I stayed at this hotel in July 2007 while attending a business conference which was held there. The location was not the most ideal for action seeking tourists but if visiting on business it's more than adequate. The hotel is very clean, spacious and comfortable. Rooms included. The beds are incredibly comfortable and all the facilities are modern and up to date decor wise and otherwise. Even the standard rooms are spacious.
Restaurants on-site could stand to be a little more service oriented but then again we had about 1500-2000 people in a group for one conference all staying in this hotel at one time, and all on meal breaks from seminars, workshops, etc. at the same time, so it could have been the volume of traffic that perhaps they weren't used to. Then again this is a business hotel for the most part, so they should be used to this sort of thing - you'd think.
That said I'd still stay here again if need be without hesitation. I had no problems on check in or check out and great shopping and dining is literally just a stone's throw from the hotel on Biscayne Blvd. (walking distance), so you can avoid the less than quick service in the bar if you prefer by drinking/dining elsewhere.
South Beach where all the action happens is just a 10-15 minute cab ride away.
The intercontinental in Miami is absolutely gorgeous. It is situated in a beautiful location on the water right nearby the cruise ports. The hotel is first class all the way. Beautifully decorated and great room service. Highly recommended for that special occasion. Very expensive though.
The Intercontinental hotel has a very central location, located in Downtown, walking distance to Bayside and a few night clubs. It is also 10 min from South Beach. They provide great service and a wonderful location for events and parties. Very complete hotel, spacious rooms, and great food.
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The IC-Miami has the most professional and friendly staff I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. I was there with friends for the week of New Years and had a fantastic time. Our room had a beautiful view of Biscayne Bay and had all the modern conviniences. The best thing about the hotel is their lobby bar. The bartenders were the friendliest and most knowledgeable we encountered in all of Miami. I will definitely be back!!!