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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The room had potential to be great, although all the doors to emergency exits were propped open and not locked. HUGE security risk. There was a lot of construction, so dust everywhere and all we had was a sheet on the bed. The room is very loud from nearby restaurants. The staff was extremely rude and unaccommodating when our room wasn't clean when we tried to check in. Not worth it.
"Under Construction, Loud, Hidden Fees (and be aware of the restaurant)"
Let's start with the positive - location, rooms. That's about it. I'm sure it would be a nice and cute little hotel only metres away from the beach and bars, but the construction noise rips you out of your sleep at 7 am. Furthermore, the music from the restaurant is also cranking until the early hours of the morning - even on weekdays. BE AWARE: When you eat/drink at the restaurant just in front of the hotel, make sure you really read the menu before ordering. When we ordered a Mojito and Bloody Mary we ended up with a fish-bowl sized cocktail setting us back US$80!!! They're not afraid to cash in on your ignorance.
"Not what was advertised!"
They said "includes breakfast", but it didn't. Only because we complained, did we get a refund of the "resort fee". Also, when we tried to check in at 5 PM, no one was at the desk, and we had to go beg for someone to help us. We were made to feel like we were inconveniencing them. Not enough towels in the bathroom, the TV was fuzzy and we had no one to complain to because we were told that they were "short-staffed". The hotel is under renovation, and they used that excuse at every turn. Not worth the cost.
Hotel is under a much needed refurbishment. Information on this was not provided on booking. We were given a newly refurbished room, nice and modern, but not quite finished, lacking several key items which were provided when asked for. No view from room, although promised, facing back alley. Breakfast available at restaurant on premises. Loud music from restaurant day and night and from other establishments in area.
"Nice location, under construction, very loud"
We stayed 2 nights. The hotel is awesome located close to the beach. Very friendly staff. 2 big disadvantages: first it is adjacent to a restaurant with very loud music until 4am. If you want to sleep before take care having ear buds with you. Second they are not done with construction. The rooms in general are nice. If you look at the details a lot of not working stuff, rusty screws, dirty windows, etc. In total for 2 days ok. If you stay out for party till dawn: perfect. Otherwise I would recommend to pick a different hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM