There was so much choice for our one-night stop at Miami, as a break between Orlando and the Keys. Should we stay near the airport or South Beach? I very nearly booked a place at the beach and then found this Residence Inn. We have had great experiences with Residence Inns, in Chicago and New York - so I really had no hesitation in booking. We love Marriott properties. We particularly love Marriotts because of their beds - we love the way you sink into them. So it is with heavy heart that I write this not-very-flattering review. I booked a studio suite as we prefer those rooms to the one-bedrooms suites; they appear to be more roomy and we don't need the extra privacy (it's just me and hub and our adult son). So, we arrived at the hotel and entered the plush, modern lobby, only to be told that we had been upgraded to a one-bedroom suite ... we were told there were no studio suites left. I guess the friendly lady at reception thought she was doing us a favour ... but if I'd wanted a one-bedroom, I'd have booked one (they aren't much more expensive). So, we made our way to our room and discovered that our one-bedroom suite was an accessible room, with an accessible bathroom which was depressing and poorly lit. Anybody with a wheel chair would never have managed to get past the bed into the bathroom, there was such little space. The bed was described as 'king sized', but I think that it was barely larger than a queen-sized bed. I'd like to think that perhaps it was the thunderstorm raging outside that coloured our view of the room - but there's no getting away from it - the bed was hard as a rock - and the pillows so soft that they squashed to nothing (I had asked for extra foam pillows, but they weren't in evidence). Our son also complained that the sofa bed was uncomfortable - he could feel the springs. The rest of the room was OK, but somehow below the standard of the Residence Inns we'd stayed at previously. We were disappointed. Our opinion didn't improve at breakfast. The food was well below par - potatoes mixed with meat of some description - and bacon that resembled salami. We were glad to leave and get on our way. In our rush, we handed in our room key before we'd swiped it to get out of the parking area and we had to pay twice for parking!
On a more positive note - the hotel, despite being at the airport, was very handily located. It was an easy drive into South Beach and an easy drive the other way to the Dolphin Mall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in a modern suite at Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport, a comfortable and convenient airport hotel in Miami, Florida set just 10 minutes from Miami International Airport. Our extended-stay hotel is the perfect accommodation to make travel easier. We provide a free airport shuttle to MIA and our guest suites feature full kitchens so you can prepare meals at your home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Miami Airport South Hotel Miami