Here's what's good about this hotel: It's right inside the airport terminal.
The rest — not so great. Nothing BAD per se, just very underwhelmed.
There's almost no signage, so you're likely to miss it. And I mean NO signage, at least from the street level.
I needed a day-rate room for a few hours to kill time, and the clerk at first didn't understand what I meant (language barrier). The rate was $98 but she brought it down to $75 without me asking because they were testing the fire system later. This is a pretty fair rate.
The room is about as basic as it can get and not particularly relaxing. But the shutters (yes, shutters) do block out light well. The door was broken and the only way to get it to close securely was to slam it with all your force, probably waking up guests staying miles away. As well, the door lock only worked one out of about five times. If I hadn't tried a number of times, I'd have had to go back down to the lobby.
The "sushi bar" in the lobby bar didn't exist. And the "lobby bar" itself was literally a little kiosk sticking out into the terminal itself. Food menu was dirty and very basic and, although the chicken had some gristle and fat, it was cooked reasonably well. I mean, how bad can you mess up chicken fingers?
I literally couldn't find this lobby bar because it was so tiny so I asked the concierge, who couldn't seem to care to give me the time of day. "Where is your lobby bar?" He grunted "Here" without pointing or anything. I still didn't understand so he pointed to it and rolled his eyes at me. Classy.
Checkout was painless, though the staff didn't seem to be able to answer a basic airport question "Which terminal does Air Canada fly out of?"
All in all, it was okay for its purpose — a dark, quiet room and a clean bed. If I were staying overnight, I'd pick somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Miami International Airport Hotel is the only in-airport hotel with immediate access to airline ticket counters, departure concourses and award winning airport concession shops and restaurants. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the MIA Hotel is ready to welcome all guests and ensure they have a pleasant and satisfying experience. Guests are able to disengage from the hustle and bustle of the airport in the quiet atmosphere of their room, while enjoying the restful Sealy Posturepedic sleep mattress. For the guest’s convenience the MIA Hotels bellman are available to assist guests with their luggage to their room and or their airline ticket counter. Enjoy a satisfying meal in Air Margaritaville just steps away. The hotel features 259 unique rooms ranging from studio room that features a single twin, or 1 single queen bed for the independent traveler, 2 queen beds for the larger traveling family, to a king standard room, and deluxe queen or king rooms are available for those that need a more spacious living area. Day rooms are available based on availability. Nearby services include, rental car services, local shuttle services to many area venues such as Port of Miami, Dolphin Mall, Melreese Country Club Golf Course, Marlin Stadium, and Miami Aqua Tours. Our courteous and bilingual staffs are eagerly awaiting your visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Miami Airport
- Miami Airport Hotel