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We had no trouble catching the shuttle bus back to the airport and checked in easily for our flight to Fort Lauderdale. We left at 10 am and the flight took five and a half hours. Florida is 3 hours in front of California so we arrived at 6.30 pm. As we were coming in to land we could see the everglades below us.
We hired another car, a PT …
We left Miami Beach on Saturday and drove to Key West about a 160 mile trip. We drove along highway one, the Overseas highway. From Key Largo to Key West we drove over 42 bridges connecting more than 100 islands over a 126 mile distance.
We stopped in Key Largo for lunch and once we got the middle keys we had great views of the ocean, the …
... guess they just continued breeding. The streets are lined with cigar factories and men playing dominoes, but you have to be over 55 to participate. Back to Miami beach for some shopping down Collins Avenue then to Ocean Drive for Happy Hour at Ocean Ten with the orange and white 53 chevy sitting out the front. We have a bit of a love hate relationship with Miami, some of it is so beautiful but it's full of quite rude people, the only reason anyone talks to you is because ...
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6. Chill out on the beach (if there is no wind..)
8. Rich and famous
9. $ 20 beers
10. I was in Miami B*tch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KExUay5 ...
... they use the old fashioned Fahrenheit) when we started out. I have since worked this out to be 9 degrees C. As we headed south the temperature gradually went up to 70 degrees by the time we got to Miami (21 degrees C). The journey down was very uneventful the road was straight and nothing to see. The only highlights were the toll gates !
We amused ourselves by guessing the year of songs on the radio. We ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marseilles Hotel Miami Beach
Miami is one of the most celebrated vacation areas. So many Northerners like myself flock to this place to escape the bitterly cold climate especially in December and January. It has that island feel, the kind where you'd think you were on an Bahamian island instead of the southeastern United States. Beautiful palm trees, clean blue green water with seashells massaging your feet, comfortable hammocks hanging on the tree limbs. If your a "solo" traveler dont be afraid to get out there and socialize!. Most of the people I met there had that "Southern Hospitality" demeanor offering to lend a helping hand if direction were needed to get somewhere or just to hang out with in many of SoBe's Washington and Collins Avenue nightclubs. I also loved the cultural diversity that Miami has to offer. Sampled many food dishes of Latin America including Cuban, Columbian, Peruvian, Aregentinian just to name a few. Shopping is kind of pricey depending on where you go and the kind of style your into. Dadeland Mall, and if you're driving, the Opalocka Flea Market which is about thirty minutes north of Miami Beach you'll find excellant deals on shoes and other assessories. And lastly the best hotel to check into is the Marsellies Hotel located in the middle of all the SoBe attractions. They provide excellant services all around. I would suggest a vacation to Miami to anyone!. Make sure at least five days is spent there if possible.
Borederline Terrible/Okay, but not again.
This will be short because the story has already been told here. Came from San Diego to Miami to try the other coast. while I had a great time in South Beach, the hotel was borderline betx Terrible and Okay.
The lobby was great but the rooms were like a sleasy motel. The rooms were very dated and need of upgrade. The walls were not very clean and almost spoiled the whole trip. I'm glad that I went by myself because my lady would have required that we move to a new location. The rooms reminded me of old rooms deep into Baja. The only good thing was the location. The gym was in a basement cavity. Awwwh!!! Not again. I'm the 3rd guy that had a little trouble with the bill when I left. Got it straight before I left. They wanted to charge an extra night.
My wife and I stayed at the Marseilles from Oct 3 to Oct 5. The hotel wasn't as bad as some of the reviews that I have read made it seem. It is not the greatest place that I have stayed in, but it was adequate.
i am not sure were to start. me and my wife from palm beach area and a couple from atlanta stayed at this supposed to be 3 1/2 star hotel first the front desk staff had us wait till 4:30 to check in one of the rooms and they were not very nice about it tossed the key at one of the girls. the room was old stains on the curtains, fridge has a large gap which made our food go bad. termite. wings on the dining rooms chairs old pool sticks for one old pool table on the stick there were no tips.
We were dissappointed!
Stayed here for 3 days in May 2003. Good location, on the beach, close to Ocean Drive, friendly staff, room decor is fairly old, but clean, pool area was dirty all the time, we had to clean the pool for ourselves! breakfast is not included and is just served for an extra charge (expensive!). overall the hotel is not very cheap and instead of the entry not very charming, good place to stay if you are looking for a hotel near bars & clubs and not spend a lot of time in the room.
Worth the cheap rates..
Stayed here for 5 days in May. Good location, on the beach, close to Ocean Drive, Lincoln and good clubs/bars, room decor is fairly old, but clean, easy to hear people in hall outside of room, but overall good place to stay if you are looking to get away, for cheap and not spend a lot of time in the room.
Good Value & Location
Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. Good value, considering it was spring break and we booked very last-minute. All staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are dated, but clean. Negatives: Our room had a window-unit A/C and the position was annoying (blew directly onto the beds). We also had one instance of no hot water / water pressure, but other than that no complaints. This hotel is in a GREAT location (but request a room off the street if you don't like traffic noise). This is also one of the few older deco hotels with a pool. The breakfast in the restaurant was very good! Would recommend for anyone searching for value, good SoBe location with a pool, and not concerned about room decor!
A Great 4 Day Stay
A very nice, clean and friendly run hotel. It is situated right on the beach and close to all the amenities. We had a very good stay at a reasonable price. Regards
Marseilles Hotel Review
We stayed at the Marseilles Hotel for New Years 2001. We enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are a little dated but very clean. They have a very nice bar and George the bartender was fantastic. The food in the restaurant was also good. The pool area was also nice and leads out to the beach. This was a nice hotel to stay at and it was centrally located. We look forward to staying here again.