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“Better than the average Courtyard” 5 of 5 stars
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Courtyard by Marriott Miami Homestead
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2905 NE 9th Street, Homestead, FL 33033   |  
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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Better than the average Courtyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Upon checkin, we were surprised at the new, modern design of the front desk and lobby area. There's a big screen TV that's touch sensitive to search the area for attractions, restaurants, directions, etc, as well as many coffee table books to peruse, a breakfast/dinner snack bar type restaurant, tables, and a couple of computers for guest use. But, most importantly, Annie, the young lady who checked us in, was quite friendly and helpful, even coming out from behind the desk to show us around the lobby.

The room was a bit small, but clean and comfortable, and the bathroom was clean, modern design, and everything worked! My one complaint, and it's the same in almost every hotel these days, is that the lighting in the bathroom wasn't great for shaving and/or applying makeup (depending, of course, on your individual preference!).

All in all, it's a model for the rest of the chain. And thanks again to Annie, for the best checkin experience I can remember (and I stay in a LOT of hotels, between business and personal travel).

  • 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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CourtyardHomestead, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Miami Homestead, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write this glowing review! We are most certainly lucky to work in such a beautiful facility, and we enjoy every moment of it. I spoke with Annie today, and she was elated that you had mentioned her fantastic service on trip advisor! She will most certainly be recognized for her commitment service.

We will most certainly take your comments about the low lighting in the bathroom constructively. We appreciatie this feedback- as it is the way we grow and better ourselves as a facility and staff.

We are so glad you joined us- and look forward to seeing you again!
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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82 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Staff was very friendly. Location is great if you want to visit the Everglades.
We haven't used the pool, but it looked good.
There are some nice restaurants within walking distance (we tried Longhorn steakhouse and Casavana and we liked them). For breakfast we did shopping in the large Publix supermarket opposite the hotel.
The beds were excellent and the room was big and new.
There was a lot of free parking space. Free wifi worked well.

  • Stayed March 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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CourtyardHomestead, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Miami Homestead, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our property. I see from your comments that you were able to visit the everglades while you were with us. We are most certainly the perfect spot to stay when travelers look for a hotel nearby- and we always look forward to welcoming our 'Everglades Explorers' to the hotel while visiting amazing area. Next time, we hope you get the chance to use our pool; it is outdoors, heated, and beautifully lit in the evening. It truly is a welcome experience after a long day of hiking through the Everglades. Thank you for the time spent to share your experience, and we look forward to seeing you on your next adventure!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chapel Hill, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed in the hotel yesterday as a base for the Everglades. I think it took us about 20 minutes to get to the state park entrance. Upon arrival it is one of the new updated Courtyards. It has a nice heated outdoor pool. The lobby is large and the restaurant serves dinner and has a full bar. For those that workout the fitness room has all you need. One neat thing for adults is in the rear of the hotel, there is a sitting area with a water feature that sounds soothing. Nice area for a drink. I will definitely say at this hotel again next time we tour the Everglades. Staff is very knowledgeable on the local area and gave us coupons for airboat rides and other information on the national park.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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CourtyardHomestead, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Miami Homestead, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We are most appreciative of these comments! We have many travelers that stay with us while visiting the Everglades- and they all say it’s the perfect choice for the area. We appreciate these comments tremendously because it’s exactly the reason we do what we do! We use each guest comment to better our procedures, and ensure we are performing top notch for our guests. We also use them to congratulate those associates and departments that exceed our guest’s expectations. In this case, I will be sure to thank the entire team for providing you with great service, amenities, and area information.
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

My husband and I spent one night here on our way to the Keys. It is a hotel others should look to as a model of cleanliness, comfort and excellent service.

Annie at the front desk was extremely welcoming and helpful. Every staff person we saw greeted us and asked if we needed anything. The room was large, well-lit and had ample electrical outlets. The bathroom was large and clean and had plenty of hot water.

I am very sensitive to scents and the rooms in this hotel had no scents from air fresheners or cleaning products - a blessing for those of us with allergies!

Equal would certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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CourtyardHomestead, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Miami Homestead, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
These are such great comments- thank you for sharing them. I'm glad you were able to use the convenience of our location as well as a "stopping point" on the way to the Florida Keys. Many people don't realize just how close we are to places like Key Largo!

We are grateful that the staff was able accommodate your needs and you found them helpful. I really am quite lucky to have such a dedicated team when it comes to service excellence. Our housekeeping department is most certainly one of the most detailed I have ever worked with, and the front desk associates really go out of their way to ensure our guests have everything they need. Annie, as you mentioned, is a superstar we are so lucky to call our own!

We look forward to your next visit!
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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74 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

we love this chain but this is a particular gem. Its really new which is always lovely. Unusually it has a full bar and food counter that serves basic meals at lunch and dinner - also breakfast but all a bit expensive. Walk over to the local cuban restaurant opposite instead - Casavana. Really good food all day - see review. Otherwise you can drive a short distance to red lobster. The beds are to die for - really really comfy. loads of towels - more stimulating than fluffy which I like . everything very clean. although the sink is set too far back in its mounting - i had to stand on tiptoe to wash under my arms and even then water splashed everywhere. But lovely big light room. My huge complaint though is that they play really loud rock music at the pool so we didnt use it. We so wish hotels wouldnt do that.

Room Tip: ask for a room at the back which overlooks a small lake and some pretty houses rather than the main...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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CourtyardHomestead, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Miami Homestead, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We are glad you shared these comments with us. We will most certainly look into the concerns you stated about the music at the pool and the placement of the sink faucet. It is our every intention to ensure our guests are comfortable while staying with us- and the volume of the music at the pool is quite easy to address. Next time you come visit we hope you'll see the difference!

Also, regarding the comment on breakfast price; we do have specialized rates that are built to include breakfast. They are called the Escape Packages; please feel free to contact us for additional details.

We are so glad you found our hotel a "gem". We are most certainly proud of it- and are happy our guests are saying the same. Next time your back in the area, on your way to the Florida Everglades or the Florida Keys, please be sure to stop by! We would really enjoy having you as a frequent guest!
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Leawood, Kansas
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights while we visited sites in the Miami area and this hotel was a very pleasant surprise. Very clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, great location, and helpful, pleasant staff.

Room Tip: We requested a quiet room and because there was a slight mixup, they gave us a suite instead.
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  • Stayed January 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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CourtyardHomestead, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Miami Homestead, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
What a great review to read! I see you were here for some exploring- and we're glad you chose to stay with us during this time. The comments you left on the cleanliness of the room, comfort of the beds, and pleasantness of the staff are exactly what we hope every guest experiences while with us- and it is our goal to ensure it happens.

Thank you for this review, and come back soon!
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We needed a stopping point en route to Key West, and this was perfect. It's near the highway with no traffic noise, and clean, clean, clean. The hotel is only 7 months old and has a tranquil, calming decor. Our room included a small fridge and microwave, which is always a plus.
Be aware that our GPS would not accept their published address of 2905 NE 9th St - we called them and they gave us their neighbor's address of 2855 NE 9th Street, 33033, which worked perfectly.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CourtyardHomestead, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Miami Homestead, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The hotel is the perfect location as a stopping point heading into the keys and we are thrilled you felt the same. We appreciate that you decided to stay with us and happy you had a pleasant experience. We are glad you liked the decor and noticed the hotel is clean, clean, clean! We have a wonderful housekeeping staff and as a team we really pride ourselves in the overall cleanliness and upkeep of our brand new hotel. We look forward to your quick return. Happy travels!
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Address: 2905 NE 9th Street, Homestead, FL 33033
Location: United States > Florida > Homestead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Homestead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Miami Homestead 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New lobby experience offering engaging technology and inviting, flexible spaces to work and relax. The Bistro offers healthy choices, a variety of breakfast and dinner options, an evening bar, and specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee. Within 2 miles of the Homestead Air Reserve Base, FPL Turkey Point Power Plant, and Homestead Miami Speedway. ... more   less 
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