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“Horrible is putting it mildly” 1 of 5 bubbles
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
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible is putting it mildly”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is the first time a write a review for a hotel. I expected to be bad because the price is cheap. But it was extremely expensive for what it was.
1- The place is not easy to find. I had to call for directions because I could not find the place, although I was less than two blocks from it. I had to wait close to fifty rings before the guy answered. He told me very fast to take a right, then a right, then a right and then a left. When I asked him to be more specific, he told he was too busy and hang up the phone. Since I had pre paid the room I had no choice, but to keep looking.
The check in was extremely slow. Then I was told I had to pay $2.00 for the safety box regardless if I used it or not. That was not specify in the reservation.
When you go to park the car you have to call the front desk from the entrance to the parking lot so they can open the gate. Again I had to wait about three minutes before the guy from the front desk would answer the phone.
I had to unplug the refrigerator because it was extremely noise. The alarm clock did not work.

Room Tip: I will never stay in this hotel again.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank fairguy69
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

But for this hotel you should. The guy at the front desk said he wouldn't stay here and said we should have read the reviews. We booked a room for four but only had enough towels for two, when we asked for more we were old that the hotel was out of towels and there wouldn't be anymore for 5 days. The shuttle was the best part of the hotel, the driver was nice and even stopped us at the liquor store on the way back from the mall.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mstwinmommy
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If you are looking for a place to sleep, on a tight budget, and really - really don't mind how comfortable and clean a place is then this isn't a terrible choice. The other positive is that it is very close to the metrorail station that quickly gets you to dadeland mall/station if you don't have a vehicle.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Mold on the windows, no TV channel card/paper, no wake up calls, front desk doesn't speak English, no restaurants or bar. Floor in bathroom was disgusting! No frills--that's what you get when you go cheap! Never again! Hotel shuttle took 1 & 1/2 hours to pick us up--typing paper taped in a van. They charge you for a hotel safe--can't opt out.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

we have stayed here a few times only because it is close to hospitals and a tight budget, to be fair the hotel has seen better days and is in real need of updating. Our rooms have varied between being run down and dismal to clean and comfortable, there seems to be no constant. the breakfast is not very good, there is usually a fridge in the room some do not work, wi fi is only available in public areas and there are no coffee makers in any room we stayed in.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Horrible hotel, dirty, poor of breakfast and the worst....the enter our room and stole cash, whatchand credir cards...while we were sleeping! And then, the receptionist said it wasn t his falut and thay don t have any insurance...
DONT GO THEEEEEEERE!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We arrived near 11pm booked by Expedia. The Hotel attendant told us they only had 1 room left and it was a smoking room. What choice did we have at that hour! None! You will get charged 8 bucks for their parking garage (very dark unnerving dungeon ) $2 safe daily charge. The room had two hard terrible beds. The sheets HAD STAINS AND PUBIC HAIR! Yuck! they were not changed in one bed. I went downstairs and asked for sheets to change the other bed. I would not want to put my kids on that dirty bed!! The shower did seem clean and It had new counters and towels. PEELING TOILET SEAT, TV is an old 80s model no remotes. We had no cable and WiFi was only in the lobby. The continental brkfast was 2 types of cereal, coffee, orange juice and small packaged muffins. This place is okay for the one night quick get away among friends who have no care of where to crash, but not for couples seeking cleanliness, certainly not for children. Reeky smoke rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laura S
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Miami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn South Miami - Coral Gables 2*
Number of rooms: 117
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