First of all, it should be pointed out that this review is for the Miami Springs extended hotel -- not the one in Doral (as is at least one posted review below).
We are biased to staying on the Miami Springs side of the Miami Airport, because it's safe and fairly convenient to many area eateries. Prior to this trip (in previous years), we had stayed numerous times next door at the Sleep Inn (at a comparable price)...but grew tired of their inability to offer the simple concept of a microfridge in a smoking room. So this time we tried the Homestead Suites, and now we can't imagine why we didn't come here in the first place!
There are not only smoking rooms, but each room boasts a full kitchen. We stayed for a full week (receiving maid service on a weekday of our option) and would have likely continued our stay, had the upcoming weather forecast looked more favorable (at least, by South Florida standards).
The location is not directly under a jet path, so most days we hardly noticed the airport noise outside at the nice pool. Behind the hotel is a popular walking trail around the perimeter of Miami Springs Golf Course, and the homes in that area run $300k or more -- so there's no riff-raff around. Beyond the golf course is downtown Miami Springs with a grocery, pharmacy and some upscale restaurants. To the west of the hotel about 5-8 minutes walk is a variety of fast-food and carry-out restaurants and even an Irish pub ("Bryson's" -- a favorite of ours) .
Regarding the hotel itself, we found that the staff were not only outgoing but responsive to any and all room issues (particularly Justin at the front desk). The rooms are rather large with several sets of screened windows, which could be fully opened to enjoy the fresh Florida air. The bed mattress was exceptionally comfortable. The TV, though, was old and was unable to show text along the bottom (sports scores, etc.) and is in need of replacement. The continental breakfast (which some extended stay hotels don't even offer) was decent with a very responsible attendant who kept all selections available right up to its closing time. On our departure, the shuttle driver cheerfully granted our unusual request to the Tri-Rail train station adjacent to the airport.
Without a doubt, Homestead Suites is the best deal we've found if you plan to stay near MIA, whether it be for a day, a week, or longer.
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- Also Known As:
- Homestead Studio Hotel Miami Springs
- Homestead Studio Suites Miami Springs
- Miami Springs Homestead Suites
- Homestead Suites Miami Springs
- Homestead Miami Springs