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Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #18 of 110 Hotels in Miami
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MB, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
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“Good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I stayed here for a conference during a particularly busy weekend in Miami.

Rooms were nice and very spacious. The bathrooms were also very roomy, the shower had great pressure and the beds were comfortable. We had an amazing view of the bay from our balcony. Location is close to the port and the Bayside Marketplace where there many options for dining and shopping, as well as some nightlife.

Staff was great to us, very friendly. As I mentioned, we were there is a very busy weekend on Miami Beach so the cabs were not as readily available as they usually are. After seeing our frustration, one staff member who was just getting off her shift drove us to the restaurant where we were already 45 minutes late for our reservation.

The pool, although a little small was a nice place to relax. I didn't get a chance to eat in the lounge or restaurant, but I enjoyed all the meals I had during the conference. I would stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side have a fabulous view of the bay.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Hotel is very nice. Lots of doormen and hospitality folks. Cabs readily available. Rooms have a spectacular view if you're on the bay side. Wonderful receptions in the Concierge lounge. Nice breakfast in the Concierge lounge too. One of the better breakfasts I've seen at a Marriott. Hot and cold food, wonderful fruit, nice trays of meat and cheese. Spectacular view. Attentive hostess.

Rooms are nicely appointed. Skimpy on coffee. I had 1 packet for 3 days. There was a bug in the bathroom...only saw him/her once. Shower nice. Bathroom floor....VERY slippery. My room was near the elevator, so I had hallway noise. Not much to do in this location, so you're probably locked in to the hotel services. I wouldn't walk in the area alone.

The negatives didn't deter me, I'll probably stay there again.

Room Tip: Try to get an even numbered room below 08 and above 14.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brookville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Very clean. Friendly & accomodating staff! Typical convention hotel, people with expense accounts don't have to watch the prices as much, but it works for pre cruise for a large group! Miami is filled with hotels, not sure you can make a bad choice !

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The property is clean and bright with a helpful staff. The free shuttle bus to South Beach is a nice service. There are also plenty of taxis out front. Overall, the hotel is an OK choice before a cruise, but it lacks any sort of character.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We statyed the night before our cruise departure and it was a great spot and location for that because of the proximity to the port. Checking in the staff was very friendly and welcoming and actually offered us a better room with a view if we were okay with switching from a king sized bed to two doubles which was fine. The room did have a nice view of the cruise port and other areas of Miami. We are boaters and enjoyed seeing the boat traffic, boats in the marina and the draw bridge. Leaving the hotel for the port couldn't have been easier or more well organized (there were a lot of us). We also ate in the hotel restaurant for dinner and enjoyed the live music on the patio outside.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great rooms overlooking the Port of Miami and an easy place to stay before you board or debark the ship!! We are Platinum reward members and are always loyal to Marriott, but some are better than others and this is an easy place to be.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the port if you are cruising. You'll wake up to see your ship out of the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roswell, Georgia
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Although the property itself isn't much to rave about; the proximity to the cruise ships and shopping is fantastic; and you cannot beat the views. There is something to be said for waking up on 'boarding day' and seeing your ship in port from your room! the views of Miami are stunning.

My family and I stayed here just one night before our cruise (we've done this twice now); rooms are comfortable (not anything special); service is great, and taxis are plentiful for your 3-5 minute drive to the port.

The breakfast in the hotel restaurant is EXPENSIVE, so we suggest going next door (connected indoors from the lobby) and grab breakfast at one of the quick restaurants. Hearty breakfast for half the price.

Room Tip: Ask for a 'port view' room
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Address: 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132
Location: United States > Florida > Miami > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Miami
#12 Family Hotel in Miami
#18 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#20 Business Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 580
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