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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I called over 2 weeks in advance to ask if there was anything I needed to provide besides my ID and major credit card. When I got there, they charged me a surprise $200 security deposit, there was construction going on that started every morning at 8 AM. So me and my guest could not sleep in. There was no mention of "no hotel parking" on their website or when I called them. Hotel staff was rude and incompetent, they couldn't figure out how to get my room safe open, leaving my ipad locked in there for over a day. BEWARE OF THIS PLACE, THERE ARE MUCH BETTER PLACES IN SOUTH BEACH.
"Don't plan to get any sleep here"
Rude front desk staff, Loud music downstairs, Extremely terrible smell on 3rd floor coming off elevator (smelled like urine). Bathroom had 1 towel...we called to ask front staff to bring us a few more towels and they refused. Said we could have ONE more towel, but we would need to come get it downstairs. Bed had 2 pillows....we called to ask for 2 more pillows and they said we could have those...but they would not have pillow cases on them, so we declined. The larger African American woman working the night we stayed seemed annoyed that we were patrons at the hotel. She was very unfriendly. Our bathroom was strange...the shower tiles spelled "Feel Good"......however the 2 extremely low-pressure shower heads (rainshower) did not "feel good"....they felt more like someone pouring a flower watering can over my head. The hotel is apparently under construction...but that seems sketchy as the permits posted have dates from 2015 and there were no actual visible signs of current construction going on when I stayed there mid- week. The bar/restaurant downstairs is overly priced with terrible, loud music playing until 2am and you will get heckled by the poor English speaking servers to come spend your money there....EVERY time to enter or leave the hotel!!!! It's like they don't even look at your face to remember, "Oh yeah, I just asked the couple to come eat here like 5 minutes ago...they are staying at the hotel..." Made me feel like I was back in Mexico getting harassed by every vendor to come buy there stuff. I did not feel safe in this hotel. Parking was a joke too...$44/night. If this hotel was anywhere else other than South Beach Miami, it would be called a "DUMP", instead the location apparently allows us to refer to it as a "Boutique Hotel".
"Location1 Location! Location!"
We stayed in Room 501, great view from the balcony. Check in and accommodations by Keke were fantastic! She is very sweet, my mother and I appreciated her hospitality. The room is updated, great bathroom, bed is comfortable, no complaints. This is the perfect boutique style hotel. I would recommend this hotel for a busy weekend, and will return.
Nice room, loved the bathroom! Gave a 3/5 because the hotel is not sound proofed and there is a restaurant/bar downstairs that plays loud music and draws quite the crowd well after midnight. Was hard to sleep with all the noise and the light from the street coming in through the bathroom into the room. Very close to the beach; walk downstairs and cross the street.
"Beautiful Room, great location"
We stayed here for 2 nights before our cruise. The room was just lovely, the bathroom, to die for - total luxury. The lobby is still under construction, but we didn't actually see or hear any work being done, so no disturbance was made here. As other viewers have said about the noise, this is very true. Party central and very loud. The first night it rained really hard, so I think things finished up a lot earlier than normal. We were prepared for the noise, so didn't let this bother us. Another amazing thing, we were told, free phone calls to anywhere in the world, OMG are u for real, yes. We were able to call our family in New Zealand for free, this was for landlines only, but couldn't belive it. Highly recommend, just remember there will be noise. This was the cheapest accommodation I could find I South Beach, would stay again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM