My cruise vacation party of four adults stayed at this property for one night before the cruise. Due to an airline delay and our travel from the Fort Lauderdale airport, we arrived at the hotel around 8:30pm. Construction in the area and confusing detour signage caused our car service driver to drive around for an extra 5 minutes trying to get to the hotel property. The hotel is located in a neighborhood not conducive taking strolls after dark. There is a security gate surrounding the property.
Our party was weary from the travel delay and in need of a good dinner. The person at the small front desk did a good job expediting the check in process and providing a bellman to get our bags to the room. She was also helpful suggesting a Cuban cuisine restaurant (La Rosa) a short ride from the hotel. The hotel courtesy shuttle was used to get us to and from the restaurant which was excellent.
The hotel design and décor was quite interesting and pleasant. It was very modern and fresh. This theme was in the common areas as well as the rooms. We requested first floor rooms in our reservations and they were provided even with our late check in.
The breakfast served in the common area near the lobby was very good and all we needed before going to the cruise terminal. The mango paste was a big hit. I consumed several.
I would stay here on a future trip. Hopefully the construction in the area will be completed soon.
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- Located just outside of Miami International Airport on picturesque Lake Palmer, we offer all of the amenities you need to thrive on long stays. ... more less
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