Homewood Suites Miami-Airport / Blue Lagoon
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... and wouldn't mix. So, I took out a blender and mixed it up. We tasted, and almost spit it out. It was not sweetened yet and tasted a little funny. I put a little sugar in the mix and we tried again. Yuck!!! What was wrong with our so desired chocolate. I check the package and we had actually bought Chai Cocao, complete with their mix of spices?? What a disappointment, but a funny thing none the less.
Until next year,
I am all blogged out.
... exhaustion and sun-stroke which I happened to acquire whilst on the beach that morning, but yeh it proper messed with my head for that two or three hours as the intense heat came down on me. Eventually I got into a McDonalds where I would sort my bags out so I felt a little less like a tramp and better about myself. Yeh I know McDonalds tended to attract most of the bums anyway, but it was convenient…
I’d already eaten there earlier in the afternoon so ...
... a tin of his batman, spiderman etc toys and Lucas and him fought each other with them all night - causing all the rest of the restaurant to probably be rather ****** off with us! Nice dinner - the kids had their 100th burger (probably) of the holiday and we tried to have some authentic Cuban food. Dom then gave us a drive around Miami showing us the sites and we then headed back to the apartment. Miami is everything that I imagined it to be!
After leaving SoBe at 11 we make our way to the airport (yes we are flying out of Miami) as we have a 6.40am flight we have decided to be cheap bums and will sleep in the airport (think Tom Hanks in 'The Terminal' - so we put our luggage in the luggage drop $7 each for the whole day - nice! Unfortunately they require a printed copy of your ticket, we brought our flight 2 days ago, no we don't have a portable printer, and it's still ...
... stay... It all started early with a PARASAIL... (Mom, it was all very safe). The whole experience was fantastic, from getting into the little dingy to take us to the boat (note for my sister, me getting into the dingy was like Mom climbing onto the bed when she gave blood that time) to stepping back on the beach. AWESOME. See pics below.
That afternoon, I ticked off one more item from my 'to do' list as we took a seaplane ride. For as long as ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHomewood Suites Miami-Airport / Blue Lagoon
We had a suite on the 7th floor with a (reasonably comfortable) king-sized bed in the bedroom, a small kitchen (which we didn't use), a small bathroom (which we did use) and a smallish, but comfortable lounge room.
There were 42" TVs in the bedroom and lounge with a good range of channels. Internet access was good (both cable and Wi-Fi).
The location, in the middle of the Blue Lagoon, was picturesque, but the proximity to the airport meant the was some aeroplane noise, but not enough to cause us any concern.
Free parking was good, but it was outside and it was raining when we checked-in.
The only other negatives were the hair-dryer didn't work and one of the power outlets didn't work either.
The breakfasts were good and the evening meal (Mon to Thu only) were adequate.
Especially given the price, we would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to others. It is ideal for recovering from a long flight.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Homewood Suites Miami-Airport / Blue Lagoon
Excellent hotel -- Rivals Service in 5 star hotels
The cleanliness and service at this hotel are the among the best that I have seen in all my travels (including much more expensive hotels). Staff were eager and quick to please. If the van was there, you were wisked to the airport; otherwise, it was just a short wait until the driver returned. Breakfast buffet was always kept full. We needed a repair in the room -- the staff was there instantly. The rooms, laundry area, lobby, etc. were kept spotless. Wonderful outdoor area on the lagoon to feed the turtles, fish or just enjoy breakfast or an evening glass of wine. Highly recommended.
Great Suite Hotel. Home away from Home
My husband stay in this hotel for 6 months and I stayed here for a month during our relo to Miami. The room is very nice and highly functional (dishwasher, microwave, full sized fridge, eating area. living room and separate bedroom and bath).
The hotel is clean and the staff are very professional and helpful. There is a free hot breakfast in the mornings and on weekday evenings they provide light snacks.
From our balcony on the lagoon side I could watch turtles and fish in the lagoon. Hotel was quiet despite being right near the airport. Pets are allowed and we had our dog there.
If you have a car, there is free parking on either side of the hotel. The hotel is conveniently located the Dolphin and Palmetto highways or you can take local roads (my preference).
We experienced consistently excellent service at this hotel. I can't say enough good things about it.
You can never go wrong with Homewood Suites
While fleeing Hurricane Dennis, we stayed in Miami at the Homewood Suites for two nights. We had a great stay. As with any Homewood Suites I have ever stayed in, the rooms were clean, up-to-date, and easily accessible. The lobby had an awesome fish tank. The breakfast area was nice too. The FREE breakfast consisted of biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage links, bacon, dry cereal, oatmeal, waffles, toast, danishes, muffins, fruit, juices, coffee and milk. We didn't get to take part in this, but on Monday through Thursday, they offer a free light evening meal that they call the manager's reception. I also enjoyed the fitness room!
I would recommend staying here to anyone needing close access to the airport (they have shuttles).
Fabulous Deal on a Hotel
Four of us, (2 adults, 2 teens) stayed overnight here on our way to a Caribbean Cruise. This all-suite hotel is First Class, after all it's a Hilton. Listen to this....for $169. (plus some outrageous Florida taxes), you can stay in a two bedroom, two bath suite, with a kitchen and three televisions!
Homewood also provides guests with a fully cooked breakfast and all the muffins you can stuff in your mouth...... or in your bag. Luxury on a budget, nice.
Nice upscale Homewood
This is an upscale Homewood Suites. It appears to be somewhat of an older property, but has been kept up well. The breakfast is included, and is your typical Homewood breakfast. The managers reception is in the evening and is above average with varied foods and free draft beer/wine.
The hotel is very close to the Miami airport, but there was little to no airport noise which surprised me. The hotel is on a lake and you can see fish and turtles from the dock in the back.
The gym is reasonable for this class of property. From what I recall there were two treadmills, one recumbant exercise bike and a universal type weight machine.
The hotel has a somewhat small parking lot, so at times it can be difficult to find a space, but with everything else considered this is only a small item. I would definitely stay there again.
Great Suite Hotel
Great Suite Hotel! We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite on January 22nd, 2005 before our cruise. The 2 bedroom suite was very clean with 2 bathrooms, kitchen and 2 bedrooms and living room area. Breakfast was excellent. Great for families. We would stay again in a minute.
What a Great Place!
We stayed here for one night on our way to Antigua. Rooms were great - location (close to the airport) was excellent. Shuttle was fast for pick-ups and drop-offs. Front desk folks were very helpful. The Manager's Party is a great concept but the food left a lot to be desired - as did the quality of the wine. But I would definitely stay there again.
Forget about a fancy name hotel. If you're looking for comfort, this is the place.
I visit Miami about ten times per year on business and always stay at this property. Many of my collegues look for a fancy name (IE.
Intercontinental or Sofitel), but I must say that Homewood is excellent. The staff are friendly and the rooms are absoulutely huge.
Since I usually go for a week at a time, it is nice to have a separate living room, and the kitchen is a plus too. Not that I cook, but it's nice having a fridge to keep soda cold and a microwave for popcorn.
Also, the free high-speed internet connection is fantastic. This is a great property and one that I highly recommend.
A Very CLEAN Hotel...That's what I look for.
This is the place to stay and I will stay again. Large Rooms, Excellent Service, Beautiful Landscaping, and around the clock security. This was an Excellent Choice-can't go wrong here.
We stayed at the Homewood suites on 2 seperate nights in December 2002.
The 2 bedroom suite was very spacious and well equipped, much more like a 4 star and not the 2 star it is. Breakfasts were substantial and free. The whole place was very new and spotless. Overall excellent value. We are going back in a few weeks!