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Kent Hotel 2.5

South Beach, Miami, Florida

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Pros

  • Central South Beach location
  • Three blocks from the beach
  • Free Wi-Fi in the rooms
  • Pets allowed for free with a 50-pound weight limit

Cons

  • No pool
  • No room service
  • No fitness center
  • Fee to use the Internet in the lobby is $1 per five minutes.

Bottom Line

The Kent's styled lobby and outdoor bar fit nicely with its fun and funky South Beach location. Rooms are comfortable and have modern amenitiest, though some have old, worn bathroom fixtures and bedding. It's a fine choice for the price, but also compare rates at the Essex House, Albion, and Suites on the Beach hotels.

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Location

In the Art Deco District, about a five-minute walk from the beach, on a quieter street just outside the bars and clubs along Ocean Drive and Washington Avenue

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Surrounded by shops and eateries -- including the Eleventh Street Diner, a late-night staple -- the Kent is in the midst of South Beach's colorful Art Deco District. In addition, just two blocks south along Collins Avenue begins one of Miami's major shopping drags, with stores ranging from Ralph Lauren to Urban Outfitters.

Quaint, neon-lit South Beach (or "SoBe") might be the sexiest beach town in America. Just imagine: modeling agencies beside a broad topless beach. Outdoor bars and cafes line Ocean Drive's historic Art Deco District, where people-watching is the draw -- flashy cars, rollerbladers, rainbow flags, and plenty of fake-boob bikini bodies. Chic clubs with especially discerning bouncers draw the fashion-industry elite, the occasional celebrity, and plenty of twentysomethings ready to party. Every local seems to be a model, DJ, publicist, broker, or homeless eccentric. It's not all glitz -- cheap Cuban sandwich joints, fishbowl-size discount margaritas, and Bud-Light-slinging dive bars peacefully coexist with the posh hotel lounges and famed fusion restaurants.

  • Five-minute walk from the bustling beach at Lummus Park
  • Valet parking is $25 per night.
  • 10-minute drive to Parrot Jungle Island and the Miami Children's Museum
  • 10-miute walk to Lincoln Road pedestrian mall
  • 15-miute walk to the Miami Beach Convention Center
  • 20-minute drive or $35 taxi to Miami International Airport
  • 35-minute drive or $65 taxi to Fort Lauderdale International Airport
  • 20-minute drive to the Port of Miami

Rooms

Some new, some a little worn, but all colorful

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  • Double (with two double-size beds) and King -- the standard room types -- are a comfortable size (about average, for South Beach).
  • Common balcony -- nothing too pretty -- in some rooms
  • Flat-screen TV with cable and a DVD player in all rooms; though the quality and size of the TV varies from room to room
  • Down comforters in some rooms; less-plush purple bedding in others
  • Electronic safe, big enough for a laptop, in all rooms
  • Mini-fridge, but no minibar, in all room types
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No coffeemakers
  • No smoking rooms
  • CD player alarm clocks with iPod connectors
  • Free beach towels for all guests

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Address

1131 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, United States

Also Known As

  • Kent Hotel Miami
  • Kent Hotel Miami Beach
  • Kent Miami Beach

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Standard Room

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