I booked this place to spend with my wife and daughter two nights as we returned from Orlando to visit relatives on our way back home. I have a Sheraton time share thus I was attracted by the Starwood customer service person in staying there. I had alreday browsed the Internet this hotel and looked very appealing. It's new, modern style, and included breakfast.
Reality check: The location is a very lonely industrial area where my relatives leaving in Miami told me to be dangerous. This is the only hotel that I stayed in USA with a full fence and operated gate with intercom.
There is a general new look but the Devil is in the details; the room finishes are very, extremely lousy, particularly in the bathroom. Dirty flooring and tles, unfinished edges, lacking sealant (I have pictures to show). Then they never came to clean our room, this is a non-carpet room that makes more noticiable when the fllor is not cleaned. The room furnishing are very good, rooms are big and comfortable. It seems that this hotel previously was some sort of office building that was converted to hotel. The doors have a stainless steel sheet metal in a location that may have been a sight glass window. The corridor finishes also looked run down or un finished for a new facility. We had a lot of trouble with the TV and the bathroom exhaust was not working. Maintenance came to the room but were never able to fix any of the two.
I only had breakfast once, but have to admit that its very good for a sel served buffet. They have a gourmet coffee brewer machine.
Last year I stayed in a Marriot SpringHill that this year was slightly more expensive and we consider it a better deal than the Element: better location, better finishes and better service.
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- 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
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