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“Very nice Post Cruise while waiting for flight HOME!” 3 of 5 stars
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Homewood Suites Miami-Airport / Blue Lagoon
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5500 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL 33126   |  
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Oahu, Hawaii
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very nice Post Cruise while waiting for flight HOME!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Considering our unfortunate stay "pre cruise" in another hotel, this was a breath of fresh air! Beautiful surroundings, on a lagoon. Accommodations better than we expected! We had two bedroom suite, full kitchen, in the corner end of hotel...room 710! It overlooked pool and the lagoon from both bedrooms and was beautiful! We'll occasionally stay at the Anaheim Homewood suites when going to Disneyland, so thought we would try another location! Elevators are EXTREMELY SLOW and no air! Bathroom door in master suite bedroom doesn't close UNLESS you "lift the lid"!! Door is too wide! Hotel staff not very friendly ( older woman evening shift very grumpy) however morning staff friendly! Food was just "ok"! Anaheim location is very extensive, this location limited choices, but better than most. Again, a little overpriced ($230) possibly because I waited too long to decide. No fears for" safety" here, which we were very grateful for! Not sure we'd stay again, not because of anything in particular, but just a little sub-par. Pullout was AWFUL, but I don't know of any that are comfortable!

Room Tip: We actually had a GREAT room with EXCELLENT views of lagoon and pool! It was room 710!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Virginia Beach
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I've stayed at the Blue Lagoon Homewood Suites four times. It's convenient to the airport. I've seen flight crews from Central and South American airlines here several times. It's pretty predictable and the staff/manager are easy to work with. They serve breakfast each morning in the lobby, and dinner Monday through Thursday evening. The food is OK but not terrific. The cops stop by and grab a bite. But it's free, and they have lite beer on tap for a couple of hours. The rooms are decent--kitchenette,stove, microwave, comfortable beds, etc. On the down side, the sofas aren't very comfortable and starting to show their wear. I think they're all hideabeds--at least everytime I've stayed here. Ask for the lagoon side--better view and the airport side can get noisy with the jet traffic.

Room Tip: Lagoon side is quieter and have a better view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York, NY
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The room was in OK shape, seemed clean, and was as quiet as could be expected at a hotel right by the airport (even with a white noise generator the jets were loud and clear, but they didn't wake me up). But the included breakfast was pretty terrible; I had one of the worst (mini) bagels I've ever had, the bacon was far too close to raw, and my colleagues told me the eggs and potatoes were just as bad. Worse, their automatic wake-up call system was 30 minutes fast; I set it for 6:35 and it went off around 5 past 6. My colleague had the same experience so it wasn't just me. I walked up to the front desk to tell them on the way out, and once I got Pamela at the desk to look up at me, she responded with "I don't see how that's our fault; the time you punch in goes straight into the system." Nice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Omaha, Nebraska
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed here with my son and his family pre-cruise. The room was a 2 bedroom suite...for us the living area wasn't that spacious, but it did the job. The beds weren't in the least comfortable. I was glad we were just there for the 1 night. There was no information in the rooms regarding anything the hotel had to offer and nothing to tell you that a local call (for food delivery as there is not restaurant at the hotel on weekends...just breakfast) would cost. The staff was friendly enough. There's a free shuttle from the airport and the wait wasn't too long. The cost to get to the port of Miami was $10 per person, so not too bad (even if the shuttle driver drove like a maniac and didn't speak to any of us). Probably wouldn't stay again unless I had no choice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Robert C, Front Office Manager at Homewood Suites Miami-Airport / Blue Lagoon, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Good afternoon, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience that you encountered during your recent stay with us here at the Homewood Suites Miami Airport Blue Lagoon with the shuttle service to the port of Miami. We would like to grasp some more information in regards of this issue to make sure it does not repeat itself.

If you may have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at (786) 662-3957.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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265 reviews 265 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We went there twice. They gave us a suite (4th floor) with magnificient views of the lagoon.
A very good breakfast, and from Monday to Thursday a complementary dinner. Very clean.
They have a complementary shuttle from/to Miami airport. Near Doral and Dolphin Mall
A very nice pool and whirlpool.
Without any doubt we will choose this hotel again

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the room was. It was laid out great so if you had people visiting you could be in the living room and bathroom accessible without having to go through the bedroom. Breakfast was typical stuff. Fitness room, though small, had nice equipment with individual tv's on machines and in working order. Close to the freeway to get where you are going.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Long island, ny
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here as a pre-cruise location that was very convenient . They also have a shuttle that picks you up from the airport. A taxi for about $30 gets you to the cruiseport, which is cheaper than the van if you have 4 people going.
The rooms were clean and quite large with a separate living room and bedroom. They provide you with a free breakfast,which by hotel standards is average. The desk and the staff were friendly and helpful.
A five to ten minute walk will lead you to a shopping center with restaurants and fast food eateries. A taxi to south beach about 35 each way is also a possibility if you have time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5500 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL 33126
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#27 Romantic Hotel in Miami
#28 Family Hotel in Miami
#30 Business Hotel in Miami
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Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites Miami-Airport / Blue Lagoon 3*
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