Miami International Airport Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMiami International Airport Hotel
Convenient as it is part of the terminal, it has the essentials. One does not go there to be inspired.
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Perfect place to wait for you next flight! Right in the airport, conveniently next to the food court and a bunch of shops. Also next to the elevators and the cruise ship starting points. Great restaurant on top with a great view, full bar and good service. Rooms are kindof tired and lots of people coming and going but good value for being right there. Full bar inthe lobby too.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Miami International Airport Hotel
WORST HOTEL EXPERIENCE EVER
I arranged a 1-night stay at the end of a business/vacation trip, because of an early return flight the next day. The pool/spa on the top floor was closed, cited reason was for hurricane repairs - but I can see from a subsequent review it's been closed over a year now! I checked in then went into the terminal to find where I needed to be the next morning. I then returned to my room, watched TV & turned in early. About 11 pm-midnight, noise began above me. It sounded like construction noise and kept getting louder and louder. At 2 am there was a huge crash above me. I called the desk and they said nobody was on the floor above me, and they would have security check it out. Shortly thereafter, the noise stopped. I had only 3 hours of sleep. Then when I got up and took a shower in the morning, the bathroom flooded despite my having the curtain inside the tub. I never could figure out why. When I went downstairs at about 6 am there were construction workers leaving the other end of my floor, which was cordoned off by plastic. When I complained about the noise upon checkout, they said there was no noise and there was no construction, and I must've been hearing something outside. The person walked away from me and went into the back, and that was that. I'd booked my stay through Travelocity and spent a couple of months going through their maze attempting to get a refund of my $130, before they finally said they couldn't help me and referred me to the hotel. By that time, I'd already tried going directly to the hotel and had gotten nowhere. (Just try to find out from Miami-Dade who even owns it!! No response.) This was the single worst stay I've ever had anywhere, and I concluded that I would've been more comfortable sleeping in a chair in the terminal. As with any major airport, there are quite a few hotels in the vicinity so absolutely do not stay here despite the lure of convenience.
MIA Hotel Worked For Me!
My flight into MIA was 3 hours late and it took 45 minutes get my luggage-I was not arriving at this hotel as a happy traveler. I had read reviews of this hotel AFTER I had already booked a night for a layover on my way to Aruba. I brought my spray can of Lysol and expected the worst. At the elegant-looking front desk area, I was checked in quickly. Although there was a sign outside the elevator when I got off at 6th floor that said, "6th Floor Closed for Renovations" I went down a long hall (no debris in sight) and found my room. I was surprised to find a pleasant room decorated in bright tropical prints. There was no smell at all. My only complaint was that I had requested a refrigerator, but because of my late arrival no one was available from housekeeping to deliver it. A waste basket and a bag of ice did the trick. The next morning, check out was quick and I walked down the concourse to my flight. I have traveled around the world and I would stay again at this hotel, especially given the convenience of its location.
Convenience at a price
Terrible conditions and service for an expensive price. The airport and the company that owns this hotel should be ashamed. As long as travelers continue to spend a ridiculous price to stay at this dump, the management will have no incentive to improve it. Unfortunately, convenience of an in-terminal hotel is big and therefore the airport should step up and force them to clean up and step up.
Grim but adequate
We flew to Miami and arrived at 12:01 AM on New Years Day. I had checked and found out that there would be no shuttles running. Fearing that we would have trouble finding a cab we booked a room at the Miami Airport Hotel. We were leaving on a cruise the next day and figured it wouldn't be too bad for one night
It was very convenient collecting our bags and then walking up to the hotel. Check in was easy and we paid $107.00 per night.
Our room was on the 7th floor. The room was very small and smelled moldy. On the plus side it was clean. The shower and bathroom were worn but clean. The bed had clean sheets and the mattress was comfortable. The decor was very dated.
The hotel was suprisingly quiet and even the planes the next morning did not wake us.
It appeared like other sections of the hotel were being renovated. This certainly is not a hotel to use for an extended vacation. However, for our needs it was very convenient and adequate.
Bad ,Bad Hotel
This Hotel should be close . The roon are smelly in so bad shape that it can be call 4 stars,I will give it maybe 1 star.
overall I would say this is problaby the worst hotel I ever stayed.
!!! DO NOT STAY HERE !!
What can I say - whatever you do, do not stay here! This is definately the worst hotel I have ever stayed at! The hotel was indeed under renovation (which we were NOT advised of from the agency when booking or prior to arrival) and therefore the pool/spa/gym was closed. Despite the renovations (which the hotel is in bad need of) it was dirty and smelly! We payed a high price for this hotel, moreso than the lovely 4* hotels we had just come from and were appalled by the condition of this hotel. There was garbage (old crisp bags, cups, cigarette butts, dirt) on EVERY level on the lobbies and despite telling the dront desk, it was all still there the next day! The restaurant looked grubby and therefore we refused to eat there. The room smelt like a males lavatory and the was VERY dated, cramped and dingly. The sheets appeared clean but a little stained and the curtains hanging off the hooks. The bath tub was all cracked and therefore we refused to bathe in it, washing at the sink! I requested a room change and got 2 other rooms but they were just as bad, if not worse. The airport still advertises this hotel on billboards as being luxurious and not under renovation (see photo 1) but it certianly is not what you get (see other pics!) I WOULD NEVER RETURN TO THIS HOTEL - I am sure it will be better when renovations are complete but attitudes to cleanliness on lobbies/restaurant has put me off!
Exorbitant Price for the out of luck traveler
I stayed at the Miami International Airport hotel on a Saturday night in late November 2004 because I missed my flight, the last one back to Boston, due to an extremely long wait at immigration. It was NASCAR race weekend and it appeared this was the only hotel near the airport that had rooms available (even those at Miami Beach were fully booked). While most 3-4 star hotels in the vicinity charged $40-80 per night, they wanted $120 and didn't even offer discounts for distressed travelers or AAA members.
The rooms were OK, although sound proofing could be better. Windows were sealed and looked out to a wall. Bathroom was typical, but the ammenities (shampoo/soap) could be better, considering I was paying $120 per night. There were 3 restaurants that were just an elevator ride away, including a Italian restaurant, and the Japanese one just outside of the hotel check-in.
The only redeeming thing about the hotel was its location, right in the international terminal, less than one minute walk to American Airlines, which I was flying, so I could check-out and be at the AA counter within a minute (without even needing a shuttle to the terminal). I stayed here because the only other option was to sleep on the noisy/dirtier terminal floor. For the $120 price of a room, this hotel is way over-priced. In future, I will ensure I allow sufficient time between international flights next tiem I transit in miami so I won't be caought in this situation again.
Like to be scared to death at 2 am?
I wish we had checked tripadvisor before making reservations for this hotel. After a stressful family vacation we chose to spend one night here to try to reduce the stress of making the rest of our flight home. Upon landing in Miami at 6 pm, I received news of a death in the family, had to make new flight arrangements to attend the funeral and of course had new stress to deal with. There were no children's channels to entertain our small children while we made calls, but there are half a dozen with flight info on them. We were all looking forward to getting what rest we could. A few hours after finally falling alseep, the Evacuation Alarm went off, sending nearly everyone in the hotel into the hallways looking for a way out. The front desk said it was a false alarm and security said go back to sleep! It went off a second time about an hour later. Needless to say, we didn't get much sleep or receive any type of compensation for the disruption, not even an apology!! I would welcome management response to this experience.
Do not stay here if you have any choice. The rooms are dingy and very old. The walls are paper thin. There is a stale cigarette smell throughout the hotel. The lounge beverages are really overpriced. I did not feel safe in this hotel. At 3am someone pulled the fire alarm, and we were forced to stand out on the outdoor airport arrivals area while the staff sauntered around trying to figure out what the alarm was for.
Although an unfortunate event, it did not add to my overall opinion of this hotel.
Quality was M.I.A.
Unless the hotel has undergone MAJOR renovation, avoid it like the plague. There is only one reason to stay here: a 5 AM flight. At check-in, make sure that you have printed a copy of your confirmation WITH RATE or the front desk may try to double your rate. The decor is 20th century garage sale with peeling wallpaper accenting the torn bedding. If your lights work, then you'll be amazed at the patterns of the mildew growing on your tub and tile, facilitated by the heat since your A/C might be on the fritz again. One positive is the roof-top pool, spa, and sauna with his/her changing areas. The spa looked like it hadnt been cleaned since Ponce de Leon's last visit. The restaurant cuisine was just this side of prison food and room service would be timely to Rip Van Winkle. Better yet, sleep in the lounge chairs at the airport gate for the 5 AM flight: you'll save a ton, get just as good of night's sleep, and have access to better food.
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