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Best Western On The Bay Inn & Marina
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The north Bay is a great option for people that would like to go to Miami without the "noise" from South Beach.. and still a little more affordable than north beach.

The hotel is located in quite a pleasant place. The View is exceptional. beautiful indeed!

Rooms are quite nice.. not too fancy nor "cheap". the only "negative" factor are the elevators that come directly into this restaurant area outside.. not the "fanciest" of looks. Also, no luggage carts.

Service in the lobby was quite good, although you feel the "lack of a smile" from time to time. Lobby area was quite nice.

Breakfast was OK, usual buffet style breakfast.. but veryyy crowded area.

I believe this is a good option hotel if you are planning to stay most of the time outside the hotel... and mostly use your room for sleeping and quick stop purposes.

There are a few good restaurants in the area.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with the view to the bay
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Please dont listen to anyone complaining about this hotel. I had a great stay at this hotel. You get what you paid for. The breakfast was good and enjoyable. I got there early and was able to get a good seat. The pool was beautiful, small and comfortable and also heated at night. The area was quiet and had no problem having a good nights sleep. The free parking was great for our rental and the staff was very nice and pleasant. The view from the room wasn't the best but who comes to Miami to stay indoors anyways?! Also, my sister and I were able to head to South Beach in less than ten minutes and loved all the shopping areas. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

My family and I stayed here for three nights last December. When we arrived at the airport we called the hotel and after 20-30 mins the free shuttle came to pick us up. The driver was really nice and gave us bottles of cold water since it was so hot that day. Check-in went smoothly and the staff was helpful. They gave us tips on the best ways to get to different sights and also offered to arrange tours or taxis.

The room we got was big but the bathroom was a bit on the small side. The room was clean and had all the usual amenities including a fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker and a safe. Comfortable big beds. Wi-Fi was included. Our room was located in a building not connected to the reception and we had a nice view overlooking part of the water. It was quiet at night so getting a good night's sleep was no problem.

Breakfast (also included) was served in the same building as the reception. It consisted of eggs, sausages, toast, waffles, cereal, juice, coffee, tea etc. etc. Nice start to our day.
It takes about 30 mins by car to get to downtown Miami or Miami Beach, but getting a taxi or taking the bus is relatively easy.
After our stay here we were going to Fort Lauderdale and the staff kindly arranged for transportation. We were happy with our stay and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

The free shuttle to/from the airport is probably the best amenity (the drivers are great).
The front desk was slow, the breakfast was poor at best, the overall look of the hotel shows a lot of wear over the years.
Rooms are below average but somewhat clean, for an old & tired hotel.
We had dinner at the sports bar downstairs & that was average too.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank VicandFawn
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

The hotel itself was a bit rundown but clean. The rooms felt more like a motel rather than a hotel. Breakfast is included but it was not the best (self serve - cereals, yogurt, toast, McDonalds type scrambled eggs that were barely warm, coffee, tea).

One good thing was that the bus stop was just outside the hotel that would take you right downtown Miami. It was a long drive through traffic though. The hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the hotel. The drivers were very friendly and helpful. The hotel staff also can arrange for you to go on tours of Miami. We did the land and sea tour which we really enjoyed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We checked in late in the evening and were given our room key cards. I was upset that our rooms were the closest to the very busy and noisy highway. I was pleasantly surprised when after closing the door, the noise disappeared. The beds were comfortable. The room was quite large. It was one of the few hotels which have double queen beds, plus a single. We stayed for 4 nights and had a great time. The breakfast was good. It had eggs, sausage, waffles, different breads and delicious cinnamon sweet rolls. But the best of all was the coffee. They have a wonderful machine which makes all kinds. Chose from french roast, medium and light roast beans. Then chose the strength, Strong, medium, or mild. Then chose the amount which will fit your cup. It's made one cup at a time. I wish I had one for the office and home.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night before a cruise and it's not as advertised. The airport pick up was poor and confusing,the breakfast was not good, there are no shops nearby as advertised and the surroundings are not as pictured.

I would not return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1819 79th Street Cswy, North Bay Village, FL 33141-4215
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Location: United States > Florida > North Bay Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bay Village
Price Range: $121 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western On The Bay Inn & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our quiet bay front location on an island between Miami and Miami Beach allows quick access to South Beach, downtown Miami, Miami International Airport and the port of Miami. Rest comfortably in our tranquil location on pillow top beds and enjoy flat screen televisions with either a 32-inch or a 42-inch screen. Microwave, refrigerator, and single serve coffee makers are also available in the room. With convenient on-site hotel parking, poolside views overlooking Biscayne Bay and our fitness center make us a perfect location to stay. Book our balcony rooms for extra space with exquisite bay or city views. Worried about paying extremely high parking prices near the beach? There is public transportation located directly in front of our hotel that will take you to South Beach at a low and reasonable cost. Best of all we have no resort fees! Come with your family or friends and enjoy an exciting evening at our Shuckers Bar & Grill Restaurant and make it an enjoyable stay at our BEST WESTERN On the Bay & Marina. We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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