Hotel Ocean

, Miami Beach, United States
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Hotel Ocean

, Miami Beach
4 star

Rooms: 27

1230-38 Ocean Dr - Miami Beach - Florida - 33139 - United States Hotel Website | 305-672-2579
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A very nice hotel in south beach!!!!!!!

from Tackle
Lovely front desk staff. Made reservations at a great restaurant with little notice and no fuss. The room was large but somewhat spartan. The bathroom was huge and awesome, with a two person shower. It was very clean and quiet and the complimentary breakfast was very nice. A nice hotel and a good value for South Beach.

Beware!!!!

from vaca7423
We stayed here for 2 nights last month. We had 3 of us in a room and they charged an extra $80 for the 3rd person, but never gave us a roll away bed. We only had a queen bed for 3 people. When we asked for a roll away they said they only had 2 and they were already being used. My friend had to sleep on the floor even though we paid for 3 people to sleep in the room. Check out time is noon and we recieved a phone call at 11:45am saying check out time is noon. I told my husband get in the shower we gotta get out of here, so he did. We went down stairs at 10 min. after noon and because we were late we had a $100 charge for late check out. They never warned us and when we tried to argue it they told us too bad. They restaurant staff is nice and the food good, but the rudeness of the hotel staff was unexcusable. I warn anyone staying here beware!!!!

Beautiful view but too pricey

from A TripAdvisor Member
MY husband and I stayed here in May 2004 to celebrate our anniversary. We had a balcony room and the view of the ocean was beautiful. However, the 280.00 a night that we paid was too pricey for the room and the service that we recieved. The room was just okay not an example of luxury. One of the bathroom lights burnt out making the bathroom dark and hard to use the mirror. I called down to the front desk and was told that the person who could replace the light bulb had gone home for the eveneing ( it was 6:00pm). We stayed for two more days and the light wasn't ever replaced. We were told that we would get milk and cookies every night. However, we only recieved a room tempature carton of milk and prepackaged wholesale cookies on the night before we checked out. I would'nt reccommed anyone pay a high price to stay here.

Loved the Hotel Ocean

from sueintc
We have just gotten back from Hotel Ocean..spent 3 nights while attending the Miami Boat Show. The minute we arrived until we left we were treated like" Family"..Laurance, the front desk manager took time out to show us a few rooms..for next years stay..The location was wonderful, we walked everywhere.Our room was "funky" and cool..4 rooms on our floor & very quiet. I will recommend this Hotel and return next year. Thank you Hotel Ocean & your staff for a great stay.

Would return anytime

from JBHBoston
This is a wonderful hotel in the perfect location for South Beach, in the middle of it all but off the main road just enough. Small and quaint, great lobby, wonderful rooms (we had two during our stay at my request, not due to trouble, just to see, one the cheapest, one the best), both were clean, beautifully decorated in french/deco styling, colorful, fantastic ocean views from the top two floors(best room), beautiful stone bathrooms, beautiful courtyard, there were never dirty dishes anywhere just marvelous bubbling fountains, all amenties were available including robes, beach towels, beach chairs, papers all for free just pick them up yourself in the gift room off the lobby no need to ask for them (BTW they charge $8 for a beach chair at the vendor on the beach). Hotel Ocean is very European/French feeling but does not have the accompanying big attitude. They tend to just leave you alone which I like. Easy check in, no reservation problems. Great maid service, more towels at night. The bar in the lobby was small, quiet, never too crowded, decorated in rich wood and had the best Mojitos we had in South Beach. The restaurant out front gave a free small cont breakfast which you could add to for a price, all very good and relaxed/easy. Very slow valet parking, no pool. I am surprised by the negative reviews, most seem to regard the cost of this hotel. The rates are right in line with other South Beach hotels. Hotel Ocean is located on the most premier 3-4 blocks of the most premier beach in the US and you have to pay for it. Ocean views only from top floors, call to get the right room. Don't expect Americana and enjoy the Euro style/decor, it is beautiful.

Ok at best

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is a little expensive for the service. The hallways are loud. The rooms are adequate but overpriced. The restaurant was mediocre. Not a bad hotel, but not worth the price.

Overrated and Overpriced

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from SoBe and the Ocean Hotel. The rooms ARE quirky at best, and expect no luxury whatsoever. It is like a Frenchified motel. The management/owners are completely disinterested in their clientele. We saw them behave in the same distant and cool way with everyone and heard them trying to hustle a honeymooning couple, so their business is clearly not repeat, and they truly do not care about you or your comfort. For customer service, they get an F.
The view from the top (we had a suite) did not make it over the palm trees, so you can't see the water. The slovenly waiters and bartenders smoke and eat in front of the lobby and the entrance is always littered with old, leftover plates of food and cigarette butts. The hallways smell and the housekeeping was minimal. The breakfasts look good, but are inedible. The ironing board was broken and many dirty corners of the room had clearly never been cleaned.

Understand we never had a specific issue with them, it's just that they run a very bad hotel and are not be considered by serious and thoughtful travelers.

Over-rated

from bostonpaper
We believed the reviews but should not have. A quaint French hotel it was not. Facing the beach, yes, but only higher floors have views, rooms are quirky at best, amenities are not as advertised (no robes, etc.), cleanliness not of the highest order, adequate "Continental" breakfast with poor service, and a massively overhyped hotel restaurant Les 2 Fontaines that charges too much for merely adequate food. The location is wonderful on Ocean Drive, but not worth the money.

I would be cautious in dealing with this hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
In July 2004 I made a reservation for two rooms at the Hotel Ocean for Jan 2005. The hotel posted one night's charge for each room on my credit card to guarantee the reservation. In October 2004 I had to cancel my plans and contacted the hotel, who said that it would take them a month before they could post the credit -- an unreasonably long time in my view. However, after almost two months and repeated calls, they still had not posted it. Today the manager claims it will be taken care of -- no apology and no explanation for the delay.

Great Location Nice Views Otherwise Average

from A TripAdvisor Member
Great Location - if you stay on South Beach you have to stay on Ocean Drive, forget Collins Ave and all of the streets that are behind Ocean Drive. Ocean Drive can be noisy, but the Ocean Hotel is just north of all of the busy bars and so this is not problem.

Nice Views of South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean but remember to get top floor rooms to avoid the palm trees.

Otherwise just slightly above average for the price and very over-rated by earlier reviewers although still one of the better places to stay on Ocean Drive.

Small continental breakast included that was taken on the outside terrace which was quite nice

Top Local Tips for Miami Beach

Best deal in SFL book with Ocean Hotel, they are so much affordable for what you get !!!! God knows that you'll find lots of shoe box in big hotels, but, jewels like these will not only give your money worth, but, YOU CAN MOVE IN YOUR LARGE ROOM/SUITE OR JUNIOR SUITE, THESE ARE STATE OF THE ART ROOMS, FULLY RENOVATED, YOU'D THINK YOU'RE A SUPERSTAR!

Get ready to laugh If you don't take it seriously, Miami can be an amazing weekend getaway. The too-cool-for-school attitude is ridiculous, but if you want great food at every turn and a gorgeous beach, head down to the MIA. I like to think it's the American, g-rated version of Rio.

simply don't stay there... go to blue moon hotel, it's wonderfull, you really have value for what you pay. Rooms i got at ocean didn't have an ocean view.. you may want to be 1 block away. You'll sleep better at night on top of that ! drunks and homeless people are around ocean anyway.

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  • Address: 1230-38 Ocean Dr - Miami Beach - Florida - 33139 - United States
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