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BEST WESTERN On The Bay Inn & Marina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1819 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141   |  
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This hotel had clean and spacious rooms and plenty of free parking. That's a hat trick in my book. The employees are super friendly and the pool area is very nice. The restaurant they are renovating looks like it will be awesome when it reopens. We only made it to the free breakfast on our last day because breakfast is over at 9:00 AM and I am not getting up early on vacation. That was too bad because I was very impressed by the breakfast and what they served but unfortunately because they end it so early, the place is packed and has long lines and not enough seating. It was still very good. I know others have said the neighborhood was not great; that's garbage. It's a great location. Very safe area with tremendous access to everything you need, except the beach. This is not a beach front hotel and if that is what you want this is not the right hotel. I go to Miami to visit family and the pool is just fine for me. This was the first time I ever stayed at a Best Western and I have to tell you, it won't be the last. Oh yeah, I forgot the free wifi, coffee make, and fridge. What else do you need.

Room Tip: Our room was called a city view room. Looked out over a parking lot but yes you can see the bay from...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family and I have been staying at this Great Hotel on Biscayne Bay for years!!!
The location is perfect! Out of the Hustle and Bustle, but close enough to get to South Beach or Sunny Isles Beach in 15 minutes. The Front Desk Staff is very accommodating and friendly.
We cant wait for the newly remodeled Shuckers Restaurant to open back up in a couple of weeks.
Great Food and Bayside dining until Midnight or so!! Rooms are good, just wish they had a better selection of cable channels. But your not in the room that much, so I guess its OK!! You can fish right out back if you like as well. Great Breakfast in the mornings with lots of selections for everyone. You are just 5-10 minutes from the Beach and great restaurants!! Shuttle to the Airport is available also!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the Ground Level in the Main building by the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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S. Deerfield, MA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wonderful, friendly, helpful staff. Hotel is right on the water with pretty views. Great value, nice pool, fitness center and tasty breakfast. I would stay again when we are visiting friends in the Miami area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I love this place. No Miami resort fees, no Miami parking fees, clean room nice staff, quite. I come on business often and I dislike the fees in the Miami Beach area. I never go the beach... I am here to work! $35. Daily beach fees at many hotels at the Beach aren't fun! I found my new home away from home in Miami that is reasonable and convenient for visitors who don't want to be at the beach?

Room Tip: Exit i95 at 79/80 street if coming from the west Take 71 if coming from the beach It is confusing...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Best location and value around. For us this location is close to relatives less than 1 mile so we are able to spend quality time with family and not have long distances to get back to room to relax and sleep. Quite and very clean rooms. Staff wonderful and you can even get a great breakfast for free. Kids loved the pool too.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Helsinki, Finland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed here for one night in Jan. 2014 before going on a cruise. Booked thru hotwire and got a great rate. Too bad that the restaurant is still renovated, otherwise, no bad things to say. Average breakfast, but was included in the price so no complaints there. Used the small fitness room, thumbs up for that too. Parking was also easy and free. Nice, clean. probably renovated room. AC worked great too. Would recommend if using a car and if it´s not a must to stay at the beach. 15minute drive to SoBe, depending on trafic. Would recommmend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I personally think this is the #1 hotel in North Bay Village. i got a free upgraded to the room with bay view at the time when i checked in at the hotel. Their stuffs are friendly, and show their cares to the customers. Since the hotel is locate next to a major road in that area, you may hear the noises from the cars all the time depends where is your room located.
However, the location is a bit far away from Downtown Miami but it closed to Miami Beach and South Beach. It is about 20 minutes driving distance from the hotel to Downtown without traffics. If you are planning to visit the beaches in Miami, this hotel will be one of your choices; if you are planning to visit Downtown Miami is your major purpose, this is not your choices at all. You have to suffering a lot of traffic when you are driving down on the road to Downtown. Sometime the bridge may blocked for like an hour due to the ships, and you have to drive through the City of Miami Beach to get into Downtown. You will have to spend extra 20 minutes on your trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1819 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141
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Location: United States > Florida > North Bay Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bay Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN On The Bay Inn & Marina 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our quiet bay front location on an island between Miami and Miami Beach allows quick access to South Beach, downtown Miami, Miami International Airport and the port of Miami. Rest comfortably on Simmons® Pillowtop beds, enjoy flat screen televisions with either a 32-inch or a 42-inch screen. Microwave, fridge, and coffee maker are also available in room. Enjoy the parking, wireless Internet, continental breakfast, MIA airport shuttle, all at no charge. Large pool with decks that overlook Biscayne Bay and a fitness center will make your stay enjoyable.Try our balcony rooms for some extra space with a view. Public transportation directly to South Beach stops in front of the BEST WESTERN On the Bay Inn and Marina. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus On The Bay Inn & Marina Hotel North Bay Village
Best Western Plus On The Bay Inn And Marina
Best Western North Bay Village
North Bay Village Best Western

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