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“In need of a bit of TLC.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Marriott Dadeland

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Miami Marriott Dadeland
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9090 S. Dadeland Boulevard, Miami, FL 33156   |  
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31 hotel reviews
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“In need of a bit of TLC.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The mall is located just off of US1, right by the Dadeland Shopping mall. The mall is a five minute stroll away.

This hotel is a standard Marriott.... unfortunately a standard Marriott from 1998. This was my first stay at this location, booked through my company. I have stayed many times at the Marriott Biscayne Bay and this hotel is just how the Marriott Biscayne Bay was BEFORE refurbishment.

The staff were very polite and helpful, but the hotel just has no soul. The bar and restaurant were just empty spaces. The restaurant on site seemed to only be frequented by people on business who had a meal plan booked through their companies. It is not somewhere that I would book and pay to eat.

The decor was outdated. Very 1990's Marriott. Not in any way contemporary. The carpets were frayed and there was obvious signs that there had been "make do" repairs to my room.

The room was clean enough, the public areas needed vacumming.

Internet was included in my room rate and the service was pretty fast.

I just don't know WHY anyone would stay here. The location is not near any tourist spots and it is too far from the airport to be useful for an airport stopover. Everyone I saw in the hotel seemed to be a part of a group that was having a conference on site, or Cruise Ship and Airline Crew Members overnighting.

The hotel needs to be bought up to date ASAP.

I would never choose to stay here. The hotel is just "Meh", the location is not appealing.... if you are tending to business nearby, maybe it would be OK, but there is also a Marriott Courtyard right across the street which looks a little more contemporary,

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I reserved a concierge level room, which was considerably more expensive, thinking that the concierge lounge would provide us with the amenities usually found in such places. We were very disappointed. Although the lack of ANY services the first day and evening (Saturday) was somewhat compensated for by a voucher for breakfast, the Sunday evening spread was pitiful. The food was sparse and cheap, and not even a glass of wine offered. When I asked to speak with the manager, I was given a front desk assistant Manager who exhibited attitude. Although she comped us hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine through room service, her attitude made the experience a negative one.

The room was small, dated and the flat screen TV didn't swivel, and could only be comfortably watched from the bed. The tub is very small (Hampton Inn-sized) and the towels are adequate- not plush. The pillows and bedding were great, as was the bed (very comfortable). The climate control was good, as well.

The Sunday brunch in the restaurant was not good (it used to be one of the best in Miami) and they gave me real coffee when I had asked for decaf, which made me very physically uncomfortable.

Our main beef with the hotel is the cheap approach to the concierge level of service and the attitude of management.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, OH
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11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

1. While the staff seems to try very hard, they seem to be understaffed. Phone calls to front desk ringing 20 times before being answered - not the definition of responsive service.
2. While the phone in the room has buttons marked for various purposes (room service, wake up call), they don't work. Again, you pretty much dial "0" for most anything.
3. Our room was tired. Lots of scuffs, mirror behind the sink clearly had suffered water damage, beds could use new mattresses.
4. Housekeeping - a pin on the floor can't be vacuumed up? Lucky we found it before stepping on it.
5. Heating/cooling - thermostat needed to be replaced - until then, we wore sweatshirts even though the unit said 78 degrees.
6. TV - I hope it simply needs a new battery - difficult to get a response.

I travel nearly every week and tend to utilize Marriott and Hilton properties. Won't try this one again, though.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Not sure if there is a reason to stay here other than business, as Dadeland doesn't seem to be a tourist destination. This Marriott is a fine business hotel. Very comfortable, nice concierge level lounge. The quality of the room service food left a bit to be desired - not sure how you cook terryiaki chicken too dry - but I wasn't expecting a culinary masterpiece. My room was large with a good view. The pool area looked nice, unfortunately I didn't have the time to visit it. I'd stay again when in town on business.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I stayed here one night and opted for the concierge level. It cost about $60 more but was on a very high floor (23?), and included complimentary snacks in the evening, complimentary breakfast, and beverages like coffee and water throughout the night as well, in a "lobby" area on that same floor. This area is also nice for playing cards or watching tv, if you don't want to be in your room. As we were two, I thought it sounded like a good deal.
Room was fine. Clean. Bed was comfy. I don't know why I had assumed the room would be much bigger. Nice addition to the coffee machine in the room was the espresso machine in the room.
In order to take full advantage of the room perks, you would have to be at the hotel the whole evening and for breakfast too. I believe this additional price would be of greatest value to a family of three or four, staying in the same room. The evening snack was sliced cheese, fruits, mini egg rolls, mini quiches, and cookies and petit fours. The breakfast was scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, oatmeal, and yogurt (?). There was some cereal as well.
Ordered room service and was happily surprised by the quality and the reasonable price (for room service). Ordered two burgers at about $9 each; actually juicy and tasty! Would order again.
The location of this hotel is great if you are coming for shopping at Dadeland and its nearby stores. It is also right by an access to the expressway that takes you north to the airport (20 min) and to South Beach (25 min). Do not stay here if you want to be in touristy areas that are accessible by foot; this is an area used very much by local residents and it does have many stores and many restaurants within walking distance but it does not have any tourist destinations or beaches close by. This is a secure area of Miami, in case you are wondering. There is an adjacent office tower so, during the day, the area also has business people eating lunch, etc.
Would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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227 hotel reviews
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433 helpful votes 433 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The hotel is close to the Dadeland Mall, Target, a Publix supermarket, plenty of bars and restaurants and the Metro rail which takes you to Downtown and MIA. It would not be good for anybody wanting to visit the South Beach area by public transport as the journey would require a train and then a bus ride and probably take over an hour.
The reception area is pleasant and the staff good. The pool is large enough for swimming and it is surrounded by some fairly comfortable loungers and there were plenty of towels provided. The pool area is overlooked by a tall office building which acts as a sunshade for part of the day. The gym is well equipped but I found the temperature a little warm.
The rooms are standard 'Marriott' style with a tea/coffee maker but no fridge. The bed was comfortable, the desk a good size. The carpet and lounge chair were old and worn. The bathroom was small and the towels thin. The rooms need a little updating to bring them up to standard.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A wonderful hotel with all the comforts you'd expect from a Marriott
It's 2 blocks away from the Dadeland mall and a great Macy's!!
The staff are so helpful and really looked after me as a single traveller.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9090 S. Dadeland Boulevard, Miami, FL 33156
Location: United States > Florida > Miami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Miami Marriott Dadeland 4*
Number of rooms: 300
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