InterContinental Miami Review

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1646 Family Reviews
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami FL 33131
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Editor’s Review of InterContinental Miami

Although popular with business travelers and couples, the downtown InterContinental Miami is also a big hit with traveling families. And that's mostly to do with two factors: comfort and location. The InterContinental Miami, which opened in 1982 -- back when downtown Miami wasn't nearly the tourist destination it is today -- is an enormous 34-story property with more than 650 guestrooms and suites overlooking Biscayne Bay and the downtown streets of the financial and business district.

South Beach may be a 15-minute taxi drive, but the location is ideal for visiting downtown spots like the American Airlines Arena and Bayside Marketplace, and is within easy access (a five-minute drive) of the Port of Miami -- indeed, many families
... more stay here before or after a Caribbean cruise.

Miami is obviously known for its balminess, and you're likely to spend lots of time at the hotel's outdoor pool overlooking Biscayne Bay. But if you prefer the beaches, there are lots of good options nearby, from South Beach to Key Biscayne.

Rooms and suites -- all of which were renovated in 2012, along with the lobby and other public spaces -- are spacious, and there are good connecting options to puzzle together two rooms if your group is large. There are several restaurants onsite at the hotel, too, as well as a handy Starbucks in the lobby, and you're within walking distance of many other restaurant options. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Pool overlooking Biscayne Bay
  • Three onsite restaurants
  • Close proximity to Port of Miami
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Sized more to Las Vegas standards than real world ones, the InterContinental Miami has a whopping 641 guestrooms and 34 suites spread among 34 floors in a towering building that looms over downtown, with glittering views across Biscayne Bay toward the beaches. From the rooms to the suites, the hotel's décor is standardized. Bedrooms are carpeted and bathrooms are done up in tile and marble. Standard rooms have shower-in-tub combos in the bathrooms and suites have glassed in showers with rain heads and separate bathtubs. Wi-Fi is not free in guestrooms or suites, unless you are an IHG Member, and will cost $11.95 per night. Cribs and rollaway beds are available for a fee.

Standard Guest Rooms
Standard rooms have either one king bed with room for a rollaway bed for $35 per night, or two double beds with no option for a rollaway. You can opt for city views, but it's worth the extra splurge for views of Biscayne Bay. These standard rooms do not have mini-fridges or microwaves, but a mini bar is included -- be aware that it operates on sensors so anything that gets moved inside will be charged to your room. Flat-screen TV's with premium HD cable services, coffee makers, safes and irons and ironing boards are standard in all rooms and suites, and the bathrooms are marble throughout.

InterContinental Suites
Moving up from the standard rooms are the InterContinental Suites (also called Parlor Suites). These have your choice of a king bed or two double beds with a sofa bed in a living room area that's separated from the bedrooms for everyone's privacy. These suites have 1.5 bathrooms. As is the case with the standard rooms, you can request a mini-fridge for $35 per day, and a rollaway is permitted in the room with the king bed for $35 per night, but not in the suite with two double beds.

Penthouse Suites
Penthouse Suites have basically the same features and space considerations as the InterContinental Suites, but the layout is spread between two stories, with a king bedroom upstairs with its own bath, and a sofa bed downstairs. These suites do not have the option of two double beds instead of a king.

Executive Suites
For even more space, upgrade to the Executive Suites, which have a kitchenette with a microwave, oven, sink and mini-fridge, two floors (one with a king bedroom and one with a sofa bed in the living room) and room for a rollaway bed, too.

Presidential and Royal Palm Suites
Finally, there are the Presidential and Royal Palm Suites, the largest options, again with two stories, a king master bedroom, a kitchenette and a living room with a sofa bed. These suites also have a large dining room table that can accommodate eight people and 1.5 bathrooms.

In all of the rooms or suites, it's important to note that the hotel only allows a maximum of four guests (unless you have a baby or small child sleeping in a crib).

Connecting rooms are also available and most often can be guaranteed when booking. You can request to connect a standard king room to one with two double beds or to connect the Penthouse Suite to a room with two double beds. The hotel's IHG Club is on the 29th floor, and if you book any of the club level rooms (located on floors 27 to 34), you will have access to a free daily breakfast, afternoon tea with light refreshments and an evening happy hour reception (children are not allowed at the latter). Some of the suites, but not all, also come with club access privileges, so be sure to inquire when booking if that's important to you.


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