The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables
180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134, United States
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Turning into a Westin.
Our stay at the hotel was pleasent. Hotels in South Florida aren't the best to begin with and prices are getting out of hand.
That being said, allowing a hotel to get run down is not smart business. Sadly, this is the case at The Colonnade.
The hotel was purchased by the Carlye/Davidson hotel group in November of 2005, and is now managed by them.
FYI: This hotel will be converted into a Westin by late 2006. It will be renamed the The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables.
Hopefully, it will improve by then, no word on what kind of restoration will be done other than the notes of a executive level and heavenly beds.
This review is coming a bit late but still thought I should share how much we loved this hotel. I have stayed in nicer places but the service and uniqueness of this hotel made it A+ in my book! Hubby and I stayed on our second night of honeymoon as we were waiting to catch a cruise in Miami. When we checked in, we told the receptionist that we were on our honeymoon and she upgraded us from a standard room to a two story suite at check-in. She also gave us a bottle of champagne at the desk with some glasses. When we got to our room, it was obviously a bit older, but I will still impressed with the cleanliness and decor (AND THE VIEW!!!). The hotel is beautiful and in a great location-- be sure to go exploring onto the balcony and take a dip in the rooftop pool at night. We were the only ones out there-- very romantic. 100% sure we will return! To further brag on the service, at checkout the same receptionist from the night before saw us in the hall as we were checking out and remembered us and told us congrats and asked about our stay. Stay here-- I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as we did.
Stayed at the Colonnade Feb.9-12, 2006. Loft room, nice 5th floor view of pool. Close to all the spots on miracle mile. Had a bad experience of opening a beer from the mini-bar, dated July '05. Brought this to the attention of the hotel staff, got three beers free, plus a bottle of wine. The concierge service could have been better. Great place to stay, I would stay there again, no problem.
Not worth the price
We heard after arriving that this hotel is no longer the Omni but the Collonade. It really is in a great area, seconds from the Miracle Mile-shopping haven. The staff was very polite and helpful.The restaurants in the area are fab as well.
The lobby is lovely and spacious and you can be fooled into thinking the rest of the hotel is just as beautiful. Not so...The hotel is in great need of updating. The 1st room we stayed in for less than 1 hour had carpet that was very brown and stained. The tv was sitting on top of a wobbly old table and the armoire that it should have been placed in was across the room practically in front of the bathroom. We asked for another room and the 2nd room was a little bit better only because the tv was centrally located and the room had less carpet stains. The furniture in this room also was stained and old. Like the 1st room, this room's bathroom was simply Awful...chipping tub in great need of being reglazed and dirty shower curtain with brown streaks...ick!!
There also is an issue of safety. The key cards to get on to the elevator and into your room always are getting demagnetized when they come in contact with your cell phone or credit card. We had to repeatedly go to the front desk to ask them to reswipe the card. They NEVER asked us for ID.
I would never stay here again, not for the cost of more than $249.00/night. Loved the location, love Miami and love the people but there has to be a better hotel in this area for that price.
Very large rooms
Stayed at the Colonnade in Miami for 1 week. The rooms are very large and comfortable. This is an older hotel, so don't expect the W. Many restaurants and shopping within walking distance. The hotel restaurant is very expensive, so I recommend taking a stroll to Starbucks or the Miracle Mile. Take the free trolly to Merrick Park Shopping Center to experience a beautiful setting.
Looks can be deceiving
The advertising for this hotel promises that visitors will have a memorable experience. It was memorable alright--from the rude clerk who checked us in, refused to give us a print-out to confirm the room rate, and neglected to tell us about any of the hotel's amenities to the drunks who kept us awake all night in spite of four calls to security, I may never forget it. I might expect this treatment in a lesser hotel, but not in a four-diamond property. At least the manager apologized, but we left after one night. Everything looks nice, but with rude, unhelpful employees and terrible service, I'm sure there's better value elsewhere in Miami.
This hotel is so misleading. The room was $269.00 and it was so small, 2 people could not pass in walking area. Furniture and carpet were nasty and old. Way OVER RATED. Will never stay there again.
Dirty, Nasty, and Gross
The hotel looked good on the outside but nasty on the inside. The rooms are in desperate need of cleaning and updating. On the first night, we found blood stains on the pillow cases. The stained and worn carpeting looked like it was not cleaned in years. Dirty bathrooms included dingy shower curtains, wet wash cloths left on the shower heads from the previous occupants, reused bath soaps, stains in the bath tub to name a few. Housekeeping pounded on our room door four hours prior to us checking out. However, the Concierge was very knowledgeable and helpful. We do not recommend staying one minute at this hotel for any amount of money. Save your money for another hotel.
Neg. Reviews not all deserved, but some are.
Stayed in 3 separate rooms here. Room 228 (poolside) Room 225 (a corner reg. room) and Room 314 (a suite). If I had paid the hotel's full published rates I would given this a badddd review. However, you can get this hotel for next to nothing sometimes through discounters. The hotel at one time you can tell was a gem. The gem needs cleaning. The area is very safe, but there is a lot of wear and tear in common areas, such as elevators, hallways, etc. The rooms themselves are still fairly decent I thought. Room 228 was poolside. The pool is on a rooftop, so you have a great view. The pool is small and something was going on with the chemicals in it. It was not very well maintained. It had the color (and clarity) of a frozen margarita. It did have a view that was great. The poolside rooms were the smallest. The corner room was the midsize. 314, the Executive Suite was actually pretty nice overall. Some wear and tear in each one of the bathrooms though, such as towel racks discolored, bent. Just common scarring all around the hotel. The lobby area was beautiful. All pink marble, all clean. There is a restaurant here (that was empty each time I was there). Parking is self or valet, and either way expensive. The building is actually a hotel and an office building. It is a hike to any of the rooms and you have to use two elevators to get from your room to back to the street or to your car. There is no direct access to the parking garage from your deck. If I had paid $300 plus I would give it 1 star. If you get it for around $100, it gets 4.
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Address: 180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134, United States