The views from our specific hotel room were amazing. We were on the floor second from the top, with views of the beautiful beach and ocean to our left, and the breathtaking downtown Miami skyline to our right.
The grounds by the swimming pool were well maintained and pristine. When walking by on the boardwalk and viewing the backside of the hotel, the Holiday Inn Miami Beach felt like a hotel we were proud to have chosen.
The hotel staff at the bellhop desk was great. We arrived hours before our check-in time and the bellhop held our luggage, allowing us to get an early start on exploring the area without lugging our bags around. We took advantage of this service again after checking out. The bellhop who serviced us, Steve, was pleasant and had an upbeat attitude.
Our hotel room was clean, as well as the bathroom.
While in the room, mainly in the late mornings, we could hear a ton of talking from the hallway and adjacent rooms. Also, at one point we thought the room next to ours must've been a storage room, as it sounded like all types of equipment was being shifted around. Further still, at one point we heard a loud screeching noise above us, that sounded like someone dragging a heavy object across the floor above.
The water temperature fluctuated frequently while in the shower. Every minute or so, the water would become very hot for 3-4 seconds then return back to normal.
Although the room came with a nice flat screen TV, it wasn't tuned to HD. After years of watching nothing but high def, anything less seems archaic. This wasn't a big deal as we were in Miami!!, but I can see how this would bother some so wanted to mention.
We didn't mind staying 20+ blocks north of the famed South Beach. The walk along the boardwalk down to South Beach took 45 minutes at a leisurely pace. The scenery and atmosphere along the boardwalk was so amazing, that we actually prefer to walk rather than catch a cab/bus. We walked back from South Beach late at night along Collins Ave and felt very safe in doing so, as Collins is well lit and always abuzz.
We rented bikes from the Deco Bike station across the street. You can ride down to South Beach in a few minutes for $4. See decobike.com for details.
Holiday Inn Miami Beach is next to Fountainbleau and Eden Roc. We went to both during the evening to experience their immaculate dinner and lobby scene. Checkout my TripAdvisor review of 1500 Degrees, an Eden Roc restaurant.
There are not many restaurants by the hotel. However, we loved Primo Cafe, which was cheap, quick, and very good. Carrabbas is a couple blocks away as well.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Holiday Inn Miami Beach and would not be opposed to staying here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Miami Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- Miami Beach Holiday Inn