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Miami Hotel Melbourne
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   13 Hawke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia   |  
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Ranked #48 of 172 Hotels in Melbourne
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“Way better than we had thought it was going to be.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Solid lodging on the cheap (by Australian standards, anyways). We booked three nights/four days here and almost immediately regretted doing so, thinking it was going to be more "hostel" like and we would be surrounded by both filth and hippies the entire time we were visiting Melbourne. Thankfully, this was not the case at all. Our room was very very well clean upon arrival and every one of the staff members we interacted with were extremely nice and helpful. The location is just west of downtown Melb and it was also located right next to a tram (trolley) stop as well as tons of cafes and even an IGA grocery store. Foxtel, a clean bathroom, etc. Nothing bad to say at all, really. We would definitely recommend the Miami Hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Girls on reception friendly and helpful, bathroom and kitchen both clean.
More like a hostel than hotel but better than the average hostel.
Kitchens not big enough at times - one kitchen per floor (should sacrifice another room for bigger kitchen facilities), Internet quite expensive, cafe had limited opening times, bed comfortable but possibly not too clean, general fittings and furniture need updating as is old and worn.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is only for the budget conscious. It feels like a backpackers more than a hotel. The rooms are basic but clean and the shared showers were always clean. It is a bit noisy though (the doors are very heavy and loud. The fact that you need to put a deposit down for a remote to your rooms AC is a bit annoying and so is needing a key for the shared bathrooms and showers, but minor issues. The staff are super nice and helpful. And there are some really cool cafes and bars in north Melbourne and the city is a short walk or tram ride away. All in all, a good option for the budget conscious!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leipzig, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I stayed there one week in April 2012. The hotel is in partnership with the shuttle service and if you take the shuttle from the airport, they will take you directly to the hotel (with a little stop, waiting and changing the bus at the Southern Cross station). The first impression was kind of a motel impression. I guess I got the cheapest room available. Quite dark and small. One double bed and some space around it, quite spacious closet, a TV and a fridge. There was a window frame with a mosquito window net in the bathroom, however, without any glass. Sometimes, it was horribly cold in the room although the bathroom door was closed. It wasn't possible to turn on the heating in the room (not in the bathroom though - quite a cold feeling during the morning toilette), I needed to ask for it at the reception. The receptionist were very helpful and nice, though. It was also quite loud in there, I guess the maids were carrying their supplies from a room located opposite to my room and were constantly opening, closing the door, thus producing some noise. On the other hand, they did a great job and the was nice and clean all the time. My negativism might be linked to the particular room I stayed in. The overall impression was positive, though. I did not expect more for the price I paid. And I also did not get more, so don't come there with a high expectation. You might return back positively surprised.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We are from Far North Queensland. We appreciated the kindness and cheeriness of all staff especially the front counter staff incl their concern for our welfare on a very hot day recently.
We were only there 3 nights but it was like a home away from home. Comfortable,clean rooms and beds made up daily. Will definitely look at returning next time we are in Melbourne. Peter and Christine

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Llucmajor, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

It is not a hostel but you can get into a hostel atmosphere. Cheap to be a hotel. Extremely clean and safe. The thing that you must use your key to get into the shower-room is a bit annoying but that was the only bad thing of the place.
If it had free wi-fi I would rate it as excellent. However it was not free and actually expensive.
We were there for three nights, the staff was helpful and polite, the barista was amazing coffee-brewer and the rooms equipped with TV, fridge and basic furniture. I would go back again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Good location and owner was really helpful, the place lacked an atmosphere but did have a cool coffee bar downstairs. The price was good over new years eve and the free off road parking sold me because it was difficult to find anywhere that could offer the same.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Miami Hotel Melbourne

Address: 13 Hawke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
#49 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#53 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#57 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Miami Hotel Melbourne 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Miami Hotel Melbourne is located on the Northern fringe of the city, close to Etihad Stadium, Docklands, Queen Victoria Market, public transport and everyday conveniences, it's the perfect base for travelers on a budget. As a 3.5 Star family operated property, Miami Hotel offers personal, friendly service and value for money.Winner of the 2006 Australian Tourism Award for Excellence in Standard accommodation, the Miami Hotel offers award winning service at a bargain price, and without skimping on facilities.Please note: This property has rooms located on the Ground, First and Second floors of the building and does not have a lift. Please request in the comments section if you require a Ground floor room. ... more   less 
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