The road to get to the Element Miami Airport Hotel (owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts) is not the easiest or most elegant. It involves driving through an industrial-looking area, across roads with potholes, and the sight of trucks, slabs of stone, and fences don’t exactly remind you of Miami’s flair and energy. However, once you step inside the lobby, all your worries will melt away. If you have a flight to catch at Miami’s sprawling international airport, then this eco-friendly hotel is a great choice for you.
The lobby is a sprawling place, which includes not only the reception desk, but also the breakfast area, a large TV, and a big area for either dining or relaxation. near the lobby’s tall, gleaming glass windows. Perhaps the most striking feature of the lobby is the vast amounts of beautiful natural light that filters through the glass windowpanes, from all sides and angles. The lobby is usually bathed in light, and it helps create an atmosphere of relaxation and optimism.
Your accommodation at the Element Hotel comes in two choice: spacious studio or one-bedroom suites. The suite has its own living room, with a large flat-screen TV, work desk, coffee table, sofa, and loveseat. Near the entrance is a full-size kitchenette, complete with refrigerator, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, plates, utensils, and glasses. The bathrooms have a contemporary design, and deluxe amenities.
Fresh and healthy breakfast buffet
When you wake up in the morning and want to quench your hunger to get ready for a flight, the Element has a fantastic variety of offerings to start your day off right.
You can choose from a variety of juices, sweet or unsweet iced tea, and hot beverages. There are also delicious smoothie “shots”, delivered in small shot glasses, which give you a fruity sugar rush, but their small size means that you don’t overload on sugar so early in the day. There are various cereals you can choose from, as well as bagels (whole wheat, cinnamon, plain) and English muffins. The main meal consists of fresh egg and cheese bagels or, for the health conscious, egg and spinach bagels.
It is a truly delicious and wide assortment of healthy choices, and is not to be missed (the breakfast is included in your price, so the only way to miss it is by falling asleep!).
Additional services that are available at the hotel include a business center, a complimentary shuttle service for up to 3 miles, complimentary internet for all guests, and a 24-hour fitness center.
There is also a great option to rent a bike and do your own Miami tour. An interesting neighborhood to explore from this location is Coral Gables, which is a few miles away.
Clean, green, and friendly
Miami is a global transportation hub, so it has plenty to choose from when it comes to hotels, and especially airport hotels. The Element Miami Airport Hotel has contemporary, spacious rooms, an excellent breakfast buffet, complimentary shuttle service, 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, and a bike rental service. Most importantly, it has excellent service and the staff does a great job of addressing concerns promptly and professionally.