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I think the neighborhood El Cid is cute and Hotel Biba has a cool vibe to it. Nice landscaping, minimal design in the room. Very chic for the price. My shower drain clogged and caused the water not to drain for more than 12 hours. The mattress springs were jamming into my back. Our room was right next to the lounge area where breakfast was served and apparently there's no insulation in the walls. We could hear everything from the sqeeky door opening /closing and people talking all morning.
Clean. Boring decor - no frills. Ok for a nights stay - affordable.
Close to the railroad tracks. Poor breakfast
The hotel cancelled our FIVE rooms on New Years Eve due to a clerical mistake. I called numerous times to fix the matter and was never able to speak with a manager. I was told many times that the manager would call me. I have yet to hear from him/her. This establishment ruined our NYE, and we will not be returning. If you choose to stay here be sure that you have a backup reservation else where.
I liked the central location. It was close to City Place, the Convention Center and not far at all from the beach and Palm Beach across the Intracoastal. Being located in a beautiful historic neighborhood was a major plus for walking. I liked the cute bar and outdoor terrace area - it was so quaint for the continental breakfast. Very clean and well maintained. The lush landscaping did a lot to mitigate the fact that you are located near a major thoroughfare/intersection. Too bad it is so close to the railroad tracks.
Lovely historic building, very pretty. Friendly & Helpful hotel staff The air conditioning makes too much noise! When you switch it off, u will be steamed in our room. Bad Wifi connection in our room, at the corner of the complex!
It was inexpensive and close to downtown west palm. Outdoors was really nice, but inside was alittle disappointing.
The clean amazing rooms! Felt like I should have paid way more, such a good valuem wow blown away.
Pretty clean and new. Staff was very friendly and continental breakfast with fresh pastries from local bakery was a nice touch. Grounds and breakfast area were nicely landscaped and furnished. The air conditioner dudnt get very cold and didn't do a great job dehumidifying the room. It was, however, very rainy during my stay. There was some noise during the early morning probably as a result of other guests shuffling around and heading to breakfast but this wasn't too bad. There was also another person's hair in the shower but otherwise the place appeared clean.
slept like a baby bed & Pillows out of this world.. breakfast in patio ,nice. felt a bit european atmosphere wise. pool needs work no lights at dusk /night.temp cold. lobby fantastic looking very euro.. but not a pleasant smell.in lobby during those 2 days..(yankee candles recomended) staff very attentive parking a breeze. however i noticed a lot of traffic coming from el cid motel/apts from behind biba frequenting premises..nite security might help.other wise very accomadating place.
I like the pool, privacy and staff. Room were basic but comfortable the location is a bit busy but they have created privacy with greenery but it is close to main streets so noisy, the walls are also thin so TV can be heard there are also lots of people hanging around the property from local businesses, I think there are cameras everywhere but the hotel could be more secure
The room was clean. The bed was comfy. TV worked fine. The gentleman who checked us in moved his car so we could park in his spot. The gentleman who helped us check out was very friendly. Limited parking. When we checked into the room we were escorted to our room because "it was a bit creepy back there". We were in an outside room in an alley that had no light. When I asked if there was another room since I didn't feel safe I was told no. Once we got into the hotel room there was one towel. I went back to get more. The garden view was a palm tree that partially blocked the parking lot. One window did not lock and had no screen so I used a hanger to keep it closed. There were no dresser drawers to put things away in. I reported the outside light out again before we left, but I'm not sure it was actually done. No manager was ever on site to speak to.