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“Great for Business/ Educational Seminars” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1350 South Dixie Highway (US 1), Coral Gables, FL 33146   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Coral Gables
Coral Gables, Florida
1 review
“Great for Business/ Educational Seminars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We are holding a 7 week live lecture here for our students. The staff is very friendly and attentive. In particular, Margarita Diaz whom cleans the restrooms and helps with the water refills ;) We are currently half way through the course and I could not be happier with service.
Thank you HI-Coral Gables

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Florida, United States
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7 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Choose this hotel based on convenience and price, and got as expected. Yes, cheaper hotels are by the airport, but did not want to drive in traffic that frequently. This hotel is an older building so rooms are small and tight, especially the bathroom. Room was adequate and clean but restocked only occasionally during stay. For the price, it satisfied. Suggest requesting backside upstair room away from noisy US 1. The hotel is located across from U of Miami and 15 mins from Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Free parking is a plus… WIFI shaky.

Room Tip: Suggest requesting backside upstair room away from noisy US 1.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Claudia_Polidori, Manager at Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback and for staying with us on your recent travels.

I apologize that it appears some of our hotel amenities and services did not meet your expectations during your stay. Every feedback is welcomed and always helps us to make it better next time.

We hope you enjoyed your experience in Coral Gables and will give us another opportunity to show you the service we can offer at our hotel.

Best Regards,

Claudia Polidori
Guest Service Manager
HOLIDAY INN CORAL GABLES
1350 S. Dixie Hwy (US1)
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-667-5611 Ext 7805
Fax: 305-669-3153
cpolidori@soundhospitality.com
www.hicoralgables.com
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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

There is a lady her name is Margarita Diaz she is awesome! Best service ever. We are in a meeting at the hotel and she 's been taking care of us, cleaning the service room, coffee, etc. people at front desk are very nice

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bradenton, Florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This hotel is a great place to stay for a visit to the Miami area but specifically if you want to attend athletic events at the University of Miami. We went to the Miami Syracuse University Basket ball game this past week end and had a blast. It is close, clean and has a great staff that attend to your needs. Our room was booked about 3 months in advanced, don't wait until the week before. The rooms showed some aging but were clean and the beds were excellent. The bar is open from 5 to 10 so we relaxed before bedtime. There is a buffet breakfast each morning. It is a nice place to stay.

Room Tip: Turn the heat or AC on to block the noise of the young athletes that frequent the hotel. I am sure...
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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 Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plantation, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Our company has an office down the street from this Holiday Inn and I stayed here last year. The property has updated rooms with very comfortable beds and updated furniture. Wifi works but can be slow at times. The restaurant is spacious with good service and there is a bar The staff is very friendly and considering its location without much surrounding space, the pool area and amenities are very good including the workout room. Location is perfect as it is across the street from the University of Miami, a Metrorail station as well as shopping and dining. The only drawback is the traffic on US-1 24/7.
If you need a hotel in the Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami area, this should be your choice.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This hotel is located in Coral Gables which is a very nice area of Miami. The hotel is older but well maintained. The rooms are clean and every person we encountered was very helpful and friendly. The hotel is close to downtown attractions but far enough away to be quiet and we felt safe. South Dixie Highway can be really busy at rush hour so you might want to plan accordingly. Our room was quiet and the bed was wonderful. I slept like a baby. There is free parking on site. There is a restaurant at the hotel and there are a number within walking distance or just a short drive away. The courtyard is gorgeous with a pool and well-maintained, beautifully landscaped grounds.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The hotel is excellent .There are comfortable and wide rooms, the bed is so soft and cozy that I could sleep all day! The location is really good , it is near a metro station, so its easy reach anyplace. Also, there is a big and safe parking. Nice pool and gym, really good restaurant. About the staff I can say just great things, the housekeeping really work and the managers are magnificent, they are attentive with anyone and absolutely helpful, you can improve your english anytime!! This is the best place to stay in Miami.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University

Address: 1350 South Dixie Highway (US 1), Coral Gables, FL 33146
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Location: United States > Florida > Coral Gables
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Coral Gables
#2 Family Hotel in Coral Gables
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a wonderful stay at the Holiday Inn University of Miami which is ideally situated in the upscale city of Coral Gables, on South Dixie Highway (US 1) across from the University of Miami and the Metrorail station. When priorities turn from work to play, guests are in the middle of great shopping, dining and entertainment at Dadeland Mall, Shops at Sunset Place, Village at Merrick Park, Coconut Grove and Bayside Market Place. Our Toucan's restaurant and lounge offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The attractions that make South Florida a favorite tourist destination are just around the corner, putting guests within minutes of Parrot Jungle, Miami Seaquarium, Vizcaya and Gardens, Miami MetroZoo, the Museum of Science, the Children's Museum, the American Airlines Arena, the Port of Miami and South Beach. ... more   less 
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