Miami River Inn
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... where we were going to take the alligator tour on the Everglades, in the airboats. The Everglades are still Owned by a Native American tribe with their own laws and police and fire dept but still count as American citizens. We got into the boat and After the slow start in the canal then they go at top speed and swish from side to side I swear the boat was about to topple over! We saw loads of crocodiles , baby and mumma ones too ! And birds but I was too scared to take my ...
... the instructor (Joe) was a Miami local who invited all of us to his flat that evening which had a shared pool overlooking the Miami waterfront and city line. I already felt that I was in paradise, drinking a vodka drink in a jacuzzi looking at the pretty city lights that shone out over the water. Joe had caught a lion fish whilst diving earlier that day so showed us how he removed the fillets. We were amazed when we realised that blood was still pumping round ...
... we are back from this trip, I will make note that we plan to only take longer cruises from now on. Short cruises are ok but we would much prefer to be on a cruise at least 7 days - longer than that would even be preferred. It just seems that it takes around a week to get really settled. This is the reason I preferred the 14 day Panama Cruise the most out of all the cruises that we have gone on so far.
... They gave us a tour of their hospital facilities then took us out the back to the recuperation pools which used to be the swimming pool of the neighbouring hotel :-) Some of the patients have been damaged by run ins with boats. Some have been affected by pollution; either ingesting indigestible objects or poisoned by toxic substances and many have a disease called Fibropapilloma virus which causes warts to grow all over their bodies especially round the eyes and mouth and ...
... long time for our luggage and then getting to our rental car. (The Miami airport was designed with the rental car facility miles away from the main terminal. Normally, you get there after what seems to be a mile of people movers and a monorail. Unfortunately, today the monorail was 'stuck' and we walked again, this time on our own, to a bus that eventually got us to Hertz.)
After stopping for lunch (Cuban sandwich and a cerveza) at the ...
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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
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!!!
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.
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.