Howard Johnson Resort Hotel
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this low-key beachfront hotel is 3 miles from boats to Shell Key Preserve and 11 miles from the Salvador Dalí Museum.
The bright rooms (some with gulf views) feature balconies, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs or full kitchens. Suites feature separate living spaces. Kids age 17 and under stay free with an adult.
There’s a casual bar and grill, as well as a heated outdoor pool, a game room and a business center. Parking is complimentary.