We booked this hotel for a one-night pre-cruise stay. The trouble we had finding this hotel is what soured me on staying here again. It is just really hard to get to for someone who is not familiar with Miami. The way the streets are set up in this area is just confusing. Our GPS couldn't get us there and the directions on Marriott's site were worthless. I don't know how long we drove around before we finally stopped at one of the nearby hotels to get directions. Aside from that, we had a wonderful stay as usual.
The front desk clerk was friendly and upgraded us to a 2-bedroom at no charge and without me even asking. Our room was clean and our beds were clean, comfortable, and cozy. A welcome sight after our 10+ hour drive to Miami. We had been driving since the night before so promptly laid down for naps. The hotel is really close to everything. We had to get a few last minute items and a CVS and Kmart were within easy driving distance. I really liked that the hotel had a security gate so that not just anyone could get in. I didn't like the $14.99 per night parking fee but that seems to be the norm in Miami. The main street is really busy but the neighborhood around it seems like it's mostly older Cubans. It was a quiet, clean, and neat area. We did not feel unsafe there.
Breakfast the next morning was wonderful and there was a good variety of hot and hearty items along with Continental type breakfast foods. Check out was a breeze and the hotel was an easy drive to the location where we were parking the car. We really enjoyed our brief stay at this hotel and wouldn't mind staying here again. But since we don't travel to Miami often, we're not going to remember how we ended up finding it the first time and I just don't think it's worth spending another hour trying to find it. Then again, who knows? Maybe Marriott will have better directions on their site the next time we decide to travel to Miami.
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February 28, 2013
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Thank you for staying at the Residence Inn Miami Airport.
We strive for all of our guests to enjoy their stay.
We are delighted that you enjoyed the amenities our hotel had to offer.
The hotel directions on the website have been updated for our guests to be better able to find us in the future.
Please do not hessitate to contact us should you require assistance with future reservations.
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