My friend and I stayed at the Blue Moon for 5 nights. Emar, the front office manager, greeted us at check in and made my friend and I feel like the Kings of South Beach (now I know why Lebron came to Miami). As a New Yorker, I didn't know what to expect from the Miami lifestyle. Despite being hit by a cold front, with some morning and nights hitting as low as 40 degrees (nothing for us New Yorkers), the Blue Moon made me feel like I was at the place to be. The hotel is in a great location on Collins Ave. within a block the beach and close to all the restaurants, stores, and attractions.
I have to give credit where credit is due. Leadership starts with management and its no surprise the best part of the Blue Moon is Emar and the rest of his team. Everyone we encountered was friendly and professional. The front desk team of Alex, Francine and Alexis were always smiling and energetic. The bellmen Francisco and Alfredo always greeted us and asked how our stay was going. The housekeeping staff was wonderful and we would come back to a well cleaned room. Emar and his team made us feel like the Blue Moon was our home away from home. I can’t believe I remembered all their names but after spending 5 nights with them, they really left an impact on us. Also, I can't recall the names of their bartenders but they make some mean blackberry mojitos. They were actually challenging each other on who made a better drink and we were the judges. A win/win for us wouldn’t you say? It’s really comforting to see employees who take pride in their work.
Given its location, its amenities, and especially its team, the Blue Moon hotel is definitely money well spent. When I make my second trip to Miami I can't wait to go back to my South Beach home at the Blue Moon hotel.