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Golden Glades Inn
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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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2006

thishotel was very dirty ,dirty sheets,towels pillows was flat as a pancake the mattress had no box-spring everytime you sit on the bed part of the mattress would pop up >employees not friendly-had attitudes

Stayed January 2006
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2006

This hotel is no longer affiliated with Howard Johnson. It is now called the Golden Glades Inn and Conference Center.

When we stayed in January 2006, there was absolutely no sign for this hotel. There was the skeleton of an old sign, which we presume may have been destroyed in a hurricane. In any case, the lack of signage made us and many other guests drive around in circles for a long time to find the place.

We reserved two rooms at this hotel for the night after the Orange Bowl. It was the second cheapest room that I could find at hotels.com, and it was the closest to Pro Player Stadium. The fact that it was cheap and close kept this experience from being terrible.

When we arrived an hour before the official check-in time, they told us to come back in an hour. We came back in an hour, to find ourselves in a line about ten people long. It took us an hour to get checked-in. I have never stood in a line so slow-moving. They only had one attendant at the check-in counter, and it was the most inefficient system I have ever seen. Everyone was anxious to get to the Orange Bowl, so the entire group was extremely cranky. It was a miserable experience.

After finally getting our room, we dropped off our luggage and got changed to go to the game. I saw a cleaning lady in the hallway, and I asked her for another clean towel because there was only one. I'm glad I looked at the towel before using it, as it was the nastiest towel I've ever seen.

The bathroom was dirty. The room smelled dingy. The neighborhood around the hotel was somewhat frightening.

Because we just needed a bed for a short night after the game, we weren't too concerned about much of this stuff. Again, it was cheap ($60) and close to the stadium, so it served our purpose. I'd never stay there under any other circumstances, though.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 3 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
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in North Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 142
Also Known As:
Golden Glades Hotel North Miami
Golden Glades Motel

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