Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove
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... multicultural background and family, oh and her ziplock bag full of narcotics, she looked great for 62 so the pills were obviously working. She was cool though, I liked her. Finally we boarded the plane and we were on our way. Miami was a fantastic beginning to what is going to be a sensational trip. I felt alive for the first time in a long time there. It was like everything I had sacrificed over the past year was worth it, its probably because I was on a drunken high the ...
... noted which officers were the quickest and nicest (number 16) and which ones seemed to take about a million years. Number 4 seemed to have taken about 20 minutes absolutely annihilating his last 'customer’ so (not that it was any surprise) guess which one I got.
Even trying to work my trip out myself takes some working out never mind explaining it to someone else…Yeh I’ve just come to Miami because I wanted to go to Colombia…
We all lay in until about 10 and then rushed out to find somewhere to eat. It was already absolutely boiling outside and we weren't really sure which way to go. Finally we decided to jump on a bus and it took us to opposite the place that we went last night - a proper American cafe. Ru originally thought it looked like a 'happy eater' type place but when we read the reviews we found out that it was quite famous in the area. We all ...
... we were once again picked up by a van (this time a little smaller) called the florida express who was going to take Claire and me to Orlando. We had booked these tickets in advance and Sophie was not able to get on the same van anymore, so she found a different way of getting to Orlando. We arrived at the Seralago hotel only 4 hours later and once we were checked in and put our bags in our room we were ready to spend the rest of the day in Disney World! The weather had ...
Since today was spent traveling I'm afraid we have no pictures to share with you. Which is unlucky for you all as i believe today I looked better than i have on the whole trip.
Arrived in Miami around 6pm and hopped on the hotel shuttle to check out if our car was still parked there. Yes it was, phew. Checked to make sure she started up then booked a cheap and cheerful hotel around an hour south of Miami in Florida City.
Tomorrow we hit the keys.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove
My group consisted of 11 family members and we all enjoyed the service and rooms. We paid $99 per night. We were greeted at the hotel with a warm chololate chip cookie for each guest. After a long day of flight, that cookie really hit the spot. The rooms were average size with good closet space. The room was clean and renovated. The bathroom was not big but enough for all of my things. There was also counter space right outside the bathroom door. The view from my room was of next door construction as well as ocean view. The noise from the construction wasn't bad. The pool was average size but very clean. My husband and my 3 children had fun swimming at night. The pool closes at 10:00 p.m. My entire family scored for breakfast!!! We were given a voucher every morning for free buffet breakfast or the american breakfast. Even though the voucher only stated it was good for 1 guest, the front desk gave us the voucher to include every guest in each room. Our waitress was great and made conversation with us. The valet was $18 a day but it looks like every hotel had a similar price. The valet guys were also great. They were polite and gave us shortcuts around town. As for the location, it was great! We were close to the Everglades, Downtown or the beach. We were walking distance from the CoCoWalk. Many restaurants are located there as well as live music on the weekends. In my opinion, the Cocowalk is better than Miami Beach's Collins Avenue. Collins Avenue is run down, not family oriented and loud. Some of the people there are shady looking. Even if it was just my husband and myself I still wouldn't stay near Collins.
Staff was excellent
The Doubletree in Coconut Grove was very nice. The staff was excellent, very nice and very helpful. Room was okay but we weren't in it much. Outside pool area is beautiful. They have an outside bar area but it wasn't open?! Hotel was very quiet but maybe because it's off season. CoCo walk was within walking distance and a very fun area. Area can be a bit dangerous a few blocks away so one should be careful when driving or walking. We took a few wrong turns driving and ended up in a very shady area. Located about 20 minutes from South Beach, it was nice to be out of the chaos and hang out at CoCo walk which we could walk to.
My husband and I stayed here for New Year's this past December. The hotels on South Beach were outrageously expensive. and we found a rate of $90 at this hotel and just couldn't pass it up. We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are more spacious than the DoubleTree in SOBE. It's very clean and staff is very accomodating. You must rent a car if staying here since its about a 15-20 minute drive to the beach. However, it's very close to Coco Walk which has many cute restaurants and shops. What we love most about this area is that you are away from all the maddness of South Beach and are closer to the locals.
I was at the DoubleTree begining of May 2004.I think they are done with the renovations. The hotel is very nice but a bit pricey. Drinks were $ 11 for a mixed drink. If you have a car park across the street is 25c for each 1/4 hour but how long are you in the hotel? I did not want to pay $18 a day for parking. The rooms were very nice ,very clean but a bit small ,all rooms have a balcony. If you book your room trough Hotwire or Priceline, you don 't get first pick at double beds, you get a king size and if you need a rollaway is $10 a night. The staff was very nice, but would not give in to my request for double beds. It is in great location. It has a nice pool with a bar and they do have cafe on site. Coconut grove is 2 minutes away , you can even walk there. I would stay there againg only knowing that I do not need a double bed.
A bit pricey for what it offers
When my fiancee and I arrived they were in the middle of renovating (or so I hope). The staff at the front desk seemed mildly interested in our presence, but didn't really care. Parking is a bit on the extreme side when it comes to money. (a little over $17 a day).
Our room which had a king size bed was reletivly small, with the bathroom not adding much more in size.
Overall the hotel would be a lot better if they came down in price.
Nice hotel - clean, renovated
My family stayed at the Double Tree for a weekend getaway in 'the Grove'. We found the hotel to be very nice and clean and service friendly. We got a great rate and had a very nice room with balcony and beautiful view of the bay. The room was beautifully renovated with marble counter in bathroom, etc... We would definitely return.
After reading the reviews I was pleasently surprised. Yes the rooms are small compared to some places but not compared to rooms in NY. The valet parking is pricey but is fairly standard for this level of hotel in Miami - more so on Miami beach. I think they had undergone lots of renovations as I didn't experience the same malfunctioning BR as other reviewers. It has free internet (bring your own laptop) or 1 computer on the main floor. The pool looks nice and faces west. Lots of sun exposure at night. Tennis courts next door. 10 mins walk from Coco Walk. Quiet and upscale area.
Skip this one
This hotel is not inexpensive. The staff seems bored at best. We were a party of about 15. Many had burned out light bulbs, no tv remotes, remotes with dead batteries, or not the cleanest of bathrooms. Worst of all was the dining area. The service was terrible -- tip automatically built into bill even if you dine alone. There is no complimentary tea or coffee. One morning I asked the woman at the register if i could get a hot tea to go. A lipton tea bag & small cup of hot water appeared -- $2.45. I would not stay here again.
Upon arrival the valet will meet you, and unload your luggage for you, and bring it up to your room for you. When we went to the front desk they checked us in and gave both my fiancee and I a warm chocolate chip cookie (I loved it!). Then we went up to our room to wait for our luggage.
Upon arrival to this hotel, I was greeted by two disgruntled valet attendants (the valet is $17.89 a day!!!) Upon check in, the front desk clerks were wearing street clothes and looked less than professional. My first room was disgusting - and could use some serious attention. This hotel looks like it hasn't been renovated in decades and smells like it too. My toilet and shower were not operable and the air conditioning (IN MIAMI!!!) in the entire hotel was shut down. I was able to change rooms at midnight (and no bellhops were available to help). The new room featured the same disgust as before, only the toilet worked this time. This was no where near the standards of typical Doubletree. Management also cared less about any comments or complaints. This should be called the DoubleTRASH Hotel. Stay at the Residence Inn down the road for half the price!