It seems that South Beach hotels are majorly challenged to offer good value, service and room in the $200 - $250 price point. We had been disappointed countless times with other properties so we decided based on Trip Advisor reviews to try the Edgewater.
Good: the hotel is north of most of the endless thumping bass lines of the street level clubs - so for the most part our nights were quiet
Good: the hotel is right on Ocean Drive across from the beach
Bad: Upon arrival there was no bellman to greet and the front desk clerk barely looked up when we struggled with our bags at the door, let alone got up to help us
Mediocre: The "ocean view" studio did face the ocean, however due to a strange architectural feature all the windows are a good four feet above the floor - you can stand at the window and see the beach, but if your seated your view is the wall or palm tree-tops
Mediocre: The room was decorated in Ikea-modern with a queen bed wedged into the wall with no bedside table or anywhere to put your glasses, a book or your iPhone - the pillows were terrible and we didn't get a decent sleep on that bed all week
Good: The room included a refrigerator and kitchen sink
Bad: They didn't supply any utensils, wine glasses or bottle opener - we called down for them to send a wine corkscrew and an apologetic girl arrived to say they only had ONE corkscrew for the entire hotel and she'd have to wait while we opened our wine!!!
Good: The room was clean
Bad: The maid some days gave us washcloths - other days not; some days gave us plastic glasses - other days not; some days soap - other days not (you get the picture)
Good: There was a small continental breakfast available on the roof; there was wireless internet; there were towels for the beach
Bad: All this you are paying for with a MANDITORY resort fee of $18 each day
So the Edgewater, as with the other medium-priced properties, gives you some good but also a load of bad with your stay. Be forewarned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach has earned the status as one of Ocean Drive's most iconic properties offering 49 studios and suites. Within easy walking distance to the best of South Beach, beautiful landscapes are easily discovered. Owners and guests will be immersed in the center of the action of South Beach from the restaurants and galleries of Lincoln Road to the boutique shops and nightclubs of Collins and Washington Avenues to the turquoise waters of Miami Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edgewater South Beach Hotel Miami Beach