Great Hotel as Long as You Understand What It Is


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by a traveler from Travelocity.com on February 25, 2011

The first thing you have to understand is that this is an old building. That means that the elevator is slow, the rooms are small, and the walls are VERY thin. When I say the walls are thin, I mean that we could hear the guy next door snoring and participate in the argument the couple next door was having in the middle of the night. If you're a light sleeper, bring ear plugs. It is on the quieter end of Ocean Drive, so you don't have the club noise that other hotels on Ocean Drive would have. On the positive side, the staff is super friendly. Our room was exceptionally clean. They forgot to re-stock our towels a couple of times, but they took care of it immediately once we contacted the front desk. Unlike most of the hotels on Ocean Drive, Winterhaven does not have a restaurant out front. This means you can sit out on the front porch to people watch during the heat of the afternoon or while sipping a cocktail from the martini bar while watching the moon rise over the palm trees. As long as you understand that the building is old, it's a great place to stay.
Winterhaven Hotel
1400 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
(305) 531-5571

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