During a recent convention weekend, Miami prices were driven up astronomically. My South Beach hotel tripled from a previous rate and mediocre properties were charging well in excess of $100. Given some of the reviews, I was hesitant to try the Miami Sun but couldn't resist the $60 rate. I found the accommodations to be acceptable and even stayed two nights. Don't expect much, but the bed was fine, the a/c worked well and it was fairly quiet. Wi-fi worked perfectly in my third floor room. The front desk staff was exceptionally friendly and went out of their way to give advice on attractions and transportation. When you arrive it does have the slight appearance of a transient hotel but once settled in, that impression went away. It is a darker, quieter area of downtown, but is easily accessible to restaurants, shops and on close to major public transit routes. The only huge complaint I have is that the shower was either scalding hot or cold, making for a challenging shower. If you are on a budget and other hotels are significantly pricier, I would recommend the Miami Sun for a very basic choice.
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I stayed at the Miami Sun Hotel with 3 other friends when we came down to Miami for Ultra Music Festival. This hotel was PERFECT for us!!!! It was BY FAR the cheapest room you will ever find in downtown Miami, and it was only 2 blocks away from Bicentenial Park (the Ultra Venue). This was perfect, becasue you will not be able to find a cab anytime around the open or close of ULTRA, and our hotel was only a 5 minute walk to and from the festival. The room was kind of small, (shower is tiny), but that is not at all a complaint, since we paid less than 1/4 what we would have paid anywhere else in downtown that close to the bay. The staff at The Miami Sun was probably the most personable staff I have ever encountered at a hotel. They were always there with helpful advise about nearby dining, nightlife, and other assorted accomodations nearby. I will be going back to Ultra Fest next year, and I can't imagine staying ANYWHERE else but the Miami Sun Hotel!!!
for a broke college student!... This place was amazing. The price was perfect. We paid for 5 nights and got 2 free!.. It did seem a little sketchy at first, but then we discovered that the location was great and the people weren't that bad. The hotel is secured at night. They close the lobby doors at 11pm and you have to show an id to get in... They offered room cleaning for an EXTRA CHARGE but we were more than welcome to bring down dirty linen to be exchanged for fresh ones and to use their broom! =D Susan and Tony (hotel staff) were kick a$$! They were both very down to earth & helpful. I did not see any roaches or other bugs, thank God! It's not a fancy schmancy hotel, but who needs one when you're here to enjoy Miami. I was only in my room at night to sleep... This is a great hotel if you're not high maintenance!
I frequent this establishment a few times a week, but wont anymore. On 11/6/14 when I went to return my room key & collect the $5 deposit, my partner remained in the room for just a few more minutes(putring makeup on etc). She related to me how the cleaning staff rudely told her: (are you ready for this?) "mamu ya estas pasadita" meaning we were past our 3 hour alloted rental period. Mind you, we CERTAINLY were not. In fact, we had well over an hour left. When I called the manager to relate the completely out-of-place comment from the riff-raff mediocre employee, she tried to "explain" to me that sunce I had turned in the key, she then asked the cleaning crew to redress the room. That's fine. Totally understandable, but the comment from the low-life ? Out of context.
Compared to the price of any other hotel in Miami this is worth it! You get what you pay for here, so don't expect room service and fancy hotel rooms! For the amount of time you will be in the room the price is awesome! The hotel doesn't care if extra people stay in your room, and there is no complaints for partying - why would you want to stay ANYWHERE ELSE (Unless your rich and cost of room doesn't matter) BEST PART - it was 3 blocks from the Ultra Music Festival grounds, and super close to some of the best Miami Music week parties (walking distance because you WILL NOT get a cab in Miami that week!) Basic Room - Awesome Personable Service - Crap load of money saved on Hotel - WIN!
My review is on Iberostar Tucan. I was there April 2015, it was the worst resort I have stayed in! There was animal feces on the walkways, the beach was not only covered in seaweed but litter, the water around the main dining was greenish brown, not very appetizing. We stood in line to speak with the guest service agent only to have her unplug her computer and start to walk away, with us standing there! I was told this was a five star it is a three at best, what am I comparing it to Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar, where I stayed in 2012, as well as several other resorts in the area that I have visited. Oh yes, I do have a picture of the dirt on the back of the bathroom door.
This is the most beautiful hotel I've ever stayed in. It is very clean and well-kept, and the beds are actually comfortable. It is within walking distance from a mall, and they also have a shuttle that can take you to the mall if you don't want to walk. Before my stay at the Marriott, I had taken a couple of shuttles and a taxi and all of the drivers scared me to death. They were way too aggressive, and I was afraid we wouldn't make it to our destination. Both of the shuttle drivers that I had from the Marriott were much better than that. The valet workers would talk to me while I was outside waiting for a shuttle and they were very nice as well.
if you want a simple yet clean room in a great location stay here the staff are super friendly and they helped me out big time I could pay day by day at the start of my stay cos my pay check never went though they didn't make me feel like a burden they were too cool understanding trusting about it there are also two really cool barber shops close by nyc style and a fresh hiphop clothing store and corner store and 3 min from college north people mover station what more could u want I was very happy and i stay 7 nites and got 2 free yeeeeha
Great stay at budget friendly hotel. The room was clean, simple and newly renovated. The location of the Miami Sun Hotel was right in the middle of downtown so it was easy to walk to Bayside, American Airlines Arena and Bayfront park. I didn't want to spend allot of money and this hotel was exactly what I needed. The Holiday Inn was 2 blocks away and 3 times the price. I am on a tight budget so it was nice to find a decent cheap hotel right in downtown. Staff was friendly and helpful. Will stay again if I'm in Miami.
I stay at the Miami Sun occassionally usually for a a couple of weeks at a time and I'm very satisfied. Nobody bothers me, the staff are friendly, and the rooms are comfortable. The other posters must have been hard to please because I have never seen or heard any of the things they describe. The hotel is downtown and with it does bring a few unpleasant people--but that can be said for any major city. Pay triple the price just a couple of blocks away if you want more than a basic hotel.