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Best Miami Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5959 SW 71st St, South Miami, FL 33143-3599   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in South Miami
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“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Not close to cruise port, dirty, wifi is only in lobby, airport shuttles run very few times. It is residential for a lot of older people and they do food drops there in the afternoon. We heard a staff member being extremely rude to an elderly man.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

I booked this hotel for 3 nights in Miami. The pool was small and I was disappointed when I could not get any extra towels. We had to chase down the house keepers to get some. The hotel had no ice whatsoever or any ice machines that worked in the whole hotel. There was very little to the continental breakfast; two or three pieces of fruit, one choice of juice and a bowl of one choice of cereal and a couple mini muffins.
I understand it's Florida, but would somebody please speak english!
This is it decent hotel f your just looking for a clean nice place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This hotel is about 10 minutes from the airport, walking distance to a whole bunch of shops, bars and restaurants. The building looks to be something from the 1960's. Based on observations the management is doing a makeover. My room was nice but very plainly done. The TV worked well but was an old-style versus flat screen. If you are looking for a luxury resort, this isn't the place. If you need a place to stay before heading out somewhere else, this could be your first or last stop in south FLA. I found the service to be pleasant. Staff took time to give me a number of food tips.
Now for some constructive criticism for management: The safe charge of 2 bucks a night reflects poorly on your property. Most people read this as a hidden gotcha designed to screw the guests out of money. I have condemned high end hotels for safe charges, resort fees and internet fees. This is old school and viewed poorly by the general public.

I will be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The hotel is good and we didn't have problems like the others reviews said here. The localization is good. The room is comfortable, but the hotel is good to sleep and not to spend time. The garage has a bad structure, but the price for parking is better than other places. All the fees and charges that people were talking about are in the website, we took a better look after reading the reviews. We were afraid about the robbers, but the room can be locked.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It is clever that they named this hotel something that quickly will pull it up on a web search - but it really should be "WORST Miami Hotel". Simple adjectives will sum it up... dirty, falling apart, smelly, hard beds, noisy rooms, trashed van, CHARGES for a safe you never use including tax on it, dirty pool...... Everytime we went past the front desk the girl was on the phone explaining to someone why they do not give refunds! PAY MORE MONEY and stay ANYWHERE ELSE!!! This place should be rated ZERO!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

It was rundown, dirty, dirt and cobwebs on the walls, punny tv, wifi sucked, nasty pool, dirty nasty shower, hot water in the toilets that steamed the rear nor furnished well, no blanket on the bed. The shuttle made us wait at the airport for 3 hours before picking us up then when we got off the cruise at 10am, told us that they could come pick us up until 4:30. Then when time to head to airport for the flight home they shuttled at 8am so if your flight is lets say 3pm you have to set at the airport all day. Everything exxept the lication sucked!!! I will never return, I would live on the street first!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Best Miami Hotel

Address: 5959 SW 71st St, South Miami, FL 33143-3599
Location: United States > Florida > South Miami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in South Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Best Miami Hotel 2*
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Also Known As:
South Miami Best Western

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