Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNewport Beachside Hotel and Resort Sunny Isles Beach
Great value for money, clean & comfortable - right on the beach!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort Sunny Isles Beach
Get a Lot for Your Money
The great things about this hotel are the comfortable bedrooms with large bath, great service, delicious breakfasts with a huge selection at the buffet, wonderful beach and pool. Room for improvement would definitely be the lobby--my first impression was, "what a racket --with birds in cages chirping loudly to the noise of the large t.v. going full blast next to the bar. This is the area that should entice one to feel comfortable, instead it made me want to run away as it looked so cheap! The restaurant (breakfast room) could also be improved on, as the colors are too dark. In the bedrooms there was hardly enough drawer space for two people (two dresser drawers) and we had to ask for more hangers which promptly arrived. Staff was very friendly and helpful at all times. I would come back again and recommend this hotel for a quiet stay.forgot to include that it is a shame that people don't try to keep the beach clean--there were cigarette stubs and bottle caps everywhere! At least the hotel staff should clean up in the evening, or make an attempt to do so.
Wonderful Resort.. Good Price.. No Complaints
Arrived 1/23/04.... Found room to be very large with fridge, microwave, coffee maker( free coffee), 2 t.v's, large kingsive bed and fold out.
Huge heated pool. perfect beach ( but mostly stayed at Haulover during the day, that was really fun). Very much reccommend this hotel especially if you get the lower internet rates... only complaint was the hot tub closed at 7 pm, other than that.... no problems
I would have to agree with many of the statements the previous reviewer gave. The hotel was older and needed some minor repairs. The rooms also have a mild smoke stench. To avoid the $6.00/day valet park across the street behind the gas station. It will only take you a minute extra to park there plus you can get your car faster. As for the smell of the pier, well it smells like any other fishing pier that has regular fishing. The best part of the hotel was its location and extra activities that they set up for you. If you like charter fishing I recommend the Therapy 4. The hotel will have them pick you up and a 1/2 day trip only cost $100.00. They also can set you up with snorkeling trips and trips to the Everglades. The pool area was set up nice as was the oceanfront view. I would definetly go back since it was part of a time share however I might recommend searching around if they are looking to get the 200-300 nightly rate.
Did not get our money's worth.
This hotel is trying to "renovate" but their look still "old". They are a bunch of cheapos, trying to squeeze every penny out of you (these guys do not believe in customer satisfaction). Do not leave your car with the valet person. They charge you $6/day but you can go in/out as many times you want during the day -- because of their arrogance do not give them tips until they change their attitute. You can self park across the street, a bit an inconvenience but it's not bad.The rooms are old looking. We asked for a non-smoking room and got otherwise. We complained and got an air purifier (so much for customer satisfaction).
The windows are as old as the building so the wind might keep you awake, specially if you are on the 10th floor. The sheets are old, too.The "famous" pier is a nasty structure. There are people fishing 24/7 and they clean and gut their fishes on the pier so they leave a mess on certain parts of the pier. Lastly since there are people at the end of the pier 24/7 it started to smell like a public bathroom.Their beach is not super clean, the hotel tries to maintain it clean so I give them credit for this. Things we did not like was the cigarrete butts all over the place, plastic wraps in the water and plastic bottle caps in the sand. Water temperature is a lot warmer than San Francisco, that's for sure.To top it off, we asked for a late check-out but they wanted to charge us $50 for a 2PM check-out. What a joke, out of all the hotels around the world that we have been to this was a joke to us.
And when we tried to check out towels at the pool they "reminded" us that we were supposed to check out at 10AM (we corrected the towel attendat that the official check-out time was 11AM) otherwise is $10 to use their towels.Overall, I would not recommend this hotel to anybody.
You have to drive through a tough neighborhood (when you go through 826). Then the hotel is old, and their customer service is terrible. We paid too much per night plus tax and resort fee, personally speaking we did not get our money's worth. If you have to go to Miami, check out Fort Lauderdale/Pomano beach area. The beaches over there are not that great either but the area seemed nicer when we drove by.
Love the Newport Resort
I went their once a couple of years ago with some friends, we all shared a one bedroom suite, the room was really nice and clean, the staff was helpful. I had a really fun time when I went their. I would recommend the hotel to travelers.
Stayed here twice and enjoyed it, but...
I stayed at this hotel with a bunch of my friends from my church. The hotel attempts at a Bahamian feel with their calypso music and vibrant colors (and the exotic birds in the lobby). Not a HORRIBLE attempt, though. Breakfast buffet is AWESOME! The beach leaves much to be desired. The pool is small and crowded. The rooms are decent and clean, but there is no sound barrier between rooms. I heard my neighbors every day when they brought their kids back from the pool. Someone lit an entire box of firecrackers in the hall @ 2am and we opened our front door to smoke and chaos--it looked like 9/11 in the hall. People were panicked and the hotel staff was not helpful. They were sending us back to bed w/o ok from the fire dept. People were angry and scared. Other than this incident the hotel stafff is nice, but not exceptional (I travel frequently.) I honestly would go back if my friends came with me. They were the real life of the party.
We really enjoyed the resort. The rooms were nice and clean. Everything was as we were told it would be. The location was great and the beach BEAUTIFUL!!! The pool and beach were very enjoyable and we will definately return.
DO Not Stay Here!
I took my wife, 2 daughters and their friend to stay here for 3 nites. We checked out immediately after the 1st night! This is in a bad part of town, alot of rough people. Little kids (8 yrs old) yelling obscenities from their balcony, lots of drinking, guards with guns everywhere. No one speaks English! People on patios drinking til 3am loudly! The website is totally different than the resort! We found bubblegum stuck to sheets, they probably were not changed. We reserved a one bedroom, what it actually is, is a hotel room with a glass shelf between the beds! We were afraid too go to sleep at night, being the only people with blonde hair, people were staring at us! Barricaded the door with our cooler. The worst place I have ever stayed!
It was nice, but..
My wife and I stayed here on our Honeymoon in June of 2002. It has a terrific beach, and the only peir we saw on Miami Beach. We had a good time however, all rooms in this hotel are pet friendly, and even though we stayed in an ocean view suite the room had flees. I had a great time at the hotel but was so flee bitten by the end of our stay that I was pretty miserable. If you go, get an ocean front room, the view is spectacular! Also be advised that parking is a problem, and onsite restaurants are simply okay.The price was very fair. It is an older hotel but has some charm. Far enough away from South beach for quiet, but close enough to go partying.
Love this place
I have stayed at the Newport on at least 12 occasions and I have always been happy with the rooms which were really upgraded during the last renovation. The fishing is fantastic and the staff is very friendly. I always recommend this hotel to family and friends. In fact my retired father goes there every year to fish and relax.
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... I was starving. It as a Japanese noodle shop where you create you own mix. I got udon, pork, bok choy and sweet n sour sauce. Yum. We made our way back and were able to check in. The room was ice cold so we basically past out for a couple hours. We got up and changed, went to dinner and are now chillin in bed for tomorrow. ...
... he said. Come back to hostel, chilling out in the picnic seats area. I have noticed there are a couple of proper arseholes in this hostel and they all seem to just sit here all day and night. They dont even go out to the beach of anything, just sit there drinking looking for their next victim to perv on. There was a boy we referred to as number 22, just because he doesnt deserve a real name and was wearing a shirt with 22 on the back of it one ...
We woke up did the city tour , grabbed a pizza and jumped on the bus where we went to little Havana and bought some hand crafted Cuban cigars , then tried some amazing coffee and then went to the houses of the rich famous to see where they filmed fast and furious and other movies. We then jumped on a boat with good music where we saw the skyline of Miami the ports and then to see shakira's, Marc Anthony , Viagra man, speed boats jet skiers and ...
... our way! What a panic!
We arrived back at the RV office at Cutler Bay at quarter to 11 and dropped the van off. Thankfully we got our full deposit back. We didn't tell them about the blocked up loo! They ordered us a cab and we set off pretty quickly to Miami. Much quicker and easier than the check in was.
The cab was seriously expensive - about $90 - but took us to our apartment in North Beach. A nice Argentinian man ...