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“Pre-Cruise, great for families” 3 of 5 stars
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Staybridge Suites Miami Doral Area
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3265 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172   |  
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Ranked #52 of 130 hotels in Miami
Ithaca, New York
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“Pre-Cruise, great for families”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

Stayed at the Staybridge Suites in Miami for one night pre-cruise. I had wanted to chooose somewhere closer to the beach and had seen many reviews for a few hotels closer to the Port of Miami. Figured we would skip a car, taxi to hotel and ship, and the extra hotel cost would be offset by the lack of car rental. But, no, we were traveling with another couple who wanted a cheaper room. I booked this on one of the 3rd party booking sites where you see the price & general location but not the name until you pay, so I hadn't even looked at this one in the reviews at all. We got a great deal, and we were pleased with our stay. This is a suite hotel, so we had a large living room, plus a furnished kitchen and seperate bedroom. It was very spacious.

It turned out that we arrived much later into Miami than we had anticipated, AND it was very cold and rainy, so our money would have been wasted on the beachy/port area hotel. We rented a car, and drove to the hotel following a map. The hotel is hard to spot, and involves a u-turn coming from the north side of the airport, because of the divided road. Once we found it, we were able to remember where it was, but the sign was relatively small and I belive there was another hotel right in front of it- perhaps a Holiday Inn Express.

The rooms were clean. There was a standard free breakfast that included several hot and cold items, fruit, cereal, yogurt, juice, waffle maker. There is a restaurant in the hotel next door, and also a Doral Ale House across the parking lot- part of a regional Florda chain, decent sports bar food/atmosphere.

In the morning we returned the car to the airport and took the rental car shuttle to the Port. The hotel does offer a shuttle to the airport, but not the Cruise ship port. We needed a car so we could run a few errands that night for some cruise supplies- bottled water, soda, etc.

The only negatives were some nit-picky things like rip in a curtain, lower quality door handles and other fixtures, cheapy looking doors, that kind of thing. Nothing to make me not want to stay here, and for the bargain price we got, we thought the place was amazing. Great for a family- room to spread out and the kitchen was very handy.

Staff at front desk was friendly, and the pre-paid, 3rd party booking worked out very well- no problems at all with that.

If you have to be on the beach- this is just nowhere near it. But if you are looking for clean, comfortable, convenient and very, very spacious, this is great.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

We stayed here for three nights over new years. There were 7 of us staying in 2 rooms (my wife, my self, my three kids and my parents.) Our stay was not problem free as my parents room's key was not working despite several visits from maintenance. As result as staff person had to go accompany them to their room every time. However, other than that this hotel worked well. The beds were comfortable, there was lots of space, the kitchen was looked after and stocked, the bathroom area was small but adequate. The hotel was very quiet, especially considering the number of planes overhead. It was cool while we were there so didn't try the pool, but the kids did play basketball. The breakfast was very generous and continually restocked with hot and cold items -eggs, a meat, 2 kinds of fruit, muffins, donuts, toast, bagels, yogurt, cereals. Breakfast was very busy, and all the seats were full, so there was room but just enough room for everyone. It is far from any tourist sights and is even a bit of a drive from the airport. You do need a car if you stay here. The staff was mostly helpful although the breakfast staff spoke only Spanish. We appreciated people on this site who mentioned the Staybridge is hiding behind its sister hotel - the Holiday Inn. At night it is hard to find. There was plenty of parking.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

I stayed here for 4 nights when in Miami for New Year's. I expected a standard airport type hotel, but Staybridge Suites went above and beyond!!! The BED was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever stayed in at a hotel!!! The room, the entire hotel, and the grounds were kept spotlessly clean, and I appreciated the extra security to get in the parking lot. There were also a lot of pretty decent restaurants within a short driving distance of the hotel, not to mention just a few minutes on the highway to either downtown or South Beach.

The only thing I wasn't all that thrilled about was the breakfast buffet. Overcrowded and picked over unless you get there early, and even then the food wasn't all that great.

Overall, a fantastic hotel and I would definately stay there again while in the Miami area!!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Bloomsburg, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

Nice hotel for the value.... It was conveniant to the highways, airports, malls, etc. You definitely need a car at this location.

  • Stayed December 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2009

The hotel has an odd location - and isn't near very much. I guess most of us were travelling to or from Miami airport.
My room was huge and new. I had a well equiped kitchen. The internet worked fine. Front desk staff were efficient and helpful.
Breakfast budgets have been cut back and this was true at this hotel. I eat the fruit but people wanting a cooked breakfast would find this basic.
The lounges and seating areas near the lobby were a nice touch.
The stairs were odd - going into the stair well meant that I could only exit at the ground floor - no way around the very slow elevators (only one was working) - at peak times it was painful waiting and squeezing into elevators with guests, staff, luggage and trolleys.
I'd recommend this hotel as excellent value for people flying in to out of Miami.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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north west
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2009

We booked a Suite for Nov. 21,2009 for 4 adults through Travelocity. At 11:00 P.M. Sat. night, when we arrived at Staybridge Suites Miami, they gave us the pass cards to our 1 queen bed Suite. We thought they were joking until we got to the room. There was only one bed. The manager of Staybridge said that, "you book a room and the number of people doesn't matter." They were nice enough to give us blankets and sheets to make a bed on the floor. The AC was very loud and had to be turned off to sleep. The breakfast was good.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

This is a very comfortable hotel to stay in when on vacation. It is located about 10 minutes from the airport. We reserved a 1 bedroom suite and it had all the comforts of home, including, 2 tvs, vcr, stovetop (no oven), dishwasher, microave, full size fridge, pots, utensils, toaster, and coffee maker. The daily complimentary breakfast was adequate with the usual continental breakfast items, waffle maker and 2 hot entrees. One day it was eggs & bacon and another day it was eggs and corned beef hash. The breakfast area was well stocked, organized and clean. It was never crowded when we were there. We loved that when we returned at the end of the day there was complimentary Wolfgang Puck coffee in the lobby. Our only gripe is that the hotel is very hard to find in the dark. We got lost bc we didn't know the hotel was behind Holiday Inn. The street signage needs to be lit up for guests arriving in the evening.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3265 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172
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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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Business Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Staybridge Suites Miami Doral Area 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Staybridge Suites Miami Doral Area blends sophisticated, extended stay hotel surroundings with friendly service in a beautiful suburban setting. We are accessible from downtown Miami and only minutes from the Florida Turnpike, I-95, I-75, 836-Dolphin Expressway and 826-Palmetto Expressway. The Miami International Airport, downtown and Port of Miami are just 10 miles away. Our hotel is also located only minutes from University of Miami and several major corporations such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Boston Scientific, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Florida International University, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Palmetto Hospital. You will experience comfort and convenience with our spacious studio and one bedroom suites, each complete with living room and full kitchen. Our daily full breakfast buffet features hot & cold items, and our free Social Reception (featuring a light dinner with beer, wine, & soft drinks) is available Tuesday-Thursday evenings. If you prefer to dine out, choose from any number of restaurants that feature a range of cuisine and ambiance. When it is time to unwind, relax in our courtyard or at our outdoor pool or workout in our fitness room. Shopping opportunities are plentiful we are just minutes from Dolphin Mall and International Mall. We are also only minutes from Homestead Speedway, (25 miles), American Airlines Arena (10 miles), South Beach (10 miles), and the Doral Golf Resort (0.1 mile). ... more   less 
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