This review is from our stay a while back for two nights (Dec.3rd - 5th of 2011), but I was looking through some pictures and notes recently. This place is great. It is very reasonable for Miami especially during Art Basel (part of our visit) which can really drive up the prices. We split our stay in Miami between two hotels which helped keep the cost down. As soon as we arrived we received great customer service and were given our room in the back of the hotel facing the pool area. One nice thing here is there is free parking too which makes it easy if you are renting a car. Our room was tidy, clean and simple. There is lots of space in the closet for your luggage and clothing too. The bathroom was a little tight, but worked fine for us. Another thing is this hotel is one of the few in Miami that did not have bed bug problems which is very rampant in Miami and Miami Beach, which was also why we stayed there. This is a huge problem in DC where we live, so when we arrived I thoroughly checked out the room beforehand and there was no signs of this at all. One thing for sure is the walls are thin as others have said, but we are used to hearing neighbors in DC. At one point the first night we could definitely hear some wild sex moaning going on in one of the rooms above us! They leave you some ear plugs in the room though, so we just used those and slept fine. The moaning didn't last too long anyhow...
We found staying in Miami (city) to be very convenient and easy for us as well to get to the Art Basel show. We were concerned about how long it might take to get to Miami Beach and back, but it was really easy. From what I understand the hotel is located in a neighborhood called "Little Haiti" due to all the Haitian immigrants moving into that part of town at some point. Contrary to what others have said we felt fine walking around at night and found a really nice restaurant down the road called "Balans". They had really good asian-fusion style food and it was very reasonable as well. The restaurant had a very pleasant atmosphere. It was a short walk down Biscayne Blvd to get there. There also was a small convenience store a block down from the hotel that is easy to pick up late night snacks from. One thing is weird though is that the store sells "six packs" of beer that are literally 12 packs cut in half and wrapped in packaging tape. Maybe this is a local thing?
Our breakfast was free and tasty in the pleasant courtyard of the hotel. It's a great little oasis to sit and take in the morning under the palm trees and walled garden before you go out for the day. They had fresh bagels, cereal, bananas, coffee and lots of other drinks as well.
The pool looked pretty inviting, but unfortunately we never got to try it.
All in all I would definitely stay at the New Yorker again. It's a nice and easy way to stay in Miami.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely renovated in March 2010, New Yorker is a boutique hotel built inside the shell of a preserved motel from 1953. Located on Miami’s famous MiMo Boulevard, we are the perfect hotel for those seeking upscale accommodations at an affordable price. By showing your New Yorker room key you can get great discounts at most local restaurants, spas and gyms. We also offer a round trip shuttle service to the airport, Port of Miami and beach. ... more less
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