Rated 5 out of 5 by Maudie24 Our overnight visit
We were very pleased with the accomidations, the bed was great and the breakfast was very good. We did have to wait for the shuttle quite a while, but it may have been a busy time of the day. Overall I would recommend this hotel is your in Miami.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by newtoelement New to Element
Being my first experience with an Element hotel, I wasn't sure what to expect. A lot of airport hotels tend to simply meet expectations and generally are merely satisfactory. This particular Element went above and beyond to make our overnight layover in Miami a comfortable and pleasant stay. The room amenities and level of thought that went into the design of the hotel were spot on. I will absolutely make an effort to stay at an Element or a Starwood property again.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thalya50 mega bus get away
My friend and I decided to try the mega bus to Miami International airport as it had been over 40 years since I have been to Miami. I was prompted to try your Element hotel as they offer airport shuttle, upscale kitchens, pool and breakfast buffet. not disappointed , your hotel is very efficient and upscale. The staff were friendly , starting with the shuttle driver. All our needs were not only met but exceeded our expectations. I will recommend and look forward to my stay next time.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by olynne Much improved
This is the go to in MIA for us due to the pet policy and. Park, fly stay package. We also like the tile floors that do not harbor earlier pet scents of previous guests. Other hotels that are carpeted are not so nice, we have tried others but ended up back at the Element even there were unresolved issues earlier.
On this trip there seemed to be increased staff presence, all eager to please. There was prompt delivery of extra sheets and towels for a third person in the room.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rob23 Brand New Property
This hotel opened up one day before I arrived. The property is very hard to find and in a not so good looking area. However, the property itself is gorgeous. I have mixed reviews on the staff. Some are new to the hospitality industrty and really need some work on their knowledge and professionalism. The front dest supervisor (with glasses) was extremely pleasant, assistful and knowledgable. The swimming pool was not up and running yet. The TV in the workout room was not working. The morning breakfast was absolutely EXCELLENT. The house keepers were very pleasant and assistful. I would definitely stay at this property again. I would want to see what is different after its been open for a while.
February 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dass Great Location to Airport
This hotel is very new and is of close proximity to the Miami Airport. I like the cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. Great amenities.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Judy22 Excellent Location
The Element is located just around the corner from the Miami Airport and is very easy to get to. The hot breakfast in the morning is far better than other hotels with breakfast. Beds are very comfortable and good to have a kitchen.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RafKam Escellent Stay at Element
Having stayed at every other Starwood property in the Miami area, I was curious to check out the Element, which is why I booked a 1-night stay here.
Having heard of negative reports on arranging the airport pickup, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I got straight through to the hotel, and within 10 minutes the van was picking me up curbside. The driver was friendly and helpful, and after picking up a couple more guests we were on our way to the hotel.
The location is probably the worst thing about the hotel: it sits in the middle of an industrial area, mostly used as overflow car parks by the rental companies. So if you're staying here you're almost completely dependent on driving or relying on the airport shuttle.There is a lot of construction going on here, so it is conceivable that at some point in the future this area becomes gets more action. In the meantime, the location by the water is pleasant enough, and safe from aircraft noise, which is understandable and quite tolerable levels from the rooms, the location is quite peaceful.
Check-in was a bit chaotic, with a single staff trying to man the phone and check guests in. Otherwise found lobby to be very well appointed and spacious. Good sized gym, and very nice swimming pool area, which I unfortunately did not get to use.
As a Platinum, I was upgraded to a studio room, which had a separate kitchen/living room area, complete with cooking utensils and microwave/hotplate/dishwasher. Lots of storage too, and a very cozy couch/TV area. Bathroom was massive with an oversized shower, which I liked. Two things I disliked were the massive central aircon unit was inside the bedroom so got quite noisy, and, as pointed out by other people, the drinking glasses in the room were chronically dirty. As in someone had drunk chocolate milk from them and just put them back there without so much as rinsing them...
Breakfast was very nice, considering it's included in the price, and I also appreciated the computers and free printing in the lobby. On the downside, I found the food selection from the little takeaway shop to be extremely limited. Considering the rooms have microwaves, they could at least offer some microwave meals, as I got there quite late and had to make do with pretzels and chips.
All in all, for such amazing rates it's a good place to base yourself, if you're driving and you don't need to be in SoBe, or if you want great comfort at very reasonable prices.
June 14, 2012