We were stuck waiting at the airport in Montevideo, Uruguay for three consecutive days due to the presence of volcanic ash in the air from a recent eruption in Chile, which closed airports from Santiago to Buenos Aires to Montevideo. We watched our week long reservation evaporate daily. We had car reservations and a prepaid week at the Candlewood Suites at Miami airport West. Thankfully I was able to get in touch with Leslie Barrios who was working the front desk and asked her to please be kind enough to talk to the General Manager: Pieralberto Raccuglia and see if he would understand the situation. She kept in contact with us during our three day wait in Montevideo. We had stayed at this particular Candlewood Suite for our business trips to Miami for the last couple of years. We always enjoyed the amenities (like the free laundry, morning newspapers and a nice selection of groceries at very reasonable prices). This trip, thanks to Pieralberto and Leslie, we were checked in early as we arrived in Miami at 5:00. Leslie had our room ready and we got some needed sleep. We were able to just complete our business in the next 5 days thanks to the efficient staff who always were able to direct us to where we needed to go; and in keeping our mail and correspondence which we had forwarded in anticipation of our arrival. We changed to Candlewood Suites thanks to the personal attention which the staff has always offered and the added room size, so if you are like us and have lots of purchases or luggage you will not feel cramped and be bumping into everything as in other hotels. We cannot give this establishment and their staff a higher recommendation and we just found out on this stay that they also have a nice sized heated swimming pool with a jacuzzi as well as a work out room. Thanks to all the staff and especially to Pieralberto, Leslie, Eurica and Stephani for all those extra touches which made our stay delightful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the conveniences of a hotel with the amenities and privacy of a corporate apartment truly the best of both worlds. Candlewood Suites Miami, an all-suite hotel with fully equipped kitchens is centrally located just minutes from Miami International Airport with easy access to the City of Doral, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Kendall, Miami Springs, and Medley. Whether your visit brings you for business or pleasure, one night or an extended stay, our friendly staff is ready to welcome you with a smile. At Candlewood Suites, we put the amenities where they really count: in your room. Spacious and well appointed, each suite has a fully equipped kitchen complete with microwave, full size refrigerator and dishwasher. Work efficiently at your executive desk with two separate phone lines and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Relax in your recliner while you enjoy your favorite movie from our free CD library. Purchase a light meal or snack 24-hours a day at the Candlewood Cupboard or take a dip in our outdoor heated pool. Our hotel is minutes from excellent shopping and an assortment of dining and entertainment venues as well as US Southern Command, Florida International University and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. We are also convenient to Homestead Speedway, Bayside Marketplace, and Miami (South) Beach. Become one of Facebook fans and participate to win free night and discounts! Candlewood Suites Miami Airport West. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Candlewood Suites Miami Airport West Hotel Miami
- Candlewood Miami
- Miami Candlewood Suites