The Tides South Beach
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... again without appreciating our "conveniences"! But I will always laud the Cuban spirit; the arts, food, music, dancing (the Havana Club special reserve rum, the handmade cigars). All of us on this Cuba experience really learned a lot--about our southern neighbor, about ourselves....Viva, Cuba! Viva, Jose! Viva, Road Scholar! Viva, The March 7-15 Krewe---we made quite a team!!!
... and tacos from the buffet. It did not take long before their debarkation number was called and they were off the boat by 10. After being processed through customs (Speck got a visa stamp for some reason, guess he is now legally in the country?) Speck helped get the bags to a landmark and went in search of the shuttle to take him back to where his car was hopefully still safely parked. No luck. He could not find his ride back to the car so he walked the mile or so ...
... I (TL) was anyway, and I'm sure I wasn't alone. We flagged down a car, and got one load back to the hotel, and me, Tina, Marty and the little ladies waited for another. I honestly don't know how long, but it was long, and we were happy to hit the bed. Tomorrow... pack up and see our new dwelling for the next 7 nights in the eastern Caribbean. Let's dooooo ...
... diverse range of people it is fun just sitting at a bar and people watching. If anyone had played Grand Theft Auto Vice City. That is exactly what Miami feels like minus all the gangs and shooting (from what we seen). Was great to see some more Aussies to have a good time with.
Keep it Real
Moons and Shell
PS if you read this Hilly, hope you have a great night Saturday and be sure to back it up the next day!
... Prince of Persia. It was really windy up there, but I can see why people would like MUTS. I think MUTS is fine if they keep it only at night--but I think on a ship the size of the Sea Princess, where there is only one main pool, it is intrusive during the day. For example, some days they showed soccer games during the day and it was hard to enjoy the pool. Maybe not as bad on the larger ships, but you have to remember that the smaller ships only have one large pool. My father ...
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We stayed At The Tides in late october 04. We called the hotel to see if we could check in at 11am instead of the 3pm check in time. They said that should be ok. We got there around 11am and the room was not quite ready. They gave us a free drink from the bar and we talk to the concierge for a while and our room was ready. The Room was very large and beautiful (flat screen tv) also had a ocean view(all do). The hotel employees were very nice. The hotel restaurant was great, but a little expensive($150. for 2 people). Once the doorman did not see us coming and walked away without opening the door for us( it was no big deal), but an employee saw it and bought us free drinks from the bar. The beach stuff was first class and free. there was a nice young girl who put a cover on the loungers for us. The Tides is not cheap, but if it is within your budget it is worth the extra you pay. Also, then location is great. We ask the maid to leave ice in our room every day and she did. She also left a lot of the bath stuff. (we gave her a few #/day) I can not think of even a small detail that was not perfect about this hotel. I don't think I we will ever stay anywhere else in SoBe.
Use it for business
Just stayed four nights at The Tides Hotel. I liked it. Nice room, nice view, friendly staff and ok service. But it's not the best ever hotel I've stayed in, and I'm glad I paid nowhere near their standard rate for the room.
I will recommend the hotel for business and a short vacation - but it's not a totally pampering place. I had breakfast on their sun terrace on morning.
I don't like having to pay $8 for water. That's what I asked for and they wipped out a liter of expensive bottled water. Why not just ask?
I just got back from 5 nights June 30 - July 5th at the Tides.
My fiance and I stayed here for a weekend get-away at the beginning of June 2004. We got there on an early flight and asked the front desk if they could accomodate us by trying to get us a room before the "4:00 pm check-in". The hotel seemed practically empty. We arrived at the hotel around 11 am and ended up checking in around 5pm! (thank goodness for the drinks at the Cardozo next door...) We just thought that since we paid $400+/night, the hotel might be just a little more accomodating.
Definitely watch out for tipping
We enjoyed a lovely dinner on New Year's Day at the Terrace Restaurant.
The service was good (not excellent). In spite of this I provided a 20% tip (there was no indication that a gratuity was included). When I returned home and happened to peruse my bank statement I noticed that the amount the the restaurant submitted and the amount that I signed for were vasty different. This is unacceptable in any hotel, certainly not in the "Diva of South Beach".
My wife and I had a great romantic getaway at The Tides. The hotel has one of the few topless pools at South Beach (although the beach is always topless, of course). My wife enjoyed tanning topless there with a constant supply of wonderful mudslides to drink provided by the wonderful pool side bar tender.
The only problem with this hotel is that you have to cross the street to get to the beach, and they do not serve drinks on the beach.
Great - with a baby!
we had a great time last winter with our then 8 month old baby. the staff was so freindly and kind to her (and us) and the space is just gorgeous. Room service was terrific, and the concierge helped us find a sitter so we culd go out one night. We can't wait to go back.
This is living
The Tides is the place to be, when you walk into your room music is playing, BREATHTAKING views of the ocean, telescope next to window, fluffy slippers and the most comfortable bed in hotel history.
I just returned from a 3-night stay at The Tides with my 15-year old son. I have nothing but great impressions of the Tides: everything about this hotel is first rate. I would particularly comment on the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. They were all eager to please without being intrusive. I did not detect one ounce of "attitude." While the rooms are relatively expensive for South Beach, they are enormous and they all have direct ocean views. Both public rooms and guest rooms have simple, elegant decor--not in the strange end of the design spectrum like some other celebrated hotels in the area.I travel almost continuously in my job. The Tides has become one of my favorite hotels in the world.
Watch out for the tipping
when we were at the tides on the weekend we were not informed that the 15% gratuity was already included in the cost of our meal. so, we tipped our server an extra $60.00. so he walked away with $85.00 on a $167.00 bill. we gave him such a hefty tip because service was fantastic, and we believe in tipping ( even though we are from canada and everyone thinks canadians don't tip). i think it should have been pointed out. the server knew we were unfamiliar with miami and the "law of the land". needless to say i won't return. so watch out in south beach...tips are already included!!!