"Norman Bates Hotel"
This was a dingy hotel. I asked if there was a fridge in the room and they women said yes to only find out there was no fridge. Just an ugly hotel with old bed sheets. Cranky receptionist .. there were 4 people and all of them were not friendly until the last day. A young man with blue eyes was so helpful in getting us a cab to leave for the airport. […] It was a trashy looking place. I have stayed at the Delano Hotel, Sagamore Hotel but this hotel omg i rate it 1/2 a star. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to the beach and lincoln road. nice staff."
very good people, close to everything, nice atmosphere, relaxed, comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great time in Miami Beach"
Is a very good hotel is not 5 stars but for the price and the location is great, is only 1 block to the beach and 2 blocks from a great mall named Lincon mallGenuine Expedia guest review
"Just barely good enough"
For the cheap stay, it was good enough to satisfy my needs - the location is ideal for beach and nightlife. Ideal. While the room walls could have been cleaner, it was spacious, lots of closets, queen bed certainly does the job - and the AC keeps it cool. The bathroom toilet leaked water a little bit. It is great that they have a pool, as even some […] of the nicer hotels don't. The pool was useful at night, or when you're burnt and don't want to deal with the discomforts of the beach. They have a communal fridge for all to store food, which the staff omitted to mention to us until my third day. Overall, the front desk was very helpful and nice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I loved staying in this historical place. A real feel of the Art Deco lifestyle. Not all the amenities of chain hotels but interesting and comfortable. The staff was terrific and I loved the communal kitchen. Will definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dirty hotel- Don't do it!"
Very dirty. Housekeeping doesn't clean shower or sinks, or floors. Mattress was filthy and I was scared to sleep! Room was literally filthy upon arrival!Genuine Expedia guest review
Front desk staff were great. Basic room, not really clean but good enough for an overnight.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
First and Second floors do not have A/C units in them, only central air. #rd floor has units in the rooms. Other than that the room was good for the price and located in a good area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice hotel, great location"
Great Location! great option for budgeting travelers.Genuine Expedia guest review
"You could get more for your money"
Service was good The bed was not very confortable and the sheets didn't fit so they kept coming off during the night Staff was friendly, pretty sure the desk attendant was watching inappropriate content on the computer A recurring theme of the Art Deco hotels is not enough towels and forget about wash clothes Cleaning service was good. Overall the hotel […] was just ok, borderline disappointing. For the price, I would have expected a little better bed/fitting sheets and towels. I think you can find a slightly better stay for the same price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great deal for the budget traveler ...."
Very pleasantly surprised with this older "Art Deco" type hotel on Collins Ave ... Nice pool, two minute walk across Ave to beach, along with economic pricing make this 2 1/2 - 3 star hotel one of the best deals for your South Beach destination if you're looking to save a few bucks for other activities, etc ... Would recomend this Collins Ave hotel […] in the hotly competitive SoBe market, but would also check for the best deals during your travel dates ... Good luck, RLM Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice central location."
No ice machine. Excellent location for the price. Wanted a $10 key deposit in cash. I only had several $100 bills and credit cards. They need to be a little bit more flexible. The gal at the front desk wasn't very friendly or accomodating nor helpful in any way.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel which minor issues"
Liked the service of the hotel, nice pool and grill and for the price it was a good stay! The employees were friendly the negatives were the shower was unpleasant they really need new shower heads bad!!!!!! And there was no ice machine or no ice available such really sucked! But perfect location if you want the south beach experience :) would stay […] again Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Horrible stay rude staff"
Hotel was not kept up and in sure need of a major remodel. Desk clerk was very rude. Could hear car alarms going off all night at the parking garage next door. Maybe got an hours sleep at this dump..... Will say the pool was nice but that's it.Genuine Expedia guest review
Tropics is a great location, amazing pool, but the rooms are Spartan, TV's from the 1990's and the beds are uncomfortable, no blankets just a dirty coverlet and thin pillows. Guest are from all over the world-which is GREAT!! I have stayed there for over ten years in my many visits but the Front desk is not too(except for one young guy) friendly. Remember […] to ask for your $20.oo room key deposit or you will not get it back. This is a great place for students and people on a budget. Next time I go though Im bringing my own pillow-I'd bring my own mattress but no room in my luggage! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Probably its good for students."
Don't expect any comfort about the hotel, room or the staff over there. The location is really good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Escape from the noise of south beach"
Excellent, clean, great ambience and very friendly staff. Lovely outdoor kitchen in an enclosed courtyard with a good size pool surouned with tropical plants, very sweet hotel cat.Genuine Expedia guest review
When we booked thru expedia we should have done more research on the hotel itself rather than just the "nicer looking" photos expedia posted on the hotels behalf. After booking I looked up the hotel and realized it was half hostel! 2 young girls traveling by themselves and having seen the movie "hostel" we were pretty freaked out lol. It wasn't as bad […] as we thought as far as it being half hostel goes, BUT the room and whole hotel looks like it hasn't been updated since 1972 and there are NO outlets in the room. I'm exaggerating, there were 2 outlets and by two I mean 2. There was one jack along with the light to turn the room light on and one in the bathroom. The charge was WEAK and barely charged my phone leaving it plugged in ALL night. The lights all flickered and took a minute to turn on. The icing on the cake was the morning we woke up to head home we found a BED BUG ughhhhhhh. Nonetheless, we did our best to avoid even having to be in our room! I would only recommend this to ppl looking to be very cheap as SOBE is pricey. BUT not that we saw a possible bed bug the last night I don't think i could recommend it to anyone. That's just nasty. I wanted to take pix but I forgot. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
""Great location, lackluster service""
This seemed to be a "Miami Thing", but the woman who checked us in was quite unfriendly. We arrived on a red eye and wanted to see if we could get into the room early, however were told "not until 3" without her inquiring our name, room type, confirming that we had a reservation, etc. Nothing. We were met with blank stares.Genuine Expedia guest review
"never again Tropics:(((((("
....no comment!Bad bad bad and bad again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the worse hotel i have ever stayed in my life i would not ever stay there again it should be condemGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The place is a total dump. It needs to be torn down.For example, the elevetors did not work and no one worked on them while we were there and it looked like they had not worked for many months. Large 40 gal open trash cans in the hallways. It is all a mess. In addition people checking in were paying $83 a night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just a block away from the ocean"
Lots of fun at the Collin's Ave hotel/hostel, just a block from the ocean. Easy check in, huge lobby and a GREAT swimming pool. Hotel desk was VERY helpful every step of the way. This is a little jewel at a quarter of the price, of other hotels in the area. Will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very old, hallways smelled damp and musty. Broken elevator. Could not regulate air condition (but at least it worked). No shampoo, extra bath tissue, or drinking cups. Less than basic accommodations. Would not recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Don't recommend at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Every thing was good except the thin walls. 3 AM awakened by someone's roommate trying to get in...banging on the door and shouting for a long time.Then loud talking and laughing for about a half hour. Could not go back to sleep...tired the next day instead of well rested.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very Old & outdated, walls are super thin, you can hear everything. Also, when I booked trip it never mentioned Hostel. Staff was friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I could not recomend this hotel to my friends"
The hotel is old and smell as old carpet. The service was not too bad.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for family"
Very good and nice staff and place is right center of the beach and all the restaurants and barsGenuine Expedia guest review
The staff was extremely helpful and obliging; however, it was kind of like staying in a hostel. The rooms were kind of dirty, there were very limited amenities, and they had a deposit for the key.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you can overlook this hotel's deficiencies, most of which are cosmetic, this hotel is a very good value. It has a superb location with the beach, Ocean Blvd., and Lincoln Ave shopping district all within a few blocks. The area outside never felt unsafe, and it was clean. A lot of the other tenants looked like college students and backpackers. The […] hotel is very old though. It is poorly decorated. Its halls are too dark. You can footsteps of people walking on the floor above you. The towels look 30 years old. The tile work in the bathroom looks like something from the house your mom grew up in. Our shower head didn't work -- only a trickle of water came out -- so I took it off. It was like showering under a garden hose. None of the bad stuff affected my enjoyment of South Beach whatsoever. It just made splurging on expensive dinners, drinks, etc, more justifiable because we were saving so much on the hotel compared to places across the street. I am a guy though. The Tropics was just a little too rough for my wife's liking. If you're going to South Beach with your buddies and enjoy saving money, stay here. If you're trying to impress a girl, stay away unless she appreciates a bargain and can handle the rough edges. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel close to the beach and parking"
very nice hotel, close to the beach and others attractions.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Dated but okay."
The room was pretty clean but very dated. There was different color tiles in the bathroom where tiles have been replaced, the grout was kind of dirty and old. They don't leave you any shampoo and conditioner in the room, the towls are small and there are only a couple of them in the room. There is a youth hostle in the hotel that I did not know about, […] and a shared kitchen, it did not bother me, but to some familys it might bother them. They did let us put our luggage in a locked closet in the lobby on the last day so we could go to the beach. It is in a good spot that was about 1/4 mile to the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
very good location good Price nice people working at the front desk it has a kitchen to cook outside near the swimming pool.. its a nice place to meet people if you are travelling aloneGenuine Expedia guest review
Convenient location - but very noisy a night. Lobby area OK - but rooms very spartan. It was clean however.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Art deco hotel leaps towards backpacker hostel."
Clean, great location, good price. Not for everyone. Great for the backpacker set in Miami Beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
no Wi - Fi service available for guests at the time of stay. Very poor service provided by some staff members. Waste of money.Genuine Expedia guest review
"In the Heart of South Beach"
The hotel is very well located with a very good price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not a decent Hotel."
Very bad experience. I pay four nights and I only stay one. Very uncomforatable. Small beds, rusty toilet. AwfulGenuine Expedia guest review
"Seminar hotel for convention center"
The hotel is very old so don't expect anything but a bed, shower, pool and location. I stayed here because I needed something within walking distance to Convention Center. No coffee maker, iron or hair dryer. If you just need a place to sleep and this location suits your needs, it is okay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for the money"
The hotel provides a clean and comfortable night. The pool is a wonderful perk especially if it's a bad beach day. I enjoy the variety of travelers who are guests at the Tropics. I have stayed at this very convenient hotel in South Beach before and will stay here again. Thank you staff for a pleasant stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
Horrible timing with check in. No ac in a few rooms. Horrible service. No hospitality at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent, great location!"
Decent, great location!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for everybody!"
Everything was very good except they didn't clean after my first night...Genuine Expedia guest review
they wouldnt let you have any extra towels.beds were bad. to extra tolet paper.no soapGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fine for the $'s"
The hotel is a bit rundown (especially the hallways). The guests are (or were when i was there) primarily mid-20's, early-30's European beach-tourists - so it isn't as if the place is filled with complete-riff raff - that is unless that's what you would call such guests :-p .... It is in a very good location - and right across from the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very Basic; Good for just a bed"
There was no hot water in our room. They said it would get hot over time but our shower stayed only luke warm. The bed was not comfortable. The guests were very loud. As an alternative to the very expensive surrounding hotels, this will definitely work if you are just looking to party. I was impressed, however, that the hotel provided nice shampoo and […] tooth paste samples :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is perhaps the worst hotel I have ever stayed at in my life, and I've stayed in hostels while touring Europe. Anyone that is considering staying at the Tropics should go there with very low expecatations. The location is great, but the staff was very rude and the room was dirty and dank. It was mid-August and the room was hot, but the A/C is centrally […] controlled so I couldn't adjust the temperature. The bed was probably at least 20 years old. My experience with the staff was the worst aspect of the stay. All three of the concierges that I met seemed annoyed that I had questions regarding the local area, etc. One of the concierges was hanging out with his boyfriend everytime I walked through the lobby, and his brusk personality came out if I interrupted their conversations. There is no parking available at this "hotel". I parked in a garage down the street, which cost about $20/day. Most of the other guests were tourists who were there to party on South Beach. The pool area was always crowded and loud. This is definitely not a place to take kids. Stay somewhere else. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay for 1 night"
We had no other choice on a hotel in Miami Beach unless you wanted to pay a lot of $$$ for a night. This place was okay for just 1 night...can't do more than that. AC isn't controlled by you, so it gets real hot while you're sleeping. There was only 1 outlet in the entire room. Had to charge my phone in the bathroom. Pillows were tremendously flat...bed […] hard and uncomfortable. Bathroom looked really old with a small public bathroom type of toilet. No fridge, no microwave. If these things don't matter to you, you'll be good. Great location, just walking distance from beach and ocean ave. Hotel lobby is real nice. Great outdoor space with nice pool. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Never want to stay again"
It's like a inn for family who want to have a good time near the beach. That's it. No breakfast and good smell in entire hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
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