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“Orange Bowl Visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stadium Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Miami Gardens
Summerville, South Carolina
1 review
“Orange Bowl Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

A friend and myself booked two rooms for two nights for the Orange Bowl at SunLife Stadium. El Palacio was a perfect location for the game. The rooms were very nice and we enjoyed our great view of the race track. The sports bar was a good spot to go before and after the game.

The staff was particularly friendly and helpful to us. They were able to refer great things for us to take in while we were in the Miami area. Joanie was the manager who helped us from check-in to check-out, she was extremely nice and helped make our stay a memorable one.

Room Tip: Definitely request a corner room with a track view
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim B
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My stay at this resort was great. Everyone was nice and made sure my stay was welcomed. I will deffinatly return.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Irmo, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Yes, the hotel is not new but was perfect for our needs. Every staff person we dealt with was helpful and courteous. The bartender in the sports bar was very nice and helpful with tips and directions. Our corner room with a balcony had a great view and was quiet. It was very nice to have the hotel decorated for our football game and that certainly added to a nice stay. It is an older place and not going to be a five star hotel but you can't beat the location for the stadium and shuttle service. Would stay there again and just hope our team would also show up to play if we get to go back!

Room Tip: Corner room king on upper floors with balcony view of race track
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tigergirluscmom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

My husband had been staying at this hotel back when it use to be the holiday inn and changed over to the palacio. We hadn't had a problem till the last time we stayed there and our suv was vandalized, they took our digital camera out of the glove compartment, the indash touch screen i had just bought for my husband for valentines day and my brand new shoes I had just purchased on a shopping trip. The whole situation was unbelieveable because they are suppose to have on site police and 3 cameras pointing directly at our suv but they couldn't see anything because of the glare from the lights. We were so upset and felt violated and the staff acted like they could care less. We definitely are never staying here again and would NOT recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Great Bend, Kansas
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

We traveled for a college football game that was at SunLife Stadium. This hotel was very close to the event and provided us with easy access. Could have been within walking distance but we drove as we had a parking pass. The hotel staff was friendly, but the rooms were out dated. The bed were the most uncomfortable that I've slept in since college 20 years ago. The best part of the place was Chris and staff in the bar/grill on the top floor. They were very nice and provided excellent service. Thanks Chris.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike M
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Philadelphia, PA
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

We stayed at this hotel for a game and it was perfect for what we needed. We checked in on Saturday and left on Monday. Reading some earlier reviews, I thought it would be loud and noisy...and raucous, especially given that it was Eagles fans in town. It was not that way at all. The staff was very friendly. The rooms were fine and we enjoyed a few meals and games at the sports bar on the 9th floor. Our waiter there, wish I could remember his name, was super friendly and helpful. If you are going to Dolphins stadium (Sun Life stadium for now), this is a great spot to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank amos4uk
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

This hotel has progessively gotten worst since our first stay in 2009, the first time was ok, our first stay in Miami and because of the location we thought ok, close the Dolphins stadium.
So, in 2010 we stay @ this hotel and things were not as good as the first time , we are barely in the room because we have family there and we are enjoying the city our second visit. But, come the third time we see the real, we spent Thanksgiving with the family, and this time rooms are not cleaned, linen looks like it has been used to clean and then washed by housekeeping to use for the guests, the beds are uncomfortable, linen is not properly on the bed. You have to go to the front desk for linene and toliet paper, loud noises/kids playing in the hallways all time of night as well as the strong smell of weed in the hallways, the kicker and what sealed this deal was items came up missing out of our room, and I informed the supervisior of hosekeeping, she took an incident report and said thais has never happen and I need to to talk to my boss to see how to handle this, maybe I should report it to the on site police, (yeah they have an on site police station) but she would let me know, but guess what she never got back to me, so our room was paid in full and I DO NOT RECCOMMENDED THIS HOTEL TO ANYONE, the pictures are deceiving and their customers service has gotten worst, the (2) young man are the best they have on staff. Go to another hotel, yeah it's near the stadium and the race track....HORRIBLE HOTEL.

Room Tip: Go to another hotel
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gwendolyn G
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Additional Information about Stadium Hotel

Property: Stadium Hotel
Address: 21485 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056-1162 (Formerly El Palacio Sports Hotel)
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Gardens
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Miami Gardens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stadium Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 217
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stadium Hotel is The Very Best Among Miami Budget Hotels Stadium Hotel is the closest Hotel To Calder Casino & Race Course and Sun Life Stadium in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida. Our Miami Gardens hotel is a mile from Sun Life Stadium, which hosts sporting, music and entertainment events all year long. From your room you can look right down onto the Calder Casino & Race Course. If you're searching for Miami hotel accommodations that are as close as possible to the sports you like, look no further. Stadium Hotel is the only name you need to know. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
El Palacio Sports Hotel Miami Gardens
El Palacio Sports Hotel And Conference Center
El Palacio Sports Miami
El Palacio Hotel
Hotel El Palacio Sports

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