We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

“Fresh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Element Miami International Airport

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Element Miami International Airport
Ranked #23 of 120 Hotels in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Piscataway, New Jersey
Level Contributor
38 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Pared down to essentials yet modern and fresh, this place is versatile enough to accomodate business or pleaseure travelers. The rooms are equpped with a kitchenette, right down to pots and two hotplates, as well as a fridge. It's well laid out, with an open floor plan and an ingenious way to watch the tv--no matter which side of the room you're in. The finishes are zen, urban, modern without beeing cold. The windows of the room open up! I haven't seen a hotel that's not hermetically sealed in more than a decade and at night, when the planes are not flying, the breeze is wonderful. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and the FREE breakfast is unbelievable! Fresh fruit, fresh pancakes, egg-white burritos and salsa, several cereals... this alone is worth $20. Breakfast ends at 10 so you do have get downstairs in time,but it is well worth the "early" rise. Parking is on premises, with security and gate. Wifi is free and easy in every room as well as downstairs. The courtyard, dotted with bar tables and umbrellas, is a great place to eat breakfast and check your email. The location is not convenient unless you rent a car, but the price more than makes up for it--and the car allows mobility. The easy and safe parking is a plus.

Room Tip: Splurge and get the king bed studio--especially if you have kids.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank lonelybaker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,194 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    494
    464
    137
    58
    41
See reviews for
370
357
82
174
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (199)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Brook Park, Ohio
Level Contributor
228 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

I agree with some of the other reviews! The property itself is lovely, but the location is awful! There is nowhere to walk to, not that I would have wanted to!!! It was nice that the shuttle would take you anywhere within 3 miles, as there is nothing to eat close by. Tom, the shuttle driver was great. Front desk staff were friendly, and helpful. The breakfast was delicious. Noise from airport was awful!!! (We stayed at the Westin at the Detroit airport the night before, and heard nothing!) Since I used points, I was satisfied with accomodations, would I choose it again? probably not.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank momof3BrookPark_Ohio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
honduras
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

While the hotel is not in a great location, it is close to the airport and very convenient for layovers or other travelers. The rooms had a full kitchen, very comfortable beds, spacious bathroom and a nice couch. The complimentary breakfast as well as 24 hour coffee and tea selection, new weight room, and nice patio made this place even more comfortable. Their shuttle will take you to the airport or any nearby grocery store, etc. Very comfortable and modern hotel!

Room Tip: Doubles rooms seem to have a fully equipped kitchen while single rooms have just a minibar.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank carla s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This is a new hotel in a run down industrial area close to Miami Airport. There are no restaurants or cafes within walking distance - not that you'd want to venture outside the security fencing and electric gates after dark. This makes it a very unwise choice for anyone who wants to use it for anything more than just a place to sleep as there is no restaurant at the hotel.

Reception staff were pleasant enough but clearly new to the job. If you are an SPG member expect NIL recognition - we were given a dirty room at the furthest end of a corridor. We had to drag our luggage all the way back to reception (take a look at the photo's to see just how long the corridors are) to ask for another room. Our second room was better in that it was at least clean but we soon realised that being close to the take off runway meant a constant stream of airliners passing over the hotel with engines at full throttle.

The in room kitchen facilites were poor - no electric hob as shown in the Element promotional video only a microwave, sink and fridge (which made a strange crackling noise when it was running).

The bathroom was spacious with a large shower cubicle and complimentary shower gel and shampoo in large dispensers on the wall. Both hand and bath towels provided although we had to use the hand towels to mop up the water leaking from the shower tray. Clearly a construction fault as a friend staying in another room had the same problem.

There's a large bed with trademark Westin linens (ie.good quality) although our Heavenly bed had the topper missing. Our friend confirmed it was also missing in his room too. As a previous reviewer mentioned, despite being a new hotel there were some curious stains on the corridor carpets and they also looked as if they could do with a good hoovering.

All the hard flooring, from the tiles outside the entrance to the tiled floors in the lifts were stained. As we entered the hotel there were noticeable dark drops on the paving slabs outside - I only hope it was coca-cola!

Breakfast was disappointing. Lukewarm coffee, rubbery scrambed eggs and cold sausages. We left our "hot offering" and concentrated on bagels, cereals and fruit. There were staff refilling the containers but very little interaction with the guests.

For a Starwood Hotel I thought this place was poor. The Element concept is a great idea and there's clearly a market for Green Lodgings in the US but please don't confuse being environmentally friendly with poor standards of housekeeping, absentee management and little real customer recognition or care.

Room Tip: As for one that's been properly cleaned.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Relay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
196 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

Even though I am a Starwood Gold heavy traveler this is my first time in the newer Element chain. Very impressed - the room was an amazing layout. I am not normally into minimalist modern but this was very cool in my opinion. Almost a full kitchen, great pit style couch, large bathroom and comfy bed. Free parking and even a good breakfast included - what more could you ask for. I think I prefer this over the Sheraton I usually stay at near the Miami airport. Only two negatives were that it is a little off the beaten path in an area soon to be developed so it seems a little strange when driving there. Also the flight path must be close to the hotel as we got some noise from that. Overall loved it and will defiantly return

Stayed March 2012
Helpful?
Thank Hisfriend
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tucson, AZ
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

On the travel day from H-E-Doulble hockey sticks and another unmentionable online travel company's many mistakes this hotel was like coming home. The staff was extremely helpful and made my 12 hour layover in Miami better than expected.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jessica F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orlando, FL
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Knowing that we would be arriving late, we called to confirm our reservation in the early afternoon. The phone rang and rang, with no answer. When we finally arrived at about 11:30pm, the front desk clerk said that she would have to check with the manager to see if they had any rooms, but I could go have some coffee. It should only take 10 minutes or so. With kids asleep in the car, the last thing I wanted was coffee and uncertainty. Meanwhile, the clerk continued to idle, with no manager in sight. After about 15 minutes, another employee went off in search of the manager who told me "You're in luck!" How is a hotel honoring a reservation luck??? We finally got in the room, and the TV and internet were both non-functional. We asked- it turns out they knew that but didn't want to clue us in. We got six channels on the TV, none of which were kid friendly. The breakfast was sub-par for Starwood. There is constant airplane noise- which hey, that's the price you pay for being next to the airport. Light sleepers be warned: you are at the end of the runway, so planes are taking off directly outside your window every 5 minutes without fail.

The hotel facilities are clean and well-kept. This has the potential to be a great place, but with the extremely poor customer service we won't be back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank gatorliz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Miami hotels
0.5 mi away
Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel
2.6 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Miami Airport / Blue Lagoon
1.4 mi away
Regency Hotel Miami
Regency Hotel Miami
#29 of 120 in Miami
4.0 of 5 stars 1,302 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.7 mi away
Cambria hotel & suites Miami Airport - Blue Lagoon
4.1 mi away
Homewood Suites Miami-Airport West
1.2 mi away
Courtyard Miami Airport
Courtyard Miami Airport
#31 of 120 in Miami
4.0 of 5 stars 853 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Element Miami International Airport? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Element Miami International Airport

Property: Element Miami International Airport
Address: 3525 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33142-7698
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Miami
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 120 Hotels in Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Element Miami International Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just outside of Miami International Airport on picturesque Lake Palmer, we offer all of the amenities you need to thrive on long stays. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Odigeo and Expedia so you can book your Element Miami International Airport reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing