Stayed at this hotel 12/21 one night using points. Arrived with husband and two daughters (ages, 10 and 12) around 8pm at night. The first thing that struck me was that despite having 4-5 staff outside not ONE of them greeted us or offered to help with luggage as we exited our cab. However, the gentleman who cheked us in was very friendly and welcoming.
Room: Overall cleanliness was good. You can tell that the hotel has tried to refurbish the rooms but it still felt like an old building. For instance, when you first walk in your room, you can tell that there used to be closets to the side because the framing is still there along the ceiling. Nothing was put in that area except for a small padded bench/ottomon and the ironing board/iron which was propped up along the wall. It just doesn't make a good first impression to walk in and the first thing you see is a sad little worn bench and an ironing board. Rest of room was OK. Beds feel really hard when you sit on the edge of them but are comfortable when sleeping. TV had poor picture quality, limited channels. Windows are old and small. Bathroom was not good. It was very small and the ceiling was really low (I am 5'2" and could touch the ceiling). In addition, the faucet to the tub was broken so maintenance "caulked" it back on - really? The tub did not drain well at all - really gross to take a shower and the water is above your ankles when you get out.
Restaurant: Ate a late dinner in the restaurant. VERY expensive ($22-$25 entrees) for what you got (entrees didn't include salad) and the food was Applebees quality (edible but no where near gourmet). Atmosphere in diningroom was sterile at best. Over head lights, placemats, flat screen TV's on walls. Breakfast buffet was good - loved the coffee to go cups.
Outside area looked nice decent pool area.
Would I stay here again? No.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Miami Beach hotel has a premium oceanfront location! Welcome to the tropically inspired Holiday Inn Miami Beach - Oceanfront, where our 1950's Miami Modern exterior blends seamlessly with vibrant contemporary South Beach style to wrap you in modern comfort. Eleven miles east of Miami International Airport, our Miami Beach hotel is located where I-195 meets A1A at the Atlantic Ocean.Our hotel in Miami Beach offers you an unparalleled location, with the Atlantic Ocean's sandy beaches as our backyard. Follow the South Beach Boardwalk into the Art Deco world of South Beach for shopping, dining or the vibrant nightclubs. Take a moonlit stroll on the beach by night and play in the surf by day, or simply relax by our large pool overlooking the beach and our lush, tropical garden with its hammock oasis; it's a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Families will find it easy to get to Miami's museums and attractions, as many are within 15 miles of our hotel.Business guests appreciate the close proximity of our hotel to the Miami Beach Convention Center, two miles away. Our Miami Beach accommodations are within 10 miles of Sony, Mt. Sinai Hospital and the University of Miami. The free wireless Internet access will help you stay in touch while you travel.Our non-smoking hotel is perfect for a Miami Beach trip. You can enjoy a delicious meal at our Paradise Cafe, dine in your room, or have a yummy Mojito at our Blue Parrot Bar. We have it all. ... more less
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