We unwisely went to Miami during Spring Break without making hotel reservations in advance. Every hotel was booked out, EVERY ONE. We drove around all day with no luck. As it got dark, we decided to check out the Normandy. Big Mistake.
Yes, the guy at the front desk was friendly, and the hotel has an excellent location, but those are about the only positives of this "hotel' (maybe we should call it a hostel). Anyway, my family and I were tired, and the Normandy had available rooms, so we booked our stay there for a week. FAIL!
First, when we got on the elevator, the guy who worked at the front desk pressed the elevator buttons with a stick, exclaiming, "I do not touch these things." Let's also keep in mind that the elevator was sooooooooo old. Like, with the zig zag wooden looking doors; maybe it was the first elevator in the world. Next, we reached to the room. We couldnt get the TV to work and called the front desk. Mr. "I do not touch these things" came with his stick to press buttons on the TV. When he finally got the TV to work, I think it may have been unplugged, the channel was showing a man and a woman engaging in oral sex. Yikes! The channel was quickly changed. As if that wasnt enough, when we turned on the AC, it was as loud as a humvee. Our unit must have been running the air for the entire hotel because it was ridiculously loud. Tired from our long day of searching for hotels, we decided to go to bed. Someone please tell me why my sheets had holes in them and blood stains?!!!!!!! The next morning when we went to take a shower, the shower floor was DISGUSTING. I tell you no lie, we had to go to the dollar store to buy slippers in order to get into the shower. To top it all off, there were a bunch of shady characters in the lobby and throughout the hotel.
DONT EVER STAY HERE. This hotel needs to be shut down; it is NASTY and unkept.