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Days Hotel - Thunderbird Beach Resort
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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“Rude welcome”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

I arrived at the hotel and was told that room was not ready but was also told as I had booked via an other company that free car parking was across the road behind brown boards.
I took my family away for some food and returned to book in and was told not asked to move the car but I was in the unloading area and this was by the valet parking man

The bar staff were interested in servicing other members of the public than us as they knew them. We are going out all day tomorrow and we are glad to be away from here

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed dec 20 to 21 for my wife bday and we love the experience, nice service, good food and prices at the restaurant, very clean the pool area and the hotel in general but could be better in the rooms, we hope they can update it soon, will be perfect. The only bad thing is that u can't control the AC temperature in the room coz is centralized, but works for us. The snack bar need to have more choices to eat but wasn't that bad. For me 4 stars but happy for the weekend, was great!!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

Although the Thunderbird (Days Inn) is a bit dated, its location is almost unique amongst the beachside tower apartments of North Miami beach. It has a nice pool and you can walk straight out on to the beach. Opposite there, across Collins Avenue (a very large and busy road!) is a nice shopping mall which includes CVS and Publix. There is a free shuttle to Aventura shopping mall too, which is enormous! It also has a car hire place (Dollar) in the hotel, so its easy to pick up and drop off a car. Rooms are comfortable with some nice pent houses on the 5th floor if you want to upgrade!

Food is served in the hotel, but there are also some nice places nearby for dinner and breakfast.

We stayed there for 6 nights over Thanksgiving and had a very nice time. We will probably be back there next year!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Ajax, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

This hotel is right on the beach and close to a lot of shopping. At night the beach is so nice especially if the moon is big. The price is good if you reserve in advance but other than that the place really needs some help.

I'm unsure why the front lobby looks so nice and the rooms are just completely ignored.

Also you have to pay for parking. If you self-park please do not step on the grass as we ended up stepping on manure of some sort and it was disgusting. Also be aware if it rains, it will flood in the parking lot.

We got a king bed and it was very comfortable. The room is dated but usable. I do not go to Miami to be in my hotel room all day anyway, I just need a place to sleep and this place did its job. Location is great and the area is walk-able.

Breakfast = Coffee, orange juice and choice of toast, cereal or bagel.

Room Tip: Make sure you book this hotel on a deal. DO NOT pay full price.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

This place is like walking back in time! Not a bit of updating since maybe the mid-seventies. The live entertainment reminded me of a skit on SNL...Dan Akroyd as the lounge singer! Our rooms were serviceable, the beds were bearable due to the plywood holding up the matress, the kitchenette was frighteningly old...the gas burners looked like they might blow up if we tried to use them. Housekeeping did not replace our towels...took the ones off the floor, but did not leave clean ones. They did not leave coffee one of the days. The location is what stops me from giving this an even lower rating. Located right on the beach with beautiful sand, chairs, and umbrellas available for rent. We visited other beaches in the area.
I just don't know WHAT KEEPS THE PLACE AFLOAT when you look at the rest of the area. While there is something to be said for the old style hotel, there is no excuse for not keeping up.

Room Tip: All the rooms have ocean views. Probably quieter on the north side, but the south side faces the po...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Hi. We were on a post thanksgiving cruise and boked via our airline website.

The place is old, very old and has not had a lick of paint in years.

The toilet was blocked, and then blocked after the janitor checked it. The TV was so old it should have been in a museum. The safe didnot have a battery and the door locks were not had failed electrics meaning it took ages to get in.

You pay for what you get, but this is a dive.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

friendly staff when we checked in.. the room was huge but we had 2 small double beds that werent very comfy.. the facilities are great.. good spa and pool and right on the beach also the diner at the hotel is good priced and lovely owners.. the decor is very beachy and it was a great place to relax.. lots of older people not as many young people but still great is a long way from miami though and an expensive cab ride so try find a cheap transfer. but i would stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Days Hotel - Thunderbird Beach Resort
Address: 18401 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160-2402 (Formerly Days Hotel Thunderbird Beach Resort Miami)
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Region: United States > Florida > Sunny Isles Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach
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Hotel Class:2 star — Days Hotel - Thunderbird Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 180
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