We stayed here recently for 2 nights while visiting Miami and LOVED it. Maria at the front desk is every bit as good as described in the reviews. It is always such a pleasure to deal with competent and upbeat people : )
We booked our room directly with the hotel (just read the hotel's feedback from the various reviews and you'll see the "hint") and I am sure that as a result we were automatically upgraded prior to arrival. Of course it will always depend on availability, but why not place the odds of getting an upgrade more in your favor if you can? We booked the King room and ended up with the King 1 BR suite which has 2 huge full baths, one of which has a jacuzzi tub.
The room was quite large, and the towels/linens were of a very good quality. The bedroom was also large and the bed comfy. There was also a balcony, but the views were very limited in building 13 due to the palm tree "hedge."
The kitchen was equipped with a minimum amount of items....a few plates, a couple of bowls, service for 4 forks, spoons, butter knives and a few pots/pans, but no cork screw. The fridge cooled our beer and half and half (for the coffee). There is a single cup coffee maker that did a great job, and a stove and nice microwave as well.
As often described, the property is an unusual "hotel" as it is more of a condo than a typical hotel. Each building has 16 units and there are 15 buildings, with #15 being the farthest from the front desk. And yes, it is quite a trek to get there. We were curious about the property's location to Miami, so we decided to time the drive there and from the time that we left the property until we reached downtown it was 19 minutes and change. Keep in mind this was on a Saturday with little traffic to deal with.....picking the "wrong time" could easily double the journey. We drove straight up 36th street, took FL 112 to I-95....very easy to do.
We ate breakfast in the restaurant one morning and it was pretty good. If we visit again, unless we are in a pinch we'll probably eat off the property as there are lots of options to choose from.
Parking is free and safe here, unlike many places in the area. The not being free part is not nearly as troublesome as the "safe" part....keep this in mind when considering where to stay on your visit. This place is gated and has a security guard at the only entrance in or out.
We also were pleased to discover that WIFI is free and included with the stay....didn't recall reading reviews commenting on this so we assumed it wasn't included.
We would absolutely recommend this place to our friends. I would also suggest that they book directly with the hotel to get the best deal/upgrade.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to Doral, just 20 minutes west of downtown Miami. Golf fanatics, spa lovers and foodies alike will find just what they're looking for at Miami's ultimate all-suite property, Provident Doral at The Blue Miami. Overlooking the World-Famous TPC Blue Monster Golf Course, our Miami hotel sits on 17 spacious acres and boasts a free-standing clubhouse and amenities galore. Go ahead, indulge yourself. Sunbathe on the pool deck. Pamper your senses at the private spa and gym. Savor al fresco dining in the Florida sunshine at the pool bar. Retreat back to your room, where all of our spacious suites feature full kitchens. When the sun goes down, head to 5300 Chop House and Lounge, our in-house restaurant and bar. Our Miami luxury hotel is characterized by resort-style living and matched by extraordinary personal service. Provident Doral at The Blue is a once in a lifetime experience. Are you ready? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Miami At The Blue Hotel Doral
- Blue Hotel Doral
- Blue Resort Doral