My husband, 10 month old son and I traveled to Miami for one night because we weren't far and took the chance to see a beautiful beach. We searched for cheap, but safe motels/hotels to stay at. Since downtown didn't have any decent ones, we went to Biscayne Blvd where we noticed all the tourists were going.
We paid $85 for a room and thought it'd be nice or at the very least, decent. We were wrong.
The smell was a terrible bleach smell that gave us headaches and made it hard to breathe. The bathroom was dirty with some kind of dark mold on the toilet, sink and bathtub. The T.V. took 5 minutes to turn on and it was fuzzy (we could barely see picture).
So with me being a first time mother, I told my husband we couldn't stay and needed to get a refund right away. I was NOT about to let my baby get headaches and have a hard time breathing. The lady refused to refund our $85 and told us it was supposed to smell like that. She said "what can we do? There is no way to ventilate the rooms."... but as we all know, other hotels use bleach and do not smell like that at all. We should have reported it and tried to get our refund back with the police. Anyways, I am glad we did not stay. A holiday inn was on the same road so we went there instead since it was already getting dark. A little more expensive, but it's better than being in a crappy place.
The ironic thing about this whole story is that the next morning when we went to a Mcdonald's to eat breakfast right across the street, we noticed police and an ambulance at the same motel we almost stayed at. Hmmm...
Tips: Miami beach city is awesome. The beach has clear water and is worth the trip. Parking costs $20 all day if you go to south beach. Also, you have to pay parking $25 at the decent hotels.
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