We arrived at 1 p.m. By taxi from MIA. We were surprised that no one offered to take our luggage!! However, besides the noise factor (spring break week) we were quite pleased with this hotel. The staff was superb - beginning with Lucy who checked us in and recognized our Platinum status - to Kaira in the restaurant, who is a wonderful waitress ! We ate lunch and dinner in the hotel restaurant and were pleased with both meals. Prices were reasonable -at least to we New Yorkers!
Our room was spotless. We were on the fifth floor, with an "ocean view" thru the palm trees. We were pleased to receive two bottles of water and a small amenity basket, hand delivered by a maid. I have a pet leave about noisy a/c, and hate when they cycle on and off instead of constantly blowing air . This, however, was my only problem with the room. The pool was very chilly- however the adjoining property's pool was nice and warm, and didn't seem to mind the HI people there for a bit. There were plenty of towels available.
The workout room was small - one treadmill, one bike and a wt machine. Plenty of water and towels. They really could use an elliptical there, or even another treadmill.
The location is not to be beaten, and as we used points for this stay, neither could the price! We would not hesitate to use this hotel again, or recommend it to others. (Our usual hotel is choice per-cruise is at the IC Miami- but due to late booking and a huge festival in Miami we couldn't get that hotel)
- 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