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Old May 26, 09, 3:39 am   #1
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IC Miami

Stayed for six days in IC Miami during January 09.

Welcomed very well and for being an Ambassador got upped to the Club Level.
Rooms are not so modern but spacious. Some of the equipment looks a little run-down.

Staff is "typical American"... Friendly at first, but when it comes to problem solving they reach to soon the level of giving up.

Gift shop only had a lady employed that would speak Spanish only. Very bad impression left on me as a non-Spanish speaker.

Gym and Spa got renovated and were very nice. Modern equipment and friendly staff. Being an Ambassador they never charged me anything for using the Gym. However, in the room it was written that they would charge a daily fee. (Can't remember how much).

The Club Lounge is quite small, but offers a nice upgraded Continental Breakfast. But during peak hours it is way to busy up there.
In the evening they have a great Happy Hour with excellent food. Especially the Sushi Night was brilliant. My lady and me we cancelled immediately our dinner plans and ate almost all the available Sushi and Dim Sum.
Staff at the Club Lounge is very friendly, but only one gentlemen up there exceeds all expectations. Mr. A... (names are not allowed to mention here) is a fabulous person that will show you his warm heart and his friendliness, no matter what time of the day. Furthermore will he always give you a recommendation for each nights food. And usually he was right.

Overall a very nice hotel, but more the business type of hotel. Nothing for vacation....
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Old Feb 3, 10, 7:17 pm   #2
  
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I stayed at the IC Miami about a month ago. Great stay, but the weather was a bit chilly. Just platinum, so no upgrades, but still a nice room.
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Old Feb 15, 16, 6:15 am   #4
  
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InterContinental Miami

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InterContinental Miami

100 Chopin Plz Miami, FL US 33131

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InterContinental Miami

We chose this hotel because of its location - near the cruise port, downtown, and easy access to South Beach. It did not disappoint.

The property is mamooth - 640 rooms, 34 stories. There is an outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, rainforest shower,fitness center and spa on the 5th. (Hours are strange 8 am-10 pm for the pool, 8-8 for the sauna, etc. and the fitness is 24h).

We checked in for a 2-night stay @ the BOGO rate prior to a cruise. As an Amabassador, we were upgrade to a suite on the 31st. The lounge (on the 29th floor) is excellent. It was never reallly crowded in spite of the Miami Boat Show being underway next door. (Boats are everywhere in Miami, and we spotted Mark Cuban's yacht parked next to the hotel on NBA All Star Weekend! I guess he was in Toronto, and there is no cruising in Dallas!)Breakfast has extened hours (7-11 am daily), afternoon tea is served from 3-5pm and hors d'oeuvres from 6-8 c/w comp. alcohol. The views are outstanding.Parking is an issue. We declined to pay $39/day for valet parking and chose instead to use a pay lot a few blocks north ($18). By tipping the valets, we got away with parking in the circle in front of the hotel for up to 2 hours. (Others suggested it could be done overnight, but we did not try). Ideally, you can arrive by taxi or metro/People Mover ($2.25 from the airport) and walk to the front door. Parking is a gridlock in downtown Miami and it took time to get to South Beach.

Ambassadors get upgraded amenities, free WIFI (unlimited # of devices) and room upgrade on request.

I hightly recommend this hotel, because of its location and staff. (Full disclosure - most of are stays are with Starwood, but they have nothing even close to this in terms of location.)Note there is a $15/day/person resort fee (which is ridiculous) which you can get waived. Please PM me if you want the e-mail address for Eduardo, the chief concierge or Flor, the club lounge supervisor.

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Old Feb 16, 16, 11:37 am   #5
  
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Introduction I hightly recommend this hotel, because of its location and staff.  (Full disclosure - most of are stays are with Starwood, but they have nothing even close to this in terms of location.) Note there is a $15/day/person resort fee (which is ridiculous) which you can get waived.   Please PM me if you want the e-mail address for Eduardo, the chief concierge or Flor, the club lounge supervisor.Ambassadors get upgraded amenities, free WIFI (unlimited # of devices) and room upgrade on request. We checked in for a 2-night stay @ the BOGO rate prior to a cruise.  As an Amabassador, we were upgrade to a suite on the 31st.  The lounge (on the 29th floor) is excellent.  It was never reallly crowded in spite of the Miami Boat Show being underway next door.  (Boats are everywhere in Miami, and we spotted Mark Cuban's yacht parked next to the hotel on NBA All Star Weekend!  I guess he was in Toronto, and there is no cruising in Dallas!) Breakfast has extened hours (7-11 am daily), afternoon tea is served from 3-5 pm and hors d'oeuvres from 6-8 c/w comp. alcohol.  The views are outstanding. Parking is an issue.  We declined to pay $39/day for valet parking and chose instead to use a pay lot a few blocks north ($18).  By tipping the valets, we got away with parking in the circle in front of the hotel for up to 2 hours.  (Others suggested it could be done overnight, but we did not try).  Ideally, you can arrive by taxi or metro/People Mover ($2.25 from the airport) and walk to the front door.  Parking is a gridlock in downtown Miami and it took time to get to South Beach. The property is mamooth - 640 rooms, 34 stories.  There is an outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, rainforest shower, fitness center and spa on the 5th.  (Hours are strange 8 am-10 pm for the pool, 8-8 for the sauna, etc. and the fitness is 24h).  We chose this hotel because of its location - near the cruise port, downtown, and easy access to South Beach.  It did not disappoint.
I am curious what room type you booked to begin with? Also, did you ask about club access or did they automatically upgrade you to it?
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