All hotels in Bal Harbour, Florida, United States of America
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9909 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL, 33154, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.8 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 167 reviews)

  • Cleanliness
    Clean
  • Location
    Great location
  • Beach
    Beautiful beach
  • Pool
    Great pool
  • Value
    Fairly good value for money
  • Vibe
    Poor vibe
3.0 / 5Good
"Only location"
Just location the rest old hotel and bad stuff. Stayed there for 4 nights and only reason will be back for location not for hotel and facilities are so bad check in not even one smile.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 4, 2014
andy
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"older facilities but great staff"
The hotel is beautiful, but old. The toilet overflowed but the staff was there to handle it right away. Bed pillows are not high quality. The view was exquisite.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 13, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Time to tear it down and put up something new"
Great location, but the hotel is very old and feels it. Green carpeting in the room, no central A/C, small bathroom with a tub and plastic shower curtain. The parking is outdoors, and the car takes a beating from the sun. Also, the hotel lacked any energy and life because it was empty and the staff felt like they were going through the motions.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends May 5, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely older, but nicely updated, hotel"
Our hotel room was very large, compared to new hotels, and the furnishings and linens were great! Beautiful pool and beach. Not unusual to pay for beach chairs, especially when staff cover them with clean terry covers and offer plenty of towels. Pool and beach staff could not have been nicer! The BEST food for the value is the Snack Bar on the pool deck. It has delicious choices, with super friendly service!!! Property and rooms very clean. Perfect location for shopping and dining.Negatives: No mini-bar, just noisy frig in room. Front desk, security and parking staff not very welcoming.
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5 night trip with friends Feb 12, 2014
Sisters
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Staff is horrendous."
Unhelpful, rude, unwelcoming and rigid based solely on the knowledge they already got their money from expedia.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Sea View Hotel, Bal Harbour, On The Ocean
While we treat all our customers with great respect and make the best effort to accomodate them , there are some rare instances where guest expectation do not match reality. We will continue to use this feed back to ensure that never let a guest feel that we are unhelpful. This has no bearing on the booking being prepaid . Without knowing futher detail of the complaint we are unable to futher investigate properly. Exeutive Office
Other trip Nov 25, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great for Weekend Getaways"
Very convenient location for us, with a good amount of amenities. Some upgrades would be in order, but overall, we had a good experience
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Nov 2, 2013
Ron
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very pleased!"
Great hotel! Staff was great and we utilized the laundry service which was fast and affordable. Our room was great, except the bathrooms are small and need renovating. Pool and walk to the beach excellent. Not much in surrounding area though fyi unless you are rich! Would stay here again!
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3 night romance trip Oct 25, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Nice hotel. Food is terrible"
The food on thos hotel is terrible. We order skitt stake and chicken and could not eat it. The skirt steak did not look nor tasted like it. There was s menu on the room that stated we could order snzcks past 10:00 pm, but when we csll we wete told thst it ws a mistake snd they didnt know why it was in ghe room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 27, 2013
nelson
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Dated hotel"
I think the appearance of this hotel is a little dated in comparison to some of the surrounding hotels.
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5 night trip with friends Oct 10, 2013
LUB
US
3.0 / 5Good
good location, very old, needs redecorating.got what i paid.
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4 night trip Oct 6, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Pleasant hotel close to Bal Harbour"
A very pleasant short stay . Will come again next year for at least 10 days.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 7, 2013
Juan
US
3.0 / 5Good
"On The Beach But Old"
I just picked this hotel since it was close to a doctor I was in Miami to see in Bal Harbor. I have to say that several of the workers at the hotel were really nice but not very inspired. Of course, I had just been in Turks and Caicos 3 weeks before and compared to that experience... This hotel was a real let down. It was expensive for the off season when it just wasn't worth the cost. It is on the beach and near lots of beautiful areas but I wouldn't go again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 17, 2013
Roxanne
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"I loved my stay in the "Sea View"Hotel. Perfec!"
Everything in this hotel is perfect including the restaurant at night. Very comfy and large room looking at the Bay view Sunset! The Staff is awsome! If you like to walk it is perfect to go to Bal Harbour Shops shopping Mall where you will find some of the greatest designers and restaurant too. I really had a great time staying in the "Sea View" Hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 13, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Excellent !!!
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3 night trip Sep 5, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Too many rules"
I was asked to turn off my phone and kindle during breakfast. These and other rules motivated me to cut short my stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 3, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"nice hotel close to the beach"
Overall it was a nice stay.. quite... the hotel is a little overpriced but the staff are very friendly
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 31, 2013
aladdin
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"private"
Bad service,far away from everything,everthing is an addition to your bill.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 18, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"SOME COMMENTS"
Good hotel, good staff and good service but I don't understand why we have to pay 20 dollars each day for parking ? This was not good. Also we had to pay to use the pool facilities. That was not good.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 6, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice place"
We stayed for 2 weeks in a King bed sea view. Room was nice, hotel has a very good location. And has beach and pool down wich was very nice for us and kids. Contras was to pay for chaira in pool and in beach even you use both same day. Parking 18 USD/day. Rest was nice
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
15 night family trip Jul 17, 2013
A.L
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Great location, clean, comfortable. Will definitely come again
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3 night trip Jul 22, 2013
Jean
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"nice hotel"
The hotel is clean, our room was big, if you are traveling with children this is a perfect place, the beach its nice, isn't a lot of people your children can enjoy the beach, its very nice to relax.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 23, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesome"
Awesome hotel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Jul 19, 2013
Baires
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great surprise, amazing staff + outstanding hotel!"
We had an amazing time at the Sea View. The staff is absolutely amazing, they were very helpful and gave us great advice. I was traveling with a baby and they made every step along the way very easy. Thank you!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 8, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Quaint hotel in upscale area"
Pleasantly greeted by everyone. Excellent condition and kept clean. Wonderful pool area with a very accommodating staff. Close proximity to the beach. Nearby restaurants is a plus
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 8, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Relax in comfort"
True Miami Hotel, We almost believed that we live there
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 3, 2013
MICHAEL T.
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great family get-away"
we loved staying in this hotel. i think they location is pretty decently and not too crowded. my girl and i thought this hotel was more geared for families (wife/husband and children), than singles or couples. but then again... where you stay in miami depends on what you want to do in the area. Its not a party area. There are some really really nice posh restaurants and malls around if that is what you are looking for. if you want a part area, this is not the location for you. overall we liked this hotel...not so much the area.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 1, 2013
Konstant
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Clean and adequate hotel in great beach location."
Its glory days are in the past but the hotel is kept very clean. The staff is pleasant when you can find them. Our room was very spacious and comfortable; however, the air-conditioner is a window unit that stays on and was VERY loud. We walked to the private beach for sunrise--very beautiful. Everything by the pool and beach had a fee attached. Parking was also a fee but that seems to be the norm for the neighborhood. We made use of the refrigerator for cold drinks and snacks. The continental breakfast was adequate but we often missed it and just ended up having a bigger meal later. Close by restaurants seemed pricey but most meals were really good.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 25, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Bad hotel, whitout beach, terrible breakfast"
Old bad hotel room with old bad smell. Breakfest terrible 1 of 10 Hotel staff unpolite, Simply Horrible!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 25, 2013
Borche
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"NIce weekend"
was surprised at the charge for the beach lounges and towels. hotel was very clean. Staff was very nice and helpful.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 17, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"amazing"
Very quiet and relaxing hotel. very close to shopping mall
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 12, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very good! Excelent location"
The hotel has the perfect location at Bal Hoarbour at a reasonable price. It is an older bulding but it is very well mantained. It is right on the beach and its a quiet one too. Some employees are super nice some are weird. Use of beach and pool chairs is charged separately. It includes breakfast! its a basic one but very conveniant. Most rooms also have a balcony.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip May 23, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
I would recommend an improvement in the quality and variety of the food provided for breakfast a true weak point of the hotel.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 8, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"poorly managed"
the hotel services are very bad.room is old and smells.over priced by far.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night family trip Mar 24, 2013
David
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Spring Break at the Sea View"
We came to the Sea View Hotel for Spring Break and it was expensive by my standards. However, the room was quite comfortable and we had excellent access to the Beach. Most of the Guests are of the older variety. WE ate mostly in Surfside, a 3 block walk to the South.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 31, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Just location"
Staff very rude and unprofessional,but housekeeper very nice. Get ready to pay 21.00 a day for parking and to go to the pool you will need to pay to seat and get tan, I paid $350 a night and pay for a chair to get sun on the pool??!!! I stayed 10 days the only good thing about this hotel it's location and nothing else. Better to pay a little more and go to a Hilton or something way better than this hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 22, 2013
Andy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"March in Bal Harbour"
Perfect location, great walking/running path & delicious salads.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 19, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Location only"
Need better customer service and some update in general..the location save this hotel..
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 12, 2013
Andy
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Faded glory"
Hi price and poorly run, only ate breakfast at the hotel, but the service was slow and the staff non attentive every thing feels rundown in the rooms in the bathrooms the place is decently clean but the staff is run like 1955, no that is not true I suspect that in 1955 things were run well, today they are not. It took 55 minutes just to check us in!!! Things we ordered never were delivered on the first call, usually it took three calls. I would not recommend this hotel I might think they want to go out of business.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 13, 2013
Mark
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

3.0 / 5Good
"Has the Potential to be Excellent if...."
Good Location by the Sea. Food standards in the restaurant need improvement. Beds are very sinking and not good for the backbone.Need to change the bed spring systems.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night business trip Oct 24, 2015
RAJEEV
IN
3.0 / 5Good
"Would definitely stay there again."
The staff was super friendly...loved the location of the hotel.wish I could remember the name of the waiter that served us almost every night,he was out of this world so kind and he made sure we were happy... very nice guy they should be very proud of him.the room was spacious, beds comfortable it was good.would definitely stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night family trip Aug 17, 2015
Maurice
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful Hotel, Private Beach"
Hotel is well maintained and clean. Private beach area was lovely. Quiet area, perfect to relax and escape the crowds. Loved the pool area as well. Plenty of parking available. Situated close to the Bal Harbour Shops (upscale but nice for a stroll) and a bunch of street shops, including a pharmacy. Staff was also really friendly, minus one who just seemed a bit curt, but not enough to spoil my 5/5 rating. Would definitely stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 20, 2015
AJ
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Sea View Hotel Bal Harbour"
Good hotel, very well located, excellent access to the beach. For those interested in high end shopping, hotel is right across from Bal Harbour shops. Public transit is available near by to go to Miami downtown or Aventura Mall. Only pet peeve you have to pay extra for a beach lounger, it would be best to include it in the price of the room instead. Other than that a good stay overall
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 8, 2014
Oliver
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
I enjoyed my 3 days at Sea View Hotel in Bal Harbour very much. The service & accommodations were wonderful & location was great-on the beach,close to a variety of restaurants,supermarkets & all other shopping needs. The hotel ,its pool, restaurant as well as my room were very well-maintained & clean . I would be happy to spend more time there.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jan 4, 2014
ESTIE RADOWITZ
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Echoes of faded glory"
This is a lovely hotel in a superb location (we were there on Christmnas Eve and Bal Harbour is beatiful to behold). It has everything you would expect from a top class hotel in this location. Its just, well, tired. You can't name a single thing that should be there but isn't; its just worn out, needs a refurbish and a shot of Red Bull. No doubt about good value but if you are going to be in the area and can afford a bit more then it will be money well spent. But it is close to Harbour Grill and Kosh both of which are very nice and there is also a kosher supermarket very close by at 95th and Harding.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 24, 2013
Kosher traveller
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"no bang for your buck"
Staff?? Not sure i saw any. Its the kind of hotel updated reasonably from some former glory popular seemingly with the much older wealthier travellor. The kind of place where you arrive at the main door and youve actually arrived at the marie celeste. Staff never at desk let alone deign to open a door for you. They tend to hide round the back til you shout for them. Room service responsive though. Its very overpriced and the shower was rubbish.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 26, 2013
penny
GB

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4.0 / 5Excellent
Muito bom hotel!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Nov 7, 2015
andrea paula
BR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Excelente!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night trip Nov 18, 2015
Bettina
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Lista Branca"
O que deixou a desejar no hotel foi o banho. Chuveiro com pouca água e box apertado e escuro. O hotel é antigo e precisa de algumas melhorias, mas nada demais. Fora isso tudo muito bom. Gostamos da estadia. Pessoal da piscina e da praia muito atencioso. Tem uma lanchonete na piscina com lanches muito bons e não é caro. Não querendo gastar muito com hotel e ficar bem instalado, recomendo.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night family trip Nov 18, 2015
Humberto
BR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Buen hotel"
Buen hotel, un poco lejos de todo
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Oct 24, 2015
andres
MX
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Buenísima zona playa preciosa"
La playa es increíble y la zona es muy linda y tranquila
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
8 night trip with friends Oct 13, 2015
Veronica
AR
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