My husband and I were going on a quick cruise out of Miami and had had enough of red-eye flights from LAX-MIA. I said no more. We were going to fly into Miami the day before and get a hotel, sleep and be refreshed before the cruise. I didn't want to spend $250 for a nights sleep in a hotel near the port...one of the big name chains...so to tripadvisor I went to find a good little place and I wasn't disappointed.
Our flight was to arrive at 10pm on a Sunday night...due to bad weather out of Houston, we didn't arrive until 11:30. I picked the New Yorker from reviews because it was a historic "motel" refurbished inside to a modern, clean, hotel, without losing the appeal of a historic place one might have stayed in 40 years ago. The price was great and they had a shuttle service that not only picked us up from the airport, delivered us to the hotel, took us to the port the next day, and then picked us up from the port when we returned and delivered us back to the airport all for $40 for the two of us. Kevin was our shuttle driver and our hotel clerk. He is kind, funny, patient, a good driver, and dedicated. We got in so late, that our downstairs double was gone so he upgraded us to a downstairs king. (The hotel does lack an elevator and I was not dragging bags up the staircase at midnight.) We loved our room, but didn't stay too long as we left the next morning after a decent continental breakfast, for our cruise. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. We loved the quiet of the neighborhood, the personal treatment one only gets in a small establishment, and Kevin and Mimi. They are wonderful hosts. Forget the big fancy chains - take a step back and give this place a shot. It may not be for everybody, but we loved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely renovated in March 2010, New Yorker is a boutique hotel built inside the shell of a preserved motel from 1953. Located on Miami’s famous MiMo Boulevard, we are the perfect hotel for those seeking upscale accommodations at an affordable price. By showing your New Yorker room key you can get great discounts at most local restaurants, spas and gyms. We also offer a round trip shuttle service to the airport, Port of Miami and beach. ... more less
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