Stayed there for 5 nights to attend the Key Biscayne tennis tournament.
First the good points:
-- Location: very conveniently located within walking distance to all tourist attractions such as malls, restaurants and a book store/coffee shop. No need to rent a car since the parking fee was 25 USD a night.
-- Bed & Bath: good mattress with smooth and soft sheets. The bathroom was spacious with first class amenities and thick towels.
-- Big screen plasma TV
-- Balcony: convenient for smokers since smoking was not allowed inside the room.
Now the bad points:
-- From the construction: workers started around 7:30-8:00 drilling on the rooftop. The hotel information booklet talked about a rooftop swimming pool scheduled to open in 2006! The drilling shook walls and was so loud that at checking counter on the first floor, we could not hear what the clerks said. Guest rooms were on higher floor and we were not the only ones complained.
-- From hotel service people: on weekend, the sound of live music from ground floor came up the atrium made it impossible for relaxing or sleeping late. In the morning, cleaning and maintenance folks made ruckus dragging service carts on tiled floor in hallways
-- From neighbor apartments/condos and the surrounding malls: people yelling and fighting into wee hours, cars screeching and honking.
-- Slow internet connection: the hotel claimed to have wireless connection but the signal was so slow that guests had hard time getting connected. The alternatives were to use the business center computer and got charged by the hour or unplugged the TV, used its hardwire connection and got charged also. Some people took laptops to the lobby but it was very crowded with only a few chairs. Best alternative was taking your laptop to the bookstore next door, their wireless was free and their coffee and pastries were great.
--The room we had was so small that it could barely fit a king bed. The hotel may have bigger and quieter rooms but they did not assign those to folks getting rooms through the tennis tournament travel service.
- Also Known As:
- Mayfair Hotel Miami
- Mayfair Hotel And Spa
- Mayfair Hotel
- Mayfair Hotel Coconut Grove
- Mayfair Coconut Grove
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