Late December, my wife and were debarked from a Cruise ship due to illness. Before we were able to return home (Calif.), we had to spend 2 nights in Miami, waiting for our return flight to Los Angeles. Miami hotels were all full (New Year's Season), unluckily, we found a room for the 2 night layover in the SEAGULL HOTEL MIAMI BEACH, 100-21 STREET, MIAMI BEACH, LF 33139; (305)538-6631. My wife (unfortunate illness contracted, bronchial pneumonia), said "this is the filthiest run down property I've ever stayed in during my lifetime." The odor in the lobby, may be a Miami venue thing, however our pre cruise hotel "Hyatt Coral Gables," had none of these similarities. I made many hazard observations that raise points of concern for health and safety, certainly worthy of a comprehensive property inspection.
1) Hotel elevator, one of 2 were shut down with a sign indicating remodeling. Bet that sign has been in place for some time! The other operational elevator was posted inside "ELEVATOR CERTIFICATE ON FILE AT THE MANAGERS OFFICE." Due to the dismal operating condition of this remaining elevator, I'd really be curious to know who the maintenance company is and when this elevator was last inspected or serviced?
2) We were given our room for check in, #110 at 3:40PM, was beyond description the condition and cleanliness on a scale of 1 to 10 was a minus 100, unacceptable! Then they wanted to move us into an upstairs room, my wife severely handicapped rejected that possibility due to the operational condition of the elevators. We were subsequently put into another room, which was probably a minus 80 on the above mentioned scale. Due to our emergency circumstance (weariness and illness) we had no other choice. I vigorously used my Clorox wipes and we attempted to prepare for our 2 night internment.
3) Some of the safety hazards/issues, noted and photographed were:
a) Questionable elevator certification hotel lobby.
b) Room cleanliness totally unacceptable.
c) Room corner floor lamp, no light switch, plug in only (defective plug, slipped back from prongs over wire electrical exposure, uncertain if outlet was grounded).
d) Other room wiring had wire exposures (looked amateur, possible code violations).
e) Broken porcelain sink in bathroom, not secure on wall.
f) Toilet seat had missing chip on seat, sitting hazard.
g) Building sprinkler in bathroom had latex paint covering detector.
h) Bathroom condition filthy, floor and corner areas.
i) Tub had fiberglass chip, sharp edge in bottom of tub.
j) Tile riser at entry to bathroom had chipped exposed sharp edge to tile.
k) No room rate posting, posting receptacle empty.
l) Room entry key card worked erratically.
m) Nuisance, television, looked like a New England snow storm.
This was a true slumlord experience, the people who own this property surely don't give a hoot!
Moral of the story, read the reviews and listen to the worst 5 reviews about a hotel before you book!
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