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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
St. Thomas
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Dated hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Definitely dated
No room service, no restaurant, not even coffee in the morning - I was told they were renovating
Forget the elevator. You need to call attendant to use it as it is that old
The place is a historical building after all!
Room was very clean, but again some updating would be nice
Wooden floor badly scratched
The plusses: relatively decent price for Miami, Good location in the heart of Coral Gables

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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Pennsylvania
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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here one night before we went on a cruise. The hotel is very charming, with antiques in the rooms and an old-fashioned elevator that requires a member of the staff to operate it. There is a parking garage right up the street, which charges $14 a night. Since we were there on a Saturday night, there was no attendant, so we paid at the hotel. But be advised if you are paying at the garage, it must be cash--no credit cards, no checks and no bill larger than a 20! Our room was a nice size and since we were only there one night, we didn't unpack. The bathroom was very tiny but the fixtures were modern. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. There is also free wifi, which is very nice. The next day we walked to the Miracle Mile and had breakfast, then window shopped for a while. It was Sunday morning so all the stores were closed, but it was fun walking around. The staff are very nice and seemed to really care whether you had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Naramata, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Place St. Michel for one night in January while on a day trip to the Miami area with some friends. We agree with the other reviewers that the hotel is charming in its own way -- decorated with "antiques", pleasant and obliging staff, a bit off the beaten track but within easy walking distance of all the action on the Miracle Mile; funky -- temperamental heating/air conditioning unit, old-fashioned bathroom fixtures, ancient operator-required elevator, small wardrobes instead of closets; and reasonably good value for the money -- nearby and reasonable parking, close to but not in most of the Coral Gables action. We had a problem with the heating system, which one of the staff tried valiantly to fix … but to no avail. It was an unusually cold night when we were there; some extra heat would have been nice as the bed linens were not designed to keep guests as cozy as we would have liked. Besides being a bit on the skimpy side the blankets (and, indeed, all the linens) were a bit tired. In fact, "tired" is a good way to describe the hotel at the time we were there. It is in need of a good freshening up. With some new linens, a fresh coat of paint, and a few tweaks to the heating/cooling system it could be the charming vintage establishment it aims to be.

Room Tip: We had a corner room with a view to the street on one side, including from the bathroom, and to an...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ely, Minnesota
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125 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Lots of antiques and very quiet. No room service. Rather funky but we liked the place and will return. Very attentive staff that appreciates you staying with them. Very clean. Dining room may open soon.

Room Tip: Small place. Get a suite.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

i stayed here with 10 other friends on our way to do the Ragnar relay from Miami to Key West. The rooms were great, the ambiance was wonderful. Walking distance to places to eat, pretty sites around the hotel. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Covered garage parking. We were all pleased with our stay here! Loved the antiques in our rooms and the hallways.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Spring Lake, New Jersey, USA
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My fiancée and I stayed a weekend here and loved it! If you're expecting high tech, modern amenities, then stay elsewhere. But if you want European charm (which is what Coral Gables is all about) in a great location in the Gables, this is it! Comfortable bed, and vintage room decor make this a great romantic getaway hotel.

Room Tip: Our room was on the street, which was a bit noisy at times, so if you need quiet, maybe request a ro...
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  • Stayed September 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stayed in this hotel on a Friday night during the Christmas holidays.The price was excellent for the Season and it was very well located. Unfortunately, public works were repairing right in front of the entrance,so the water was cut and there was noise all through the night.Thank God for earplugs! Also,our reservation was for 2 beds and we got a king. The room was large and cozy but as my traveling companion and myself had been walking around Miami all day,we were looking forward to our own bed. They brought an extra portable bed but it was unfair to one of us. Other than that we were pleased with our stay and the friendliness of the staff. Seemed quite clean.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value 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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