We are planning a trip to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key West that will include a side trip to the Everglades. We are staying near the airport in Fort Lauderdale the first night because of a late arrival, but I'm looking for recommendations farther south for the night before we head to Key West. On our return trip, we plan to spend the night in Marathon (in case we want to spend most of the day in Key West) and need recommendations for a convenient overnight location prior to our daytrip to the Everglades. I am very open to suggestions for lodging, dining, sightseeing, beachcombing, etc. in this area of south Florida. Thanks for helping me plan this trip.