A smaller motel-style lodging with free Wi-Fi and breakfast on the house, Budget Inn Okeechobee offers the perks of a downtown address and down-to-earth rates. This one-floor, exterior-corridor motel is home 24 rooms decorated in Florida-tropical color schemes and equipped with free Wi-Fi, microwaves and mini-fridges. When it's scorching hot, the outdoor pool, adjacent to a barbeque picnic area, is the place to be. Take advantage of the complimentary continental breakfast served daily.
The hotel has plenty of free parking and welcomes pets weighing up to 30 pounds for a nightly fee. Right in the heart of downtown Okeechobee, the hotel sits handily close to the intersection of Highway 441 and Highway 98 (aka, Park and Parrott). Within a three-block radius, guests can stock up and fill up thanks to grocery shopping, retail stores and restaurant options. A three-mile straight shot south leads guests to the north side of Lake Okeechobee and its scenic paved walking-biking trail.
Guests with even more energy to burn can head for hikers' paradise — Taylor Creek/Nubbins Slough Conservation Area — just under five miles. Saint Lucie County International Airport is 33 miles.