I am an airline employee & was stranded at MIA for a few days trying to fly stand-by to the Caribbean. I needed an inexpensive place to sleep and the Runway Inn provided just that.
Pros: Hotel rates are CHEAP! Room was clean. Bed was comfortable & bedding was new. Free wireless internet was a MAJOR plus (it's not free at the airport). The free breakfast in the morning (bagels, coffee, juice, cereal, etc) was decent. I personally liked the hotel staff. They let me keep the same room each time I reappeared at their front desk. On Day 3 of my misery trying to fly standby (I gave up & had to get away), the front desk clerk gave me directions to South Beach using the city bus. He even ran after me with the hotel's business card so I'd have the address "just in case." And if you walk straight out of the hotel, down the alley, take a right at the stop sign...you will find the 'Airport Diner.' This was affordable, the service was excellent, and the food hit the spot. The hotel has a dive bar if you want a beer & to play some pool.
Cons: The neighborhood isn't the greatest, but I wouldn't deem it unsafe. The shower was at an odd angle (well, it is in room 203) and I couldn't turn the water on without being sprayed. No hair dryer. I could hear my neighbor's TV, but I turned on the A/C & this drowned out the noise just fine. And the hotel shuttle failed to pick me up one time from the airport and I paid $14 for a taxi.
Yes this place is low-budget, but I honestly would have expected less for the rate I paid to stay here.
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- Also Known As:
- Runway Hotel Miami Springs