Fodor's Expert Review Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
500 S.W. 177th Ave., Miami, Florida, 33194, USA
Like an oasis on the horizon of endless saw grass, this nine-story resort at the southeastern edge of the Everglades can't help but attract attention, even if you're not on the lookout for 24-hour gaming action. The casino with mostly slots occupies the lobby (making for a cigarette-smoky welcome at check-in) and features more than 1,700 gaming machines, 38 high-stakes poker tables, a 1,050-seat bingo hall, and a separate, comparatively smoke-free, gaming area. If you get beyond the lobby, you'll find most rooms and suites have a view of Everglades' saw grass and wildlife. Amenities include a minibar, coffeemaker, and television with pay-per-view movies and games. Besides assorted dining options, you'll find an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, spa, fitness center, indoor play area for youngsters, a game arcade for teens and tweens, plus Club Egret child care for kids 12 and under. When available, drivers can take you to the Miccosukee Indian Village, area malls, or a 27-hole golf club and tennis courts about 15 miles away.
- most modern resort in these parts
- smoky lobby
- hotel guests find parking lot fills with gamblers
- feels incompatible with the Everglades
Rate Includes: No meals