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“Too far from the tourist attractions and in need of full refrushishment”

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Days Hotel - Thunderbird Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Sunny Isles Beach
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Sad to give this hotel my lowest ever review score, our main issue was the location. There are plenty of facilities nearby and the beach is stunning, but this hotel is 180 streets from where most tourists will want to visit.

That's an hour each way standing on a very busy local bus for $2.25 each or a taxi would be at least $30 and 20-25 minutes.

Also during our stay there was no shuttle service available and I doubt it would have suited our needs.

The hotel itself is out dated, the fixtures and fittings are old and look tired and there are maintenance issues in terms of the lifts, pool area and bathroom. Sadly there was a slight smell in the public spaces, decoration was poor although the room was generally clean.

We had booked the hotel via Virgin Holidays and I think most of their customers would be surprised this was a in their brochure. In fact I believe that the area rep was based at Thunderbird but didn't see anything of them during our short stay.

The included breakfast was very basic, a single bagel with coffee and juice and we had to ask for a voucher each morning.

The staff we saw did the basics but little else during our short stay. Sorry Thunderbird but I think the future is closing in on your from both sides in the form of high rise complexes being built each side of you.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

I grew up in this hotel. Many Italian families from New York, Boston, Cleveland and Detroit have been going here for over the past 50 years. Most of us bought condos in the Sunny Isles area back when it was good old Miami Beach. This hotel has alot of character and if these walls could talk I would be producing the Oscar Movie of the year. Staying here was the best times of my life. I guess it's an "Italian Thing". Snobs need not apply.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

This hotel is basic. There are mosquitos everywhere. Hotel is very dated and in desperate need of decoration. The cleaners do the best, towels are changed everyday and bins emptied. We upgraded to a superior room to have view of the beach, its one of the worst rooms I've ever stayed in, however, the seaview was picturesque. Hotel is cheap you get what you pay for!!! No frills, bed to sleep on, tv with basic channels. Not recommended!!!

Room Tip: KFC & Burger King across the road. Publix supermarket also across the road. S bus runs regular...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

The rudeness started from the valet, to the check-in desk all the way to check-out. The room we booked was dirty, the curtains were dirty, the toilet was clogged and we had to call the rude front desk to fix it. We had to use the lobby toilet for 3 hours until they actually fixed it, they didn't even had the courtesy of cleaning the toilet after unclogging it. The manager was unfriendly and was making faces while talking talking to clients on the phone not realizing someone was watching it. If you like an average location with above average price, rude services and dirty room this is your place. By the way, no complaints are welcome, they'll tell you you should have read the fine print before checking in as there are some hiding charges at checkout.

Room Tip: Other hotels are better.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Andre S A
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

The leadership of the Diplomatic Magazin spent 5 days in the hotel, we occupied 2 double rooms, we ordered 2 rooms with see view,
one of the rooms was on the first floor, we could not open the window, because it was looking the parking lot, no sea view at all! The room was noisy and dirty! It was cold weather and in spite of that the air-condition was on! It was not possible to switch it off! It took 3 days that somebody came and covered the air-condition with something, because the switch was out of order!
The other room was on the 4th floor with see view, but it was dirty and the corridors as well, we did see some roaches, also made photos!
After seeing the room we went the reception to complain, but it was not possible, they told we must talk the manager! We left several messages but 3 days no reaction!
After this we tried to talk him, he came out but was not ready to talk to us, how ever we were very polite! His question was : " What do You want? "
We are so disappointed!
The location is excellent - just on the beach, but the service is terrible!
We will never come to this hotel again!

Room Tip: try to find an other hotel! if You still come to Thunderbird, only accept rooms 2nd floor or higher...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

I travel for work constantly, I've been all over the world..and this was the WORST place EVER!!. dirty, disgusting, rooms were gross, I got bitten by bed bugs!! Rust in the bathrooms, tv's were outdated, some of the doors to the hotel rooms in the hallway, while walking to mine, were cracked open..I could only assume because they were broken. Signs everywhere stating, not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Bars were on some of the windows, the elevator was grimy and buttons were broken..this place needs a serious remodel or to be demolished...it was just awful!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Address: 18401 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160-2402 (Formerly Days Hotel Thunderbird Beach Resort Miami)
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Location: United States > Florida > Sunny Isles Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
Price Range: $99 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Hotel - Thunderbird Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 180
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