Is Miami's Mayfair Hotel & Spa a Mess or Is This All a Big Mistake?
The Leading Hotels of the World may want to create a subdivision called The Crappiest Hotels of the World--that is if the consortium continues to allow Miami's Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove to be counted among its ranks.
Upon our first visit in 2006, back when the hotel was a Kimpton property, we liked it, given its chic design, in-room 42" plasma flat screen TVs, marble baths and 4,500-square-foot spa. At the time, the only downside was that the rooftop pool had not yet opened.
But recent guest complaints--of which there are a lot--say the hotel "gets dirtier and dirtier by the day," "is not worth the price," gives "sinus infections" and that staff "have no taste," recommending Hooters and The Cheesecake Factory as good lunch options. Other guests complain that current construction produces unbearable noise, through curiously, there is no mention of upgrades on the Mayfair's web site. In fact, the only press info we could find was a glowing review of the hotel from 2005....
So we turn it over to you, dear readers, to help us sort through this mess: Is this hotel crap or are these reviews simply daft? Tell us what you think in comments below.