The Delores Clarion Collection Rating: 2.5 Pearls
South Beach, Miami, Florida

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Pros

  • Friendly service
  • 1 block from the beach
  • Central South Beach location
  • Clean rooms
  • Comfortable beds
  • 27-inch flat-screen TVs

Cons

Bottom Line

One block from the beach but still close to the action, this revamped Econo Lodge lacks amenities, but has strong service, luxury beds, free wireless, and a clean designer look (which they picked up cheap from Marshall's). Not bad, for one of the cheapest hotels in South Beach.

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 Service

The helpful staff volunteers extra service.

Given the cheap rates, I would have been happy with, "Here's your key, knock yourself out." But every staff member is genuine and helpful. They volunteer restaurant recommendations, day trip ideas (Parrott Jungle for my imaginary nephews), and fetch fresh towels within a minute (though, admittedly, our room was only about 30 feet from the front desk).

Reviewers on Hotels.com and TripAdvisor generally agree, the staff is helpful.

 Location

A block from the beach and a quick walk to Ocean Drive.

It's only a block from the beach, but with weather like a Turkish bathhouse, I was sweating through my socks by the time I saw the sand.

Though next to a gas station and a few Deco dives, the location did its job -- a quick walk to Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive, without the club bumping and car alarms.

 Rooms

Absolutely tiny bathroom, but the beds are incredibly comfortable.

I got the efficiency room, which has a bathroom so small -- queue the audience: "How small is it?" -- that guests have to sit sideways on the toilet. That's true. No joke. With my chin nearly in the sink, I could shave from there.

Besides that, the rooms are clean and the beds so comfortable that I hit snooze a half dozen times. (So, if my boss asks, it was the bed's fault I was late. OK?)

 Features

Free wireless with strong signal, but rise early to get free breakfast.

The free wireless connection is great (not a single connectivity issue).

But, by the time I made it for the free breakfast (again, comfy beds), there were only two pre-packaged Otis Spunkmeyer blueberry muffins left.

 Cleanliness

All rooms look new and spotless.

With the recent remodel and a manageable number of rooms, housekeeping keeps the rooms (even the bathroom) perfectly tidy. Not bad for a cheap hotel.

 Bottom Line

One block from the beach but still close to the action, this revamped Econo Lodge lacks amenities, but has strong service, luxury beds, free wireless, and a clean designer look (which they picked up cheap from Marshall's). Not bad, for one of the cheapest hotels in South Beach.

Things You Should Know About The Delores Clarion Collection

Address

  • 1420 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Hotel Is Also Known As...

  • Clarion Collection Delores
  • Clarion Collection Miami Beach
  • Clarion Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach Clarion
  • The Delores

Room Types

  • 2 Queen Bed Suite
  • 2 Single Bed room
  • Double Bed Effeciency Room
  • Queen Bed Room
  • Queen Bed Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 27
Pool: No
Internet Access: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: South Beach, Miami
Address: 1420 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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