Our stay at the Everglades City Motel was marred by the worst welcome I have ever received. We were checked in without a single smile, please, thank you or ‘enjoy your stay’. The largest string of words we received was along the lines of ‘I need your card’ when it came to paying.
Except for the awful staffing, the motel itself was okay. The room was big and clean (with fridge, microwave and coffee maker) and the bathroom was surprisingly nice, but the room did have the least comfortable bed of our 3.5 week trip (fine if you like sleeping on a marshmallow) and the air-con was excessively loud, so we had to turn it off at night and when we wanted to watch TV. The walls were lacking sound insulation, as other reviews have mentioned (we could hear enough to be able to discern within seconds of their arrival that our neighbours were German), but fortunately our neighbours were quiet at night so we weren’t disturbed at all.
I was completely put off the place by being made to feel so unwelcome, but if we had been checked in by someone with a smile and who at least pretended to be happy to see paying customers, then I would probably have rated this as ‘Very Good’.
(Given how many other reviews refer to the friendly reception, I feel that I should confirm that we were most definitely at the Everglades City Motel and aren't confusing it with some other place! I can only assume that we caught a day with either relief staff, or with the usual staff having a very bad day - but whichever is the case, it doesn't excuse them.)
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- Also Known As:
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- Everglades City Motel Florida