Crescent Resort and Spa On South Beach Hotel, Miami
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Crescent Resort and Spa On South Beach Hotel
Very Disappointed!from WindyCityCouple
Turns out the Hotel is really a timeshare, which would be fine if it wasn't for the harassment from the sales people trying to get us to buy into the hotel. The front desk is really just a guy who gives out the keys to the apartments and was very unhelpful in regards to the various problems we experienced in the apartment (no hot water for almost the whole trip, terrible water pressure, and the worst of all a serious bug problem). It became evident that some "home office" managed the property and our voicemessages to them went unanswered.
Bottom line is there are MUCH nicer options, for the same price in SoBe. Before you book the Crescent try the Pelican (awesome location and rooms), Cardozo, or the Hotel Victor.
Worked for Usfrom ditmarsbabe
The Crescent was a perfect choice. It was clean, modern, and the suite was HUGE--a big help since I really needed to spread out. AND it was $120/night. Definitely better than the Fontainebleau.
I'd read some of the reviews complaining about the housecleaning; I put my mind at rest (and the hotel on alert) by calling ahead and mentioning my concerns. I was told that they had recently contracted with a new housecleaning service and that the complaints had ceased. With the exception of the floors, which I don't think were swept the whole time of our stay, the housekeeping staff did a fine job of keeping the room fresh and neat for us. (I did mention this when we checked out.)
The location is lovely, although I didn't really have time to enjoy the beach. The restaurant next door is a nice bonus when you're too beat for a night on the town, and there's a Starbucks across the street, which is a godsend when you have 7 am meetings and need something stronger than the room's coffeemaker can produce.
Unfortunately, none of this could make up for the fact that both my husband and I *hated* Miami, but it would have been a lot worse if we'd hated the hotel, too. I would definitely recommend the Crescent if you are looking for luxurious touches without the price tag.
Great price for a great hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
Nice Hotelfrom jbg
Long Before the Next Eclipsefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Miami Beach is a virtual "Do it yourself" kit. You can pick and choose and from number and prices of accommodations to help delay Northeast winters. However, what can't be bought is a sincerity to please that goes beyond the fact that you're just another paying customer. To that extent, the Crescent is assuredly one of the best on the beach.
We were there the on the night of a lunar eclipse. We sat out on the front porch watching the spectacle in the sky juxtaposed against the spectacle that is the nightlife of South Beach. Both were fascinating, and the Crescent was the perfect vantage point from which to view both phenomena. It is a sure bet that we will go back to the Crescent long before the next eclipse.
Great dealfrom fred_shen
Cute, Clean and Convenientfrom CharmyPoo
Overall, we had a good experience and would go back again. For $108 per night (deal given by Hotel Manager), I would go back again. The hotel is very clean compare to the others you will find along ocean drive.
Hasseled from the Start.from A TripAdvisor Member
When I called the hotel to make a reservation, they wanted a 4 night minimum stay during a particular week/end in January. Also, the price on their web~site was about $30~60 less a night than what they were quoting me over the phone.
When I told the clerk this, they hurried and changed the rates on their website to reflect the higher prices.
When I called back and asked to speak to the manager to try and negotiate the lower price that was on their web~site just a day earlier, HE WAS IN A MEETING, and I was told to call back in 2 hours. When I called back the second time, HE WAS OUT TO LUNCH.
Also, when I inquired about a government rate, they said they could offer me a 20 percent discount which was no discount, because it was the EXACT SAME REGULAR RATE AS WHAT WAS ON THEIR SITE.
If you're into price gouging and "miminum required stays", maybe this place would appeal to some, but not to me.
I am sure there are a lot nicer places to stay in South Beach Miami that do not hassle people from the start. I will stay elsewhere.
Great placefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our room was pretty big; there were 2 TVs, a CD player, a fully equiped kitchen (that we did nto use because we could not find a grocerie shop around).
The Jacuzzi in the bathroom is great, although very loud.
We tried to go to the jacuzzi on the roof, but it was out of order.
the staff was pleasant, helpful when we need them.
We enjoyed our stay very much, and will certainly be back to the Crescent hotel.
OK - but not the stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Miami
SUPER FUN! Night life is great! Ask the front desk for suggestions! They know exactly whats going in the city!! Also check out the daytime activities like Seaquarium.....we had a great time there! Taxi was convenient for us...I think parking would have been a headache.
Parking Park in one of the municpal lots. We used the one on 13th/Collins and it only cost $10 for 24 hours. If you are out late you might be able to park on the street. It is free to park there from midnight until 9 a.m. After that it costs 25 cents per 15 minute interval and you use pay boxes. Unless you are planning on going places out of the SOBE area don't bother renting a car. We only rented one because we went to Ft Lauderdale.
A tipping tip DO NOT add a tip in restaurants, clubs, etc. All places add anywhere from 15 to 20 percent to the bill and don't verbally mention it to you. If you are unhappy with the service you can change the amount of tip-- e.g., bring it down from 20 to 15 percent.
Other names for Crescent Resort and Spa On South Beach Hotel
- crescent resort south beach
- Address: 1420 Ocean Drive - Miami - Florida - 33139 - United States
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