Riande Continental Hotel" title="Riande Continental Hotel">Riande Continental Hotel: It’s not that bad!
This hotel is not as bad as many reviews say. First let me disclose that I went to Miami as part of a vacation package and did not have a choice in hotel. Most of the hotels in the area were built in the 1930s and 1940s and therefore are quite old. The Continental is no different. But the hotel and the rooms were clean. It isn’t your top of the line hotel. There are many nicer and fancier hotels in the area. But if you are looking for your basic hotel this is it. It would rival that of a Holiday Inn. It does need some touch up work. It probably hasn’t been renovated since the 70s or 80s, but it is a perfectly fine hotel. As far as the staff…. depending on whom you get and what time of day it is will depend on their attitude. Upon arrival, the afternoon valet was extremely rude. At times the front desk was very helpful. Our first room had a very noisy a/c vent and at 4 am the desk clerk allowed us to try other rooms until we were satisfied (all the rooms on the 5th floor we found noisy but we are light sleepers. We moved to the 4th floor). Some of the people were pleasant some weren’t.
The biggest problem with the Continental that I found was parking. You have 3 options: 1. Park your car Valet (on site) for $45 a day. There are only about 6 spots and they are parked right out front of the hotel 2. Use the general valet for $30 a day. I don’t know where your car goes and this too is “limited availability”. 3. Find a parking garage. We opted for choice number 3. We found a parking garage about 5 blocks away that was only $8 a day but keep in mind that the Florida heat and humidity can easily had an extra 10 degrees onto the actual temperature so you have to not mind walking in the heat for this option. Over all it was an acceptable hotel. It is a great location with Lincoln Ave and the beach all within walking distance. Overall, if I had to do it again, I may consider shopping the other hotels and see how their rates and reviews compare, but don’t completely rule this one out.
Riande Continental Hotel is located at 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139 .
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