Hotels in Brooksville, Florida

by Lisa Fritscher

Brooksville, Florida is a small town in western Central Florida known primarily for mermaids. Weeki Wachee Springs was opened in the 1940s as a privately-owned roadside attraction, though it is now a state-owned facility. The underwater mermaid show has drawn visitors since 1946. Buccaneer Bay, a small water park, was added to the property in 1982. Rogers Christmas House, once a top draw, closed in 2010. Brooksville is small and safe, making virtually any area hotel convenient for visiting local attractions.

Holiday Inn Express Brooksville

The Holiday Inn Express Brooksville is just off Interstate 75, providing convenient access to downtown Brooksville and the surrounding area. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, fitness center and business center and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Guest rooms provide free wireless Internet access, full-size bathtubs and turn down service. A microwave and small refrigerator are standard in each room. Pets are welcome with a nonrefundable deposit.

Hampton Inn Brooksville

The Hampton Inn Brooksville is located near Interstate 75, just a short drive from downtown Brooksville. Hotel amenities include free expanded continental breakfast, an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Some guest rooms have sofa beds, full-size refrigerators and microwaves. Suites and units with a separate study are available. All rooms offer high-speed Internet access, work desks and upgraded bedding. Free “On the Run” breakfast bags are available Monday through Friday, offering a quick alternative for those who do not have time for a full meal. A Manager’s Reception with light snacks is offered Monday through Thursday nights, as of November 2010.

Days Inn Brooksville

The Days Inn Brooksville is located on State Road 50 near Interstate 75. The hotel offers free wireless Internet, an outdoor pool, free newspaper delivery, and a game room. All rooms provide a microwave and small refrigerator. Free continental breakfast is served in the hotel lobby. A Denny’s restaurant offers 24-hour dining on site and numerous other restaurants are located nearby. The hotel accepts pets with a nonrefundable deposit.

Quality Inn Weeki Wachee

The Quality Inn Weeki Wachee is across the street from Weeki Wachee, although the hotel’s address is actually in Spring Hill. The hotel offers free continental breakfast and free wireless Internet access. Microwaves and refrigerators are available for an additional fee. An outdoor pool is located on site and guests may use a nearby fitness center. Some rooms have flat screen televisions and pets are permitted at an additional charge.

About the Author

Lisa Fritscher is a freelance writer specializing in disabled adventure travel. She spent 15 years working for Central Florida theme parks and frequently travels with her disabled father. Fritscher's work can be found in both print and online mediums, including She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Florida.