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“Worst Hotel In Miami” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Rodeway Inn South Miami - Coral Gables

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Rodeway Inn South Miami - Coral Gables
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Miami
Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
“Worst Hotel In Miami”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

During our trip we decided to stay at this hotel. Breakfast was served from 6am to 9am. There was one person working at the front desk when we arrived. This hotel smelt more like mildew and funk. There were only vending machines for snacks, and just an ice machine on each floor. Their service was okay, the hotel was just horrible. They fooled us by saying there was an open lounge near the pool when it was all a lie. I regret going to this hotel, its shuttle service goes 5miles distance and starts at 8am. What happens when we have an early flight? I recommend yous to stay on Ocean Dr !!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Flushing, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

The hotel was quite far from the Port of Miami. However, they offered free pick up from the port and free transfer to the airport. The only down side was that it took a long time pick us up from the port. We were able to check in at around 1:30 p.m even though the check in time was 3 p.m. In addition, we had a late flight home and we were able to put our luggages at the front desk after we checked out. The price was decent. The hotel located on a quiet street, but there was the Sunset Place Mall within walking distance. The South Miami train station was closeby. Daleland Mall was two train stops away (the last stop). The room was okay, and breakfast was simple. All the ice machines didn't work when we stayed there. Don't expect much and it was an okay hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

This was, I believe a former Best Western hotel with good bones, but is sadly lacking in maintenance. The main elevator should be on life-support and the two ice machines were broken during my entire 5-day stay. The (small) rooms and the public areas showed definite decay and slap-dash maintenance. When my next-door neighbors decided to have a party at 2:30AM, I could not reach anyone on the staff. As to the staff, they were alternately helpful, indifferent or hostile. The restaurant listed on the property was never open while I was there. There is no food available on-site and nothing within easy walking distance. This is a place for people on a budget-do yourself a favor and book at an established budget chain.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

First of all we were told that it was 5 minutes from south beach. That was a lie. It took us 30 minutes to get there and that's not including traffic. Second, we paid in full online 2 months ahead of time. We kept calling the hotel and no none would pick up.When we got there to check in, they told us that we needed to pay a $150 deposit. They did not tell us this when we reserved the room. Third, the cable in the room was unstable, and it kept going in and out. Fourth, the toilet would not flush. We called the front desk several times about the problem, they came they fixed, but it still was broken. The customer service there was rude and the people at the front desk were horrible!!!!! I have never experienced anything like this in my life. I hope they get shut down. Poor customer service and poor area

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

Front desk did not answer the phone. Sheets, towels, and curtains were stained. Some blood stains on the bedsheets, some yellow stains on the towels, and other stains on the curtains (window and shower). Water dripped from the ceiling from a vent or some grating and formed puddles on the floor. Window curtains do not close all the way, so the room is illuminated when the sun comes up. There were mosquitos in the room. Worst of all, there were various bugs in the beds!!! Some are dark red/black bugs and some are clearly and obviously bed bugs. Found a bed beg on the inside of the shirt I was sleeping in! Most revolting and disgusting. Awful, revolting place!!!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Mount Arlington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

I booked with this hotel through Expedia just for the purpose of staying during an overnight layover. The hotel apparently received a makover and is very cozy and appealing to the eye when you walk into the lobby. The room was OK, but there was definitely room for improvement on some of the little things. Also, they could probably use some new beds - the bed was a little squeaky but not to the point that it was uncomfortable. It just wasn't what I'm used to. I had read reviews about them charging hidden fees, etc. but I did not experience this. I paid for my room through Expedia and they did not charge me anything extra. It definitely was not a Hilton or Marriott, but it was clean and served the purpose.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

Stay away from this lying pack of thieves. No shuttle service from airport or to cruise as listed on their website. We chose them because they offered free shuttle. What hotel only has 1 shuttle? Wi-fi didnt work and break fast is a joke. Room was dirty and smelled terrible. Sheets looked they had not been washed in a month. Stay far far away from this place!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Property: Rodeway Inn South Miami - Coral Gables
Address: 5959 SW 71st St, South Miami, FL 33143-3599 (Formerly Best Miami Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > South Miami
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Miami
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Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn South Miami - Coral Gables 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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