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“Served its purpose” 3 of 5 stars
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Country Inn & Suites Miami (Kendall)
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   11750 Mills Drive, Miami, FL 33183   |  
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Ranked #53 of 129 Hotels in Miami
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Served its purpose”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

It was very clean in the rooms but definitely a bit dated. Old curtains and bedspreads, antique-ish fixtures and oldschool magnavox tv make the hotel feel older than what it probably is.

Pool area was ok, but the pool was just a tad dirty - give them the benefit of a doubt and say that maybe we came out prior to it being cleaned.

Complimentary breakfast - cereal, waffles, muffins, fruit, oatmeal eggs and meat of the day (bacon, sausage etc) was good and being able to eat outside while taking in the view of the water and fountain was worth it. 5 min walk across the water ove a footbridge will get you to the shopping plaza which carries pretty much anything you may need for your trip. excellent location for it.

Hotel staff were all very personable and extremely nice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Louis2011, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites Miami (Kendall), responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for comments regarding our Excellent Breakfast Buffet and the location.
We are working right now on some updates, please visit us again and you will see the difference.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We visited this hotel for daughter's spring break from FIU & it was such a good experience that we plan to return. The hotel is clean and pleasant but really not special in any way-- but it has a wonderful location. Within walking distance you have a grocery, many eateries, shopping, even a post office. Everything there within a few steps. Even a little walk-up Cuban coffee window close by! The hotel is value-priced. Our suite was a bit small but very comfortable. Breakfast was fine but could use more seating. The staff was very nice. All in all, a good stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louis2011, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites Miami (Kendall), responded to this review, March 13, 2013
We are glad you enjoy your stay. Our excellent location make us the best located Hotel in Kendall. The FIU is just 10 minutes from here. Thank you for staying with us. See you next time your travels bring you to Miami.
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Sartell, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My wife and I traveled in early March and stayed here two nights. The hotel is in a GREAT location. It is an easy 30 minute drive from the middle of Miami Beach and it allowed us to enjoy the craziness of Miami and escape it to a quiet location 30 minutes away.
The man who worked the afternoon/evening shift behind the desk was VERY helpful. He supplied lots of tips and recommendations on what to do. The room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. In reading some of the other reviews, it amazes me the things people have to complain about???? The breakfast was incredible. The first morning was bacon, eggs, and rosemary potatoes along with waffles, cereal, fruit, yogurt, and the juices and coffee. The second morning was sausage, eggs, and muffins with all the other side items.
We would definitely stay at this location again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Louis2011, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites Miami (Kendall), responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time and given us a review. Our breakfast is excellent and the menu changes from day to day. Many choices and many things to eat. We have the best location in Kendall. We are hoping to see you whenever you are in Miami.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights prior to leaving on a cruise. As we had a rental car, it was a good base for going to beaches and visiting Anhinga Trail (Everglades). Hotel is a bit older, but room was comfortable, a bit small'ish but okay, and had a fridge, and our room overlooked a man-made lake with interesting water birds to watch (which our child especially delighted in). When we got early to breakfast was best, as we could get a good table together with a sunny window view; coming later was crowded and we had to wait for a table, and would have to "grab it fast", so it would not be cleaned. Breakfast starts being put away RIGHT at closing time, so keep that in mind if you are a late comer or want to get seconds. There was always something to choose from to get us all going (some days were better than others). Big plus is having real dishes and cutlery (thank you!). Self-serve laundry available, which we used, no problems. I enjoyed the pool one night late evening and had it all to myself. Bonus was the Kohl's next door for shopping - and I believe there was a small Winn-Dixie across the road. Numerous restaurants within short driving distance - Cuban, coal fired pizza, Middle Eastern, etc. A small thing - they did not have warm cookies in the lobby like some other CI & S, but just cheap, store-bought ones in a jar. I saved on calories but the others were disappointed :) Overall a good stay and we would stay again as a base.

Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Louis2011, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites Miami (Kendall), responded to this review, March 12, 2013
We are glad you enjoy our Buffet Breakfast served on real plates and cutlery that makes a big diference. Our location makes us the great place to stay and shop and eat.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We really liked the hotel, it was great as a base for travel in south Florida, easy reach to Miami or Key West. The hotel was cosy, the tea and coffee making facilities in the lobby was a nice bonus. The room was nice, very clean and had a pleasant smell, we just thought it was a bit unusual to have only bath tub and toilet in the bathroom and the sink was situated in a kind of corridor just behind the front door but it was fine.
The complimentary breakfast was quite basic, not great selection and the food was served in plastic dishes, there aren't enough tables and chairs for all the guests.
The hotel is located just next to a shopping mall which is handy, you will definitely need a car to be able to get around, the parking is free.
The staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louis2011, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites Miami (Kendall), responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Thank you for your comments, I guess you miss the real china during breakfast, the disposable plates are just to go. Anyway next time you visit us you will see it. Thank you again for the comments.
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Waldorf, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The hotel is actually in a great location with a nice mall and lake view (man-made) within walking distance. The hotel is pretty dated. The rooms haven’t been updated in quite some time. I believe this location is independently owned and the owner does not have the money to upgrade. No flat screen TV’s, non-modern design, dated furniture and a weird smell. Absolutely nothing spectacular at all, although I was only staying here because I had to work in downtown Miami and it was the night of the BCS Championship Bowl Game so no hotels available downtown until the next day. The reception staff was good. My waiter for the free breakfast wasn’t rude but wasn’t pleasant either; he acted like I was bothering him. My room was ok for one night, however one of my coworkers had ants in his room (on bottom level) and couldn’t change rooms due to the game and they were booked for night. I can’t say I would stay here again and I can’t say it was the worst stay ever either.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Louis2011, General Manager at Country Inn & Suites Miami (Kendall), responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for your comments on our Excellent location and by the way we are in the process of upgrading the Hotel.. See you next time. Best regards.
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Address: 11750 Mills Drive, Miami, FL 33183
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 129 Hotels in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites Miami (Kendall) 2.5*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excellent Location, 1/2 from the Turnpike, Shula's Express Way 5 minutes and 7 from the Palmetto Express Way. We are located on an upscale Mall, Town & Country. Great Dining within walking distance of famous restaurants like Cadillac Ranch, CJ Burgues and Portofino, glamour shopping stores Nordstrom Rack, Loehmann's and more. Enjoy our lake side and go walking distance to the nice and fun Blu Martini Lounge. ... more   less 
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