The Courtyard Marriott at the Dolphin Mall in West Miami is what you would traditionally expect from a Marriott chain hotel. The lobby was nicely done, with new features, spacious lounging areas and the breakfast bar. The hotel cleanliness is something of a standard I've come to expect from Marriott and this location was no exception. The hotel was clean inside and out and I had absolutely no complains about its condition.
The buffet-style breakfast is standard fare- warm eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, cereal and a variety of fruits, yogurts and Starbucks coffee. Overall a great way to start your day and so conveniently prepped for you.
The location of the hotel is strategic on a couple of levels. For starters, the hotel sits on the parking lot of one of Miami's largest shopping malls- The Dolphin Mall. If you anticipate doing any shopping on your trip, this hotel could not be more conveniently situated. The mall proximity also offers you a couple of other benefits, such as a plethora of casual eateries and sit-down restaurants, including TGIFridays, PF Changs and a Brazilian Steak House called Texas de Brazil.
If you want to turn a regular night into a fun night, the mall also offers the option of the Cinebistro, which is a movie and dinner experience offering you the option of fine dining and cuisine in a theater setting. This is a fun place for a date night and it is within walking distance of the Courtyard. If you opt not to walk, you can take advantage of one of the many city cabs waiting at the cab lot on the mall parking lot...very convenient if you need to catch a cab back to the hotel.
Also, the hotel and the mall sit adjacent to the Florida Turnpike, with easy access to the north and south. Surrounding roads also take you into the heart of Miami in minutes and the airport is a short 15 minute drive away. All in all, this hotel satisfied all the requirements for my stay. It was clean, and the internet was complimentary and speedy...a must in my line of work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard Miami at Dolphin Mall hotel is West Miami's newest hotel in the Doral area, just steps from shopping, dining and more. Bass Pro Shops, CineBistro, Dave & Buster's, TGI Fridays, the campuses of Florida International University and the renowned Doral Golf Resort and Spa are all located nearby. Our elegant new design provides a welcoming lobby with wireless high-speed Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and sparkling swimming pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Miami At Dolphin Mall Hotel Miami
- Courtyard Dolphin Mall
- Miami Marriott
- Miami Courtyard