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The Gulf Side Motel

552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
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The Gulf Side Motel
Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, FL
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed a place to decompress for a few days (with no electronics), read and set some short and long term goals. Living in Gainesville, I was familiar with Cedar Key and knew I didn't want to stay close to the beach area (lots of children) so I booked a nice, quiet room at the Gulf Side Motel. Theresa was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Cedar Key is unique. Not our style, we found, but that's a personal thing. There isn't much there, and half of that wasn't open. We picked the Gulf Side Motel sort of on a dare : it looked kinda cute, but it looked like places that have fooled us before. Frankly, it's pretty much a dump. Clean enough, but ancient.... More

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Archer, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We have stayed here for over 40 years and just love it here. The people who work here are very helpful and friendly and go out of their way to accommodate you. The rooms are cozy, clean and colorful. The restaurants and boat docks are in walking distance. Plan on going back again soon!

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I rented the honeymoon suite for two nights during the seafood festival. We were informed before we rented the room that in places the ceilings were low, and they definitely weren’t kidding!! There were some places I had to duck and I’m only 5’3. It was more spacious that I thought, but it was a problem to... More

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Crystal River Fl.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

First thing I have to say is Don't expect luxury, and the bad things I have to say is because I am not use to staying in a non chain Motel, First with the good, the location is excellent, the view in the back is great, with picnic tables rocking chairs, grill, pavilion with tables, The staff is very friendly,... More

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Naples, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I booked the Gulf Side Motel specifically so that my husband could fish. There was no dock even though the webside for the motel shows pictures of one and states you can fish from their private dock. There are no swings. The room was fine, however, the bathroom was horrible. There was no place to put any toiletries. When you... More

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Astatula, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I made reservations for our friends, out of the 9 cute rooms available, we booked 7. We all rode our motocycles down on a Saturday in Aug just for the one nite. Very biker friendly, within walking distance of downtown restaurants and shopping, get pallivon to gather in the evening with our friends. Rooms clean and cute. Looking forward to... More

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Astatula, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We came in on a Friday afternoon and was quite surprised at the friendliness of the Hotel Manager and staff. The room was quite spacious with a table and very nice bed. We spent two nights, rented a golf cart and toured the city. She recommended places to eat and they were excellent. The rest of our group arrived on... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed for one night in Room 2 (Family Room). The grounds of the motel are nice with the swings and chairs to look over the water. It is convenient to the restaurants and bars of Cedar Key -- you can walk. The room layout and decor was fine and we did not expect luxurious -- this is an old-school... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

and they want their motel back. Gulf Side is actually right at the end of the highway, so you can't miss it. The parking is tight and may challenge your parallel parking skills if you're the last one to check in. The room was workable, the air conditioning adequate, and while the paint looked fresh the room still had a... More

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Also Known As:
The Gulf Side Hotel Cedar Key
The Gulf Side Hotel
Address: 552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Location: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Cedar Key
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