I guess this Garden Sleep system works for some people. However, it is a glorified air mattress. When your partner moves to your side of the bed, you spring up or down or vice versa. My side never got better than 'floor firm.' I rolled downhill towards my husband all night. I am quite familiar with the system and realize it takes about 5 minutes to adjust to your body. But 48 hours later, and no response from any setting has left me in pain and restless. Our bed looks like this: ~
We travel and stay in hotels literally 300+ nights a year. We avoid hotels with this type of bed, because they are unpredictable and don't handle wear and tear of multiple guests well over time. I'm not sure why hotels still use this. It is a crap shoot, so make sure to test the integrity of your bed before unpacking.
Otherwise, the staff was friendly and helpful. The location is ok, but there are closer hotels to the airport if you are interested in that and avoiding the Miami traffic scene. This hotel is far away from the attractions of downtown/beaches.
There are a lot of great amenities like a fridge and microwave, keurig coffee maker, pool, laundry, lounge and pantry with snacks and other items. Again with most Miami hotels, there is no tub, only a shower. But the bathroom has ample space.
There are plenty of accessible power outlets, which is important to the business traveler.
This hotel is sealed extremely well from any noise. I have stayed in 4 other hotels in Miami in the past month, and surprisingly, this is the quietest one, even with the jets.
The free shuttle and parking is a bonus as well. There are also several local restaurants and fast food options within walking distance. Careful with the frogger game crossing the highway, but other than that, the location is pretty good for eating, liquor, snacks and light grocery shopping.
The free internet is actually amazingly fast for a hotel. Down speeds of 15 and up of 10. Most hotels have 1.2down/1 up if you are really lucky. It is fast enough to watch netflix and YouTube and do your business on the Internet, VPN and email.
For those with weird sleep schedules due to jet lag or international business obligations, the curtains actually work and block out most or all light if you need to sleep in the day.
For airplane enthusiasts or those with kids, it is awe inspiring to sit in the outdoor lounge and watch the big jets come in for that particular landing pattern. If you like to 'plane watch,' this is a good choice without the annoyance of sound (we did not experience excessive sound on the 4th floor poolside).
The rooms are a good size with a bed or two, a chair with ottoman, and a medium desk with power outlets.
In all, I use a hotel to sleep, shower and conduct business. Conducting business was great, sleeping was not. Hence the 3 star rating.
My solution would be to offer this type of bed for those interested and have a number of rooms with normal beds so guests don't have to be bothered with this situation.
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