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Motel Blu
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   7700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138   |  
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Ranked #115 of 130 Hotels in Miami
Bielefeld, Germany
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36 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Never again!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

4p.m. - First room: No working air conditioning. Second room: Someone sleeping in. Third room: Ants and roaches (5.30p.m.). Fouth room by 2a.m.: Rats eating our chips. Do I have to say something else? We decides to sleep in the car till 7a.m. when the manager should arrive. The neighborhood is not the best even not for Miami.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Do not waste your time or money one towel for a 2bed room a used roll of TP
FOUND used condom behind the bed..hole in the walls
Service SUCKS BALLS
NO PHONE IN ROOM
DOOR DONT LOCK
I ASKED THE CHANGE ROOM
THE Lady at front desk GOT MAD
DONT NOT STAY HERE PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed because it is about 10 mins from South Beach. Our first room was past some caution tape no one removed after some undisclosed incident. We were given a room that had nit been cleaned of the prior guests trash, was short a pillow, short a sheet on one of the beds and had not been vacuumed. We asked for a clean room and got moved to a room without curtains to block the parking lot lights and only 2 towels for 4 people, one washcloth for all. They will not make your sheets and restock the room unkess you stay and ask the cleaning crew personally. There is no nob sign to use instead so you can enjoy going to do other things around town. It was gross and uncared for except the pool which looked half decent. I have only seen one other hotel worse than this one.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

The carpet was wet! They didn't have any towels in my room. They advertise free wifi but couldn't get the password. Everything in the room is broken... no lock in the bathroom door, the ac knob is missing, the doors on the tv cabinet are busted off. Shoulda checked here first!!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I feel this Motel has gotten a bad rap. Out of purely budgetary concerns, we stayed here because it was so cheap in spite of the bad online reviews we read. It is not for uptight suburbanites, but there is something charming about it. I feel like they could should a Jim Jarmusch movie here. The rug in our room was stained but other than that, it was very comfortable and cute. You do feel l ike you are in another era, it does have a fading beauty to it, i guess it is Art Deco. The cable and air conditioner worked fine and there was a fridge. The pool looked clean. We went during the week off season so probably much cheaper than usual, which is maybe why we were more pleased than other people. Artsy bohemians will love it and laid back people who appreciate a bargain.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our room wasn't as bad as some of these reviews. We had room 102 which was clean and without a carpet, but very sparse, yet a clean bed was all that we were really looking for, hence the 2 stars(although the roof of the bathroom was MOLDY!!). You have to plug in all the lights and such when you walk in, our curtains kept randomly going up, the refrigerator didn't work, and asking the girl at the front desk for the wi-fi password was like asking for a cup of blood from her mothers still-beating heart. At check-out there was a different receptionist who was much nicer. The "breakfast" consisted of some instant coffee, a couple mini-donuts, and a loaf of bread that you could make toast from (although I wouldn't trust that toaster at all). They are impossible to get through to via telephone, the computer and the printer in the front office don't work, and there were a couple nights we had to park outside the gait due to lack of parking. Because they have a strict no-refund policy I would recommend looking at the room before you give them your credit card.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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 130 Hotels in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel Blu 2*
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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