COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

Room with a city view in Miami?

Old Jul 15th, 2006, 04:18 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 30
Room with a city view in Miami?

We are planning on staying in Miami over the Thanksgiving holiday and need a hotel recommendation. We are stopping in Miami more for the large city experience than the beach and I was wondering if there are any hotels with views of the city? We are a family of 5 and would prefer to keep costs under $200 a night and prefer not to be in South Beach but somewhere quieter.
judyz is offline  
Old Jul 15th, 2006, 05:38 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 360
Check out the Hyatt in Coral Gables. Were you also looking at the Mutiny? What made you decide to not go there?
keymom is offline  
Old Jul 15th, 2006, 05:45 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,715
Most tourists go to Miami at least partyly for the beaches and stay on Miami Beach (but not necessarily in South Beach). Downtown Miami (vs. Miami beach) has lots of hotels, but they tend to be more business oriented or for those leaving on a cruise out of the port.

What do you plan to do while there? Do you plan on renting a car? That will affect the location you pick.

I agree that Coral Gables is a good location option if you're not interested in beach.
mclaurie is offline  
Old Jul 15th, 2006, 06:17 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 30
I was very interested in the Mutiny Hotel but the rooms for 5 people were expensive.

We would like to walk through Little Havana, tour Vizcaya, some beach would be great. We are coming to Miami from the Keys so we will have already had several days of water fun.

We will have a rental car. We are from a more rural area outside a small town so the kids enjoy touring a large city. (My daughters love NYC) We have stayed in downtown Philadelphia, PA and know that a city at night can be beautiful.
judyz is offline  
Old Jul 16th, 2006, 06:00 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 360
Look at the David William Hotel in Coral Gables. I think (but am not certain) that it has a relationship with the Biltmore Hotel (which has something like the largest pool in a hotel in the US). I would call the hotel give that you need to sleep 5. Coral Gables would be a great location for what you are planning.
keymom is offline  
Old Jul 16th, 2006, 06:00 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 360
Where did you decide to stay in the Keys?
keymom is offline  
Old Jul 17th, 2006, 11:44 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 30
We have a 2 bedroom cottage at Conch Key Cottages in Marathon. It satisfied my desire for quiet and restful and gave us plenty of room since we will be there for 5 nights. Any suggestions about renting a small sailboat so my 17 yo daughter can learn? Any restaurant suggestions? Thanks
judyz is offline  
Old Jul 17th, 2006, 11:47 AM
  #8  
GoTravel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Try the Intercontinental or Hyatt on priceline (of course get two rooms) for Miami city views.

I love the Doubletree Coconut Grove. Ask for a room on a high floor and you'll have a view.

The Sonesta Key Biscayne should have views but it is on the beach.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Shar
United States
6
Jan 26th, 2018 10:15 AM
jlee
United States
6
Aug 13th, 2016 01:11 AM
Sabrina
United States
7
Feb 6th, 2007 08:35 AM
wileywiley
United States
6
Mar 20th, 2006 07:29 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO