Miami River Inn was a wonderful surprise. A review of Miami River Inn
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.