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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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“Nice Miami Option...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

You won't be sorry if you decide to stay here. The hotel is nicely appointed, the staff is super friendly and helpful, the location is convenient and there are lots of great restaurants nearby. The valet parking is a little pricey ($30/day), but the valet guys are fast and friendly. I had a nice room with a view of the water and the marina. While the room itself was very comfortable, the bathroom was a little on the small side. As for breakfast, you have the option of a really nice buffet or ordering off the breakfast menu. Whichever one you choose, you will be satisfied... the food was terrific: hot and fresh.

Room Tip: I had a king bed room on the 17th floor overlooking the water.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Stayed here right before our cruise. We had stayed 4 years ago prior to a cruise and loved the renovations. It was a beautiful hotel 4 years and even more so now. Only sad they removed the piano from the lobby. Staff was great. Worked with Shari Van Patten to accommodate our group of 46. She was excellent from start to finish. Really on the ball. Stayed at another Marriott in another city for a cruise 2 years ago and it really was a bad experience so this was refreshing. Guests had no trouble at all checking in. In fact I was amazed that they allowed guests to pay for their individual stay - for example four people sharing a room that were not family members were able to divide the cost into 4 and pay their individual portion, instead of one person footing the bill and the others having to pay that person back. Never seen that done before.

Room was great with a nice view of the bay. Of course the metro was right there so you had the option to go downtown. Ate in the little mall adjacent to the hotel. The ONLY negative I have is that you were not allowed to transport your own luggage. If you managed to snag a cart, they told you you were not allowed to push it yourself, you had to get a busboy to do it. I mean they were very nice about it, and I guess it's all about the tips, but I don't think I should be made to tip someone for something I can do myself.

Great hotel with great staff in a great location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed here with my family as we were going on a cruise the next day out of the Port of Miami. 5 star service all the way! from the check- in with Megan( who was amazing with her great customer service), the bell service, and the concierge desk. We had a nice room on the 22nd floor overlooking the bay and the city...the view was amazing. There is a small balcony with 2 chairs if you want to enjoy the view. We requested a rollaway bed as we had 5 in the room and one was brought immediately and set up with sheets and pillows very quickly. They even brought more towels for us. Self Parking is $23/night or $26 for valet.. we did the self parking...this seemed a little high priced, but the garage was secured and safe. If you need a shuttle to the Port of Miami they can arrange it at concierge for $6 a person. the only grip from our techy family was there was no free Wi-Fi in the rooms...so we went to the lobby where it was free. Great property, amazing staff, stay here while visiting Miami and you wont be disappointed!

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor..the views of Biscayne Bay are amazing.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

A quick visit here was made most pleasurable with the fantastic staff they have.
Amongst the finest staff I have seen anywhere! Upon early arrival I was given some options and able to check in and change for my meetings thanks to the front desk. I returned late night and with 2 minutes to spare not only was I able to get a soft drink but the club attendant convinced me to have some lat night snacks and welcomed me even if closing time.
Same hospitality the next 2 days at breakfast. Even valet knew me after 1st day.
Rooms are good size and nice view but can use some improvements. Location was not ideal but still convenient to Miami Beach and downtown. And some grea

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

The purpose of the stay was an overnight for a cruise, so the location was excellent for the cause. The service is amazing and the staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are very good. The only worry I had was that there were strangers walking around the hotel delivering pizza order sheets.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here one night during a trip to Miami. We had our car with us, and though the parking was expensive, it seemed typical of Miami hotels. The attendants were professional and friendly, and we were able to get our car quickly whenever needed.

The rooms were a little small, though our view of the bay was nice. We had reserved the room saying we had 5 guests, so we assumed there would be a pull out couch. When there were only two double beds, we called and requested a rollaway. It took almost an hour and several calls to guest services for someone to bring the bed to us, and our children were exhausted by the time it arrived. We had no problems with service other than this. Perhaps they had trouble locating the rollaway, but with 5 guests listed on our reservation, I was surprised that they hadn't expected our request.

We thought the pool area was nice with areas to sit and relax, along with a large chess board that our boys enjoyed.

The biggest downside to us was the price of the lobby restaurant, though I guess that is to be expected in a nicer hotel. We ended up walking next door to a small mall area and eating in a small restaurant there.

Overall this hotel is beautiful and is located not far from the fun waterside park area. It was slightly cramped for a family of five, but we appreciated the opportunity to stay at a nice hotel in one room. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We booked this hotel the night before - due to issues at another hotel. We showed up at 11 a.m. to see when we could check in. Within an hour, they had our room ready. They gave us a bayside room - 50% of the room was windows overlooking the bay - WONDERFUL!!

All of the staff was great. You have everything you need either in the hotel or in the little strip mall between this hotel and the hotel next door - you don't even go outside. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, etc. And the strip mall has restaurants, deli, liquor store, barbers, salons (nails, hair, massages, etc).

The pool was great. The bar at the pool is great. They provide ice water, sun block, towels, etc. It was like being a celebrity - LOL

They have a free shuttle to take you to South Beach and you can take the Trolley (which is free, also) to Bayside which has lots of restaurants, shops and boat excursions. There is LOTS of things to do either in the hotel or surrounding area.

Room Tip: Get a room on an upper floor - and the better rooms end in 01. We stayed in 2801 - it was great
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel Miami
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Address: 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami > Downtown
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#7 Green Hotel in Miami
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay 3.5*
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