Miami River Inn

Address: 118 S.W. South River Dr., Miami, Florida, 33130, United States | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the West Miami area of Miami, is near Downtown Miami, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, and Miami Art Museum.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Miami River Inn

INteresting Hotel


This hotel is very hard to find, especially at night. I agree that the breakfast was not the impressive, but I really enjoyed staying there. The rooms are unique and nicely decorated.

I would certainly reccommend it if you are looking for something different.

Immaculate and clean but poor breakfast


Flew into miami - took us two hours to find the place with my hired cadillac - we are limeys and didn't understand the american traffic (still don't) the river inn was very welcoming - extreemly clean air con spot on - breakfast poor - just flakes and buns but quite right in that it is an oasis in a perhaps seemy part of town

Splendid gem


My wife and I started and ended a two week Florida touring vacation at the Miami River Inn. The inn occupies its own garden oasis, in a location which is ideal for those who seek to explore Miami. Characterful rooms and lots of hideaway places bring out the history and charm of the place. Management and staff are genuinely friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make a difference to their guests.

Whether you like a leisurely breakfast in the gardens, or a complimentary glass of wine in the evening, you will find this wee gem of a place connects you to new people and helps disconnect you from the frantic pace of modern life.

Awful- No Sleep Hotel


We only stayed at the Miami River Inn for one night.. thank God! Our flight arrived late so the person at the desk had to stay about 1/2 an hour past the time they were supposed to.. they acted pissed like we had inconvenicened them but they told us it was ok when we booked it. The Inn was nice looking and quaint, but it was in one hell of a bad neighborhood! the place was enclosed with a huge security fence tho and you had to have a key to get in and out.. kinda scary but i guess it was safe. The room was SOOO small! The bed said it was supposed to be a double but it was so small 2 could hardly fit in it! And the bed was hard and lumpy.. and flat pillows. The shower ran out of hot water in about 2 minutes and the floors in the room were filthy!! I walked across once with bare feet and my feet were black.. gross!! Then the tv in the room was soo small and had no remote so that was fun. Then you could hear some train or something ALL night and also traffic on the highway and car accidents and ambulances.. then oh my God.. a loud ass rooster from hell that NEVER shut up!!!! he howled ALL NIGHT and ALL morning! I got about 2 hours of sleep.. Oh and cab drivers at the airport are retarded.. it took ours 45 mins to find the hotel!! I wouldn't reccommend staying here to anybody! I did not like it all.. Not comfortable at all and expect to get no sleep!!!

Loved it


The Miami River Inn is a hidden gem. A bit difficult to find but worth it. There were four of us. We had two gorgeous twin rooms. Quality antiques and patchwork bedspreads.It's quiet and relaxing with super breakfasts. Helpful friendly staff. We spent four days there and then returned on spec after visiting the Everglades and Key West for our last night's stay. They made us really welcome and gave us our old rooms again.The only problem was the local Taxis, rather unreliable. Not the area to walk about in after dark. Good value for money. Would go there any time. Loved it

What a great place!


The Miami River Inn is an oasis in the middle of the metropolis. If you are looking for 1)a historic Victorian inn 2)a inexpensive and safe place to stay or 3)a suprising hideaway in the middle of Miami this is the place for you. Yes, it is a bit difficult to find but the search is worthwhile. Our room on the second floor of the main building (Flagler, I think) was beautiful; hardwood floors, antique dresser and raised bed and nicely decorated (although we aren't really into that). The bathroom was huge and the shower was great. Yes, the bed was a bit hard and the pillows a bit flat but the service was very friendly and helpful, the free breakfast was nice and the grounds were gorgeous. I would stay there again in a heartbeat and will reccomend this to others as a safe (the entire property is gated including the parking lot) and comfortable place to stay in Miami. Oh, also, it is easy to leave your car there and walk to public transportation so you don't have to drive in the city. We took the public free bus/train thing that rides on tracks above the city downtown to the Mardi Gras celebration and then caught a train to Coconut Grove to take in the nightlife there. All safe and sound.

Just charming


Rose's Readers, (Read Between the Wines) As a book club from Miami Lakes, we decided to coincide our choice of book for the month,

"A Land Remembered" by Patrick D. Smith, a historical novel about three generations of family and the development of Florida, with an overnight stay at the Historical Miami River Inn, a Bed and Breakfast, built between 1906-1910.

The Miami River Inn was quite charming. There are 4 houses, Flagler, Fisher, Tuttle and Brickell. All eight girls stayed in the Flagler house.

Each room was decorated differently. Most beds had quilts, antique chairs, tables made of pedal sewing machines, plates on the wall, all in all very quaint. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and the staff went overboard to make the visit special. The main room in the Fisher house was provided for the book club meeting, complete with fireplace, a huge table and a buffet for our drinks and snacks. The breakfast provided was more than adequate, complete with fresh fruit and homemade scones.

Overall it was a delightful experience.

Didnt know chicken coop across the street


This place was not like what is represented on the website... rustic would not begin to descibe accomadations. The rooms were not clean and the pool was dirty as well... I had a horrible stay, and was awakened by early morning roosters from across the street, and the view of I-95... then in the morning was provided a publix sack of bananas for breakfast... what a stay!

Miami River Inn was a wonderful surprise.


I stayed at the Miami River Inn in Little Havana in January, 2004. I was told this is the only bed and breakfast in Miami and I loved it. The Inn is on the national register and consists of several older houses clustered together and furnished in antiques. The location was central and a short walk across the Miami River brought me to downtown Miami, a few blocks away was Calle Ocho of Little Havana fame. I found Lilleys on Calle Ocho (there are two) and had a wonderful time buying Cuban Music CDs. One of the things I loved was that at the stores I entered, I was offered a cup of Coffee Cubano at each. It keeps you going! I'd love to come back during the festival on Calle Ocho when the music is going crazy.

Miami River Inn is clean, though I non-smoking building, you can smoke outside within the circle of the buildings, near the pool. The continental breakfast was adequate, though it didn't have much variety. I enjoyed talking to the people who work there and learned more about the area.

If you are looking for lots of nightlife, bars and restaurants, Miami River Inn is not for you, but if you want to see what Miami was like many years ago, and want a friendly environment, this is the place for you.



We were looking for an inexpensive weekend getaway and found this inn on-line. The inn looked quaint and welcoming on the website. We went with realistic expectations. The rates were very good and we were not expecting luxury. The property and rooms looked as though, at one time, they might have been quite quaint. The whole property seemed to be uncared for and the rooms needed attention. The bed squeeked badly and the appointments lacked crispness. The foliage was overgrown and the pool needed to be cleaned. The staff seemed disinterested and not very helpful-not the usual for inns and bed and breakfast establishments.

The breakfast was skimpy and disinteresting and the breakfast table was crawling with ants. Signage was very poor. All in all, you usually get what you pay for.

TripAdvisor Reviews Miami River Inn

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