TownePlace Suites Miami Airport West / Doral Area
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Not the best place to stay near SOUTHCOM or MIA Airport Dec 27, 2009
I stayed at this Marriott TownePlace Suites Miami Airport West/Doral Area on business at SOUTHCOM because Defense Travel System (DTS) says its the closest to the SOUTHCOM complex and accepts the government per diem rate. That may be true if you are a bird, but you have to drive several miles around the SOUTHCOM complex to get in the front gate and the marsh waterway areas prevent the streets from going through directly. Others in my conference stayed at the buisness Doral Resort which was a much better choice for conferences at SOUTHCOM in Miami, which is only 6 miles west of the airport.
The room I was in had a broken freezer which someone had punctured the coils like they were removing ice with a claw hammer. The water was shut off due to a main leak, but they did not warn us or tell us there was a problem. Then the water was brown all week (see photos).
It was a l-o-n-g walk down dark industrial roads to get to places to eat and have a drink without driving or taking a non-existant taxi.
Each room had a well-apportioned kitchenette with a full stove/oven, dishwasher and full sized American freezer/refrigerator combo. There was plenty of room to spread out for an extended stay, even though I was there only for a few days. The desk was huge.
Upon check-out they gave me a 40-percent discount for the nights without water, however, that only saved the taxpayers money and I did not receive any benefits as the room was paid for by the government.
It has a small pool and you can get yogurt, cereal, banana, muffins and juice in the tiny lobby for breakfast. I can recommend a great Sushi/Korean BBQ/Hibachi Grill/Bar formerly called Sakura now called Soowoo Japanese Steakhouse nearby but I recommend driving vice the 45-minute walk each way.
I think I will stay somewhere else next time I'm in Miami for conferences at SOUTHCOM, but it was OK minus the water going out/brown water. Besides, I really don't like the Miami area anyway....
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