Great place to stay...shoppers paradise A review of DoubleTree by Hilton & Miami Airport Convention Center
Just stayed at the Sheraton Miami Mart hotel (10/8-10/10/05) which is conveniently located near the airport and freeway but well away from any noise. To access downtown Miami and other points, it is only about a 10-15 minute drive. The hotel has a small but nice pool, fabulous Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner buffets. Service was fantastic and apparently you just dial 0 for any complaints. Airport shuttle to/from airport apprx every 15 minutes after 0530 and every 1/2 hour at off peak times or by request. Rooms were huge, spotless and beautifully decorated. Amenities included were iron/ironing board/hairdryer. The best part is that the hotel is located next to a wholesale-type shopping mall, a true shoppers paradise and appears to be within the wholesale district. Sadly, I arrived late Saturday and left very early Monday so I did not get to enjoy all the tremendous shopping the mall seemed to offer at deep discount prices. (Closed Sunday.) As I travel more often, I am finding the greatest places to stay are these 'business' hotels, away from crowds, larger rooms and more amenities than then the touristy hotels which offer much less at higher prices due to their locale.