Albion South Beach Hotel
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Partner Reviews: Albion South Beach Hotel
We've stayed at several SoBe hotels with lots of good experiences. This was not one. The lights and phones didn't work. The TV only had about 12 channels-no HBO or other premium channels. We've stayed in hotels for half the price with twice the luxury. One positive was the pool- open all night and a good size. Rooms need to be updated, staff cold be friendlier and definitely lower the prices for off season.
First impressions are the best impression. The concierge set the mood for my vacation. Upon an early arrival, before check in time, staff swiftly made our room available for us. Just in time to catch a few rays, before the night activitives. The spacious room was immaculate, with minimalism motif. Clean, bright, and airy. Location of hotel was ideal. Within walking distance of South Beach action. Plus shopping area for those forgotten items. Friends who were staying at another hotel, enviously wanted to "move in". They actually called to inquire about staying at Ablion. I will make THE ALBION home away from home for my next visit to South Beach.
For the price, this hotel wasn't bad at all. If you're a budget traveler but like that boutique feel and think location is the most important thing, then you should definitely check this one out! My friends and I had an absolutely wonderful time in Miami Beach - no big complaints about the Albion here!
This hotel looks funky on the website, but once you get past the lobby you realize it is just a facade. The rooms are barren and the mattresses unbearable. I picked it based on location (great location) but ended up wishing we had splurged on something nicer. The restaurant that was once attached is out of business and abandoned. This hotel gives you the bare minimum; paper thin walls allow you to hear everything your neighbor is up to at 4 a.m. Don't waste your money on this hotel, you are better off staying one night at a nicer hotel than two nights at this dump. It was a disappointment and I would not stay there again.
Albion is a great disappointment immediately after you get beyond the nice lobby. Graffitis in the elevators, dirty carpets in cooridors and rooms, nothing but the basic amenities in the rooms and basically all decor getting grim and tired of age. Staff was nice enough and breakfast buffet on the mezzanine was good, but valet parking took 30 mins to get car. Also - Kiss Steakhouse on first floor now bankrupt and closed. Better location and service avaliable all over the beach for less money.
Service rocks!!! At first, caught off guard by friendly= cult mentality. Totally wrong. This is what a SoBe stay should be like. Kiss Steakhouse d/stairs, one block from Lincoln Mall, sunburn relief across the street (Genovese, Eckerd), oh, and the beach that is literally 1 block away!! Yeah, the rooms are pretty "Meh", but the rest makes up for it. Definitely recommend to first-timers...