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La Quinta Inn Miami Airport East

This is a 3 star hotel in Miami
3501 N.W. Le Jeune Road, Miami, FL, U.S.A.
Photo 1 - La Quinta Inn Miami Airport East
Airport hotel, free shuttle service, breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking, on-site pool
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast and free airport shuttle
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the airport
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and efficient service
  • Many guests found the free shuttle service to the airport convenient
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons 
  • Several guests complained about hearing noise from airplanes flying overhead
  • A few reviewers thought that the breakfast area was too small
  • A couple of guests thought that the hotel appeared in need of upgrades
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on May 24, 2013
Overview
This property is situated among other hotels and restaurants, near the runway of the Miami International Airport (MIA). Offering free parking (for up to seven days) and a free airport shuttle, this property is well suited for guests who are looking to travel via MIA.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a mini-fridge and a microwave. Rooms are furnished with one double bed, two double beds or one king bed.

Free parking is available on site (for up to seven days) and pets are permitted at no additional fee.

A free breakfast is served from 6 am to 9:30 am on weekdays and from 7 am to 10 am on weekends.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, meeting rooms, free newspapers and guest laundry facilities.

Free airport shuttle service to MIA is available daily from 5 am to 11 pm. Free one-way shuttle transportation the Port of Miami (cruise ship terminal) is also available. The MIA Terminal is 8 minutes away by car, while the Port of Miami is a 16-minute drive away. Shuttle travel should be pre-arranged with the front desk directly.

Bayside Marketplace is a 17-minute drive away, while American Airlines Arena, home of the NBA's Miami Heat, is about 15 minutes away by car. Crandon Park Beach is about 22 minutes away by car, while Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Convention Centre are both about a 19-minute drive away. 

Sun Life Stadium (home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins) is about 20 minutes away by car, while the Homestead Motorsports Complex is 45 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 17, 2013: Free breakfast hours, pet policy, shuttle service details.
The Good
Many guests thought that this hotel was ideal for guests travelling to and from the airport (MIA) and Port of Miami, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and several reviewers agreed that their rooms were generally comfortable. A few guests found their beds comfortable.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. Several reviewers mentioned that the check-in experience was efficient.

Many reviewers enjoyed the food and selection at the free breakfast. However, there were a few complaints about the size of the breakfast area (see below).

The location was found to be convenient for accessing the airport (MIA) and Port of Miami by many guests. Many reviewers also appreciated the convenience of the shuttle services.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money spent.

The Bad
There were a few common concerns for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests mentioned that they could hear noise from airplanes flying overhead.

A few reviewers complained that the breakfast area was too small and lacked enough tables and chairs.

A couple of guests thought that the hotel appeared tired and in need of updates, while a couple of reviewers found the hotel confusing to access by car.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 87% of 866 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #52 out of 131 hotels in Miami, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 551 reviews. 

The author called the hotel on May 17, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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96.05 USD - 0.00 USD La Quinta Inn Miami Airport East
Rating:
7.3
Good
Ranking:
#8
Out of 131 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.3 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 3
No. of guest comments: 3
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #8 out of 131 hotels in Miami ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
we would stay again for our next cruise
"the shuttle service was very good, we had free ride to the hotel, then to the port for our cruise and they also picked us up after the cruise for a small price. there was no worry about getting to where we needed to go. the hotel included a breakfast which held us till we boarded our ship. the customer service was very good."
Michael from San Bernardino, CA US rated La Quinta Inn Miami Airport East 8 out of 10 on January 28, 2011
a pleasant stay...no hassles...
"desk service was excellent...ana was wonderful..."
Jonathan from Arcadia, FL US rated La Quinta Inn Miami Airport East 8 out of 10 on November 02, 2010
"VERY comfortable night's sleep...even being next to the airport, the planes didn't bother us. Very clean; awesome breakfast; attentive staff."
Amanda from Vero Beach, FL US rated La Quinta Inn Miami Airport East 8 out of 10 on October 16, 2005

Amenities

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La Quinta Inn Miami Airport East

  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Self Laundry


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