I used to live in South Florida for many years. Then I moved to California, and now I visit this area about 3 times a year, and I always stay here. This hotel is my favorite place to stay. It is truly a home away from home. There are so many things that make me come back here. It is located in the most beautiful city in South FL, Coral Gables. This city is so close to everything! It is only 10 min driving from Miami airport, downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, and about 15 min from South Beach. There are plenty of things to do within walking distance too. There are great restaurants and shops. This city also provides a free ride trolley, which takes me around Coral Gables and to the Village of Merrik Park for some more shopping. Sometimes I just prefer staying by the pool…enjoying the city views, which by the way now it has a food and bar menu.
Parking is really not a problem for me. There are several options, hotel valet parking and coin meters, but I usually park in a garage ½ block away from the hotel and with really good rates ($12/night). Comparing to the rates in South Beach or downtown Miami, this is great deal!
Also, the rooms are always really clean and comfortable. I always ask for the townhouse suite. It is really worth paying a little more than regular rooms. Having the living room separately makes it way more comfortable. The beds (oh and showers) are my favorite, they are really wonderful! …no wonder they are called heavenly beds and showers.
Lastly, the service is excellent. Management and staff are always making sure I have a great stay. Reservation agents always try to accommodate me to what I am requesting. Front desk, concierge, housekeeping always greet me when they see me.
I hope this provides an idea why I am rating this hotel very high and why I always choose to stay here…Enjoy it!