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“Transients motel -- possible bed bugs” 1 of 5 stars
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841 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030   |  
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Ranked #11 of 15 hotels in Homestead
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“Transients motel -- possible bed bugs”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We just needed a quick convenient overnight in Homestead on our way to Flamingo in the Everglades. We checked the chains first and all were booked so we just started looking for "vacancy" signs along the main drag. This was the first we came to and the cost seemed reasonable. I was a little wary since it was clearly the sort of place used by transient workers (lots of construction vehicles in the lot) and long-term down-and-outers (weekly rates were clearly posted). But the room, though fairly shabby, looked clean and the location was reasonably quiet so we took it.

We got a good night's sleep and I would have given it a 4 star but I discovered in the morning that I had several masses of red itchy bites on my skin. We had gotten a few mosquito bites while hiking the day before, but these new bites were in places that mosquitos would not have been able to reach (groin, armpit, lower ankle -- I had been wearing hiking boots), and there certainly would not have been clusters of mulitple bites within a 3 or 4 inch area if it had been skeeters. I made a perfunctory search around the bedding but found nothing obvious and we were trying to move on anyway. By the end of the day the bite regions were covered with close packed itchy hard red welts in the sort of pattern that is distinctive of bed bugs, over a dozen behind my upper arm, 6 on my ankle, 8 on the back of my upper thigh, etc.

So I can't in good conscience recommend this place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 841 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030
Location: United States > Florida > Homestead
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Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 15 hotels in Homestead

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