SSL MISSION AND VISION:
Our Mission is to be an invaluable resource for independent lodging properties.
Our Vision is to be the certifying agency for superior lodging, setting the standard for small independent properties across the state.
HOW TO BECOME AN SSL APPROVED PROPERTY
To qualify, a property must :
Membership details and application are available on the SSLoF website here.
Each property must pass an annual inspection. We adhere to a rigorous, high standard Quality Assurance Program, where all members are inspected on an annual basis by an independent third party inspector and industry consultant. The inspection and consultation provides the innkeeper with an opportunity to meet with an experienced industry professional who brings a fresh set of eyes to the property and shares their observations and suggestions for increasing business and improving the guest experience.
The passing grade for the SSL program is 82%. Properties are encouraged to continually upgrade and exceed the standards of the program. A housekeeping score of 85% must be maintained for the privilege of being in the SSL program.
The White Glove Award is awarded to properties that receive a perfect housekeeping score of 100% during the annual inspection. Click here for a list of Greater Fort Lauderdale SSLs that received a 2017 White Glove Award.
SUPERIOR SMALL LODGING MISSION:
HISTORY OF SUPERIOR SMALL LODGING
Superior Small Lodging of Florida (SSLoF) was created in 1989 in Broward County when the county was going through a transition period, clamping down on the almost 400,000 college students who arrived every season for Spring Break. Small “Mom and Pop” hoteliers, were deemed to be particularly vulnerable during this transition period and needed help.
Today Superior Small Lodging represents a diverse group of small lodgings, hotels, inns, cottages, bed and breakfasts, condos and vacation homes throughout Florida, from Pensacola to Key West, that appeal to a myriad of vacation tastes.
Whether travelers are looking for a relaxing time on the beach or sightseeing around the state, guests have come to learn that no matter their ages, tastes or vacation budgets there is an ideal SSL member property for them.
BROWARD SSL MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
Click here to see the Sun-Sentinal article on Small hoteliers getting their slice of the flourishing tourism pie.
For additional information on how to become a member of Superior Small Lodgings contact Anne Sallee, Executive Director at (954) 895-4777 or Anne@FloridaSSL.org.