Ratings based on 1,488 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Bronx, NY

Home away from home

Posted May 28, 2017
I've stayed at this hotel on and off since 2003, I absolutely love this hotel. The staff is friendly and professional, and Manager knows me by my first name which I find very welcoming. The pool area is always clean. Easy access to the beach. They also have wine and cheese hour which is nice and relaxing. The location is great, plenty of shops and places to eat.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 28, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Elizabeth, we appreciate your loyalty and are thrilled you had another excellent stay at the South Seas Hotel on Miami's exciting South Beach. We are always happy to see a familiar face return, and your praise for our outstanding service and prime location makes our day great! It is always a pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to your next visit soon. Warmest Regards, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Art Deco hotel next to beach

Posted May 8, 2017
Palm tree lined pool. White sand area with hammocks and cabanas. Breakfast is included, which is nice but not very good unfortunately. Other than that, outstanding setting with beach access.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 9, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
We read with delight your description of relaxing at the beautiful pool and cabana of the South Seas Hotel located on Miami's vibrant South Beach! It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we hope you will make us your home when your travel brings you back this way. Warmest Regards, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from q

So beautiful

Posted May 3, 2017
This hotel is so beautiful and clean. Perfect for everything and my relationship got better after going here. Perfect for tranquility moments
Comment from Hotel Management
May 5, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for the fantastic review of your stay with us. We take pride in serving our guests, and we are especially happy when we receive reviews such as yours telling us we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the boutique South Seas Hotel on Miami's South Beach. Warmest Regards, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle

A litlle old but In a great location

Posted Apr 27, 2017
Great location, nice swimming pool area and good breakfast. Rooms a litlle tide (at least the one I stayed) and window facing hotel room beside (defnetlly better pay a litlle more for sea view). Staff at the Hotel bar a litlle lost after 20 PM (seem like she got to hard on drinks).
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 28, 2017 by General Manager , Hotel Management
Edivo, thank you for being our guest at South Seas Hotel. We are glad to read you had a comfortable visit and you liked our prime location. While we are an older art deco hotel, we attempt to maintain everything in good order and in spotless condition for our guests. Your feedback will be used to improve our service. We look forward to your next visit with us. Warmest Regards, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from OH

Good Experience

Posted Apr 20, 2017
Otel close to Miami Beaches. Breakfast was good. Rooom was cleaned everyday. Staff was frieandly. Hotel location also close to restaurants.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 20, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Mehmet, many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy to know our location was perfect for your trip and that you were satisfied with our service and facilities. It was a pleasure hosting you at South Seas Hotel, and we hope you are already planning another trip our way. Warmest Regards, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel with pleasant swimming pool.

Posted Apr 16, 2017
Pros: Nice pool, direct access to the beach, good breakfast and lunch at the pool side.
Cons: Avoid the rooms on the street side. Car service expensive and not reactive on our departure day.
Nice hotel, rooms are a little old fashion. We were first given a room on the street side, this was like having our bed in the street, or on the dance floor of a night club. No sleep that night... the hotel staff were kind enough to change our room for the following nights. Not on the pool side but a much quieter section of the hotel. The hotel has a beautiful and pleasant pool area, with direct access to the beach. The hotel also has a private beach area with beach chairs and umbrellas for hotel guests. It is however regrettable that customers booking through Expedia do not get free access to these; you only get free access if you book directly with the hotel...
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2017 by General Manager , Hotel Management
Herve, it's nice to read the kind review about your visit at South Seas Hotel. We are delighted you liked our facilities and that our prime location was perfect for your needs. However, we are sorry to inconvenience you experience in your first night, but we are glad you were happy with your new room and the rest your stay was enjoyable. Thanks again for being our guest, and we hope you will make us your home whenever you come back this way! Warmest Regards, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 13, 2017
Overall, our stay was good. The back yard is the selling point of this hotel. Rooms are small and cramped and not the cleanest. There was a dead bug on the ceiling. Room service starts at 11am which was late if you wanted an early breakfast. Also, room service can take awhile to get to you sometimes. Elevator is small and outdated. Staff was overall okay. They were not very consistent with being helpful or kind.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 13, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at South Seas Hotel. We are pleased to know your overall stay was good, but I am sorry for the housekeeping and service issues you encountered. Your comments will be shared with our team to ensure such issues are corrected and not repeated with future guests. We hope you will give us a chance to make this up to you on a future visit. Warmest Regards, General Manager
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Booked based on listing on-line

Posted Mar 21, 2017
Hotel is very old and needs major updates. The outside and the lobby are the only areas that look nice. Rooms are very outdated, elevator is very old, beach is quite a walk, breakfast doesn't start until 7 so if you have an early flight you pay for something you can't use. The toilet is so close to the wall that you hit the toilet paper roll when sitting.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 23, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for being our guest and for the review. We are sorry you found our hotel in need of an update. We appreciate comments that help us focus on areas that could use improvements. We are also sorry our breakfast times did not meet your travel needs. We will take your suggestions to heart and review those times for future guests. We hope you will give us another chance to regain your trust when you are back in town. Warmest Regards, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

Good hotel. Great price. Excellent location.

Posted Mar 20, 2017
Pros: Location, bed, price.
Cons: The showers were outdated.
Location: Perfect location. 10 minute walk to all restaurants and nightlife.
While this hotel isn't the fanciest in the area, for the price it was top notch. The breakfast was great, the pool was a little old but it was fine. There was plenty of room by the pool. The room was comfy and clean. The AC worked well. Definitely the best value around.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 21, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Matt, thank you for being our guest at the wonderful art deco South Seas Hotel. It's good to know you enjoyed your stay with us and that convenient location, as well as our facilities, were up to your satisfaction. Thanks again for recognizing us as a great value, and we hope to welcome you back soon! Warmest Regards, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ontario

South Seas stay

Posted Mar 20, 2017
Pros: Location, price, smaller size, comfortable.
Cons: later hours for the kitchen?
Location: We were comfortable using public transportation and the free trolleys so we got around the city very easily.
We stayed at this hotel for four nights. This is our second stay and there have been a few improvements- mostly for the breakfast-more options like eggs and other hot items. We like this hotel for its location, access to the beach and public transportation. If you want glam and a partying stay, don't book this hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 21, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Patricia, thank you for choosing to stay at South Seas Hotel once again and also for mentioning us as a great value. We are glad you had a great visit and that you were impressed with all the aspects of our hotel, especially with our central location. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warmest Regards, General Manager