Choose carefully at this price point. A review of Hampton Inn Miami Dadeland
This hotel is not easy to find and whilst it's location looks a little downmarket, the hotel itself is fairly new and in good condition generally.
Reception were efficient and our room was clean and tidy. Although the hotel is not in central Miami, the city is about 20 Minutes drive away and the metro rail station is a short five-minute walk. We found the metro rail to be convenient, efficient and cheap ($1.50) and I would highly recommend it for those who wish to have a look at the central downtown Miami area.
The breakfast is okay, a bit below what I would expect compared to Embassy Suites which is a similar price. The hotel is also within walking distance of the new Dadeland mall, which has a substantial number of shops including Macy's and J. C. Penney.
There is a free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.
Our stay was made less pleasant by the fact that our bathroom plumbing was faulty and started leaking during our stay, creating a pretty foul smell. We were moved pretty quickly when we reported the problem.
Housekeeping were miserable, neglecting to attend to our room properly on any night. When I went to see housekeeping to advise them that they had only half finished our room (beds unmade etc), the maid who spoke very little English was really rude, causing me to see the hotel duty manager in order to get our room serviced! Should this happen at a Hampton Inn?!?
These two unfortunate events spoiled what was otherwise an OK stay. However Hampton Inns have a 100% moneyback satisfaction guarantee, so I claimed back one of our four nights due to the issues.
Overall the hotel has some positive points, but I feel we could have found a better located hotel for the same money ($150/night) if we had the time.