Stayed for 3 nights in November 2011.
After staying at the Riu palace in Aruba we knew from the reviews this wouldn't be of the same standard, we were pleasantly surprised by the hotel and didn't find many negative points compared to some reviews.
The valet parking at the hotel may seem expensive, but its what you pay in Miami, The staff were very helpful.
Our check in went smoothly and found the receptionist very helpful, advising us if there was anything we needed during our stay, to ask her. The bell man took our bags to our room for us promptly too.
We read reviews before travelling of the lobby being run down and dated, RIU have their own decor and this was no different to any other of the chain. I didn't think it was bad at all.
The breakfast had a good selection and being fussy always found something I liked.
It is good to have the beach so close and we made use of this every day rather than the pool.
Having the towels provided even though is just a B&B hotel is good too.
The hotel is a little out the way, it is along Miami beach which is just hotels but a 15 minute walk or 2 minute taxi ride would take you to the heart of South beach (Art Deco District) The taxis cost about $8 each way, give the them $10 and they will expect to keep the $2 change.
Overall this was a pleasant stay and great value for money for a short stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Riu Plaza Miami Beach reopens after a refurbishment that has converted the facilities of the former Hotel Riu Florida Beach, renovating them completely in order to offer the best services for those travelling for business or for pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Florida Beach Hotel Miami Beach
- Riu Florida Beach Miami
- Riu Miami
- Hotel Riu Plaza Miami Beach Florida