Cavalier South Beach

Address: 1320 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, United States | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, is near Collins Avenue, World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM), 8th Street Designer District, and Mac's Club Deuce.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Cavalier South Beach Miami Beach

    Buyer Beware


    From the weekend of 8/22/03-8/25/03. The following is a true story:Friday 8/22 5:00 Checked in at front desk. Decor was cool.5:10 Entered 10x12 (maybe?) room to a muggy 80 degrees. Ashes in the ashtray in this "Non-smoking" room. Tried to turn thermostat down, the dial on the thermostat was not even attached, and fell to the floor.5:12 Addressed heat situation with front desk - "It is all central air and cannot be controlled individually. Nothing we can do."5:15 Back in room; checked out Lilliputian bathroom, the "Hot" water knob broken and inoperable.5:17 Turned back the comforter to reveal hair and makeup on the pillowcase.5:25 Checked out.Perhaps this was an "off" day for them, but if you want clean and comfortable, keep looking.

    Great place...highly recommend!


    My friend and I spent 9 days at this fabulous hotel. The location is spectacular, located right on Ocean Drive and the front desk staff is very friendly and helpful. Furthermore, although the rooms aren't extremely large, they range the standard room size and are tastefully appointed. I am going back again this year and am greatly looking forward to my stay! :-)

    The Best of SOBE


    Great Location, in the heart of South Beach, Friendly Staff. You'll get more than you pay for. The front desk guy (pablo), is the funniest guy in Miami.

    What a gem


    the cavalier hotel is really a gem in the heart of south beach. I was reading the reviews and was really hesitant on booking a room here but the price was tooo good ( you feel me).the standard rooms are small but very hip and i was really feeling the decor.From the moment i arrived the front desk recieved me with a warm smile and were very attentive.Their frontdesk/concierge staff really went out of their way to make my vacation a memorable one.My hat goes off to (julio) who was able to provide me with everything from a bobby pin to dinner reservations......will return soon03/15/03

    Location Location


    Location is everything! A stone's throw from the New Cafe and the former Versace mansion. The surrounding hotels are very swanky, this is a little, reasonably priced gem. Nice amenities in the room and a warm, helpful staff. Would definitely go back.

    Ocean Drive... YEAH BABY


    Well... the hotel REALLY hooked me up! The desk person asked if I would like to be upgrade and did it for me at no charge. They are so friendly... everynight I was asked if I wanted reservations for dinner and even put me on VIP lists at all the hotspots.

    The Customer is Always Wrong!


    Where do we start with this hotel NIGHTMARE? The front desk clerk (very unhappy with his job) scolded us for having two different names on our reservation. We had booked through a hotel reservation network instead of calling the hotel directly and this was rocket science. The second night, after forseeing a problem with my girlfriend having one nights room charge on her credit card and the second night on mine, we went to the front desk to ensure there would be no issue with "not checking out". After being told that this was no problem (Yeah right!), we received two phone calls at THREE IN THE MORNING inquiring why we had never checked out of our room! I would not even recommend my worst enemy to stay in this hotel!

    Don't be fooled!


    I went there with great expectations after booking my stay at the Cavalier Hotel. The Cavalier that promised a fitness room, minibar in room, Bar/Lounge, babysitting service, ect. - there was nothing! The place is dark and creepy - scarry! The room was as big as a shoe box and of course, no minibar...and no dressers, just small and cramped! As far as all the other amenities go...there was nothing, no gym, no bar/lounge, no babysitting service - nothing! I stayed for about 15 minuted and realized I did not want ot spend my vacation there. I immediately went downstairs to talk to the front desk, told them about the false advertising, and still had a hard time trying to get my money a matter of fact, I am still at this a month after my vacation!! While the gentleman at the front desk was very amiable and understanding, the manager, Claudia, was the rudest I have ever come into contact with. I have contacted her many times via fax and phone trying to get the credit back on my credit card as promised by her once I showed proof of the false advertising, but she has yet to comply. This place and more so the servise had been so discomforting that I have even contacted the Better Business Bureau!

    take my advice and DON'T BE FOOLED!!

    Investigate other Hotels First!


    The hotel was previously run by Island Outpost and still keeps items around to remind people of that fact. But I'm sure it's gone down the hill since then.

    I had a problem with the door key working and the hotel staff seemed incompetant and unwilling to remedy the problem fully. They didn't even offer to put me in a different room to solve the problem. It was a very frustrating situation. I guess they are reasonably priced for a reason - you get what you pay for.

    I will say that the location is great, and Julio was the only person on staff that appeared to care - somewhat. I would highly recommend you investigate other hotels before you choose this trap.

    Nice place - great location


    This hotel is nice - small, but clean and well-managed, with a trendy art-deco look, and in an excellent location on Ocean Drive - just a few hundred yards from the beach.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Cavalier South Beach Miami Beach

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair

    Travel Blogs from Miami Beach

    SoBe It

    A travel blog entry by mothman on Nov 01, 2014

    ... Next day up for checkout and then bus to Downtown, then a couple of free trollies which eventually made it to the Port of Miami. It was a bit of a convoluted route, so I would probably recommend getting the bus to downtown and then a taxi if doing this again in this direction.

    In for our Royal Carribean 4 night cruise, checked out the ship, played some BBall, had nice food, weather still not great (cold front).


    Day 2

    A travel blog entry by johnandmarleah on Sep 23, 2014

    16 photos

    ... br> maybe some risotto and pasta too. The walk back to our hotel was fun, we
    spent time looking at the many Art Deco apartment buildings. Miami at
    night is so beautiful and really different than Miami during the day.
    It's really euro-feeling here, lots of languages all the time and it's
    surprisingly easy to forget where you are! France??

    P.S. We got back to our hotel right before the evening deluge, AGAIN, because we're rain ...

    I'm in McDonalds, Bitch

    A travel blog entry by doove on May 01, 2014

    76 photos

    ... head the entire time.

    I was a bit all over the place when I arrived to be honest – the flight was at 2am getting me in around 5, so as well as the lack of sleep it was also quite the culture shock to be back in the States after 8 months of fried chicken and poo beans.

    First challenge was clearing customs, standing in line for about 2 hours watching all these cheesey videos of how they Pledge to do everything – ok how about you pledge to hurry up. ...

    Sunshine and Surf... Miami.

    A travel blog entry by bradndad2014 on May 01, 2014

    4 photos

    Leaving Tallahassee after breakfast, we headed for Jacksonville. About a 2.5 hour drive, our plan was to hit the coastal highway and work our way down to Miami. Brad assumed the usual position for the drive, and before he knew it, we were in Daytona Beach, south of Jacksonville.
    Stopping across the road from a Golf Car dealer, we decided to have a wander through the lot.
    Heading South a short while ...

    Last night.

    A travel blog entry by mike-z on Nov 07, 2013

    2 comments, 4 photos

    ... different groups from 8.15 pm right thro' till 2am. All Latin American, Salsa- type music, everyone there just wants to dance, amazing !! By 11pm I decided to call it quits, as up early tomorrow & on the go till about same time tomorrow night. Took the pic's with my mobile, so will try & sync it with my IPad, & will send (if I can.) Here are some taken on Miami Beach in the meantime. Last photo was taken this morning at Hollywood Beach, approx 5 km from Fort ...