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Faraway Inn

847 Third Street, PO Box 370, Cedar Key, FL 32625
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Faraway Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Key West, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first trip to Cedar Key and Faraway Inn. The cottages were quaint, clean and comfortable. The staff welcomed us like we were long time friends and even had treats waiting for our dog. They accept dogs of all sizes which is hard to find nowadays. The property is very peaceful and laid back. A few of the... More

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you found our cottages to be clean and comfy. Faraway Inn was built in the late 1940's and we like to think it has that Old Florida Charm kind of feel to it. As you now know first hand we are seriously Pet Friendly at Faraway Inn. We are so glad you found our property to... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful peaceful location on the waterfront. Spacious rooms (we had the larger room with water views). Pet friendly. Will be returning. Bikes are fun to explore the location and head to local restaurants. Owners are very friendly and answer any question you may have.

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Faraway Inn. We are always so pleased when our guests enjoy their stay. Glad you used the bikes for island exploring. Next visit don't forget that we have kayaks and canoes for Gulf exploring too. We look forward to your return visit to Cedar... More

Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

First time to Cedar Key. Loved it and the Faraway Inn made the trip even better. Great location, excellent staff, and good value. The Kayaks, bikes and canoes are included in price. It is a pet friendly hotel, in fact there are many "shrines" if you will to the animal kingdom at the Faraway. My only reservation might be that... More

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We are always pleased when our wonderful guests have a good time while visiting Cedar Key and staying at Faraway Inn. We did make note of your comment and have addressed the situation with our staff of stars. Our property is large enough to handle outdoor smokers but we realize that it was more of a staff issue congregating in... More

CENTRAL FLORIDA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We came to Cedar Key for a quick 2 night getaway and a charter fishing day trip. We booked the Capitains Quarters here at the advice of Shelley over the phone. She was awesome to deal with over the phone, and even better in person! We were going to be arriving late on Friday, she said....no worries! The keys will... More

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and visit to Cedar Key. We are a great destination for a charter fishing trip and have ample on site parking for your vessel plus fish cleaning area and boat rinse. So glad the Captain's Quarters worked out well for you. Shely is a wonderful caring worker as well as... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The folks at the Faraway Inn are so friendly and helpful. We stayed in Room 10 and had beautiful views and a front porch. We took advantage of the free bicycles, the kayaks, and the board games more than once. Being able to use those items at any time was a definite advantage because you don't have to pay extra... More

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review. We aim to please at Faraway Inn and make your get-a-way special and as comfortable as possible. We love when guests use the amenities to explore the island. Also glad you enjoyed the board games. Everything except the golf carts are part of your overnight stay. We are motorcycle friendly, boat and... More

Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Great location! We loved that kayaks, canoes, bicycles were all included in room rate! The place is located just across the street from the water! My husband loved tying up his bait bucket to a pole in the water and then we would sit on their swings & he could still keep an eye on his fishing poles bobber! A... More

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. So glad you took advantage of our amenities (bikes, canoes, kayaks) as it is truly the best way to explore Cedar Key. Also glad you rented one of our bright yellow golf cart to explore. Next visit maybe think about seeing the island by air, on weekends there are plane rides offered at... More

Fort Myers. Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Having 2 old dogs we chose the Faraway Inn because it is dog friendly. We stayed in cabin 1, and cabin 3. We couldn't have enjoyed it more although cabin 1 had a view that was spectacular. We rented a golf cart and rode around this beautiful island. Whimsical and artsy abounds. My only suggestion is bring food because the... More

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We love when our guests bring their best friends on vacation with them. Glad you enjoyed our cottages/cabins. It is wise to bring some food and drinks especially if you have a full kitchen as our cottages do. The island restaurants do stop serving at about 8:45pmish and 10pmish on weekends, sometimes earlier during slower season. Since all of our... More

Boynton Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

To sit and enjoy what we all take for granted a simple beautiful sunset and sounds of the water lapping against the shoreline, pure and peaceful.Take the time to explore all around by foot, bike, car and feel the peaceful atmosphere and then splurge on great fresh seafood.

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had what sounds to be a peaceful, relaxing and energizing get-a-way. Out of all the reviews written on Tripadvisor this one is the simplest and purest I have ever had the pleasure of reading. You completely grasp the magic Cedar Key has to offer. Peace, Health, Happiness, Doreen & Oliver Bauer owners/inn-keepers More

The Villages, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed at the Faraway Inn for two nights in April. Overall, we had a fine experience. The staff and owner were friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful. The inn is across the street from the water and a few minutes walk from downtown. The efficiency (#9) was small but clean and nicely decorated. The grounds around the accommodations are filled with... More

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Cedar Key and our Faraway Inn. We do try very hard to make sure that our guests are happy and comfortable as we possibly can. Please keep in mind that our motel was built in the late 40's. American family owned... More

Duluth, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Quaint cottage with a gulf view; enjoyed a beautiful sunset sipping wine on a beautiful April evening. The staff was hospitable and the complimentary use of bicycles, canoes and kayaks to guests was a bonus. Enjoyed a peaceful swing overlooking the gulf on a clear night after walking back from a wonderful dinner at Tony's. We will be back!

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the quaintness of our cottage and that you took the opportunity to use our free bikes and kayaks to explore the island. We sure look forward to having you visit Cedar Key again and hope you choose our Faraway Inn again also. Health, Happiness... More

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Address: 847 Third Street, PO Box 370, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Location: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Faraway Hotel Cedar Key

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guests enjoy free use of canoes,kayaks, bicycles, grills, wifi, movies, books, games and more. Golf cart rentals available for our guests. We are located in a residential area within a 5 minute walk to down town and Dock Street. We are very pet friendly with no size or breed restrictions on dogs. We have ample boat parking/rinsing on site. Clean, comfortable, ground floor motel units and cottages equipped with a minimum of fridge, micro, coffee maker, toaster, cable, heat/air/fans. All pets are welcome as long as their humans are well behaved. Your stay helps to support mom and pop business and four local households and our community volunteer Trap Neuter Return program. Thank you for viewing our site and considering your stay with us. Faraway Inn was built in the early 1950's on the original site of the 19th Century Eagle Pencil Company Cedar Mill. ... more   less 
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