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Featured Motels in Lake City

Days Inn by Wyndham Lake City I-10
2 out of 5
3430 N Us Highway 441, Lake City, FL
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The price is $52 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 18

Situated in a rural location, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Suwannee River and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Pine Grove Baptist Church. Lake City Columbia County ...

3.4/5Good! (816 reviews)

"The staff was great and very friendly. The room needed a little more cleaning. We had a used towel on our new clean ones. The shower looked like it had not been cleaned after the last guest either."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Lake City I-10
Americas Best Value Inn Lake City
2 out of 5
3835 West US Highway 90, Lake City, FL
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The price is $54 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Situated in Lake City, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Suwannee River and Lake City Medical Center. Fresenius Medical Care at Lake City Medical Center ...

3.8/5Good! (713 reviews)

"Staff was nice room was clean nice night stay for the area"…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Lake City
Econo Lodge Live Oak
2 out of 5
6811 N Us 129 & I 10, Live Oak, FL
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The price is $71 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 12

Located in the heart of Live Oak, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Suwannee River and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Suwannee County Historical Museum. Shands Live Oak ...

3.3/5 (191 reviews)

"Beds seemed a little swayed back but comfortable light fixture missing a bulb"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Econo Lodge Live Oak

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Palms Garden Inn
2 out of 5
14113 S. US Hwy 441, I -75 Exit 414, Lake City, FL
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The price is $63 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in a state park, this motel is 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from O'Leno State Park and 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from North Florida Speedway. Ichetucknee Springs State Park ...

3.6/5Good! (362 reviews)

"Spacious and clean room. You get what you pay for."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Palms Garden Inn
Super 8 by Wyndham Lake City
2 out of 5
3954 SW State Road 47, I-75, Exit 423, Lake City, FL
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The price is $72 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Situated in the historical district, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of North Florida Speedway, Southside Recreation Complex, and Florida Department of Transportation. ...

3.3/5 (392 reviews)

"It was great"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Lake City
Cindys Motel
2.5 out of 5
487 W Main St, Mayo, FL
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The price is $68 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated in Mayo, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Suwannee River and within 12 mi (20 km) of Lafayette Blue Springs State Park and Wes Skiles Peacock Springs ...

4.4/5Excellent! (10 reviews)

"Quiet and clean. Older property only 10 rooms I believe. Very clean. Check in was simple."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Cindys Motel
Motel 8 Lake City
2.5 out of 5
4427 FL-47, Lake City, FL
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Situated in a rural location, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of North Florida Speedway, Epiphany Catholic Church, and Southside Recreation Complex. Lake City ...

3.1/5 (52 reviews)
A great place to stay

"It was very comfortable and the staff was great, I stayed for a month and will stay there again very soon"…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Motel 8 Lake City
Jasmine Garden Inn
2 out of 5
352 Northwest Knights Avenue, Lake City, FL
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Situated in a shopping district, this motel is steps from Suwannee River, Lake City Medical Center, and Lake City Medical Center. Fresenius Medical Care at Lake ...

3/5 (80 reviews)
Excelent price n super clean.

"Great for the price. Older building but super clean."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Jasmine Garden Inn
Americas Best Inn
2 out of 5
339 SW COMMERCE DR, Lake City, FL
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Situated in Lake City, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Suwannee River, Fresenius Medical Care at Lake City Medical Center, and Lake City Medical Center. ...

3.2/5 (201 reviews)
Good place for a short stay.

"Clean, no sign of roaches as mentioned in another visitors post. Plenty of hot water, TV Xfinity - worked perfectly. Bed was comfy enough. Would stay there again if we needed a place for a night. Oh yeah, quiet."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

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American Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
8072 State Road 6 W, Exit 460, Jasper, FL
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The price is $45 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated in Jasper, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Suwannee River and within 9 mi (15 km) of Gibson Park and Old Hamilton County Jail. Suwannee River State ...

2/5 (61 reviews)

"Friendly host. Great furniture. Very spacious room."…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

American Inn and Suites
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Tru by Hilton Lake City

Tru by Hilton Lake City

2.5 out of 5
284 NW Centurion Court, Lake City, FL
The price is $67 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9
4.5/5Wonderful! (264 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly. Hotel was very clean. Nice atmosphere"…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

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Best Western Plus Lake City

Best Western Plus Lake City

2.5 out of 5
350 SW Florida Gateway Dr, Lake City, FL
The price is $67 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5
4.4/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)

"Easy off and on 75. Parking was well lit. Lobby was clean. Staff efficient. Room was clean. Price was $79 plus tax for a Friday. We were shocked at how clean the facility was. We will be back."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Best Western Plus Lake City
Comfort Suites Lake City

Comfort Suites Lake City

2.5 out of 5
3690 W Us Highway 90, Lake City, FL
The price is $80 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.7/5Exceptional! (972 reviews)

"Excellent hotel. Everything very clean. The staff member very are great."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Comfort Suites Lake City
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Lake City Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You can select from 12 affordable motels in Lake City among the more than 68 hotels and other lodging choices. When you pick one of these budget accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash to use on your vacation.

By saving on your room price, you can enjoy all that Lake City has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include North Florida Speedway, Florida Nature and Heritage Tourism Center, and Ichetucknee Springs State Park.

Fun fact: The term "motel" was coined in 1925 by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel in San Luis Obispo, California. Often just a story or two, motels usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot.

Listed below are some of Expedia customers' best-rated Lake City motels to choose from:

Days Inn by Wyndham Lake City I-10

  • Stay within a 20-minute drive of North Florida Speedway and Florida Nature and Heritage Tourism Center.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Palms Garden Inn

  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV.
  • You'll be located within 12 minutes of North Florida Speedway by car.

Americas Best Value Inn Lake City

  • Enjoy the in-room WiFi, and freebies including breakfast and parking.
  • Stay within a 20-minute drive of North Florida Speedway and Florida Nature and Heritage Tourism Center.

Motel 8 Lake City

  • It's located within a short 6-minute drive of North Florida Speedway.
  • Free WiFi, free parking, and a snack bar/deli are available during your stay.

Americas Best Inn

  • Stay within a 20-minute drive of North Florida Speedway and Florida Nature and Heritage Tourism Center.
  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Things to Do in Lake City

In this family-friendly area, enjoy its scenic lakeside and top-notch restaurants while you're sightseeing. Visitors like Lake City for its shops and festivals.

Here are some popular places:

  • North Florida Speedway
  • Florida Nature and Heritage Tourism Center
  • Ichetucknee Springs State Park

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Southside Recreation Complex
  • Big Shoals State Park
  • Stephen Foster State Folk Center

Some historical places you might want to see include:

  • Epiphany Catholic Church
  • Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
  • Pine Grove Baptist Church

Best Time to Visit Lake City

Determine the optimal time to visit Lake City by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 77° F and nighttime temperatures average 42° F
  • April-June: 91° F is the daytime average and 53° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 92° F and nighttime averages are around 65° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 84° F during the day and 42° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 52.60 inches in a year

How to Get to Lake City and Around the Area

Lake City Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Gainesville, FL (GNV-Gainesville Regional) Airport 41 mi (66 km)
Valdosta, GA (VLD-Valdosta Regional) Airport 55.7 mi (89.7 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Lake City?
Because you’ll save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Lake City has to offer. Top sights to visit include Ichetucknee Springs State Park.
What is a motel?
Motels often have free parking, and many also include an outdoor pool. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool. Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a place to stay for the weary traveler driving along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Lake City?
Days Inn by Wyndham Lake City I-10: Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Palms Garden Inn: Free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities are available during your stay. You’ll be located within 26 minutes of Ichetucknee Springs State Park by car. Americas Best Value Inn Lake City: Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Econo Lodge Live Oak: An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. Super 8 by Wyndham Lake City: If driving, you’ll be within 20 minutes of Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Enjoy access to the restaurant, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
What can I do in Lake City?
In this family-friendly area, enjoy its scenic lakeside and top-notch restaurants while you’re sightseeing. Visitors like Lake City for its shops and festivals. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Osceola National Forest, and O’Leno State Park. Attractions the whole family can enjoy include Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Southside Recreation Complex. Some historical places you might want to see include Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Old Hamilton County Jail, and Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center.
What's the weather like in Lake City?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so here’s some data about year-round temperatures in Lake City to help you plan yours: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 80°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 57°F. Average annual precipitation for Lake City is 53 inches.
What are my options for getting around Lake City when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Lake City to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), which is located 41 mi (66 km) away. Otherwise, look for flights into Valdosta, GA (VLD-Valdosta Regional), which is 55.7 mi (89.7 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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