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Faraway Inn

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847 Third Street, PO Box 370, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Faraway Inn
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  • Location
    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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Pinellas Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first stay (Thursday-Sunday) and we plan to return soon! Loved the laid back atmosphere. The staff was very accommodating. Nice having grills available to prepare meals when we were in the mood and also nice to have such great restaurants within walking distance. Didn't want to leave ...

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tallahassee, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a long weekend (AGAIN) at the Faraway Inn. As usual staff did an excellent job of welcoming us and seeing to our needs. Absolutely love this place. Met my sister and her husband there. This was their first trip and they will definitely be back. So laid back and comfortable. Almost like being home. Love the swings in... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the faraway in and have had many visits since we found it. We would never consider a different place to stay. We love the atmosphere. We get a warm greeting on each return visit. Very quaint. Love the courtyard as well as the pavilion. Cottages are our favorite but there are a variety of room options.

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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 for Faraway Inn. We love our repeat guests and their loyalty. We promise to always keep things fresh and new. We just ordered new patio tables and chairs for the pavilion and outside cottages 1, 2 and 3. We just repainted all our outside decor bringing them back... More 

Wesley Chapel, Florida
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in a cabin with a beautiful view of the Gulf. Porch swings in front of our room were a great way to relax. Free use of kayaks, canoes and bikes. Beds are very comfy and towels are upgraded. Rooms are older but kept clean. I wasn't a fan of the foul language used by the office staff. Other... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Faraway Inn. We are also so apologetic for the foul language used by office staff and that you heard them. We have spoken to our staff and let them know that bad language is not acceptable because we are a... More 

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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inn not what its advertised to be. There was a quick rainstorm for about 15 to 20 minutes and entire back patio flooded, water came all the way up to our back door. Went into restroom and the ceiling was leaking, water all over floor, took shower and tub backed up.At time of check in Owner Oliver (which was very... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your Faraway Inn Cedar Key experience was so negative. We sincerely believe that we advertise the Faraway Inn for exactly what it is on our website down to our room descriptions, photos and policies. We are a mom and pop motel built in the late 40's and early 50's. We are ground floor with the... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We relocated to North Florida from South Florida four years ago and had never been to Cedar Key. Read reviews on here and thought the Faraway Inn would be the best place to stay. Let me tell you, if you stay here you won't be disappointed. My family of six includes my wife and I, our four daughters ranging in... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad that everyone had a wonderful time, especially the girls. I hope the girls picked a goody from the kids surprise drawer in the office. If the kids are happy then mom and dad are happy. We are so pleased that everything was... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Faraway Inn consists of 3 gulf view rooms facing west, four cottages (3 with Gulf views), and a out 4 other efficiencies. They also have a roofed area with swings facing right on the Gulf. There is a road between the hotel and the Gulf but it is a narrow local street with almost no traffic. The rooms are shabbily... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a thorough review of your stay at Faraway Inn. Your review helps other travelers in making their final overnight decision. There are many different agencies which allow you to apply for green lodging status so I just want to clarify our official green lodging status and the agency which we are approved through.... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We spent several nights in Cottage 2 the week before Memorial Day. Shely and rest of staff are wonderful. The cottage has comfy beds and a full kitchen with gulf views. Free kayaks, bikes and canoes are standard amenities. WIFI too. We enjoyed walking to Dock Street for seafood and shopping. We were able to launch the kayak a few... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed Faraway Inn and Cottage 2. Glad you took advantage of the kayaks to explore the Gulf. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the seafood and the small town atmosphere that Cedar Key specializing in. We look forward to your next... More 

Cedar Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I first visited Cedar Key in 2005 and stayed at the Faraway Inn's Cottage #3. We instantly fell in love with Cedar Key and the Faraway Inn. Almost ten years later decided to celebrate Valentine's Day by staying in Cottage #1, closest to the waterfront, hoping to relive our first visit. This stay was even better, if... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We thank you so much for writing such a detailed review about Faraway Inn and Cedar Key. Your review title was poetic and actually put a tear in my eye. Not everyone who visits Cedar Key or stays at Faraway Inn understands or can see the beauty in our natural and historic surroundings. You both not only see the beauty... More 

winter park FL
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Perfect location, individual cabins with kitchens, old Florida personality, golf cart rental on site, and NOT luxury, but it's everything we need. We have been renting here for the last 4 years on long holiday weekends, and we will return. If it weren't for the free wifi I would have been off the grid and the dogs love it.

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review for Faraway Inn and for being loyal guest. We love when guest bring their pets on vacations with them. We Woof em all Big and Small. Look forward to your next visit. Respectfully, Doreen & Oliver Bauer owners/innkeepers More 

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