We stayed here in May 2014 for 2 nights on Marriott reward points(I believe it was the nights of May 30th and 31st). We usually stay in the Dadeland area but the points we would have had to use for the ratings those hotels were getting was a bit discouraging. I found this hotel had great reviews and wasn't far from where we wanted to be. We stayed in a king bedroom suite which was perfect for my fiance and I. Only thing that would have been better is if we had a view of the lake instead of the road.
Upon arrival, the front desk agent was great. I didn't catch his name, but he did some magic tricks with cards for us and made us feel welcomed. The hotel was clean, a little dated, but definitely clean.
I thought there would be too much traffic near the hotel since it is near the airport but we never encountered any problems. The location was great for getting to the Dolphin Mall, and the other shopping we came up to Miami to do. And of course, loved that there was free parking on site.
The only downside was the breakfast...yes it was free, but I found my eggs to be barely edible unfortunately. And there wasn't anyone refilling items that ran out. But that wasn't a big deal for us as we weren't there for a great breakfast any ways.
I would stay here again in the future and would recommend it to others if they want a decent place to just put your feet up at the end of the day.