Stayed in Hotel Urbano for two day in May with two other friends. The hotel was obviously new, well furnished and well-maintained. The beds were large enough and very comfortable and the bathrooms were clean with fresh towels provided everyday. The safe provided was an added bonus. Most importantly, free wifi was provided, and for those without a laptop/smartphone, there is always there are computers on the first floor available for use. The Mary Brickell Village was considerably nearby and does have a collection of lovely eateries.
However, I would not recommend this hotel for its location. Although it is situated in downtown miami, it is not within walking distance to anything nearby. We did not rent a car and was thinking of traveling around by the metrobuses or trains. However, that did not work out and we ended up taking taxis around due to the irregularity of the public transportation.
Also, the hotel staff (especially the front desk), were not particularly knowledgable about the area. We noticed that there were bus stops just outside of the hotel, however when we asked the staff at the front desk about it they claim that they do not know about it. Also, there was a humming sound on and off, possibly from the pipes, which was rather distracting to fall asleep to. (we were situated on the third floor..)
Otherwise, the nice room aside, the food was also great and we received excellent service from the waiter at the Bistro (i think his name was aaron..) and the pool area was lovely as well (do beware of the mosquitoes in the summer though).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Urbano is a stylish, urban boutique hotel with a resort flavor, well situated within the active Brickell Avenue Business District. The eclectic and relaxing ambiance of the inviting pool deck and innovative, savory cuisine from Bistro Urbano & Bar with indoor and outdoor seating create the perfect setting for both guests and local residents to mingle and meet. Conveniently located minutes from downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove along with many of Miami's famous attractions such as Miami Seaquarium, Vizcaya and Jungle Island. ... more less
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