"DO NOT STAY HERE !"
The worst Hotel. Extremely smelly. Says internet is included - THERE IS NO internet. Very noisy air-conditioning system, can't sleep from the noise. Temperature was so low it was "freezing" in the room (can't adjust). Overall very bad experience. Booked for 5 nights and only stayed there 1 afternoon. Extremely overpriced for the quality that it is. […] Don't be fooled to pay the money just because it is on Ocean Drive. THERE IS NO VIEW. the windows are stuck to the adjacent building and the noise (and smell) from the alley bellow is ALL you will get for a view. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is the perfect location if you want to stay directly across from the beach in the heart of all the action in South Beach, but definitely not the place to stay if you want to get a decent nights sleep. Loud groups come in and out of the lobby throughout the entire night and the walls are paper thin. If you are going to South Beach to party, […] this is a great place. If you are going for anything else that requires a good nights rest, do NOT stay here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Terrible.. I never stayed in a shabby hotel on vacation. The bathroom was small and paint peeling of the wall... The room was just not good over all. . But if you last minute book I guess you get what you pay for. It's good because it's on ocean that's it. Didn't like the food either.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bahamas trip via Ocean Drive"
What a great location and the staff are the best in Miami , helpful and kept us informed, sadly the hotel needs a good refit, if it wasn't for the location being on Ocean Dive you would not stay, no hot water when we arrived and then we got stuck in the old lift. No tea and coffee making facilities for us Brits. Good wifi signal and free. If you've […] not been to Miami before if you hire a car its a fortune to park and now free. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
nothing worked properly at the hotel from the coffee maker elevator hot water water pressure no towelsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Expedia SHOULD NOT post this hotel on its site"
No valet parking (closest 2 blocks away) No help with baggage(lugged it 2 blocks from parking space) Booked 2 rooms ---both had no AC nor hot water for showers last 24 hours;no pressure to take wash cloth showerGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location & service BUT very old"
Hotel staff is great! The hotel is on ocean dr so there is no better location. This hotel like most on ocean dr is very old and need to be remodeled. The room was extremely small. This is the type of place you stay to shower and sleep a few hours then get back to the partying of Miami.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The worst hotel ever"
Don't Evan think about it , run run run away it's TERRIBLEGenuine Expedia guest review
"arrived at 5pm room still not ready for check in!"
Not good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Directly across from beach"
The hotel front desk very very nice, the place is outdated and bathroom small but for the price and location its ok. I did not like smelling smoke in my room as the next door neighbor smoked in early am. Did not eat at hotel other more exciting places down the street.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Youre paying for location"
The hotel is located right on the strip where everything takes place. If you are going to be going for a short trip, where you wont be at your hotel as much, then this is the place for you. The rooms are very outdated, the hall ways are sketchy and a bit smelly. Floors creak, and dirty carpet areas. Not bad for it's location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Bumped to another Hotel"
I have been wanting to stay at the Cavalier for 2 years, an original Art Deco Hotel in the heart of South Beach. However when I went to check in there was a problem with the room, making it impossible for them to accommodate me at the hotel. However the manager moved me to another hotel close by, arranged and paid for a taxi and gave us a couple of […] free cocktails while we waited for the cab. The other hotel was a higher scale property and was very gracias is offering me a free upgrade to a suite. It was a great trip and I will definitely return to the Cavalier based on the way they treated me as a guest and patron to their property… so my bucket list has the Cavalier on it once again. I recommend the managements level of customer service and can only imagine anything you need while staying at the property will be taken care of. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"paying for location, not quality!"
hotel restroom floor was wet & was nasty. not gonna go into all the details, but not recommended.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel staff member gave our room key to another guest and the other guest came into our room un-announced while I was changing clothes. It was horrible. Also very, very noisy,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It needs a little bit more renovation specially elevator but overall excellent hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
My mom and I stayed here after coming back froma cruise as part of her birthday trip. I usually stay at this hotel when in Miami. The only issue I had with this stay was that the tub in the room looked dirty but when I asked to have it cleani realized it was just stained. But overall I had a great stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ideal location for South Beach."
This was the second time I've stayed at the Cavalier. The hotel is under new ownership and management. The entire hotel was in much better condition that our first stay. The staff has made a good effort to make the rooms nicer and more comfortable. The drinks were a great deal. The food was good and at a good price. You just can't beat the location […] of this hotel for the price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, location, location"
This hotel is the best price for the location. The room was small but very clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location. Can't go wrong with that."
Nice location (13th St and Ocean drive). Parking garage is <2 mins walk. Polite and helpful staff. Low average rooms. Unimpressive. The bed sheets were clean. There was an odd odor in the room but I was too tired to take a note. And yes, noisy room. Very noisy till early hours of morning. But it was still doable. People looking for quite or wanting […] to impress may want to look elsewhere. But for the price, I might go back there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"worse place ever"
this hotel is run down, a/c never cooled are room, mold in show, nasty curtains and bed spreads. You couldnt get any bottle water or anything to drink if the bar in the lobby was closed. No coffee offered. I would not recommend this place to one person, it was over priced and worse then a dive hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
The only thing that this hotel has is location....that's all!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
There is nothing much to expect from this hotel. For younger couple on a budget and who just need a place to shower and recharge then this will do. The only good thing about this hotel is it's location. Right in the center of all the action on South Beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
The thin walls are understandable, hotel was built in 1930's. However the comforters/duvet's don't need to be that old. The really disgusting thing is that some of the staff, (one bald bartender/waiter in particular) are incredibly rude, to the point of ruining my stay... internet didn't work for more than five minutes without cutting out....Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not what you're paying for"
Hotel looks nothing like the pictures they have on the Internet it looks like an old apartment in Brooklyn new yorkGenuine Expedia guest review
Very old hotel,not clean and will never stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Location was great, but that's about it...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great stay! The staff was courteous and friendly! They upgraded me to a suite overlooking the beach. As I departed they gave me a refreshing glass of ice water! Wow ! I will definitely return againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I stayed in the Cavalier for two days. The rooms were fine. I had no complaints. We asked the check in clerk to put us in a room away from the outside noise and she did. The bartender made the BEST mojitos! The staff was very polite and friendy. The only drawback is the noisy neighbors...the walls are very thin and we could hear everything […] they were saying. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I really never feel the need to “rate” a hotel, but this was a bad one. Rooms and bathroom is as big as a small box. If you want to get a good night sleep then don’t stay at this hotel, between the beds that were so uncomfortable I felt like my back was broken and the loud music of the club next to us we got NO SLEEP. When I checked in I had to sign […] a document and the agent went over the document with me and said “well # 2, 5 & 7 don’t apply to you, management recently changed and the new management doesn’t have that rule anymore.” My question to him was, how hard is it to update the word document to reflect the new rules??? He didn’t know what to say. I also asked for beach towels at 9:55 am – “we don’t have any until 10am” went back at 10:15am and he handed me 2 towels (we had 3 in our party) he then proceeded to tell me they had no more. Really it is 10 am and you already handed out all our towels?????? We couldn’t even use a bathroom towel because they are as big as my head let alone my body. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best bang for your buck on Ocean Dr."
There were many negative reviews about this property and I am glad that I did not let them deter me from staying here. For the price/location, there is no better deal. YOu are on Ocean Dr in the heart of the action for a fraction of the price of other 'nicer' hotels. If you are expecting service or amenities like the Fountainbleau or even a Hampton […] Inn, you need to set your expectations a little lower. This is South Beach. The hotels are older, and if you desire this level of luxury on Ocean Dr. you will easily be paying 5 times the price of this hotel. DirectTv was standard in the room, they provided towels for the beach, everyone was friendly and the room was clean. No complaints here! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
rooms need a major update and cleaningGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was very nice and pleAsant but the hotel is very out dated they definetely need to fix it upGenuine Expedia guest review
"GOOD ANTIQUE HOTEL"
HOTEL WAS FAIRLY CLEAN BUT BEDSPREAD SEEM SO OLD THAT THEY HAD A LOT OF LOOSE FUZ THAT GET ON CLOTHES WHEN SITTING ON BED. BUT OVERALL FOR RESTING THIS HOTEL IS OK. GREAT LOCATION NEAR THE BEACH AND ALSO AWESOME RESTAURANTS NEARBY. SERVICE WAS VERY COURTEOUS AND PROMPTLY RENDERED.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK for the price."
Friendly staff, broken bed. Classic 'you get what you pay for'. Overall, it was fine and what I expected , again, 'for the price'.Genuine Expedia guest review
If you are looking for a hotel based on location this is the hotel for you. The rooms are tiny and the service was minimal. For the five days I stayed there they didn't clean my room once.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is located on ocean dr across the street from the beach and that's the best thing about this hotel. The service was barely decent but the staff was nice. I've stayed at the cavalier a few times because it's relatively cheap and I don't ever spend much time in the room but this was my last time. Entire hotel is freezing cold and there's no wireless […] signal. Almost all the rooms are suites so you can hear everything in the adjacent room; no sense of privacy. House keeping only came once in the 3 nights that I stayed there. Like I said, it's cheaper than most of the other hotels on ocean drive so I guess I got what I paid for. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"hotel on ocean Dr."
the hotel was alright, it was in a great location, the room was small the staff was nice but the room walls were so thin u could hear everything that the person was saying next store to you,it was like they were in the room with us,needless to say i didn't get much sleep cuz of the loud rude ppl next to us, but other then that it was ok. C$Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice staff but dirty and I will never go back again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Little Hotel"
The location on the beach was fabulous! Close to shopping and night life. This hotel was very clean and functional. Old school Miami look, a comfortable basic room for a night a place you would not hang out all day because there is so much to do on south beach. I would stay there again, the price was right. Sincerely, Reyne CarneyGenuine Expedia guest review
"In the middle of all the Miami Beach Action"
My boyfriend and I stayed for 2 nights due to a trip required for my architectural studio class for my graduate degree. We were there to check out the old Miami Herald Building Site. Anyways, we found this hotel on hotels.com because it was moderately priced and looked alright from the pictures. The guy at the front desk Noel, he was the best! Very […] personable and ready to help you out to let you know where to go for anything you needed. We had a beautiful room facing the ocean, the furniture is obviously from like the 50's but the room will do the job for a couple nights. They had Direct TV in the rooms, but the bed was a little hard for us and you might want to request a couple extra pillows. We are not too picky so it was pretty nice. However the floor was all tile in the room and a little sticky so bring your slippers. It is located on Ocean Dr. in the middle of Miami beach, we walked to local restaurants for dinner both nights and there was a Starbucks around the corner for our morning coffees. They have a small restaurant and bar on the first floor like most of the hotels do in that area but we never ate there and neither did many other people. But there are great local places and the neighborhood is great, your not afraid to walk around at night or anything like that. We enjoyed our short stay there for sure, Thanks to Noel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
First the valet informed me that since I was handicapped parking was free in a blue spot in front of the motel then assisted me in parking. Motel desk did all they could do to make our stay delightful even looking up History of the building and getting all information that we asked for. Friendly greeting every shift and every time. Restaurant was lacking […] in breakfast and deserts but dinner and lunch was good, large portions and cooked to specifications and tried to accommodate special diet. When our room developed a problem they addressed it immediately and moved us and upgraded our room for the hassle of moving. Enjoyed our stay tried to change our tickets to stay longer. Night life is close and loud on weekends but part of the Beach experience and worth the disruption. Rooms we had over looked the beach.... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the beach"
Room small none of the outlets worked never answer phn at front deskGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not the Cavalier I'm use to!"
I use to stay at the Cavalier all the time. This time, maybe new management came in because the front desk wasn't as friendly or attentive. I never got a Free drink ticket (they use to offer to new guests as a thank you) & the hotel was not as busy as before so I'm surprised I wasn't offered to eat there or have a drink special. Nice hotel just not […] what I'm use to for service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent hotel right in front of South Beach"
We stayed here for 2 nights during Labor Day weekend. The room was clean and fresh. The staff was friendly. Everything was good until we realized that there was a continuous loud sound (probably a generator) coming from the floor above which happened to be a spoilsport the entire night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location, bad hotel"
We went to stay in Miami Beach of just one night after a show/dinner and decided to stay there instead of driving back home. We wanted something unexpensive, as we would only stay there for one night and would not enjoy the hotel that much. I found this hotel and loved the location. In the end I think its way too expensive given the terrible facilities […] it has. The hotel is old and the rooms are not nice at all. It smells and you cant control the AC. We had requested a one queen bedroom and got a two bed, they said they didnt have any one bed available and said we could just put the two beds together! The staff was nice but the room was very dissapointing. We didnt have a good night, as we could hear people screaming and walking by outside. My recommendation would be: Dont stay here, if you can avoid it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Florida 2013 Trip"
Major advantage of the hotel it's location. Quite classy hotel is in old building, which adds character of the place. The only caveat is restaurant downstairs which is seriously overpriced, but there are plenty to choose from north and south along Ocean Dr.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a good experience!!!"
Very stuffy and uncomfortable air quality in the rooms. Bathrooms weren't cleaned to perfection. I slept in my sweat suit and didn't get under the covers. The only plus was the restaurant and bar in the hotel and the location. That was probably the only reason I booked because of the location and price. But hey u pay less u GET less!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
No air conditioning. Had stains on the comforter. Showers worked when they wanted to and the toilets had a hard time flushing. If your a germ freak dont go hereGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and clean"
I really enjoyed the Cavalier. Fantastic location and room was very clean with recently updated bathroom. I would stay there again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lemonade Outta Lemons"
We lost running water in our room, which was due to a city problem & hotel management upgraded us from a double to a suite at no charge. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the host outside was very friendly & beautiful. We had a blast, the location is great, would certainly consider staying here againGenuine Expedia guest review
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