My wife and I are New England innkeepers and were really looking forward to our Florida get away. We had a whole week to sit back and relax and chose the Villas at Doral for just that purpose.
Besides being perfectly located just a 20-30 minute drive outside of Miami and the Everglades and a quick 5 minute walk to the nearest public transport, the Villas themselves have a plethora of activities, all for no extra charge. Gas grills dot the property, the pool was large and the grounds were well stocked with activities like a large chess set, mini golf, shuffleboard, horseshoe, and cornhole. They also have a well stocked game room, board games and gym. The gym has all the equipment that you'd need and it's all up-to-date.
Though the local market and restaurants were just a short drive away, they have a well stocked "grocery store" on site as well as a lunch/early dinner restaurant. We could have just stayed there the whole time, and almost did! They also have a lot of activities available throughout the week, some for an extra (and reasonable) charge, most for free. We did the everglades tour and highly recommend it. Be sure to ask the front desk if you have any questions about what to do or where to go, they are knowledgeable and happy to help.
As for the rooms. They were very clean and very well stocked with everything you would need. From dishes to pots and pans to cleaning supplies. The wifi is free and fast enough to stream movies. They have all the cable channels you'd need, including multiple HBO channels. Finally, the beds were comfortable and the showers and soaking tub were perfect.
Yes, the resort is in the flight path of the airport and yes you can hear the planes. Mostly they're in the middle of the day anyway and seem to quite down at night. Plus, when you're in your room it's really not bad at all. The only time I found it to be annoying was when my wife and I were reading to each other on our outdoor porch. But, I can hardly fault Marriott for the airport's flight path. If you're a light sleeper or just easily bothered by something like that, keep it in mind.
So, you may ask, did we get the relaxing getaway that we were hoping for? Yes! A large part due to the Villas at Doral.
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- Marriott`s Villas At Doral Hotel Miami
- Marriotts At Doral
- Marriotts Hotel At Doral
- Marriott Miami
- Miami Marriott