The Strand Ocean Drive Hotel, Miami Beach
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Great hotel, great location, but be patientfrom Connecticut_Couple
Getting there is tough, especially if Ocean Drive is closed to auto traffic (which it was on New Year's). Checking in took two trips of 45 minutes each...only one room was available when we got there at noon, so we had to come back after 3:30. They had the wrong room rates, needed to see my written confirmation, make a copy of my credit card and driver's licence, etc., etc. We got our 4 rooms in two different buildings on three different floors. We had to wheel our luggage through an outdoor cafe, knocking over people's lunch on the way. And you need your key to get into the building as well as your room---which is only a problem if your party is scattered across different buildings!
HOWEVER--the rooms were gorgeous, and the location is to die for--right in the middle of all the action on South Beach. The staff is very pleasant, but can only help one person at a time.
Would I go back? Yes. But not with a large group or a lot of luggage.
Absolutely Awesome! Highly Recommended!from MiamiTravelGirl318
Bad Service, Charges on the Cardfrom mugarosh
Definitely worth the money - Its my new spot on the strip!from jibs
Everything was very new - modern ammenities and appliances and in the heart of the action (near 11th and Ocean). The pool on the roof has a beautiful view of the beach and ample chairs for tanning (if you don't want to walk across the street to the beach). We were able to score street parking steps from the hotel both nights we had a rental car so we saved the valet fees.
Alright . . . the downsides . . . it was a bit hard to find at first (check in desk is in an alley way between two buildings - no major signage at the front). We had good service from the staff (something we were sensitive to given previous reviews) but our microwave oven didnt' seem to be plugged in and since it was mounted it wasn't a simple "find the plug and solve the problem" (it wasn't solved by the time we left). Lastly - the room we were in was situated overtop a store which cranked music from 9am to midnight (the bass rattled our dishes in the kitchen) but this just meant we had to be up by 9am and take full advantage of the day.
Definitely for the young adult crowd. We'd definitely stay there again - just maybe on the 3rd or 4th floor :)
Great Place to Stay, Great Locationfrom Stoke_L
We stayed in the Tropical Building. It was very quiet and the room was incredible. It is very modern and very clean. They have Sharp Aquos Flat Screens in the rooms. The bed is one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in.
The Rooftop Pool is also phenomenal. The view is awesome and they have very comfortable chairs to lay out on.
I would highly recommed staying at this hotel. You will not be dissappoined.
The only place to stayfrom mtmksm
My official Miami hotel is nowThe Strandfrom copperbus
When we arrived, we were treated like royalty; from our check-in, throughout our stay, until unfortunately we had to leave. Everyone, and I mean everyone representing The Strand, gave us quality service that was unsurpassed. From my experience, I know people can be trained in customer service, but these individuals took it to the next level. You would think they actually had stock in the Strand.
The front desk is in a small area, but do not be deceived, the rooms are wonderful. They have spared no expense, with all the latest conveniences in the kitchen and bathrooms. The deco is Miami retro-classic with a modern flavor. Anything you've read about the pool and scenery does not do it justice. Parking is $35.00 a day, but if you pay in advance, it is $25.00, and it's door-to -door service.
Whatever problems the Strand had during their opening, they have ironed out. We were so happy during our stay; we gave Charlene flowers in appreciation of the service we received. Whatever your venue or reason for visiting South Beach, Miami, the Strand should be your hotel of choice. The location is great, right in the middle of South Beach, and in walking distance to everything. So with or without a car, you'll have a great time there. The Strand is quickly becoming, if not already, one of the paramount hotels in South Beach; the big boys better watch out.
Although the overall quality is top flight, it is not a stuffy hotel catering to snobs. Please let your hair down, this is South Beach. When I return to Miami, the Strand will always be our official Hotel...
Loved The Strand!from mama924
This hotel consists of four low rise buildings. The main building is at 1052 Ocean Drive. The reception area entrance is on the left side of the building toward the back. The front of the building will be a gift shop, restaurant (Cheeburger Cheeburger) and a bar when complete. We got to the hotel at noon and I was worried that since check in was at 3pm we might have to wait. Not so. Charlene (I think that was her name, I apologize if I'm wrong) was ready to hand me a key. I had informed her that I requested via email to Cynthia, the manager, who responded the very next day, that I perfer a room in the same building where the pool is since a previous reviewer stated there was no bathroom by the pool. She said no problem however, she did inform me that there is indeed a pool bathroom. It is one flight down on the fifth floor. I then told her I was celebrating my anniversary. She congratulated me. When I got to my room, I was upgraded from junior suite ocean view to a one bedroom suite ocean view. Absoutely awesome! The room was of very nice size with a separate bedroom, a really comfy bed with a down comforter and high tread count sheets. As a previous reviewer stated, there are no drawers but there were many hangers and what I didn't hang I folded either on top of the closet shelf or on top of the safe at the bottom of the closet. The bathroom had a tub large enough for both me and the hubby :-) and you can access the bathroom from either the foyer or bedroom. The living room had a desk, sofa which slides out for use to sleep and a nice size club chair and cocktail table. The kitchen had a double burner stove, a full size fridge, a coffee maker, a dishwasher and all the utencils and dishes needed. Even a corkscrew which was great since I forgot mine! The decor reminded me of a Pottery Barn/Crate n Barrell type decor. Very cool. The balcony was large which you can access from the living room or bedroom. There were no chairs on the balcony but we called housekeeping and they brought us a few folding chairs. The room was very clean. There were no towels in the bathroom so when I went down to reception and told the gentleman at the desk and he apologized and immediately sent a girl with enough towels to last me my entire stay and then some. Thank you. He was a very nice young man from Cancun. Every staff or person I encountered at the Strand was professional and courteous and couldn't be more helpful.
The pool is awesome. The view from the rooftop pool is incredible. You can see right to the ocean. You can step down about 4 steps and watch the people walk by Ocean Drive. The pool isn't huge. Maybe 20 feet long by 8 feet wide and up to 4 feet deep. But it was perfect for refreshing yourself from the hot Florida sun. There are 16 lounge beds, 4 tables with chairs around then a few funky shaped chairs to sit and chat in. If your room doesn't have a balcony this is a perfect alternative to one. It is open till 10 pm so you can go up and have a bottle of wine and watch the people walk by Ocean Drive.
I will definitely be returning to The Strand Ocean Drive and I can't wait!
Excellent. Perfect Location. Heart of the action/relaxationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Miami Beach
Restaurants We used Zagats to find restaurants and had great luck. Also try the Pelican down the street for breakfast or lunch - both were great.
Caffe Milano We had lunch here and were incredibly disappointed with the food. The worst Ahi Tuna ever. Way over priced!
Dolphin Mall Dolphin Mall is a great place to shop. Its basically a huge outlet mall with lots of great items at great prices. Best of all they offer a $5 shuttle bus which picks up and drops off at various locations downtown Miami.
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- Address: 1052 Ocean Drive - Miami Beach - Florida - 33139 - United States
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