Thursday, November 21, 2013

Miami Entertainment, Attractions and Hot Spots

The Greater Miami area is full of fun things to do for leisure travelers. Activities for kids, adults, and families abound, from popular Florida attractions to major sporting events and big name concerts. Comfort Suites Miami offers convenient access to these attractions, shopping malls, sporting events and concert arenas.

For business travelers, our hotel near Florida International University and Kendall Regional Hospital also offers convenient access to Dadeland Business District and major Miami businesses. Below are some attractions and hot spots conveniently located near our Miami hotel.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 949-6722

American Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Blvd 
Miami, FL 33132
(786) 777-1000

Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(888) FINS-TIX

Metro Zoo
12400 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL 33177
(305) 251-0400

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 667-1651

Dadeland Mall
7535 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 665-6226

Dolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th St
Miami, FL 33172
(305) 365-7446

Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St 
Miami, FL 33174
(305) 348-2000

Kendall Regional Hospital
11750 SW 40 St
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 223-3000

At Comfort Suites Miami, you’re in the heart of the action whether you are on a family vacation or traveling on business. Our affordable hotel in Miami will make your stay practical and memorable.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Affordable Miami Accommodations

Miami is certainly one of America's most popular vacation destinations, but that doesn’t mean your trip has to be expensive. Whether you are a business traveler in Miami’s busy financial district or planning your next family vacation, you can easily find and reserve affordable accommodations at Comfort Suites Miami, our budget hotel in Miami. Our hotel is ideally located near the Florida Turnpike and offers numerous Miami hotel deals for affordable vacations and getaways.

Comfort Suites Miami is conveniently located near major area attractions, including Miami Metrozoo, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, Miami Seaquarium, Everglades National Park and Homestead Miami Speedway. Our hotel near Florida International University is also less than 15 minutes from the University of Miami and the Miami International Airport. Comfort Suites Miami offers convenient access to popular shopping complexes such as Dadeland Mall and Dolphin Mall. Several restaurants and cocktail lounges are also located in the surrounding area.

For business travelers, this Miami hotel provides a free business center with high-speed Internet access, free local faxes, spacious work areas, two-line telephones with data ports, voice mail and access to a copy machine. Conference and meeting rooms are available for a small fee. Our Miami Function room is perfect for anything ranging from business meetings to social gatherings.

Beautiful weather and gorgeous sunsets also make Miami a great place to have a wedding. Comfort Suites Miami offers affordable accommodations for wedding receptions in Miami. Our staff will work diligently with you to host an event that none of your guests will soon forget. Our great location will make it easy for your guests to arrive, and our courteous staff will cater to all your needs.

All suites are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, sleeper sofas and leisure chairs. Executive and Queen Suites feature wet bars. Two-Room Suites include king beds and whirlpool bathtubs. Laundry facilities and safe deposit boxes are also available for guest convenience.

Our hotel in Miami offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Be sure to ask about Choice Hotels International's Choice Privileges rewards program.

Our relaxing Miami accommodations and affordable rates make the Comfort Suites Miami hotel a great place for business and leisure travelers in the Miami area. We give traveling in style a whole new meaning.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Award-Winning Hotels in Miami & Kendall

The Comfort Suites Miami Kendall Hotel is proud to display our many awards. Among these are Choice Hotels Inn of the Year, Gold Award for Hospitality and Platinum Award for Hospitality.

Every year, the Choice Hotels owners’ organizations select a hotel as Inn of the Year for each brand. The contenders for this prestigious award demonstrate excellence in guest service and operations and are among the very top-ranked Platinum Award-winning properties within each brand. Demonstrating excellence in hospitality, service and quality, the Inn of the Year Award winners set the standards for the entire Choice Hotels system.

With close to 5,000 Choice Hotels properties across the United States, the Choice Hotels Hospitality Award-winning hotels represent the company’s top performing properties, thanks to their consistent and on-going demonstration of exceptional focus and dedication to guest satisfaction. All Platinum Award-designated properties proudly represent the top three percent of all open hotels within their brand. Properties boasting a Gold Award status are selected among the top ten percent of hotels operating under their flag. Property rankings and performance are determined by official ranking reports from Choice Hotels.

"These award-winning hotels are truly the properties that shine day in and day out, representing not only the best of the best from across the country, but also the tremendous value that a Choice Hotels property can offer to today’s travelers,” said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer of Choice Hotels. “We’re very proud to have each and every one of these hotels as part of our Choice Hotels family and I congratulate them all on receiving these distinguished awards."


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Comfort Suites Miami Hotel has been Renovated

Comfort Suites Miami Hotel has recently made some major renovations. We've remodeled the front desk area and enhanced the gym. We've also added a Mini Market where you can find sodas, water, snacks and personal products during your stay. Change machines have also been added for the convenience of our guests. Our pool area has also been refurnished with modern and comfortable beds, chairs and tables.

Services & Amenities:
  • 128 Junior Suites and 4 Executive Suites
  • Free Bountiful Breakfast Buffet
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Coffee
  • Free Newspaper Monday through Friday
  • In-Room Electronic Safe
  • Free Parking
  • Free Coffee in the Lobby
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Hot Water Whirlpool/Spa
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
  • Conference and Meeting Rooms
  • Guest Laundry
  • Sun Deck
  • Handicap Rooms
  • Mini Market
  • Change Machines
  • 100% Smoke Free Hotel

Whether you are a business traveler in Miami’s busy financial center or planning your next family vacation, Comfort Suites Miami offers first class accommodations in Miami at a terrific value. Our services and amenities will make your stay comfortable and memorable.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Atracciones En Miami

Miami es una ciudad muy especial. Su privilegiada ubicación al sur de Florida lo convierte en un destino turístico en el que se puede disfrutar de un clima cálido durante todo el año.

Aunque las playas son el mayor atractivo de Miami, la excelente ubicación de nuestro hotel de Miami hará que en su visita a Miami esté cerca y con fácil acceso a emocionantes atracciones.

Metro Zoo
Lleve a su familia al Zoológico Favorito de Miami. Esté es el parque zoológico más grande en la Florida. Alberga más de 1.200 especies de animales salvajes y es el único zoológico subtropical en el continente americano.

Si te apasionan los animales marinos, este acuario es un paraíso donde puedes pasarte al menos un día. Ubicado en el centro de la ciudad, ofrece las más diversas y fascinantes especies acuáticas.

Monkey Jungle
Los visitantes de ésta jungla de monos caminan a través de senderos mientras los monos corren libres dentro de grandes encierros.

Parque Nacional Everglades
El Parque Nacional Everglades, el tercero más grande de los Estados Unidos, está a sólo unos minutos de Miami. Es una vasta extensión de humedales con abundante flora y fauna, como caimanes, cocodrilos, delfines y panteras.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
¡Increíble Jardín Botánico! Con una extensa colección de plantas tropicales incluyendo palmeras, cicas, árboles florales y enredaderas, es una de las mayores experiencias ecológicas en Miami. Está ubicado en Coral Gables.

Coconut Grove
Cononute Grove es conocido como el más grande centro gastronómico de Miami debido a la cantidad y variedad de restaurantes que allí diariamente deleitan al visitante. Son muy comunes lo restaurantes al aire libre. Entre los mas populares y concurridos encontramos: Green Street Cafe, Monty's Raw Bar, Tuscany, Mr. Moes, Le Bouchon, cafés y restaurantes de cadena como: The Cheesecake Factory y Johnny Rockets.

Comfort Suites® Miami hotel lo invita a experimentar los numerosos sitios y sonidos de la ciudad más excitante del sur de Florida. Reserve hoy mismo su suite en nuestro hotel.


Hotels Near Florida International University

The Comfort Suites® Miami hotel is conveniently located near the Florida Turnpike and within 2 miles of the Florida International University.

FIU was founded in 1965 and opened for classes in 1972. Today it has more than 50,000 students, approximately 1,000 full-time faculty and more than 124,000 alumni. Based on enrollment, Florida International University is one of the 25 largest universities in the United States.

Additional nearby businesses include Kendall Regional Hospital, Dadeland Mall, and Dolphin Mall.

Full-service amenities at this hotel near Florida International University include:
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free coffee in the lobby
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspaper
  • Free parking

Guests of our hotel in Miami can also enjoy the fitness center, outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Laundry facilities and safe deposit boxes are available for additional convenience.

For students and business travelers, our hotel provides a free business center with high-speed Internet access, free local faxes, spacious work areas, two-line telephones, voice mail and access to a copy machine. Conference and meeting rooms are available for a small fee.

All suites are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, sofa sleepers and leisure chairs. Keep your electronic devices charged with the recharge device including AC and USB outlets provided in all guest rooms. Executive and queen suites feature wet bars. Two-room suites include king beds and whirlpool bathtubs.

Our relaxing accommodations and affordable rates make the Comfort Suites® Miami hotel a great place for students and business travelers looking for hotels near FIU.


Top Ten Mistakes When Traveling to Miami or Kendall

1. Arriving Without a Place To Stay
Book your Miami hotel in advance – at least for the first night. You will need a place to put your suitcases down when you arrive. Wandering around jetlagged and desperate for a place to rest is never fun.

2. Forgetting About Transportation
Make sure you plan your trip from the airport to your Miami or Kendall hotel in advance. Cabs can be very expensive during Miami’s peak season, so do your research on options for public transportation.

3. Misplacing Your Passport
Spending your vacation tracking down consulates and misplaced documents is a waste of time. Make 2 copies of your passport, leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and keep the other copy in your luggage. If, for any reason, your passport is lost or stolen, just take your copy to your consulate so they can trace your passport number, cancel the original passport and give you a new one.

4. Traveling Without Medical Insurance
Being prepared for any accidents during your Miami vacation is important. Make sure you have appropriate medical coverage in case you need it.

5. Not Checking Your Roaming Fees
Using your cell phone in another state without an appropriate service plan could be surprisingly expensive. Contact your service provider to inquire about any extra service fees.

6. Forgetting to Call Your Credit Card Company
Give your credit card company a heads-up that you’ll be traveling or they may suspect fraud and suspend your credit card until you’ve confirmed purchases during your vacation.

7. Sticking To Tourist Traps
Inquire with local residents or the staff of your hotel in Miami for suggestions on the best local attractions, restaurants and events.

8. Not Using a Travel Agent
You can find sales and flight discounts when booking your flight to Miami through an agent. Don’t settle for regular rates. Discounts are usually available for those who seek them.

9. Making Changes to Your Flight Reservations
Postponing your departure date is one of the most common mistakes that travelers can make. Flight changes are available but usually at high costs.

10. Over Packing
Arriving at the airport with overweight suitcases can bust your travel budget even before you take off. Most airlines allow one bag for free, but you could be charged up to $100.00 for every additional piece of luggage or overweight bag.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Suggestions for Booking Your Miami Hotel

Miami is an exceptional city any time of year. The beaches are as inviting in December as they are in July, and the weekend nightlife rocks all year long! The question of when to book your hotel in Miami is really based on the type of vacation you desire. You can choose the energy of peak season with tourism at its high and usually perfect winter weather, or you can choose low season for the most inexpensive fares and emptier beaches.

Typically, when Northern American states get cold, Miami tourism heats up. The peak season spans from January through April. Come to Miami during the peak season, and you'll find the city and its beaches packed to the max. If your Miami vacation plans must be during these peak months, make sure to book ahead of time and also expect high hotel costs, long waits, and crowded beaches. June through September is the low season, but Miami still gets many tourists during the summer.

Weather Information

Miami has warm weather all year long; highs are usually in the 70s and 80s. Humidity is at its worse in the summer months and can be quite irritating, especially to travelers that are used to dry heat. June has the least desirable weather, as it usually sees the most rainfall.

Florida is located within the hurricane belt, so Miami is at risk for hurricanes and tropical storms from June 1 to November 30. Prepare for travel during these months by purchasing travel insurance that covers you in the event of a hurricane.  Also keep a close watch on the weather forecast prior to your departure.

When to Save

You will find the least expensive rates for a Miami hotel during the low-season summer months, and weekdays are usually cheaper than weekends. In the peak season, you may find small price breaks by traveling midweek rather than on the weekend.

Dining and attraction prices are not so dependant on the seasons, but occasionally you'll find summer coupons that are not available during winter months. Hotels near Miami Zoo and other popular hot spots usually offer summer discounts directly associated with their nearest attractions, so you may want to seek them out.

When to Book

Many hotels in Miami sell out in advance on winter weekends, while in the summer, many hotels even post hopeful "Vacancy" signs in order to attract more business. The best rule of thumb is to book your vacation in Miami as far in advance as possible, especially if you have a specific vacation budget in mind. You will probably find many hotel discounts in the summer, but it's very important to book several months in advance for winter travel. Room prices rise as Miami hotels fill up, so the earlier you book, the cheaper the room rate you'll pay.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rejuvenezca en un Viaje de Placer en Miami, FL

Aparte de la cantidad de cosas que hay por hacer en los alrededores del hotel, Comfort Suites Miami ofrece numerosos servicios tanto dentro como fuera del hotel para que usted disfrute de sus vacaciones en Miami. Tome el sol en nuestra suntuosa piscina exterior climatizada, spa o en la piscina con hidromasajes. Luego, después de nadar, visite nuestro moderno gimnasio dotado con maquinas de última tecnología que le ayudarán a mantenerse en forma. A pocos minutos de nuestro hotel en Miami, encontrará hermosas playas donde puede ver caer el sol con una placentera vista del hermoso mar caribeño.

Cuando haya tomado los rayos del sol, refúgiese en el oasis de nuestras amplias suites equipadas con aire acondicionado, frescos y bonitos tendidos de cama, TV por cable con canales Premium y mucho más. Comfort Suites Miami le brinda la oportunidad de disfrutar de sus vacaciones con el máximo confort a un precio razonable.


Eventos Reuniones Miami, Florida

En Comfort Suites Miami, damos la bienvenida a diferentes y variados grupos. Los salones en nuestro hotel son amplios y aptos para todos nuestros huéspedes: reuniones familiares, deportivas o de negocios.

Nuestro hotel de Miami, además, ofrece amplias e iluminadas salas para diferentes tipos de eventos como: convenciones, conferencias, banquetes, cenas, ferias comerciales y reuniones de empresas en Miami. Todas las salas disponen de Internet inalámbrico de alta velocidad. Agua y café de cortesía se encuentran en el piso principal del hotel. Nuestro “Consultor de Eventos” está disponible de lunes a viernes, en horario de oficina, para ayudar a satisfacer todas sus ideas de planificación de cualquier tipo de evento. Nuestro salón principal de conferencias puede albergar hasta 55 personas, mientras que en el comedor principal puede celebrar una evento de 80 invitados. Con nuestro personal calificado, sus reuniones corporativas se realizarán sin problemas y eficientemente. Comfort Suites ayuda a organizar todos sus eventos en Miami.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Top 10 Miami/Kendall Vacation Tips

It's time to start thinking about your summer vacation plans. Even with tight budgets during these tough economic times, vacations are still quite possible. Here are 10 vacation-planning tips when visiting the Miami/Kendall area.

1. Organize Carefully
To avoid a lot of problems, stay organized. Keep receipts and records of your entire Miami/Kendall vacation. Documentation is the key to making sure that you receive what you planned on getting.

2. Plan Accordingly
Odds are you will get better rates at hotels in Kendall if you plan ahead. With planning, you can have time to research several Miami hotel offers and vacation packages.

3. Visit Message Boards and Vacation Forums
To make sure you are spending your vacation funds wisely, do some Online research. Searching the Web for message boards and Miami/Kendall hotel reviews will give you a better idea of what you will actually get. Other travelers can provide useful information, and you can also learn from their mistakes.

4. Remember Safety
Investigate the safety of the area you will be visiting. Some parts of town may not be safe for you to explore. Be aware of your location and stay current with world issues. Be sure to check the State Department's Web site for travel warnings and alerts.

5. Set Your Priorities
Set your priorities before embarking on your vacation. What do you want to see on your trip? Your priority might be to visit Metrozoo or explore the Florida Everglades, so make sure you prioritize.

6. Look Into Unexpected Fees
Don't forget about taxis, possible checked baggage fees, tips for services and other unexpected costs that you might not foresee. Costs can add up quickly while traveling, and random problems like needing to buy a new purse or suitcase might pop up. Carrying a little bit of extra cash will help you cover these costs and help you stay on budget.

7. Find Alternate Means of Transportation
Traveling like the locals is usually the way to save money. Look into bus and train schedules to help save on cab fares. Inquire with local residents or the staff of your Miami/Kendall hotel for suggestions on local and affordable transportation.

8. Budget
How much money is in your vacation budget? If you have the funds, you may want to indulge in some of the area’s luxury attractions and restaurants.

9. Consider a Travel Agent
If your research skills aren't quite up to par, there are countless travel agents that will be happy to help you book your Miami/Kendall accommodations. They can also give you information about locations that the average person might not know, like an affordable hotel on the outskirts of town or a hole-in-the wall Miami/Kendall restaurant with the best cuisine in town.

10. Don't Stress Out
Remember to have fun while planning your South Florida vacation and don't stress. You don't want to get bitter about your vacation before you leave the house.


Vacation Travel in Kendall, Florida

Vacation travel in Kendall, Florida is becoming more popular every year. Situated on the edge of the Florida Everglades, Kendall provides access to all of South Florida’s attractions and hot spots. Hotels in Kendall are proud to offer convenient and affordable hotel accommodations without all the crowds found in downtown Miami and the South Beach area.

Attractions in Kendall and Surrounding Areas

Kendall is home to the popular Metrozoo, a world-renowned facility showcasing animals that roam free within its 300 acres of jungles, forest and trails. The Greater Miami area, well known for its beaches, is also full of all kinds of attractions, including the following:

1. Metro Zoo (Miami)
2. Miami Seaquarium (Miami)
3. Coral Castle (Homestead)
4. Everglades Alligator Farm (Homestead)
5. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Coral Gables)
6. Biscayne National Park (Homestead)
7. Lowe Art Museum (Coral Gables)
8. Jungle Island (Miami)
9. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami)
10. Barnacle State Historic Park (Coconut Grove)

Sports fans in Kendall are also close to top notch sporting events located in the city of Miami, home to the following major league teams:

1. Baseball: Florida Marlins (MLB)
2. Basketball: Miami Heat (NBA)
3. Football: Miami Dolphins (NFL)
4. Hockey: Florida Panthers (NHL)

Accommodations in Kendall

Whether you want to stay in a hotel near Miami Zoo, or wish to find a hotel near Florida International University, there are many options that will fit your budget and expectations. These hotels have style, fun activities, modern amenities, and you can stay comfortably without breaking the bank. For shopping enthusiasts, hotels near Dadeland mall and hotels near Dolphin Mall offer convenient access to these popular shopping complexes.  

Keep in mind that the best hotels in Miami offer accommodations at reasonable prices. They will make your vacation just as comfortable and memorable as the higher-priced hotels and resorts.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Top 5 Attractions in Miami

Miami is full of great tourist attractions for visitors and residents. This list presents some of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. Most hotels in Miami are close to these attractions and some even offer tours and discounts during your Miami vacation.

1. Metro Zoo
The Miami Metro Zoo is quickly becoming one of the best zoos in the nation. Its favorable climate allows it to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa, unlike others zoos in the country. Animals are grouped according to their geographic region and animals that live together peacefully in the wild are placed together in the same exhibits. Hotels near Miami Zoo are abundant and usually offer reasonable prices.

2. Seaquarium
The Miami Seaquarium is located in the causeway between downtown Miami and Key Biscayne. It's a fabulous stop where you can experience an outdoor aquarium that's only possible in Miami’s tropical climate. Be sure to allocate enough time to see this attraction during your Miami vacation because there is plenty to see.

3. Monkey Jungle
Monkey Jungle in southern Miami is a truly unique park and a must-see attraction during your Miami holiday. While humans walk through carefully constructed pathways, many species of primates fly above your head, swing through trees and interact with each other just like they do in the wild.

4. Coral Castle
Coral Castle is a true monument to the uniqueness of Miami and the power of love. This attraction was built by a Latvian-born Miami resident named Ed Leedskalnin as a monument to his lover. After 28 years of hard work, he introduced his 1100-ton coral creation to the world. It's a bit of a drive from downtown, but well worth the trip. Coral Castle is near many budget hotels in Miami.

5. Vizcaya
A visit to Miami is simply not complete without a stop at the historical 50-acre Vizcaya estate. This European-style mansion offers a glimpse of life in turn-of-the-century South Florida. It's also an extremely popular venue for galas, Miami weddings and other events.


Business Conferences at Miami Hotels

Business hotels in Miami are an ideal option for conferences and meetings, offering spacious and functional suites, extended stay opportunities, Miami meeting space and conference services. Convenient downtown access to major Miami businesses, including Leon Medical Centers, Kendall Regional Hospital, Dadeland Business District and Florida International University ensures that your Miami hotel provides a comfortable and productive stay when traveling for business.

Many hotels in Miami provide free business centers with high-speed Internet access, spacious work areas, two-line telephones with data ports, and access to copy machines. Conference rooms are available for a small fee, ensuring a comfortable and convenient conference in Miami.

Other business services offered at Miami business hotels include computer hook-ups, exercise rooms, fitness centers, free local calls, in-room electronic safes, fax machines, multiple phone lines and voice mail services. Many budget hotels in Miami offer these services, so there is no need to spend a fortune for the same amenities and business services.


Monday, February 11, 2013

More GREAT Guest Feeback

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Miami Accommodations

5. Revisit the Same Hotel. You may be able to get great deals at Miami hotels when you stay at the same place (or the same hotel chain) each time you travel. When you book your room, mention that you’ve previously stayed at their hotel. They want your repeat business and may offer you a better rate – or, at the very least, an upgraded room.

4. Try Haggling. In some cases, you can negotiate a room rate at a budget hotel in Miami, but it's important to do this tactfully. Present your initial offer so that it doesn't create a combative exchange. For example, you can ask if they might consider dropping their rate by 10 percent. Sometimes, you'll get a positive response, but if you get a solid "no" or the person seems offended, let it go.

3. Surf the Web for Deals. The Internet can help you save money on virtually everything, including Miami hotel rooms. It takes a bit more confidence to book your Miami vacations online, but you can find great rewards.

2. Timing Is Everything. When it comes to getting a good deal on Miami accommodations, timing can be everything. One of the easiest ways to trim your travel budget is to go off-season. You'll also save on airfare, and you might appreciate some additional perks, like shorter lines.

1. Use Membership Programs and Occupational Advantages. AAA and AARP members often qualify for reduced hotel rates. The same holds true for people in certain occupations, such as educators and military personnel. If you are either of these or work for a nonprofit organization, mention it when making reservations for your Miami vacation.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Affordable Hotels in Miami

Miami is famous for its beaches, sunny weather, exotic attractions and exciting activities. Finding affordable accommodations during your Miami vacation is easy and can save you lots of money. Budget hotels in Miami and Kendall can be found near popular hot spots and often offer all the amenities you would expect at the higher priced hotels and resorts.

Whether you want to stay in a hotel near Miami Zoo, or need a hotel near Kendall Regional Hospital, there are many options that will fit your budget. These hotels have style, fun activities, modern amenities, and you can stay comfortably without breaking the bank. For shopping enthusiasts, hotels near Dadeland mall and hotels near Dolphin Mall offer convenient access to these popular shopping complexes.  

Many of these cheap hotels in Miami offer swimming pools, poolside bars, restaurants, fitness centers, spas and gift shops. You can also find comfort at countless family hotels in Miami, most of which offer kiddie pools and day care services. You will definitely find a variety of fun activities for the entire family. For people traveling on business, hotels in Kendall, a suburban neighborhood of metropolitan Miami, are also reasonably priced and offer convenient access to Miami's major financial centers.

Keep in mind that the best hotels in Miami offer accommodations at reasonable prices. They will make your vacation just as comfortable and memorable as the higher-priced hotels and resorts.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

International Cuisine and Restaurants Near Your Miami Hotel

While on vacation in Miami, explore local cuisine and take your taste buds on an International adventure. The location of your Comfort Suites® Miami hotel gives you the flexibility to savor the most exotic food in Miami. Argentinian, Cuban, Colombian, and Italian cuisines are some of the local favorites. Most ethnic restaurants in Miami are family-owned businesses which started small and quickly multiplied to create mini franchises in the area. American sport grills and barbecue houses are also popular along with all the bigger American franchises like Checkers, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Quiznos, but let’s take a closer look at the International cuisine in Miami.

Argentinian cuisine can be described as a cultural blending of Mediterranean influences (such as those created by Italian and Spanish traditions) within the wide scope of livestock and agricultural products that are abundant in the country. No other dish more genuinely matches the national identity than asado (the Argentine barbecue). Nevertheless, the country's vast area, and its cultural diversity, has led to a local cuisine of various dishes that are still gaining popularity around the world.

Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Spanish, African, and Caribbean traditions. Cuban recipes share techniques and spices with Spanish and African cooking, along with some Caribbean influences in spice and flavor. The results are a unique and flavorful blend of several different cultural influences, with strong similarities to the cuisine of neighboring Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. A small but noteworthy Chinese culinary influence can also be noted, mainly in the Havana area.

Colombian cuisine includes the cooking traditions and practices of the native land and its Caribbean shoreline, Pacific coast, mountains, jungle, and ranch lands. Colombian cuisine varies regionally and is influenced by Spanish, African, Arab and some Asian traditions. Colombian coffee is also renowned worldwide for its prestigious high quality.

Italian cuisine is heavily influenced by Etruscan, ancient Greek, ancient Roman, Byzantine, and Jewish traditions. Significant changes occurred during the discovery of the New World with the introduction of items such as potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, now central to the cuisine but not introduced in quantity until the 18th century. Italian cuisine is noted for its regional diversity, abundance of difference in taste, and is known to be one of the most popular types of food in the world.

International Restaurants in Miami

Graziano’s Restaurant (Argentinian Steakhouse)
This family-owned Argentinian restaurant in Miami opened its first location on the renowned Bird Road in 1991. Graziano’s prides itself in being recognized as the best Argentine steakhouse in town, offering a wide variety of meat cuts cooked either on the grill or slowly roasted meat over Quebracho wood.

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La Carreta (Cuban Cuisine)
As a family-owned, Cuban restaurant in Miami, La Carreta is a staple of the old Cuba’s family dinning traditions of “abuela style” food and famously authentic Cuban espresso. With more than 9 locations, thousands of Miami locals and tourists are served authentic Cuban food and coffee daily.

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Los Arrieros (Colombian Cuisine)
Los Arrieros is a Colombian restaurant in Miami that specializes in the cuisine of La Zona Cafetera, the mountainous coffee-growing region of central Colombia that includes the cities of Medellín and Manizales. The menu's highlights include a savory sancocho, a clear soup loaded with gallina (hen), chunks of green plantain, potato, and yuca, seasoned with fresh cilantro. Immerse yourself in "la experiencia de la comida paisa."

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Nunzio’s Italian Restaurant (Italian Cuisine)
If you are looking for an Italian restaurant in Miami, Nunzio's is the place to go. This quaint little restaurant is owned by an Italian family. Mom and Pop are the ones doing the cooking and the rest of the family is taking care of the front. This Miami restaurant offers excellent food and friendly service.

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Sergio's Restaurant (Cuban Cuisine)
At Sergio's, cooking starts with a philosophy, "Simple, Fresh & Homemade". By using only the freshest ingredients & combining their homemade recipes with today's best food ideas, Sergio's is able to serve authentic Cuban cuisine in Miami. Every time you visit Sergio's you will experience the same sensation you had when mom cooked your favorite meals at home.

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American Grills in Miami

Shorty’s BBQ
Shorty's BBQ restaurants and catering service have been serving up barbecue in Miami for over 60 years! Their news-making and award-winning caterers and cooks take great pride in providing the finest in quality foods and professional service.

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Sports Grill
For over 20 years, Sports Grill in Miami has satisfied local appetites with reasonably priced cuisine, served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re an avid sports fan coming to cheer your favorite team or just stopping by to enjoy some old favorites, their menu and friendly staff will provide you with a dining experience you won’t forget.

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Fast Food in Miami

The home for burgers, fries, cola, wings, fish, hot dogs, the Big Chicken and more, Checkers is Miami fast food at its best. Their burgers are made of 100% Beef and served hot, juicy and fully loaded with flavor.

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Dunkin' Donuts
With over 2,600 stores in 30 countries outside of the U.S., Dunkin' Donuts has been serving loyal customers around the globe for over 27 years. During your Miami vacation, you can count on Dunkin' Donuts for delicious coffee and espresso, cool Coolatta®, delectable donuts, sandwiches and more.

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Can you imagine a world without the Big Mac? Or Chicken McNuggets? Or Happy Meals? It’s all because of a man named Ray Kroc who discovered a small burger restaurant in California back in 1954. From that humble start as a small restaurant, McDonald’s has become one of the world’s largest food service retailers and a leader of fast food in Miami.

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Pizza Hut
When it comes to tossing around dough, no one does it like Pizza Hut. When looking for pizza in Miami, order online for fast delivery or drop by for carryout. You can also contact Pizza Hut and find out about their catering services.

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Quiznos Subs
Quiznos offers over 25 chef-inspired menu items, including grilled flatbreads, salads and wraps, and sub sliders. When in the mood for sandwiches in Miami, treat yourself to their all-natural chicken, freshly sliced deli meats and artisan breads and cheeses. Quiznos is the perfect answer to your lunchtime craving.

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Your Comfort Suites® Miami hotel is conveniently located near a wide assortment of Miami restaurants which offer exotic culinary experiences for all tastes. With such diverse cultural influences and traditions surrounding the city, you will always find an adventure awaiting your taste buds.