Hilton Miami Downtown
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... for the flight. We arrive in Atlanta and we have an hour and a half layover. Now we get to board another 737 for the trip to Miami from Atlanta. This flight was bearable due to the short time that it took to get there. It was great watching the sunrise as we flew into Miami. Looking down on the turquoise water I was in awe of the beauty. We land and get our baggage then go to the express check in for our cruise on ...
... until my flight. It hasn't been too bad. I'd give anything to be in Rio right now but such if life, I have plenty of time, no pressing engagements and now at least I can say I've been to Miami. Memorable only for the airport meal I just had on American Airlines expense - delicious hot black beans and healthy vegetable soup. Mmmm vegetables! Dinner on the airplace too, I've requested vegan but with the way American Airlines is going I don't like my luck.
... we decided that we better be getting back to the RV. It was about 12:00 am before we started heading back to the RV. Imagine, 2 adults with 7 crazy kids, pulling 2 full-to-the brim shopping trolleys (by the way- the shopping trolleys over here must have some sort of sense because every time we took them too far away from the shop, they would start jamming up…), in the middle of the night, trying to find out where ...
... waterways the navigator assured us he had a nose for wildlife and there was plenty of Manatees (Dugong) and birds and being told that there were some very large crocs up each waterway. We saw a one croc as we boarded alongside the boarding ramp but it was perhaps toothless and very old, in fact I'm still not convinced that it was real, it was still there over an hour later - hadn't moved an inch. During our trip we ...
... usually that warms them
up in a snap. The girls always look at me and start giggling. It was
the end of Semana Santa when I arrived so for a couple days everyone was
partynig. Every night there were tons of people at the plaza, fun to
hang out at night. It always led to kids around me asking questions. The
best time was when a little 5 and 7 year old brother and sister were
super interested in me. And I don't know what it is, but little kids
always notice ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Miami Downtown
Stayed here for one night before going off on a cruise. (Me, hubby and kids 24 and 18) Thought the hotel was lovely. Really nicely decorated. Lovely big windows in room. Staff were friendly enough. Tried to go for a walk to get some food in the evening but everything was a bit too far away so ended uo eating in hotel. Food was very nice although nothing for the kids as they are vegetarians. Luckily Burger King was over the road and they filled up on veggie burger chips and onion rings. They went for a walk and watched some locals playing basketball in a park at the back. Saw fashionable people taking very small dogs for walks. Thats about it really. We were told we could walk to the Port from this hotel. Glad we didnt try. Suppose we could have walked but would have probably missed our ship, unless we started walking the day before! Not really a holiday hotel. Good for a stopover though.
Had a nice stay!
We didnīt pay tooo much for the hotel so it was really good. The lobby and the restaurant are both great. The staff is friendly and helpful.
For that price I would stay there again because the rooms are really nice and also large. I probably wouldnīt pay too much for it because the hotel is quite old.
Ok for 1 or 2 nights
this hotel is just ok...the weekends are busy then the place dies....restaurant is bad..bar ok....location is terrible...there is absolutely nothing within walking distance except Tony Chen's in the Doubletree and a great local pub called Mike's in the condos. The room was ok..beds comfortable....cold showers on the weekends...noisey a/c fan in room 2120...and we never got our phone service turned on after many request....pool area was univiting and the water very cold.....stay here only if you get a very good rate and do not stay long...
We booked our room through Sky Auction and got a pretty good price. We requested a king room and the girl told me that's what we had when we checked in. Imagine my surprise when we got to our room and there are two double beds. The room was on the 11th floor and was really nice with a great view of the bay. I went to take a shower before going to bed and there was NO hot water and the drain and catch were both broken. I was standing in cold water really quick so I got out and called the front desk. Not only was the clerk aware of it but told me the boiler for floors 11-21 was out and had been since the night before. Now I'm wondering why they would keep putting people in rooms they know have no hot water. The clerk said they hoped to have the boiler fixed by the next day and she would send someone up to fix the drain. Why? I'm not using it at this point. The guy shows up with a screwdriver and messes around till he decides he needs a plunger. He leaves and comes back a while later to fix the problem. It was 11pm when he finally left. The next morning we actually had tepid water to shower in but the drain really wasn't fixed it was just in the position it should be. We couldn't hang clothes in the closet because the track for the door was broken. Didn't want to put clothes in the drawer because there was a wad of hair and trash in it. Finally went to sit at the table to read but couldn't read because the lamp didn't have a lightbulb in it. We had to leave at 5:45am to catch a flight home. When we got to the lobby there was a man in a suit literally passed out on the couch. Can't imagine why someone didn't get him out of there. The clerk took my key and told me to have a good trip then walked off. Didn't give me a chance to say anything to her even though they had this sign posted about hospitality and satisfaction guaranteed. When we walked out we had to be careful because there was broken glass and beer bottles everywhere. Someone had a good time the night before but it definitely wasn't us. Could not imagine any Radisson being in the shape this one was in but they evidently don't care.
Radisson was Ok!
My husband, six year old son and I arrived at the hotel before 12:00pm after getting off of Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas. We had no problems checking in early. We were given a room on the first floor with a view of a parking lot. We really did not expect a lot for the price we paid ($40). Although the room was clean, it was a bit drab. Not enough lighting available. The room suited us for the day (our flight was due to leave Miami at 8:00pm). The staff was very professional. Our porter, Andrew was very helpful. He gave us information on how to get downtown using the free monorail system. When we returned from downtown, we decided to shower and change our clothes. Some of the towels in the bathroom were stained. They definitely need to be replaced. The hotel bar/restaurant looked very nice. We did not eat at the hotel, so we have no opinion about the food. The hotel had a good size pool. We stayed at the Radisson Cable Beach, Nassau in August 2003 and the accommodations were much better. This was not booked through Priceline. I will try Priceline again, but the next time I need a hotel in Miami, I will try for a 4 star hotel.
This hotel is great place for all travellers visiting the Miami area. This is one of downtown's nicer hotels so the rates are high, but definately worth it. All areas of the hotel are of the upmost quality. Everything has lots of color and is very elegant and luxurious. Rooms are bright with comfortable beds and very nice bathrooms. Floor to ceiling windows! Since Radisson took over this property from Renaissance they have made HUGE improvements. Staff was very friendly and always helpful. Very professional reception and concierge. Overall, this is a very impressive hotel and stays busy, without seeming overly noisy. A solid 4-star hotel in the heart of Miami. I will definately be back!
Could use a lot of improvents
This hotel is not worth the money with so many better hotels around the area. I called in advance requesting a king. When I got there, they gave me a room with a view of the A/C duct. The place was a bit too damp and the TV was broken. When I asked for a change, they gave me a smoking room which reeked of stale smoke. Will never stay in this hotel again.
Nice Hotel for the price you paid
Clean and Friendly! Spent 5 nights in the hotel for some fun in Miami, no problem at all and their bathroom are bright, big and clean.
Parking is $9 a day and althought street parking is available, you will not want to park it on the street over night. Location of the hotel is excellent, close to main highways and it is just minutes away from most attractions.
Some info you need
The website for the hotel and other websites state that there is shopping right by the hotel, and a movie theatre, this is not true, the omni has been closed for years, there is no movie theatre and the area right by the hotel is GHETTO, and according to a cabby i spoke to a very high crime area, don't walk around at nite. The service is terrible, it took them 3 hours to bring extra pillows, I had to go down to the desk b/c i was tired of waiting and they gave me attitide. The hotel does have shuttles that run to south beach and to the bayside shopping plaza for a few bucks each way, though you have to ask b/c they don't tell you about the shuttles. The hotel is nice to look at, the interior is very nice and the rooms aren't bad. The pool is small but i doubt anyone stays there for the pool. Overall I give the hotel a 5/10, if you don't need anything from the front desk and you're just going for vacation to the beach it isn't that bad. For the best prices go to priceline.com, be careful b/c they like to sell your room from underneath you b/c you paid so little.
Loved the Radisson - January 2004
We stayed at the Radisson for 7 nights in January. We got a great package from Priceline and we had chosen the Radisson. We were very pleased with the hotel, the rooms were clean and nice. We were on the 7th floor and had a great view of biscane bay and downtown miami.
Parking in the hotel is expensive as with most downtown hotels, however we were able to find street parking.