Date of Stay: Sunday, 1/27/13 - Wednesday, 1/30/13
Length of Stay: 3 Nights
In a nutshell, the Hyatt Regency Miami is a truly wonderful Downtown Miami hotel, offering absolutely amazing service, superb dining and excellent rooms with beautiful views of Miami. This is definitely the place you should stay the next time that your travels bring you to Downtown Miami!!
Now, for my detailed review:
First, I just want to say that this review adds to all of the truly excellent things that I have had to say about this property in my prior review:
“A Truly Excellent Stay in Downtown Miami!!!” -- February 8, 2012
For even more detailed information on this property, I suggest that you view that prior review.
When I found out that work was bringing me back to Miami, after my prior excellent experience at the Hyatt Regency Miami, it was the only place that I considered and immediately booked my stay as soon as I found out that I was returning to Miami. My second stay at this property did not disappoint, and I had another amazing stay!
First, I must comment on location -- the Hyatt Regency Miami is truly in the perfect location in Downtown Miami. It offers excellent views of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, and is connected directly to the Miami Convention Center. It is merely fifteen minutes from the excitement of South Beach, and within a couple miles of the Port of Miami. This perfect location makes the Hyatt Regency Miami a great place to stay for Conventions or for a pre-cruise stay. You are within minutes of all of the action, and you will find plenty to do if you stay at this property. Additionally, this property has very quick and easy access to I-95, allowing for quite the easy arrival and departure by car.
As for parking, as this property is located in the heart of Downtown Miami, parking is at a premium. However, this property has two convenient parking options. First, you can opt for Self Parking, at $19 a day; however, this does not include in-and-out privileges. Second, this property offers a truly excellent Valet Parking option at $31 a day; this price may seem high to some, but it is extremely reasonable given the Downtown location compared to some other properties. And, the Valet Staff is extremely quick, efficient and friendly; I would highly encourage you to spend the extra money and utilize this property's excellent Valet Service.
As for the property itself, I do not agree with prior reviews indicating an "aged" feel. Upon entry, you see a very well-appointed and spacious lobby, offering a Front Desk full of extremely wonderful Staff. As soon as I stepped into the Lobby, I was at the Front Desk and fully checked in within a matter of minutes. I was immediately thanked for being a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Tier Member, and offered a choice of Diamond Welcome Amenities. I opted for a bottle of the Canvas Merlot and a very tasty selection of chips and salsas. I was also given a coupon for a free drink at this property's excellent bar, the Pure Verde Lounge. After such a quick check-in, I was on my way to my room on the 8th Floor.
One comment about this property is that, for a busy Downtown property, it had ample elevators. I find that many busy Downtown properties do not offer enough elevators or elevators that are quick and efficient. This property is definitely different than all of those hotels, as there are more than enough elevators, and each elevator is quite quick and efficient. Also, one can feel safe, as you have to insert your room key to access any guest floor from the Lobby.
As for the rooms, I found my room to be absolutely wonderful, and I have included numerous photos with this review. I spent a little extra money and opted for a "Miami Suite," and this room did not disappoint in any way. It was a sort-of mini-suite; one large room as opposed to two separate rooms, but it had more than enough space and offered excellent views of the Miami River. As you enter this spacious room, the bathroom is immediately to the left, with a large sitting area directly to your right. The sitting area offers a large and comfortable sleeper sofa, along with a decent sized coffee table and chair, giving plenty of room to enjoy an excellent dinner from Room Service. Just past the sitting area is a good sized computer desk, sporting plenty of room for work. Directly in front of you as you enter are large floor-to-ceiling windows, offering absolutely amazing views of the Miami River and the Miami skyline. Then, further in and to the left is the bedroom, offering a very comfortable King-sized Hyatt "Grand Bed." And finally, in the middle of the room is a large flat-screen television positioned on a swivel so that one can see it from both the bedroom and the sitting area. All-in-all, a truly excellent room and I would definitely stay in it again the next time that business brings me to Miami.
One final note on rooms at this property -- make sure to book a Regency Club Room! This property offers a wonderful Regency Club, located on the 23rd floor. It offers wonderful views, along with excellent food and drink. In the morning, you will find a lovely continental breakfast with great coffee. And, in the evening, you will find extremely flavorful hot and cold food selections, along with sodas and water, as well as alcoholic drinks available for a very reasonable fee. The Regency Club is definitely worth the money at this property!
As for dining, this property offers excellent dining options. The Riverwalk Cafe offers excellent cuisine and beautiful river views. Additionally, the adjacent Pure Verde Lounge offers amazing service and stiff drinks at a reasonable price. Furthermore, there is the Riverwalk Deli, offering an excellent selection of food that is perfect for a meal on the go. All-in-all, one will never go hungry at this property.
To conclude, the Hyatt Regency Miami is an absolutely excellent property, offering top-notch customer service. It combines wonderful rooms and gorgeous views with a perfect location; as such, this is definitely the place that you should stay the next time you are in Miami!
Ask for a higher-floor room for the best views of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay
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