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“Absolutely Horrible” 1 of 5 stars
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16500 NW 2nd Avenue, North Miami, FL 33169 (Formerly Howard Johnson Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in North Miami
wisconsin
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“Absolutely Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

This hotel was absolutely horrible. Our room was filthy, frigerator filthy, bathroom filthy, balcony door wouldn't open, carpets were filthy. Do you see the pattern here. We tried to check in at noon, room wasn't ready, no big deal check in wasn't until 4pm. Tried to check in at 5 pm, room not ready was told it would only take 10 minutes to clean it... hmm.... Tub had hair and soap scum everywhere as did the floor. There were ants of some kind crawling all over the bedside table. Elevator and carpets in the hallway did not look like they were every vacuumed. Faucet and shower head in tub were not really connected right. Side door, which was supposed to be locked didn't even close right. The area in which the hotel was located was SCARY. I would have rather slept at the airport and actually considered it but I had a ten yr old with me and that wasn't possible. Phones in the whole hotel did not work, a line had been cut LAST WEEK. The restaurant was supposed to open at 4pm, at 5pm didn't look like anyone was around. I would not stay here again even if I was desperate.

  • Liked — Absolutely nothing
  • Disliked — Filthy, Filthy, Filthy
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Bethesda Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2007

I stayed at the Golden Glades for a conference in town, I enjoyed the stayed. When I checked in the front desk people were very friendly and helpful in giving me direction to the conference. The room was very nice, on the first floor, very quiet and clean. The next morning I had breakfast in their restaurant the food and service was good. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — Friendly staff, great rooms, very spacious
  • Disliked — I liked everything about this property
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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south florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2007

First off, we had a hard time finding the hotel and when I tried calling their number, I was greeted with an automated message telling me to press 0 for someone to help me and then I get disconnected. We were tired and just wanted to sleep. After several more attempts to reach someone, I finally talked someone who had no idea there was a problem with the phones and then proceeded to ask for directions. I was a bit perturbed with her attitude. The bedroom was pretty standard but the bathroom, specifically the shower/tub was dirty and our wake up call request didn't happen and we woke up late the next morning. And finally, the volume on the TV didn't work, we were stuck (couldn't get it higher or lower) with whatever volume there was when we turned on the TV. When I got an email from Hotels.com a while later asking for a review and told them of my experience, they responed with some hotel bucks, which took a bit of my bitterness away.

Stayed February 2007
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las vegas,nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2006

The golden glades is a nice hotel when you want to close to it all.
I was only 15 minutes from the beach and about 30 minutes from airport. I went to visit my Grandmother who lives in miami and she met me there. I stayed in 1st floor close to the lobby since I have a walking condition. I heard other people complain about the hotel, but wanted to give a good review because it deserves it. The front desk clerks were very friendly and would always ask if I needed anything. The maids are friendly and would leave extra towels on the counter. The food in the restaurant was good. I would have dinner everynight there in the Bar section. The hotel is very nice , just needs more life to it.

  • Liked — Accesibility
  • Disliked — needs so refurbish
  • Tips/Secrets — sightsee
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2006

The name has changed so travelers beware. The new name is Golden Glades Inn and Conference Center. This was without a doubt the nastiest place I have ever seen. No one had EVER cleaned the room or the bathroom The "clean" towels were filthy, I requested a room change 3 different times and each time was refused. The staff could have cared less, the found the whole thing amusing. When we first entered the room, someone had used the commode and left it without flushing. WE were having a TV problem so I turned the TV, on a turntable, and found an assortment of pills etc under it. When they came to fix the TV they moved the bureau and you don't even want to know what that disclosed. Even the cheap price not worth is. Avoid this place at all costs.

  • Liked — Getting out of there
  • Disliked — DIRT
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay away
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rockford IL
2 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2006

I stayed with my children, 9 and 10 before a cruise out of Port of Miami. It took and hour and a half from the airport to get to this hotel, and it was far from worth the drive. I paid in advance for that night and the night following our return, and I got my money back for the second night. Not only was the room filthy, there were holes in the walls, burns on the bedspreads, and the carpet was so bad that I wouldn't let my children take thier socks off. The pool area was crusted with bird feces, and there were things floating in the pool. This wasn't the worst of it! It was in a very bad neighborhood. I went to the car to retrieve something and was followed back to my room by two men. The surrounding area is full of DUI schools, tattoo shops, and adult book stores. We were not only in an unclean environment, but a dangerous one. Never, never, never stay here.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2006

Stayed here for one night before heading off to Orlando. Checked in around 6pm. Firstly trying to turn into the hotel is a nightmare, the entrance is just around the corner on a very busy street, and if you miss it, good luck trying to turn around and get to it again. Secondly the elevator stated that it had a capacity of 500lbs, realistically that could be around 4 people, not including any suitcases. The check in went quite fast, the area surrounding the hotel is dirty, dingy and scary. The element staying in the hotel is not any better. As the hotel is quite cheap it attracts a certain element.
The room itself was quite large, however the locks on the door didn't work, therefore we jammed all four suitcases against the door for protection. If you managed to open the glass doors to the balcony area, and dare to step out you will immediately feel unsafe as it felt like the balcony was going to collapse. The television did not work and we spoke with maintenance who sent someone up to fix it, evidentally the wires were blown and they needed to use another power plug. If you looked behind the cupboard you could see very dodgy wiring. The bed was rock hard and had various stains and cigarette burns, even though it stated "non smoking" room. The carpet looked like it hadn't been cleaned in 20 years. You wouldn't have dared walk on it bare foot it felt that horrible. Most of the lights did not work and most of the light bulbs were falling out. The bathroom was disgusting, the bath tub had a yellow ring, there was only 2 towels provided and the towels would not even fit around a 2 year old. The towels, both of them, had stains. When we requested some more because of the stains we were told to come down and get them. I think they should have brought them up for the inconvenience. The car park did not look safe at all, and I found I constantly woke up to check on the car.
My husband and I woke early the next day as we couldn't wait to leave the place, only to find the elevator did not work, needless to say we then had to drag 4 suitcases down 4 flights of stairs. What fun that was!!! Because of the horrible stay, and disgusting lodging's we didn't even bother to stay and complain as we just wanted to leave. When we left and handed the keys in the hotel staff didn't even ask how the stay was, which I think attests to the fact that they don't care nor do they want to know how bad there hotel is.
I repeat, do not stay here under any circumstances it is not worth the trouble and it definitely requires some mojor overhaul, in fact the only thing that will save this hotel is to tear it down and rebuild it.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Golden Glades Inn

Address: 16500 NW 2nd Avenue, North Miami, FL 33169 (Formerly Howard Johnson Hotel)
Location: United States > Florida > North Miami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in North Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Golden Glades Hotel North Miami
Golden Glades Motel

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