"Breakfast is a Joke!"
Free breakfast was a piece of toast in an unaffiliated restaurant. So you need to leave a tip for the piece of toast. The restaurant owner laughed at the hotel's breakfast. Old, run down, needs repairs, rooms need updating, bathrooms were moldy and gross. Needless to say, it wasn't a pleasant stay in the hotel. Saving grace is the beach. Right out the […] back door and it's perfect! Nice and quiet - far from South Beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't think your experience will be better!"
You get what you pay for, essentially! Cheap price, good location. Rooms are very old, not in good repair. Foreign staff quite unfriendly. Completely antequated.Genuine Expedia guest review
The only advantage (beside some nostalgie) is the location - ON a superb neach, close to AVENTURA MALL. Difficult to find a better one there (in the mid-range). There have been no investments in the hotel for two decades, I guess. I advice to book a room in the upper floor (and to take some ear-plugs with you...).Genuine Expedia guest review
The lobby, pool and beach were nice, good location, but the rooms are not well mantained. I didn't trust it to be well cleaned, bathroom was very outdated and smelled like vomit even after telling the cleaning service and supposely being cleaned. The tub just looked dirty.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The only bad thing about the place was the beds, they were hard they rolled when movement on the bed happened and they were veryyyyyyyy squeaky. Other than that my stay was great and the price was great! I will definitely be going back. Oh and the restaurants were a little far.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awful experience for my family of 4"
The hotel staff is very rude!! There were expenses not told about until arrival. Parking was 8.00 a day and across the street. Cont breakfast was a joke, 1 pc of toast and a shot of orange juice.. There were people partying all night long with kids screaming and running through the halls. The air conditioning is controlled from the lobby so it was either […] too hot or super cold. For being a "resort" it seemed more like a dive.. Only good side is you are very close to the ocean. Do not pay money to stay here spend a few more dollars and go somewhere else trust me!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel is right on the beach which was nice rooms are very old and need updating the noise from guest staying at hotel were at the pool all night partying so I didn't sleep at all and the valet parking was terrible all in all I would not stay at this hotel again I rather pay a little more for a cleaner room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Sunny Isles is where you want to basecamp."
Clean, relaxing and fantastic location realistically priced. Easy to take a bus to Haulover or drive A1A to nearby restaurants and shopping or directly across Dumbfounder Bay in Aventura for a higher level of civilization. Perfectly self-contained neighborhood for a respite where if you want to collapse and experience a private vacance of the mind with […] all amenities and comforts close by within effortless proximity either leisurely walking distance or short 4-8 minute drive. You'll be seriously inconvenienced and out of pocket elsewhere between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Self or Valet Parking is a mess!! Bathroom needs improvements!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"A wonderful memory somewhat ruined"
This is hard for me to write becasue the Thunderbird is a sentimental favorite of mine.I vacationed there as a child with my family and although it is heartwarming to see that the basic structure has remained the same the overall quality is very poor.They have office space now rented out where the beautiful Christine Lee's dining room use to be and […] the gift shop where you could buy everything from souveniers to razor blades is just a closed area with paper on the windows.You have to get a voucher for the free "continental" breakfast which only consists of toast OR a bagel OR a box of dry cereal The staff will not acknowledge you let alone offer a smile.The bartenders Giselle and Carmen are warm and wonderful and charming and nothing but fun.A private investor should come in and restore this wonderful historic place to the high brow glamour it once was.Given it's location right on the ocean and next to the very impressive Trump Luxury high rise my precious Thunderbird could again be the treasure it once was.The hotel is INCERDIBLY noisy.All the doors slam very hard and the tile floor makes it sound like somebody is jumpimg up and down right nest to you in the middle of the night even though they are all the way down the hall. I traveled with my three year old and 70 year old mother which required that I ask for a late check out.I was told NO! and was hung up on by Baldwin one of the desk personnel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Vacation for Two."
Hotel itself needs updated, but the staff were all friendly and helpful. We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed the experience overall.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent, affordable stay!"
Although I did not attend the Ultra Music Festival 2012 this year, I was visiting Miami that weekend. For all that know, nearly everything is booked and the Miami area is swamped during that weekend. Upon arrival, the desk staff was extremely helpful and even negotiated a room situation that helped out numerous guests (I ended up with a King bed room […] and a group received the double bed room that I had orignally had - everybody ended up happy). The one rough spot was the valet parking. If you want to self park, you have to park in a lot across the street ($8). The prospect of walking all of our luggage across busy Collins Ave was not appealing! I elected to select the Valet parking ($10 a night) - long story short I ended up asking for my keys each time and getting my own car. It wasn't an issue because it was right up front, but it completely defeats the purpose of valet. The nicest part of the hotel was definetely the pool area. There is a restaurant/bar and an additional beach bar surrounding a nice pool and jacuzzi. The beach area was nice and clean as well. Although the hotel is about 180 blocks away from the South Beach area, the drive down there was not bad at all (yes, the Ultra traffic was ridiculous at times). We did, however, utilize the bus system (there is a bus stop right across the street). It was $4 roundtrip per person to get down to South Beach. A Publix Supermarket, restaurants, and other shops are within a few blocks. Overall, I recommend the hotel! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The view was great but that's about it. The room was difficult to get to. No help from the staff. Staff not overly concerned for the welfare of the guest.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed even considering several cheap roadside motels. Hotel was dirty and smelled of mold. Mildew and soap scum in bathtub is substantial. Several items broken in room (safe, remote, burned out lights, and several broken tiles in bathroom). Walls are thin and doors don't seal well so you will not get a good night's […] sleep. I have stayed in Day's Inn's before and this is far worse than what you may expect from that chain. If you like this area, stay at the Newport Beachside, which is much cleaner. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Friendly place, great location"
The location of the hotel is excellent. Affordable stay right on the ocean. The hotel is dated to the point of almost being "retro chic". The room was fine. Very dated structure but the furniture had been updated. The electrical outlets were mostly inoperative. I had to place the coffee maker on the floor to reach an operable outlet. The hotel staff […] was very pleasant and helpful. I made the mistake of asking to use the "exercise room" on my first day. I was given a key to what would more appropriately be termed a "museum". Neither the treadmills nor the TV would operate. I assume this was a function of the electrical common to the hotel rooms. The remainder of the equipment was missing parts and therefore unusable. The carpet was very dirty and so I would not even consider trying to complete any stretching or floor exercises. The on premise restaurant and associated bars were exceptionally friendly and efficient. The menu was simple and very affordable. There seemed to be several extended stay "snowbirds" living in the balcony rooms. The staff seemed to know them all and a great comradery resulted. There was a feeling of "family" and a great deal of genuine laughter. I would recommend this hotel for the friendliness and location. The decor and atmosphere can be a great deal of fun as well, as long as you go into it with the frame of mind. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Thunderbird Days Inn at Sunny Isles beach"
The hotel needs updating but is in a very good locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst Hotel Ever!"
The room service was non existent. They do one thing each day - put one packet of coffee in my room. The bathroom was so unclean I had to stand on towels to take a shower in the tub. They NEVER made the bed, cleaned the room or changed any linens and I stayed 6 days. The staff was very unfriendly and I had to wait hours to check in because they did […] not have our rooms ready. I had made the reservations 4 months prior to my visit and called in advanced to confirm. This is a horrible place to stay! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Third time at the Thunderbird Sunny Isles!"
Can't beat this one when it comes for value for money. If you are not looking for luxury but a comfortable, inexpensive stay near one of the best beaches, this is your spot! You can have breakfast on your balcony, overlooking the ocean. The neighbourhood offers a great supermarket ( rooms have kitchens including a refrigerator), great restaurants and […] Aventura Mall is a short busride away. This is my third time at the Thunderbird over the last 30 years. The area around it has changed, the comfort of the Hotel is still the same (in a good sense). They have renovated quite a bit since the takeover of the Days Inn chain. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Days Inn Thunderbird"
Checked in-There were no towels in room-Had to call front desk to have maintenence come to room and turn the air conditioning on(In the ceiling-hidden) beds were not comfortable-Hotel is dated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We absolutely had a good time at the place. The location and the facilities were excellent. We gladly recommend it. Absolutely satisfied.Genuine Expedia guest review
"DAYS INN THUNDERBIRD RESORT"
I LOVE THE LOCATION, STAFF WAS GREAT, HOTEL CLEAN, REMIDS ME OF AN OLDEN DAY HOTEL FROM THE 1940S , LOVE THE PLACE, GREAT BAR AND RESTURANT , WILL BE BACK ON MY NEXT VAGATION , IT WAS A 10 AMOUNGST THE HUGE NEW HOTEL THAT SURROUND IT. QUAINTGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for the money"
Hotel is kinda old and janky. Rooms are clean enough, but everything is generally old and run down. A/C is controlled centrally for the whole floor, not in the individual rooms, so the room is very cold. The location is prime on the beach, and central to good Russian restaurants. The pool is nice too, but they're stingy on towels. It's one of the cheapest […] around, so it's good enough for the money. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"TIME STANDS STILL"
Step back in time as you relive the glory days of Miami Beach at the Thunderbird. You can walk through the tropical gardens to the beach or just sit on your balcony and watch the sun rise above the Atlantic Ocean. Opt for the valet parking, your car will be easily accessible. Sunny Isles Beach is quiet community, many eateries close by. It was perfect […] for our family reunion. We had multiple rooms. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"hotel thunderbird is a good deal"
Great location in Sunny Isles where I was visiting family. Can not beat the location...in the back of the hotel is a nice pool with beautiful pavers and landscaping. Plus you have the convenience of the beach right in the backyard! Chairs, umbrella and tikis are available, in addition to a cool drink from one of 2 bars. Not too noisy or rowdy. Hotel […] staff is very friendly. Rooms are basic - nothing fancy - could be upgraded in the future. Was promised an Ocean View room, which was "somewhat far fetched" (had to be on tippy toes to see ocean)..one of our disappointments through the booking process. Very limited parking and front driveway is a bit crazy. Don't rent a car if you don't have to. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth the money"
The hotel was easy to find, friendly employees and a clean room with a nice view.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The hotel Days Inn - Close to Aventura Mall"
The hotel is located at a very nice location, on the beach, Pool and beach towels are charged, it is not a friendly policy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap but rude."
Remember you get what you pay for. The hotel isn't bad, although it is old and needs better upkeep simple changes would make for a much better experience. The beds are very uncomfortable hard, the staff was a bit rude, a simple smile and good morning or how are you would go a long way to making a person's stay more pleasant, but not one staff member […] that we came in contact with had that type of courtesy. Also we were checking out on a Saturday and went to sit by the pool for a little while by the pool, we were very rudely asked to get off of the lounge chairs that we were at because they were reserved we got up and stayed in the area for about an extra hour and yet no one was around to occupy the chairs that we were removed from. Better customer service would help this place out. for now if you have a few extra bucks I would recommend stay someplace a little better. Oh and for those that say this hotel has beautiful sunrises, you can get the same view along the whole eastern coast of the United States.!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sunny Isles is nice , but with an good hotel"
The front desk+bellboy+valetparking people workt to hard and every day and more then one shift . But nobody smill to you, no body are friendly , no body speak more than 5-word to you . They just say NO to you answeare . The hotel is old , the room is small , the AC do not work , the bathroom is ugly , they supposed to clean you room and it dos not happen […] . I read some negative revieuw about this hotel before , but still wen there and will never recomment it to nobody . We stay in an nice hotel in Orlando for an week . Sunny Isles is nice to stay closed to the beach , but still relax . I be many times in Miami but this whas the worst hotel i have bin to . Specially because we come from the Caribbean and we know the importans to keep the tourist happy and conforbel. Days hotel Thunderbird managment sorry but jou faill and you score very bad with me and my family . And i am not an dificult costumer to keep happy , and at home i have good weather and nice sunny beach every day. Good and profeshional service has nothing to do with weather . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant, Peaceful Stay in Great Area"
I had to find other lodgings because my apartment building was being treated for insects. Basically picked this hotel on a lark because it was on the beach. All I can say is that I had a very restful two nights here. Very comfortable room and the balcony is great. Especially at night where you can get some solitude and enjoy somewhat of a good view. […] Didn't eat at the restaurant but with all the eateries nearby on foot or by taking the bus one can't go wrong in any way. The bed wasn't the greatest but it's more than passable. I'll definitely stay here again and it won't be due to home maintenance! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The location of the Hotel is great. Very nice surroundings, directly to the sea, nice pool and jacuzzi. The only problems that we found was that the the bathrooms wasn't properly clean and the bathroom's door sound like crazy every time you open or close it, so if you use the bathroom in the middle of the nigth, you will be sure , you wake up every […] body in the room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
No hot water first night. Very run down restroom.Good location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
my stay there was great everything was right in reach what eever was needed from stores to shopping malls ,food an clubs it was greatGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location but old outdated and very loud!"
We were looking for a place on the beach that would not break the bank. This seemed to fit the bill. I noted the problems on past reviews and decided to take a chance. The lobby was absolutely amazing and we hoped a good omen, but it was not to be. As others have noted the hotel is old and badly in need of repair. The tub had been badly painted over […] and the floor tiles were cracked. Water pressure left a lot to be desired. The balcony had a few cheap plastic chairs and it's paint was peeling. We had a partial ocean view if you leaned out over the rail. The pool was ok but the spa was broken and had yellow tape wrapped around it. The worst part of the stay was the noise. The walls were so thin that we could hear conversations from two rooms down. The couple next door were loud rude and obnoxious until finally at 2am management came to the door. There seemed to be a lot of furniture moving around both above us and next door, we heard every thump, bump, and bang. We got no sleep at all that night. We did not eat at the restaurant or drink at the bar, so I can't comment on those. Beach access was good and the beach seemed very nice. Location is excellent, right down the block from Aventura Mall with plenty of food and shopping nearby. Self parking is across Collins Ave an extremely busy road. For the extra two dollars we valet parked. In all if you want an affordable place right on the beach and don't mind old, run down and moderately clean (not to mention the need for ear plugs) then the Thunderbird fits the bill. We will not be returning and will spend a few extra dollars to ensure a good nights sleep.We cannot recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Conditions of the room was disasterGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"location is not always best!"
Yes, the location was great...but that was the only positive! I asked for a non smoking room,but the entire hallway smelled of smoke. I swear I woke up in the middle of the night to the smell of smoke,so I guess their vent system must not work well. Or maybe I woke up in the middle of the night because the bed was so ridiculously uncomfortable and squeaked […] everytime I moved. The bathroom was not clean at all. I wore flip flops in the shower. the tub was disgusting. My room was on the 1st floor, so my view of the beach consisted of half beach and half parking lot,to which the valet parking crew parked a car right smack in front of my window.Parking by the way is at a minimum, if you don't use the valet, you must park across the street. I didn't attempt the restaurant so I have no comment on the food.We were in town for a few baseball games,and the hotel was about 15min from the ballpark.also just about 20-25 min to south beach,straight down A1A. But like I said in my title......Location is not always best! I won't be staying there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
While the hotel shows its age, it's a great place to stay for the money. Staff was polite and helpful. Walls are a bit thin so we heard our neighbors party until one in the morning but a call to the front desk put an end to that. Being right on the beach was the best part of our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I know the neighborhood, having stayed in the area before. Has everything: supermarket, drugstores, beach, library, post office, close to mall, free shuttle to mall, on bus line. I read reviews and it WAS a little noisy at night being close to pool but the view from balcony made up for it for me-- and I am over 50. Only negative was that both elevators […] were out of order one morning. The cafe had good food and service with reasonable prices. I would love to go back again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Could not regulate temp. All elevators out of service for full day. Rude pool staff"
Could be a nice spot,if they would correct above items.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location but the hotel is too old"
Excellent location and nice beach but the hotel rooms and bathrooms are very old and in need of an update . The smell of fry food in the hallways fills your room because some of the rooms next to yours have stoves but the air extractor doesn't work. the restaurant food is sucks but you can go across the street and find many restaurants the bus runs […] every 29 minutes in front of the hotel Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Days Inn Hotel on Collins Avenue"
Very good location. Close to all the shopping and entertainment. Everybody is very nice. Towels were clean every day and bed made. However, GYM could more equipped and operational.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"3rd time back!"
Rooms are small but contain all necessary items. Had to chase down housekeeping for additional towels, but that was our only "problem." Clean, great view and access to pool, ocean, hotel restaurant & bars, as well as local grocery store, pharmacies, restaurants, etc. We love that each room has it's own balcony with table & chairs - great for morning […] coffee, WiFi, star gazing, etc. We'll definitely be back next year. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"We loved this hotel!"
This hotel is so retro Miami Beach. We visited during the high season for Canadian snowbirds and absolutely loved the atmosphere with them. The bar staff (both inside and pool) were friendly and gave some good suggestions for dinner and nightlife. The hotel's retro vibe was reminiscent of trips we took as children; brought back great memories! We'd […] definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"If you're into rude, arrigant staff, lousy food, noisy stay, then this is your place."
Worst Hotel stay ever... staff were very rude, food was terrible and expensive for what you got, and Hotel is extremely noisy. Hotel has tile floors that make it very LOUD. Rooms surround Karaoke Bar where LOUSY singers perform till 2:30am every morning. Old people apparently have to get up and move furniture around at 6:00am. So sleeping is out of […] the question. From 1 to 10, 10 being highest I would give this hotel a 2. Only reason for the 2 is Hotel is on the beach and view was decent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Pool staff made the hotel!"
It was the pool staff and snow bunnies that made this the best time ever! And the pool side bar. These folks really know how to have fun!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, nice pool and beach - rooms could be better"
What I liked: * Location * Clean beach * Close to supermarket and shopping plaza * Pool and Jacuzzi What I didn't like: * Tiny room * Air conditioning fixture was not connected to the wall... just hanging on a wire. * Opening the room door was a challenge. Tried several times, called for help, it took 6 tries to open and this happened every time I […] tried to get in. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Value on the beach"
Upgraded to oceanfront upon arrival and my wife and I can"t wait to go back. Great staff and the upkeep of this older hotel is incredible,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Was what I expected"
The hotel has good amenities such as a pool, whirlpool, 2 bars, exercise room, guest tour bookings, and it is right on the beach. However, the hotel needs a makeover. The bathrooms are very old and we found a roach in ours and under the ice machine in the hall that was constantly leaking. But for the low price it was fine for a place to sleep.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cheap and adequate"
Perfectly adequate cheap hotel for staying close to airport or, if you have a car, being based to see the area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good relation quality/price"
ideal hotel for family with children less than 10 in the same one habitacionGenuine Expedia guest review
"The place I will chose when I get to Miami."
Stayed for one day, but can tell the place is well kept. Nice staff, great value. Resort fee covers parking lot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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