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BEST WESTERN On The Bay Inn & Marina
Buenos Aires Argentina
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The best hotel in Miami”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

The fith time in this hotel. My wife and I chose it because we felt like at home. The rooms are confortable and very clean. The price is cheap. The front desk employees, are incredible, Crystal is very kind and solves all your problems. Jonathan and Aybar are very kind too. The breakfast is very complete. Is near Miami Beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

My family arrived earlier than check-in and the staff were able to provide a room. The staff picked us up from the airport, gave information about local tours we could take, local eateries, and the local bus system as we chose not to rent a car. The room was affordable, comfortable, clean and the view from my balcony was good. I would recommend to anyone, and when I return to Miami, I will stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Was good value for money and the staff were superb. We enjoyed the stay very much. Just breakfast got a bit crowded sometimes with little space to sit. The pool was enjoyable as was the sports bar. Thanks

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brownsville, Texas, Usa
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Hotel price very excellent for the area on north beach . Hotel older style
however very clean rooms. Bath room very small but clean . Area a little hard moving around and you have to really know where to go as eatery's are in hard to spot places. Staff not really friendly but they do respond to your questions . Did not thy the Breakfast there so can not say good or bad .
I would stay there on my next trip so the very good rating stays also beds are very good .

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

After staying in a superb 3 star hotel in Ft Myers this was a bit disappointing. Restaurant on the same premisses was closed due to the terrasse had fallen into the bay and the building was insecure. Not much to do in the area within walking distance. 24/7 security in the parkinglot. In a way good, but got me wondering a bit why. Room was ok, but soundproofing was bad and it was possible to hear our overly chatty hispanic neighbors conversation clearly untill 2am.
Pool was nice, the free breakfast was average and internet was working ok.
Staff was friendly except the elderly securityguy in the parkinglot that welcomed us when we arrived and the next morning asked us if we were guests and were we stayed. Not a big deal, but anyway.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, Illinois, United States
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73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

When I booked and it said on the bay I thought that meant beachfront. Turns out the beach was 2 miles away. Still for the price it is not that far from the beach. The bay view is really nice and the restaurant on the bay is cool. Our room was quite large with two beds and an extra sitting area. If you don't feel like going to the beach they do have an outdoor pool which was very busy and clean. The free breakfast was very good and 24 hour coffee and tea. We were here for five days and found that we were close to all the things we wanted to do. Close to the beach, close to downtown, the only thing that was not close was the Key West. I would stay here again, the price was right and everything was good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bear, Delaware
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We arrived here late at night and could not believe what we saw! Caution tape everywhere and very poorly lit parking lot. Our room was in the auxiliary building and we could not even find the entrance in the dark. Once we got in the room, we knew we would not be staying for the five days that we booked. Dirty shower and we looked down on the torn up dock in front of Shuckers restaurant, which was obviously closed. Yes, the restaurant that is so boldly advertised on the hotel's website is actually closed. The beautiful marina that you see on the internet is not as advertised as it is also closed off with caution tape!
As others have commented, this hotel does have free parking but as we found out, you definitely get what you pay for! The front desk staff was not surprised at all and did not try to get us to stay when we checked out immediately the next morning. I assume that must be happening a lot now.
Pay the extra money and go to the beach!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN On The Bay Inn & Marina
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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Bay Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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