About a week ago, I was looking to go fishing in Clewiston, Fl. My first choice in a place to stay was very close to the water of course, since I would have my boat and would be using a fishing guide from a well named fisherman's resort in Clewiston. It took sometime to get someone on the phone to help us from the resort, but once we finally got to the right person, though she seemed a little rushed and not "customer service"friendly as I had hoped for, I reluctantly made the reservations hoping for a better outcome upon arrival. Well, unfortunately, this was not the case. We arrived at the resort, where we were told our key was to be in a mail box at the side entrance, there was no one around & there WERE NO KEYS. Now, though there was numbers on the door, it said in case of emergency only..that was a little scary..the wife and I were wondering how one runs a motel that is occupied 24/7, with nobody to assist around. Im supposed to call this number, at 11pm at night, and tell this person on the other end of the phone, whom with which I hope is not upset with me for calling so late in the hour, so, per the wifes instructions, I call the first number on the door. Just a voicemail. So, by this time, Im getting a little upset. We got back into our vehicle and drove down the highway. Just a few blocks down, we spotted The Historic Clewiston Inn. Once we walked through the door, the young woman behind the desk, as alert as if it were afternoon, not now almost midnight, quickly assisted us. We told her our story of the terrible time we had down at the resort & marina, and she kindly showed us to a room, and even though it wasn't her trouble caused, she gave us a discount on our room just because we had already had such a tough time!! Can you believe that? The young lady gave us a discount even though it was not her mistake...SHE DIDNT EVEN WORK THERE!! She was super nice to us, showing us to our room personally and letting us know about the FREE wireless internet, FREE hot breakfast in the morning, compliments of the hotel and also informing us that someone would be at the front desk 24/7. Once in our room, we didnt feel like we were in a historic inn at all! You could not tell by looking in the rooms that the place was built in the 30's. They are decorated very nice and the beds were SOOO comfy! As a fisherman, I like to get up early. So I call the front desk and ask the nice young lady if she could get me an alarm clock. Instead she informed me that sh would give me a wake up call. This place is soo cool!! It has so much history behind it, yet it is a nice, modern place to stay! And the food in the restaurant was GREAT!! The service was a little off, but the dining room was very elegant and the atmosphere was very country and comforting. It was a very nice meal. If I had to rate the great Historic Clewiston Inn located in Clewiston, Florida, I would stay its definitely a four star hotel! Who would have thought such a small town would have such a nice, upscale place at such an affordable price. Dont hesitate to give them a call and ask about their rooms, their great breakfast and their relaxing Everglades Lounge. And dont be afraid to ask for a discount!! Not only are they friendly and clean, they are also very generous & professional!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clewiston Inn was built in 1938 by the U.S. Sugar Corporation to host company executives and visiting dignitaries. The Inn is a very elegant structure in the Classical-Revival style. The Historic Clewiston Inn is a boutique hotel offering 57 rooms, 8 lovely courtyard villas, a 200 seat Colonial dining room, a world famous Everglades cocktail lounge, tennis courts, a safari massage spa and a lovely park filled with native Florida trees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clewiston Hotel Clewiston