The Everglades Hotels



Ivey House


At a Glance


  • historic
  • pleasant
  • affordable


  • not on water
  • some small rooms

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Ivey House Review

A remodeled 1928 boardinghouse originally built for crews working on the Tamiami Trail, Ivey House (originally operated by Mr. and Mrs. Ivey) now fits adventurers on assorted budgets. One part is a friendly B&B bargain with shared baths and a cottage. The adjoining 18-room inn (opened in 2001) has private baths—plush by Everglades City standards. Most inn rooms surround the screen-enclosed pool and courtyard. Decor includes Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands photography. The layout is designed to promote camaraderie, but there are secluded patios with chairs and tables for private moments. Free Wi-Fi is in the dining area, pool courtyard, and lodge area. Rates include breakfast. Guests are offered 20% discounts on canoe and kayak rentals and tours via Everglades Rentals & Eco Adventures.

    Hotel Details

  • 30 rooms, 18 with bath; 1 2-bedroom cottage.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 03-12-2013

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    Ivey House Cottage Major Disappointment

    While the main office/reception is clean and bright, the separate Cottage around back has severe problems. The front door latch jams, many kitchen floor tiles are not glued to the floor, the bed in one room has to be moved every time to use the clothes closet, the furniture is rickety, the bathroom sink faucet sprays at your waist, and the general feel is that you have been taken. Though clean, the worn out cottage is a low rent shack. When approaching the staff about this they said, "Yes, some people like it and some really hate it--there is no in-between." And that is a quote.

    by nypuck, 1/1/07

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