This clean, value-priced hotel places you 10 miles from Everglades National Park and 30 miles north of Key Largo. Free parking helps keep travel expenses low, and the free continental breakfast is surprisingly hearty, featuring eggs, sausage patties, and buttermilk biscuits.
The guestrooms at Travelodge Florida City have free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. The comfortable beds are nice perks, and the in-room microwaves and refrigerators are perfect for reheating leftovers or chilling drinks. Coffeemakers are provided.
Grounds landscaped with mature palms frame the heated outdoor pool and well-shaded picnic area. You can handle work from the business center or stop by the front desk for a free copy of the daily newspaper.
You can hit the discount racks at Florida Keys Outlet Center, which features brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Guess among the more than 50 stores, just a half mile from the hotel. For a quirky taste of South Florida history, check out Coral Castle Museum, about 5 miles north.