Small inns, motels and hotels are often the most rewarding and economical way to enjoy the delights that Florida has to offer.
Quite often you will feel like a member of the family because many of these places are family owned. Being locals themselves, the owners of these small places know the best restaurants, attractions and shopping to help make your vacation or even a brief stay a success.
Since they own the place and often live there, they also make sure that maintenance is not overlooked and that the place is clean.
Many of us are afraid to stay in a place that is unknown to us. With big chains we have come to expect a certain level of comfort and cleanliness. This is not always the case with the smaller privately owned places.
TripAdvisor is one of the sources that can be used to check these places out, but it's not foolproof. One or two bad reviews can scare you away and glowing reviews from the owners and their friends can make the place look better than it is.
The places you will learn about on the Florida Backroads Travel website have been vetted either by me, my friends or a trusted organization and will not disappoint you.
Here are some of these small inns: