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“Good Stay for Pre Cruise” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Airport East

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Airport East
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3501 Northwest 42nd Ave (Le Jeune Rd), Miami, FL 33142   |  
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Ranked #63 of 131 hotels in Miami
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good Stay for Pre Cruise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

As the title says, a good place to stay pre-cruise. Shuttle from the airport was fairly efficient. It actually took longer waiting for the shuttle than the drive to the hotel. Even though the shuttle was fairly full, check in was very quick and friendly. That included booking a seat on the cruise shuttle for the next day, which was good as they fill up fast. Up to the room, not sure about other floors but when we stepped off the elevator on the 4th floor the smoke smell was overpowering. This made us nervous, but when we entered the room there was not even a hint of smoke. Whew! Room was standard, 1 King bed. Comfy. Nice flat screen TV, mini fridge (that worked). Not much of a view but hey, its at the airport. Good shower with lots of pressure, this is always important. Good (free) wifi reception in the room. Nice outdoor pool area. Didn't use the pool but the deck was nice to sit around in the morning with a coffee before the port shuttle. Bennigans next door is the only restaurant nearby. Atmosphere is nice, Irish Pub style. It was fairly empty mid afternoon so the service was good. Beer was cold and food was hot and tastey so can't ask for much more. Breakfast was okay. Very busy place in the morning with the cruise crowd getting ready to sail, so be patient for the toaster and waffle maker. No hot buffet (eggs or meat) but lots of bread/bagel/muffins. They tried to keep up the waffle mix and coffee as best they could but the place was busy. We were booked on the 1100 port shuttle. The 1000 shuttle was on time so that was a good sign. However the 1100 was late (1130) so the 1200 crowd was starting to show up which caused some confusion. Good thing names were taken the day before. They load you by your ship for drop off which is a good plan. Once loaded the trip was smooth and uneventful. Easy traffic to the port on a Sunday at noon. All in all a pleasant place to stay for a night before a cruise. The price was right (military rate) and we would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Booked this the night before a cruise because it included free pick up from the airport and to the Port in the morning. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. There is a restaurant within walking distance but also several that deliver.
They also included continental breakfast that was better than I expected, including make your own waffles.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The staff was very friendly, and the hotel was clean. They offer a free shuttle to the port and will pick you up from the port if needed. The cost and the shuttle were the reasons we booked La Quinta. Great value in Miami!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

After 20 hours on Am-trak the bedroom at this hotel was much appreciated. The reception staff were very accomodating, even pre-booking our seats on the airline for the following day. There is no restaurant in the hotel itself but Bennigans is only at the end of the driveway, and the desk staff were prepared to recommend a good take- away. The bedroom was very comfortable the air-con worked very well. didn't have time to explore the other amenities, as we flew out the next morning but a very good overnight stop, including the breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waco, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The whole hotel and our room reeked of smoke. The noise from the jets wasn't too bad. The only plus was that we had shuttle service to the airport to catch our morning flight. The free breakfast was mediocre.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We had to get on a boat for a Thanksgiving cruise. This Hotel was super comfortable, We had laundry facilities right next to the room. Beautiful pool. And OMG free parking for our rental (Port Charges 25$ per day) They arrainged free shuttle to Cruise and very cheap pick up. That Shuttle was right there when we got off the boat and whisked us back to the hotel. We did not have to return to the hotel for the free parking other than to pick it up. Great service and the great beds La Quinta is Famous for. Loved every minute of that trip thanks to La Quinta pulling it all together, Not only that we used our points for they stay to!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sierra Vista, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I had stumbled across some comments about this hotel in Cruise Critic that indicated they provided a free shuttle to the pier if you are taking a cruise out of Miami...they do! And they provide so much more. First off, there's a free shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel. They also have great rooms at a reasonable rate - the rooms are clean and comfortable and the beds have plenty of pillows, too. They also offer express checkout. They will slip your charges under your door in the morning and if you don't have any questions about the bill, simply call the desk and let them know you'll be using express checkout and leave your room keys in your room. Couldn't be simpler. There's also a free breakfast in the morning and the food is good...but it is crowded because it is a popular resting place for travelers taking a cruise. We ate sitting on a couch in the lobby/breakfast room area...it wasn't as bad as that sounds because there was a coffee table that held our drinks. There are free shuttles to the airport and the pier. There's a stand in the lobby where a rep from the shuttle company that services the pier will book your return (from the pier to the airport) for $10 a person. That's a deal. Our cruise line charged much more than that for the return transfer and from what I could glean online a taxi would cost about $25 or so. Before booking this hotel I talked with the cruise line to determine which hotels they use if you book air with them and come in a day early. The cost of the hotels they use were more and I was able to get airfare cheaper than what they quoted, too. Next time my husband and I cruise out of Miami this will be the hotel I book - it's a no-brainer for me.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
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Address: 3501 Northwest 42nd Ave (Le Jeune Rd), Miami, FL 33142
Location: United States > Florida > Miami
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #63 of 131 hotels in Miami
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Hotel Class:2 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Airport East 2*
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