Are There Hotels In Everglades National Park?

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Looking for hotels in Everglades National Park?

While some national parks have lodging in the park, not all do and unfortunately, there are no hotels in Everglades National Park.

Thankfully, though, there are a lot of places to choose from within an hour of the park entrance. Like, a lot.

Plus, there is camping in the park at two different campgrounds and I’m here to tell you about all of that today.

I do have two more posts coming of unique places to stay near the Everglades and just regular places to stay near the Everglades. I’ll update this once they’re live.

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Are There hotels in Everglades National Park?

Nope! There are no hotels in Everglades National Park but there are plenty nearby to choose from in places like Homestead, Florida City, Key Largo, and Miami.

And while this isn’t a hotel in Everglades National Park, the cottages and bungalows at Clyde Butchers Gallery in Big Cypress would be a really cool place to stay.

Book hotels near Everglades National Park here!
(or see my suggestions below)

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Camping in Everglades National Park

Since there are no hotels in Everglades National Park, camping will be your only option for lodging in the park, if that even counts as lodging.

Aside from wilderness camping, there are only two campgrounds in Everglades National Park: Flamingo Campground and Long Pine Key Campground.

There is also tons of camping in Big Cypress nearby. This would be better if you’re visiting Shark Valley or the Flamingo area just for one day.

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Flamingo Campground: The Flamingo Campground has 274 campsites, 40 of which are walk/boat to, 65 of which are RV only, and 41 of which have electric hookups.

There are flush toilets, hot showers, two dump stations, picnic tables, grills, drinking water, and an amphitheater for ranger programs. There is phone service but no WiFi.

Fires are only allowed in the grills and there are no food storage lockers. There is a camp store in Flamingo with ice and firewood year-round.

From sometime in April to mid-November some of the campsite will be closed but I probably wouldn’t recommend visiting, much less camping, in the summer because of heat and bugs.

RV spots with hookups are $50-60 per night and non-electric RV/tent sites are $33-39 per night.

Reservations aren’t required but they are highly recommended in the busy season (December to April).

Flamingo Campground is at the very end of the main scenic drive in the park.

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Long Pine Key Campground: This campground has 108 site for tents and RVs but there are no hookups.

There is phone service but no WiFi. There also is no store here with ice or firewood so you’ll need to bring it with you or get it in Flamingo.

They do, however, have a dump station and drinking water. There are also hot showers and flush toilets.

It is $33-39 per night but is not open year round. This one is only open from November to April.

Long Pine Key Campground is closer to the entrance to the park. It’s about ten minutes past the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center.

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Hotels near Everglades National Park

Even though there aren’t actually hotels in Everglades National Park, I’ve included a few options nearby. I do have a post coming soon with a lot more choices. (I’ll update this once it’s live).

A little safety note: Florida City and Homestead pop up on a good number of “most dangerous cities in Florida” lists, so it’s something to keep in mind.

I don’t know how much this effects tourists, it’s just good to be aware of if you do plan to stay here.

That said, they are the closest places to stay near the entrance of Everglades National Park (15 minutes vs. an hour).

We stayed in Florida City and were fine but we just stayed at the hotel and went to Cracker Barrel next door to eat.

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Florida City – Quality Inn

We stayed at the Quality Inn when we visited the Everglades and while it’s not fancy, it wasn’t bad and I’d stay there again.

Breakfast is included and they have a pool (heated, in winter I assume) and has laundry available.

Book the Quality Inn here!

Homestead – Courtyard by Marriott

If you want somewhere a little nicer than the Quality Inn above, This is a great option and still close to the park entrance.

They have a pool, restaurant, and bar, plus breakfast at an extra charge. Most rooms have a small seating area in addition to the beds and bathroom.

Book the Courtyard here!

Key Largo – Largo Resort

A little under an hour from the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center is the Largo Resort on Key Largo. This is a much nicer and fancier option.

The resort has a private beach area, a pool, and a garden plus bike rentals, canoeing, fishing, and beach chairs. It’s a great choice if you want some beach time, too.

Book the Largo Resort here!

Miami – The Elser Hotel

Another nicer option a bit further away (an hour) is The Elser Hotel right in Miami with a terrace, pool, and private parking.

Rooms have a seating area, kitchen, and dining area with stunning city views and a balcony. They also have a restaurant.

Book the Elser Hotel here!

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Other posts you may like

Big Cypress Or Everglades National Park?

Biking Shark Valley Loop

Best Things To Do In The Everglades That Aren’t Hiking

How To Plan A Trip To Everglades National Park

Visiting Big Cypress National Preserve

Big Cypress National Preserve Camping

Have you been to Everglades National Park? Where did you stay when you went? How was it?

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