OK, I will admit I'm a bit of a hotel snob, travelling a ton for business and usually staying in predictable, up scale chain hotels. So when we arrived at the Silver Springs I had some misgivings. Hotel guests were actually sitting outside their rooms enjoying the night air! We actually had to interact with other guests while schlepping our luggage up the stairs to get to one of the remodeled rooms - oh my! But it also made me realize what we've been missing. The SS Inn is really an amazing place. 1) A family owned business going back to the 50's. 2) Real poured terrazzo floors - beautiful! 3) Little bright-colored-tile 50's bathrooms! 4) Close to the historic Silver Springs and an amazing number of other parks, springs, rivers, lakes, forests
Robert came back from California to take over running the place when his mother couldn't anymore. He has updated some of the rooms and you just want to see him succeed! We'll definitely be back. Next time in Ocala, please give it a try!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated family-owned historic Florida motel. New management as of Feb. 2013. Original all-tile bathrooms with Italian terrazzo floors. Large clean rooms with refrigerator and microwave. Large refreshing swimming pool. Minutes from World Famous Silver Springs with glass-bottom boats. A variety of restaurants, shopping, and museum within walking distance. Brief vacations or long stays. All are welcome. ... more less