Where to sleep in south Florida?
Posted 11 September 2003 - 01:14 PM
Posted 11 September 2003 - 05:56 PM
Posted 11 September 2003 - 06:10 PM
1) Not under an avocado bush.
2) DEFINITELY not under a coconut palm!
Posted 11 September 2003 - 06:50 PM
It is not exactly mom and pop, but it is elegant and quiet.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 02:50 AM
Posted 12 September 2003 - 03:13 AM
Posted 12 September 2003 - 04:13 AM
Of course I keep telling everyone come to Naples to see them, they have a "live" symphony and it is a beautiful theatre with no bad seats. You can find a link for the Naples Philharmonic on the MCB site I believe. They will do most of the same programs 2 nights each in January, Febuary and March. They do Nut at Thanksgiving and usually something in December but don't know this year.
It is only 2 hours or less from Miami to Naples on the west coast just across Alligator Alley. Talk about quiet but beautiful and affordable and close enough to combine with a livier trip on the East coast.
No I don't work for the tourist counsel or even in Naples but I go to see Miami there all the time.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 07:04 AM
I looked at a room in the Abbey in January, and found elegant styling all right, but the top (third) floor at the back (southwest) corner, the furthest from the street corner the building stands on, was afflicted by a prodigious amount of rumble from the central-air-conditioning equipment on the roof, so, glebb and Vicarmac, I'd like to know where and when you stayed there. Certainly the immediate neighborhood seemed pretty quiet, at least at dinner time, when I was there.
I especially appreciate comments about neighborhoods, because I am just a little famiiar with Ocean Drive and Collins around First and Second Streets, having stayed at the Century down there. (It's been just acceptable as to quiet, usually.)
Posted 13 September 2003 - 08:39 PM
I have no problem with quiet country motels, but I don't drive so I'm looking for a place to stay where I'd be comfortable walking to the theatre, or where it would be easy to get a cab!
Posted 20 September 2003 - 08:06 PM
There must be (land) taxis in Ft. Lauderdale; I've not noticed them, in contrast to New York. I usually rent a car for my stay. (Does staying on the Isle of Venice or some similar part of the extensive waterways on the east side of town and getting to the performances by water taxi appeal? I've never tried it myself.)
I hope this helps at least some.
Posted 28 September 2003 - 07:52 AM
Thanks again for the recommendations. Whenever I've gone to So. Florida in the past my trip has always been centered around either family or work, so I'm really looking forward to this "ballet centric" trip.
Posted 28 September 2003 - 02:54 PM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 09:59 AM
Posted 10 February 2004 - 04:04 PM
I'm looking for a simple, quiet mom-and-pop motel with kitchenettes at least a block from the highway and not too many blocks from a swimming beach in Naples or, maybe better yet, closer to the Naples Philharmonic Center, which, I've learned, is about five miles north of central Naples. Any recommendations? Or cautionary bad experiences? Anyone know the Vanderbilt Beach Motel?
Posted 10 February 2004 - 06:44 PM
Vicarmac is a ballet parent who might not see this now that the boards are separate, but she is from the west coast of Florida and might know of a place--or might not. You could email her and ask if she has any info. I do not think she would mind a PM.
I am from the FL east coast--a bit north of Miami and can;t give you any info on Naples. Sorry
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