I have stayed in this hotel before, but for some reasons I never had the chance to write a review about my experience in there. So this time, no wasting.
This was my second stay in this hotel. I remember how impressed I was about the quality of the hotel and the set up of/in the room, offering you a quiet and peaceful night sleep.
Flying in from oversea, I had some business to take care of down in South Beach, but I had decided to stay around to airport to avoid any parking issues.
The hotel is conveniently located near the airport, in a secure gated community where the parking is charged 15$ a day. The lobby looks new and charming with a nice set of decoration, but nothing really fancy. However, once you get into the room, you wonder why you have never come there before! The rooms are very spacious, with a kitchen (fridge, microwave, dishes, etc...), a small living, a small office space, a big king size bed with multiple pillows, a nice bathroom divided in two, closet, iron, etc...you name it! I was nicely surprised the first time I walked in to my room, I thought they made a mistake for the price I was paying...then when I stayed this time (2 days ago), I realized that it's just the way their rooms are: Spacious, comfortable, clean and give you a sense of non-waking-up!
The breakfast is included in the package, but I didn't get to take it as I was still enjoying the bed and didn't want to interrupt it for a breakfast that I ended up taking 0.2 miles away at IHop when I woke up! But for those who would want to take it, be aware that it stops at 10h00'.
And the noises that the other reviewers have mentioned regarding the planes taking off or landing, never heard! I guess I was deeply sleeping both times I stayed there...either that or I'm not a light sleeper...bottom line is I was able to quietly sleep and wake up when I needed to!
The only negative thing that I have noted about this hotel, and it happened on both my stays, is the staff! One staff in particular. In both occasions, I was warmly welcome and assisted by a smiling and friendly staff that expedited my check-in and wished me a good stay. Then when I came down later, I found another staff who was not as friendly as the previous one, and who, for some reasons, almost gave me an attitude (not sure why). So i thought it was just a coincidence, but this time again, the very same staff was not friendly at all. As I was checking out, she was on the phone, a call that seemed to be more personal than professional, and she couldn't care less that I was there trying to return the key and to let her know that I needed to keep one to allow me existing the gate...she finally interrupted for few second to listen to me telling her what I had to say, then I left! So if in 10 months, the very same staff didn't change her attitude, I don't think she's ever going to change.
Overall, a great value for the money. A wonderful hotel, with clean and spacious rooms, offering a good quality of sleep, and located in a very convenient area surrounded by restaurants. One staff at the front desk needs to be friendlier or change her attitude to prevent any negative point on the overall rate of the hotel.
Conclusion, despite that unfriendly staff, it's my number one choice hotel in MIA...not to mention how close it is from the airport!
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