Miami Beach Resort and Spa
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We arrived in Miami at about 6pm this evening. When we finally got our bags we caught a taxi to our hotel- Miami beach resort and spa. The drive was quiet beautiful from what we could see, as it was fairly dark! The streets were lined with palm trees that were wrapped in fairy lights. The beach is on one side of the road and a lake on the other, so …
Not much to report today, just flew to Miami. But I had to get up before 5 am and I forgot how much I don't like getting up that early. It made me very sleepy all day. At least I had my new laptop with me and could watch DVD’s on the planes, although even then I had to take a few breaks to rest my eyes for a while. Not actually sleep, I can …
Aujourd'hui départ plus matinal : en bons feignants nous avons décidé d'aller faire un tour dans les Everglades avec un tour operator. Juste se laisser conduire, de temps en temps ça fait du bien...
Bien sûr ça implique de suivre le groupe comme un bon petit soldat, mais de toute façon au vu du côté hyper touristique de l'endroit, on n'aurait …
Départ tardif de l'hotel ce matin : d'aucun voulait profiter de la piscine. Mais les vacances sont aussi faites pour ça.
Nous empruntons donc l'Overseas Highway en sens inverse et prenons notre temps pour profiter du paysage.
Une petite halte sur Big Pine Key nous aura permis d'appercevoir le fameux cerf des Keys - enfin un individu, …
Miami Beach is a very cool place. We had a great hotel at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa. It was right on the beach although we did not really spend too much time in the ocean as it had a great pool and bar beachside. The shopping in Miami is absolutely awesome too. Yes I did manage to get the gorse out of my pocket for once and we all had a bit of a …
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my husband and i stayed at the wyndham hotel4/25/03-4/27/03 when we arrived and checked intoour room the floor was still dirty and food was left in the room it appeared to be in the process of being cleaned . we went down stair advised the clerk of the problem she said fine i will give you guys another room at no additional charge..the room we originally had was a king room ...she gave us a junior suite for no extra price ...when we got in the room the refrigator had a mini bar in it we were notadvised of any additional fees if we used the bar ...when check out time came there was a fee for112.00 dllrs for the mini bar my husband and i were totally blowed ..we explained to the check out clerk that we were not aware of this additional fee for useing the bar we assumed the bar was included with the room once again the clerk adjusted the bill i signed my credit card receipt andwe were on our way home ...three day later i check my bank statement we had a charge on our acct from the hotel 236.00..when we call the hotel we was inform that the mini bar fees were charged to our acct ..my husband spoke to several people at the hotel and explained the whole situation and they would not remove the charges. this along with staff member being rude also several crazy fees made my stay at the wyndham my first and last time at this hotel .....
The hotel is okay.... It is on the beach and has a pool but there is absolutely nothing around it. To get anything to eat or drink you really need to leave the hotel and go to South Beach. The hidden fee's are completely ridiculous and the food prices etc were really high. I would not stay here again and would pay more to stay in South Beach area.
I just returned from a very nice week-long stay at this hotel. Despite some reviews, this grand hotel/ resort is amazing. The rooms are beautiful- they were very large, nicely designed, and all rooms have gigantic windows overlooking beautiful beachside views. The exclusive location on what I learned was called "Millionaire's Row" can't be beat! Highly advise you to stay here.
Stayed at the Wyndham last week for 2 nights. The hotel itself is ok, the lobby area is pleasant if a bit dated and the rooms are large and airy. We had a partial sea-view on one of the higher floors. The room was fine for 3 adults, with the added benefit of a huge walk-in closet. The pool area is a bit barren and could do with some vegetation to make it more appealing, however the stretch of beach outside the hotel is nice and away from the crowds of South Beach. The only issue I had was the valet parking - $18 a day plus tips. It wouldn't be so bad if you could park your own car & come and go as you please, but we were put off using the car much after one of the valets said "going out again?" sarcastically when we had come back to shower before heading out again. Next time in Miami I'll pick somewhere more accessible (ie where there is some life in the neighbourhood)
Very pleasant stay
Prior to our trip we were a bit nervous given some of the poorer reviews on this website. However, we had a wonderful trip. Room was clean,bright, and comfortable. The pool was warm and well-tended. The beach was clean and beautiful. Some of the chairs, and other pool/beach furnishings were a bit worn, but still clean. Service was for the most part friendly. You do have to bus/cab to local restaurants and other attractions, but it's worth it for the comfort and quiet you get at the hotel and surrounds. I also agree that it's not worth spending over $120-ish for the room. Do go if you get a good deal though!
Just got back from one of several stays at the Wyndham Miami Beach Resort (former Doral Ocean Beach Resort). I have been at this reosrt at least 6 times, and each stay gets better. The entire facility was just renovated, and thanks to the refurbishment, it is truly as splendid as it was when it was "Hotel of the Decade" in the 60's.
Only if you get a great price <$100
2nd rate resort, but great if you pay only $90 like we did. Very nice heated pool. Average service and facilities. Rooms have nice view of ocean or bay.
I got this hotel from hotwire.com for $70 per night, which is why this room was so-so. To people who are thinking of staying at this room for the full price...don't. If i paid for this room full price, this hotel would definitely get negative ratings.
Terrible Hotel - STAY AWAY
This place was rotten. Plain rotten. Loud, small rooms, bad service, hidden extra charges everywhere, lousy beach with fighting staff running over guests with their jet skis, ICE cold pool, slow elevators, expensive on site valet, no self park, rude treatment from management staff, there are hundreds of better places near by - that are actually cheaper once you find out about all of the extras - deceptive and sneaky!
While the exterior of the building is not impressive compared to many of the luxury hotels nearby, the interior of the hotel more than makes up for it.
Interior - clean, 'new', comfy furniture, quiet rooms. Only drawback is the small bathroom.
You'll need a rental car if you do not want to pay an arm and a leg for food - Minimum price for a meal is $12-$15/person, and that adds up quickly. There is little in terms of restaurants or shopping withing walking distance, but south beach and shopping are only a short drive away.