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“Old fashioned boutique hotel”
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Hotel St. Michel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Coral Gables
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a small hotel that is like stepping into the past--in a good sense. The elevator has an operator, furnishings are high quality and somewhat antique. Parking is directly across the street. Rooms are spacious and well furnished. Baths are fine. Nice location--very close to the airport and dining choices in Coral Gables. Service is very friendly and helpful. This will be a top choice when we need a hotel near MIA airport.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed in this charming, quaint hotel for one night. Our spacious room had two double beds with 4 pillows each. If you like beautiful old world ambience, you'll love this hotel. My favorite feature was the elevator, from the 1920's! The bathroom was very nice, tile and marble, had a great shower head and tub. Very large windows. Only down side was the lighting, a bit dim, but adequate. Service was very good. Quiet, serene, and made me feel I was in Paris!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were 4 adults travelling together and we stayed one night at this hotel. We found the hotel interesting, the very opposite of anonymous and boring hotel chains that dominate the world nowadays! Unfortunately the cleaning was a disappointment, it looked like they had not changed the white bed sheets in the beds since the last guests (the sheets were not dirty but looked used and we found two hairs in them). Also, the hotel did not serve breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

I stayed here when my flight was cancelled thanks to the 2014 "polar vortex", and it turned out to be a most providential choice--certainly a helluva lot better than staying in some chain out by the airport, where there would be little within walking distance to do. As advertised, a historic old hotel (1926) that has retained its charm. Even the switchboard features wires the front desk operator must plug in, a la Lily Tomlin. Staff were helpful, room was charming; even the woman running the place was European (German?). Electronics a bit glitchy; Direct TV cable went out one evening, and I eventually had trouble keeping my mac devices connected to their WiFi (though the staff helped out with both). Small and personable; they let me check in very early the morning after my late night flight was cancelled. Five minutes from the Coral Gables miracle mile (by foot), with particularly abundant dining options. $17 cab ride to the airport. During the first week of 2014, at any rate, the restaurant is under renovation (apparently dropping the Peruvian theme for a Mediterranean one), but as there are many fine options within walking distance that was not a big deal.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I have been staying at the St Michel for three months and highly recommend this hotel. It is an architectural gem with OUTSTANDING STAFF. The rooms have antique furniture. And the Manager shares her personal German decorations for holidays giving a wonderful ambiance. All traveler necessities are in the hotel or close. They have an excellent Peruvian restaurant in house, internet, cable TV, dry cleaning pick up, lobby computer with printer. It is a period building with operating elevator which I think is original to the 1926 building. It is a choice hotel for travelers that enjoy historical quality in the Coral Gables area!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed here after NYE as our flight to NY got cancelled. I found this just browsing for airport hotels and what a find! Its 3 miles from the airport and around 4 blocks from miracle mile. Once you are inside the hotel you will feel as if you are in europe. I have stayed in many B&Bs that try to emphasize a historic charm but this hotel is the real deal! Its not a B&B though , it has a mechanical elevator , gorgeous european style decor , all furnishings are antique . Also has current world amenities like free wi fi , tv in the room etc. Parking is super convenient , either street park or park across the hotel at a minimal cost. Next time we will try their peruvian restaurant!

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed one night in this hotel. It is furnished like a B and B from the 1920's. The room we had was fine. It was a corner room with a balcony that over looked two busy streets. There is parking in the garage across the street at $14 per day. It was clean and quiet. The bed was comfortable. The hotel is also super close to the airport. It is also right off Miracle Mile so it is walking distance to many fine shops and restaurants. The neighbourhood is clean and safe. There is a restaurant located in the hotel but it looked really upscale and we were tired and just wanted something low-key and inexpensive. The room was a bit small and the bathroom is really small and had a stand up shower. It remind me of the pensiones I have stayed at in Spain and Italy. Because this hotel is a boutique/b and b type place, I am not sure that a family with kids could stay here comfortably. For 2 it is fine.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel St. Michel

Address: 162 Alcazar Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-4501 (Formerly Hotel Place St. Michel)
Location: United States > Florida > Coral Gables
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Coral Gables
Price Range: $123 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel St. Michel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The property is independently owned & operated capturing the essence of boutique hotel service and stay experience. Throughout the property our guests can experience the lure of this historic gem that sits in the heart of the World Famous city: Miami. Located in the vibrant community of Coral gables; Hotel St. Michel is located on a tree line street in the midst of tranquility. The hotel's central location allows it to be in close proximity to all the major attractions of the city of Miami. Hotel St. Michel ambiance allows our guests to feel at home which is ideal for catering to families while visiting Miami on their holiday. Our talented staff speaks several languages and is always available to assist in making reservations and other arrangements to ensure your vacation is fun filled, exciting and special. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Place St Michel
Place St Michel Hotel

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