Surfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, is near Duck Tours Miami, New World Symphony, Bass Museum of Art, and GoCar Tours Miami.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsSurfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel Miami Beach

          Reviewed by clgs

          Great choice ... A little noisy

          Reviewed Jun 7, 2013
          by (23 reviews) Melbourne , Australia Flag of Australia

          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

          Great Location, Good Price, But small rooms


          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.

          Beware, not to go to the Delano portion of the beach which is right next to the Doubletree if you do not want to spend money. The Delano was going to charge us $20 for an umbrella, and $10 for a chair until we realized that the section was for Delano guest. The beach is very clean and beautiful, unless it is windy. Certain days the shore was free of seaweed, other times , it had a lot of seaweed, it depends on the wind, but they clean up every morning, so get there early to enjoy the seaweed free shore. The water is the clearest I have seen in the US, then again , I am from Jersey. The only problem I had with the hotel is that the rooms are very small. We had a double NS room, and thank goodness there was only two of us. The lady at the front desk says that that was the avarage size of a standard room in South Beach because most of the hotels there are historical, and have just been restored, not modified too much. So if you have four in a room , and do not mind being a little tight to save money, and are going to be out of the room most of the time, go for it. But if you do not like being tight in a room with 4 people, better get two rooms, unless it is two adults, two children in your group. Once again, the staff is great, especially Maggie. One last thing, if you book an Oceanfront room, only certain rooms have balconies, and the building is only a few storeid high, so overlooking the sea may be difficult. Overall, the hotel is GOOD!!! I'll be back!!

          Great Hotel


          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.

          Highly recommended!


          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.

          it is family friendly and also romantic. the staff are friendly and nice. if you feel like fancy drinks and food, walk in to the next door Nobu (at National hotel), Blue Sea(Delano), the National hotel has the most beautiful pool, have a drink at its bar and take pictures. others like Raleigh, Roney Palace, or hotels on Ocean Drive, i find them far overrated. Collins Ave is better than Ocean Drive. For first time travellers, take the Tri-county Airport express from Fort Lauderdale Airport to any hotel for only $15 one trip per person. check their website. FLL is better than MIA in term of its system, less confusing and less expensive fare too. i definitely go back to Doubletree Surfcomber again.

          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.

          Value Hotel


          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)

          Comfortable rooms, nice enviroment, Art Deco-located... Great value for money


          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.

          Surfcomber Doubletree


          Doubletree Surfcomber is owned by Hilton and is located in the 1700

          block of Collins on the beach. It was alittle more expensive than I

          generally pay but it included complimentary chairs, umbrellas, and

          towels and the beach(generally a $27.00 p.p. per day extra)The staff

          was friendly and the housekepping, bellperson and concierge were always

          present and visable. The hotel was sold out for Winterparty Week -

          March 2003. My only complaint was the restaurant by the pool

          -overpriced and slow. Breakfast and Lunch at the News Cafe on Ocan

          Drive is always good and reasonable. Great people watching as

          well.Miami Beach has changed over the last two years. There was once a

          single police car on the beach between 5th and 14th, now there is now a

          dozen. Groups of men in jeans, colors, jackets and hats form groups

          along Ocean Drive.(it was 90 degrees) Anyone in jeans in that tempature

          should have been arrested for being an idiot! Kendall has moved into

          South Beach and its a shame.....Take cabs if only just a few blocks,

          crime has increased. Travel in groups when possible. Stick to Lincoln

          Road for shopping. Sushi Siam on Lincoln was worth the trip and packed

          for dinner. I prefer major hotels for early evening cocktails like the

          Delano(upscale) or the Clevelander(off the beach in shorts)It might be

          time to consider vacationing North in Fort Lauderdale. Not a very

          young, hip, attractive crowd but safer. That will be the new spot again

          in years to come(just wait twenty years everything comes back in style)

          Contact me via e*mail if you have any comments, concerns or questions

          regarding DumpBeach.

          Very good value


          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).

          TripAdvisor Reviews Surfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel Miami Beach

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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