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“Interesting hotel but better cleaning needed” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Place St. Michel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   162 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Coral Gables
Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Interesting hotel but better cleaning needed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were 4 adults travelling together and we stayed one night at this hotel. We found the hotel interesting, the very opposite of anonymous and boring hotel chains that dominate the world nowadays! Unfortunately the cleaning was a disappointment, it looked like they had not changed the white bed sheets in the beds since the last guests (the sheets were not dirty but looked used and we found two hairs in them). Also, the hotel did not serve breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I stayed here when my flight was cancelled thanks to the 2014 "polar vortex", and it turned out to be a most providential choice--certainly a helluva lot better than staying in some chain out by the airport, where there would be little within walking distance to do. As advertised, a historic old hotel (1926) that has retained its charm. Even the switchboard features wires the front desk operator must plug in, a la Lily Tomlin. Staff were helpful, room was charming; even the woman running the place was European (German?). Electronics a bit glitchy; Direct TV cable went out one evening, and I eventually had trouble keeping my mac devices connected to their WiFi (though the staff helped out with both). Small and personable; they let me check in very early the morning after my late night flight was cancelled. Five minutes from the Coral Gables miracle mile (by foot), with particularly abundant dining options. $17 cab ride to the airport. During the first week of 2014, at any rate, the restaurant is under renovation (apparently dropping the Peruvian theme for a Mediterranean one), but as there are many fine options within walking distance that was not a big deal.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, TN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I have been staying at the St Michel for three months and highly recommend this hotel. It is an architectural gem with OUTSTANDING STAFF. The rooms have antique furniture. And the Manager shares her personal German decorations for holidays giving a wonderful ambiance. All traveler necessities are in the hotel or close. They have an excellent Peruvian restaurant in house, internet, cable TV, dry cleaning pick up, lobby computer with printer. It is a period building with operating elevator which I think is original to the 1926 building. It is a choice hotel for travelers that enjoy historical quality in the Coral Gables area!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed here after NYE as our flight to NY got cancelled. I found this just browsing for airport hotels and what a find! Its 3 miles from the airport and around 4 blocks from miracle mile. Once you are inside the hotel you will feel as if you are in europe. I have stayed in many B&Bs that try to emphasize a historic charm but this hotel is the real deal! Its not a B&B though , it has a mechanical elevator , gorgeous european style decor , all furnishings are antique . Also has current world amenities like free wi fi , tv in the room etc. Parking is super convenient , either street park or park across the hotel at a minimal cost. Next time we will try their peruvian restaurant!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville Florida
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed one night in this hotel. It is furnished like a B and B from the 1920's. The room we had was fine. It was a corner room with a balcony that over looked two busy streets. There is parking in the garage across the street at $14 per day. It was clean and quiet. The bed was comfortable. The hotel is also super close to the airport. It is also right off Miracle Mile so it is walking distance to many fine shops and restaurants. The neighbourhood is clean and safe. There is a restaurant located in the hotel but it looked really upscale and we were tired and just wanted something low-key and inexpensive. The room was a bit small and the bathroom is really small and had a stand up shower. It remind me of the pensiones I have stayed at in Spain and Italy. Because this hotel is a boutique/b and b type place, I am not sure that a family with kids could stay here comfortably. For 2 it is fine.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hull, Massachusetts, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I stayed here for a friend's wedding. It was everything I was looking for - old fashioned charm but still clean and neat. Within 5-10 mins walking of most shops, bars, and restaurants in Coral Gables.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stayed in a room with 2 doubles. I awoke at 4am and it was as if we were sleeping on the side of a ravine. The bed was well on way to folding up in the middle. We moved to the other bed and that was only slightly better. Some people find this hotel quaint, I find it very odd. The carpet on the stairs is threadbare and it is a very odd mix of furniture. I did tell the woman on reception about the bed and she stated it would be looked into. It was in such poor condition, they should have been well aware of this. I do not think £103 per night + $14 for parking is inconsequential, and I will not stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Place St. Michel

Address: 162 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134
Location: United States > Florida > Coral Gables
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Coral Gables
#5 Business Hotel in Coral Gables
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Place St. Michel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A little bit if Paris in Miami. ... more   less 
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