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Faraway Inn

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847 Third Street, PO Box 370, Cedar Key, FL 32625
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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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Oviedo, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scheduled 2 nights. Checked out after 1. Very disappointed. Cottage cute but... Smelly mud pit from hose usage right out front, dogs running loose (and I'm a dog lover-"dogs must be leashed" sign is posted!! ), tiny "private beach" across the street strewn with oyster shells and water is an ugly brown. One restaurant in dockside area was open and... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Our sincerest apologies that your experience was such a let down and your written feelings are so negative. On the bright side thank you for saying our unit was cute. We try very hard to please our guests and all visitors to Cedar Key. It upsets us when a visitor has a bad experience. We do realize that Cedar Key... More 

Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't want to state that the rooms are small is negative, some people may find it cozy! However, I wish there were more queen/king sized bed room sizes available at this location. Some of the rooms are about the size you could expect in a cruise ship, with is fine, just expect to snuggle! Location is amazing, being feet... 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 for Faraway Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. You must have been in one of our efficiency or motel rooms which have the one full size bed. Yes these units are compact and cozy. Better suited for couples who want of spend lots of time... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved the place. The people were very friendly, the place was so charming and your right close to the water. They offer kayaks and bicycles with the rentals and have golf carts available for rental. I can't say enough about this place. Thanks for the memories. We would have stayed longer if I hadn't already booked a house... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Faraway Inn. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We sure hope you enjoyed your entire visit to Cedar Key. We hope that you tell your family and friends about our little piece of heaven at the Gukf of Mexico. Respectfully, Doreen & Oliver Bauer owners/inkeepers More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Only tried an overnight stay, but were pleasantly surprised. Our cabin was clean and even had a couch for our 60 lbs. dog with treats waiting for the pooch. Michelle couldn't have been more helpful recommending dog friendly restaurants. We were so pleased with both our cabin and beautiful grounds and view, that we will definitely be back -- only... 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 for Faraway Inn. We are so glad that you were pleasantly surprised with your overnight stay. Hope your pooch enjoyed the treats. Michelle or Shely as everyone calls her, is a Gem, hope you enjoyed her dining recommendation for the whole family. We look forward to your return... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is the best place to stay in CK. Owners are great, rooms clean. Lots to do. Kayak,golf carts and bikes. This will be our go place to stay! LoVE it! Highly recommended by The great folks at Away From The World Cafe! If going to Cedar Key, stay here

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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 are so thrilled that you had a wonderful time in Cedar Key and especially at Faraway Inn. Yes the folks at Away From The World Cafe are great as is their food. We will be sure to thank them. We look forward to making... More 

Pinellas Park, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your Faraway Inn stay. We are so pleased your first time visit was pleasant and that our staff was accommodating. Glad that you found the outdoor grills to be useful. We sure hope that you visit Cedar Key again real soon and stay at Faraway Inn. During your next... More 

tallahassee, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Faraway Inn. We love our repeat guests and thank you for your loyalty. We promise to keep things fresh, clean and new so every time you visit there is something new to see. We are so pleased that you can see how hard our staff works to make sure... More 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 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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