Another trip to Miami and another hotel review of a hotel I never stayed in before. It’s summer time and off-season in Miami. That’s why also hotel prices drop down quite low and I got a chance to stay at the Hyatt Regency for a cheap rate booked directly on Hyatt’s website for a standard room (~$140 USD). I drove up with my car to the hotel and got greeted by a bellman. I went inside to check-in. I used the priority lane for top tier members with Hyatt Gold Passport but I was the next one in line either way.
The front desk agent was super friendly and check-in went quick and easy. They even had a big surprise in their portfolio for me. I got upgraded to the Miami Suite. I thankfully accepted that and went to get my bags from my car. He wrote down my information and gave me my parking ticket to pick up my car from valet parking. I grabbed my bags and headed to my room. There are 5 elevators and I didn’t have to wait long to get up to the 16th floor to my suite.
The Miami Suite
The first thing I recognized after entering the suite, room number 1602, was the long wall out of floor-to-ceiling windows. Unfortunately, I only had a great view of the neighboring buildings and a small view of the harbor/bay along the street going down between the buildings. Miami is growing so fast. what is today a skyscraper is a tiny building tomorrow. The suite was very spacious and had a separate work area on the one side of the room and a King-Bed on the other with a 32″ flat screen TV. Next to the bed was a small closet which also had a safe inside.
The bathroom was big enough and the shower tub and toilet were on the end of the room and partly separated from the washbasin.
Overall the suite was really great and gave me a “welcome home” feeling. For me the furniture was a bit outdated, especially the couch and armchair. My suite was facing to the east right along SE 2nd Ave. It can get sometimes noise here when they open the nearby drawbridge. People just start honking the horn and hope that somebody will move. Where to if the bridge is open? Oh, I could write a whole book how stupid and ignorant the people in Miami are if it comes to driving. The worst thing, police doesn’t even care if traffic rules get broken constantly. But anyway that’s not the topic of this post.