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“The rooms surprised us. Great for those who don't like the "Hotel Feel"” 4 of 5 stars
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Opera Suites & Marina
Ranked #13 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Miami
Marietta, GA, USA
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60 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“The rooms surprised us. Great for those who don't like the "Hotel Feel"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

It should be understood first of all that the Opera Suites and Marina is really an "Apparthotel"; i.e., it is a set of condominiums made to operate as a hotel. This is important, because of the expectations that some travellers have regarding a "full service hotel".

As an Apparthotel, it is very good. Its suites are spacious and modern, and most have impressive views of the Miami skyline and the bay. The location is also good, not quite in Downtown, but close enough to the Metromover (free public transit) to make that a non-issue. The pool is large and heated, and the fitness center is likely well-equipped. I found the front desk staff to be friendly and knowledgeable.

As a hotel, it is missing some key things, like a restaurant, room service, a large lobby area to relax in, etc., but if you know this going in, it doesn't bother you that much. There are three large hotels in the immediate vicinity (Doubletree, Marriott, and Hilton) featuring restaurants and shops, and the building next door has a very good and affordable caffeteria (Carrals), where you can sample both typical - simple - American as well as Cuban fare.

Some observations:
(1) They can provide you with extra linens, pillows, blankets, utensils, pots and pans, etc., but these are not in the room when you arrive; you need to ask for them.
(2) The room had been swept clean, but not mopped, so the marble floor was a little dusty on our arrival. This was pointed out to the staff at checkout, and they humbly accepted it, promising to correct it.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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3 Thank Chiguire
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Pittsford, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

Spent 5 days for the NCAA basketball Tournament. The staff we the best.. friendly, helpful and went out of their way. Stayed in a very spacious and comfortable 2 bedroom suite. What a view!!! Bayside, American Airlines Arena, Music and Opera Hall all within walking distance. Did I mention the view!!!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Bill348
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Arrochar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2009

We wanted a couple of days to chill out prior to our honeymoon crusie from Miami and whilst this apartment cost a bit more than we would normally have spent it was well worth the money.
The apartment was on the 22nd floor of a 60+ floor complex, with spectacular views. The 1 bedroom apt was spacious and beautifully fitted out with everything you needed + ample parking on site, but at an extra cost.
Not much in the way of places to shop or eat within walking distance unless you like junk food, but if you have a hire car there are Malls and restaurants within a short drive.
Enjoy!

  • Liked — The general fixtures and fittings and of course the huge walk-in wardrobe!!!
  • Disliked — Nothing really
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank McVean16
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Property: Opera Suites & Marina
Address: 1750 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132-3203
Location: United States > Florida > Miami > Downtown
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Ranked #13 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Miami
Hotel Class:3 star — Opera Suites & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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