In this mini-post, we tell you about our sleeping choices in Florida. They comply with 3B; they are good, beautiful, and cheap.
How we organize ourselves
An intense search began for hotels obviously much more expensive than the ones I had booked. The entire hotel offer had increased prices for 2 reasons. One because the advance was shorter, and the other for pure mathematics. If, after the hurricane, 50% of the hotels were not available, and they were referring clients … they could ask for more money. I stopped looking for hotels in the Florida Keys with their pools and beach access to look for cheaper options.
The New Yorker
The New Yorker is located at 6500 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. We chose this roadside motel because it was close to the airport and we were going to arrive at night. It offers parking, wifi, swimming pool, and all-inclusive breakfast in the price of the room. The rooms are spacious with a private bathroom, fridge, and kettle. There is a 24-hour reception with lots of tourist information. It is not very new, but it is in good condition, except for the breakfast area in the garden that was being renovated after the hurricane. They were placing new palm trees and the occasional plant.
The breakfast they offer is basic. Toasts, rolls, yogurt, bananas, juice, and coffee. To make a stop on the way is very good and at that time it was cheaper than hotels in the same area. They spoke Spanish at the reception. We paid $ 93 a night.
The Angelina Guest House (in Key West)
Angelina is very kind and gave us a lot of information about the city. This is your kitten “Fin” and the guests who live there for long periods of time. What’s more, many live there in exchange for helping her. One of the women made the breakfasts for everyone; another man took care of the pool and the garden … and so on. Not a bad plan!
Pelican Hotel (in Miami Beach facing the sea)
The Pelican Hotel is on the Ocean Dr in Miami beach. This was the “whim of the journey.” It was clear that in Miami Beach, I wanted to sleep in front of the sea in the Art Deco district, even if it was more expensive than sleeping in a more remote neighborhood. This is the only hotel that did not cancel my reservation. So our price was four months in advance. We looked out of curiosity when he was making the other reservations, and it was exactly double that of ours.
This hotel offers rooms with private bathrooms that include breakfast, towels, and hammocks on the beach, a couple of drinks per person from 16 to 18 hours on the terrace, and 2 bottles of water per day. In turn, they offer parking spaces that although it seems to be cheaper, there are really other better options. Both for price and location. The place they give you is on the street in front of the hotel, only in a yellow line area for them.