Crest Hotel Suites
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We booked a car online overnight for 8am from Hertz Onsite at the hotel, we checked out and were waiting and the guy told us he had no cars!! He wasn't very helpful at all. We organized with concierge to get a car from another company so we didn't get on the road until 9.30. After added costs of a taxi there as well! Not the best start to the day. …
Made it to Miami Yay, two days after I left Hobart I've finally arrived at my destination! Of course, the beautiful, arty hotel I'd booked at South Beach, Miami (complete with meal package and a night planned at the famous Mango Club) had to be cancelled (nonrefundable) in lieu of an evening of disappointment near Melbourne airport - but that's all part of travelling. Finally at the Port of Miami, checked my now colourless black suitcase in, and waited ...
... time we got in a line it was much shorter by the time we got to the end of it.
As we were crossing the gangway to get on the boat, I realized that two years is about the right amount of time between cruises. I was actually excited to get on the boat and have it be home for the next week. And thankfully we could go straight to our room. Which was awesome. We’d gotten a great deal when we booked, and so we got a balcony room for the same price we’ve paid for ...
... and bars along the beach were all full, and even had semi-naked dancers outside! We also drove past the diner where Will Smith filmed the video for his song “Miami”.
Monday was our last day in Miami, and we headed downtown to see the Miami Heat parade. The Miami Heat is Miami’s basketball team, and they had won the Championship the day we had arrived. To celebrate, several blocks downtown were closed off so that they could ...
... As soon as we started looking, there was a croc swimming down the through the other side of the marina to where the Manatees were. It was the first croc I’d ever seen and he was fairly big, approx, 3m. It had turned into an amazing day of firsts. I’ve mentioned in my previous posts that I’m a bit of a wildlife buff and when you get to see different amazing creatures it really makes you appreciate the world we live in.
I had an absolute fantastic last day ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crest Hotel Suites Miami Beach
My wife and I stayed at the Crest twice last week (broken up by a trip elsewhere). I choose there based on the reviews I read on this site, the location (near the beach, but not in the middle of the loud party scene), and the prices. It pretty much held true. Both times the rooms were very clean, stylish though with little frills. On the plus side, we were charged $105/night the first stay, and $95/night the second. I had called the front desk, and they told me to book online, because the price was much cheaper- a bit of honesty that I appreciated. The rooms were spotless, and housecleaning was excellent. We were very close to Lincoln Road and the beaches, and felt like we had privacy and quiet when we wanted.
Great stay before a cruise
We stayed at the Crest before a cruise in March. Location was great-1 block from Collins ave, 2 blocks to beach and 1 block to Lincoln Ave and all the shops and restaurants. Very clean hotel. Small pool (unheated) in front screened nicely from street. The pool is in the sun in the am, most of the pool area is in shade during the afternoon.
Staff were not overly helpful, but friendlyand never rude. Never ate in the little cafe. Room small, very clean; beds comfortable. We paid $135/night , which for the location didn't seem too bad for a clean safe, comfortable room. We would stay there again.
No Problems Here!
We stayed here for two nights and couldn't be happier. Clean, simple rooms, close to the beach and shopping. They seem recently redone. The desk folks were friendly on our visit. When we arrived, there was a problem with our toilet. A man was up within 10 minutes of our call, and problem solved. Late arrival, no problem. We checked out at 11:58am, no problem.If I'm in Miami again, this is where I'm staying.
Despite its architectural beauty, cleanliness and central location in South Beach, the Crest Hotel Suites has some of the worst service I have ever encountered. I stayed here during high season in March 2004 with three friends, and all four of us individually encountered inexcusable rudeness, apathy and incompetence on the part of the staff.Incident #1: At breakfast one morning in the hotel's outdoor cafe, our waiter essentially forgot about us midway through our meal.
The Crest- Just Right for a laid back vacation
The Crest Hotel was a great bargain....as we received a rate of $130.00 by calling the hotel directly. Our room was huge and immaculate with, a lovely stainless steel kitchen that came in handy for leftovers or cold drinks. It is right off of Lincoln Road (albeit the seedy end) and one block from a great strectch of beach at the new Ritz, Loewes, etc. The hotel staff is very helpful, if not overly laid-back, and the overall feeling of this place is great. My one suggestion would be to request a room that is not overlooking the alley between the hotel and the Albion Hotel. It is noisy at night and some suspicious things seem to be going on there. Other than that, I would definitely stay here again...as the price, location and great restaurant can't be beat.
Crest Hotel and Suites
We found the Crest Hotel to be an excellent value. Rooms were clean (we had a "suite"-really a large room divided by an armoire with a full kitchen). Staff was friendly and helpful with good suggestions on restaurants, etc. The street the hotel is located on is fairly quiet and our room at the back-on an alley-was not overly noisy. There is a small pool and a restaurant that serves good, inexpensive breakfast and lunch. Location was perfect for Lincoln road and sobe activities and the beach is a block away. Check the hotel's website for money saving packages (our romm was $146 a night)
We stayed at the Crest Hotel Suites Feb. 21-25. Good points: stayed in a queen studio suite, which was very nice. (Would have been nicer if they supplied coffee for the coffeemaker). The location was great to get to Lincoln Rd. The pool was nice, too, although the water was very cold because there's not aftenoon sun on it. Negative points: A little inconvenient to get to the beach. Also, we booked an online special- get the fourth night free- but were charged full price for all four nights and the desk clerk insisted he didn't know of any online special until he placed a phone call that apparently set him straight and he adjusted our bill. The room was $165 a night with taxes (not a great bargain), but it was nice. I don't think I would stay here again, but mostly because I think I like to be closer to Ocean Drive as well as Lincoln Rd. Overall, it was very clean and if you get a discount it would be worth it.
Above average accomodations for the cost!
Stayed at the Crest hotel & Suites in Jan. 2004. Very clean, not too crowded, excellent location. Great for the budget traveler!
Great for the $$$
I've stayed at many different places in South Beach, and for the money, this place is one of the best. The location is awesome, right off Lincoln Road and easily walkable to the "heart" of things. It's not quite as wild and crazy up at this end of South Beach, but that can be a good thing. The rooms here are fairly small (very common down here), but clean (somewhat uncommon). Even the restaurant here is good and cheap for breakfast or lunch. Another plus, the Crest is very close to the Delano and Shore Club for some very upscale socializing!