"Good Clunky Funky Fun"
The staff are very very good moving cars in the free parking area. You can tell they want their guests to be comfortable in the rooms. I was offered a blanket because the a/c is super-cold. Wake-up calls. The rooms vary. We had two rooms and one was better than the other. The sheets and mattresses are clean and comfortable. You are just one block from […] The Ritz and The National so you can pretend to be anything you want to be including clunky, funky and funny! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it was very QUIT LOVE THE art word very kind ready to help very nice Cuban with the right resorcesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, great staff, not fancy."
This hotel was decorated funky with friendly staff and free parking. It is in a great location! However, the room was dated and a bit small, but for us that works because of location and staff that made us feel comfortable. It is nothing fancy, but a great bargain, we would stay here again for sure..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
You can sum up that vibe and atmosphere of Miami just in the way the hotel looks. The staff are friendly and help full. The location is great, every thing I need was within walking distance. Once we got there we never used the car till we left. I will stay there next time I'm in Miami Beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One night at south beach"
Old and worn, but clean. Great service. Even a free parking, which is rare in that area. Couldn't have been better for $99 a night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
this hotel is a dump. the outlets did not work. I could not charge my phone. the tv did not work, there was no a/c for the first two nights because they said they were fixing it. I till I demanded a new room. a/c worked fine in the other room. why would they have placed me in a room that had no a/c when they had available rooms with a/c. disgraceful […] hotel Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the Ritz Carlton but it's Clean"
Ok, so it's not the Ritz Carlton. But for $99 a night, it is a very good deal. A lot of little motels in the area are "retro" and built back int the lat 50s but this little motel is very clean. The parking was not free the first night because there was not room for my car, but after that they fit it in. The motel is located 2 streets from the ocean […] and right next door is Lincoln Road where there is lots of eats and shops. The owner of motel is very kind too. TBH, the bed was pretty firm but there was a fridge and a microwave in the room. I would stay again if I was going to shop or go to beach but did not need to sleep. The one thing you have to do there is go on the Segway tour at Bike and Roll across the steer. Ask for Shauna tour- it was amazing!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We choose the James hotel because of the atmosphere of the building, and the convience of its location. We were not dissapointed! The room fit our family of 2 adults and 3 children well. The owner was VERY nice and helpful. The maintnece was good too. Now, it is an old building, but what the owners have done with it was awesome! All the walls were so […] exciting!! And of sourse, you couldn't ask for a better location! The pizza bar around the corner was by far our kids favorite thing :) Would def stay there again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was basic but clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Only problem was that in our room the toilet wasn't working. Also, we had no hot water in the morning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very central location."
An older basic hotel with a nice atmosphere. The staff was very helpful with all questions asked. Cheap compared to the location. I would go back any time!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent location in a qiuet street. The the hotel would need some refurbishment but it was clean. The staff was very friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome place to stay!"
I got an extremely good rate & they were super friendly. The James Hotel is down the block from the Ritz-Carlton which is right on the beach. I love Miami!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the beach but kind of run down."
This hotel is not worth the money. Has a very strange parking situation, where you leave your keys and they move the cars in and out of the large driveway as people need them. Very run down hotel, but close to the beach. Last resort hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, But"
This hotels is old, and very worn. A little creepy as well. It needs a lot of work. Plus, the desk clerk on duty had no record of our Hotels.com reservation. It took a little talking, a call to hotels.com, and a fax from them to secure our room. The location is great.... Only a block from the beach. The staff was nice, but seemed bothered when asked […] for anything. Like getting our car unblocked in the cramped parking lot. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good lovation not so nice hotel"
Great location. I went for ultra weekend and it was wayy overpriced for what it is paying 170 a night with taxes.Genuine Expedia guest review
You get what you pay for, though I paid for a room with two queens, I arrived without my partner and was given a single bed. A/C needs a lot of workGenuine Expedia guest review
"Looking for a cheap room in Miami for 2 days"
The location of the hotel is great and it has parking places. The confort of the room is weak but the main advantage was the price of it.Genuine Expedia guest review
Excellent location outside and lobby are well decorated and appealing but the beds are in need of being updated other than that they did a good job.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Located a block from Lincoln Road and Collins Ave."
This is an old hotel with a fun lobby. While it is old, there was a new bathroom installed. I like the idea that the tub was removed and replaced with a large shower. Gentleman at the desk was very pleasant and concerned about my stay. Always a friendly greeting and a sincere goodbye when I left. Reasonable rates for a solo traveler. I would stay there […] again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Hotel smelled horribly."
I had to find another hotel as I could not stand the smell. The rooms were old and patch-worked.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location and value but be prepared to compromise on GREAT customer service. It's obvious that English is their second language, so be a little patient with communication.Genuine Expedia guest review
We got to hotel around 11pm and front desk staff told us there is no parking available until we said couple of words in Spanish. We stayed for two nights, location is very good. Room is very dark and smell not so fresh. Floor dirty, beds was OK. You get what you pay for. It was cheap compare to other places.Genuine Expedia guest review
just ok for the location, I would not stay here again due to dirty sheets and towels, oh and it's hard like rock. I guess it's a 2**, that is why.Genuine Expedia guest review
"One night stay"
All of the hotel staff was very helpful and pleasing, from the two ladies when I checked in to the father of the owner in the morning and the guardian later on. They were helpful providing internet access code and information, as well as for arranging for rental parking my car in front of the hotel at no cost and this until the afternoon of the day […] I checked out. The room was very spacious and overall clean (tiles, bathroom, beds) even though there was an empty coke can under one of the beds, the door did not lock properly and the phone was disconnected. The location of the hotel is very central to all the main attractions and convenient. Good quality for the price at Miami's standards ! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice economic hotel close to beach"
We stayed in this hotel for two nights. The boss and the location are very nice. We were there early and the boss let us checked in with no problem. It is two blocks to the beach. And also close to the shopping mall and restaurant. The only thing i gave it 4 out of 5 is that, the building is old. Don't expect it looks like a 3 star hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Room Smelled Bad"
Though the staff was nice, everything worked and the room had a fresh coat of paint, I can recommend James Hotel to nobody. The room had a horrible smell that made me afraid to open the door. Also, if you removed the television and microwave, the room could have come from a 1945 low life movie. Though ample in size, it was probably the least comfortable […] room I can remember. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Unique Hotel Close to Beach and Shopping"
We stayed for 2 days. Hotel staff was a little unorganized when we arrived, giving us a room that hadn't been made up yet, but then upgraded us to a better room. The WiFi is spotty depending on where you were in the hotel. The doors actually have real keys, but the deadbolt didn't work on ours only the basic lock worked. They said maintenance would […] fix it but they never did so we ended up carting around all our valuables whenever we left the hotel. We had no issues with security even so. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cheap but great!"
Dont choose this hotel, if you want luxery, and if you plan to stay in your room alot - because they are nothing more, than a room with two beds in them. However, if you want an extreamly friendly staff, a fantastic location and easy access to everything - this is the place to choose! Nxt time we are in Miami Beach, we will for sure book this hotel […] again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lidt slidt, men godt til pengene"
Hotel James er et meget specielt hotel, det skal opleves, 2 min gang til Lincoln road, og 8 min gang til Miami Beach, en oplevelse værd.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel está já antigo, mas A localizaçao é boa, embora não seja no miolo da oceano drive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel très bien placé a 300 m de south beach. A 10 mn a pied d'Océan drive. Par contre l'hôtel est vieux et la sur décoration est la pour masquer les fissures et autres imperfections. Chambre grande mais pas très propre. Salle de bain mal netoyée. Personnel sympa. Ambiance "pension espagnol". Gros plus: son tarif.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Ett udda hotell i anglo-cubansk blandning. Man blir rädd när man ser det men det är inte så dumt alls. Trevlig hjälpsam personal, lite Fawlty Towers utan Basil. Ligger mycket bra till.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"pas cher on a pas cher"
Pres de la plage, et très bien situer concernant le magasinage et les rues principales, hôtel pas cher, parfait pour étudiants et les personne qui ne cherche pas trop de confort ou de propreté.Genuine Expedia guest review
Super beliggenhed, 10 min fra stranden, 5 min fra restaurant og shopping område - men alligevel en stille gade så man ikke skal sove i støj! Fås nok ikke bedre til prisen! Store værelser, lidt mærkeligt indrettet, vores badeværelsesdør kunne ikke åbnes helt pga 1 seng. Ellers pænt og rimeligt. Gratis parkering var klart også en fordel - bilerne stod […] i 3 rækker og man efterlader nøglen i receptionen så de han rykke rundt på bilerne hvis den inderste bil skal ud. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best choice in Miami Beach"
My stay at James Hotel was excellent. Nice problem solving staff. Perfect location in the heart of Miami Beach. The hotel is really cool and unique in its looks...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hübsches, ausgefallenes Hotel, sehr nettes Personal. Viel Flair. Einfache Zimmer, aber sauber.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Gute Lage, Ausstattung dürftig"
Hotel nicht besonders aber gute Lage in Miami BeachGenuine Expedia guest review
"Vale pela localização"
O hotel é horroroso, essa é a primeira impressão, logo de cara você vê uma recepção muito cafona, porém o quarto é bem simples, bem no estilo americano como qualquer outro hotel, o ar funciona muito bem, e a cama é muito confortável pra quem gosta de cama macia, No meu quarto dei azar pois a geladeira não estava funcionando, fui na recepção reclamar […] e o pessoal da recepção era extremamente simpático e muito atencioso, em menos de 10 min havia um rapaz para consertar, e ficou bom, porem depois voltou a parar de funcionar, mas ai eu mesma acabei desistindo e não reclamei mais, pois não estava usando. Bem ao lado do hotel eles tem umas vagas disponíveis que pra Miami Beach é uma raridade , ainda mais por ser gratuito, porém se chegar muito tarde não tem vaga. A localização do hotel é perfeita da pra fazer MUITA COISA a pé. Voltaria com certeza. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"reasonable hotel with strange habits"
Hotel is close to Lincoln Road Mall and a short walk to beach. Hotel looks nice, but rooms are not that special, just basic and ok. Proper bed and shower, and the room has a fridge. However, they seem to have some strange habits. First of they give our room to someone else while we were already staying there. To took our stuff and put it at the reception […] desk. We had to change rooms. Another strange thing is their parking policy. Cars are in a row behind one another next to the hotel. But when we wanted to take our cars, they gave us the keys of the cars behind us, and we had to move the cars of other guests ouselves... Luckily I did damage anything.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"hot place to estay nice ocean bed at the beach good server"
08/25/14 691argentina79 Buenos Aires, Argentina
hi i was stay there in june for a short vacation we travel from south of brasil becouse there is to cold so was my first time at the james.we love nice people nice service clean hotel.so me and my wife meet gustavo at the beach as beach server them we never live from the beach the pool is nice but size we meet gustavo he make all 5 days we stay at there very nice hard server we never asking for anything becouse gustavo was on top of me and my wife and we hear people saynd he is very good serve very hard work nice gustavo we love you 5 5 5 5 star server thanks see you next year leando campos.
"Don't waste your time. By far one of the worst hotels high end hotels I have stayed in."
08/24/14 Mitch F Calgary, Canada
We booked The James Royal Palm almost 3 months before our visit. We visit Miami 3-4 times per year and was looking to try out a new hotel. I am an avid user of Yelp and other review sites. I thought I had done my homework - I saw lots of good reviews and thought I was good to go. Don't let these fool you, like they did me. You are WAY better off booking a nearby hotel (Loews?) at a very comparable rate. My stay was disastrous. This review will make it sound like I am a curmudgeon old man, but I assure you I am not. Let's cover the bad first: - The air conditioning broke during our stay and was never properly fixed. The rooms were warmer than outside. Everything was very stuffy and almost unbearable to sleep in. We received no apology and this is the biggest reason for the 1 star rating. - This one is only partially the hotels fault - I do realize that. During one night of our stay, they allowed 3 rooms to party from 3-5AM and it was incredibly loud. Banging of doors, lots of people hanging out in the hallways. There is absolutely no way anybody slept on our floor during this time. It took 4 calls to the front desk to even get anything done. - Resort fee is now $25/day, not $21/day as some others have mentioned. This is on top the regular rate. This is for chairs and umbrellas on the beach. You get charged this whether or not you use it - Breakfast buffet at $30/person + automatic gratuity of 18% is a joke. The buffet was absolutely pathetic. There were no large plates to use and the buffet seriously needed to be restocked. Do yourself a favour and do not eat the breakfast here, nearby hotels have MUCH better breakfasts at the same or at a cheaper rate - They forgot to clean my room one day and despite asking the Front desk to have my room cleaned that night, it just did not happen - Keycard needed to be exchanged 4 times during my stay because it stopped working - WiFi is spotty - Very poor soundproofing - you can hear everything around you Good: - Rooms are very modern looking and have been nicely designed - Location is great - The provided toiletries are very nice, they use organic soaps which is cool
"Great location, reasonable hotel"
08/18/14 Kasper S
Stayed here for a few nights in Miami. Location is absolutely perfect; close to the beach, Lincoln boulevard is literally around the corner. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Parking is limited, but free when available. Wifi is available but would not rely on it (your on holiday so who cares anyway). Rooms need an overhaul, but fit nicely into the decor. Rooms are clean and have a fridge an microwave which is a convenient alternative for an expensive breakfast on Lincoln. Overall a decent hotel which I would stay in again.
"Good for the business trip"
08/11/14 Martin T Port Of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
this is a clean baic hotel, located in a safe district close to the Miami Beach Convention Center and around the corner from restaurants and Lincoln St Mall shopping. Very convenient. Decor needs an overhaul. On business trips, I would stay there again. Reasonably priced.
07/31/14 DivaLusy Vero Beach, Florida
I decided to give this place a shot as me & 2 of my friends were driving down for the night. We arrived b4 check in time but was allowed to check in early. Parking is free. I was prepared for them to take my car key from previous reviews. Upon check in, we were handed a tv remote (weird...lol). We were told our room was on the 2nd fl and the elevator was broken. Not too bad, the stairs were easy on us. Our room was actually right next to the elevator. When I opened the door I was very surprised at the size of the room. For South beach, it was huge, plenty of walking/dancing room. We had 2 double beds, a flat screen tv(wasn't there to watch tv), a table with 2 chairs, a desk, a counter with a microwave, and a mini fridge. We immediately dropped our belongings and headed to the beach. My friends loved the lobby decor. We were within walking distance to ocean drive. Very convenient to all stores including Mc Donalds. Our car hadn't been move the entire time at the hotel. We came back to shower and change. The room was lacking a mirror, we had to step into the hallway to see what we looked like. The bathroom was small but had the essentials. They provided towels. It was ok...not the cleanest but hey, 1 night. It was well surfaced clean. Could use a good deep cleaning and a vent (super hot after a shower). After partying we returned to sleep for a couple of hours. Not bad, the beds were clean, I brought my own sheets but didn't need them. The room upstairs seemed to be filled with people that had to weigh 700 lbs each walking back and forth the entire morning! For the most part it was a good experience. Nothing fancy, basic but better than some I've seen at South beach. I would stay again. Staff was friendly.
07/22/14 Brad B Tampa, Florida
A couple friends and I went down to Miami for the 4th of July. We didn't want to spend that much money since we wouldn't be in the room that much. This place worked out well. It was WAY cheaper compared to the other hotels for the holiday weekend. Free parking and coffee in the morning. There was a microwave and refrigerator in the rooms. The hotel is uniquely decorated and in a great location. 2 min walk to Lincoln Road Mall and about a 10 min walk to Ocean Drive. Did not wake up with any rashes or bite marks which was the main concern. Few things that could of been better were an Iron in the room, the elevator is ancient and only fits about 3 people max, and the guy moving the cars was drinking a beer.
"Funky but basic"
07/20/14 Molly L
This hotel was very well situated for beach and Lincoln road. Decor was very lively and fun! Lift broken for the 3 nights we stayed which was tricky since we were on the 3rd floor! Staff friendly but too laid back. Strange smell in corridors! Rooms basic and not completely clean. Overall would stay again because it was very good price and decor is so appealing!
06/29/14 o0Sarah0o2014 Orlando, Florida
My friend and I stayed here for only one night in order to attend a concert at The Fillmore. We were both pleased with the location, our room, the free parking, and the service. Because of some of the other reviews, we were a little concerned, but our room was much better than we expected. We could walk down the street, turn a corner, and be either at the theater or the beach. It was a relief to not be forced to drive anywhere or pay for parking! The man that checked us in was very helpful with directions and friendly, the room was quite clean, the A/C was awesome, the 2 large mirrors in the room were great, the shower was hot, the fridge and room itself were spacious, and the fact that we could quickly walk back to the hotel after the concert in less than 3 minutes was fantastic, especially in heels! One of the interesting things at this hotel is that they ask you to leave your car key with the front desk. Needless to say, I was a little confused...until the next morning. Cue very early check out, before 6:30 AM early, and it finally made sense when my car was blocked by 2 other vehicles, and the front desk concierge had to physically remove the two other cars from the lot so I could get out. Talk about great service~ In addition to that, there are lots of things within just a mile's radius. Drugstores, restaurants, pizzerias, etc. and with other families staying at the hotel and people walking around, it felt safe for two college girls. If i had to point out some minor things that bothered me, it would have to be the curtains. They never fully covered all of the windows, so I always felt like somebody could see inside our room through the gaps at some point. That and the racket outside our room from the custodian at 6:00 AM. Although, we were up at the time, so we didn't mind it much. Apart from those, it was great! Worth the money just for the location itself! Would definitely recommend and stay again :D TL;DR-Awesome location, great service, free parking, recommend!
"Location location location"
06/23/14 Penni87 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Excellent location for access to miami beach and Lincoln road shopping. Staff very friendly, parking available although haphazard, entertaining parking methods. Don't expect modern art deco rooms but beds are comfy and shower's good so perfect place to stay on a budget. If your looking for a romantic weekend away its not for you but if you need a place to park and sleep you're laughing.
"The antidote to pretentious south beach"
06/21/14 Rob V
The hotel is not the best but then it's not trying to be, it is a comfortable hotel close to the beach and amenities. So cheap I was expecting a bug ridden place but it was good. The bad things were the bed in my room, which definitely had seen better days and also the shelf space.
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