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“The Kids and I in Everglades City”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rod and Gun Club

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Rod and Gun Club
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The Kids and I in Everglades City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We arrived in Everglades City without a hotel reservation, started calling around for a room for the night. This lodge told us they were totally booked....but that if a couple of reservations had not arrived by 6 pm that they'd have rooms to rent....so we checked other places to no avail so I entered this lodge at 6 pm, and thought I'd arrived in Casablanca and was successful in renting a room. I was met by a welcoming woman named Barbara at the front desk telling her that myself, son, daughter-in-law and my toddler grand daughter needed a room. She had me take a look at a cabin-type room which included a private bath, double bed and single bed which was vintage Victorian with a screened porch facing the canal. The entire hotel was gorgeous including the pool with its waterfall.....$154 a night. We were greeted at breakfast by Barbara again and Ashley was our waitress who served us a delightful breakfast. Barbara also told us about sites to visit nearby. I'd recommend this place to anyone who want to experience the Everglades City lifestyle...you will walk in going "ahhhhhh"...Enjoy !

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Everglades National Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

While visiting Florida we stumbled upon little everglades city, We went on a lovely airboat tour through the Everglades and asked the gentlemen where we should have lunch, he said the Rod and Gun Club was a great place to go... We arrived and were greeted by a very sweet waitress, she seated us and began to tell us all the lovely specials they had...we tried the gator chili! It was delicious! You could tell it was homemade! We also had there key lime pie which was another hit! We loved our experience so much that we asked about staying the night, the young lady at the front desk let us choose between a few rooms that we particular liked most, every room was very nice, clean and looked like they were recently remodeled, We decided to stay! The next morning we asked if we could have a later check out because we wanted to do a canoe tour and they automatically said of coarse! It was a wonderful experience and whenever we return back to Florida we are defiantly coming back to the Rod and Gun Club!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Elgin, IL
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Background first - Vacationing in Naples, Florida. We stoped here for lunch in the screened-in veranda with another couple. We did not stay here overnight.

Food ok, I'd give it a average - good rating. Service just ok. Just a view of a boating canal so no special view in my opinion.

The problem is this place is highly overpriced, ridiculously overpriced in fact. $7.00 Corona beer,
15.00 hamburger, $15.00 salad, etc. Then they added there own tip to the bill (seriously, who does that for a party of 4).

If you are the slightest bit cost-conscious skip this restaurant.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

The Rod and Gun, from the outside, has everything going for it. The interior is quite wonderful; probably the best we have seen in our 54 nights on the road. The chap at Reception was very helpful ...... but there it ends. The cabin rooms are ‘motel’-style but with no coffee/tea/hot water facility. The walls are thin and you can hear your neighbours. There is no wifi and no credit card facility. We had dinner but one of us left almost the total meal – the waitress was amazingly inattentive and rude – parmesan cheese was scattered all over the already salt-drenched sea food which, itself, was over-cooked. Whilst we were compensated, we were never asked if we would like dessert or coffee.

What a great shame for such potential; if the owners got this place sorted i.e. sack the waitress and maybe the chef and add one or two facilities to the rooms, this hotel would climb up the Tripadvisor ladder of which we wish we had taken more notice. Certainly not recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

The Rod & Gun is one of the older places in FL that has incredible history - Heminway, Roosevelt, lots of people who understand nature and want to share it right in the middle of Everglades City. The rooms in the cottages are very clean, nice. The main hotel has the feel of yesteryear. The price of dinner was a bit high; but we did enjoy the ambiance of the past.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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St. Augustine, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

I spent a couple of enjoyable nights here this past January, so I believed it possible that my wife and another couple might enjoy lunch in the restaurant. However, leaving our wives in the car, I took my friend inside to show him the public areas of the club, and when we passed through the porch dining area, we were accosted by a most unpleasant woman who informed us in no uncertain terms that people were dining(one couple), and that this was not a sightseeing place. Her attitude made it clear that we were less than welcome, so we left immediately.

Considering their obvious lack of hospitality, their higher than average prices for no more than average food and their non-acceptance of credit cards, it would appear that they were lucky to have had at least the one couple for lunch

I might add that we were appropriately dressed, and that we disturbed no one when we passed through the dining area. I was very disappointed in the change in eight months time.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Glorious antique place with old world charm, friendly folks and a relaxing atmosphere. Felt as if we'd stepped back in time. Highly recommend it. We'll definitely go back if we're in this part of the country again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rod and Gun Club
Address: 200 Riverside Dr, Everglades City, FL 34139-0190
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Everglades City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Everglades City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Rod and Gun Club 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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