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Motel Blu
Ranked #108 of 127 Hotels in Miami
Reviewed July 16, 2014

4p.m. - First room: No working air conditioning. Second room: Someone sleeping in. Third room: Ants and roaches (5.30p.m.). Fouth room by 2a.m.: Rats eating our chips. Do I have to say something else? We decides to sleep in the car till 7a.m. when the manager should arrive. The neighborhood is not the best even not for Miami.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Do not waste your time or money one towel for a 2bed room a used roll of TP
FOUND used condom behind the bed..hole in the walls
Service SUCKS BALLS
NO PHONE IN ROOM
DOOR DONT LOCK
I ASKED THE CHANGE ROOM
THE Lady at front desk GOT MAD
DONT NOT STAY HERE PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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3  Thank Burgernyc
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stayed because it is about 10 mins from South Beach. Our first room was past some caution tape no one removed after some undisclosed incident. We were given a room that had nit been cleaned of the prior guests trash, was short a pillow, short a sheet on one of the beds and had not been vacuumed. We asked for a clean room and got moved to a room without curtains to block the parking lot lights and only 2 towels for 4 people, one washcloth for all. They will not make your sheets and restock the room unkess you stay and ask the cleaning crew personally. There is no nob sign to use instead so you can enjoy going to do other things around town. It was gross and uncared for except the pool which looked half decent. I have only seen one other hotel worse than this one.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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3  Thank Trollwife
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

The carpet was wet! They didn't have any towels in my room. They advertise free wifi but couldn't get the password. Everything in the room is broken... no lock in the bathroom door, the ac knob is missing, the doors on the tv cabinet are busted off. Shoulda checked here first!!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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1  Thank ittsybittsy
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

I feel this Motel has gotten a bad rap. Out of purely budgetary concerns, we stayed here because it was so cheap in spite of the bad online reviews we read. It is not for uptight suburbanites, but there is something charming about it. I feel like they could should a Jim Jarmusch movie here. The rug in our room was stained but other than that, it was very comfortable and cute. You do feel l ike you are in another era, it does have a fading beauty to it, i guess it is Art Deco. The cable and air conditioner worked fine and there was a fridge. The pool looked clean. We went during the week off season so probably much cheaper than usual, which is maybe why we were more pleased than other people. Artsy bohemians will love it and laid back people who appreciate a bargain.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Howard B
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our room wasn't as bad as some of these reviews. We had room 102 which was clean and without a carpet, but very sparse, yet a clean bed was all that we were really looking for, hence the 2 stars(although the roof of the bathroom was MOLDY!!). You have to plug in all the lights and such when you walk in, our curtains kept randomly going up, the refrigerator didn't work, and asking the girl at the front desk for the wi-fi password was like asking for a cup of blood from her mothers still-beating heart. At check-out there was a different receptionist who was much nicer. The "breakfast" consisted of some instant coffee, a couple mini-donuts, and a loaf of bread that you could make toast from (although I wouldn't trust that toaster at all). They are impossible to get through to via telephone, the computer and the printer in the front office don't work, and there were a couple nights we had to park outside the gait due to lack of parking. Because they have a strict no-refund policy I would recommend looking at the room before you give them your credit card.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank castellanosrh
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stayed there for ultra. No electricity in the room. Mattresses were stained significantly. Dirty carpet. AC didn't work. No curtains. Watched the maintenance guy put up blinds in our room. No cleaning service. Used to stAy here every year for ultra. Definitely run down over the years. No help from the staff.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Additional Information about Motel Blu

Address: 7700 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138-5132
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #108 of 127 Hotels in Miami
Price Range: $67 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel Blu 2*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
King, and double beds. Efficiency rooms complete with kitchen including microwave and refrigerator. The "Red Light" restaurant is located on Motel Blu grounds. State of the art pool. Tiki bar. Free on site parking. The premises is gated and totally secure. Daily housekeeping. Front desk and main lobby operating 24/7. Bus stop on corner. Taxi service on call at all times. Minutes away from: shopping centers, downtown Miami, South Beach, Miami arena, the beach. ... more   less 
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