Sun-soaked Silver Springs was one of the first tourist attractions in Florida for visitors arriving by steamship in the 19th-century – and it’s still a dream destination for families, sports lovers and anyone wanting to get back to nature. To make the most of your stay, here’s our pick of the best hotels in Silver Springs – bookable on Culture Trip.
Families will find plenty to do close to this Comfort Inn. Silver Springs State Park and its glass-bottom boats are a short drive away, while kids will adore the soft play, miniature golf, laser maze and go-karts at nearby Easy Street by Funworks. With its spacious family rooms, large outdoor pool and complimentary hot breakfast buffet, the hotel is a hassle-free option to suit all ages.
Enjoy the complimentary extras at this Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Silver Springs, a 15-minute drive from Historic Downtown Ocala. You’ll have access to a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center and a convenience store, or you can pick up a free coffee in the lobby before heading out for the day. There’s also complimentary morning newspapers, tea and coffee supplies in every room and a tasty breakfast buffet, including hot freshly made pancakes drizzled with syrup.
Just off I-75 near the Golden Ocala Equestrian Center, this Comfort Suites is a great choice for those traveling for work. The property is close to several local businesses, while several restaurants are within walking distance for easy meals at the end of long days. Each room also comes with a microwave and a fridge when all you want to do is stay in for the night.
With its thoroughbred museum, miles of riding trails and hundreds of horse farms, Ocala is known as the Horse Capital of the World. Equine enthusiasts visiting the area will love the renovated Equus Inn’s extensive horse-themed artwork and photography, highlighting the area’s historical links to breeding and training racehorses. After long days of sightseeing, you can enjoy craft beer and wine from the machines in the lobby, while milk and cookies are available for children.
To discover more plush hotels in Florida, check out our pick of the best hotels to book in Ocala, Florida, bookable with Culture Trip.
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