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Miami Hotel Melbourne
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   13 Hawke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia   |  
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Ranked #41 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
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“Good Budget accomodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Basic, but very clean and suited a family with 2 separate bedrooms in the family suite. Was a bit noisy due to the groaning water pipes on the first night but this seemed to settle down and was not a problem on subsequent nights. I suggest bringing your own Pillow as these were rock hard and lumpy. The staff are very helpful and friendly and there is a 24 hour reception. The location is very good for travelling around Melbourne by Public transport. Very close to eating and shopping facilities. can walk to Victoria Market from here easily. It would be great if the cafe downstairs offered a few more breakfast options. However it was only a short walk to other breakfast establishments. Good for the price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Really loved my time at this hotel. I found it on hostelworld so was expecting something much more basic but had a lovely twin room with TV, en-suite shower room (excellent big shower cubicle) and air-con with remote so the room was always the perfect temperature for me. The hotel is secure, safe and has pleasant, helpful staff. In a nice location, a bit of a walk from the centre but with lots locally and good transport links.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SomersKel, Manager at Miami Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Hi Tessa,

Thank you for your feedback.
We are proud that our budget accommodation met with your satisfaction.
We aim to keep the prices down, but offer a quality product for our guests.
Whilst the hotel is old, we are constantly working on keeping the facilities up to date.
We hope to see you again when you next travel to Melbourne.
Kind regards
Kelly
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I am not an experienced traveller, but even I know that places like The Miami are few and far between. The people on the desk were invariably friendly and helpful, the bathrooms VERY clean (one of the big reasons I booked here) and, as other reviewers have pointed out, better than they tell you upfront. (That might be a ploy, but it's better than the alternative and I think they're sincere in wanting you to know what you'll be getting.) The decor is quite worn, but my room was much nicer than the photos would have you believe. If I'd had more money I would have booked a room with my own bathroom, but if you're short of cash using the shared facilities is really not that much of a burden, truly. The walls are thin, but people were pretty good, if anything I was the noisy one practicing the presentation I was in town to give.

The hotel, despite its very silly name, is a wonderful place to stay, excellent value and in a lovely area. I really couldn't have been happier with my week long stay. My one, tiny criticism is that during a week I would have hoped my sheets would be changed once, but this is a minor thing. I will absolutely be staying here again, staying at such a decent place makes me all the more determined to return to Melbourne soon.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SomersKel, Manager at Miami Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Thank you for your recent review and feedback.
Our 43 year old property has had many make overs over the years, and we continue to upgrade where we can. The Economy rooms are online for a refresh this year!
Our name, Miami Hotel Melbourne, was inspired at the time it was cool to name things after something American, we didn't end up with something cool like "Hotel California"but Miami certainly sticks in peoples minds, so we've kept it!!
I hope your presentation went well, and that we see you when you next travel to Melbourne.
Kind regards
Kel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Our room for 2 people had a huge bed + a bunk bed so it would be a good pick for a group or family.

We never used the nearby tram since it was easy to walk in to the CBD. It is a bit out of the city centre in a more residential area but we actually prefer this.

The bathroom must have been new because it was absolutely spotless. The carpet in the hallways was quite worn, but you don't stay at a hotel for its hallway carpet.

Great budget hotel choice, not a hostel, and I would stay again.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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SomersKel, Manager at Miami Hotel Melbourne, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Thank you for your recent review and feedback.
We do love our housekeeping department, they work tirelessly to keep this old building clean, and they do a sensational job...
You'll be happy to know that new carpet is on it's way for some of our corridors, and yes, this has been left a little long, but we've been concentrating on improving the rooms.
We have also removed bunks from the property, so now all our family rooms and Quads have kingzip and 2 singles..
Hopefully we will see you again, when you next travel to Melbourne.
Kind regards
Kel
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Sydney, Australia
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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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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 via mobile

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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Address: 13 Hawke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
#42 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#46 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#58 Family Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Miami Hotel Melbourne 3.5*
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. Economy rooms are all on the second floor. ... more   less 
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