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We were up at 3:15 am for a 4:15 limo to a deserted airport. Air Canada's check-ins didn’t open until 5:15. I exchanged $203.00 Cdn. for 130 Euros and we proceeded through US Customs & Immigration uneventfully. Richard and I had coffee and muffin/Danish whilst Heather abstained. Flight 910 (an Airbus 320) was quite empty. We left …
... hotel, hotel rooms were set in buildings that looked like mansions from the deep south alot of water around them and on a huge property, we settled in and had a couple of hours sleep then caught a boat to downtown disney an amazing set up of shops, restaurants, entertainment and alot of people, back to the room about midnight, note the weather was humid and hot around ...
... FROGS. Listen to these suckers when you have a moment...yup...they sound like pigs. For everything you wanted to know about Pig Frogs but were afraid to ask click here http://www.hillsborough.wateratlas.usf. edu/FLN/Frog.aspx?id=2.
As we left the parking area, I got great photos of a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE that thought it was too pretty not to pose...and it was. At the end of the parking lot, some bone head ...
... with delays, boring fellow passengers etc. Saw Ginny briefly and said Goodbye again. She was good fun.
It seemed most of us were in the wrong place as we had not collected our nice shiny stickers for the journey home. Once my left DD boob was firmly labeled Pink 8 (it was pink but not an 8), I was ready to dash off to the shops at Sawgrass Mills.
Not so quick Ms F. !!
We were herded down the gangway to the outside and then --- left to our ...
... getting ready for dinner. I still had over an hour until I had to be in the dining room, so I decided to go down to the lobby for a pre-dinner drink. There was live music playing, and so I sat and enjoyed the music while I had my fruity concoction. Then I wandered slowly up to the Casino on the way to the dining room.
That was when I saw Istvan for the first time since arriving on the ship. Since he is a photographer on the ship, he had a "studio" like backdrop set ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Miami International Airport Miami Springs
On our way back from our honeymoon, my husband and I had a layover in Miami. We decided to find a hotel near the airport to crash for the night. Basically the Holiday Inn van was the first we were able to flag down. When we got there we headed up to our room. As we walked down the hall we noticed that some of the room numbers were written on post-it notes and stuck to the doors. Our room actually had the number on the door but was not an impressive sight. Some of the carpet was ripped up and there were quite a few water marks on the ceiling.
We were starving so we went up to the restaurant/sports bar at the top of the hotel. We sat down at the sports bar and went on to receive some of the worst service we've ever encountered. We were pretty much the only customers and it was as if the server forgot we were there...repeatedly.
We went back to the room to get a few hours of sleep and had to deal with a noisy family reunion that was staying on our floor. Needless to say we did not wake up refreshed and ready for a day of traveling.
A bit of advice: if you are heading to Miami and have to stay near the airport, make a reservation (at another hotel) in advance. Our experience was not pleasant.
If more than $40.00 per night - dont stay here
I booked the hotel on Hotwire and got it for $40.00 per night. I was scheduled to stay for 4 nights, and left after the first one. Had to call Hotwire and beg for a refund. The hotel is old and rundown, the rooms in the second tower where I was placed look like dirty, old motel rooms. (BTW) I am a Platinum Priority Club member, so I cant imagine how the regular rooms look. There is construction going on right in front of the hotel and its loud. The customer service is the worst I have ever experienced in a hotel. My airconditioning unit was not working properly, and when I went to adjust the temperature, the knob landed on the floor. I called 3x and did not get it repaired unitl the next morning. I spoke to the general manager (a spanish gentelman) and he was very rude and obnoxious. I guess he did not figure that I spoke spanish since I spoke to him in English, and he made a derrogatory comment about me to another staff member in spanish. When I replied in spanish to let him know I understood everything he said. He simply walked away. Later, I recived a knock at my door asking me to leave the property if I was not satisfied and that they would work with the booking site to issue me a refund for the un used portion. Since when do we ask guests to leave the property ??? All I wanted was a working air conditioning and not to be disrespected in aother language in my face !!! Only good thing the hotel has is the airport shuttle which is clean and on time. Unless you pay less than $40.00 and speak spanish - don't stay here.
For the money it was not bad
Ok we paid 40 a night for this hotel and werent expecting a whole lot. It was clean the people were nice. I was excited to see they had wireless interent but it had intermitent problems the 3 nights we were there. This hotel is about 20 minutes from South Beach not to bad overall it was nice.
Excellent value (on Priceline)
Stayed here on the 12th Feb and was very happy with the $32 I got it for. The hotel is in a quiet location close to the airport. It has a top floor restaurant and bar with superb views of the Miami skyline. The corridor carpets and decor looked a little worn but the room I had was clean and well equipped.
There is a Burger King almost directly opposite but you have to cross a busy road to get to it. The hotel has free shuttle bus to and from the airport and there is free wireless Internet access in all rooms.
Holiday Inn Miami- International Airport North
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Miami- International Airport North, October 2004. The hotel was okay, but the main reason we stayed there was the fact they had a lounge and a resturant with breakfast. The lounge was not open on the Friday and Saturday evenings that we were there and they open the breakfast buffet to people outside of the hotel and the line was so long most of the hotel guests were looking for a Denny's. It seems to me the hotel guests should be served before outsiders.
The road construction outside of the hotel also caused lots of confusion on how to get in and out of the parking lot. I would give this hotel 1 1/2 stars.
Great for Maimi port/airport travel
I booked this hotel based on the fact that it had airport pick up and drop off to Port of Miami. It was a 15 minute ride from airport and about 25 minutes in traffic to Port. We used both and was very pleased with the service. Reserved the Port drive night before and they called us in the morning to say they were ready-Are we going to Port? All in all saved us taxi money. Approx $20.00 to port and about $15.00 to airport. . We paid $79.00 for the room booking online direct. If I would have booked one week prior to when I did, the price was $59.00. So book early for best rate. Room was large and had the air conditioner on upon arrival. We requested 2 double beds and non smoking and received as requested. There is a Burger King across the street which we utilized for breakfast. We were satisfied with our stay. Good cheap, nice place with great transportation
Avoid this hotel!
Avoid this hotel! First of all, there's a road construction going on in front of the hotel. We took a long time to reach the hotel coming from Miami beach; we got stuck in the traffic (and it was sunday night...). After a shower, we decided to go out for dinner: trying to avoid the traffic, we got lost and found out how unpleasant and dangerous the neighborhood is. And last, but not least, the hallway in our floor was plenty of trays with rest of food, some of them smelinhg bad (probably of some guests that avoided the traffic and decided to have their diner at their roomsl). Next mornig, by 10:00, the hallway was in the same situation.
By far, this is the worst Holiday Inn that I've ever been (I'm a Priority Club member, and I do appreciate this hotel chain)
Average for an airport hotel
Located close to the airport so good if you have an early flight, the shuttle service is excellent, runs every 30mins. However, the hotel is not in the best condition. I've read several sites stating that the hotel was recently refurbished however, beyond the lobby i saw little evidence of this. I stayed 2 nights, one at the beginning and one at the end of my stay. The first night was in Tower 1, which was the better of the two however the bathroom was in need of repair. The second night was in Tower 2, where the room was considerably smaller and definately older, the beds creaked very loudly and were uncomfortable and the bathroom had a large crack in the ceiling. Both rooms had very loud AC systems which was irritating. On the second night I was given a room which smelt of smoke but was immediatly offered a different room by the front desk who were very helpful. This hotel is ok but make sure you get a Tower 1 room.
Great for early morning Miami flights
We selected this hotel for its convenience to the Miami Airport and the fact that they run a free airport shuttle 24 hours a day, every 30 minutes. The hotel's location is all about the airport, which means it is surrounded by expressway and airport noises. Not exactly a vacation spot! The building and rooms were clean and bright. We had fast, tasty room service. All staff and front desk personnel were friendly and helpful. The live Friday night entertainment on the 9th floor was a bit noisy on the levels below it. Overall, if we were flying out of Miami early again (had a 7am flight) we would stay here for its convenient location and shuttle.
The Holiday Inn looks very old and run-down. The rooms are not very clean and one of our beds was unstable (had to prop it up with a telephone directory). We looked it up in one of the internet sites (I think it was travelocity) and it described it as recently refurbished. This is quite untrue as the refurbihment has just begun and will take considerable time. We were quite impressed with staff service though.