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“Nice place, but breakfast could be better” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Hotel Redland

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The Hotel Redland
5 S. Flagler Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 hotels in Homestead
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Nice place, but breakfast could be better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Definitely a unique place, owners are very helpful with advise on local attractions. It's an old historical building, with everything that goes with it - noisy AC etc., but they definitely did all they could to make it more modern while keeping the charm. Very conveniently located for the Everglades, dining, shopping and local attractions. Breakfast was scarce though - could be better!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mark B, Owner at The Hotel Redland, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review. Im so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
The continental breakfast is done as a courtesy for our guests who want to get up and head to the. National Parks, we provide a generous portion of fresh fruits! juices coffee! bagels and cream cheese! and muffins and cakes and cereal and milk. It is provided complimentary to our guest as we are only open in the restaurants for lunch and dinner!
Thank you, Come And see us again,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We wanted to stay close to the Everglades but were unexcited by the large number of chain motel options. Then we came across the Redland and read some really positive reviews. They were right. It's a great location for visiting the Everglades and provided a really welcoming place to come back to in the evenings. The staff were all really helpful, the room comfortable and it has a nice bar/restaurant. We also had excellent entertainment one night in the form of one of Prince's touring band singing/playing in the bar. Would definately stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mark B, Owner at The Hotel Redland, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
We are so happy that you had such a great stay with us.
Thank you for posting a review and I hope you will come back and visit us again!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel as not only was it perfectly located for exploring the Everglades but also because it's excellent trip advisor ratings. We were not disappointed, our stay was wonderful!! The hotel has lots of history and wonderful artefacts and antiques throughout, this made it unique and interesting. Our room was spacious, the bed was comfortable and the shower was excellent (very important after a long day driving). We had thought of going to a couple of bars in Homestead, but actually wiled away the evening chatting to Lindsay at the bar while enjoying some delicious food and Whistlestop.

As with the other comments on this hotel page, the thing that made this hotel so wonderful was the proprietor. Mark was hospitable, kind and fantastic company. He genuinely cares about his guests and is concerned that they have the best stay possible - and we did! Thank you very much.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark B, Owner at The Hotel Redland, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
I'm so pleased that you had such a wonderful stay. It is my pleasure to serve and we just love our patrons at the hotel Redland. I'm thrilled how you so enjoyed our food, it's the best Southern Cooking around!!
Please come and visit us again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I booked a room at Redlands after reading exceptional reviews on Lonely Planet, and here on Trip Advisor. I agree with all positives comments.
I called late, and rather than forcing a booking and reservation then, Mark said he'd hold a room and that I could sort out finances on arrival - very refreshing and trusting from the go.

The room was very large, quiet at night, and the shower was brilliantly hot and powerful (both evening and morning). The restaurant bar area also comes with recommendation; perfectly reasonable pricing for interesting bar snacks, delicious chicken wings, conch fritters and calamari. The bar staff were friendly and professional. Mark, the hotelier, was on hand 24/7 and an exceptional host. Breakfast the next morning was between 7am and late morning - good hours, meaning I felt no pressure to rush for breakfast, and also some guests were able to eat before leaving early to experience Everglades. Food variety was excellent, and delicious.

The hotel is by far the most interesting place to stay in the Homestead/Florida City area, and an easy drive from the Everglades/Miami/The Keys. I thoroughly recommend staying at Hotel Redland and driving to Pahayokee Overlook, just beyond the Ernest Coe entrance to the Everglades. Mark's tip on arrival, which gave the most beautiful sunset and an unforgettable encounter with eagles, vultures, a large owl and the sounds and sights of the Everglades at dusk.

Room Tip: I was in Room 201 - very large, quiet, two entrances (direct from the balcony above car park, no noi...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mark B, Owner at The Hotel Redland, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank you for that wonderful and very descriptive review! I'm thrilled that I exceeded your expectations and that you were so happy with the food as we'll,
I hope you will come back and visit again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

My family spent a month in Islamorada and stayed at two great resorts, Chesapeake Beach Resort (large and a little less personal, but nonetheless beautiful) and Lookout Lodge (10 rooms and an experience we will remember forever!) We asked the manager of Lookout Lodge where we should stay in Key Largo on our way home and he said that we should venture a little further and explore a town called Homestead and suggested we stay at the Hotel Redland. We took his advice and called the Hotel Redland and reserved a balcony room, not really knowing what to expect. We found out that the Hotel was the first building in Homestead, which made the visit even better. The owner, Mark, a man who sincerely loves what he does and it certainly shows suggested we visit a fruit stand called "Robert Is Here" and we did. "Robert is Here" is much more than a fruit stand and was so much fun for the kids. (There are a lot of animals and a splash park) We asked Robert...yes, THE Robert...where to eat dinner and he recommend "The Whistle Stop" which is located inside of the Hotel Redland, where we were staying. It was so funny, because Robert started telling us how to find the restaurant and it was really the only thing we knew how to find because we were already staying at the Hotel! We normally like to venture out for dinner, but took Robert's suggestion and enjoyed good old American comfort food, homemade Chicken and Dumplings and more in a beautiful setting...Do not miss the Hotel Redland and the Whistle Stop Restaurant, authentic experiences and authentic people are a satisfying find.

Room Tip: The balcony overlooks a "courtyard like" parking area, so I would suggest spending the ext...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mark B, Owner at The Hotel Redland, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank you so kindly for posting such a fabulous review!
I remember you and the story as we laughed at the coincidence! We sent you to Robert and he sent you back here to us! Love it!
Again, I'm so thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much!!Come and see us again
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

It was so neat to stay at this place instead of a chain. Yep, I would consider it a bed and breakfast. (Owner explained the difference to me...B&B does not have a separate entrance/exit) It only has 15 rooms. Owner collects antiques, so rooms were decorated with little special touches. Also lots of interesting items in lobby and bar/library area. Extremely clean. In a safe area, and owner watches the semi-private parking lot.
Our only regret was we did not stay long enough to visit their restaurant. Bet the food is great! The owner was a pleasure to chat with. He will help you in any way he can, and I believe has lived there all his life, so he knows the area. Such a great experience overall. Will definitely stay here next time we go thru. Note: It fills up fast, so you get your reservation in early!

Room Tip: We stayed in the 2-twin room because all others were booked up. I am sure all rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mark B, Owner at The Hotel Redland, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review!
I really appreciate the feedback. Sorry you didn't get the chance to try the restaurant as it is closed on Mondays. That means you will just have to come back and try us again:)
Thanks again!
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a great historic hotel with lots of history. So much better than chain hotels, the owner is happy to help and share stories of his hotel and the area. He suggested places to go to and eat. Very quiet neighborhood not far from the main road and the Everglades National Park and Coral Castle. Clean Room, Internet Access, Refrigerator,TV and patio. Terrific place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mark B, Owner at The Hotel Redland, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm so thrilled you enjoyed your stay,
We aim to please and I hope you can come back and visit us again,
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Address: 5 S. Flagler Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030
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Location: United States > Florida > Homestead
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 hotels in Homestead
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Redland is an Historic hotel, built in 1904 it is the oldest building in The City of Homestead. We have 12 rooms 11 are located on the 2nd floor, the only hadicap room we have is located on the first floor. located inside the hotel on the first floor is a restaurant and bar called The Whistle Stop Restaurant. We are centraly located between The everglades National Park, The Florida Keys, and Biscayne National Park. This makes our place the perfect spot to stay as you explore South Florida. ... more   less 
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Redland Hotel Homestead

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