CRESTVIEW, Florida — People hoping to book a hotel room near South Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview may have to keep looking.
Very few have rooms available due to an influx of South Florida evacuees fleeing Hurricane Matthew. Hotel guests include residents from Miami, St. Augustine, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona, Jacksonville and Tampa.
A Baymont Inn and Suites employee said, "We're pretty full for the night," and like most the hotel staff contacted, was too busy helping hotel guests to be interviewed.
South Ferdon Boulevard hotels that are completely full also include the following:
Stay Suites of America
Super 8 Crestview
Comfort Inn & Suites
America's Best Value Inn
Comfort Inn Front Desk and Sales manager Jillian Davis said most lodgers there came from Central and South Florida.
Sandie Monte, the general manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, said room availability is an issue across Northwest Florida.
"We've been checking with the hotels (in Crestview, because) Milton and Pensacola have called us asking for rooms," she said. "They are full.
"We're seeing a few from Tampa and South Florida, but most of them have been people coming straight in on I-10 from Jacksonville. For the most part, it’s a lot of families and they're just happy to find rooms (this) close to their homes.”