The Hotel Ocean is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Facing the Atlantic Ocean on South Beach’s famous Ocean Drive, this hotel is less than a 2-minute walk from the Art Deco Welcome Center. The Miami Beach Convention Center is just under a kilometer from the Ocean Hotel. Miami International Airport is within a 15-minute drive of the property.
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"Less than a star"
We booked from the net as the location is great and it was rated 7.2 good but on arrival and staying it was terrible and we stayed 6 bad nights as our booking was prepaid and none refundable and here are some of what we found 1-Entrance: through a long busy restaurant with loud music and dancing No one to help with the luggages 2-Reception: the hotel has two separate buildings the one on the left hand is an empty unattended reception area the so called reception at the right side building is tiny with furniture of a desk which is like the old school ones ( photos) 3-lifts one on each building which are very old the surprising thing that there are no regular stairs and they instructed us to use the fire exit if the elevator is not functioning 4-Rooms: they send us to 203 and it was a hell of noise from the music of the restaurant we could not sleep and asked for a change so we got 502 at the back which is less noisy but with very old furniture the rooms are spacious 5-False statements at their web site: TV is not connected to channels as no digital receiver nor adaptor and they say they are having problem with it No restaurant nor bar it is outside and not their property No sitting place inside the premise only two chairs in front of the old desk 6-Employees:they are doing their best but with no means The housekeeping is very good 7-urgent Suggestions: -Renovations in the reception -sound proof double glasses for the windows as the noise is unbearable -Renovations of the old rooms There are a lot to be done but these are the urgent ones It is a great location that should not be wasted
"Room in the back is great!"
Ocean drive during spring break... prepare for loudness. The hotel is in the middle of the party zone, so don't expect silence. However I had room 210 in the back and that was perfect. The 'garden' terrace is wonderful in the morning. And the ocean is superb!
As previously stated by other guests the hotel is currently under renovation. The reception is small and the poor staff on the front desk are working in a dark and dismal area. I hope when the work is finished they have a nicer area to welcome guests. The male receptionist on duty was very helpful and polite. The room was massive and the shower big enough for an all night party . The rooms are noisy but as we were so tired after a long flight we were not bothered. The room was clean, good A/C and nice toiletries provided. The Italian restaurant at the front was not the best experience. the staff were pushy and not the friendliest. They were more interested in getting you to buy from their buy one drink get one free. Ok so we were two couples ordered two large beers and two bottle beers . We expected to pay for one large beer and one bottle of beer as then we would get one free. Ohhhh no, we had to pay 80$ for the above drinks and then get the free drinks which we really didn't want. Crazy price for 2 draught beers and two bottles of beer plus the unwanted free beers. I think it was more the underhand way in which they get you to order without explaining first, but hey we were only there for one night and it is South Beach. Food was ok, again over priced, so rather than eat breakfast there the next morning we went to a very nice restaurant a few minutes walk away. Nice crisp table cloths, excellent breakfast, again not the cheapest but service was very good and we enjoyed the sunshine and people watching. I think the hotel was great for an over night, perfect for party youngsters who want a lively base in South Beach
"Not bad but not excellent"
Having been to sister hotel - Hotel Victor expected the same sort of standard. However this was not the case. They are currently in the process of renovations. The room we had was an unrenovated room. Bed was very uncomfortable, room very noisy. Stink odour wafted from wall into room. However staff friendly, location of hotel was great!
"South Beach Fun"
Although the lobby was under renovation during our one night stay prior to a cruise leaving Port Miami, the hotel was easy to find from the pics on the internet, and check-in/out was smooth. Don't expect a five star experience, that's not what this hotel is. It is a nice South Beach boutique hotel that is affordable and in the middle of it all. I would stay here again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM