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“Over-optimistic name” 2 of 5 stars
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Best Miami Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5959 SW 71st St, South Miami, FL 33143   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Miami
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“Over-optimistic name”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The hotel is located conveniently next to the business district and many nice restaurants off Sunset. My room, although quiet, was notably shabby, with fixtures that looked to be of 70s vintage. The windows were screwed shut, presumably to prevent guests from escaping. On arrival, the weary traveller is welcomed with a compulsory $2/day charge for the in-room safe, which in my case didn’t even appear to work. The complimentary “continental” breakfast consists of Cheerios, orange juice, and a few miserable pieces of fruit. Good news for the technological sophisticates who need to check email though—there’s no wifi in the rooms, but there is a small hotspot in the foyer (try the sofa near the window). Summary: probably not the worst hotel in Miami.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Naples, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Someone needs to call the health department in Miami, there was mold everywhere, the sheets where dirty , the bathroom was disgusting, the refrigerator was falling apart and rusty.
Never coming back the worst experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Agrees with some of the other reviews, it had rust in the corner of the sink and doesnt look like the bed walls were wiped not that it was creepy but it made me wonder. They need new beds as well. The deluxe room appearance is clean and it had couch/table desk with chairs, fridge and microwave at the best price in this area so if you aren't very rich or incredibly picky, this is a great spot. Shops in walking distance and I had a great time at the Irish bar restaurant in the area. The hotel parking garage is under construction but I did not have a car so things being within walking distance was a perk. I did not have a problem with the room for the price I got it for it was a good stay. I have it 3 stars but I would have given a 2.5 for the rust on the sink and the beds needing to be upgraded. I used hotels.com that offer a 50% coupon and it did NOT WORK. I wont ever trust their coupons again.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I needed a place to stay for two days after a cruise and I stumbled on best Miami. After enjoying such hospitality on the cruise I was so shocked at what they call customer service at best Miami. I got to the room and the remote was not working so I called the front desk and the man rudely asked me to come down from the front desk, so I went to see him, to demand they change the batteries and he rudely said they don't have any and there is nothing he can do, and continued on the computer without answering me. The bed sheet were so old and creepy , the bathroom wear were rusty, water dripping from the ceiling... In shot it should be called the worst Miami hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

One of my problems with this hotel is that you are forced to pay $2 for a safety deposit box in the room and they then tax that $2. After that we find out that the shuttle to the airport was only available from 8 am till 9pm. If this does not work for your flight then you pay $25-$27 for a taxi. There is no way to print boarding passes, even though there is a huge printer at the desk. To cap it all off, the management has an "oh well" attitude. Next time just choose a hotel that has airport at the end. That way you have a hotel shuttle to the airport regardless of flight time and the cost of the room is about the same. Never again will I book here.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Dandridge, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I understand "you get what you pay for" but no wonder this hotel has a no refund policy. If not they would have to let you stay for free, and charge you to leave, to stay in business. Shower ceiling was falling in, wall paper coming of the wall, tv was awful,and front desk staff are very unfriendly. Took 45 minutes to an hour to be picked up at the airport. When I called to make sure I was in the right place was told "they on their way you just wait". Don't use the safe. Put your things in and the battery dies, then it is stuck in there. They should take that 2.00 they charge and buy several new battery. Bad mistake. ....

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We needed an inexpensive place to stay for a night while in Miami south. They do offer a FREE shuttle to and from the hotel, which is good, however we waited at the airport after flying in for almost an hour. In addition on the way back to the air port it was again almost an hour late making us rush for a flight. You get what you pay for I suppose. We also asked the front desk to call us a cab to get to the Miami heat game. After waiting 45mins and still no cab we ended up walking up to a near by busy street and hailing one ourselves. The men at the front desk are rude and not helpful at all. However the room was comfortable so it depends what your looking for.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Miami Hotel

Address: 5959 SW 71st St, South Miami, FL 33143
Location: United States > Florida > South Miami
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Best Miami Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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Also Known As:
South Miami Best Western

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