First the downside: it’s easy to drive past the entrance to this place, yes there is a great big sign on top of a tall pole, and another at ground level, but when you turn off the South Dixie Highway it’s like turning into the Mobil gas station. That said, that’s about the only down side.
Next the upside: this Travelodge is very good value for money.
It’s ideally suited for visiting the Everglades National Park and John Pennekamp State Park. It's much closer to Homestead than it is to Florida City.
I booked a room via email, and the manager, Sunny Patel, could not have been more helpful. He reserved us a newly refurbished non-smoking, pet free room, with laminated flooring and king bed.
The rooms are basic but very clean. There are plenty of wardrobes and cabinets, a good TV, radio, phone, fridge, microwave and safe. The shower room was very good and clean. The bed was clean and comfy, with good bedding. There is a good stout secure door, and you park motel style right outside your room.
The included breakfast buffet gives a good start to the day. It’s self-service with a good variety of take as much as you want pancakes, toast, eggs, sausage patties, cereals, coffee, juices, and fresh fruit etc. You heat food in a microwave as you need it. About 90 seconds on full power heats the sausage nicely.
We didn’t use the pool, but several visitors did and seemed to enjoy it.
The wi-fi didn’t work for me, and late at night the reception supplied a cable to connect to the internet in the room. A couple of days later I found it was a problem with my laptop, but it was a useful to get connected at the time.
There are several places to eat nearby, we found Ruby Tuesday about three miles north to be good. Not far away is the excellent Robert is Here for fresh fruit, vegetables and snacks.
It’s just a shame I couldn’t take proper fish and chips and a Liverpool shirt back for Sunny.
If you have special needs, contact the manager and he will make sure you get the right room
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