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“Convenient to the Everglades” 4 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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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Florida City
Sapporo
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75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Convenient to the Everglades”
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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My wife and I use this motel just about every year for the Nascar race. It is in a great location

if you are going down to the Keys. They run an extremely clean establishment and are good at

providing services for their guests. Their continental breakfast is very satisfactory. They are

centrally located for many area attractions. We are very satisfied and will continue to use their

motel.
Vinbutcher

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Having been charged the walk-in-rate of under $60, we didn't have high expectations, so we were surprised to open the door of our room to find that it was a clean, spacious, comfortable room, with king bed, table and two chairs, fridge and microwave and a big TV.

It seemed to us to be such good value for money, that we extended our stay to two nights.

The only negatives were the quality of the breakfast (but for the price we paid, we didn't expect any sort of breakfast) and the lack of sound insulation between the rooms - fortunately on both nights the extra-loud TVs in our neighbours rooms were turned down by 9pm.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here 5 or more times to save money, but in the long run it cost me. In August I stayed for my last time ,because someone took my jet ski from my car. The staff just didn't care and gave the my insurance company and police a hard time. I'm convinced it was a inside job.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Loganville, Georgia
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227 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Called in and offered $20 off for booking while on the phone. Great rates, nice pool, close to everything. Clean room, plenty big enough. Quiet. Funning, informative office staff. Got same rate for staying second night. Highly recommend staying here if going to Key West!!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Eugene, Oregon
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

The best, friendliest hotel we have found. The beds were comfortable. It was clean, quiet. There was a good breakfast and ready. There is a good coin operated laundry. I will stay here again if ever in this area.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Reswob
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Property: Econo Lodge
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Florida City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property is conveniently located in Florida City, FL. It offers a tremendous value considering it is only 20 miles from Key Largo and is easily accessible from the interstate. We are the ONLY INDOOR hotel in our segment, locally. The hotel strives to consistently offer a great experience for their guests. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Econo Hotel Florida City
Econolodge Florida City
Econo Lodge Florida City
Florida City Econo Lodge

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