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Econo Lodge

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553 NE First Ave., Florida City, FL 33034
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Florida City
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great expirience,the front desk in the afternoon is always polite,always willing to help me out,and get everything organized so im comfortable with my stay, It wasnt disgusting,it was very clean and the breakfast was okay,they need to stop watering down the juice, however I had a relaxing retirement Vacation,and I would stay here again.

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Fair Lawn, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a place for the night while we were in the Everglades. Other places - Best Western, Holiday Inn Express and a few others were asking $200+tax. These folks charges $129 for a room with a king size bed. It was clean and nice and the breakfast in the AM was perfectly acceptable. We thought the highway sounds might... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is at the southern end of the Florida turnpike & a great place to stay if you are visiting the Everglades or need to spend the the night before going to Key West. I normally don't stay at Econo Lodges, but was pleasantly surprised here. The place was clean & well maintained. The pink Arabian motif in the hallways... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was just what we expected at an Econo Lodge. It was clean, the employees/owners were friendly and helpful, the breakfast was adequate. We weren't allowed to take our tandem bike in the room but they made a spot in the laundry room for it. The wifi didn't work even though we were told it would; if wifi matters to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only plus is the location to the Everglades/Keys. The rooms were dirty and outdated and the shower didn't drain well-there was standing water. Service desk was okay, not too friendly but not rude. They do provide a carb loaded breakfast and watered down drinks-better than nothing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stayed one night and felt secure. All guests enter through manned 24/7 lobby. Nothing fancy but adequate breakfast and clean room. Slept well. Price was decent and location is right off Rt 1 at the gateway to the Keys. Only downside was that it took a long time for the hot water to heat up or reach our room. Would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

traveled down to marathon. Stopped at holiday inn and they were overbooked. Went to econo and for 1/2 the price it was fine. Except in the morning when the front desk guy( maybe owner) was arguing with an employee over a 19 hour pay check...... Slept fine!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I am a choice hotels member and I have stayed at many locations and had great service and accommodations, unfortunately not the case at the Econo Lodge Florida City. I asked for a later check out as we did not arrive at the hotel until 11 pm. My boyfriend and I were hoping to enjoy the pool for an hour... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Terrible stay, no security and apathetic service. Random people who are not guests hang around the pool in full view of the front desk unchallenged, waiting to steal your car and valuables. Toilet in room would not flush and owner had to be called more then once to fix. Our car was broken into in full view of hotel video... More 

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Neodesha, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed at this property twice on the way to and from the Keys. If you're looking for a clean place to stay, you'll be pleased. The rooms are dated and the breakfast isn't anything to write home about. The staff is very friendly and the pool is nice and clean. A great place to sit outside in the morning.

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