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Sagamore Hotel, Miami, Florida
The location and reasons to visit:
Miami is located in the state of Florida, in the south of the USA. Once good reason
NOT to go there is the US immigration process. I do not object to completing an ESTA
online, but to wait at immigration control for three-quarters of an hour, with only
six people in the queue in front of me is just a joke. The US seems to be actively
discouraging tourists. The main reason I went to Miami was to see the art deco-style
building, which are truly beautiful and almost worth enduring the ponderous immigration
process to see. The beautiful people for which Miami is famous all seemed to have
left, when I was there, and been replaced by fat ugly ones.
Review of the Sagamore Hotel, Miami:
Most parts of the hotel are superb and beautiful, and very tastefully designed and
decorated in the restaurant and lounge areas. Unfortunately the pool bar, which was
the only bar open in the evenings when I was there, looked like something from the
1970s. It is old, worn, tacky and ugly,and not at all in keeping with the rest of
the hotel. No wonder I was the only person there most evenings. For it to be called
a ‘Pool bar and Grill’ on the hotel’s web site is ridiculous. I certainly wouldn’t
eat food anywhere near it.
The food in the restaurant was really good, but be aware of the prices on the menu.
Everything has a 20% service charge applied to it with the space on the bill for
an additional tip. Whether that is usual in Miami hotels I don’t know. Actually I
did leave tips every day, since the service was very good.
The view from the Ocean View suite was certainly over the ocean, but also over the
top of ugly flat roofs and air-conditioning units of bungalow units. The suite itself
was really nice, with a door to the bedroom that could be closed to exclude the loud
music that came from the hotel next door, thankfully. I would strongly recommend
the hotel if the bar was re-built.
The view from the suite.
The restaurant at the Sagamore Hotel
One of the lounges
Really nice photographs
Art deco style to the left, something different on the right