Surfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel
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So, after the excitement of the big red bus day we stayed close to home and explored the retail delights of South Beach. And under bright blue skies for the first time. Lincoln Mall is a long open air street which seems to serve as the main shopping street. Still recovering from dinner the night before so a light ice-cream lunch was in ordered, …
After examining all the options it seemed the best way to see the parts of Miami not on the South Beach/Miami Beach strip was to take the big red bus Beach and City tours. So after breakfast at the coffee shop du jour we boarded the big red bus and set forth. The first loop took us around the South Beach and Miami Beach areas where we saw the miles …
Well, it's like this ... We didn't do anything worth noting during the day. After sleeping late we walked two blocks to an espresso bar for breakfast and returned to the hotel to rest. Weather hot and humid. Later we walked down to the sea front Art Deco district for lunch ... Walked back. Hot!!!! Rest!!! Happy hour fortunately arrived at 5pm. …
So, first full day in South Beach which has to be, with all due respect to our Kiwi neighbours, the Art Deco capital of the world! Beautiful sunny day - until you walked outside and discovered that Miami has a similar climate to Singapore except maybe hotter! Anyway, eventually our glasses unfogged and we set off to walk along the beautiful, …
The sun appeared briefly in Key West to celebrate our departure as we took AA3567 from KW airport to MIA. Our bags beat us to the carousel - One World loyalty must mean something here - and in not too much time we were checking into the Surfcomber Hotel in South Beach. Lovely old hotel with swimming pool as well as direct beach access and …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSurfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel Miami Beach
Lovely small hotel with great facilities. Unfortunately our neighbours were a little noisy.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Surfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel Miami Beach
I recently visited South Beach with a family member, we had a great time. The hotel was very accomadating. The staff is very friendly, especially the ladies at the front desk from 3 to 11pm. They were very helpful when it came to telling us where to go for various types of music at clubs. The cookies they give you at check-in are great! I would stay here at this hotel again because of the location , the price, and the staff. The pool is nice and big, and pretty as well. The beach is just a short walk away, with free umbrellas and loungers.
My sister and I just returned from Miam. I must say we were very pleased with this hotel. It was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful and the location was great. We were there to party and the hotel provided free passes to certain nightclubs. I would definitely suggest this hotel to anyone who plans to travel to miami, fl anytime soon.
I just came back last night from South beach. i highly recommend this hotel to everyone going to there. it is located at the most convenient area in Art Deco district where it is on the same block as the most expensive hotels are ie. Delano, Roney Palace, Raleigh, W hotel (aka Ritz Plaza), the Royal Palm and the soon to be Ritz Calton. it is on the 17th Street and Collins Ave. just one block from Lincoln Road where you can find Siam Sushi, the famous gelato shop Gelateria Palamet, Yuca, and lots of restaurants and galleries, shops. the hotel has its own pool with lush settings and direct access to beach 24 hours a day.
Nice hotel for the price
Stayed at the Doubletree with some friends in June. The room was a little small for 4 women and lacked lighting. Other than that we were happy with it. The pool was nice and the beach access was right there!
The housekeeping staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was also good. I wuould definitly recommend this place to anyone visiting South Beach.
For the incredibly cheap AAA rate I got of $94 it met the expectations at that rate. However, I f I paid over $200 I would have *** up a storm over zero water pressure and lukewarm water. Bed's were nice, and had a good pool view. The pool was pretty good and the hotel had beach access and even beach cabanas which I weren't charged for. Overall, it's a great hotel for the price and location was great(two properties down from the Delano, Loews, and soon to be Ritz)
We went to Miami for a few days-off during mid may, and we stayed at the Surfcomber. We were aware about some not-so-good things quite common in Miami Beach Hotels. Our choice was this one, because we read no bad review about the hotel (see the rest of them), and we thought the location was excellent (as was the price, which included continental breakfast).And it has been a true pleasure. Our room was very comfortable, quiet and clean, with sensational giant beds the hotel lobby and the outside areas were absolutely wonderful (featuring a lovely pool surrounded by wonderful tropical palm trees, with direct access to the beach).Another great thing about this hotel is the (unusual) absence of hidden extra charges. You have to pay a daily 7 USD resort fee (which is quite cheap, considering you usually would have to pay 12 $ or so), and the usual stupid U.S taxes and charges for everything you buy/eat or whatever. Apart from that, you have no charges at all, but beware of the prices in the TERRAZO'S cafeteria (better use the place for the breakfast buffet and little more, because otherwise the prices are outrageous).Guests are welcomed with homemade delicious chocolate cookies, which is nice, and the hotel staff is kind (except some one or two pretty ignoring elements).I would highly recommend the Surfcomber if you are looking forward to spent some days in SoBe. The price is more than reasonable, the value for it is excellent, and rooms do not have musty smell (they really smell clean) as they seem to have in some other outrageously priced and bad located hotels (see Hilton Fontaineblau or Wyndham Miami Beach).Great location (in the Art Deco District), great areas and facilities, great beach, great times... I would repeat the experience again for sure
A little above average
Stayed here over Easter weekend. Considering the price (155/night) for a holiday weekend, it was pretty good. Pros - relatively quiet room (although that might not be true of all the rooms); good location with beach access, pool, relatively clean. Cons - front desk staff was friendly, but clueless about good restaurants and other concierge type services, poolside service was poor (long wait for food and drinks), small bathroom with weak water pressure; lounge hours inconsistent with those posted; and a VERY slow elevator. I wouldnt pay more than 150 for this place, unless its during peak period.
Doubletree Surfcomber is owned by Hilton and is located in the 1700
Stayed here for a few nights in Nov.Had initially booked into the Best Western Ocean Resort in Bal Harbour but after seeing how gloomy the whole place looked and the dead location we did not check in. Checked out a few hotels and Doubletree was good value ($98+tax on internet - Dtree web site). Rooms are OK -nothing amazing nd a ours was definitely bigger than one shown on web site. Super quiet, beds were fantastic and air con was not noisy - unlike lots of hotels we had seen and stayed at over the previous 3 weeks. Avoid any room facing out on to Collins though - this hotel has very few rooms like that unlike more illustrious neighbours where you would pay more than 2x for a room overlooking a pretty ordinary street). Corridors could do with a bit more regular cleaning and brightening up and front desk service was either good or can't be bothered. Cookies at reception are great. Would definitely recommend it as right on beach and close to everything (3 doors down from poncy Delanos and 1 block from Lincoln Rd).
Great place to stay in South Beach for the $$!
We looked everwhere for somewhere to stay in South Beach without spending $200+/night. The Doubletree was a GREAT value, and a really nice hotel. The rooms were small and very plain, and we had no view of anything but a wall, but the hotel common areas, grounds, pool, and beach were wonderful. It is in a great location (2 doors down from the Delano, in walking distance of Ocean Drive and Lincoln Mall). Beach chairs and ubmrellas were included in the price, and the service on the beach was GREAT. And the hotel didn't care that we brought our own beer to the pool! I highly recommend this hotel (just don't spend too much time in your room).