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“Rooms OK, if only you could skip walking through the casino” 3 of 5 stars
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Miccosukee Resort and Conference Center
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   500 SW 177 Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33194   |  
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Ranked #142 of 197 hotels in Miami Beach
Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Rooms OK, if only you could skip walking through the casino”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We chose this hotel because it was one of the closest we could get to the Everglades. If you could separate the hotel from the casino, it would not have been a bad experience at all. I had read about the smokiness of the casino, but nothing could have prepared me for the fog of smoke you could actually see in the casino. Once we got out of the lobby, things were fine. The room was clean, well decorated, and did not smell of smoke at all. They actually make you sign a document upon check in that says if you smoke in the room, you will be charged $200 for cleaning fees, however I am not sure how that is enforced. Just from walking through the lobby to get in and then again to go out to eat, My hair smelled of smoke the next morning, so I had to wash my hair the next morning and rush through the lobby to the car.

Room Tip: We were on the 8th floor and our rooms were newly remodeled.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mesa, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

It's hard to rate this hotel because I would give it a BIG negative. From the minute we walked into the hotel we were profiled. Our bags were searched for no reason. We noticed no one else had there bags searched but us (discrimmination is what it felt like). The casino smells and every machine we tried to use did not work. They stole our money. They fail to tell you that you have to redeem your money by midnight or you lose it. No Casino should have a deadline on when to cash YOUR own winnings. The front desk has no concept of customer service. They do not care!!! As for the food, It looked like it was cooked the night before and left out for hours. If you are looking for a good casino go to Calder Casino.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Since all hotels in the Miami Area were booked, we ended up in this awful casino hotel. You enter a huge hall with loads of slot machines, a horrible permanent noise, people drinking and smoking everywhere in a place that hasn't seen much remodeling since it started out in the 1970's. The reception staff did not seem to be very happy with their job, the only friendly staff was the female manager, the rest of the crew were very unwilling.
We had rooms on the 7th and 8th floor, which were updated, with a new bath room and a good comfortable bed. WiFi was included, but to retrieve username and password was solely possible through very unfriendly reception staff.
The inside pool was closed and the gym consisted of a treadmill, one cross trainer and a weight tower. Though in southern Florida they did not have an outside pool.
The Hotel is in the middle of nowhere and a car is a must since there is no infrastructure whatsoever around.
You want to go there only for gambling, smoking and drinking. Horrible place.

Room Tip: 7th and 8th floors only!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed at the Miccosukee because it was close to the Everglades and seemed to get the best rating in the area. Stay away! The smoke is awful everywhere. Our room was a non-smoking room but you could still smell it in the room and on the pillows. Every common area allows smoking, so the martini bar is smoke-filled. They boast 5 restaurants- all are awful except for maybe the most expensive one. The rooms are very worn- don't look too closely at the bathroom door or doorjams. The elevator carpets are stained too. Our coffee maker still had something (we were afraid to look) in it. One of the worst things was the sheets- we had a king sized bed and the there were no fitted sheets. They used a flat sheet that didn't even fit the mattress on the bottom, so my feet were touching the mattress pad all night. I think the sheets were for a queen sized bed. The wireless internet is also not free and you have to call the desk and sign up for it every 24 hrs. The only redeeming quality other than the location and proximity to the Everglades, was the staff, who were all very nice.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Miccosukee Resort and Conference Center is actual a gaming hotel. All you will ever experience is hundreds of geeky machines for gaming enthusiasts. That is gaming like Vegas, not like video games.

When you enter the reception area, the first thing you will notice is the smell of cigarette smoke. It’s just like being back to a 90s party. The next thing you will notice is the tivoli-like sound from the machines. There must be a huge squad of security “guards” in the hotel. At the back side of the building I noticed eight (!) police cars.

We travelled with kids at headed straight for the pool. Three guards told us to keep the kids at the correct side of a line. If the kids made a short cut through the gaming zone, they would almost be arrested. No worries, the kids did fine and are still alive.

The room was standard and okay. We didn’t expect a hotel with charm, and we didn’t get that either.

The world of gaming is an unknown world for me, but it was interesting to observe the players. I would never have guessed this is where the old ladies with purple hair would be.

Parking facilities are great, and it is easy to locate the hotel. We arrived late and left early next morning. It was a practical and user-friendly stay in a strange little world.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Deerfield, IL
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

The only real redeeming quality is the rooms, which are nice if you get Exec level and up. Slots are Class 2 which means not real Vegas style so not nearly as exciting. Restaurant food was barely edible. Service was curt at best, borderline rude. Officers and security watching you everywhere, also a bit off putting. Would not stay here again, find something else.

Stayed December 2012
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Batley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The hotel was ideally placed for our purposes; having arrived on a transatlantic cruise and wanted to see the Alligators in the Everglades, the hotel was ideally placed.
I will be quite honest with my review:
1. Value for money - overpriced by at least $30 for the room (no breakfast).
2. The hotel is in essence a casino and you have to walk through it entering or exiting the hotel and it smells horribly of smoke as almost everyone is smoking in the casino.
3. Rooms clean, large and very functional, but tired.
4. Facilities- very good, pool, hot tub, gym and sauna - tired but again clean and functional.
5. Staff - excellent and welcoming. Nothing too much trouble.
6. Food - in one of the restaurants - A la Carte. Food Ok but served a little cold, but all round good value for money
Overall hotel needs updating and maybe smoking ban.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Miccosukee Resort and Conference Center

Also Known As:
Miccosukee Hotel Miami Beach
Miccosukee Resort Miami Beach
Miccosukee Hotel
Miccosukee Resort
Address: 500 SW 177 Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33194
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Miccosukee Resort and Conference Center 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary Hotel incorporating Art Deco & Miccosukee Indian styling. ... more   less 
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