs and restaurants. The rooms are a little out dated but clean and functional. I would most definitely stay there each time I return to Miami.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was very misleading from the pictures on the internet and will not be staying there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel from Hell"
Room was dirty toilet overflowed no one came to fix it. towels were dirty. But the staff was very nice. It would have been fine for adults but not our children we had no air!Genuine Expedia guest review
"WORST HOTEL I EVER STAYED AT!! STAY AWAY!!!"
This hotel was just horable, very, very dirty the rooms were horible.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel does not deserve a 2.5 stars. Maximum 1.5. Everything is old. TV, bed, doors, etc.....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Had a wonderful stay and great experience in Miami"
My sister and I had a blast in Miami, the hotel was at a great location and it was very quiet and we felt very comfortable. The only complaint I had is I woke up and the owner and his dog were in our room bringing towels, I would of thought if he saw us sleeping he would of left and came back, or even knocked. That was a little weird to me. The owner […] was very nice to us though, and the hotel was older but we felt comfortable overall and I will come back and stay there again. the best thing about the hotel was they had it furnished with a fridge and microwave which made things nice because we could go and buy things and keep them cool etc. Like i said before it is a older hotel but the air worked and we were only there to sleep, eat and get ready etc.... Good choice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Worse for family ',,,,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!get way"
the worst hotel ............. Not recommend at allGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cant beat the location and price. Really practical"
Awesome location on Ocean Drive and the price is truly the best part. Free drink was cool. Need to be patienient with the valet parking, maybe sit at the bar and down a beer. MP Valet did scracth my wheel on my car but crap happens, even on an Audi.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The worst hotel i ever stayed in!!!""
Very low class hotel, would never stay there again. The most horrible experience in my Life.Genuine Expedia guest review
Overall, my stay was excellent! The hotel staff were pleasant and highly accommodating. Next time I go back to Miami, I will be booking my reservations at Hotel Astor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location and price"
We booked this for a last minute trip to South Beach. We were most interested in location and price. The location was perfect and the price was cheap. We weren't expecting a Ritz-Carlton room for the price we paid. The room was clean and the restaurant/bar downstairs was excellent. They have a wonderful crab dip appetizer that was one of the best I […] have ever had (happy hour rate was $9). The staff that worked at the restaurant/bar were nice and personable. Stepping outside the hotel, you are immediately in the heart of the South Beach action. The room was outdated with no upgrades or perks but we were not interested in spending much time in our room. If you are looking for posh or up-to date, keep looking. If you are a younger, single traveller looking to enjoy the beaches and nightlife on a dime, this place fits the bill. We will stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We puked all over the room. It was awesome. Enjoy!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Spend a day in Miami Beach, but I don't stay there"
That was the second time that I stay at Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, first time in Cavalier Hotel. The restaurant of this hotel is very good, the service too, but the room that I stay is very far from to be good. Parking costs $25 a day. The next time I will choose a hotel in Miami and spend the day in Miami Beach, but I wont stay there.Genuine Expedia guest review
i did not like the hotel at all and would not recommend itGenuine Expedia guest review
Looks like the room had not been updated since the 1940s. Linens paper thin, bed spreads frayed, old mattress, hairs/dirt on the floor of the room and bathroom. This was the second rooom. I moved out of the first room because it was uninhabitable and it didn't even have a phone. Wait staff ok. People in the hallway being loud until 4 am. Complained […] nothing done about it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not bad for the price"
The stay was ok. The staff was really friendly (especially the dining staff) and the food they served was prettty good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"on the beach, great value for the $, party central"
We stayed at this hotel in the past. Free drink if expedia booking but you have to ask for the coupon, they don’t just give it to you. We stayed on the 2nd floor & 3rd floor. I requested a "newly renovated room" in my bookings so the rooms were recently renovated but the contracted must have been a fly by night drunken worker as the tile in the bathrooms […] were very uneven and not straight, in one room the bathroom the door was so close to the toilet they had to cut out about 2 inches of the door so the door could close. NO screens on the window, it says non smoking but there was a clean ashtray in the room (room did not have a strong smoke smell) hotel has a creepy 2 person elevator. 3rd floor rooms were hot. The thermostats in the rooms r old the old. You could put the thermostat on 50 & the rooms would stay the same temp, our a/c vent was closed. I spoke with the mgr and was told the entire building has 1 thermostat & they could not change the temp, the thermostat in the room’s dont work. Parking is not included in the $ of the room, valet is $25.00 & you have to pick you vehicle up by 1pm the next day or it is another $25.00. Or there is a parking garage just behind the hotel on 13th and Collins that charges a maximum of $20.00 for 24 hours. Better value for your money and your car is closer in case you forget something in your car. over all the room was ok, great price compared to other hotels on Ocean Drive, bar is good, beach right across the street, tons of enertainment Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"DO NOT BOOKED IN THIS PLACE!!!!"
To hotel to be situated on Ocean drive, the principal avenue of south beach should be at least a place clean and upgraded, the walls looked like the were about to crack, the carpets smelled like a skunk, the room was HORRIBLE, the Tv didn't work at all, the bathroom had a leak and nobody fixed until the last day (we stayed 4 days). The valet parking […] was $25 and every time we needed our car we had to wait for about 30 minutes because nobody was answering when the front desk was trying to reach them. i do not recommend this place at all, we left 2am, a day before, just to not stay another night in that creepy place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel Takeover is needed for this hotel. Room service never came to clean room and distribute new bath clothes/ towels. When ask for bath clothes/ towels they did not have any clean. There was no ice tray. Sink fill with water while running. Shower was too small. No unit to control the air. Skirt of the bed dirty. Floors was dirty.(Like never mopped) […] Hotel Takeover is needed!!!!!!! ASAP!!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"College Dorm Room"
dirty towels left in room. Neither the TV or phone worked in either of the rooms I stayed in. Staff seemed relatively disinterested in making accommodations. Overall, a pretty poor experience. Only positive was the location.Genuine Expedia guest review
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