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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:21 PM
jkzs jkzs is offline
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I just wanted to give my opion on HI POM. I read a lot of negatives and was very leary of this hotel but we were happy with this hotel. I don't think I would stay here for a vacation but 1 night pre cruise was just fine.
It is in a great location and we loved watching the ships come into port and the Bayside was great. The only thing I did notice was a faint paint smell in the hotel but the are renovating so that should be expected. We had a great time and will stay here again!
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:52 PM
eandj eandj is offline
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It IS very popular with new cruisers/travelers because as you say, it is in a good location for a night's stay. Especially if you have a group that just wants some downtimeand distractions in walking distance. And the fact that your ship is in view, adds to newbies excitement.

There are nicer places to stay roomwise, but I too don't agree that it's "the dump" some here have reviewed it as. And it is slowly being refurbished from what we hear.

Thanks for your update and thoughts.

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Old June 14th, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Thanks for the feedback!
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Old June 14th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Keith1010 Keith1010 is offline
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Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion on this hotel.

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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:16 PM
nhraformula00 nhraformula00 is offline
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I have stayed there once,pretty average. The I.C just down the street is a 10 in my book,and its within a few $ of the H.I if booked on LastMinuteTravel.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 12:09 AM
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That's fine, but we would never stay there again. Maimi is a vibrant, exciting city and there are other places to stay, pre-cruise.
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