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Townhouse Hotel in Miami Beach, FL

Townhouse Hotel in Miami Beach, FL

Specialties

Hotel, Rooftop and Bonst Lounge Restaurant. The newly designed rooftop offers Bondst Lounge sushi on Thursday- Saturday's from 8pm-2am. Offering Bottle and Table service as well.
The hotel also offers a complimentary Parisian Breakfast / wireless with all room rates.

History

Established in 2000.

The hotel opened 10 years ago this Setember 2010. We are a boutique hotel located in the heart of South Beach and walking distance to all shops ,restaurants and nightlife. Also just steps away from the beach.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.45

Address: 150 20th St, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
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Comments (65):

1. Mathew M.
I really loved our stay here...I use to live on South Beach and knew that it was going to cost an arm and a leg to spend labor day weekend there...not so we got the hotel for about $100 a night...it was very very( did i mention "very") clean.  Almost no noise...now you have remember that it is south beach and there is always noise...its just part of it...i loved my stay...will go back to townhouse again and again!!!!!

13/12/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. suzanne b.
I loved this hotel.  I've stayed at many places in south beach.  And yes, the Ritz Carlton is much nicer, but if you can't' afford the Ritz this is a great place to come; especially if you looking for something affordable, clean and modern.  I also loved that water beds on the roof, and being able to get sushi delivered to the room from Bond St. Which is just happens to be one of my favorite restaurants.  There was a lot of good looking trendy people hanging out in the lobby don't know if we just got lucky.  I also loved the location.  It's a stone's throw away from all the nightclubs, restaurants and the beaches.  I also loved renting the chairs from the Shore Club.  Although it's $10 more than renting the chairs from the hotel it's definitely worth it.  They give you an extra wide chair with a thick padding that is covered by a white towel, and of course the frozen cocktails from the shore club are to die for.  I can't wait to come back!

16/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Poma Celeste T.
Tiny rooms, but cute and clean. Great location and affordable for the area.

23/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Mooshi C.
I saw Mathew M's comment and had to agree with him. I've lived in Miami Beach since 2006. Before I lived here, I visited Miami Beach about 6 times a year. I always stayed at the Townhouse. The staff, prices, service and rooms were impeccable. I was on a first name basis with all the staff and felt like it was "home away from home". Thank-you again Townhouse!

02/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Frank S.
right next to the beach, walking distance to lincoln road and other attractions (so to be the convention center :D). clean friendly and you continue to feel being right on the beach with the laid back staff and all their little accessories (hope you don't mind your roommate constantly bouncing the complimentary beach ball).

if you can live without the "standard hotel" feeling, it looks like a sure go to me.

in contrast to what other people said, i could check in at 12 pm, rooms were done at 10.30 (am) and the iPod dock works at least with iPhone 3G.

recently renovated PLUS they have a sushi bar/ lounge in the basement. review will follow tonight.

oh yeah, free wireless, you can post yelp reviews any time! that should make you wanna go, doesn't it?

[bang for the buck]

02/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Monica M.
Since I tend to enjoy relaxing vacations, I was slightly skeptical about coming to Miami/South Beach.  We stayed at this hotel for a long weekend.  This is what I would call a "boutique" hotel.  It is within walking distance to the beach (they provide beach towels too) and City Center,  has a complimentary Parisian breakfast (hard-boiled eggs, muffins, croissants, bagels, espresso machine), and bike rentals.  HOWEVER, this place is so noisy (and I lived in NYC for several years so I know what noise is), the bed is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever slept on, no pool, the free Wi-Fi did not work the entire time I was there except in the lobby, you cannot control the temperature in your room, and the elevator takes forever.  The room was so small.  I slept on the side of the bed near the bathroom and I felt like I was sleeping in the bathroom.  The website makes this hotel seem more appealing than it really is.  I respect the minimalist approach but PLEASE ditch the red and white beach ball on the bed.

17/10/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. Matthew G.
Close to the beach, very friendly staff, bikes for rent. Workout area and breakfast left something to be desired.

16/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Eric G.
OK - here's the REAL deal people (if you are thinking of staying here, read my review). First off, remember this is a 3 STAR hotel - so DO NOT compare it to 4 or 5 star venues. As a 3 star hotel, it is VERY good. At ~$200/night it is well priced and in a great location (all other hotels in the area are nearly 2X the amount). The complimentary breakfast is exactly what you need in the morning - coffee, orange juice, bagels, croissants, muffins, various spreads (cream cheese, jams, butter), and hard boiled eggs - easy/simple items that can easily be brought out to the lobby/sunroom or up to your room. Beach towels provided, with chairs and umbrellas available at $10 each (imho - reasonable). The rooms are sparsely appointed - nice, but could a few upgrades. There was no dresser/draws, so we had to stack clothes in the closet and use our luggage - not terrible, but could be better. The bathroom only has a 4 inch deep shelf, but it does run the full width of the bathroom...so again, be prepared to keep items in the closet or your luggage. Exercise equipment - this was different - was situated at the very end of each floor (near the elevators) with ONE piece of equipment on each floor...a step machine on one floor, a cycle machine on another, etc. The roofdeck - contrary to what is posted in various places, they no longer have any parties (rockin' or otherwise) there. It is open and available to catch rays, chill out, whatever you'd like - and they do have music playing - but no party, no bar, no food (bring your own stuff/party!)...it's just a nice space.

21/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Siamak S.
The Townhouse is a party hotel.  It's also just a hotel...Great roof deck!!  Party Party.  Although, The Townhouse looses a star due to the lack of pool, but makes up for it with its convenient location, one block from the beach, and next door to both The Setai and Shore Club.  If the pool is a real issue get creative - use the Shore Club's.  The Townhouse priced super well for it's location and for a South Beach hotel.  The rooms are all white and plane kinda like the Standard.  Oh yeah you also have one of the coolest and best sushi joints in the basement - Bond Street (I gave it 5 stars, check out my review)

14/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Kat F.
Upon checkout no one bothered to ask me the most basic of all hospitality questions: "How did you enjoy your stay?" Well, I know you didn't ask, but let me tell you how I enjoyed my stay in this Yelp review!

Thank goodness for the existing reviews - because I'd pre-read and researched, I sort of knew what to expect - from the aloof front desk staff to the lack of bathroom amenities and paper thin walls. Read on...

DECOR:
The motif in each room is downright Kubrickian - very white, very sterile and very I'm-scared-to-sit-on-anything-for-fear-that-I-­might-soil-it. The "couch" wasn't very inviting - it was more like a bench with no back/armrests. I instead used it as a surface to strew my clothing at the end of each night when I plopped down, exhausted by the day's learnings. The closet was very spacious and I loved the full length mirror and hanging cloth shelves. The mini fridge was also nice for storing pop and leftovers.

SLEEPING (see also: NOISE):
The bed was very comfortable and quite no frills. Somewhere between "my bed" and "hotel bed" comfort. The bedding was simple and sufficient - no overly fluffy pillows or coverlets. I loved the massive body pillow that nicely substituted for the boyfriend I don't have.

AMENITIES:
In a word, lacking. Thanks for the sewing kit and shower cap (I needed it for the days I didn't wash my hair, since the rainfall shower made it kinda hard not to get wet), but how about some hair conditioner? A quick trip to the CVS three blocks away resulted in acquisition of a cheap bottle to tide me over. Who doesn't need conditioner in this reeking humidity?! Also, I was quite thirsty while in Miami and would have appreciated a drinking vessel larger than a thimble. Every morning I had to fill the glass ten times to equal a regular sized serving of fluids. And it was quite difficult to get any cold water - only lukewarm or hot. Oh, and a bathtub would have been lovely - the first thing I wanted to do when I checked in was have a bath but my room was only equipped with a shower. There are no vending machines but you can buy snacks and drinks at the front desk - pop, for example, is $2/can and can be charged to your room or paid for on the spot.

NOISE:
I'm a very deep sleeper AND a night owl, and I am therefore the ideal sleeping candidate for Townhouse. If you're neither of these things, bring earplugs, preferably the kind that are strong enough to drown out the sound of 140bpm house music blasting from the nightly hotel parties next door (they went on till about 4am - but as mentioned didn't keep me up as I was awake anyway) and also the sound of talking in the hallways, neighbouring TV sets, random boiler room clanging and water moving through the hotel's drainpipes as guests showered, flushed and washed their hands.

INTERNET:
Free wi-fi was great and available throughout the hotel. There's a quick login screen that you'll have to validate for each use but the user/pass is easily bypassable (?) and no personal information is required. The speed was also good and quite reliable.

If you stay in Room 111 (don't), I've left a bottle of Suave shampoo and conditioner for you.

16/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. susanna m.
We woke up the next morning after our first night and the air conditioner leaked a large puddle of sticky dirty water in the middle of the room, ruining much of our clothes and luggage. I called the front desk and was told these things happen and there's nothing that can be done except dry clean one dress for me. This wasn't an option for me being that we were leaving the following morning. They would not deduct $19 from the room so I can have the dress dry cleaned. I called hotels.com where we booked and they negotiated $20 off the room. When we checked out the $20 deduction was not there. Forget that several other garments including my friend's jimmy choos were soaking wet with sticky water. We used our 2 towels to clean the mess and had to stay in the room for a few hours while the AC repair man was there. We asked for 2 more towels to take showers and were told they're all in the dryer right now. They were never sent up and they never followed up. All of the calls to the front desk had a stank attitude and I asked to speak to a manager and was told he's not going to be here for the time of our stay. I lost the desire to argue any further and waste more time in our room so we ended up cleaning and drying our clothes in the sink. We would have been better off at a Motel 6

09/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
12. Jane K.
While it's both well-located and inexpensive, I wouldn't personally choose to stay in the Townhouse Hotel on vacation. With the starched white...everything, the foam-core mattresses and linoleum floors I just could not shake the sterilized feeling hanging around everything.

You'll definitely not get an early check-in and when I did get access to my room I discovered someone sleeping in the bed of said room. When I went down to change rooms the desk staff hardly blinked an eye at what could've been an even more uncomfortable situation. My second shot at a room was all good and fortunately was not bathed in cigarette smoke as I'd heard many of the other rooms are here. The room features a mini-fridge (yay!), a beach ball (??), a TV with a remote that worked (yay!) and an open shower with a rainfall showerhead fixed to the ceiling. Make sure to bring conditioner as they only have shampoo/shower gel and moisturizer. Thankfully they also had a hair blowdryer. Since I had the flu my first day I got the added benefit of being introduced to all the other residents of my floor via the paper thin walls. I met Grumpy, the Spanish dude next door, and his wife Whiney. Thankfully their marital disputes did not end with make-up sex. I listened as folks turned their water off and on, flushed the toilet, coughed and then as a group had a conversation in the parking lot below my window. Earplugs are encouraged.

I dig the complimentary breakfast from 7-11am: croissants, bagels, hard-boiled eggs and baguette along with coffee and OJ. Also, took advantage of the $10 lounge chairs on the beach - totally necessary for some real beach time. They give you beach towels free of charge and instead of a mini-bar you can also grab cheaper snacks/drinks from the front desk to avoid high mark-up in-room prices.

While I liked their money-saving methods, I do think that the rooms could have been in better shape. When you're away from home, a little carpeting and pretty toiletries can really go a long way. That, and you may not be so lucky to get abstinent neighbors...after all, some go to Miami for romance.

14/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
13. Jordan N.
No mojitos. Ran out of lemonade to mix in with the stoli. $9 - $12 drinks (kinda pricey). Mixed gay and straight crowd on Saturdays. Rooftop lounge with plenty of seating and good crowd. The hike up to the roof needs to be a bit more enjoyable. Come at a time when you want to enjoy the weather outdoors at night.

19/10/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
14. Jam Rockah E.
I'm torn on giving this a 3-4 review.

PROS: staff VERY friendly, love the bike they had available for rent in lobby (biking around South Beach was a BLAST), drinks and food good in the restaurant, close to the Beach, rooftop area was cool, free breakfast in the morning, iPod connector to the alarm clock radio made our pre-parties fun!

CONS: Wasn't the cleanest (the rugs in the lobby and my room were white - at one point in time), housekeeping is like one person so your room doesn't get cleaned til like 4pm

Altogether, it wasn't a dump though. I really appreciated the hospitality and the rugs didn't affect my trip (although I totally kept my shoes on in the room). I just was NOT expecting their dinginess after reading the reviews.

I also appreciated that although my friend and I totally broke the glasses in the room (hey, you party in South Beach, you break a few things) and destroyed the bed, it wasn't a big deal.

I got a GREAT deal though when I went (mid-September). So I'm not sure what happened with Cyn W.'s experience . . . For about $350, I got 3 nights (1 night free) PLUS drink tickets and free beach chairs. That is big in South Beach where they charge you for EVERYTHING (including sitting on a freakin' chair on the beach).

If I went back to South Beach, I'd probably stay at one of the fancier hotels on the beach, but it was a good experience for a budget-conscious person like myself.

If you've never been to South Beach, think Vegas with beaches! And I didn't see all the model-types that I heard about. Matter fact, I felt pretty sexy! Might've been the time of year I went . . .

26/10/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
15. cindy w.
Townhouse Hotel is one of those designer-boutique hotels that cater to the hip, chic crowds that flock to South Beach. What seperates it from the masses? Its a budget-boutique hotel! Perfect for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke types, cough, myself, cough, cough. My bf booked this gem thro' Hotwire for a Valentines Day getaway and it was a perfect stay. The modern decor in the rooms and entrance lobby subtly give this hotel a much more expensive look. Plus, they include free continental breakfast (bagels, muffins, etc).  

A cool thing about Townhouse is it has its own rooftop lounge so if you don't have the energy to party outside, you can always climb upstairs and chill there.

20/01/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Jon P.
Great hotel for the money. Nice roof deck, free wifi, pretty nice rooms, and good breakfast. Front desk and staff were very helpful and polite as well. The only downside, which I think others have mentioned, is that you can sometimes hear your neighbors a bit more than in most hotels. Maybe invest in earplugs for sleeping and then enjoy what is otherwise a great hotel at a very reasonable price.

07/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. Gene D.
Sometimes you just can't stomach $595.00 a night in South Beach @ Shore Club, so stay next door instead!

Small rooms but a big bargain. Save the other $495.00 a night for a table at Delano's Blue Door or VIP @ Bed.

The suite off the rooftop is a nice upgrade but prepare to dip into the 401k.

18/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Jim C.
Townhouse is a perfect place for me - it's simple, affordable, stylish, and convenient.

There's no pool, but why go to Miami for a pool? Ridiculous. Go to the beach with Two chairs and an umbrella - $20 for hotel guests. If you are on the cheap, Walgreen's is two blocks away. Set yourself up with collapsible ones you can take home with you.

Really straightforward place, knowlegeable staff, and great sushi for room service. Same Bond St that is in Manhattan. Rooms are tiny, but fit a couch that your friend can crash on after she's teetered her way down from the rooftop bar.

Annoyances? The rooftop is only accessible by a flight of stairs. The rental bikes could use some air in the tires, and I wish they included fruit for breakfast. But the coffee you get is great, and they include espresso!

31/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Allie C.
Last minute idea to stay in Miami for a night. Called my cousin who's always vacationing in Miami and she suggested Townhouse. Small telly, good time. Called em up, $125 for the night. Got there around 10pm. Very fast n professional. Something was up w my TV screen. Called front desk. A guy came within a min. Room was clean and perfect and nice-looking. Bed was very comfortable. Checked out the rooftop. VERY NICE. Free breakfast 7-11am. Real good for something that was free. Exceeded my expectations for a continental. Couldn't have chose a better location. Oh, and there's a mirror in the shower btw...

24/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Kim N.
Prolly more of a 3.5 stars kinda place. Stayed here this past weekend. Location is awesome. It's walking distance to the action on Collins and Ocean.

It's very clean! I've stayed at other SoBe hotels which made me cringe when my bare foot touched the floor. Our rooms were very white, clean lines, more of a modern feel to it. The bed was pretty comfortable, bathroom sizeable. I loved the free wifi and ipod docking station. Continental breakfast in the morning is included and they have pretty good, extended hours (on Sunday, bfast was from 7 am til noon). It consisted of juice, bagels, medium boiled eggs (which were tough to peel), croissants, baguettes, and coffee/tea. Coffee/tea, as well as nuts and animal crackers are out all day for your enjoyment as well.

It's also a short walk from the beach, about 3 min max. The hotel next door has raging parties so beware that it can remain somewhat loud into the wee hours of the eve. I fortunately slept right through all of that.

The toiletries were eh; consisted of shampoo/shower gel in one. Definitely bring your own conditioner! The salt water did a number on my hair which conditioner would have helped. There's also soap if you don't want to use your shampoo turned shower gel.

There's also a mini fridge in the room. Tons of restaurants and convenience stores nearby so we didn't bother with room service.

We had hoped to check in a little early, but no luck. We didn't get into our room until 3:30 pm. Also, I think it took housekeeping a little whiles to clean our room. My bf came back to the room at about 4 pm and they had just gotten to our room.

Overall, great slightly inexpensive alternative in SoBe!

08/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
21. Leon C.
I like this no frills, clean and well looked after hotel. A moments walk from Miami Beach this hotel ticks all the boxes a budget hotel should. The customer service is great, breakfast is decent with a continental twist and the room I had was spacious and stocked with the essentials one would expect.

You will not find a gym here, there may be a pool (I'll seek it out and up date if its simple hearsay) but if you are brave, there is a stairmaster in the hallway, for patrons to use.

I would definitely recommend if you want comfort without the expense.

10/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
22. Kathleen M.
While I understand that some of the creature comforts have been stripped out of this place for the sake of a low price and the proximity to the beach, I just can't help but miss them. You know, creature comforts like flooring, conditioner, and box springs.

The stoic and insane asylum-like white walls just didn't do it for me, especially when I found myself back in my room after a long day and in need of getting some work done. It was near impossible to focus, especially due to the lack of a desk in the room. There was an odd round table, but no chairs. And the outlets were hidden behind the bed-- one of my biggest pet peeves in hotel rooms.

The bathroom was teeny tiny and the awkwardness of the shower led to a lot of water on the floor. The reek of smoke hit my nose every time I opened the door to my room, and while that smell (along with the ashtray and book of matches sitting on the nightstand) would lead you to believe this was a smoking room, I was informed by the front desk it was not. Hrm.

The room was luckily quite clean... hard not to be when everything is so shockingly white. However, I was a bit perplexed by the housekeeping. Despite hanging my towels on the hooks as advised when you don't need them changed, I got a new set of towels every single day of my stay. Except they took away my washcloth. Boo.

If I were looking for a place to stay in SoBe, Townhouse wouldn't be it. Unless they switched out the sewing kit for some conditioner, made the entire place non-smoking, and threw a bit of color on the walls. Oh, and maybe put something other than paint on their concrete floors.

Plus one big star for the absolutely gorgeous rooftop and penthouse suite. We used it as our office for the week and it was indeed the perfect spot for us to work during the day, with the truly awesome king-sized waterbeds beckoning us from the sunshine.

17/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
23. Yirima V.
Definitely my new favorite affordable hotel in Miami.  Perfect location, delicious breakfast and friendly staff, what more can you ask for?  For sure will stay again at this excellent small hotel....and hopefully soon!

11/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Kevin L.
Townhouse Hotel may not be fancy, but it sure beats The Mosser.

And working with Colleen at the Townhouse was a breeze.  Not only is she warm and personable, she's a consummate professional, insuring that we had anything and everything we requested to pull off a week of meetings in the penthouse suite.  Event planning is way easier when you have an ally like her on your side!

And let's just talk for a moment about conducting conference calls and working sessions on the enormous waterbed cushions at their rooftop deck.  In the middle of November.  While wearing shorts.  Uh huh.  These are the special moments when I reflect upon how much I absolutely love my team and what we do.

A brief walk to the beach, a simple yet filling continental breakfast offered for free in the mornings, and a room that's fine enough to crash in after a long day of being out and about in SoBe means I'm a pretty happy camper.

16/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Sooze L.
Pros:

Beautiful front balcony
Steps from the beach
Great location

Cons:

Terrible music playing throughout the day in the hallways
The lounge is pretty lame

We were very disappointed that the website boasted laundry facilities and water beds, only to find neither at the Townhouse Hotel! Update your website!

19/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
26. Patty ..
I had the pleasure of staying here over Thanksgiving weekend and truly found the place excellent! Rooms are nice and spacious however the bathroom is not big enough for 2 [no counter space].
They provide a Parisan breakfast [hard-boiled eggs, croissants, muffins, bagels, OJ & coffee] each morning and in the afternoon snacks. The staff was helpful did tend to have a different technique to check-outs had to call the AM of and they never called me so I had to keep on them kind of a downside. Other than that it's really a great place and in an excellent part of town. And they do not have a pool!

29/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Andre M.
Very relaxing, very fresh.

A nice alternative to the beach front hotels in South Beach. Very close to the beach, enjoyable terrace bar.

The rooms are simple but very practical and in good taste. It's very well located and the fact that they rent bikes at reasonable rates makes it the ideal place from where to get to know SB.

30/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Katie W.
Great hotel in Miami (and also my first in Miami).

The room was really well-priced at $123 a night, and was clean, all white, and had plenty of space. Free wi-fi, sweet! I also have to admit that the body pillow provided made me really happy. The next morning they had a delicious complimentary breakfast with lots of bagels, muffins, croissants..etc. YUM. Also, it looked like they had bikes you could rent, which is pretty awesome, and if I wasn't there for work, I would have totally used.

The location is great, right by the beach and Collins/Lincoln.

Overall, loved it.

24/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Chantelle D.
I think Miriam W. put it best when she said to me, "I just don't think Townhouse has figured out who they are." I couldn't have put it better myself. Is it a boutique? Is it upscale? Or is it a smaller, more mid-range hotel?

For $135/night I certainly can't complain when I got a comfy double bed with starch white sheets, plenty of towels, complimentary water bottles and a cute little toiletries case. I am also a big fan of the minimalist decor and they have a free continental breakfast in the morning that is served until 11am for you late risers. Additionally, the beach is steps from the hotel (not that I got to see it!)

However, some things that should not be cut for cost: CONDITIONER. Thank god I brought my own or I would have looked like I was electrocuted trotting around Miami. With that humidity - even in the winter - conditioner is a must and I'd prefer a bottle in the bathroom as opposed to the logo-ed beach ball on the bed. There were also some odd uses of space like exercise bikes at the end of every floor, which let's be honest, is kinda weird seeing people peddling away when you're walking to the elevator, and a lil stinky to boot. There were also broken towel hooks laying about my room, and the carpets were visibly threadbare; a contrast to the upscale deck area and Bond Street restaurant below.

But all in all it was a pleasant stay and I would certainly consider Townhouse Hotel again. Especially if I was rolling on a budget! (which is always!)

20/02/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
30. Maria A.
It's a rainy, Saturday night on South Beach and you're on your way to an event but soon realize that lots and garages are at capacity and even valet parking is filling up.

Pull up to Townhouse Hotel, yes, it will be more expensive but for $20 you'll be grateful for centrally located valet parking. You'll also be grateful for the small snack bar at the front desk because you can always grab something quick while you're waiting for your car. I'm a fan of paying $2 for water or soda vs $7-$10 at an event.

And now with a newly re-opened rooftop, there's another reason to valet park here.

31/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
31. Alexandra H.
We had a birthday party at The Rooftop Lounge last night.  We were very pleased with atmosphere, view, bar tenders, and Manager Mark was very welcoming and hospitable.  We will definitely be back!!!
Thank you Mark!!!!

02/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. J W.
I wouldn't recommend staying here unless you are Ok with the Miami Beach din.  The second night of our stay (thursday night), the club across the street was blasting their music until at least 2am.  We didn't fall asleep until the music stopped.  Note, our room was on the other side of the hotel from the club, too.  Also, each morning  we were awoken by what sounded like a dump truck depot next door to the hotel (trucks clamoring, running their engines, emptying garbage dumpsters).  This is because 20th is the front for some hotels, but the back entrance for others.  The hotel itself is okay -- staff were decent but unspectacular.  The bell staff didn't help us as we struggled with our bags up the front steps.  When we left we asked for a taxi and the bell staff person just told us to go get our own down the street even though there was a taxi right in front of the hotel.  The guy who checked us in barely looked up and later I saw that he was surfing the internet and was more interested in that than doing his job.  The rooms are decent, but definitely not quite as nice as they looked from the glossy website photos.  The location of the hotel is great, 1/2 block from the beach and close to restaurants, nicer hotels, bars, etc. They will give you beach towels but you have to pay for chairs and umbrellas on the beach. The breakfast is fine and convenient and they keep coffee and chilled water available at all times too.  An overall OK place, but we likely won't be return visitors.

17/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
33. trixy b.
Its a minimalist kind of hotel but with little details that made our stay pleasurable.   My biggest pro, its CLEAN.  The rooms are much smaller in comparison to other hotels but enough room for 2 people, possibly 3.  
The breakfast in the morning was continental breakfast with bagels, croissants, muffins, baguettes, spreads, jellies, espresso upon request, coffee and fresh squeezed oj.  The eating area is nice, airy and spacious to accommodate all visitors.  
The beach was only a minute walk half a block from the hotel door - Perfect!  The folks on the beach were mainly visitors from South America or Europe.  The crowd was not loud and we felt safe leaving our belongings while wading in the ocean.  We paid $30 for 2 chairs and umbrella through front desk.
Great stay and would return again!

17/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Connie C.
The Townhouse is like, well, staying at someone's townhouse with a concierge. There are no buttons on the phone that will connect you directly to the front desk or housekeeping, there is no conditioner for your hair, no snacks in your room, no fancy gym and their complimentary continental breakfast is very modest. The good thing is, Walgreens is only a few blocks away and you can pick up some hair products, bottled water and snacks. Plus why wouldn't I want to take advantage of all the fabulous and cheap Cuban food nearby?

It's an ideal spot for the budget traveler that appreciates clean, minimalist decor and is not expecting a super luxurious experience. They did a nice job with making it beach bungalow chic with the nicest Ikea and West Elm furniture they could find. The rooftop lounge is an awesome spot to chill out and listen to the pulsating beats from the hotel next door.

After all, I'm in Miami. I just need a crash pad where I can take a shower, sleep and get ready to party x4. And if I feel like working on my buns of steel, then I can just walk down the hallway and hop onto the sole StairMaster facing the window. OR, I could take advantage of its awesome location by the beach and go running along the beach walk.

This place is A-OK!

21/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
35. Derek B.
Don't stay here if you love your back...the beds are atrocious I think I would have done better sleeping on the ground outside. To add insult to injury breakfast was less than modest (a hard boiled egg and toast), my gf got make up on a pillow case and it was never changed out, wi-fi is non-existent I did better using my wireless provider, they jacked up the price of our room by $100 because we had one additional person show up. There is no shuttle to the airport, no guest computer (had to print boarding pass via an Internet cafe) parking is a joke they've jacked up the overnight fair from $25 to $34. There are obvious cracks in the ceiling and did I mention you have to pay for water. Please by all means stay somewhere else I'm leaving Miami with a sore back, and little sanity. Townhouse is a joke and I will never stay here again you would do better staying at Motel 6 or Super 8 Hotels the breakfast is better and the beds don't feel like bricks on your back.

22/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
36. Sheree P.
Trying to find an affordable, cute, clean, centrally located hotel during MB Fashion Week in Miami is not an easy task for two picky germaphobe girls.  After comparing a dozen boutique hotels on expdeia, hotels, tripadvisor, and various hotel booking websites, we decided on Townhouse based on the consolidated reviews.

Initial impression: cute small lobby with all the white furnitures and front porch with red swings.

LIKES:
*Reasonable rates during fashion week weekend ($130-$150/night)
*Complimentary Parisian Breakfast - Don't expect a spread, but they have muffins, bagels, baguettes, oj, milk, coffee and espresso
*Animal cookies and peanuts in the kitchen after breakfast hours
*Free Wi-Fi
*Rooftop terrace with lounge chair and bar
*Walking distance to the beach
*Bond St. Lounge downstairs for emergency food needs
*Friendly maid service

DISLIKES:
*Our room had a toilet w flush issues. The handle gets stuck and water won't fill the tank. When we called the front desk to have someone fix it, we were told that no maintenance was available and the problem will be "documented". READ = Fix it yourself.  So two germaphobe had to touch the moldy toilet lid to fix the issue EVERY time we flush. EEWWW....GROOOOSS....I still sudder at the mental flash back. G-A-G!!
*No Pool. Even though the beach was close by, a rooftop pool would be nice.
*No Gym. Its more of a stairmaster/bike at the end of the hallway on each floor.
*There's a night club around the corner that pumps house music into the whee hours of the morning. The Un-tze Un-tze Un-tze beat really penetrates through the thin walls.

I was tempted to give it a lower rating because the tiolet incident was a deal breaker for me...we weren't even offered a credit for the unpleasantness.  Since i had a good time with my frient, I decided to be a little generous with the rating.

19/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
37. Andrea R.
$105/night was well spent here.  Townhouse is located right on the South Beach trip. It's also clean, spacious rooms and they have real down comforters. Oh, and I can't forget to mention their heavenly rooftop, but more about that in a bit.

And yes, it's definitely missing some of the luxuries you may find at the Lowes and other nearby hotels. A few examples:
* When I asked for a workout room they informed me they had 1 cardio machine (stairmaster or bike) in the hallway of each floor. He wasn't kidding- there was one right at the end of my hallway! I opted for a morning run on the boardwalk instead.
* While they provide shower gel and lotion in the bathrooms, no shampoo or conditioner. Not a big deal for me since I travel with my own (picky when it comes to my hair), but I"d imagine others would appreciate a bottle of shampoo

My fab colleagues and I took over their penthouse as meeting space for the week.  It was a comfortable room and it just happened to be connected to their uhmazing rooftop filled with ginormous water beds.  We'd run outside between meetings for a few minutes of sun. Quite heavenly for a Chicagoan like me to get such sun in November!

I probably wouldn't come back here if I was vacationing in South Beach, but it served our purposes just fine for this work trip.

15/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
38. Jay S.
I really enjoyed my stay here. I'm not crazy about the whole modern minimalist thingy going on - but this hotel delivered. Amazing and very helpful staff, as well as a decent complimentary breakfast. Great location with a 30 second walk to the beach.  No self parking, I don't think that exists in South Beach, but they have valet and a public lot a block away.

27/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Tara L.
My room at the Townhouse Hotel reminded me of the bathhouse at the neighborhood pool I used to lifeguard at.

When the sun set and it was time to clean, we would toss scrubbing agents indiscrimenantly on everything in the bathhouse - the floor, toilets, sinks. We would then do a light scrubbing on all of these surfaces and then spray everything down with a powerful hose.

Other than the bed, you could have probably successfully hosed down my room at Townhouse Hotel to clean it: cement floors, no desk, limited lighting, small bathroom with shower only that easily sprayed into the rest of the bathroom, soaking the floor.

The whole room was pretty white with a somewhat sterile feel to it. My firm bed, with limited pillows was topped with not a mint, but a beach ball.

Definitely not a place I would stay if it were not in South Beach. Because of it's location, it gets a pass because hopefully if you are in South Beach, you will not spend much time in your room.

However, Townhouse Hotel has some highlights:

*There is a modest, continental breakfast served every morning until 10am

*The location is less than a 5 minute walk from the beach

*There is a fabulous roofdeck with optimal room to lounge

Overall, not a cushy, comfy hotel but a decent spot to stay if you plan on spending the majority of your time in South Beach out and about. Otherwise, skip it!

30/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
40. Tarra T.
Good, relaxing stay with my girl at Townhouse Hotel.

First, the Townhouse staff was amazingly accomondating and helpful.  I was so happy when they gave us a late checkout so we could enjoy our last first hours on the beach.  

Second, the rooms were a decent size but nothing to jump around about however we didn't spend much time there so it didn't matter to us.  The location is the PLUS here because it's a half block to the beach(right behind Shore Club Hotel and next to the Setai) and close enough to the great places in SoBe (Lincoln Road shopping/restaurants, Delano, Ocean Drive, etc.)/

We rented chairs on the beach everyday from the front desk (do this before you go out to the beach b/c you have to get a voucher) - $16 for two and #20 for two with an umbrella.  There are muffins, crossants, coffee, juice and tea complimentary everyday which sustained us.  We rented bikes as well for $15 for 2 hrs, and we actually kept them for 3 but they didn't charge us more.

Overall, great location, inexpensive and a no frills place that served it's purpose for our relaxing stay.

25/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Peter D.
Perhaps I am not as discerning as my colleagues, but I thought Townhouse was a great place to stay. ESPECIALLY for such great rates in South Beach.

So they don't put conditioner in your bathroom. That's fine, my hair is naturally silky and smooth.

So everything in the room is stark white. Well, I just look more tan by comparison.

So the Red on the shower dial indicates "Cold," and the Blue, "Hot." No problem, I'm an intelligent guy; it only took me 3 days to figure it out.

So the only room service offered is sushi (in the evenings). On the real, I'm broke anyway, and I needed to get my ass out of bed.

So the complimentary breakfast is a little bit weak. Uh, it's COMPLIMENTARY. And you'll just appreciate NYC bagels all the more when you get back.

Sure, I have a few qualms, but there are waterbeds on the roofdeck, and they give you a beach ball, for gods' sakes. How can you argue with that?

18/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. Max P.
Nice friendly staff. Simple clean rooms.     They do breakfast until 12:00 on weekends.   That is great since you can sleep in and still get a delicious hard boiled egg.  

The bed hurt my back, but I am not going to cry about it.  

3 minute walk to the beach.

Cool patio, lobby and rooftop.

19/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Yvonne M.
This is my first time in Miami, we booked this hotel based on the website pics..although it is nice, and the rate was affordable... The room size was disapointing. Its neat and clean, but theres no kitchen, theres a fridge in the closet. The bathroom is tiny.. Just has a shower that is really close to the sink, no counter space... And the bathroom seems to be literally right next to the bed.  The bed is nice and firm... S if tou have a back issue, you will sleep just fine here lol... Its not a bad room, the location makes it better, but its just a very small room than expected for the money. The front desk clerk was very nice and helpful. He gave us some restaurant idea. We were looking for cuban food and he was very knowledgeable on the best spots based on what we wanted.  Its close to the beachm, so it is perfect as far as that goes. i would stay here again, but i wish they had wall to wall carpet. It just has an area rug and the floor is cold. Sadly.. I neglected to bring socks.. Oh well... Next time I know. What is nice about this place is it is all white in the lobby.. Looks very crisp and clean looking... The room is red and white. My favorite color so of course I like that.  The one thing that was odd to me is they advertise that you can work on the exercise equipemnt around the corner from every room.. Well, they mean it literally because there are exercise bikes in the hallway in the corner sporner spots.. Lol...

12/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
44. samantha b.
The beds were indeed comfy, however due to massive rains the day before I got there the hall smelled awful. The smell got progressively worse while I stayed. I doubt the stair stepping machines on each floor provide any of the guests with much fitness other than working abdominal muscles for guests who are doubled over laughing over the absurdity of their existence.  
I would say I received pleasant service half the time which accounts for the one extra star.  However the rude woman working the desk on my last day almost makes me want to take it away.

28/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
45. Wendy L.
Stayed here for two nights:

- Air-con leaked water all over the floor, my friend's dress, my jimmy choo sandals
- No housekeeping for the entire stay
- Was refused towels the first time I asked because they "ran out because it's being washed"
- Called for housekeeping after coming back from the beach to find that our room was still a mess and our towels (which we used to soak up the water from the leaking AC) were not refreshed.
- Was offered $20 compensation for everything

8/7 EDIT:
After numerous calls to the manager and to my CC company, they still refuse to offer any more compensation. To anyone thinking of staying here, DON'T DO IT. THERE ARE SO MANY HOTELS ON SOUTH BEACH BETTER THAN THIS DUMP! Not only is the building old and the rooms run down, the management will not take responsibility for things that are clearly their fault!!

To Owner/Management:
You are not the only hotel in town. You are not a 4/5 star hotel. You are a motel 6 disguised as a 3 star hotel. Your customers do not need to stay at your hotel. There's a lot to choose from in South Beach. Rather, your hotel needs customers to survive.  And judging by all the mixed/negative reviews I see of your hotel lately, it seems like you need customers more than ever. Your hotel sucks and the people who work there don't have a clue about how to run a business. I suggest you get a new air-conditioning system, hire a completely new staff and update your embarrassingly ugly rooms.

24/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
46. Miriam W.
The arduous process of planning a meeting for 15 people was getting me down, what with all the crazy catering charges and labor fees and insane food and beverage minimums I wondered if I'd ever find a casual, cozy spot to play host to our team's quarterly meeting.

And then, I remembered Townhouse! A quick call to Colleen, the hotel's terrific director of sales, and I knew I'd found a spot just right for a group of yelpoyees from London, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Boston, London, Toronto, Atlanta and Miami. She gave us a discounted room rate and was extremely responsive from the first phone call through to when we checked out of the hotel.

Not only was the price right to pull this meeting off, the details were too. Unlike other hotels where you're forced to eat out of their kitchens (and off of their massively marked-up menus), Townhouse was perfectly happy to let us bring in our own grub from local restaurants and even provided the plates, cups, ice and cutlery.

The meeting space is actually the penthouse room with tables and chairs brought in and the bed removed. If you need a projector, bring your own (we did!) Quite possibly the best part of the space is its proximity to the rooftop. In between sessions we were able to soak up the sun's glorious rays on the Townhouse's chaise lounges and expansive water beds.

Colleen made sure we had everything we needed each day and working with her was a dream. Her high level of competence and attention to detail put me immediately at ease.

If your group of 15 or less  is informal and doesn't want a stuffy meeting room, I'd highly recommend Townhouse. What it lacks in frills and fanciness it makes up for in service and charm.

Oh and on this visit I used the auxiliary input on the iHome to play Pandora from my iPhone, which meant plenty of marvelous mood-enhancing music floating through my room every day. I tell ya, it's the little things...

15/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
47. Jason C.
If you were looking for a firm bed. This place might be your pick. Stayed here on a whim and boy was that Orbitz deal too good to be true.

The beds here are really firm. The rooftop bar is only open on Thursday and Saturday night, but it's not like there aren't other places on the beach with walking distance or a short cab ride away to.

I was turned off by the fact that the resort fee that they charge here does not cover chairs on the beach and other amenities that you expect to be covered by any such fee. Yet it is explained to be, by many of the staff, as extra taxes incurred by the business.

The Parisian style breakfast (the only reason why this place gets one stars) was a joy but gets easily boring by day three. there are only so many croissants, bagels, and baguettes that you can devour with jam and butter without it getting boring by day three. There is unlimited coffee and tea offered all day.

Don't get sold by the roof deck, you will be surrounded by other hotels that are taller than this 4.5 story building and have no direct view of the ocean to see.

The restaurant/lounge was overly priced compared to the bars/restaurants on Lincoln Road (blocks away) where there are plenty of better options for food and drinks both in quality and price.

27/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
48. Superfly T.
Clean, comfortable and almost sterile rooms, which for this price range is hard to find in SoBe.    Rooms have nice HD TV's and great showers.   The breakfast is really nice and free too, with fresh breads, free espresso and good coffee, and very good fresh squeezed OJ.

One important note - ask to stay in a room facing the back of the hotel.   The front street side is very noisy, especially during the early morning hours when the clubs let out between 3 and 4am.

There is a sushi lounge restaurant downstairs called Bond St.   I would stay here again.

21/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Char G.
This is where I stay the majority of the time when I'm in South Beach.  The reason I luv this place so much? it reminds me of home. I like the WHITE on white w/ a touch of Red.  The roof top has AMAZING views.   I like the fact it's on the beach, they have a decent FREE breakfast, I luv the espresso machine ( which one of the staff kindly showed me how to use ) the room in itself is not 4 0r 5 stars but for the location and cleanliness plus free food it can not be beat!

Also, you can rent a beach cruiser - they give you beach towels plus a beach ball.  When I'm in Miami I usually shop a lot.  The staff at the Townhouse usually arranges for me to have my EXTRA stuff shipped back thru UPS, they also provide the boxes.  

Note:  If you want too get this place for around $100 -$120 a night STOP booking thru the high season.  Sept - Nov is when you can get this at a bargain.  Esp thru HOTELS.COM  the hotel will be all yours

31/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. Teron W.
Booked a one night stay at the hotel a week prior, got in Miami had breakfast went to check in and was told the room wouldn't be ready for another 4 hours. No problem, however, had a customer service provider issue when leaving. I asked for the photo copy of my identification back and Patrick got defensive  and said whatever. When has it become acceptable to address a customer in this fashion? Needless to say, they will NEVER have to worry about me as a patron in the future. Shame on you.
In addition, I am now having an issue with my CC company getting the charges reversed that I paid cash for. Customer Service in the United States has become null and void.

14/08/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
51. Betty N.
**SOLID WMC HOTEL ON COLLINS**

Staff was very accommodating and friendly.

Cute small lobby and front porch decor.

LIKES:
*Reasonable rates during WMC weekend ($175-$195/night)
*Complimentary Parisian Breakfast - it was free, but could use fruits and milk
*Gift Shop - buy flip flops, Pop Chips, and beers
*Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet
*Rooftop terrace
*Mini-refrigerators in each room
*In-room safes and hair dryers
*Iron and ironing board
*Valet parking
*Beach Cruiser Bikes available for rent
*Walking distance to WMC pool parties and beach
*Best Body Pillow in the World

DISLIKES:
*Room #407 was a smoking room, wish they would have told us BEFOREHAND. Ew.
*Could not open the windows, no air ventilation
*Workout station was really a stairmaster in the hallway with a beaded curtain on each floor

It felt musty and suffocating in our room and that was a big deal to me.

But still a solid stay for WMC.

18/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
52. S S.
The location of the hotel is ideal. Walking distance to the beach and the local shops and restaurants. The staff is very hospitable and most of them are helpful or should I say more knowledgeable then others when it comes to helping their guests about how to get around the area. They hold your luggage and serve a simple breakfast that is enough to get you going until snack time or lunch.
I give them a 3 because of the washed out brown stain on the comforter... We noticed that the last night of our stay and I was pretty disgusted by it. When we mentioned it to the front desk at check out, all that was said was oh we're sorry, we will take a look at it. It would have been nice to be compensated for having dirty bedding when staying at a hotel.

16/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
53. Niki C.
Solid 4 star place to rest your head!

I have stayed at Townhouse on several occasions over the years, mainly on my business trips although I would definitely recommend it for pleasure as well!  Proximity to the beach is great - you will be there in 3 minutes walking.  I like that it is on 20th street, closer to the majority of the high end hotels that are wisely away from the raucous 8th street area where I preferred to stay in my early 20's so I could frequent Wet Willies at all hours of the day!  So in turn, it's not a very noisy area of SoBe and mostly it's Clean, Comfortable and Convenient for my needs!  Staff is very friendly and helpful for damsels in distress with lots of luggage and shopping bags!  Valet parking is $25 per night by the way, but they are very quick as long as you call ahead with your ticket number.  Close to shopping and restaurants - don't forget to try Bond Street Lounge downstairs for it's awesome sushi & Asian inspired food & beverages.  A big plus at Townhouse is also that they serve a complimentary Parisian breakfast to guests every morning - fresh coffee and espressos, fresh squeezed orange juice, hard boiled eggs, croissants with jam and other spreads, bagels, etc.  My company loves that it's also not too pricey!

23/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Lily L.
Plusses:
-Decent hotel but for the price of ~$100/night (snagged on Hotwire) in South Beach right next to the ocean and 3-4 blocks away from Lincoln, one can't really complain.
-Ask at the front and you can check out free beach towels.
-Free breakfast until 11 am! Although it's just simple stuff (small muffins, hard boiled eggs, apples, toast/jam, coffee) but I do like that it's available until 11.
-Customer service was consistently very friendly

Deltas:
-Thin walls, our room was right near the street so we could hear a lot going on with street cleaning in the early morning or indiscretions from the clubs at super late in the evenings.
-Overnight parking w/ the hotel was an outrageous $34/24 hour period!

Not sure abouts:
-Decoration-wise, there's definitely a modern eclectic feel with random feminist movement type retro art hanging around.
-No gym but there's a random cardio machine at the end of every floor. Kinda odd but I guess it maximizes their limited space.
-Sushi lounge downstairs but this was in the middle of remodeling during my stay so I couldn't check it out.

16/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
55. Jen C.
I cannot say enough great things about this hotel. I work in hotel industry in Washington DC, so I am very observant and aware of all points in other hotels when I am traveling . The Townhouse hotel passed with flying colors in my book.
Paid $160/night per booking.com

Staff:
Patrick who is the night manager, went above and beyond at my check-in. He went as far as to split payment, tell us all the amenities of the hotel, invite us to the rooftop bar and the club attached to the hotel at the bottom. Told us where to go to get food, drink, party etc. We even chatted a while about who owns and operates the hotel and blah blah blah.

Valet were very friendly and speedy and all my other encounters with front desk personnel were very pleasant as well. Another person working the front desk even printed things out from his computer for me.

I haven't witnessed customer service like it in a WHILE.

Amenities:
The breakfast every morning was DELICIOUS!  Boiled eggs, yummy muffins, orange juice, grapefruit juice, toast and a few other assorted items and of course coffee. A cute little sun room to sit and eat breakfast in but it was great for grabbing on the go. (free)
Free wi-fi - fast and easily accessible throughout the WHOLE hotel.
Breathtaking rooftop bar open most of the day and night.
Rooms/bathrooms:
Modernly nice, simple decorated VERY clean rooms.
Huge television
Plenty of space for my boyfriend in I.
It is QUIET! Which was great.
The worlds best showers (get super hot) and modern bathrooms.
Mini-fridge
Big closet
full-length mirror

Location:
Great. In between fancy well known hotels and restaurants on South Beach. When you walk out the door you will likely see Bentleys, Aston Martins and Rolls Royce's parked at the neighboring hotel The Setai.
The beach is your back yard. Walking distance to Ocean and a 3 minute taxi ride to 5th & Ocean where all the craziness happens!
Overall my stay was fabulous, I would recommend and stay again.

09/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Wandering S.
Not impressed - as a regular business traveler to south beach I can honestly say this place in no way meets the hype. More or less a typical south beach tourist trap. Rooms are large but spartan. 1 plug?? Air conditioner died and the maintenance guy just fiddled with the controls and then shrugged without really fixing anything. Luckily it's winter so the room was tolerable but it definitely had that musty beach funk starting. The "Paris style" breakfast? Typical commercial bought pastry and juice - same as any other motel chain with a "continental breakfast" make sure you try to get a room not on the 20th st side so you don't have to hear the drunk club kids come home screaming. Also ask not to be near the "fitness center" which is a stair master machine in the hallway outside the rooms!?!?! The club in the building closed months ago - not sure if that's a mixed blessing.

19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
57. Jeff G.
The decor of the hotel is an acquired taste. It's a 65-year old building with an all-white interior. It reminds me of an old hospital or an army barracks . . . But that's just my opinion. The best thing about this hotel is its location. It's in the middle of South Beach and only a few steps away from the ocean. The amenities here leave a little to be desired though.

I'll start with the good: The hotel was able to accommodate our request for an early check-in and the desk clerk was courteous and professional. The early check-in was helpful because our cruise ship got into port early that morning and we needed the time to unwind and get caught up on emails and such after being away for a week. Our room as well as the lobby were clean and well-organized. Check-out also went smoothly a couple of days later. We asked the desk clerk to have a cab to be ready for us at a certain time and he did. The cab driver was even in the lobby to take our bags as we were leaving.

The bad: The wifi in this hotel is incredibly weak. It works fine in the lobby but on the third floor it's non-existent. Like I said, we had just been away and we needed internet to get caught up on things. My wife went downstairs to inquire about the bad connection and was brushed off by an ignorant staff member (not the guy that checked us in). Apparently this guy's one job in life is to walk around the lobby in his pink shirt with his hands in his pockets smiling and nodding politely at guests. He occasionally stops to lean on the wall by the front door and watch people come and go. When asked about the internet he just mumbled something unintelligible, showing no interest in solving the problem. My wife asked if there was a desktop computer she could use instead. Get this - he answers, "No." We found out the next day that they have an iMac station in the lobby around the corner from the elevator. Now I know that a Mac technically isn't a desktop but essentially she was asking if there was a computer to use. Was he trying to be funny or is he just a Mac snob? I finally had to call down to the front desk and just blatantly ask them to reset the wifi. Which they did do and it worked fine. For a little while. Anytime I needed to get online after that I had to go downstairs and sit in the lobby. I got tired of calling down to have them reset.

The sleep quality is horrible because of the constant noise of the traffic outside. Apparently no one in Miami Beach knows how to drive because the car horns never stop. Even on a weeknight after midnight it's nothing but "honk, honk, honk!"

Coffee and tea are supposedly available in the lobby throughout the day. With the exception of breakfast time whenever I went for a coffee the urn was either empty or nearly empty. Same with the hot water. The pink shirt guy can't even be bothered to refill the coffee. Useless.

The check-in and check-out went well, it was just the stay in between that was rocky.

16/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
58. Mel L.
Great place if you know what you expect. Research it in advance to make sure it's for you. Wonderful location, minutes from the beach. Helpful staff. Decent price. Minimalist decor in the room but quite a bit of space. No, this is not a luxury property. But if you're looking for a reasonable price, great convenient location, and close to the beach, this may be for you. Everything was clean, everything worked. Small property, basic continental breakfast came in handy.

29/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Eli M.
My wife and I had a wonderful time thanks to the staff and the location.
First, We've been here before so I must admit we felt right at home from the moment we arrived. We used to love Bond St. (the restaurant in their basement, and we're sorry to see them go (visit the one in Soho when you get a chance).
Second, the best kept secret in South Beach is the roof deck on this hotel. Sunbathing in the day, drinks with views at night, whats not to like.
If you're ever on the beach by The Townhouse Hotel, look for me; I'll be the guy with the gorgeous lady on his arm:)

16/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
60. Beauty A.
Nice hotel. Perfect location. Nice light little breakfast. The bed could've been better its a basic ikea type bed. Everything was good except the front desk lady who had a problem explaining to the breakdown of the charges and clearing up the confusion because I wasn't charged at time of booking. Checking out the guy was nice. I will stay again.

17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Violet P.
We stayed a couple of nights midweek at Townhouse.  I picked this hotel was it was north South Beach where I haven't been, close to shopping, and the good comments I read about it.  We booked online and paid about $140 Canadian/night.  In the booking, I requested an early check in as we were arriving from a cruise.

The taxi ride from the port was just under $30.  The street in front can get quite congested with cars and delivery vans.  The taxi stopped in the road and we got out luggage.  There were stairs to the doors so we lifted our luggage in.  Then more stairs in the lobby so got another good arm workout.

The guy working the front desk was really friendly and he said there was a room ready for us.  This was awesome as it was just after 10AM.  Our room was on the 3rd floor and we took the elevator up.

The room was very white, which I'm not a fan of.  It makes me feel like I'm in a jail or an institution.  The bare floors could be cold on my feet so I liked to wear my slippers.  There's a closet with a safe and small fridge.  The dryer and ironing board are also kept here.  The bathroom was shower only, and they provide shampoo and lotion only.  There were only bath towels and no face or hand ones.  The cleaning cart was often in the hallway and they might clean your room later afternoon but you can request an earlier cleaning.

Our room faced north and at times the noise from the traffic could be heard in our room.  The people in the room above could be heard when there were stomping around.  The wifi in the room was unreliable and it's much better in the lobby area.

Parisian breakfast of tea, coffee, juice, cereal, and pastries were offered from 7-10AM and seating at 2 long tables.  The hot drinks are left out for the day but we went and the pots were empty or water not hot.  The rooftop lounge on the 5th floor is accessible by walking up the stairs from the 4th.  It's nice with loungers for those who want comfortable seating outdoors and don't want to go to the beach.

Other staff were ok, but the best was the guy who checked us in.  They did reserve a taxi for us and it arrived early which was great.

14/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
62. Monica C.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Townhouse hotel about two weeks ago and we enjoyed our stay. We arrived to the hotel around 1pm but check in time was not until 3pm. Antone the front desk concierge was pleasant when checking us in. I playfully asked for their best room but he mentioned most rooms were not ready yet. He could only give us a room that had just been cleaned in order to avoid waiting until check in time. This was appreciated and as we were about to take the elevator to our room he calls us back over and said another room became available, the penthouse. He upgraded our room! Maybe he overheard me telling my boyfriend how disappointed I was that they had just closed their rooftop bar. It was one of the reasons why I booked this particular hotel. Antone accommodated our inconvenience by offering the penthouse which was a fun, nice room!  Besides the wonderful customer service the hotel is conveniently located steps from the beach. Plus they offer beach chairs and umbrella's (for an add'l fee). The hotel is clean, service is pleasant and the location is key! If you want a simple, clean, affordable hotel in the heart of SOBE Townhouse would be a good choice. I'd stay here again. My only reason for giving 4 stars because it is a little older than most hotels in the area and because the rooftop bar closed down.

15/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Will H.
Based on price and location... you couldn't get much better,  clean, basic rooms, rooftop bar is a gem, great for a late night cocktail. Lobby is small, staff could be friendlier... they are curtious, but not the warmest. Just saying..

Place could use a handyman.. simple things are being missed, our rooms ceiling lamp shade { huge thing ... which is obviously a centerpiece of their hipster decor} was broken and had duck tape keeping it hanging crookedly... minor repairs needed in bathroom... A/C broke on our 1st night, we elected not to change rooms, they brought us 3 bottles of their house brand mineral water, then tried to charge us on check out ...tacky..

Cab driver to airport said that it had new ownership and corners were being cut, that it had had once a better reputation.
But again for the price, it was OK for a couple of nights.

20/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
64. Brian B.
We booked our stay a few weeks prior to Miami Music Week, which left us very few affordable options (totally my fault).  While I hadn't stayed here prior, the website made it look pretty awesome. We had a morning flight from NYC so I called before we took off that morning to see if we could check in early. They said they had one room ready but normal check-in wasn't until 3PM so they'd do what they could to save it for me but couldn't make any guarantees as the open rooms are first come/first serve as far as early check-in goes.  

We flew into FLL and there is no direct shuttle from the airport to the hotel that the hotel provides. We took a private car which cost us $75.  On the way back, we took a taxi and it was almost $90.

We arrived at the hotel around noon and low and behold they had our room ready!  This, as it turned out, was the highlight of the hotel for us as they actually held that room for us.  It's walking distance to the beach and you can book beach chairs and an umbrella through the front desk and walk out to the beach and they'll be there.  I also liked the bike amenity.  We utilized that a few times.  They always had a few bikes (with locks available).

The breakfast is decent (7AM-10AM) - just muffins, bagels, hard-boiled eggs, juices and coffee.  It'll do the job. We did like that they kept cold water with orange slices on tap all day long.  We took advantage of that often.

Here's the negatives.  

There is only one elevator and it was extremely slow. I found that surprising considering they only had 4 floors (rooftop is on the 5th which you walk up to from the 4th floor).  I ended up taking the stairs on numerous occasions rather than the elevator because it was THAT slow.

We went into the room and it is very sterile.  They could definitely use some more rugs in the room as there is no carpet.  The décor needs updating badly.  There are no shelves so we ended up using the guest bed/couch as our dresser.  There are also no chairs or a desk in the room so again, you have to use the couch to do any work on the small table they provide.  They do have a mini fridge but it was not very cold so we didn't put any leftovers in it.

The shower head in the shower leaked after we used it the first time.  We alerted the front desk and they had maintenance come up to fix it but they never got it right.  It continually dripped throughout our stay.  

The room, itself, is billed as a non-smoking room but you could smell the smoke in the room.  We ended up having to wash all of our clothes when we came home because the stench was that bad.

There is an ironing board and a hair dryer.  They also provide hand soap and a shampoo/condition all-in-one.

They have Wi-Fi (which is free) but it was pretty sketchy all weekend.  It would work for a while and then not work.  It was very undependable.

They provide towels for the beach but the problem is they aren't true beach towels.  In fact, they gave us 1 towel that was shorter than the other.  How is that even possible?  When I asked them about it, they said that's all they had. I was a little disappointed in that.

They had a rooftop but the bar was not open all day and they didn't have any true sunbathing chairs that reclined.  It was just chairs and couches.  And...no pool on the property.

They had a 3rd party shuttle service to Ultra-Fest. The front desk took $5 to reserve it for you which I found out I could reserve on my own at no cost.  I thought that was a little petty to try and make something off that.

As some people have mentioned, it is on 20th street and a little off Collins so you're somewhat away from the noise and crazy-ness down in the lower streets.  After staying there, however, I'd rather have splurged a little more to get a pool and a little better room.  Oh well, you win some and you lose some.  Final verdict for me is to try and find somewhere else if you can but if you have to stay, it'll do the job.  If you just need a place to lay your head, this is a good spot.

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
65. Arezou A.
Big fan of the location and convenience. This property is right by all the buzz of South Beach. The staff is really friendly and there is always someone at the front desk 24/7, which is really convenient for whenever you need a towel or anything. Also, there is a rooftop lounge if you don't feel like leaving the hotel to get a drink.

It's on the cheaper side for a reason- it's very minimalist. Lots of red and white furniture. The bedrooms have this adorable couch/nook area for lounging, despite their small size. The shower leaks a lot, which is annoying, but you get over it. And it's easy to flood the shower because of the curtain in lieu of a shower door.

The complementary breakfast includes minimal fruit (apples and bananas), bread, bagels, hard boiled eggs, cereal, and various jams and butter- so don't expect anything special. But it's a lot more than some other places I have been to, so I'll give them that. Breakfast actually closed at 10 AM when I was there. There is a lot of seating in the lobby (where the breakfast takes place). In addition, there's complementary water and coffee all day.

I think the most annoying thing about the Townhouse is for some reason, they are right next to a wind tunnel so watch out for that as soon as you walk out into the "world." Otherwise, you can't beat the location, price, and convenience of the Townhouse.

19/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0