Crescent Resort On South Beach
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Very nice, not perfect
The location of this hotel is very good. It is between 14th and 15th on Ocean Drive. None of the hotels on Ocean Drive are directly on the ocean, however, until you go south of 5th. To get to the ocean from the Crescent you have to cross Ocean Drive itself (just 2 lanes but usually busy), go through a park and there it is. In all it is about a 2-minute walk, but ocean view usually means park view with glimpse of the ocean in the distance.
First the good. I got a 1-bedroom suite. The room was lovely, with a very comfortable, snuggly bed, whirlpool tub, TVs in bedroom and living room. Very small rooms, but really quite comfortable for 1 or 2 people. It had a full kitchen, CD player, and lovely movie poster above the bed. Staff was fine, not friendly but certainly not unfriendly. Restaurants are nearby and plentiful. Our room was reasonably well soundproofed against the Ocean Drive car and pedestrian traffic and the busy restaurant next door, as long as I kept the A/C on for additional white noise. I slept well. There is a nice little porch on the front of the hotel facing the sidewalk, on which I could sit, smoke, people-watch, or wait for my ride.
One not so good aspect was that there is no pool. Actually you can use the pool at the Betsy Ross a few doors down (both hotels are Hilton properties), but that pool is tiny and mostly shaded. You have to sign out a key from the desk clerk, check out towels from lockers in the basement, and return the towels to the same lockers. You then return the key to the front desk clerk. You do this every day you want a beach towel. One day the desk clerk said I hadn't returned the key from the day before, but of course I had. He didn't charge me for the key, so it was really no big deal but just a small hassle. There are no amenities like beach chairs. There is no restaurant or bar. I guess they assume you can prepare your own food and drinks in your kitchen, and as I said, there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. And the lack of both probably keeps the building a bit quieter. Cleaning staff was very very nice, but didn't clean the room until quite late in the day, even though the hotel was rather empty and they might have seen me leaving every day at the same time in the morning. Again, no biggie, just enough to give the hotel less than an excellent rating from me.
Bottom line: I go to South Beach a lot, and so will probably stay at the Crescent in the future. I will try another hotel or two, however, in the meantime. The Crescent is very nice, but I'm still looking for my favorite.
First of all, let me tell you how CLEAN this place smelled and looked when I walked in!! Check in was fast and easy. The clerk Eva was the BEST!! When we went into our room it looks just like the picture and I'm not just saying that, it really does. The room was full of light and spacious. The rooms all have jetted tubs and the toilet has it's own section in the bathroom. The kitchenette has all of the supplies you need all the way down to a cork remover. The only negative thing, if anything I could say is that the spring on the sofa bed was broke and we didn't find out until late at night and as soon as we told them they switched our room and gave us a 2 bedroom!! So, it was nothing negative and I'm hard to please! Believe me!! This place is the best and the location was excellent. It's right on the strip where everything is happening. The beach is directly across the street. When I go back I will definetly stay here again. I was really happy with my choice. This is the place to be if your looking for a reasonable rate, clean enivroment and fast service.
A romantic place to be
crescent hotel was very nice i was there from the ending of july into aug with my honey.it is quite, the room is nice the bathroom nice u have a jacuzzi in it.u can go on the roof top and se a nice view, u can see the beach from there.and also has a jacuzzi out there it is very romantic.there is no food service,but there is alot of restaurant all over u can never go hungry.the people who r there r very nice and they help u save alot of money.u will love trust me.
LOVED IT!!! This place was top-notch from start to finish. BEAUTIFUL rooms--every detail you can think of while being in a hotel is accounted for in this place! We stayed in May after returning from Jamaica. Clean lines, all amenities, spacious. the ONLY downers: the views are not great from non-ocean view rooms. No pool, and no restaurant. But who CARES about those minor details when in SoBe??? This place is a class act!
after weeks of stress looking for the right hotel, we picked the crescent. we were extremely happy with our choice. the hotel is very clean and the staff is extremely nice. i would definitely recommend this hotel.
Luxurious rooms, friendly & helpful staff, great amenities & fantastic location!
I'm usually wary of boutique hotels because you never know what kind of an experience you'll get, so you'll understand why I was very pleasantly surprised to find that my stay at Crescent Suites in June 2004 was luxurious, comfortable, enjoyable, and stress-free. We had originally booked a one-bedroom suite for $149/night but upgraded to a two-bedroom suite for only an additional $50/night! For $199/night, we got two bedrooms (each with a king-sized bed), two full bathrooms, a living room with pull-out sofa that turned into a queen-sized bed, and a fully-furnished kitchen -- a fantastic deal! There is a full closet in the living room next to the sofa, a CD player in the master bedroom, and the place was stocked with Neutrogena bath products. The kitchen had a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and an electric stove (with two burners). We had four place settings -- dinner plates, salad bowls, glasses, wine glasses, eating utensils, you name it -- not to mention pots and pans, baking ware, and a complete set of cooking and baking utensils. I really did not expect all this. It was like renting somebody's house! Having all this at your fingertips made it easy to save money -- you could just cook meals instead of having to eat out all the time. Each bedroom had its own bathroom and television, and there is another television in the living room/kitchen area (above the bar/counter which serves as the dining area). The rooms were very nicely appointed -- trendy but had a touch of nostalgia (the master bedroom had a huge picture of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly from Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief" hanging above it), modern but not antiseptic. Did I mention that the oversized bathtubs had spa whirlpool jets?
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful -- quick to make dinner reservations for you, happy to print out a Mapquest route so that you know where you're going, and generous with recommendations be it dining, sightseeing, shopping, or clubbing.
The location was perfect -- it's on Ocean Drive in South Beach (which is the street right in front of the water) and the cross street is 14th, making it ideal for anyone who's looking for a good time in Miami. Most of the "hip" clubs and restaurants are on either Ocean Drive or Collins Avenue (one street west of Ocean) between 1st and 18th streets.
There is a rooftop jacuzzi which provides an amazing view of the ocean. I only wish the hotel had a pool, but no matter -- the beach is right across the street so who needs a pool? There is no room service, but the Front Porch Cafe, which is right next door, serves great food. Valet parking was $16/day, which was worth it because looking for parking on Ocean Drive is a pain.
All in all, Crescent Suites was a fantastic value and I highly recommend it. The pictures on TripAdvisor.com and Crescent Suites' website (www.crescentsuites.com) don't do the hotel justice -- the hotel and rooms are actually much nicer in person. Look no further for accommodations on South Beach. When I go back to Miami, I know exactly where I'll be staying.
Hotel staff is great, very comforting and willing to make you happy. Rooms are very nice and have everything you need.
Fabulous hotel - totally worth it
After days and weeks of thorough hotel research for my south beach vacation, I've finally decided on Crescent and oh how incredibly happy I was with my choice. They have an excellent staff, great location and beautifully decorated rooms (the beds are amazingly comfortable). I'll definitely be coming back and will recommend this place to friends/family.
Loved it, very clean and quiet. Staff is fantastic! An all around good hotel! Not one complaint!
This is a wonderful hotel. Full service, beautfully decorated, quiet, and chic. No restaurant but thats not a problem. I would without a doubt stay here again. Excellent
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