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“Pleasant lake view room” 4 of 5 stars
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Sofitel Miami
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126   |  
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Ranked #27 of 129 Hotels in Miami
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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
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“Pleasant lake view room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012 via mobile

A Europeon style hotel in the middle of no where with good service and well appointed modern rooms. not slot to say for a quiet stay.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

stayed here for two nites while before a cruise. everything about this hotel was modern, luxurious and very friendly. The staff seemed genuine not rehearsed. there is a shuttle from the airport. the price was very reasonable. i didn't eat in the reataurant but a friend did. she said it was excellent.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Newport Beach, California
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The Sofitel was nice. It was a little dated. I always pick hotels with room service 24/7, not knowing how I'll feel when I arrive. Sofitel offers a limited menu after midnight, and we did not choose to order anything. They have a small bakery in the lobby that had delicious croissants and other pastries that are made in-house. The shuttle service to and from MIA was reliable and friendly and even provided water for the very short trip. The employees were very friendly and helpful. This is a very good choice if you need to be close to the airport.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Stayed at the Sofitel Miami for a business trip for 2 nights only. Room was average and in need of a major renovation. Breakfast was a la carte and expensive hence chose to pick up individual breakfast items from Starbucks conveniently situated next to the lobby.
The area is quiet with very little night-life or dining options hence a taxi ride to South Beach maybe wise but consider a fare of $50.00 as it is a distance.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Hotel very good! I go to Miami more than a once a year and had never been in this sofitel acahr it would be far from the beach and very close to the airport. But this time was passing after a boat trip and decided to stay three nights. The hotel is very good! and is not far from anything! in 15 minutes by car you anywhere. easy access to the south which has several shopping malls and 10 minutes from South Beach. resstaurante had dinner one night at the hotel and the food was fabulous. Besides the impeccable service. On the last day I was in the pool most of the day. few people and cold beer. parking is easy and cost $ 14 per day. The concierge service was also excellent. You can stay in this hotel without a doubt, without fear of distances.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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 January 4, 2012

This hotel was an excellent value for the cost and was only a 5 minute shuttle ride to Miami Airport. The pool is beautiful and the service was excellent. Sofitel is in the class of Hilton, Sheraton, Hyatt, etc. but does not have the same level of visibility in the US so tends to have cheaper comparable ammenities.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

I booked this hotel at the very last minute for a short shopping trip just after Xmas, so during the very high season, when most hotels mercilessly jack up their rates as high as possible. I could not have asked for a more pleasant stay. The "Luxury Room" I received, with a beautiful 9th floor view, was priced in line with "Standard Rooms" at competing nearby hotels.

My favorite things about this hotel include: the VERY friendly, welcoming and professional service I received from each and every employee; the food, (not inexpensive but impeccably prepared - noting that I ate in the lounge every evening), and the fluffy, comfy bed. (I LOVE Duvets with soft white sheets!)

Other things I appreciated were the Free WiFi, the little Starbucks cafe, the beautiful pool area, the L'Occitaine toiletries and the fact that I was made to feel quite at home despite being a single female, which isn't always the case when I'm on the road.

The only improvements I would suggest would be for Sofitel to consider upgrading the flooring in its rooms to wood or laminate vs. carpeting; to provide those little white slippers (at least in the Luxury rooms); to add Minibars to the rooms and lastly, to heat the pool - which was downright freezing. While I bravely swam in it, most guests did not due to the water temperature.

I am a very frequent worldwide traveler and have stayed in a wide range of hotels (from basic to very high end). For me, the Sofitel was a good value and I would definitely return there again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sofitel Miami

Address: 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126
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
#11 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#17 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#22 Family Hotel in Miami
#29 Business Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sofitel Miami 4*
Number of rooms: 281
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a setting like a tropical paradise, Sofitel Miami is only 5 minutes from Miami International Airport, 15 minutes from the nearest beach and 10 minutes from the Port of Miami. In addition, it's an easy drive to a number of major attractions. Overlooking a peaceful blue lagoon, the hotel features an exquisitely decorated lobby in which striking tropical colors are paired with Art Deco design and sculpture. The overall effect is one of contemporary French ambiance, comfortable yet captivating. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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