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The Fritz Hotel in Miami Beach, FL

The Fritz Hotel in Miami Beach, FL

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This upscale boutique resort hotel is situated in the heart of the retro Art Deco District on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, and across the street from the renowned South Beach Atlantic Ocean. This oceanfront boutique hotel was recently renovated and offers 7 new and modern STUDIOS; several beachfront SUITES with balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the fantastic palm trees of Lumus Park; a rooftop pool with a breathtaking view of the Ocean. Perfect place to relax, enjoy the sun and let go of all your worries. Feel like royalty at our spacious and 600 and 1200 square foot lodging accommodations with upscale amenities. Upon walking The Fritz, you have the feeling that we have been awaiting for your arrival. Each boutique accommodation has been decorated and cleaned with care. Because of our size, we have the ability to make your stay as customized as you would like it to be. We have friendly and outgoing staff that will go out of their way to exceed your expectations.

 

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Rating: 4.11

Address: 524 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
  • Tue: Open 24 hours
  • Wed: Open 24 hours
  • Thu: Open 24 hours
  • Fri: Open 24 hours
  • Sat: Open 24 hours
  • Sun: Open 24 hours

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Comments (9):

1. S K.
Pros
Quiet building most of the time
Rooftop pool
Central location
Two TVs, which is nice if you like watching TV while on Miami beach
A gazillion places to eat and drink right along the strip
The room itself was relatively clean, no bed bugs
Lots of places to hang up your clothes (walk in closet and a smaller closet by the entrance) if you brought your own clothes hangers
So close to the ocean
Liquour store and Walgreen just around the corner
Ice machine in the fridge

Cons
Shower is confusing, messy, and not much pressure
Elevator is soooo slow
No workspace (like to set up a computer). My boyfriend had to use the table. I used the coffee table but I had to sit on the floor (on a pillow) to use it. Very uncomfortable
Not many towels provided in the washroom
Dinnerware provided:
- did not include many cups or plates (the regular things people use)
- pots and pans available even though there is no stove
- dishwasher installed but no dish soap provided
- did not include normal things like scissors, can opener, etc
Toilet paper not included... none
Five clothes hangers. For two people for multiple days?  There wasn't even enough for ONE person
Washroom is located off the bedroom. Very inconvenient when my boyfriend is having a nap and I want to shower or use the washroom
The doors creak when you open and close them. Especially the one from the bedroom to living area.
For the coffee, no sweetener (like Splenda), just sugar.
Mattress was not memory foam as stated on the website. It creeks a LOT, like whenever you move.  I'm the type of person who moves a lot in my sleep and that wakes up my partner, a lot.  When we asked the receptionist about the memory foam mattress on the first day (Monday), he never got back to us.  We checked out on the Saturday.
Valet parking is ridiculous at 25 bucks a night.
The toilet doesn't flush well, it takes you like two or three tries.  And sometimes it plugs randomly. Bring a plunger.
Definitely no "healthy refreshments" as described on the website
Slow Wi-Fi
There was a bird in the vent in the washroom. It made a lot of noise.
No supplies to tidy up the place such as broom, cloth to wash dishes, drying rack, etc.
Found one cockroach and multiple spiders
Not soundproof. Can hear people in the hallway, people outside, garbage truck, people honking, etc.
Didn't look like it had been redone in years. very old.

Tips
Look for parking beforehand, there is cheaper parking around, like ten bucks a night. Do research before you get there.  Also some only accept cash so bring cash.
You get 25% off at the Mexican restaurant next door except for happy hour
Bring earplugs if you need it to be quiet when you sleep and a sleep mask if you need it to be dark
Bring all your food as they don't have any grocery stores around
Bring dinnerware (they have a couple plates, cups, cutlery, but that's it)

All in all:
Definitely NOT worth the money.  Would NOT stay here again.  It could have been a lot worse, we made the most of it, but I would not recommend it.  You can easily get something for the same price but better quality.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
2. I M.
My husband and I stayed at the Fritz during Christmas holiday.  The room was clean, newly remodeled and much bigger than I expected.  It is at a great location!  The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful!  We would definitely stay there again!

14/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Tom R.
Had a great stay here, rooms where nice and clean. All the furniture was updated and nice. Flat screen tv's in the rooms, the people in the front desk were great. They were very nice and helpful. The price was good compared to the other places and the location is the best, right across the street from the beach and close to everything. I would definitely stay here again.

06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Oscar F.
Location may be not be ideal but there are a lot of great things about this hotel!

I was a but nervous about having booked the studio but it is actually more spacious than many of the rooms I've seen or stayed at on Ocean. The room is ideal for 3 people. Sofa bed is hard but the front desk provided additional bedding (not a problem if you don't use the room much).

Front desk is friendly and accommodating (proving additional towels/ beach towels)

Rooftop pool. Size is perfect, again most hotels on ocean don't have pools.

Cab ride from 4th to 11th/12th street about $5

Maid not available 24/7, let them clean when they come.

Very modern. Wood floors. It appears to have been recently redone.

Overall... I'd stay here again.

15/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Matt E.
This hotel is great - awesome location right in the heart of Miami Beach.  The room had plenty of space, a kitchenette and a living room.  It also had a rooftop pool deck.  I got a great rate on Priceline to boot - can't complain!

21/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Lindsay S.
I would stay here again.

It was clean, the staff was friendly and very accommodating, and the hotel's got a rooftop pool and lounge area that no one ever seems to use. You're also right across from the beach and bike rentals.

The one thing they don't tell you when you book is that there's no parking lot. You either pay $30 a day for a valet to take your car God-knows-where, or you pay the hotel $20 a day to park in a secure garage two streets behind the hotel on Collins Court. I chose the garage and my car stayed cool in the shade while we roamed SoBe. There's also a $12 buck a day "resort fee" So be prepared to spend another $35 bucks a day in taxes/fees/etc when  you book your room at this hotel.

If it's any consolation, however, these fees are cheaper than many of the other resorts on Ocean Dr.

09/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Philip T.
It's kind of strange that a lot of hotels on Ocean Drive are rated around 2 stars. You'd think there would be better options for such prime vacation real estate.  I wasn't looking to spend over $250 for a random Wednesday, but I didn't want bed bugs either (happened a few years back).  All I was looking for was a decent place to crash after a jillion mojitos and the answer was The Fritz Hotel.

My wife and I took a redeye flight and got there around 7:30am.  The front desk person was super accommodating and kindly checked us into our room while waiving the $50 early check-in fee.  He then informed us that our room was right behind him.  LITERALLY right behind the front desk!!  The room was decent enough but after a couple of hours, we found it was impossible to get a nap in.  Any conversation happening in the lobby was clearly heard in bed.  I did get to brush up on my Spanish comprehension though.  Avoid staying on the first floor if you can.    

I made it clear to the front desk that I did appreciate them taking care of us so early and then asked for a room change.  They had a room on the 5th floor, but the elevator was broken.  I honestly would have said yes to the 50th floor.    The next room was much nicer with a separate living area and full kitchen. The rooftop pool and deck looked alright but the weather wasn't cooperating.

$125 plus the $12 resort fee for wifi and other amenities like..ummm..yeah..so..wifi, made this OK value for 5th and Ocean.  The Delano it was definitely not, but it was bang for buck.  This is a much better option than staying at Colony or Starlite for sure.  I'd have no qualms coming back.

15/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
8. Jasmine R.
After searching South Beach hotels for a reasonably priced room, I got lucky when a cancellation allowed me to book a last minute reservation for a studio suite at The Fritz Hotel. The room was simple, clean, and modern. It looked just like the pictures online. I was pleasantly surprised upon arrival, especially after reading horror stories of bed bugs and roaches and other creepy crawlers found at other hotels in SoBe. [I find it so strange that many of the hotels on and off the strip are so subpar given the destination].

The location was great- right b/w 5th & 6th on Ocean Drive directly across from the beach! Fabulous views from the rooftop deck and pool area. We got a parking spot the first night right across the street from the hotel. (Parking in the area is free from 3am-9am so that worked out great). Fernando at the front desk was very pleasant and helpful. Only issue was the remotes in the room were weird- couldn't turn the volume up or down with the remote. And the tv in the bedroom area was a bit small. Other than that, it was a great stay! I would definitely stay here again!

02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Stephie P.
Love this hotel. Great location! Across the street from south beach and on top of miami ' s best restaurants.

We rented a one bedroom suit with a sofa bed. Perfect for our little family. There is a kitchenette,  but it's not stocked well lacking sufficient dishes, no toaster, no oven which forced us to eat out for most meals. However many of the restaurants gave us  15-20% discount for being a fritz client, but you have to ask for it many times!

Room service came daily. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Any issues we had with the room were resolved with  a day.

Only complaint is, under the bed was full of dust bunnies (probably six months worth) and it appeared as though the walls and baseboards required a through cleaning.

We used the $30  a day valet parking which was very good. However about a 10 minute walk down ocean drive you can park yourself for $10  a day. The hotel did mention we could find cheaper parking, but our hands were full and valet was convenient.

Also the hotel is pet friendly! !! Overall, we would definitely stay here again. We had a fantastic time!!!! :)

31/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0