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! =DSusan 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!
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!
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.
The ongoing remodeling of the hotel is fabulous and yet still keeping it's classic structure. Hotel personnel makes you comfortable and at ease as if knowing them for years. A feeling that is difficult for commercial hotels to accomplish. Environment ranges from the older adults enjoying the beauty of downtown bayside to the hip young basking in the vast restaurants and night life it has to offer. I find it hard to leave but when I do it will remain a hotel favorite.
I was recently in Miami for the Phish New Year's Eve Run and I can't say anything terrible about this place! It is in a wonderful location, the rooms are extremely small, but if you're only sleeping there...no big deal! The daytime desk clerk is such a lovely peraon, she was so welcoming! Every hotel could always be a little cleaner, but these people tried their best! I thank you for having a great place to stay for one of the best weekends of my life! Cheers!
My husband and I come down to Miami every winter to escape the cold and we love The Miami Sun. The staff are so friendly, they help with arranging tours, transportation, and even let me in on some secret shopping spots to get good deals. We love to spend time in the lobby chatting with the European and Carribean travellers who also stay there regularly. The place is older but has personality. We reccommend it to all our friends.