5 Reasons You Should Book Your Stay with Florida Superior Small Lodging Association + #Giveaway

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Last November I had the opportunity to stay at a few different hotels that were part of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association. I had no idea that this Association even existed before our two week adventure in the Fall, but let me tell you, it is one of Florida's best kept secrets. Each of our stays at the three different Florida Superior Small Lodging Association member hotels we stayed at were uniquely different , but all provided the same great benefits and personalized feel. Check out this list of reasons why I suggest you book your stay with Florida Superior Small Lodging Association members, and don't forget to enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

1. Your Not Just Another Face



All of the member resorts and hotels in the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association have a maximum of 50 rooms. What does that mean for you? More attention to your needs as a guest, and it ensures that you are not just another face in an endless sea of guests. We were called by name, and often asked how our stay could be made more comfortable. It felt like coming home each time we returned to the hotel.

2. High Cleanliness Standards



While the hotels and resorts that are part of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association are often older establishments, they do not sacrifice cleanliness. They have high standards of cleanliness, and all members must undergo a random "white glove" inspection of over 100 points in their hotel rooms in order to pass and remain members. What does this mean for you? No worries of dirty rooms with dingy sheets, you can book these privately owned smaller hotels without wondering whether the room you walk into with be clean or not.

3. Enjoy the Extras



Many of the resorts and hotels that are members of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association offer extras that you aren't likely to find at their big chain hotel counterparts. From free to use beach and pool toys, beach chairs, use of grills and so much more, these smaller establishments offer a wide range of extras that help make your stay extra special and more affordable.

4. The Chance to Support a Small Business



Perhaps one of the most important reasons for me suggesting you book your next stay in Florida at a hotel or resort that is part of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association that you are given an incredible chance to help support a small business. The big guys have more than enough support to keep them going, but these smaller gems that are so much a part of the history of the area need your support. Having the chance to support local small businesses while having an incredible vacation is a win-win.

5. Location, Location, Location



If you are looking to book a room with a killer location, the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association has you covered. All three of the hotels that we had the chance to stay at had amazing locations. Tuckaway Shores and The Plaza Beach Resort were literally on the beach, just steps from the water with a gorgeous view of the ocean/gulf right outside your hotel room door. Ebb Tide was a quaint little place with an enormous suite that overlooked the Marina. Just a few blocks from the beach, we were within walking distance, and the boys loved the fishing dock that extended into the Marina from right outside our door.



Traveling to Florida with your family this Spring or Summer? I urge you to check out the Florida Superior Small Lodging Associations website and see what they have available in the area. With 150 member establishments sprinkled throughout 43 Florida destinations, there is an available option almost anywhere you would want to go!

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48 comments

  1. I would certainly consider it as I love smaller facilities as I avoid crowds. Love to try the small lodging association. I didn't know they had such a thing.

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  2. I like the locations of some of the hotels. Key West is my fav!

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  3. This is the first I 've ever heard of this. This is wonderful. Smaller establishments tend to go beyond your expectations and the atmosphere would be more comfortable I think. I'd deinitely love to stay in one of these. I'm going to look into it and pass it on to my older children who frequently visit Florida. Thank you for the post & info.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I would definitely consider it. I haven't traveled to Florida in a long time and have lots of friends there that would be great to see, while taking some time to have a vacation.

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  5. I would consider booking a Florida Superior Small Lodging Association Member Hotel because of the cleanliness. Nothing beats the clean room and sheets.

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  6. I would because of location. We love Florida (seems like a lot of Michiganians do!).

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  7. I would consider booking a room because I like how you are not just another face!

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  8. I would book a Florida Superior Small Lodging Association Member Hotel because we frequent Florida often and like their hotels.

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  9. I love the idea of a small place! It would feel.... more cozy? I also prefer the idea of small impacts on the land! I sometimes do not like the mega hotels on the beaches.. I think oh yuck. Sort of spoils the nature.

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  10. Looks like great location for great vacation!

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  11. Florida is warm and has great beaches!

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  12. I would book a Florida Superior Small Lodging Association Member Hotel because they are at great locations. I want to be right by the beach.

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  13. I prefer small and cozy. This sounds great.

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  14. I like smaller accommodations so this would fit my style.

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  15. more private and cozy in the right locations

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  16. I like the idea of my kids and I having a nice cozy vacation on the beach.

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  17. I like more homey places, not the big hotel type places. I like the idea of just being comfortable and relaxed and having more privacy.

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  18. This would be a nice place to stay when we go on a staycation.

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  19. I would consider booking it because it looks nice and cozy.

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  20. It looks nice and I love the beach!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  21. So we can get a good deal when we visit my Grandparents!

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  22. Leave a comment letting me know why you would consider booking a Florida Superior Small Lodging Association Member Hotel.

    sonds intersting if i ever make it down that way..thanks

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  23. I would consider it to get away from the snow and ice we are still having! Ready for winter to end!

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  24. I would book because I like the idea of small and personal. Can't wait for our next trip!

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  25. I would love the more peaceful accommodations. The point of a getaway, for me, is to relax and escape the crowds so this would be perfect.

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  26. I would consider booking it because I like the small and private.

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  27. i would consider booking i need some sun winters been so long

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  28. I would consider booking a Florida Superior Small Lodging Association Member Hotel because of the cleanliness.

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  29. Most people take vacations down in Florida, because its beautiful down there. Especially around spring, when its nice down there. :)

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  30. I would like the Windjammer Resort in Fort Lauderdale - looks fun by the ocean

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  31. We love traveling and it looks like a great place to stay

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  32. I live in Florida and I love to take long weekend trips to places I have not visited but are not so touristy. They would be great in helping my husband and I find the small and intimate places we want to stay.

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  33. I would consider it because I love supporting small businesses.

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  34. the kids would enjoy their extra amenities

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  35. I would considering staying because many of their properties are pet friendly. Thanks for the chance!

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  36. Oh I would love to! The big chains, the rooms all look the same! I love the pictures you have and how unique they can be! I love that they go thru a white glove test, and you know they will be clean.

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  37. I would consider it because Florida is warm and I love supporting small businesses.

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  38. great attention

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  39. I would go to one because they look really nice!

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  40. I'd consider booking because I've never been to Florida and it's so on my bucket list.
    thank you

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  41. I commented under the non-giveaway post, "Salami and Ham Stromboli #Recipe".

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  42. Id choose them because they have 43 locations and Id love to visit a Florida beach.

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  43. I prefer more cozy places, rather than the regular corporate feel of hotels.

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  44. I have a friend that lives in Sarasota, this would be a great chance to visit him.

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  45. I would consider booking a Florida Superior Small Lodging Association Member Hotel because they give more personal attention.

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  46. I would consider because of the cleanliness!

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  47. I would consider it because I feel more relaxed when I'm not at a big chain hotel. I get more of a "living there" feel out of my vacation rather than a "just passing through" feel, and based on your review, Florida Superior Small Lodging Association sounds reliable for cleanliness!

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