"DO NOT STAY IN MOTEL BLU"
This is the worst room I have ever stayed in and I have been in a lot of budget rooms. Please take my advice and pay a little more and get a room where at least the basics function. There was nothing in this room that didn’t need fixing. If only I could download a few pictures onto this site. Run away fast!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to beach. Cheap but not for long term."
Bathroom door had no knob and no towelsGenuine Expedia guest review
"IT WAS TERRIBLE WITH AN UNCARING MOTEL DESK CLERK."
I AM 66 AND STAYED AT MANY MANY HOTEL/MOTELS, AND BY FAR IT WAS THE WORST EXPERIENCE I AND MY FRIENDS EVER HAD. THEIR MORNING BREAKFAST WAS COFFEE ONLY TO DRINK, WITH PRETZELS, BAGELS WITHOUT BUTTER OR JELLY, AND VERY STALE CINNAMON TYPE ROLLS. I COULD GO ON AND ON. ABOVE LIGHT AND TWO OF THE LIGHT SOCKETS DID NOT WORK, AND FRIDGE WAS PLUGGED WITH AN […] EXTENSION CORD TO THE BATHROOM SOCKET. I AM ON A CPAP MACHINE, AND THEY WANTED ME TO RUN THE CORD AND OUR LAMP TO THE OTHER WALL AWAY FROM THE BED WHERE EVERYONE COULD TRIP ON IT AND MAYBE GET HURT. WE BOOKED THIS MONTHS IN ADVANCE AND ASKED FOR A BOTTOM FLOOR ROOM, BECAUSE OF ALL OF OUR HEALTH PROBLEMS, OF COURSE THAT NEVER HAPPENED. EVEN THOUGH WE WENT TROUGH EXPEDIA, THE DESK CLERK TRIED TO GET MY CREDIT CARD, SO I CALLED EXPEDIA, AND I GUESS SHE CALLED SOMEONE TO, AND BEFORE I FINISHED TALKING TO THE SUPERVISOR AT EXPEDIA, SHE TOLD ME SHE DID NOT NEED MY CARD. THAT SOUNDED FISHY. IT TOOK HER ALMOST 20 MINUTE4S TO GET ME TAKEN CARE OF. VERY VERY SLOW. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent place to stay"
It was nice for the price. The room was clean but it was extremely warm, even with the AC on!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't stay here, Not ever"
My stay was horrible. I didn't realize how shabby the motel would be. It was on Biscayne but not really near anything. They forgot to bring me towels and when I asked for two towels they gave me what appeared to be originally white towels but were really dirty and dingy - I ended up walking to the Family Dollar three blocks away and buying my own towels […] and blanket. The pillow cases and pillows were also old and dirty and didn't seem clean at all. I would've checked out but they made me pay for everything upfront so I couldn't cancel. I would never stay here again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location/Great Rates"
I have stayed at Motel Blu many times and will continue to dio so. It is excellent value for money. As I do not have a car, I use the Biscayne Avenue bus which is right outside the motel, to downtown Miami going south and to Adventura Mall going north where I can transfer to another bus to Hallendale. Motel Blu is also near a supermarket and several […] fast food chain eateries. The swimming pool is delightful. Staff are polite and service is immediate. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Worst place I've ever seen. I lost my money but I'm glad I moved out. We checked in at midnight, when we got in the room it was dirty & smells really bad to the point that we couldn't breath. We couldn't sit on the bed due to the horrible smell & very dirty sheets. We were moved to another room, went to the other room which had a slightly cleaner clean […] sheet but the room & sheets smelled just as horrible as the 1st room. We stayed in the room for 30 minutes, long enough to call & book a room at another hotel around move out. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good enough for Affordable price"
Its not bad Motel for the price they offer. I wasn't staying at hotel much time except sleeping at nights. They don't have microwave or fridge in the room, one night I brought some food and drink with me but there was no place to keep them cool, so they went bad.Genuine Expedia guest review
This motel was a very bad experience. I went with my family and could not wait to get out of there. The room was very nasty there was no cleanliness and the air was not working it was very hot. It was very uncomfortable and didn't like to.have my kids pass through that it was the.first time that I find a bad hotel in this website but it was just bad […] and the service.was bad they didn't even help us with our accomodations Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE STAFF NOT HELPFULL AT ALL!!!"
THE ROOM WASN'T THE RENOVATED ONE. THE TOILET DID NOT WORK DIDN'T FLUSH !!!! THE STAFF DIDN'T GAVE ANOTHER ROOM !!HAD TO USE THE LOBBY ONE .PLEASE DON'T GO THIS HOTEL .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
First of all. It's right next to a strip club and a gas station in the hood. I reserved online and upon searching for the lobby that wasn't easily recognizable, I saw a note saying "be back in 20 minutes". Now I'm no genius but I believe a reference of time departuring would make sense...20 minutes from when? Someone else was also waiting and I had […] asked how long she's been waiting. She said 10 minutes. 35minutes later someone finally came (45 minutes total from the arbitrary time he left). I walked in my room freezing cold and just plain old an dirty. I saw the wall unit A/C taped around the sides. Tried to bring it to a more reasonable temperature but the buttons didnt work and was stuck on 60! My girlfriend put a chair with a towel in front of it which actually helped alot. Floor was warped, carpet was dirty. Bed was actually pretty comfortable. Toilet clogged, flooded the bathroom, and water mysteriously disappeared 30 seconds later. I left the next morning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel for the Price"
The staff was very helpful. We rented the efficiency with the king size bed. The area is becoming trendy and not the bad neighborhood other reviewers make it to be. There are a lot of restaurants in the area, both fast-food and dine in. It's only a short distance from the beach. We plan to stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Since my last review was rejected, I will only say that pictures do not tell the whole story. A dissatisfied customer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location was benificial"
Broken beds no phones. Just palin old dirty rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
good location, kitchen sink did not work, overhead light and fan did not work, bathroom sink did not drain, tv with a large green spot, smell like smoke, no phone, no alarm, tiles falling off, carpet curling up, no light switch by the door, ac unit leaking, curtains constantly blew open by ac, ice blocks inside freezer, towels wet, no shampoo, vending […] machines steal change, "small breakfast" is a pot of coffee. would not recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Poor service , poor quality of room..."
Bathtub was dirty, no shampoo no conditioner, no soap, didn't feel the sheets were clean and staff didn't put bfast out when it was suppose to. No cups for coffee and no real cream. Would not stay there again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was o.k for traveller.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the money"
Room smelled. the ground floor level was one set of stairs up.. Did not like the location. had trouble with the door key.. only thing good about the stay was it was close to passport agency. never been to Miami, Florida so didn't know much about location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2-2.5 seems right. Economical. I didn't wipe the all handles with alcohol, but I've heard it's a good idea. No phones in the rooms. I'd try another economical motel before returning to see how Motel Blu measured up. Friendly people.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
first of all the electricity did not work. Then I changed rooms ,the ac had to be fixed. The side light did not work . The remote for the tv did not work. Overall it was a bad experience and I had to move even though I booked for four days, I had to leaveGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Night of Complete Terror"
Well, it does not look like the pictures they posted on the website. First of all, the lobby area stank, it didn't look clean at all. there was no lighted area where my room was located, we had to play with the door to find the place to insert the key. Once inside the room, it was another mess. There were holes in the bedsheets, the matresses were more […] like cardboard, the closet was missing a glass door, there was a hole on the side of the air conditioner was and they tried to cover it with aluminum foil, there was a bed lamp with no lightbuld and no place to plug it in. the bathroom was a nightmare. There was a leak under the sink, the bathtub didn't look sanitary at all. the shades were all slash and messed up. Our room didn't even have a phone or alarm clock. The pool area was full of beer bottles and cigarette buds, and we asked for extra towels at the front desk and to this day 02/26/2013, we are still waiting for those extra towels. And they offered a continental breakfast . . . . . They lied!!! There was no "Continental Breakfast", what they had was two vending machines and a microwave. So no, I wouldn't recommend this place at all, not even to my worst enemy (and that's a lot to say). It was a complete and total nightmare! I paid less than $135.00 for hotels that offered excellent service and were in A LOT better condition than this place. So think before you book this place, THINK REALLY HARD!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"My terrible experience in Miami"
The service of the staff is terrible, we were 4 people and we only had 1 towel, I ask 3 towels more, but never were brought. When I arrive, they give me one room that was occupied, full of clothes, they they answer me "Sorry". The location is terrible, I don't recomed this Motel for nobody.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It is exactly what you sign up for"
There are a lot of reviews about how sub-par this hotel is. It's really not terrible at all. While we were exploring Miami we realized that every motel is exactly like this one in Miami. Cheap place to just stay a few nights. They have wifi (it's not very good) and a pool (which was fairly nice). The staff was very nice and answered any questions we […] had. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disgusting!! NEVER AGAIN!!"
The hotel is a garbage dump! The room was filthy, the carpet was disgusting, the bathroom wall had a hole the size of a fist, the cabinet was coming off the wall, and the bath tub was nasty. My friend and I had to buy sheets for out beds because the linens were stained. We also bought towels for the same reason. The hangers in the closet (the closet […] only had one half of the sliding door and the glass mirror was broken) were mismatched. One was from the cleaners, the other was a plastic pants hanger from a department store, and the 3rd was a silk cloth hanger!! YUCK! I felt like I was in the slums of LA. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"not a great hotel period."
Parts of the hotel weren't open. They didn't prvide anything but towels and toilet paper. Light bulbs were broken along with the lamps.Genuine Expedia guest review
"worst hotel ever"
The worst hotel I have ever stayed in, no one answered phone call, the staff often disappeared and sometimes came back hours later. the room is moist, service is below average, it should be lower then 1 star, the only goodness is the free WiFi, if it counts.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great service for the money I paid restaurant at the hotel is excellent location I'm not that crazy about itGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel for some bizarre reason is down by expedia as a 3 star hotel. It is a one star hotel with a swimming pool. Noisy people out in the pool when trying to sleep. It is a local motel. Looks nothing like the pictures. THE decor and upkeep of the Motel is disgraceful. The shower curtain dirty. The whole hotel smelt of mold. The fan didn't work. […] There were no bath cloths. Very Disappointing. Totally beyond me who gave this a 3 star hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
terrible! It is dirty, sheet, bathroom, equipment is old and not in good condition, I will not go to there any more.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Home away from home!"
Besides the pool the next best thing of this motel was the cooperation of the staff. They were very helpful. In my entire 5 night stay I noticed not even one insect. From what I was told from a local, this motel has greatly improved. With the current renovations it only gets better.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good enough for singles who just need somewhere to sleep and shower in between parties or shopping.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Dirty/disgusting/bloods stained/smells like pee"
The motel was disgusting. There were cigarette burns in the comforters and blood stains on the wall and the sheets. As soon as I got into the room, I checked the bed and there was hair on the pillows. They give you two pillows per bed and they were stained yellow. The carpet was disgusting, I didn't wanna take my shoes off. The front windows were unlocked […] and opened, so check that. We told the maid and manager and they got us new blankets and sheets and they were worse than the ones we had. No toilet paper. Brown sink water. Spend the extra $20 and get a nice room at another location. The pictures look nothing like the room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"just an avarage motel"
An average motel, more on the positive side. It has a pool and the room was quite big. A/C was cool and moderate noise. It should chop down on the price in my opinion, but that´s me. One thing that was really annoying is that a restaurant nearby shares the parking with inside the hotel in the evening. So many cars trying to park on the parking lot inside […] the hotel territory and I was forced to park behind the motel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"will stay somewhere else"
it was suppoese to be an efficiency, but it only had a 2 cubic foot refrigerater. The space where a table chair goes was totally empty. We asked the first two nights we were there if we could have a micreowave and they said they would have one the next morning. It never showed up. Lots of night activity in the hotel. Drapes where see through and did […] not block any light out. Pool was clean though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"OH DEAR GOD....RUN AWAY FAST!"
No hot water in shower. Front desk said I had to take my showers in the middle of the day since everyone else was using the hot water in the mornings and evenings. BUT...the sink had hot water at ALL times, while the shower NEVER had hot water. The room smelled. The sheets had something all over them, not sure what it was, but it looked like makeup. […] There were no parking spaces and I had to sleep in my car one night until 5am when I was told someone would be leaving for work. There were 15 spaces in the lot...that is all. The refrigerator was broken and I was told they would trade it out from another room (which also they told me they had none to switch me to when I had no hot water) but they never showed up. The curtains were sheers, so there was absolutely no privacy and if the lights in my room were on during the evening, you could see in my room as if there were no curtains at all. The coffee bar was OLD coffee...no creamer and sugar had ants crawling on it. The breakfast was stale donuts that came from a package. At 3am on the morning after I arrived, there were 2 police cars in the parking lot for quite a while with 2 people handcuffed and lying on the hood of the car. Since I had SHEERS for curtains, I was privy to every light as well as the noise coming from the parking lot. The last night I was there, a man was screaming at a woman for 45 minutes. Called the front desk but no answer. I think that about sums it up. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"it is what it is"
the toilet is always backed up. even maintenance confirms that the motel has a problem with the sewage system. one switch controls both light and ceiling fan. so, they are either both off or both on and the room is lit up if you like the fan, but it is also warm when you want the light off.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Breakfast? What breakfast? Some websites said the hotel offered a free continental breakfast and others said nothing about breakfast. Now I know why. The breakfast area had no space for breakfast and no tables. It was strictly, get it and take it to your room. Breakfast consisted of Coffee with no alternatives for kids or non-coffee drinkers. There […] was bread but no butter or jam and only a microwave to warm it in. There was a bagel (yep, 1 bagel and that was the new batch the manager put out) but nothing to put on it and only the microwave for toasting. There was a doughnut when I got there but someone took that so the mgr put out some plain doughnut holes. That was it. No plates, plasticware, etc. I decided the room was cheap enough that I could afford Wendy's, half a block away. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
very bad. we change 3 different room in the 1st night. During 3 days in the motel, there is not any new towel or paper change.Genuine Expedia guest review
"NO NO NO (Unless you like winged ants...)"
There were bugs in the bathroom (I have no idea what they were, but they looked like winged ants), so I had to go on a hunting mission before I was able to take a shower, as they were all over the place. The bathroom floor didn't look clean, so we had to use flip- flops inside the shower. The rooms were OK, but the music in the swimming pool area was […] really loud and therefore stayed awake until they turned them off (like at 12 am). They offer continental breakfast, but there isn't a toaster for the cold bread and bagels. The coffee was also undrinkable. The staff was quite friendly and polite, so it's a shame that everything else was so bad... We originally booked 3 nights there, but decided to leave after the second one. I don't think we'd ever go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you research for"
Motel was in class of M_tel 6. Rated 2 stars. I agree. I called ahead to make sure pool was filled and working (It was, I never used it). Several people told me it was in a "Bad neighborhood". It probably was. we used it to sleep in and we slept through the night. The "Breakfast" was nothing more than brewed coffee, thawed coffee cake. I drank the coffee. […] Room had no iron/board, or other amenities. For the price, it was fine. I paid forty dollars more for our final night and stayed closer to South beach. Wasn't much happier there. Suggesstion is stay close to the action so you can rest in the room and then back to the beach, bar or whatever you fancy. The time going back and forth via bus could have been spent doing other things. Weather was a factor though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Motel Blu- Stay away"
Horrible area, horrible rooms, horrible everything! I felt dirty, just pulling into the parking lot! It does not look very well maintained and they charge WAY too much for what it is worth! The bathroom in my room, did not even have a mirror in it, meaning it was supposed to be there but had been torn off.... The beds were very uncomfortable, the room […] smelt like mold. I was literally afraid to stay there by myself (Single woman, alone...). AVOID AVOID AVOID this hotel (motel really...). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was not a good place; there was no accessories. No dresser to store my clothes, no mini frig, no chairs or talbe to put a clock, radio,etc. I would never refer anyone to this place nevermine going back there again. The advertisement is the only thing looking good and that's to get business. They have a room that is the advertisement room, and […] that's next to the pool. So my take on it is, if you don't know anyone that has gone to Motel Blu at least by June (for possible upgrade) don't you go. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is in a bad neighborhood and very dirty!! Wouldnt stay here again....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The staff at The Blue Motel was very engaged!!"
The Blu Motel is in an excellent location to reach downtown venues via public transportation. Access to the beaches was within Walking distances via Public Transportation. I felt my possessions were safe and the staff was engaged enough to be visible and cognizant of their surroundings. The Owner Chris was on the property and accessible. If any complaints […] were lodged, he was there to take care of them immediately. Access to decent restaurants such as Anise/ Excellent Greek Cuisine across the street. My vehicle was protected. The rooms are small but all i needed was a bed after a Wonderful day in Miami. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
As this hotel is an older hotel, I was prepared for everything to be of an older quality but was pleasantly surprised at the bathrooms which had been recently redone. Since we were in the area for my wedding, all of my family stayed in this hotel. There was nothing consistant in the rooms. Some had small refrigerators, some had a small table and chairs. […] others had only the bed and a bureau. The pool was beautiful and large, although not heated and since it is February, it was a little cold for me. My stepson had a wonderful time playing in the pool. Would I stay here again, perhaps but not likely as it was a little further that the usual hotel we stay at while in the area but that one was completely book for the weekend and we needed 6 rooms for this trip. The staff was very courteous and helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Their continental breakfast was not welcoming.(it seems like the 2 donuts has been there for days). Outside my door smells like gutter water and the ac leaks outside the window in a small container that overflows. A guy was using the parking lot to valet park for a club next to the hotel. I requested ice they said they didn't have any. The location […] made me feel uncomfortable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Surprise a cockroach!"
As soon as I opened the door to the room I was greeted with a cockroach who met me with surprise. The AC unit in one of the two rooms we rented wasn't working. The bedding looked dirty and worn. Not a great place to stay even for the price which was very affordable...think next time I will spend a little more to hopefully get a better stay. Good thing […] I hardly stayed in the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice little motel"
For the money in miami good includes parking hard to findGenuine Expedia guest review
"A one Night only Hotel"
I booked through a company online, and was told I would receive a breakfast buffet if I paid 10 extra dollars. There was no buffet, barely a continental breakfast. If you consider coffee and a banana continental. Pulling into the parking lot you can tell its a run down motel and it is in a bad part of town, We found out later there was a strip club […] next door. Our air conditioner was taped to the wall in our room so clearly we sweated all night. For a one night stay it was okay for us, but any longer would have been torture. There is a security guard manning the parking lot at night which made us feel a little better about things. The staff was really friendy but thats about all it has going for it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Blu was a bust!"
Our cab driver was hesitant to take us to this location. He said itwas an unsafe neighborhood. There wasn't anyone in the office when we arrived. Our room was bare except for a TV that only worked on one station, two beds and a table with the TV on it. No lamps, no chair, only 2 thin towels and a torn thin curtain on the window.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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