Many of us usually stay at the Travelodge, as I did at last month's race. It cost about $37 then. I just called last night to reserve a room and was told that the special race rate is $79! It's $89 if not going to the races! Welcome to high season.
Here is a link for other hotels listed on the Homestead site:http://www.racemiami.com/travel/1hotels.htm but I assume they will all be as, or more, expensive. Since I am currently laid off, I can't afford to pay another $175 for two nights on top of all the other costs. I was thinking about sleeping in the bed of my pickup or camping out somewhere.
I have tentatively decided to use some Holiday Inn points, but, unfortunately, the closest one is 20 miles away in Coral Gables. Sure wish I had some friends in South FL. I am close enough to Moroso to at least drive there early on Saturday.
Have you been to or raced at Homestead? :o