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... He was an Indian guy being yelled at by a homeless woman and we weren’t sure what to do. Eventually we just jumped in even though he basically ended up calling us racist for hesitating to get into the taxi. Thanks guy! And then, once we’d finally arrived, he told us he couldn’t actually accept credit cards so I had to run two blocks away to an ATM in a Seven Eleven and get the cash. And he kept the meter running the whole time. THANKS GUY!
... our belated Christmas present to ourselves; an iPad.
Substantially poorer but grinning like fools our next stop is Soho Beach House on Collins Avenue. As expected it's beautiful and elegant and after we've explored all the floors and restaurants we base ourselves at the ground floor pool which leads out to its own strip of beach.
Coman stretches out in the sun while I grab the shade and play with our new toy, uploading far more things to Facebook than I ...
Started from Lake City, FL this
morning. Got a great start, well as anyone can expect, after all it
is Sunday and after all we are on vacation, well kind of, we are on a
We had a great morning out on the road
and had about 250 miles in before noon. Not to shabby for us. Then
after a quick stop for a bite to eat, we headed back out on to the
road, and was able to skirt a huge black cloud. Whewww, we made it.
... we went to the Seaquarium. This was not quite Sea Worlds but it was fun all the same. Saw flipper the dolphin, his troop and the slim blonde women who swim with them. Once the show started a very naughty crane sneaked up to the fish bucket and gobbled down fish after fish after fish until it could barely fly away. The killer whale show was pretty impressive.
On the third day we went on a Miami city tour. We got to see Little Havanna, Coral Gables and ...
... of 40 degrees in Adelaide.
After the trip, we headed to Miami and spent the night at South Beach. Although this is off season for Miami, South Beach was packed and teh Art Deco buildings are out of this world. This is alfresco dining at its best with most bars and restaurants competing with live music. Tonight was extremely warm compared to the cooler weather brought by the rain over the last few ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Kent Hotel Miami Beach
Great location, decent room, very good price
I stayed at the Kent in early February 2004. The lobby and garden are not as nice as the pictures. The room was decent in size (I had a corner room); the bathroom is small but functional. The decor is simple but clean and modern. There is only dial-up Internet access in the room (there is one computer in the lobby). The room is cleaned and the bed made every day. If you sleep late, remember to place the "Privacy" tag on the door and the cleaning crew will leave you alone (in the morning, the noise from the street and other guests could be loud and it is hard to hear the crew knocking). The wall is rather thin and you could hear everything from the next room or the street. Collins street is bursting with activity until 3-4 AM; and this could be fun or bothersome depending on your view. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again. If you don't demand a very high level of luxury and want to stay at a convenient location at a great price (I booked through the Net); this is an excellent choice.
Good location with attitude
Stayed in Mid-January 2004. Decent location to South Beach and Lincoln Road plaza. Front desk staff was slow and valet at $16 per day slow.
Park at public lot near hotel for better service.
Good location. Room is small but reaosnably clean.some lamps dont work.
Position of the TV is very annoying. it is simply hung too high up.Front desk staffs are helpful. parking fee is somewhat too high but there is free internet in the lobbyPaid US$95 plus tax per night but noticed somebody walked in and negotiated a rate of US$85
Better than I expected!
After reading the reviews here, i got really worried, since they are really varied. But I visited August 1st - August 4th, 2003 and had a great time. The staff was friendly, and my room was much bigger than I expected. The colors were pleasant, and made the room feel even bigger, and the The bathroom was fairly large also. The bed was comfortable, the a/c worked fine, and the tv had lots of channels! I was on the top floor, in a corner room, so maybe these rooms are larger. (room 222) I agree the elevator was scary, but, its only one flight of stairs to walk!!The location is great, and for the price we paid through expedia, I think we got a great deal. I didn't have any problems with feel secure, especially since they lock the doors after 11 so that you can be buzzed in.I say, if you aren't looking to spend tons on the hotel, and you want something youthful, funky, and more interesting than a motel 6, then try this place.
Not what I expected
I stayed at the Kent hotel in Miami from July 18th to July 20th 2003.
Granted it has a cute decor in the lobby but as soon as I got there that was overshadowed by the incompetent staff. First of all, parking is an "incedental charge" and we had to put down a $50 deposit just to park. The lazy valet made me valet my own car and take the bags in myself. We had to change rooms twice, they gave me a room with one bed and I had already paid for a room with two, and we had to be issued new room keys three times! The front desk person, Brandon, did not have a clue. The room is VERY small and the bathroom is even worse!! When you open it, the door hits the toilet. I mean it was a miniscule bathroom.
The hallways were dirty and I don't recomend using the stinky, slow elevator. When we found that we had no towels, Brandon told us, oh, "We don't have towels." But somehow managed to find BEACH towels to give us for the shower. He told us they served breakfast, when we arrived in the lobby the next morning there were only some old croisants on a table. Yummy. The night front desk man was much better, but still it was a long slow hassle to get any help, when we came back from the beach the second night we found our keys did not work again, when we were trying to figure the situation out it took five minutes for them to just find out who we were. I would never stay here again, it does not look as nice as it does in the pictures, and I don't think that it should be rated 3 stars. Next time I will stay somewhere else!
Nice hotel, friendly staff but use the safe
I stayed at the Kent over the July 4th holiday. The staff was very friendly and that was a suprise since South Beach has a reputation for rudeness. The room was nice and everything that i had hoped that it would be. There was, however a security concern that would prevent me from recommending it to anyone and I won't be staying there again.
Don't stay here. Service is bad. Hotel staff goes in your room at night. And these folks don't care. You'll be sorry if you stay here.
Decent stay at the Kent
This hotel is a good value and has a great location. Our room was decorated completely in purple and was clean and quiet. However, the room and bathroom are quite small. The hallways are pretty dingy looking. When coming back to Miami, I wouldn't mind staying here again, but I'd probably want to try out other hotels to compare.
A room with decadence and a flair for naughtiness
Ive stayed at the kent hotel 2 times, both in the same room. The room im refering to is the lucide room. Ive stayed in some of the finest hotels, lets just say its hobby and im good at it. This hotel with this room was the best with all the amenities you could ever want. This room has everything from dance floor to big screen tv and a excellent sound system. The staff was local but all the class of a hotel right on park ave. I loved this hotel great decor. This hotel has what most everything lacks attitude!
Chic and sexy in the heart of SOBE
Trendy hotels such as the Delano, National, Surfcomber, Raleigh, and the Loews have been uprooted by chic boutique style inns throughout the SOBE district. The Kent located just between 13th and 14th street on Collins, is as trendy as any boutique inn can be. A two minute walk to Miami's hot and happening Sushi Rock Cafe, seconds from the glitz and glammor of Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, and the Shoppes at Collins, the Kent provides comfortable accomodations for the adventurous yet slightly shy traveler, as it is within the megapolis of Miami, yet provides one with the breathing space of a Colorado lodge.The Kent hosts a terrific outdoor bar area on weeknights, and attracts native Miamians from all walks of life. The Kent is a must see!