The Hotel Shelley is product of a flawless marriage between comfort and affordability. Located step from the ocean, the Shelley is a favorite to travelers who enjoy an unpretentious atmosphere and prime location at a good price. Our vibe is chill. We're talking bathing suites and flip flops...all day long.
The laid-back ambiance and gracious staff of the Shelley prove ideal to the casual traveler who's looking for a place where anything goes.
Earthy tones, lush lounge chairs and a nightly open bar make the Shelly's lobby and verandah the ideal spot to get a good night started. No attitude, no worries, just fun times.
Simple, comfortable and clean. Rooms at the Shelley feature uncomplicated designs and ultra- cozy beds. The King mini-Suite and Suite that includes in-room Jacuzzi offer ample spaces encouraged for guests to share.
In the heart of South Beach, surrounded by the best shops, boutique stores, nightclubs, bars and specially to the beautiful beach!
“Are you planning on staying a lot of time in your hotel in Miami?”
May 9, 2013
Arivoyager, Hollywood, Florida | Trip type: Solo travel
If so then you should probably reconsider your destination. You don't go to Miami to chill in the hotel room but to enjoy the night life, relax beachside and meet...
If so then you should probably reconsider your destination. You don't go to Miami to chill in the hotel room but to enjoy the night life, relax beachside and meet new people.
The location is central to much of the night life buzz. The lobby aesthetics are modern and well kept. As some people have pointed out the rooms do lack some of the amenities of other, more expensive hotels, but that's why it's not as expensive as them! Yes the room are pequeñito, but they're still mono. The inside was decorated well and if there wasn't much room to move around in, that's what the dance clubs and street is for. Also, for those people that are looking to meet people for potential further adventures, don't overlook the power of an hour long open bar as part of the cost of stay (don't forget to tip your bartenders!). « less
“Shelley Hotel - Miami”
May 8, 2013
Sanjra11, Sydney, Australia | Trip type: Friends getaway
It was ok!
We had a short stay (3 Nights) and it was fine for that but if I stayed longer I would look for something bigger. We were there...
It was ok! We had a short stay (3 Nights) and it was fine for that but if I stayed longer I would look for something bigger. We were there over Christmas which I thought would be a problem, but it wasn't there are plenty of people around and the stores were a buzz so we didnt miss out in the Miami experience. 3 adults to a room was a tight squeeze. Slightly run down. But when your paying low $$ you get what you pay for. The staff were friendly. The bar in the lobby was a great way to start a night out. Also there are stairs ONLY, no elevators… so if you have a lot of luggage prepare to carry it yourself. The staff may help. Tip if they do. & there are no views. Location is perfect! It’s a short walk to the beach, and Ocean Ave. Close to Walgreens and clothing stores and nice places to eat. I wouldn’t normally recommend this hotel. But we stayed based on location and a low price so if that’s your game plan then Shelley Hotel isn’t bad at all. « less
Here's the sum up: The Hotel Shelley is "you get what you pay for".
I personally am not a huge fan of boutique hotels, however, in South Beach, if you...
Here's the sum up: The Hotel Shelley is "you get what you pay for". I personally am not a huge fan of boutique hotels, however, in South Beach, if you want to stay near Ocean Drive and not empty your pockets, boutique hotels are all you have to choose from. The customer service isn't bad, but it's not anything to brag about, either. It's just...nonchalant. The bartender at this hotel is super friendly and attentive, however. There is a happy hour from 7-8, but what they don't tell you is that it's not unlimited--two drink maximum. So if you're looking to get all your booze in that hour before heading out, it's not going to happen. The rooms are small--really small. Four of us stayed in a room with two double beds, and we made it work, but we are all close friends. You wouldn't wanna stay here with just an acquaintance, because there's not a whole lot of space to move around.
The location is super fabulous! It's a block from the beach and Ocean Drive, about 4 blocks from Lincoln Square, and right in the middle of a safe area full of cuban restaurants and coffee shops. If you want to experience the full culture of Miami, this place is definitely in a great spot for that.
In short, if you will be staying in your room more than being out of it, don't stay here. Pay the extra for the Hilton or the Loews. But if you just need a place to sleep while you enjoy Miami, this is an affordable place. Plus, it has a free airport shuttle to and from Miami airport. « less
“Not the worst, but certainly not the best.”
May 1, 2013
You get what you pay for! It was the most reasonbly priced place to stay in southbeach & theres several reasons why: 1st, its an old building thats been particially...
You get what you pay for! It was the most reasonbly priced place to stay in southbeach & theres several reasons why: 1st, its an old building thats been particially refurbished, old toilets that run, then walls > we literally heard the couple next door gettin' it in. Theres no elavator, be prepared to walk up the stairs w/ ur luggage, no pool, and room service/ ice is across the street at their sister hotel. The television was fuzzy & our room was not cleaned until after we'd asked about 3 or 4 times. The door keys didnt work & required reprogramming daily ... In addition to housekeeping Not speaking nor understanding English. Be prepared to spend an additional $100 dep upon arrival for the mini bar & snacks in the room. If you dont consume any, your suppose to receive a refund of such said funds ... Umm, the view from our room was of an old building & ally-next door. The sink clogged up, in which they did promptly send maintenance staff to repair. One of the bartenders was very rude. Free drinks between 7&8 daily is a drink of the hotels choice. The shuttle only runs from the airport to the hotel, no other usage avail. Everything is within walking distance, eating, shopping, the beach, you name it > its all there but unfortunately this hotel is not. With a few repairs, upgrades & tlc it could truly be a goldmine. The location is perfect! « less
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Management response from katrine beltran, Guest Relations Manager
Thank you so much for taking your time to post your honest and extensive feedback, for all of our future guests to read! We are an Art Deco hotel therefore the structure is old. We were aware of the issue that you experienced with your toilet? Sometimes people are louder then they should be when they are having fun. I am terribly sorry that you had to hear them! You are able to get ice from the lobby downstairs as well as across the street. Our cleaning staff has a certain routine that they need to follow in order to get each and every room clean and ready. Perhaps your room was at the end of their list, unless you needed immediate service. The key cards are deactivated when holding them next to certain cell phones. You do not spend an extra $100 when you stay with us, this is a hold. The hold on your card is for incidentals and almost every hotel does this. The hold is released as soon as you check out from our hotel. The mini bar is not free therefore the items from there are for a cost. You are able to pay for them as you check out with another form of payment, it doesn't have to come from the hold. I am sorry to read that the sink clogged up, but glad to read that our staff was there to correct the issue immediately! The complimentary cocktail hour is one of our guests favorite amenity. We provide well liquor such as vodka, gin and tonic with the choice of juice or soda to mix. Our complimentary shuttle is a round trip shuttle that runs during certain hours and 7 days a week. Your feedback is appreciated!
“Excellent South Beach Hotel - A+ for Service, Location and Atmosphere!!”
Apr 26, 2013
FunTraveler516, New York City, New York | Trip type: Couples
We had a wonderful time staying at the Hotel Shelley and plan to come back!! Our room was clean and comfortable, we enjoyed the amenities the hotel offers and the...
We had a wonderful time staying at the Hotel Shelley and plan to come back!! Our room was clean and comfortable, we enjoyed the amenities the hotel offers and the lobby was SO MUCH FUN! Also, the hotel staff was AMAZING - everyone from the front desk, to the bartenders, to the concierge! The Hotel Shelley has become our preferred hotel when visiting Miami in the future!!
The ONLY flaw is that the room was very small, however, it's South Beach!! We only used the room to sleep and shower! « less
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Management response from katrine beltran, Guest Relations Manager
Good Afternoon FunTravler516,
Thank you for taking your time to provide us with your positive feedback! I am very content to read that you had a wonderful time while staying with us! I see that you had a clean and comfortable room, and that you were able to take advantage of our complimentary amenities. Our staff is always happy to serve you and provide you with outstanding service! Please come back soon!
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One king bed or two double beds (on request) with Masioni Italian 300-thread-count linens and duvets. 250 square feet. Simple contemporary decor with white bedding and curtains and natural wood finish furnishings. Marble-clad bathroom with pedestal sink (no bathtub). TV with premium cable channels and CD player. Minibar and refrigerator. Nonsmoking.
Standard Guest Room
One King Bed
The CD player makes it easy to listen to your own music, and cable channels are offered for your entertainment. Request an in-room massage. A minibar and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Daily housekeeping, a clock radio, and extra towels/bedding in room are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
Amenities - Shelley Hotel South Beach
Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
Credit card accepted: American Express
Credit card accepted: Discover
Credit card accepted: Diners Club
Electronic key card
Internet - wireless
Safe in rooms
TV - Free Cable
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information - Shelley Hotel South Beach
The South Beach Hotel Group offers free shuttle service for Miami International Airport (MIA). This is a free service to guests of our hotels. Our drivers can offer you valuable information on South Beach and Miami Beach, Just Ask!
The South Beach Group offers drop off service as well. For return trips to the airport we depart the Chesterfield Hotel every two hours on the even hour.
Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.
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