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“Great hotel if you need to stay close to the airport” 5 of 5 stars
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PULLMAN Miami Airport hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126 (Formerly Sofitel Miami)   |  
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Chandler, Arizona
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great hotel if you need to stay close to the airport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We chose this hotel because it is very close to Miami Intl and also offers free shuttle service. We flew into Miami and spent one night at this hotel before our flight to Antigua the next day. We contacted the hotel prior to retrieving our bags to ask the shuttle to pick us up. Once we had our bags we did have to wait for the shuttle but he got there and off we went to the hotel. The hotel is literally about 2 miles from the airport. Once we got to the hotel, it was very impressive and so were the staff. Everyone was very friendly and wanted to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. We had a room on a upper level floor that looked toward downtown Miami. The room was very nice and the bed was really comfortable. There isn't much right around the hotel (restaurants etc) but a taxi is easy enough to get. We liked that it had a bar and restaurant as well as a Starbucks right at the hotel.

On our return from Antigua we stayed another night at this hotel. Since we came back in the International terminal and the shuttle picks up at the domestic terminal, we decided to get a cab instead of trying to figure out how to find the shuttle etc. Our flight back to Phoenix wasn't until 5:00 p.m. the next day so we decided we wanted to get some beers instead of paying hotel bar prices. We asked the concierge and instead of getting us a taxi, he took us to the grocery store. It was short walk back to the hotel, but we didn't mind. On our return trip, we had a similar room and again the bed is very comfortable. Again the staff was very friendly and helpful as we were trying to plan what to do before our flight home. The hotel was too far to take a cab to South Beach as it would have been around $40 + tip one way and we didn't have that much time. We decided to go to the outlet mall and shop! So much fun! We took a cab there and back and I think it was $40 total. The hotel stored our bags and since we knew the shuttle ran every 1/2 hour to the airport we could plan accordingly to get back in time to get our bags and get on the shuttle. Once we got back to the hotel, we grabbed our bags, they gave us a bottle of water and off to the airport we went. If we have to fly thru Miami again and need to spend the night, we will definitely stay at this hotel!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Stratford, Canada
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62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We stayed here before and after a cruise. This hotel was booked by our cruiseline so it wasn't by choice. The hotel had a nice foyer, staff was excellent, and a nice pool area.
The hotel was probably quite nice in its day but it is starting to show its age. The rooms were nice and the location was great. Only a few minute walk to a small shopping area with a great Cuban restaurant, and a Publix. Would probably stay again if price was right...

Room Tip: Ask for a room high up and facing the airport, great views of airplanes coming and going....
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Anderson,SC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We enjoyed the stay at this hotel. It was very nice. You have to pay to park. It it decorated nicely and is close to the airport. They have a nice business center with internet; This was a very great stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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California City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I have to say the place was very clean, very friendly, we were only here a short time but they went out of thier way to make sure we were comfortable. They have a restaurant in the hotel but we really wanted something Cuban, they pointed us in the right direction for a nice stroll to a cuban restaurant that was GREAT! it was in a little stip mall area with a grocery store also., the pool was nice and the view was nice but other then that there was no night life.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Service was nice but the hotel was older Holiday Inn at best. Should have known...it was only about $110 a night.

Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

An excellent choice for business near the Miami airport. Reliably consistent high quality in cleanliness of rooms, operation of internet, and food service. Round-the-clock shuttle service to the airport is a plus. Very quick breakfast service gets you on the way in the morning on time. The bar is a relaxing setting after a long day's work.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Guelph, Canada
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349 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

We have stayed here a couple times. It is a great hotel, nice rooms, great service and even with conferences happening still quite. The only problem is the lack of things to do if you do not have a vehicle or if you enjoy walking places. The fitness area is well equipped. The pool is nice except for when any of the meetings have breaks as everyone comes down to the pool side to smoke or hang out and gawk at the individuals sun tanning. The restaurant serves a decent evening meal which is not overpriced for a Sofitel.

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about PULLMAN Miami Airport hotel

Address: 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126 (Formerly Sofitel Miami)
Location: United States > Florida > Miami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Miami
#5 Green Hotel in Miami
#13 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#22 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#30 Family Hotel in Miami
#42 Business Hotel in Miami
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Hotel Class:4 star — PULLMAN Miami Airport hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 281
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only minutes from Miami International Airport, stands, the cosmopolitan and stylish Pullman Miami Airport. From the beaches to the Everglades, Pullman Miami Airport is centrally located to everything that Miami has to offer. Easy access to Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral make our Blue Lagoon location the perfect choice. The business epicenter and the vibrant city sights are all at your fingertips. Art, Design and Connectivity are at the heart of the vibrant Pullman Miami Airport. Guests will experience the essence of contemporary style and design. Pullman Miami Airport conforms to the modern lifestyle and caters to the spirit of today's cosmopolitan business and leisure travelers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Miami Hotel Miami
Miami Sofitel
Accor Miami
Sofitel Miami Airport

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