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“If this is the style of Miami, god help Miami!!!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Motel Blu
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   7700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138   |  
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Ranked #115 of 129 Hotels in Miami
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“If this is the style of Miami, god help Miami!!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Booked this " motel" after reading how it had been refurbished, free parking and wifi. My wife, son and myself fancied a day in Miami, so booked for the night of 29 Oct 2012 and travelled down from Kissimmee via St.Petes (390miles) so I was looking forward to a nice meal in the refurbished restaurant and a drink at the bar. We arrived at 7pm, and the area looked rundown with a beggar on the street corner, and what looked like a pimp arguing with his property in the car park! The girl in reception, didn't seem to give a damn and I had to tell her what sort of room I had booked. We walked through the foyer past people arguing on the phone to our room. The room only had 1 lamp working, smelt damp, the furniture was filthy and old. The bathroom floor and wall tiles were cracked and broken, there were cigarette burns all over the sink and the sink itself was coming away from the wall, the bath was filthy and the tiles covered in soap scum. However, this was nothing compared to the toilet, which was not secured to the wall and was at a 45 deg to the wall. The door to our room looked like someone had tried to force it in the past! We did not feel safe at all due to the amount of shouting and noise going on, so we decided to leave, when we told the receptionist she had the same "don't give a toss attitude" as when we booked in! My wife did not feel safe enough to stay in this area, so I drove back to Orlando, another 200 miles. My advice is do not under any circumstances stay in this flop house, it is totally the opposite to what it says in it's own write up! I know it is a budget hotel, but there is budget and there is budget and this is rock bottom!

Room Tip: Sleep on the streets it's cleaner and probably safer!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Miami
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

A pleasant stay for business or passing thru. Room is clean and decent. And using lunch or diner. Do IT. Very good.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

There is nothing good about this motel. The pictures on the Internet are taken ages ago. Everything dirty, filthy. Even linen was dirty. Breakfast - don't even thing to eat there.



DO NOT STAY IN THIS MOTEL

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

our experience at Motel Blu was less than what we understood it would be through the advertisement; service was poor (no welcome, no thanks for our stay; received 2 clean bath towels on second day, no clean washcloths or hand towels); located right next to an adult night club; parking was limited and shared with the night club patrons that blocked in guests at hotel

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I booked a stay at Motel Blue over the Memorial Day holiday, I was afraid due to the bad reviews this Motel has gotten, but I booked and stayed anyway,,,, I am glad I did, The motel room was clean and the staff was friendly, and for it to be a holiday weekend they were booked up and quiet for bed time. I plan on staying there next year!!!

Room Tip: Higher floors have less A/C unit noise
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Pierce, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of May, the place was packed with people. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, and they had a nice pool, free wi-fi, and free breakfast which was a plus. The room we had was very clean, and looked like they just redid the bathroom and carpet.
The area isnt bad at all, walking distance to food and stuff, and the Beach is only 15 minutes away. We payed $79 per night which was a bargain because the hotels on the beach were going for $150 and up, and the beach hotels were going to charge an arm and a leg for parking.
The place was perfect for us girls, we relaxed by the pool during the day, and went to the beach at night, and came back to sleep. It is a great deal, and I will definitely come back next year.
If you want a nice, clean, friendly place to stay with all the perks of a nice hotel, than motel blu is for you.
Thanks motel blu for making our weekend memorable.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

The motel was ok but have stayed in better.It lacked a few of the niceties I expect from Miami motels,which I have used extensively these past two decades.The pool facilities were fine but the room window blind didnt work,the lights were too dim and the keyboard of the motels computer,which we would have liked to use if only to book in online for the return flight.The flight home was packed and we felt very cramped.Having flown out on a 747 we returned on an airbus.The food on both flights was poor and I will be unlikely to use Virgin again

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Motel Blu

Address: 7700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138
Location: United States > Florida > Miami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #115 of 129 Hotels in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel Blu 2*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
King, and double beds. Efficiency rooms complete with kitchen including microwave and refrigerator. The "Red Light" restaurant is located on Motel Blu grounds. State of the art pool. Tiki bar. Free on site parking. The premises is gated and totally secure. Daily housekeeping. Front desk and main lobby operating 24/7. Bus stop on corner. Taxi service on call at all times. Minutes away from: shopping centers, downtown Miami, South Beach, Miami arena, the beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Motel Blu Hotel Miami
Blu Hotel Miami
Blu Motel Miami

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