The Everglades Motel

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The Everglades Motel
Phone (305) 247 -4117
605 South Krome Ave., Homestead, Fla 33030
‘The Gateway to the Florida Keys’
Located on U.S. 27 in downtown Homestead, Fla. Air-Conditioned — Tile Baths –TV — Swimming, Golfing, Fishing, 10 minutes to Florida Keys — 5 min. to Everglades National Park. Convenient to Excellent Restaurants and Race Tracks. Coffee in Rooms.

AAA Approved Motel.

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Postally used with Washington 5 cent stamp. Sent to Miss Martha Zimmarer, 2323 17 Ave, Altoona, PA 16601
Great trip! Here tonight = Yesterday Miami = tomorrow Key West – then?? Loved Ft. Myers Beach. Love, Peg, Devora & Edna

Postmarked 1971

Description from Yahoo Travel: Welcome! Our motel is conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown, making our motel an ideal destination for business & leisure travelers alike. We are the last motel located before entering the beautiful Florida Keys. We offer exceptional, personalized service. We hope that a stay with us will evoke both luxury and style and leave you wanting to return soon. We know that traveling can be stressful at times and our goal is to make your stay a memorable and comfortable one.

However, the reviews were really, really terrible. Here’s one of the reviews: It was the worst place I’ve ever stayed in. It was dirty, dangerous, the window didn’t lock and people were walking around right outside the window. There was an exposed electrical outlet IN the shower. The carpet was disgusting and sticky with white spots. The TV sparked when I turned it on. The room smelled like mildew. In a horrible neighborhood. Even the one star rating is way more than it deserves. We stayed about 20 minutes then turned in the key. After that experience we drove to Miami and stayed in a hotel ON the beach. I don’t know why any of the other people gave it a good rating. They must be used to staying in pay by the hour looking hotels.

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1 Comment
  • Bob
    July 26, 2011

    The Everglades Motel reminds me of motels from my youth. Whenever my parents took my sister and I on vacation we stayed in to motels much like the Everglades. You don’t see as many “motels” today, they’ve mostly been replaced by hotels, inns and suites. The old school charm and friendliness of the sole proprietor motel has been lost to the stark conformity of the corporate mega chains.

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