We were going on a cruise and wanted to stay close to the port. My husband was flying in from the West Coast so we thought it best to come in the day before to avoid any complications. We chose the Intercontinental Miami because it was close to the port and close to the airport. Previously we have stayed near the airport prior to our cruise. The cost for our stay at this luxury hotel was actually less than our last pre-cruise stay at a motel near the airport. It was also a nice touch to receive an email from the concierge team prior to our arrival with an offer of assistance.
The hotel is beautifully situated on the bay and is adjacent to a large park. On the other side of the park are multiple options for shopping and dining. Key advantage is that the hotel is less than ten minutes by cab to the port. It was a bit crowded when arriving by cab, but the bell staff was very attentive and prompt in retrieving our baggage. The lobby is huge, airy and light. Check-in was a breeze. Special kudos to Leticia at the front desk. She was pleasant, efficient, and addressed me by name. The room was very nicely designed with upscale furniture, amenities, and a large flat screen television. The pool and walking path areas were lovely and well maintained. The pool had multiple loungers and lounger service. This is a great place for a quick snack at the Blue Water Restaurant. We chose to have drinks and snacks brought to our loungers. The only downside with the pool and walking trail is that there is what appeared to be a condo community next to the pool. I sometimes felt like I was in a fish bowl. We ate in Toro Toro for dinner. Wonderful service by Isa(bella) from Venezuela. The food was excellent. We were surprised that on a Friday night, the restaurant was not crowded. The bar area appeared to be the “to go” spot for local business people. It was very crowded and noisy. To be expected for a bar. The bar service was a tad slow, but understandable for a Friday night. We saw couples, business people and families. Unlike other places where we have stayed, there was no conflict between these groups. We would definitely stay at the Intercontinental Miami again.
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- A Shining Star Among Downtown Miami Hotels Miami is truly one of the world's most vibrant tropical playgrounds. In this stunning locale, a pulsing nightlife, brilliant white-sand beaches, and sizzling culture combine for the perfect getaway. Stay at the InterContinental Miami to savor the best of this colorful city. Our alluring downtown Miami hotel offers richly appointed accommodations and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. Immerse yourself in luxurious elegance - just minutes from South Beach, the Port of Miami, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables. Boasting 641 newly redecorated guest rooms and suites, we're an oasis of sophistication and world-class service. Discover this enchanting downtown Miami Florida hotel, in a magical setting: * Overlooking Biscayne Bay, in the heart of Miami, Florida * Minutes from South Beach, the Port of Miami, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables* Only 7.5 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA)* Just 25 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)Indulge In Unrivaled Luxury At Our Hotel In Downtown Miami Our 34-story downtown Miami hotel provides dazzling views and spacious guest rooms and suites. Take advantage of 101,000 square feet of meeting space. Rejuvenate in our state-of-the-art fitness center and mySpa. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, this deluxe hotel in downtown Miami offers everything you need for an unforgettable stay. ... more less
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