Where to Stay Near Everglades National Park, Florida

The Shark Valley Tower offers expansive views of Everglades National Park
The Shark Valley Tower offers expansive views of Everglades National Park | © Charles O. Cecil / Alamy Stock Photo
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9 August 2021

Stretching across southern Florida for 1.5m watery acres (607,028ha), Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in North America and a paradise for any lover of the great outdoors. After fishing, canoeing, swamp-walking or hiking in the coastal lowlands, remote swamps and matted mangroves, check into a big-name hotel or a light-filled waterfront apartment – bookable on Culture Trip.

Port of the Islands Resort

A bird's-eye view of Port of Islands Everglades Adventure Resort, with a large outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees
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There’s more to the Everglades than alligators. At the Port of the Islands Resort, adjacent to the national park near Everglades City, you can relax and recharge with a swimming pool, tennis courts, a full-service marina and a garden lined with palm trees. Have a lazy afternoon lingering over a barbecue lunch in the picnic area, then retire to the Angler’s Cove restaurant for live music, a lively happy hour and the best key lime pie in town.

Travelodge by Wyndham Florida City/Homestead/Everglades

An outside swimming pool at Travelodge by Wyndham Florida City/Homestead/Everglades, with sun loungers and palm trees
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Just off Highway 1 and near local restaurants and shops, this light-filled Travelodge by Wyndham is perfectly placed in Florida City to explore the wide-open spaces, tangled mangroves and subtropical wildlife of the Everglades. Feed one of 500 alligators at the Everglades Alligator Farm just 10 miles (16km) away, or skim through the swamps on a thrilling airboat ride. Just be sure to load up on the complimentary freshly made pancakes and waffles for breakfast before you leave.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Florida City

A light living area leading to a bedroom at Home2 Suites by Hilton Florida City with a sofa, a desk and chair, TV and lamps
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Ideal for long-term Florida visitors and those in town on extended business, this distinctive salmon-pink property in Florida City has everything you need to make yourself at home. There’s a saline pool, a spacious fitness center, a well-equipped business center and laundry facilities. Also, there’s a convenient 24-hour market in the lobby so that you can make full use of the kitchen in your suite.

Hampton Inn and Suites Miami-South/Homestead

A spacious king bed studio suite in warm hues and dark brown furnishings at Hampton Inn and Suites Miami-South/Homestead
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Thrillseekers, divers and families should check into this Hampton Inn and Suites before exploring the local area. Expect simple, understated rooms with brown leather accents, an outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast, all in a great location just off Highway 1 in Homestead. The blinding blue waters of Biscayne National Park are just 15 minutes away, while the Coral Castle Museum is under 4mi (6km) away. Also, reasonably priced restaurants are within walking distance.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Miami Homestead

A modern bedroom at TownePlace Suites by Marriot Miami Homestead, with a brown cushioned sofa facing a bed next to windows
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You’ll be close to Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park with a stay at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Miami Homestead. There’s also easy access to attractions such as the Homestead-Miami Speedway. This pet-friendly, extended-stay hotel in the Gateway to the Keys offers spacious suites with plush bedding and a variety of modern amenities, from an on-site bocce court and a basketball court to Weber grills and a game room. Stay fit by making the most of the 24-hour fitness center or taking a swim in the outdoor pool.

Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Miami (Kendall), FL

An outdoor swimming pool at Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Miami (Kendall), FL, surrounded by trees and sun loungers
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After a day of exploring the Everglades, retreating to this lakefront hotel near the Palms at Town & Country shopping plaza will feel like such a treat. Choose from hotels rooms with wifi, TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee makers, or suites with living areas and pull-out sofas. Wake up to a hot breakfast buffet, then make the most of the outdoor pool and gym.

Lime Tree Bay Resort

A light bedroom at Lime Tree Bay Resort with a white cushioned bed, a balcony with sea views and a colourful rug
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Enjoy a private sandy beach at Lime Tree Bay Resort. If you’re not feeling like the sea, there are also two swimming pools, one of which is heated. There’s also a fishing pier, free-to-use ocean kayaks and a tennis court. Our favorite thing is enjoying the breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico each evening. Florida Keys fishing, diving, snorkeling, dining, shopping, waterfront state parks and entertainment are only minutes away.

For more options, discover our guide to the best hotels in Florida for every traveler and book now on Culture Trip.

These recommendations were updated on August 9, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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