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“Okay for the money......” 3 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   553 NE First Ave., Florida City, FL 33034   |  
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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“Okay for the money......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed two nights while touring the Everglades. The staff is great, the breakfast adequate. The room could have had a little more detail with regard to cleaning. There was a dead bug on the base of the floor lamp when we got there, and it was still there when we left.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We would like to say that we were planning on staying at another hotel in three days further on, we went to this Econo to try get one night, we found the place so clean and the staff were so friendly and helpful we decided to cancel our other hotel and stay here for the three nights.It was hard to say it was 18 years old, the owners have done a very good job in keeping upto date with repairs.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I stayed here 2 weeks ago and found this hotel to be friendly, Clean and comfortable stay. The rooms are great size and the room rate includes free breakfast and free WiFi, you would not get this in the UK. The receptionist were friendly and had a great insight as to the tourist spots of Miami.

I would visit and stay here again. :)

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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COURTICE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Very nice and clean room. Family run and they take pride in the place. The pool was nice and clean and enjoyable to sit out by. Breakfast had a good choices for everybody.
The location was at the top of Key Largo which was great. Close to restaurants and everything. The price was very reasonable.This hotel was a choice.

  • Stayed December 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I stayed with my family (2 kids) for one night in the Econo Lodge before driving to Key West. We payed $140 for the room which was way to much compared to the value that was delivered:

> Dark room with old carpet
> Very old TV
> But worst: I tiny little breakfast room with a very poor breakfast
> We got the impression that the owner everywhere tries to save money

There are for sure much better locations for the same price near by!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We picked this EconoLodge for the price and convenient location for our Everglades excursion the next day. It's near a busy intersection on Hwy 1, but we were pleased with that our room was quiet, and with a little intrepidity (is that a word?) we walked to nearby shops and food (just north of the motel). It's a little tricky getting in and out of the entrance by foot or car because of the busy intersection and a highway divider, but the location and price were great, the room clean, the staff pleasant, and a decent free breakfast and free wifi.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Outstanding place. Secured one way entry through 24/7 manned lobby, free newspaper. Large, very clean room with extra large bathroom. Ample soap, shampoo, conditioner and towels for a family of 4. Free access to computer and printer. Morning buffet was excellent with make your own waffles, boiled egg, 3 varieties of toast, 4 types of donuts, 3 selection of dry cereals, coffee, hot water, 2 different juices. Access to washer and dryer; selection of vending items.
Over 300 feet from U.S., very quiet setting. Pool available.
Exceptionally affordable compared to other chain motels like Best Western, Quality Inn, etc.

Room Tip: Ground floor was fine in the 2 storey facility, heater and air conditioner were quiet.
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  • Stayed December 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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Address: 553 NE First Ave., Florida City, FL 33034
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 12 hotels in Florida City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
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Also Known As:
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