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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at this hotel for business travel, the staff was great just like holiday inn always is but there were some issues. The hotel is in bad need of a renovation it looks ok on the surface but there is allot small blemishes that make you feel like your staying somewhere like a best western. The restaurant in the...

Thank priesthood
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I remember old Florida and back then it was OK. Now its just dated, and tired. The rooms were sized well, two queens and a nice but shared patio. The bathroom was tiny. Just large enough for the tub/shower, a toilet and sink. Might be the smallest I've ever seen. The hotel has a characteristic odor of damp carpet or...

Thank rspivak360
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Holidays Inn Coral Gables for a business trip. I needed a place close to the University of Miami and this place was about 20 min walk in high heels! I had a second floor room that had a view of the outdoor pool. The ambient was surely nice looking. Staff were also very friendly. Cleaning staff...

Thank Hosna J
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University, responded to this review

Hello Hosna J, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University, FL for your business needs. Your compliment about our property's great location is valued. It is our goal to make each of your stays memorable and I'm glad that your expectations were met. I have also taken note of your comments about housekeeping and these will...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great hotel that is very close to the University of Miami campus. Hotel staff from check-in to check-out were fantastic. The lounge area is a great place to unwind. Outside patio is very nice. I will definitely stay here again.

Thank WhatARusher
Freeport, Trinidad
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is quite close to Uni of Miami as well as the metro. It is a bit old but keep very clean. The staff are very friendly and they also keep packages for you before your arrival. The only thing though is that breakfast should be included in the packages or free for that matter. However there are a...

1Thank zzbabe
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University, responded to this review

Hello Katz411, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Coral Gables University, FL and posting a review and rating your stay. It is great to know that your stay, over all, was satisfactory. Thank you for the compliments for our accommodating staff and finding the location of the property suitable for your needs. All your comments and ratings have been...

Reviewed 22 December 2016

Front desk staff was very friendly and efficient, club status was recognized. Room was at the end of a very very long hallway and as a female traveling alone that made me a bit uncomfortable. I would request a room closer to the elevator if I stayed again. Carpet was dingy and needs replacing. Adequate desk and small table in...

Thank Heather D
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University, responded to this review

Dear Heather D, Thank you for staying with us and for enumerating the good, the bad and the opportunities to improve. Whilst I am pleased that you found our staff efficient and beds clean and comfortable, I truly value the negative comments as this gives us the opportunity of improving what we can offer. I am sorry for the shortcomings...

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed from the 11-13. Had a great experience all around. IHG status recognized by front desk staff, Juan at the bar provided excellent service while we watched the game. Not too pricey for a hotel bar. Room was cleaned while we were out next day. Only negatives would be no alcohol during the day, but plenty of local places. Photo...

Thank Jessy P
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great location and secure area but, after staying a few times at this hotel, I can definitely say that every room I stayed at this location the AC unit blows a weird smell.im I'm not sure if it needs new or better air filter making the room overall with too much humidity.

Thank Edgar C
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University, responded to this review

Dear Edgar C, Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We are glad to know you liked the fine location of our hotel in the area. On the side note, we are sorry for the unusual smell you noticed with our air-conditioning system. Your feedback is very important to us as this continually helps us improve the...

Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stayed there 3 nights for business in January 2016. The hotel is old and rooms were outdated, only basic amenities available. Location isn't great either, you definitely need a car. Staff was really friendly but I would definitely think twice choosing this hotel.

Thank Mervi212
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University, responded to this review

Dear Mervi212, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay and choosing our hotel for you business needs. I appreciate the kind remarks regarding our hotel staff. Although, it is saddening that some aspects of our hotel did note live up to your expectations. I also apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced...

Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The room was comfortable but the hotel is of a much lower standard than uk Holiday Inns. The lobby area was poor. I asked for a change from the first allocated room which was at the end of an extremely long corridor, because it smelt of urine. The second room was odour free and comfortable. I ordered a steak salad...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University, responded to this review

Dear WgC910, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Holiday Inn Coral Gables University, FL. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment about the room, breakfast and our staff. However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the lobby. We will address these...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience a wonderful stay at the Holiday Inn Coral Gables-University which is ideally situated in the upscale city of Coral Gables, on South Dixie Highway (US 1) across from the University of Miami and the Metrorail station. When priorities turn from work to play, guests are in the middle of great shopping, dining and entertainment at Dadeland Mall, Shops at Sunset Place, Village of Merrick Park, Coconut Grove and Bayside Market Place. Our Toucan's Restaurant and Lounge offers breakfast and dinner. The attractions that make South Florida a favorite tourist destination are just around the corner, putting guests within minutes of Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Zoo Miami, the Museum of Science, Miami Children's Museum, the American Airlines Arena, the Port of Miami and South Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University

Address: 1350 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Region: United States > Florida > Coral Gables
Price Range: ₹ 11,365 - ₹ 19,521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Coral Gables - University 3*
Number of rooms: 155
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Coral Gables Holiday Inn
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“An in facing room is much better, the other room face to parking or the road.”
 of 5 bubbles rspivak360, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“hallways are very long request near the elevator if you don't want a long walk”
 of 5 bubbles 679heatherd, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Bring a "chip clip" or oversized paper clip to help keep the shades closed.”
 of 5 bubbles barryr779, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask the staff.”
 of 5 bubbles e3ceprise, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to request the king sized bed - a bit more room!”
 of 5 bubbles Dancingred1, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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