Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sds10 Overpriced, only good if you need to be close to UM
The staff are great at the Holiday Inn, but overall I wouldn't recommend the hotel for the price. You can find a nicer hotel in Coconut Grove for a cheaper price and in a better location. There is nothing in the area except the University of Miami, so unless you need to be near by then I would definitely recommend somewhere else . Sunset Place is 15 - 20 mins walk away though which was nice. The room was clean and tidy, but there was a loud and disturbing humming/buzzing noise that wouldn't stop and the floor vibrated as well... I think it was the airconditioner next door. The pillows were all the same (even though some were labelled firm and soft) and were all very uncomfortable. The fitness centre wasn't great, many of the machines were old and rusting and some didn't even work. The pool area was nice and the buffet breakfast (only $12 each) was also nice. The wifi was relatively fast and free which was also good.
April 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by futbol327 Poor Service at front desk
My check in was very pleasing, after that it went downhill. I got to my room and tried to connect to the internet, I was given room 301 which was the farthest room away from the lobby.
The internet signal was sooooo weak that it did not show up in my computer, ipad or ipod. I called the front desk five times and no one answered to the point where I had to go to the front desk to request a stronger signal.
I was told they would take care of it but nothing was done. Do not accept room 101, 201, 301 and so on!!
March 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Laura61 nice location and facility
The location was great for a visit to UMiami. Rooms were clean, beds comfortable. The pool area was very nice and the small, but functional exercise room had windows overlooking it. Downside perhaps, the doors to the room were not very good at keeping out sounds, and having a loud party go through the hall late at night was as if there was no door. Unfortunate, because it was otherwise a very nice property.
March 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bpar1016 Love staying here
I stay here every year in March when I come to the Sony Open.
The rooms are a good size, the restaurant has a great breakfast, and the staff wants to make sure you have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. It is by far the most reasonable hotel I have found in the area.
March 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by unpleasant1 Uncomfortable Stay
We had an uncomfortable stay here. The rooms were dirty, housekeeping was slow, and the price was way too high. Although it was under renovation, they could have at least kept the main lobby looking nice. The hotel staff did not appear to be knowledgeable and when asking questions they all seemed to have different answers.
March 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bobbie01 Registration service was not as good as I expected from Holiday Inn
The person at registration would not give me tax exemption on my stay because I did not have a business card. I am a part time consultant and have stayed at Holiday Inns around the state and was never asked for proof of employment when I came with a tax exempt letter.
Fortunate the tax exempt group I do training for sent an e-mail the second day of my stay confirming employment.
I was told all Holiday Inns require proof. I do not have a business card as a part time employee.
March 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Poka Comfortable, clean and nice
Loved the bed and pillows, roomy and clean. The hotel was going under renovation and as a guest you didn't even no it. No noise or dust. There is a large mini fridge which is always helpful in the summer in Miami. Courteous staff. Close to UM and shopping at South Beach. Breakfast at Bagel Emporium next door was an additional treat.
March 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JerCurtis great location and thats all
This overpriced room was one of the worst values I have had in many years. I am a Ambassador Platinum member for IC and needed a hotel near U of Miami. This was the closest propery and seemed perfect.
My over priced room had an odor and was in general disrepair. The balcony really smelled and had several holes in its walls. The bathroom door was rusty and the bathroom itself old and outdated.
Carpet poor condition and cheap quality.
Breakfast buffet terrible and overpriced.
Location for U of Miami basketball was excellent.
March 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mdbonn Comfortable rooms
This hotel was very comfortable to stay in, my only concern is that while my room was on the first floor and street side I was unable to close any type of privacy drapery to feel more secure. If I had been on an upper floor, this wouldn't have been an issue.
February 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nappohead No Free Breakfast was just the start
I have the responsibly to book all the Hotel stays for our staff,they use my credit card to pay for the room. I took advantage of the Priority Club Card at the advise of our local Holiday Inn Managers when they first offered this program.
Thank God! when I booked the wife of one of our top Managers at this Holiday Inn I told her not to worry the breakfast is included and your just minutes from your location.
Little did I know that when the Holiday Inn is found under the Holiday Inn Express listing it might not be a Holiday Inn Express and when the hotel has a restaurant you do not get a free breakfast. My Priority Club gold status helped me get my staff the free breakfast they should have had. I was given this by the manager, but for some reason they were told every morning when they got the pass for food we don't normally do this but, we will do this for you. They were not offering something they were not already getting it seemed like they wanted my staff to make a big deal about it, and they we getting it already.
The University will not let you go through the campus so even though the Mapquest gave this location just minutes away from the school they were attending they were stuck in traffic for an hour every day. Not the hotels fault at all this is just an FYI.
Other than the fact that no one spoke English, the stay seemed to be fine for them as I would have changed the reservation if needed and they chose to stay.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Catalina26 Excellent customer service and comfortable stay
My co-worker and I had a wonderful week-end at this hotel. The staff was very amenable and helpful. Our room was very nice, with a balcony because we requested "fresh air" and the beds were extremely comfortable.
My only request would be that they served food all day, or at least for lunch at the hotel cafe. My room mate said the buffet breakfast was excellent, but I do not eat very much before noon. The local restaurants were not desirable, although it is convenient to walk to a strip mall with a CVS and a TGIF if desperate and without a car. I would also have enjoyed the pool to be heated.
Overall, the congenial staff and accommodations, as well as the convenient location to U. of Miami made this visit worthwhile and enjoyable.
February 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AlexRDN Great staff & very convinient location
My family and I had a great experience in Miami and the Holiday Inn Coral Gables was definetely an important part of it. We usually stay in Orlando, but this time we decided to stay for 14 days in Miami and had the opportunity of visiting several turist attractions. We were all very happy with this trip and for sure the care and attention that the staff of this hotel offered us had a significant importance. Members from the main desk, dinning hall and cleaning were always very friendly and willingly to make our stay as pleasant as possible. At the end of our stay, we ordered several items from e-bay and the staff at the reception was always letting us know the very minute we entered the lobby that we had a new box. They were all very dedicated and focused on doing their best to help us. We, for this reason, congratulate the Holiday Inn Coral Gables Staff.
February 7, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by amriv need improvements
the bath tubs are sloped and very very slippery. I had to hold on for dear life during my showers. the air conditioning is pretty lousy - loud unit and could not set the temperature to a comfortabe setting, I had ot beg to allow this property to provide a microwav and fridge in the room. the carpet was dirty and in very poor condition, toilet did not flush well. I will not stay here on my return to miami, which is farly often. need improvements at this property!
February 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marilee Compare to an economy motel
Very disappointed. Dark depressing room,dirty balcony with no chairs to sit outside, no luggage rack, floor lamp not plugged in because there was no plug close to it, only coffee - no tea, elevator floors needed repair, both outer and inner need maintenance and upkeep.
February 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Oceantrailer Falling apart and needs updating!!
I have stayed at this Holiday Inn for twenty years and will not stay at this location again. The room was decrepit and aged. The phone did not work, one of the lamps was broken, there were blood smears on the bathroom wall. The hallway carpets were stained and the walls/outer doors chipped beyond belief. It seems as if they are trying to make improvements - new bedcovers and lighting sconces, but the rest of the room was so outdated and aged that I think the whole place just needs to be demo'd and start from the ground up.
The staff were very pleasant, but couldn't help the sorry shape of the hotel.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PoolBuilder Great Service, Clean and Good Location
When calling the front desk, needing the directions; the staff there was very helpful from the start, and when I arrived tired and ready for my reserved room they were very efficient and professional in every way. The room was easy to find, very clean and comfortable beds.
The ice machine was located in the hall and swimming pool was easy access.
The location to everything in the Cape Coral area of the hotel was also a plus for doing business near the University of Miami.
Liked the stay so much, when I returned a couple of weeks later I booked my stay here again, knowing that it would be a nice quiet, clean, respectful and safe place to stay made my business trip there very comfortable.
Thank you and if I'm in the area again for business or pleasure there is no question I would not hesitate to stay here again.
January 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lolmom Room spacious and comfortable
I enjoyed my stay and was able to relax by the pool.
Room was spacious and clean but the carpet looks very "old and dirty".
January 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NelMel Peaceful
Peaceful place for businessperson to relax after a hard day of work and travel.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MBBrasil more then a hotel
The Holliday Inn - University of Miami offers an excellent location, confort, and a very warm, well trainned and caring team ! I will certainly stay there again and highly recomend it for those who prefer the South part of Miami, as opposed to the busy beach area.
November 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JimNY Decent Stay but some issues
On the positive side: the bed was very confortable; there were choices of pillows (firm & soft); it was quiet; parking was easy and free; breakfast was good and reasonably priced; and the location was good. Staff were friendly. On the negative side: housekeeping was spotty (bed made but pillows just left in a pile; room trash not emptied every day); bathroom needs a thorough cleaning; room key stopped working on last day and front desk staff indicated we were at fault; and overpriced on weekend (rate dropped by $45 on Sunday night). On balance, we would stay here again.
November 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Larry152 Our Favorite Stay in Miami
We stay at this hotel frequently as my brothers live in the area. It is convenient to Coconut Grove and Dadeland. The rooms and hallways have been renovated and the pool area is a tropical urban oasis. The only drawback is that breakfast service in the dining room is always slow. Otherwise, we love this place.
November 28, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SARC Hotel needs renovation badly
I am on business trip and stayed for 3 nights. The room is old and feels more like a lower level Holiday Inn Express than a Holiday Inn. Air cond is loud, old carpet, extremely slow internet speed (Called tech support twice but unable to resolve). Disappointed.
November 27, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Phillipsaw Overall Service
As a platinum member using the hotel, I am surprised the hotel don't even provide water in the room or breakfast which is the most basic that most hotels whether using points redemption or not would provide.
November 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Afterjobtravel Perfect for a stop-over
We arrived after a long flight and felt very comfortable. Room, service, staff and breakfast were super. Always again.
November 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JM1969 Hotel Stay
This hotel should have a complete remodel. The rooms are old smell, the bathroom door does not lock. the floor tiles are filthy. The hallway carpeting is beyond cleaning. I have stayed here before when I did a search I thought it may be the same one, but the pictures and details did not match from my memory so we booked it. Did I regret that but it was too late we needed to rest and we stayed there. Holiday hotels should not allow this hotel to use the logo it is a horrible dirty in much need of a make over and pretty expensive for what one gets.
October 30, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LoveTravlinFla Convenient and comfortable
Nice hotel in a good location. The welcome Mojito was nice too! Staff was extremely friendly, helpful, accommodating.
October 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nakita comfortable bed and good service
i had problems with reservations but one outstanding lady, customer service representative, certainly made things very satisfactory . the whole staff was very professional, and the hotel was a pleasure to stay at, even though the traffic is a nighmare in miami. this was my third stay for this hotel due to home coming for alumni at the U. NEVER DISAPPOINTED.
October 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jdbb4 Good hotel but bar prices outrageous
Stayed at the hotel for five days with business at U of Miami. Location to the U excellent. Staff, room and hotel were really good. Prices at bar were really high. Bartender service was very good. Enjoyed the stay, but went to a sports bar in Coral Gables after one night at hotel bar for world series/NFL/College fb. Prices at sports bar where about 1/2.
October 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by henry1 great
Thank you for all the great service. It is always a pleasure to stay with this hotel and the location is what we like. really close to the school.
October 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Island Courteousand helpful staff
I stayed at this hotel b/c it was conveniently located to a conference that I was attending. It is a small and intimate hotel. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and extremely helpful. The room was nice and spacious but the bathroom was a little on the small side -adequate for one, a bit too small to be shared with others. Plus the drainage in tub had to be fixed by maintenance.Walls are a little thin- so noise from TV in adjacent room was a little distracting but overall, a very comfortable stay.
October 18, 2012