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“Decent hotel, but a bit tired” 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 #32 of 130 Hotels in Miami
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“Decent hotel, but a bit tired”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Generally, we are satisfied with our stay in Sofitel Miami. The location, close to the airport, was perfect for us, willing only to spend the night after the flight from Europe. The staff was very friendly, both at the front desk, speaking in several languages, and in the restaurant and bar. We have got spacious room, with fabulous beds and functional bathroom. In fact, some elements are slightly tired and should be renewed shortly. As a silver member, I got vouchers for the drinks in the bar and free internet access. If the other guests have to pay for Wi-Fi, it`s ridiculous and unreasonably greedy. The dinner, we had in the downstairs restaurant, was quite average, though with good service. But the breakfast was great, with rich choice and outstanding service. The pool area is pleasantly arranged from the back side of the hotel and guarantees nice view on the Lagoon and the planes traffic around the airport.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pierre-Jotterand, Director of Operations at Sofitel Miami, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for posting your thoughts on TripAdvisor; we really value your feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Sofitel Miami. You will truly enjoy our newly renovated rooms.
Kind regards,
Pierre Jotterand
Director of Operations
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The hotel is not bad, it is nearby the Miami airport and there is a shuttle runing so it is very convenient.
I had the expirience that the ladies at the front desk were nort so friendly.
I got a double bed room, carpet was not the cleanest and shower had some hair, no hair dryer was available, room could had been much cleaner!
Room service is very good and so is the food!
I satyed overnight so I did not really experience much else. Is a good hotel but cleanliness could really be better.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pierre-Jotterand, General Manager at Sofitel Miami, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We are always thankful for constructive feedback as we strive to be known for our French elegance and service from the heart.
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss some of your comments and personally apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact me directly at H0889@sofitel.com at your earliest convenience.
Our relationship with our guests is extremely important to us, and we hope you will give us the opportunity to regain your trust in our product and service.
Sincerely,
Pierre Jotterand
Director of Operations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We recently spent 2 nights on arrival from Australia after almost 20hours in the air, and the comfort, the welcome and the wonderful breakfasts eased us into another time zone effortlessly. The staff are superb.
We stayed there for another night at the end of our cruise and found the same efficiency as when we arrived. The 2 king size beds in our room was a bonus.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Pierre-Jotterand, Director of Operations at Sofitel Miami, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are working very hard to ensure the comfort of our guests, and I am delighted to know that you were able to enjoy some rest after such a long flight.
Sincerely,
Pierre Jotterand
Director of Operations
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stayed in the hotel in a weekend in October to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The hotel was close to the airport, which is a good location for those who wish to do some shopping, with clean but with an old fashioned decoration in the rooms, and with a regular gym with few equipments. The lobby, overall, doesn’t have a modern time of decoration and architecture and the only upside is the Starbucks inside the hotel. The hotel’s staff was extremely delicate and helpful, helping us when we needed directions and they most spoke two more languages; such as portuguese and spanish, helping the foreigner that chose to stay there. The pool area was comfortable, especially for an early breakfast. Something that I thought was an absurd was charging for the parking lot, which was US$8 for only 12 hours in a part of Miami with little movement and free space. The internet also isn’t included, which is almost laughable in a country where even the rundown motels have some kind of free Wi-Fi for the guests. The hotel has a shuttle to the airport that is both efficient and on time, passing every half an hour. During our stay, one of the elevators malfunctioning, openning and closing its door without any command.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pierre-Jotterand, Director of Operations at Sofitel Miami, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Thank you very much for staying with us to celebrate your daughter’s birthday. It was a privilege to welcome you on such a special occasion, and we hope you will be back soon as we are currently renovating all of our guestrooms and corridors. You will truly enjoy our new modern design.
We offer Lite wireless internet access for basic browsing at no charge. Only a faster connection with our Enhanced wireless internet access involves a fee. You should have been informed of both services upon your arrival. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies for the lack of communication.
With all our best wishes to you and your daughter,
Pierre Jotterand
Director of Operations
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Jamaica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Ok, from the outblook the hotel i s dated food and service staff is very good but at a premunume which is ok lower score is due to couldntvcare less atatuide of night staff over all a poor exsperiance. All in all can stay in better hotels how kwnow the value or customer service. Oh and over charged by +$100 service in concusion dated most of the saff friendly but hit and miss

Room Tip: Room suite wasnt cleaned from the time i arrived 3 days
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pierre-Jotterand, Director of Operations at Sofitel Miami, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Sofitel Guest,
The quality of our service is of utmost importance to us, and I can assure you that I take your comments very seriously.
I would truly appreciate the opportunity to personally apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your stay and gather further information in order to properly correct the situation. At your convenience, please contact me directly at H0889@sofitel.com.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Pierre Jotterand
Director of Operations
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Miami
#13 Luxury Hotel in Miami
#20 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#23 Family Hotel in Miami
#27 Business Hotel in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sofitel Miami 4*
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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