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“Charming but Depressing”
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Hotel St. Michel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Coral Gables
Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Charming but Depressing”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

I stayed here about 10 years ago and it was wonderful! So I was looking forward to my one night stay. It was depressing and worn when I entered the lobby. The restaurant is closed and the place gives a feeling of closing.

Staff was friendly and helpful and the room was very attractive and clean. However, the bath tub had some sort of rust spots or sticky crud on the floor, which was, to say the least, off-putting.

Will not stay again--it looks like it is struggling to survive which is too bad.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a wedding and absolutely loved it! We are both experienced travelers and we felt like we were back in Europe! The building had history and charm and was absolutely beautiful!
We spent a lot of time outside the hotel for the wedding so we didn't get to experience the restaurant, but the staff was very friendly!
We also noticed that the area was very quiet and although we found a great bar, there wasn't too much else going on (which might be a plus for some people).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bonita Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2014

A boutique hotel, like a visit to Paris.

Love the design of the exterior and the look of the interior with some of its antiques. The room was fine, other than the feel of time travel, it is a clean, neat comfortable space.

The staff is helpful and polite. This is not like a Hampton Inn so if that is your preference stay away, but if you like and appreciate the value of older times stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Nice old fashioned and quiet room in convenient location near Miracle Mile. Third floor only accessible by stair or operator assisted elevator. Personnel friendly and helpful. Very comfortable bed. we were impressed with the reasonable price as well

Stayed July 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014

I like a "boutiquie" hotel and this was just that. The antiques and unique atmosphere was a nice distraction from the sameness that we have come to accept with the chain hotels. There are few amenities but the hotel staff is very kind and helpful. I felt like I was in Europe. As long as you are self sufficient you are in very good shape here. I agree with the previous review about the maintenance as our bathroom floor tiles were cracked but I chalked it up to "character".

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

A very different hotel. Dated back early 1900 's very clean and well kept. Very quiet for good night sleep. Me and my husband walk around to restaurants at night with out a car. Visit dorado resturant . Excellent spanish food. We only stayed for two nights . At night we would leave the windows open . If you want something different. This is it . Friendly staff.....

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Herndon, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I love funky hotels and the St Michel meets that criteria, but it's on the edge of too funky from a maintenence persective. The tub was rusty in 3 places. The bed was small - a full size, not even a queen. AC is just so-so. Curtains don't darken the room much at all.

On the plus side, the staff is GREAT. The front desk is mostly'manned' by grandmothers, all very nice. They put ice in the room every day. Hand operated elevator is fun. Location is excellent. We got back later ever night so I just parked on the curb right out front then fed the meter at 9 am. Might stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Coral Gables
#5 Business Hotel in Coral Gables
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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