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Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1201 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126   |  
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very fine stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

This Residence Inn is one of four Marriott hotels which make up the "Marriott Airport Campus," ...regular Marriott, Fairfield Inn, Courtyards, and this one. We like Residence Inns and stay when we can...this one was free from our participation in a special Marriott offer. We stayed one night to let down from a long cruise and to get a much cheaper flight home the next day. Very close to the airport, the shuttle runs every 15 minutes and keeps pretty much on time. The area is very clean, seems very safe, nicely landscaped, etc. Hotel is clean, great two-room suite, plenty of room. The breakfast included, as usual, lots of hot items and was well served and monitored. The dinner had a "comfort food" theme...meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravey, salad, vegs, breads, etc. It was good...not great but certainly acceptable. I was surprised that this hotel didn't serve wine with the dinner as have every other Residence Inn in which we've stayed. They have a "Manager's Reception" with snack foods and wine and beer on another day, no other times for alcohol as far as I know. This wasn't a major issue, but I was puzzled as to why and I gather it is manager's discretion. I'd recommend this property as one in which I would stay again. I rank it low on value as the cost, were to have had to pay, of hotels in Miami near air and cruise ports are rediculously high.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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AGM57515, Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on our hotel. It is pleasing to know that you experienced a very fine stay with us. As we continually seek ways to improve our guest experience, we thank you for your suggestion to serve wine during our evening social. Thank you for choosing the Residence Inn Airport South for your hotel accommodations. We hope to see you again in the near future!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Frankfurt, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

It's a fairly new and therefore well decorated hotel. Social gathering in the evenings is fine but food cannot be called good. But if the jet lag is getting to you after a 10 hours flight, is a wonderful alternative. We sat outside in the only 2 lounge chairs and enjoyed the beer and the warm weather. Airplane noise is considerable if your rooms faces the airport so, if you are sensitive to it make sure you bring earplugs with you.
Staff was very friendly, we had a speedy check-in and check-out. Taxi was called and was there only minutes later.
One tiny detail: there wasn't one single lamp in our room that was straight. A little detail but as a good manager I can also look for something like this.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AGM57515, Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport, responded to this review, March 31, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to comment on our hotel. It’s pleasing to know that you found the Residence Inn Airport South to be very nice. We hope to be your preferred hotel for future accommodations.

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London, UK
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42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed overnight at this hotel between international flights, and it was just what we needed.

The complimentary shuttle was a little hard to find from the international arrivals (you need to go up one floor), but once we were in the right place it arrived quickly. Then only a 5 minute ride and we were at checkin, a quick and pleasant experience!

The room we got was a 2 bedroom ground floor room, very spacious, each room had it's own ensuite bathroom, and the kitchenette was well equipped. It was also pretty quiet considering it's proximity to the airport.

Breakfast was also complimentary, and had a good amount of choice from oatmeal and waffles, to hot items and pastries. The quality of the meats was not the highest, but for a free breakfast you get a lot of good food.

On checkout we again had next to no wait for the shuttle, all in all a good stay and I would not hesitate to return

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The Residence Inns are among our favourites. That is possibly the reason why I was so disappointed with this property. The property generally is iffy and the rooms are just about average; I don't know what one can say about the service or services without being unkind. By way of comparison, even the sole computer in the 'business center' looked brilliant even though it was non-functional while we were there. Sure, the breakfast was complimentary but could it not have been a wee bit healthier and tastier? There is nothing at this property that will make me return there voluntarily.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a very nice option within minutes of the Miami airport. We stayed here both before and after a Caribbean trip. It is part of a "complex" of Marriott hotels including Courtyard and Marriott. The hotel is well maintained with one of the better RI breakfast buffets--but still way to much use of Styrofoam. The evening social was okay with a couple of healthy options but no wine or soft drinks, only lemonade and beer. The other Marriott hotels have dining options including a Starbucks. Unfortunately, there really isn't a grocery store within a reasonable walking distance.

The staff was very nice and the room itself was fairly spacious and clean. You have access to a nice size pool at the Marriott and a very decent workout room at the Courtyard. There is free wifi and a computer in the lobby to print board passes.

The airport shuttle is free and very convenient. It runs every 15 minutes from very early in the morning until very late.

The location of the hotel is great for the airport but not anything else. You can take the bus into Miami but its a long ride and a taxi is around $40 one way. There are a few restaurants within walking distance but nothing very good. There really isn't anyplace to walk or run.

My only complaint is that I left a shoe in the room. When we returned after our trip I expected it to be very easy to retrieve but somehow it was nowhere to be found.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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AGM57515, Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport, responded to this review, February 25, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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aberdeen
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

One of three Marriott hotels grouped together. We stayed in a one bedroom suite which was excellent and included a free hot breakfast which was very good. The room was very clean the reception staff excellent. Would recommend this hotel

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Royersford
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Nice roomy rooms but they don't have rooms with two double beds. I had to sleep on the pullout sofa in the living room area. Rather inconvenient. The hotel had great public areas in the lobby and verandas. Tasty breakfast every day too. Best part is that its part of a group of Marriott hotels that offer different room, entertainment and dining options all in the same place. The complex had the Residence Inn, a Marriott, and a Marriott Courtyard, so folks could pick the type of room that suited them best, and we could all gather by the pool or in the lobby of any of the hotels. Very convenient for larger groups. Good restaurant called the Cane Fire Grill in the Marriott in the complex.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1201 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126
Location: United States > Florida > Miami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#8 Business Hotel in Miami
#17 Family Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 163
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