I arrived early from where I was staying on South Beach so I could be in the area close to the cruise ship terminal that departed in two days. I find generally that the hotels in downtown Miami tend to be more spacious and of better quality than South Beach so whenever I cruise, I tend to stay on this side and use local transit for my jaunts over to South Beach. On this trip, I did do one night in South Beach though before moving over to the downtown.
Having just recently suffered a concussion on this day my headache was at the quite severe stage and the front desk agent was so compassionate that he found me a room immediately. He upgraded me to a VIP room that was very spacious but he told me that what most people disliked about the room was that there was a murphy bed in it---most prefer the standard beds it appears. At that stage, the bed could have been sitting in the tub and I would have taken it so I told him that this would present no issue at all and I got the key and headed up.
The hotel itself I think is in need of a little cosmetic care. My room was on the top floor, 24, and the elevators were not the fastest. Thankfully I managed to time my comings and goings when it did not stop on many floors.
My room was indeed spacious with a bar area complete with small sink and mini-fridge which worked perfectly for me. With the headache I did not want to eat out so I was able to buy salads, yogurt, milk, cereal and fruit and eating was taken care of for those couple of days. There was a massive dining area and a living room area with the murphy bed against one wall.
There was a large closet in the sink part of the bathroom area with plenty of storage and another room just off that with a toilet and tub. There were standard amenities such as shampoo, hair conditioner and body gel and an extra one in this hotel--a small tube of toothpaste! I had to use the iron and it worked exceptionally well plus there was an radio with i-thingy (don't use Apple products so cannot remember the name) docking pad but I used the radio. There was also a large TV with a surround sound system but I didn't bother with that.
There were two large windows but despite this, not a lot of natural light came in. At one point it looked like guests had acces to a walk-out little balcony but these windows were welded shut so there was no longer outside access---a shame too because sitting out there would have been nice.
I faced the Epic Hotel and this hotel did have loud music coming from its pool area all day long. It was just enough to be invasive, but for me, not enough to disturb my naps. Of course, the Tylenol I was taking for my headaches might have helped that along too!
The one thing that I loved about this place: its connection to the Metro Mover. On the day before the cruise it rained non-stop! But, I was able to walk to the Metro Mover and still get the various places in the downtown without having to even take an umbrella.
It was clean which by now if you have read my reviews, know that this is the most important element for me. Too, thankfully this was a non-smoking hotel so I was able to rest comfortably without having to gag on someone else's second hand smoke.
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