Reservations may be justified

Then again, if this won’t work in Florida, it won’t work anywhere:

When times get tough, the tough get naked. At least that’s what a Florida motel owner hopes, as he turns his 32-room property into a potential magnet for nudists.

The Fawlty Towers Motel in Cocoa Beach, Fla., is set to go clothing-optional May 1, after years of declining business and increasing competition from larger chain hotels, its owner told Florida Today.

There’s no chance the business went into a downward spiral because of its name, is there?

And yes, local laws still prevail:

Hodge’s nude guests, however, may still face criminal charges of indecent exposure if they set foot — or technically, their naked private body parts — outdoors.

If you’re going to grope a girl, have the gallantry to stay in the room with her while you’re doing it.


  1. Andrea Harris »

    7 May 2012 · 10:58 pm

    Hmm. There are several clothing-optional beaches in Florida, or at least there were when I lived there. (No, I never indulged; I’m the sort of person who avoided the sun whenever possible. Not being a Twilight-style vampire, sun exposure doesn’t exactly make me sparkle.)

    Anyway, I guess Cocoa Beach is not one of those places. Maybe they’re afraid the space shuttle crew will look down and get distracted.

  2. Andrea Harris »

    7 May 2012 · 10:59 pm

    PS: I doubt the name would have driven people away. It’s probably just the lousy economy. Who has money to stay at a beach hotel? Or else it’s all that intimidating exercise equipment they have. That stuff looks like it could be used for the next Inquisition.

  3. nightfly »

    8 May 2012 · 2:04 pm

    This is ridiculous. If they’re all busted if they leave the rooms, then how is this any different whatsoever from any other hotel anywhere? I can stroll around in the altogether in any Motel Six or Holiday Inn Express I so choose – I just don’t want to. (Hell there are places where it probably isn’t safe to strip in the shower.)

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