Mayfair Hotel & Spa
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMayfair Hotel & Spa Miami
We stayed only two nights before our Caribbean cruise, and we're planning to return here on December 30 or 31, 2011, to celebrate New Years and on a 10-day wine cruise to another part of the Caribbean.
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Piano in our room, roof top pool. Valet parking was expensive, the room was incredible. later saw the hotel in an episode of Burn Notice
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami
Great deal, wonderful time
My college-age daughter and I had a fun 2-night stay here. Got a great price through Hotwire. We did not notice any unpleasant odors and thoroughly enjoyed the room, service, and atmosphere. The Grove is popular with college students, so the weekend is bustling--but not nearly as noisy as South Beach! We were very pleased.
Perfect for the price...
I scored this hotel for an inexpensive price of $100/night. The room had a private balcony with a two person hot tub, a gorgeous bathroom, comfy bed and soft sheets. All the suites are unique and have different furniture. The service was great until checking out. The hotel had charged us for 7 days of valet parking - instead of just on the first night (when we valeted the car). The gentleman at the front desk argued with me about not informing the hotel we would not be valeting the car for the remainder of the week. Call it absurd, but I thought it was understood if we wanted valet we would pass over the keys to a valet attendant!!?? Eventually the man did take the charges off of our bill but not before thoroughly aggravating me. His attitude was not what I expected from a 4 star hotel. As the other review states, there is some what of an odor in the rooms. However, I did not find it as overwhelming as the other reviewer. This smell is quite common in most humid environments. The scalding hot then freezing cold, scalding hot then freezing cold shower is a little annoying at first, but I got used to it by day 7. Friday and Saturday nights are very loud in the Grove so don't plan on sleeping, especially during spring break weeks.
Overall I had a good time at this hotel but would not pay any more than $100/ night.
First class staff.. but we checked out early
Last week we checked into the Mayfair house. A very beautiful and eclectic hotel. The room was quite large with unique (hand made?) furniture and a beautiful, large, well lit bathroom. Unfortunately the room had a musty smell so we turned down the air conditioning and left for a bit to explore the area. When we got back the room was cool but had a strong mold smell. We called the front desk and they were very helpful at getting us moved to a different, abet smaller, room. The maintenance man was very helpful and friendly and also fixed the tv?s so my son could play video games, although he did appear to have some concern regarding the a/c, he checked it several times. The room smelled musty but no noticeable mold smells this time so we again turned down the a/c and left for a bit. When we came back the room was not quite cool, although it was cooler than when we first were there. We ordered room service (very strong smell of burnt pan or Teflon in the leeks that accompanied the crab cakes) after dinner I took a shower, the water would suddenly get scalding hot for a brief second and then turn icey cold again for a brief second every so often? quite the wake up!.At about 2:00 am there began a loud banging sound from the bath area, we turned the water on and off with no change in the noise, when we turned the a/c off the sound quit. So we tried to go to sleep with the a/c off? at about 3 am it was hot and uncomfortable in the room so we again tried to turn on the a/c it ran for a few minutes, just until we were almost asleep when the banging sound came back. This time I called the front desk and again they were very helpful. The front desk manager said he would find us a new room and personally check it before sending us to it. About 15 or so minutes later we got a call with the new room info and the staff came to assist us in relocating to the third room for the night.When we entered the room it was cool with an obvious and almost overpowering smell of deodorizer in the air. At this point we just wanted to sleep. So sleep we did. When I woke up I had burning eyes, stuffed up sinuses and a headache, so I took a shower? same story with the scalding hot/Ice cold surprises. When I was out of the shower I noticed an ozone type smell and then heard a low hissing sound from above one of the cabinets. Upon inspection I found TWO ozone generators placed upon the cabinet (check out the US EPA?s Warnings regarding using Ozone indoors in occupied spaces) . I wonder what they were trying to cover over?I went down to the front desk and explained what had happened to the front desk/manager & concierge. They were quite understanding when I told them We would be checking out early. They even said they would refund all of our room charges and reverse the prepaid room charges (that has not happened yet)
New Years Eve Celebration
The Mayfair house was a really nice hotel. The suite was beautiful.
Very spacious and the linens were wonderful. The king size bed was exteremely comfortable and the down pillows were to die for. We had a jacuzzi japense tub on the balcony, which was nice, however it kept leaking on the people below us. So, we had to have maintenance come up twice to correct this issue. The other down fall to the jacuzzi tub was it was very rusted inside, so that was not to appealing. Overall, the room was nice, we ordered room service the next morning, and they were prompt, and the food was good. Great location for entertainment. I enjoyed my stay, and would probably go back.
Bad reviews must be bogus - we loved it!
My husband and I stayed here two nights in November 2003. I had gotten an internet special, which was a great price. On checkin (at a seated private desk - not a noisy lobby), we were offered an upgrade to a suite for a reasonable price. The room was like nothing I've ever seen - orange and purple drapery all around the room, furniture out of Alice in Wonderland, and a restored (and playable!) antigue English piano - in the room! The bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on, and I've stayed at some pretty outstanding places. The bath was huge with a big soaking tub. But the best was the Wisteria-covered balcony with the Japanese soaking tub. Our's worked fine (we followed the directions which others obviously didn't). We had a minor problem in the bath and maintenance came right away and fixed it. The atrium was stunning, with healthy and well-maintained plantings, water features, and statuary. One of the most outstanding features were the unique carvings on each room door. Right in the middle of the Grove, and an easy stroll to great dining, we didn't eat in the hotel, so I can't rate the food or service there, but the service from the front desk, the bellmen, and housekeeping was fine. We will definitely go back when in the Miami area if we can get that good a deal again.
Interesting hotel. The rooms are small with eccentric decor, but in a good way. THis hotel is not sterile clean. And, this is a dog- friendly hotel. We had to move the first night, because my husband is allergic to dogs and the room we were originally assigned to was recently home to a dog. If you are okay with the above, then the hotel could be a fun place to stay. The hotel is in a good location, very centrally located.
A very pleasant stay at the Mayfair House Hotel
We just returned from a weekend in Miami and stayed at the Mayfair House Hotel. I have to disagree with the other reviews about this hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We have stayed at the Sonesta nearby as well as the Hyatt and Omni both in Coral Gables. All have had similar rates, all are AAA rated 4 diamond, and by far, the room was the nicest at the Mayfair House. The hotel is not new and there were a few chips and nicks around, but come on, all hotels encounter alot of wear and tear. (We have stayed at a Ritz Carlton and the bedspread was thread bare and the upholstered furniture was ripped.) The room size is more than ample; the bathroom is a huge marble bath with a double sink and separate dressing table. Our hot tub on the terrace worked fine. It does not stay hot; you have to set the timer. The atrium is filled with ferns and tropical plants. We did not eat any meals there so I cannot comment on the restaurants. If you want a nice place to stay that is a little funky and out of the ordinary, I wholeheartedly recommend the Mayfair House Hotel.
I had a function to attend in the area of Coconut Grove and stayed for one night, July 19, 2003 to July 20, 2003. The Mayfair House comes so highly touted and I was somewhat disappointed. The open interior atrium is full of green vegetation but does not appear to be as well kept and gardened as it should me. At the bottom of the atrium there is a cover over a roof area obviously to protect against roof leaks. Again, it gives the impression of lack of maintenance. Front desk staff was courteous as was bell staff at check in. The room itself is a small suite. Beautiful bathroom which appears to have been renovated recently. As advertised, there was a hot tub on the terrace but it appeared to be dirty and not maintained. Television was small. Bed comfortable. Wall paint in room had some chips, again lack of maintenance. Bathroom door was scratched. Dining room service at breakfast was very slow. Waiter brought coffee but no milk, bread but no butter, these things should not happen in a hotel that claims to be 4 star. Area of hotel is great. That is the hotel's greatest asset.
Hotel is nice, but was expecting more.
We stayed here a few months ago and got a room with a view of cement wall. It literally felt like we were in prison when we walked out on the balcony! Front desk said they were sold out and there was nothing they could do. Room and bathroom were dated and not very well kept.
This place is obviously not being maintained as evidenced by the dirty jacuzzi on the balcony and the overall impression of neglect. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere in the Grove, such as Grove Isle or the Ritz.
Okay stay in the Grove
Hotel was nice, but room was so-so. Jacuzzi didn't function properly - all the water leaked out and it started to spray us with cold water. A great way to spend a romantic evening. Left-over vomit on the walls in the bathroom from previous guests which had not been cleaned... Staff was not all friendly. When we complained, we were not compensated appropriately for our troubles. Room Service VERY overpriced. Very disappointing. Bed was comfy, though, and the room stayed dark into the morning while we were sleeping. I would return, only if we knew for sure the jacuzzi worked properly - since that is the only reason we stayed here in the first place. Great location. Great food and shops - all within walking distance of hotel.
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