Thursday, August 2, 2012

Intercontinental Hotel in Miami: Room Review

A week ago, hubby and I went to Miami for a day. I had an appointment located in the heart of busy buzzing Miami. Being unfamiliar in the area, I should say that the public parking in the city is terrible and valet parking is expensive. It got me confused for a second when most people (acquaintance) speak Spanish than English. We decided to just stay in the hotel across my appointment venue just to avoid the traffic the next day. Online, the hotel rate starts at $139 and that's what we have. It was an expensive rate compared to other cities that we have been to but, the location is excellent so; it was alright for me.Our room was on the 24th floor and when I step out from the elevator, I noticed a strong smell of that level which is not pleasant compared to the other floors below. I was thinking, we got what we paid for so; that floor must be the cheapest in the hotel. Who knows? The room is not impressive but, just alright. The beds are queen size, has an office nook, and I noticed right away the wrinkled bedsheets, not a good sight (thinking about the rate). Our room has the city view and it was perfect. The bay window was great especially at night. I was actually hoping for an ocean/water view but, it didn't matter. I was tired from our 4 hour road trip so; I check if they have a complimentary water. NONE but, they have complimentary coffee.I love the curtains of this room because they run with a remote control. This hotel has a WiFi but, guests have to pay for it to get the access. It's not a complimentary which is a big disappointment. I need to finish my work online and the cheapest rate per day is $11 per computer so; I sign up for it. Our bill for one night totalled 206 including the valet parking and tax. Whoaaa! I can get a suit room for that amount in Beau Rivage Hotel on a Mardi Gras season!

Overall, this specific room was alright but, I think it was not occupied for days, it smells damp. The complimentary coffee container is dusty and carpet needs air freshener. I don't want to blame the custodial because I know they really work hard. Maybe, they just lack the manpower for them to overlook some delicate details.

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