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Stadium Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Miami Gardens
2 reviews
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“Burgular Staff”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

The same day we checked in we left to go to a local store when we returned the maid was in our room even after we told her we didnt need service before we left. When i told the front desk manager (a younger cuban woman) about the incident and how I did not feel safe at her hotel and wanted a refund she offered $10 refund and then refused to let me go back to the room but wouldnt give me a full refund either. She then called the police when i said i was going to stand there till i was refunded. This place has no protection for its guests please go see the video of this incident i recorded on my cell phone it is posted on youtube under el palacio miami gardens hotel! It is also located in a high crime area

  • Stayed December 2011
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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

We met friends at El Palacio. With adjoining rooms, we could open doors between them and chat. The balconies are great overlooking Calder Race Track and Casino. The staff is great. They are friendly helpful and attentive as needed. I also like the secure parking lot. We enjoyed our weekend and will return in a couple of months.

Room Tip: We like a higher floor to be above trees so you can watch horses warm up at Calder.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

We stayed at the El Palacio while attending the 2012 Orange Bowl (Let's Go Mountaineers!). This was an excellent choice due to the proximity to Sun Life Stadium. Our room was clean and the front desk employees were excellent. They provided us with information about restaurants in the area as well as helping us choose which beach to visit on Thursday. We enjoyed the balcony and watching the horses at the adjacent racetrack and casino. The view of the skyline was very nice. We would definitely stay at the El Palacio again if we were to travel back to this area, particularly if we were attending an event at Sun Life Stadium.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Larry M
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Strasburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

My wife and I flew down on 1/3 for the Orange Bowl this year. We arrived at the hotel around 10am and they already had our room ready. Transportation to/from the airport was arranged through their recommended shuttle service and did a great job.

We stayed in a poolside jacuzzi room. Unfortunately, it was a bit cold outside so we didn't get to enjoy the pool, but the jacuzzi made up for it. I can imagine with warmer weather the poolside room would have been a sweet party spot. We ate at the Legends restaurant a few times. Though there wasn't much on the menu the view of the racetrack and stadium was nice.

Sun Life stadium is within walking distance. This was the reason we stayed. Though we ended up taking the shuttle ($15 a person). We also walked to the casino next door.

The hotel was clean and was very accomodating to the Orange Bowl crowd. If we ever go back to the Orange Bowl we'll definitely stay again. The staff was friendly and the price was reasonable considering the location. It's perfect for those who are going just for the game.

Room Tip: Poolside jacuzzi room was nice
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Casey M
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My stay at El Palacio was terrific. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful, especially Vicky at the front desk. The room was clean and the view from the balcony was spectacular. The new miniature golf course provided my friend and I with a great activity and we even used the basketball courts. And of course, the proximity to Sun Life Stadium made the whole Orange Bowl experience wonderful. The hotel was filled with Clemson and West Virginia supporters making a fun time for all, regardless of the outcome of the game.



Thanks for providing a great venue for this trip.

Room Tip: Definitely face the race track and stadium. Makes for great view of both and a terrific sunrise.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steven S
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Property: Stadium Hotel
Address: 21485 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056-1162 (Formerly El Palacio Sports Hotel)
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Gardens
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Miami Gardens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stadium Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 217
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stadium Hotel is The Very Best Among Miami Budget Hotels Stadium Hotel is the closest Hotel To Calder Casino & Race Course and Sun Life Stadium in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida. Our Miami Gardens hotel is a mile from Sun Life Stadium, which hosts sporting, music and entertainment events all year long. From your room you can look right down onto the Calder Casino & Race Course. If you're searching for Miami hotel accommodations that are as close as possible to the sports you like, look no further. Stadium Hotel is the only name you need to know. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
El Palacio Sports Hotel Miami Gardens
El Palacio Sports Hotel And Conference Center
El Palacio Sports Miami
El Palacio Hotel
Hotel El Palacio Sports

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