This is a good resort if you don't mind being out in the middle of nowhere - that is what we wanted, so it worked for us. The room was small and dark, BUT we were only there for sleeping. Breakfast was adequate, nothing special.
We tried to eat dinner in the dinning room our first night there, but were told that it would be a 20 min. wait because they were short staffed. The next time we tried to eat there it was closed at - 6 pm. Also, very pricey. I would recommend going out to eat or grilling on one of the many grills on the property.
The pool area was nice, but no hot tub.
It is a beautiful location and property.
We took a half day boat trip that was nice, but not worth the $425 price. When they say you will see manatees - they mean you will see a nose break the surface of the water. You will not see an entire manatee. We did see some dolphins which was the highlight of the the trip. The shelling beach was crowded and had very few shells - a total disappointment. The Captain did tell us about a beach on Marco Island that we drove to the next day and found beautiful shells.
One of the best parts of our stay were the many people we met. The week we were there we met people from Germany, Canada, France, and England.
We had a nice week staying at the resort and drove to Everglades City 2 days and to Naples 3 days, so centrally located for what we wanted.
Traveller from Lawrence, Kansas
Located in Gulf Coast Visitor Center Everglades, this hotel is 5.4 mi (8.8 km) from Fakahatchee Strand Preserve and within 12 …More
Comfortable inn tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood. One one bedroom suite gave us a good amount of room, and the view over a small lake was lovely. Bed could have been a bit more comfortable and would have been nice to have had good coffee. Small complaints and we would stay there again.
Traveller from North Carolina
Located in Gulf Coast Visitor Center Everglades, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marco Players Theater and Marco …More
My wife and I were on a fairly impromptu tour of the Everglades and wanted to stay a night close to the Ranger station in Everglades City. There were not a lot of options close by, but we took a chance on what looks like an old fashioned motel at a fairly high price. It turned out to be quite nicely remodeled inside. Tile floors are a nice touch in this environment. It was a very clean and spacious room and bath, with a good bed and the efficiency kitchen was set up well. All rooms are ground floor with an outdoor entrance. There is a nice family type restaurant next door. Staff were all very pleasant and efficient. It was worth the price to allow us to get an early start on our canoe outing the next day, which was the highlight of our whole trip.
Traveller from Wisconsin
Located in Gulf Coast Visitor Center Everglades, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Everglades City Hall and Museum of …More
Pocket Guide: Naples Gulf Coast Visitor Center Everglades Hotels
Gulf Coast Visitor Center is located in the western section of Everglades National Park. The visitor center acts as a gateway for exploring the Ten Thousand Islands, a collection of mangrove islands and waterways that spreads to Flamingo and Florida Bay. The visitor center itself features displays, films, brochures, and backcountry permits. Canoe trails can be found just past the visitor center.