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Fairway Inn Florida City
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   100 SE 1st Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034   |  
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Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Florida City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The rooms were very clean and the property well taken care of. It well located for a trip to the everglades. Downside of the motel: internet wasn't working properly and staff friendlyness was below the avarage. But comparing prices to other nearby motels, it was a good choice

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TJTaylor50, Manager at Fairway Inn Florida City, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Your comments are very helpful to us. The WIFI situation is currently much improved since you were here. The staff has been made aware of the importance of good customer service. Our goal is to provide our guests with a friendly, comfortable and safe place to spend their time while in our Fairway Inn. Thank you for taking time to comment.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Do NOT stay here. Customer service is AWFUL and not worth the money. They have ants and wifi does not work either. The "manager" could careless what your problems are. I repeat, do not waste ur money here.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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TJTaylor50, General Manager at Fairway Inn Florida City, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
We apologize for any problems you encountered on your stay with us. Our WiFi issue is a concern to us and we have been working on getting an improved system. The ant situation has been address with our pest control professional and is being resolved. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our Fairway Inn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I am a repeat visitor of Fairway Inn...probably 4-5 trips now. I highly recommend this place and will definitely be staying again in the future!

Pros: rooms have great AC, the rooms are always clean, the option of a king bed/double bed/2 double beds etc, you get a microwave/tv and refrigerator, free breakfast, a good size pool, and the staff is always very nice and welcoming. The tropical everglades visitor center is right next to the property. Also, if you are looking for an everglades/alligator experience close to the hotel, the everglades alligator farm is right around the corner (much closer than airboat locations on US 41 Tamiani Trail). It is also a short drive to Key Largo...and a lot closer than Miami when you stay here when making the trek all of the way back from Key West. This hotel also has a community washer and dryer which was a great amenity, costing $2 per load.

The cons...well I would not say there are really any unless you are expecting a 4 or 5 star hotel...because obviously it is not and does not pretend to be. This stay we checked in and out, spent several days in the keys, and then checked in and out again after our keys visit (we flew into Miami International). And the second time we checked in, the room smelled horrible...so we went to the front desk and they gave us another room without any hesitation or trouble. Apparently the room had some plumbing issues, which can happen in any hotel.

So...this place is great and most importantly...a GREAT value! I highly recommend it!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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TJTaylor50, Manager at Fairway Inn Florida City, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Your comments on our Fairway Inn are greatly appreciated. As you stated we are in a great location for guests to stay here and take in all the great places we have in the area. Our staff is always eager to make our guests stay a pleasurable one. Our goal is for guests to want to return again when they are in our area. Thank you again for taking the time to comment.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Very clean, Donna and Suzanne very friendly! Breakfast is simple but it does the job. We stayed 5 nights beginning of august. We wanted to stay at John Pennekamp State Park but it was full so we shopped for a motel and the price online through Trip Advisor was 12$ a night cheaper than given in person. So for us, it was a very very good deal for the quality of the room !! Had all the works, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, fridge, microwave, outdoor pool and free WI-FI (signal not too strong if your room is far from the lobby but they have a computer for everyone to use in the lobby). Very well located, all the stores and outlets you need within a couple minutes drive, 30 minutes from John Pennekamp State Park (Key Largo) where we took the snorkeling tours and 45 minutes from South Beach Miami which feels like less because it's a beautiful drive to Miami. Most of all, the other customers of the motel were very considerate towards other travellers so that made it even more enjoyable and relaxing.

Room Tip: Can't give a 5 simply because the beds are often a little worn and too soft for our backs.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TJTaylor50, Manager at Fairway Inn Florida City, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to comment on our Fairway Inn. Our staff is always willing to assist our guests with information they may need about services available in the area. We use your comments to constantly improve things that our brought to our attention. We will look forward to seeing you again.

John Taylor
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Rates were high for the off season. We got to the room and could not find the TV remote, but we did find trash in the room while looking for it. Service was poor (except for the lady at checkout). Their attempt at being "Eco friendly" was a joke meant to increse thier profits, for what they charge for the rooms they can afford Styrofoam alternatives for the so-called "breakfas" they have. And the use of Georiga Pacific products show they care not about being "green ", only making it.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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TJTaylor50, Manager at Fairway Inn Florida City, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to comment about the problems you encountered while staying with us. We keep our rates in line with the area motels which is based on local events and motel occupancy on that day. The trash issue has been discussed with housekeeping. We apologize for not meeting your expections.

John Taylor
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Freising, Bayern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Clean, with everything one needs while travelling (refrigerator, iron, hair dryer...) right next door to the Everglades NP! Nice pool and very, very comfortable beds! Stay away from the Knights Inn Hotel in Florida City..it is more expensive and cannot even be compared to this one. Stay at Fairway Inn, you'll like it!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Fairway Inn Florida City, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to comment on our motel. It is important to us that our guests enjoy their stay and your comments help us see how we are doing. Many guests have been enjoying the swimming pool it is very refreshing after a day of sightseeing. Hope to see you on your next trip to our area.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Hotel was clean and comfortable. Staff was really nice. The breakfast though was toast, muffins, 2 kinds of cereal, milk, coffee, oj, and cranberry juice. I guess I'm used to a more substantial breakfast thats a continental type. But that was the only problem.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Fairway Inn Florida City, responded to this review, June 24, 2012
Thanks for your comments on our Fairway Inn. We are considering what other items we can add to our continental breakfast to satisfy more of our guests. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We hope you will stay with us on your next trip to our area.

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Address: 100 SE 1st Avenue, Florida City, FL 33034
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Florida City
#4 Romantic Hotel in Florida City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fairway Inn Florida City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairway Inn is conveniently located at the gateway to the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park, 5 miles from the Homestead-Miami Speedway, 25 miles from John Pennekamp State Park, 22 miles from Key Largo, and 30 miles from Downtown Miami. Free high speed wireless internet, complimentary breakfast, and free parking are included with each stay. All 160 rooms at Fairway Inn have individually controlled air-conditioning, cable television, microwave, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, laptop safe and toiletries. The hotel has a beautiful outdoor pool with waterfall and free business center with PC and printer. Our friendly staff, clean rooms, convenient location, and budget friendly prices should make Fairway Inn your lodging destination of choice in sunny South Florida. ... more   less 
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