I read several rave reviews about the New Yorker before I confirmed my reservation. I'm not finding this hotel has lived up to such reviews.
First off, the hotel rooms are not very clean. There were fingerprint marks on the inside of my door, the baseboards and the floor near the baseboards are something you don't want to stare at for too long. The bathroom was so small and inconvenient (balancing your shaving kit on the toilet, no outlets) that if you were sharing a queen room with someone, you wouldn't leave here liking each other anymore.
The room never felt very cool since the A/C was set into the far wall of a small alcove/closet. At night I never covered myself with more than a sheet, and I was still too warm, although the A/C was at its coldest setting. (You know the A/C isn't doing its job when everything feels damp - your clothes, your bathing suit never dries, etc.)
You cannot circulate the air at night to assist the A/C because, unfortunately, the ceiling fan operation is coupled with the overhead light. If you want to leave the ceiling fan on, you'll have to sleep with the ceiling light glaring in your eyes. That right there is a bad design decision.
I was thankful that there was parking on the premises (on a first-come, first-serve basis). The ice machine is located in the office, but get a load of the door of the ice-machine room. It will make you long for a bottle of 409 and a scrubbing sponge: it is covered with black, grimy fingerprints.
The TV received a small number of channels, then even less if you don't speak Spanish. I found my room to be quite depressing. There is minimalist, then there's depressing.
The continental breakfast was fine. I didn't find the noise levels to be excessive, since the hotel does sit on a main road. (The hotel kindly provides ear plugs.)
The area is not as ghastly and dangerous as some warned. My complaint wasn't with walking around the area as much as that there is virtually nothing to walk to. The New Yorker is certainly not located in a happenin' place.
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We apologize for any inconvenience you may have had during your stay with us.
We are a three star hotel and have been rated a four star by our guest.
We are a clean hotel within our rooms and its surrounding area of our property which sits on its entire block of 6500 Biscayne Boulevard.
parking is not first come first serve we provide enough parking for our guest and great employees.
We have Individual ac units in each guest room to accommodate our guest needs therefor the guest control their own temperature.
The ceiling fan and light attached are used with remote and you can have either or the other.
We are a well establish hotel and have been for more than forty years and we will continue to maintain our great hotel. We are family own and operated and will continue to strive to become Miami's number one choice hotel.
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