Ratings based on 490 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kevin from ohio

Great hotel for the price

Posted Apr 20, 2014
Pros: Location
Great location, restaurants, shopping within walking distance
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

quick trip to Miami... I love Miami

Posted Apr 17, 2014
I've stayed at RIU elsewhere so I knew the basic RIU drill. I've stayed at many other hotels in South Beach/Miami this room was small but that is to be expected in MIami. The hallways smelled strange But I absolutely could not run the a/c the smell was unbearable... I am very very tolerant but it was as I said the smell was unbearable so I suffered with no a/c. the construction was annoying if you are trying to relax jackhammers all day and the RIU clientele is mostly European again having traveled domestically and internationally I get it ... you get what you pay for...
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by chun

Good place! The room is very big and comfortable.

Posted Apr 14, 2014
I stayed here two months ago and then came back again.I like the big room and the bench behind the hotel.Everything is good here except it is a little far from the public beach so the restaurant and entertainment nearby is not so much.The bench is wonderful and the sea here is very shallow and i enjoyed a wonderful surf here.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location

Posted Apr 10, 2014
On the beach with friendly staff but way too many rules. Couldn't even get a fork to eat a salad I bought that day
2 out of 5
by guest from chicago

Ok...

Posted Apr 7, 2014
Booked room was not available, musty, no room service. The proximity to the beach is the only pro
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Decent hotel

Posted Apr 1, 2014
This is a great hotel it just needs to be renovated more. Most of the rooms are renovated and up to date mine wasn't. My room was the purple decorated room with a balcony view. The view was great from the 10fl. My room wasn't up to date but it was Comfortable and clean. The staff was great. The hotel is on the beach which was fantastic. I dislike that the pool closed early. Food is reasonably priced however I didn't eat at the buffet just the bar. Dislike that there was no atm machine available for guest. WiFi is not free. Most part hotel is 3.5. Just needs to be renovated and become up to date.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Joe from Nebraska

Tennis tournament

Posted Mar 27, 2014
Pros: Location, room, staff.
Location: Good location, right off of the causeway-South Beach is a quick bus ride or a 15 minute walk, ocean is very close.
Stayed at the RIU while going to the Sony tournament on Key Biscayne. Location is pretty good, a little North of the really congested area, quiet but close. The valet service was good, room was great.. Didn't try the food, don't know why they have a bar since it's closed most of the time.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kim from Tallahassee, FL

Affordable beach hotel

Posted Mar 24, 2014
Pros: Location on the beach
Cons: Rooms could use a bit more care - only one blanket in the room.
Location: Loved being on the beach and the beach boardwalk. It isn't too far of a walk to Lincoln Rd or the South Beach hotels.
This was not your most luxurious hotel but it was affordable and right on the beach. It seemed incredibly popular with foreigners and I would say Americans were the minority. The hotel is clean with lots of space but dated. The bathroom in our room was quite small. But overall, it provided easy access to all of Miami Beach. The pool area was nice with lush landscaping. I booked two rooms with Expedia and then I needed to add a night which I did through the hotel directly. When I booked with the hotel they offered me a breakfast plan at $10 per person. That turned out to be a terrific deal. If you want breakfast without the deal, it is 19.95 pp. The breakfast was huge - buffet and definitely a good deal at $10 pp. Overall it worked out well for us.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Business trip

Posted Mar 22, 2014
Nice hotel and comfortable. Walls are thin so night time can be loud. My neighbors were loud and had to have the hotel quiet them.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from south dakota

Great Miami beach hotel

Posted Mar 17, 2014
Very nice and clean hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. Updated rooms very nice and clean. Valet parking was a plus since parking elsewhere is limited. Hotel sits Right on the beach!!! Would definitely stay here again.