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Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel Miami
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18401 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 (Formerly Days Hotel Thunderbird Beach Resort Miami)   |  
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“Location location location....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Just returned and had a great time. The location for us was perfect - great Beach and pool. We travelled independently and only wanted a hotel as a base, we don't spend too much time in the room, just for sleeping\showering.
We had an ocean front room (i'm missing the view already!) with a small kitchenette, only really used this for the fridge & making tea/coffee, used cooker once for pizza & it came out smoking!
Like others have said the hotel is 'tired and worn' as long as you know this then you'll know what to expect. I went expecting the worse but was pleasantly surprised and didn't see one bug. Our room was kept clean, we had an aircon unit on the side I'm not sure if all rooms have this it was quite noisy but kept the room lovely and cool & you got use to it after a couple of nights, or take earplugs!
We had free parking across the road and had to pay for sun beds & tikis but for what we paid for the hotel in comparison to others in the area we didn't mind paying the small fee.
We had breakfast & lunch once in the restraunt & was ok nothing special. We prefered to eat out though, plenty of places to eat in the area and we had a car. Staff were always pleasant to us and the maids always had a "good morning" to say when passing.
The weekends get very busy with 'locals' but weekdays are quieter.
If you just want a hotel for sleeping and can get a good enough deal I'd say give it a go. If you're looking for luxury and spend a lot of time in the room/hotel I'd give it a miss. At the end of the day you get what you pay for.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We've stayed in this hotel most of our trips to Miami. However this was the last time.
The first room we were given had a gigantic bug on the curtains. Looked like a cockroach, but the frontdesk swore it was "only a waterbug" or something.

Either way, we were given another room, facing the pool. In this room the controls for the central airconditioning were busted. We managed a night there, but we were kept awake by the poolside music that continued on until at least 23.00 (last time I checked the clock).

After complaining about both the airconditioning and the music we were given a third room, this one facing the ocean. Luckily this one had a windowmounted airconditioning unit in addition to the central one.

Truthfully, the last 2 nights were pretty good in this room.
However, I doubt we will stay here again.

It's a pity, with a little work they could make a nice hotel out of this again, but as it is, it feels like it's falling apart. The poolmusic is unacceptable and the busted cooling even more so.

Location as always was excellent, just a few minutes from Aventura Mall.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a great place to stay on this area. It isn't a new building, but it's well maintained. Looks good and well kept.
Beachside with option to use the chairs.
North Miami Beach with option to use the parking lot.
Wi-Fi you can use.
All covered by the resort fee of 10USD. (when I was there)
And the room rates are on par with other options around.
Great place. Will be my first option when I get back to Miami.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, Ontario Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on March 08/13 prior to taking a cruise from Miami. We got a really great price on Hotwire but after reading some negative reviews we were quite worried. When we arrived we were greeted at the door knew right then we would be in good hands.The hotel is located on one of the best beaches in Miami /Sunny Isles. Our room was clean and well appointed. The restaurant and bar were great with fresh foods (best chicken wings I have had in years) and the live bands were amazing.My wife and I traveled with our 12 year old daughter. We really have nothing negative to say about this property or our experience.Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I think everyone has mentioned this hotel and its pros and cons. I can echo all the pros, the only cons are its showing its age, but then a major revamp would be very expensive and Im sure the site would be bought by someone else rather than this. Nice pool, amazing location straight onto the beach. The balcony overlooking the pool made a great stage to watch the storm. It was fun wading through ankle deep water to my car in the car park the following morning after the storm

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

First we have to say...the price was right for being right on the beach....but.... don't expect much of a smile from the staff! We never felt like they wanted us there. The reason it seems so noisy is that all the floors are tile and it echos while rolling luggage down the halls. It kind of looks like a hospital.
If you bring a car...you have to pay $12 per day to park it and it's valet only! There is also a "resort fee" on top of your rate...so be sure to figure that in.
We had breakfast at the cafe on site...it was ok. The grounds were clean and the location was great. The rooms were clean but nothing to write home about. If you're looking for plush....you might want to try something else.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We canceled our reservation in this hotel due to the bad reviews, but we were curious about it and went for a look. We asked the personnel to let us see the rooms and have a look at the hotel, at first, the lady at the counter was not so nice and just say that the hotel was completely booked, but the guy besides her, I believe his name was Lionel, we was very friendly and agreed to show us a room. We saw a room with beach and pool front, the rooms are OK, it is true that they are not the most fancy thing in the world and that they need better maintenance, but the room we saw was clean and was OK. It has a great advantage of the beach and pool in fron of the hotel, but it has a big problem with parking, it is too costly (8 dollars for self parking, 10 for valet, PER DAY). We did not try the breakfast and cannot say anything about it. Besides that, I believe this is not so bad hotel, it could be better though.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel Miami

Address: 18401 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 (Formerly Days Hotel Thunderbird Beach Resort Miami)
Location: United States > Florida > Sunny Isles Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel Miami 2*
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Also Known As:
Days Hotel Thunderbird Beach Miami
Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel Miami Florida/Sunny Isles Beach

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