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Sanctuary South Beach

4 stars
1745 James Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
10 reviews
Great hotel in the downtown Miami

Great inexpensive hotel in the middle of everything. We enjoyed the stay. Our room had a small... See full review

  • OxanaK
  • Aug 12, 2014
Great Weekend Stay!

We checked into the hotel for the 4th of July weekend and were impressed with our room, it wasn't... See full review

  • VanessaG
  • Jul 8, 2014
The slick, sophisticated Sanctuary South Beach in Miami, Fla. provides privileged hipsters with a suitable venue for fun and festivities. Just steps from the nightclubs and happening restaurants of South Beach, the boutique style Sanctuary is also one block from Miami Beach Convention Center. Sanctuary South Beach displays an ultra contemporary exterior with stark white walls and circular windows lit from within. The hotel offers gourmet dining Sanctuary South Beach caters to long term travelers seeking temporary lodging. Stylish guestrooms include white duvets and custom armoires. Living rooms and bedrooms boast 42-inch plasma screen televisions kitchens with Calcutta marble counters, dual refrigerators and wine coolers. All suites overlook the bamboo interior courtyard. A resort fee of $15.00 per day for 2 people is collected directly at the hotel upon check in. The fee includes Wi-Fi, Continental breakfast for 2, and two beach chairs and at the Beach Club. Valet parking available $35 per day.

A debit/credit card is required at check in. An authorization will be placed on your debit/credit card for the full anticipated amount including $100 incidentals per night. In the event that a credit card is not available at check in, the hotel must receive payment in advance for room and tax plus $500 for incidentals for the 1st night and $150 incidentals per night for any additional nights.

Sanctuary South Beach Rooms

Sanctuary Suite
Sanctuary Suite features: internet access - wireless, cable/satellite TV, premium bedding, separate sitting area, climate control, microwave, refrigerator, minibar, coffee/tea maker, kitchen, housekeeping daily, designer toiletries, hair dryer, shower, iron/ironing board (on request).

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

25.7931 -80.1304
Area served
Miami Beach, FL.
Nearby airports
Miami International Airport, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.)
Area description
beach - 2 blocks Ocean Drive - 1 mile

Dining

Ola
Ola staff will instantly make you feel at home in the sensual dining room where you will be seduced by the enticing aromas of the Chefs creative cuisine. Begin your gastronomic adventure at Ola with a specialty mojito then be prepared for pure culinary delight as you dine on world famous ceviches. Sample signature dishes include the Goat Cheese & Black Pepper Empanadas, Plantain Crusted Mahi or the Crackling Crispy Pork. Flavors of the Caribbean and Latin America are combined in a way that will ignite the taste buds.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Sanctuary South Beach

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
2.9
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
4
Value:
3

50% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
OxanaK
Business
New Jersey
Aug 12, 2014

Great hotel in the downtown Miami

Great inexpensive hotel in the middle of everything. We enjoyed the stay. Our room had a small bedroom and a living room with a couch, very convenient since there were three of us. If you happen to travel in a party of three or four, don't assume that there will be two queen beds in a room as it usually is. There is just one. Call and ask them to give you a room with a couch. The staff is very friendly. Hotel is conveniently located close to night life. Parking is at $30 per day across the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VanessaG
Business
Coral Springs, Florida
Jul 8, 2014

Great Weekend Stay!

We checked into the hotel for the 4th of July weekend and were impressed with our room, it wasn't just a room but also included a little living room area which was great and unexpected. The room was really clean and comfortable. I wish the lights were a little brighter, there is a hall with a full length mirror which would be great to get ready in front of, however there is no light in that area of the room or plug which was a bit of a bummer as we had to share the small bathroom mirror to get ready. The double shower head and tub was cool, there was one shower head that only had cold water, which was fine as the other was hot; again the bathroom can use brighter lighting as well. Eddy at the front desk was great and super helpful throughout our stay! He went out of his way to get us a can and bring fresh towels which was really nice. Overall would totally recommend this hotel and will definitely be back! The location is great and there is a small little taxi service that takes you anywhere on the beach for free, that was a great added bonus! :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Parking across the street is great for $30 a day. We left our car there Friday and picked it up Monday morning did not have to worry about moving it at all.

Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mikec12345
Business
Connecticut
Jul 5, 2014

Bad experience

The hotel should be shut down and remodled .. Extremly discusting no lighting in the rooms the tiles on the floors were loose,there were light bulbs out , some of the electrical outlets didnt work , rust stains on the ceiling , sheetrock had water damage areas and the bed was about 100 years old.. At the end of the trip they charged me 65$ for some tax for using the hotel that you did not cover .. Overall very disappointed

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JC Lynn
Business
Indianapolis
Apr 7, 2014

Nice boutique hotel

Room was not ready when we arrived. However, the staff were super nice and upgraded us to the penthouse suite! Suite was really cool and very Miami! Breakfast was included which was a plus. Pool is located on top floor. Its small but offers nice views of skyline.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of restaurants near by.

Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bellasbeau
Business
Boca raton
Jan 21, 2014

Great value but Lacking

Rooms are beautiful and modern but facilities could be maintained better. I've been here 3 times but not for a few years-the Valet parking situation is a disaster. It is run by a really shady parking lot across the street. No one greets you when you pull up to park at the hotel. It is very disorganized. The lot is $30 day and is not run professionally. The locationof the hotel is awesome -very close to Lincoln Road and Collins. The front desk is courteous and informal. If you can tolerate a pool with no heat, awful valet, and subpar maintenace with cranky maids-the location and the facilities provide great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Barton G-best restaurant ever in SOBE

Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matt London
Business
London, UK
Jan 14, 2014

Great location, nice stay

Stayed here for New Years. There's quite a few bad reviews on this site, but while I think some points are true, some are a little unfair. The hotel has to be taken in the context of Miami. Miami is an expensive city for hotels and the hotels are historic art deco so they can come across a little older . This hotel is in a fantastic location, with rooms with lots of space, a nice pool and a good restaurant. The downsides are the rooms are a little dated and the AC is loud. Its not directly on the beach, it doesn't have great ocean views and it doesn't have all the nightlife and glamour, but then again, you aren't paying those prices! Overall very satisfied with the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Great cocktails at Shore Club

Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Sanchit Bhardwaj
Business
Metuchen, NJ
Jan 23, 2013

Horrible Hotel

After checking in, found room to be not clean and damp odour all across room. Seemed like bathroom were not at all cleaned since last occupants left. Felt more comfortable to be outside the room than inside. Only plus is the location, near to everything (beach, ocean drive, collins ave, lincoln mall etc). Coming on to the free breakfast, timing was 7am - 11am. We reached around 9:30am and found nothing there (no bowls, no plates, no food) except some juice, few waffles and maple syrup. When asked the guys there, they said they have run out of food and delivery for additional has been struck somewhere. Secondly, park the car in parking lot right opposite the hotel with least fuel in car. My car had full tank and next morning i saw almost half tank full. I just wanted to get out of that place, so didn't even bothered to confront for some $30, after spending so much on hotel which was total waste.....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mark hates the Sanctuary
Business
Boston
Sep 23, 2012

The Sanctuary Disappoints

The Sanctuary was recommended as hip cool place to stay on South Beach. My experience was terrible for the following reasons: 1. No maid service for 3 days 2. No coffee cups 3. Broken coffee maker 4. Disgusting old bath towels 5. Roof leaked during a rain storm into my room The 4 star rating for this place is completely fraudulent. This is a tired, horrible on par with one star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
S Heitz
Business
Fort Myers, FL, USA
Jan 13, 2012

The Hotel Stay that did not happen.

My experience at this hotel is non existant. Whe I arrived at the hotel about nine in the evening I was told I had no reservation and they had no rooms at all. I tried to follow up with customer service and 2 hours later I was still without a room and caceled and found another on my own and did not get into my hotel room till midnight. Even though I had a confirmation number It did not matter. I have never experienced this before. What can you do for me?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanctuary South Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tokyo
Jan 15, 2010

So-so

This hotel is not hotel,and not 4-star , maximum 3-star level. Anytime only one or two staff and response was slow. Air conditioner is noisy and dosen't work well. And so noisy construction was carried throughout day time. Location is very good,but that all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

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