Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection
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... simulated free fall... Great fun! Next we literally run over to Universal Studios to go on the Mummy indoor roller coaster ride. Again I had to put my bag in a locker, luckily it is not a long wait for this ride, it's only 15 mins. Another great thrill ride that catapults you at break neck speed (well up to 45mph) into the darkness, twists and turns, huge fireballs, swarms of scarab beetles and an army of warrior mummies. Great fun! After this we leave my bag in the locker and ...
... our day of walking and exploring south beach. We showered, changed and started our walk to ocean drive. Ocean drive was impressive, with gorgeous old buildings, palm trees and funky chic restaurants lining the streets. We walked the entire strip in order to get to Nikki Beach- a bar/cafe that was recommended. Unfortunately, the are undergoing renovations at the moment, so although they were open, the beach was closed and there was ...
We needed a little time out of the sun today so decided to utilise the air conditioning of the Miami shops today :-D have to admit the phrase "but will it fit in your bag" was said a lot today!! When we got back to the hostel we found we had three new roommates (all German as well!) which was cool except that two of our ...
... many people standing. I approached the gate agents to check-in. When I did I was told they were going to board the plane for Orlando first. I did not understand why they were referring to an Orlando flight when the board behind the agents clearly read "Port of Spain", our next destination. That sign also showed a new departure time of 19:00, about an hour later than the original time.
The other thing I did not understand ...
... World's many treats and charms - food obviously excepted - I didn't think their scary grown up rides were all that great. And we did them all (splash mountain 3 times!!!). From a purely adult rides perspective I still prefer Dreamworld. But neither Disney, Dreamworld or, for that matter, the launch simulator at Kennedy, can compare to the speed boat tour Coops and I did around Miami today. This company does tours with mini speed boats ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Blue Moon Hotel, Autograph Collection Miami Beach
Great Place to spend a weekend (Oct 17-19 -2003)
My wife and I decided to spend our 7th Anniversary down at the Blue Moon, based on several reviews written here, The room wasn't huge, but it was quiet, with a very comfortable bed, Frank and Michael at the front desk were more than helpful with party and food advice. The AC was a little noisy when it kicked off, as well as the pressure in the shower could use a little boost. (water savers are evil) I will definitely recommend this to anyone who is only interested in spending less than $150.00 a night for a place to stay. It was only 1 block to Ocean Drive, and everything was very clean, and felt like home.
I loved this hotel! It was close to everything, very quiet, the staff was incredible from Carlos the night manager who went out of his way to find me the perfect room, to Frankie the concierge who tried relentlessly to get me a jet ski rental. The room was turned down every night and I was only woken by housekeeping once at 10am. All the amenities were new, and the room was well decorated including a funky painting / clock and a comfortable bed.
We stayed at Blue Moon in July 2003, for 5 nights. They had a summer special, and we ended up paying 89$/night, plus tax. For us, the hotel was very well located, close enough to the beach (1.5 blocks), yet in a quiet location. We chose a room towards the back of the hotel, to have as much quiet as possible, and we were not disappointed. The room itself was small for american hotel standards, but probably average for South Beach. It had a big 27in TV, hair dryer, iron, coffee maker (one free coffee packet per day), safe (free, but you have to ask for lock and key at reception), and minibar. We did not use anything from the minibar, since all drinks were 3-5 times the price at the corner store (which itself was 2-3 times more expensive than the average supermarket :). However, we used the small refrigerator to cool our own drinks.Things we liked in particular: the artwork was exquisite; many watercolors by various artists throughout the hotel, and in the room (including one above the toilet).Things we did not like: the turndown service was spotty; there were no robes, as advertised on the website: ...
Great little place!
We chose to stay here based on the good reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. It is small but perfectly formed! The location is great, just one block from the beach and seafront. The staff were really helpful and gave good recommendations for restaurants. We liked it so much we went back after our trip down the keys. Some of the rooms are small but are really well designed and the spa pool is perfect for beating the heat. The patio for breakfast is really nice and a good deal for a hotel. Highly recommended.
Charming Boutique Hotel
As two teachers on spring break in South Beach, "more bang for our buck" is our moto. We got just that when we checked into the Blue Moon Hotel on Collins Ave. The location was perfect. It was located near all the great restaurants and a few minutes stroll to the beach. The room was spacious and clean enough and it was decorated stylishly. The view could have been better (our's overlooked the roof top the building next door.) The only problem we had was when the guest next door kept complaining that she could hear everything through our adjoining wall no matter how quiet we were. The staff was polite, but we were unable to check in on time because our room wasn't ready. Over all, it was a nice experience and we'd go back again.
Blue Moon Hotel is a really nice place to stay. The room was spotless, the bed was clean and turned down, the bathroom is beautifully decorated and clean as well. Hotel staff is more then helpful. Becareful about ordering drinks from the bar. I ordered 1 pina colada and it was $16. The pool is very small, but the beach is a block away. Otherwise everything was great definitely would stay there again.
Stylish small hotel - above South beach average
Stayed at the Blue Moon Hotel in early April. Clean, quiet, comfortable, friendly service, stylish decor, great South Beach feel and steps from everything. The room has really nice, new looking deco furniture, a CD player, mini-bar, robes, Gilcrest & Soames soaps etc. Valet parking is extra. No elevator. Pool is tiny but sparkling & has jacuzzi jets and a glass block waterfall. Small dining patio decorated with blue glass vases and fresh flowers. Free newspaper. No view from our discounted room - look for internet specials as low as $120. I liked that it didn't have the grungy tiles, sandy rugs and hard beds like some hotels in this area. Romantic. I would stay here again.
A great experience
After one night in the noisy and dirty Edison Hotel on Ocean Drive we cancelled our reservation for the following nights and moved to the Blue Moon Hotel on Collins Avenue. The staff was very polite and the room was very nice. Everything was clean and modern - at a rate that was comparable to the Edison`s we got much more value. I would highly recommend this hotel with a great location, good rates and a nice athmosphere!
Wonderful Romantic Hotel
This was one of the best hotels I ever stayed in! The staff was so accomodating and couldn't seem to do enough for you. The rooms were small but very clean and cozy. I only had to walk a block to the beach and was minutes away from all the night life. Thanks Blue Moon for being a cut ABOVE the rest!
Blue Moon is great spot!
We just returned from a trip to South Beach and the Keys. The Blue Moon is ideally located (one block off Ocean drive); staff were very helful and very eager to assist; forego the valet parking ($18) unless it is a Friday/Sat nite and you can't find parking in the garage less than a block north up the street on the opposite side of the hotel (its a municipal garage charging $10 with in/out privileges if you show hotel card); we found hotel quite quiet - we had a room on 3rd floor at back facing the small pool/spa. Restaurant only serves breakfast which we did not try as we usually only have Starbucks lattes. Check your bill to ensure that you are not charged for valet parking. Great rates available on the internet. One of the best accommodation deals of out trip.