Solara Surfside Resort

Address: 8801 Collins Avenue, Surfside, Florida, 33154, United States | 3 star hotel
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Miami Beach area of Surfside, is near Haulover Beach Park, Bal Harbour Shops, Bal Harbour Beach, and Infinity Bus Lines & Tours.
Map this hotel

Description

Photos of Solara Surfside Resort

    View all photos
         

      Historical Traveler Reviews Solara Surfside Resort

      Fantastic!

      from

      We have just returned from a one-week stay at the Solara Surfside. We were booked into a one bedroom unit, and were disappointed to be put into a studio unit that was nice, but very small. We asked to be moved to a one bedroom and were told we would have to wait a few days to give additional time for some of the reservations who hadn't shown for their check-in date the day before to arrive. We asked again the next morning, and the front desk clerk was very accomodating, and actually moved us to a two bedroom unit which was very spacious and comfortable. Other than that initial bump, the remainder of our stay was worry-free and very enjoyable. The beach in front of the hotel is absolutely incredible!! Nothing but soft sand, and turquoise water! We loved being close enough to our hotel to be able to run back to the room for snacks or to use the bathroom. Nice touch was the complimentary washers and dryers on floors 3, 5, and 7 of the hotel. Take some laundry soap with you (or buy it at the front desk) and it is so nice to be able to wash wet swimsuits daily. The hotel is very well run and maintained. We will definitely return again to this lovely hotel.

      I love it there

      from

      the people that work there are great and the place is so0o0o0o nice!!!

      Never again!

      from

      Our experience was NOT good. The rooms were nice - big and clean, and the beach was nice, but that's where the positive experience ends. As we checked in, we noticed a large hole in the ceiling outside of our room catching water that was dripping through a plastic sheet into a 30-gallon garbage can. At one point the plastic fell so the water was dripping all over the carpeting making a huge puddle in the hallway. We called the front desk to advise them of this and they attempted to reattach the wet plastic to the ceiling with duct tape. At 7pm on the day we checked in, we noticed our room was not cooling off, so we called the front desk. The desk attendent instructed us to "wait longer". I told him we had turned down the thermostat at 4pm when we had checked in. He asked us to wait longer. At 8:30pm I called again, as the room was still warm and the muggy. He asked us to wait longer, until I voiced frustration when he sent the maintenance man up. The maintenance man put his hand in front of the air vent and claimed it should be working - and it would "take time". By 10:30, when I called the desk again, not only was I sweating from the heat, I was very angry. The man at the desk finally agreed to give us another room for one night, "after they made sure it was clean". So at 11:15pm, we moved into a cooler room, which was great - and overdue!! Unfortunately, the minute we turned off the light and put our heads to our pillows, the smoke alarm started to beep as the battery was going dead. We called the front desk (again) who sent Security up to "fix" the problem. After my husband showed Security how to get the battery out, we were told that would fix the problem. The alarm continued to beep every 30 seconds. I called the front desk (again) and once again was told to wait it out. By now it was well after midnight and I did not want to hear we would have to wait, so they sent Security up again who had removed a battery from another room to replace the one in our room. The following morning we complained about our original warm room again - and someone came up and added freon to the air conditioner. He claimed it would be working soon. By 8pm that night, we gave up. We opened the windows for a warm breeze and sweat the night out. It was ridiculous. The other complaint would be that the activity schedule was not accurate - and it had different times posted in different locations - and activities did not occur at the posted times. We were not impressed and will not return nor recommend this hotel. I'm fairly confident that the garbage can full of water is still overflowing in the hallway.........

      A great place to stay!!!

      from

      My fiance and I stayed here from 060405-061105 and had a great experience. We were RCI (timeshare) exchangers and were pleasantly surprised at how non-aggressive the sales rep was when we declinded to attend the "sales" meeting. Asides from the weather not being the greatest, we loved being right on the beach and close to some great shopping areas. The solara is one of the only beach resorts I ever stayed at that offered FREE beach recliners, which was a big plus. The staff was AMAZING.... everyone was friendly, especially the valet, who was sincere and never once lingered for a tip. A few nights we had problems with a group of people eating and getting drunk in the spa for over three hours at a time (past the 15min limit) and the night manager handled the situation fairly and professionally. I would definately stay there again, it was a fuss-free, no worries vacation at the Solara...

      A #1 Choice in North Miami Beach

      from

      Within 50 yards of the beach, with wonderful amenities including free cabanas and towels! Only minor downside was when we were approached to be part of a timeshare sales presentation. But once we graciously declined, it was never an issue again. We stayed a week in mid-May '05 and will definitely return. Within walking distance of the Town of Surfside, Publix grocery, and a wonderful Jewish bakery that specializes in morning pastries! And @ $120 a night for three adults - it was a steal!

      Solara was great

      from

      My husband and I went to Surfside Floridia and stayed at the Solara for our honeymoon. We were promised an ocean view, which we did not recieve, we had a view of another condo next door. Otherwise this hotel was excellent. Right on the beach! The hotel staff was excellent, especially the valet drivers! Word of advise, you need to rent a car if you stay at this hotel! There is not that much around, but there is a few miles away. I would definently stay at the Solara if I were to come back to Surfside again.

      Solara Surfside was great!

      from

      I just returned from the Solara Surfside and I enjoyed it very much! So much so that I don't want to write a good review--stay away! The condos were huge and immaculate, and the resort is right on the beach. Only downsides are that I'm not sure it's great for kids, as there is a game room and activities, but the pool is small and deep.

      Pleasant surprise

      from

      Convenient location: beachfront, in walking distance to shops and restaurants, short drive to South Beach, 20 min. drive to Bayside Shops, short drive to Aventura Mall.

      Helpful and generally pleasant staff: One particularly pleasant front desk staff for whom I wrote a commendation for--everyone else kind enough and helpful. Front desk staff person responded quickly to my 11:30pm complaint about having difficulty pulling out the sofabed.

      Good array of amenities: Pool, 3 bar-b-que grills, shuffleboard, ping-pong, foozball, Sega dreamcast, board games, darts, social room, nice volleyball net, fitness room, hot tub, laundry, book with many menus from local restaurants at the front desk-very helpful, valet was cheaper than many other places ($2 per day for owners), only one other automatic cost-$2 per day for in-room safe

      Nice room: Stayed in a studio--modern furniture, full kitchen, spacious enough, retractable wall between dining room/living room and main bedroom, clean, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, dishwasher/microwave/oven/ stovetop/fridge/plenty of cabinet space/utensils/ blender/toaster/plates/tupperware...

      General comments: My guest and I had a very nice stay from 6/05/04 to 6/12/04. We really had no complaints, and were pleasantly surprised overall by the resort as we really didn't know what to expect. Good value.

      Great Service & Location!

      from

      We had a great time @ Solara Surfside. The service was great. All of the staff was very friendly & helpful. We will definitely stay at Solara Surfsideagain. The beach is just a short walk out the back of the hotel. Beach chair are available at the resort, so you don't have to rent them on the beach. The resort also supplies towels for the beach, pool, & hottub.Just a couple of block away from the beach is great shops & restaurants.

      Loved the beaches and downtown

      from

      The Bellman was very nice. I enjoyed the scence and the nearby down town on the bay. I will go bcak again and recommend this place.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Solara Surfside Resort

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
       

      Travel Blogs from Surfside

      Happy 10th Birthday Chris!

      A travel blog entry by a3dennert on Mar 01, 2015

      1 comment, 53 photos

      My little man celebrated his 10th birthday this year. He is a decade old already; wow!
      We rented a water slide and made use of the wave runner and our inflatable / towable rafts. About 15 kids in total were over this day, and I think it is fair to say that beside a water slide accident (two boys bumped into one another) that all the kids had a great time; especially my special little man.

      Happy 10th Birthday Christopher. I love you so much! Dad ...

      An impromptu evening in Miami

      A travel blog entry by kevinandjoan on Jan 09, 2015

      3 photos

      ... have to clear immigration if you are just in transit. In the US you have to clear immigration, pick up your bags, clear customs and then check your bags on to the next flight before clearing security and immigration again.

      Initially we had to clear some photographic based computer screening that wasn't working and therefore a lot (most) of the people had to queue to be done by a real person. Joan's clearance ...

      Check up time!

      A travel blog entry by ktchris on Dec 08, 2014

      ... over to a nearby library to use their internet and get some work done. South Miami is a pretty rich area with fancy shops and a nice main street so we walked around enjoying another sunny day. We packed a little lunch with us and sat in a park to enjoy our leftover frittata. We still had some time to kill so we made our way to Starbucks for a coffee and more free wifi. Our Westy was ready in the afternoon and we ...

      Home Again and Final Musings from The Road

      A travel blog entry by mrear99 on Aug 04, 2014

      9 comments, 6 photos

      ... exhortation than Grandpa stated in his lovely family reunion speech, “Don’t let this pass”. Whether it was Matt being part of the family reunion band with rhythm or Izze standing up on a long board in Santa Barbara for the first time (not technically part of the family reunion) there are memories for a lifetime.

      As we make the effort to come together regularly, every other year or so, we make a tribute to the lady who loved ...

      MIAMI... U S A !

      A travel blog entry by jjndotr on Jun 16, 2014

      7 photos

      Monday, 6/16/2014: Our Air Berlin flight out of Berlin was an hour late leaving this morning at 10:15 am, Berlin time. We flew for over 10 hours and finally got to Miami this afternoon at 3 PM, Miami time. Needless to say, we were both very ...