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The Gulf Side Motel

552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
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The Gulf Side Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Cedar Key
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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, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worst experience with a motel and management in my 58 year life. Room was barely larger than the worn out queen bed that had cheap sheets as a cover. Bed was so worn out that it was like sleeping in a pit. Not only was the room extremely cramped. The only power outlet was on the opposite wall from the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the weekend for a much needed getaway. Room very small but we thought do able until we noticed that the electrical out let was a extension courd from the bathroom. Late, we stayed the night and didn't sleep!!! The bed was horrible slanted. After not sleeping we decided to leave and when we went to the office we... More

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Felt very welcomed by them leaving our light on and the thermostat as requested due to a late check-in. The room was cute but the bathroom left little leg room on the toilet. I would still recommend and would definitely stay here again. Thanks to the staff for your hospitality.

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We flew into Cedar Key for a random weekend that turned out to be a really wonderful trip. A huge part of this was our accommodations. Gulf Side was a great choice. Husband and wife team of owners that could not have been nicer or more willing to help with any of our requests. Very clean rooms, easy to get... More

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Yorkshire, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Drove into Cedar Key and this was the first place we saw, it looked so cute we had to stay there. It was a good decision, our room - although not huge - had a kingsize bed, a table and two chairs, tv, and a small ensuite bathroom. Right outside is the gulf and chairs or a couple of swings... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Cedar Key is just the right medicine for relaxation, and good food! The Gulf Side Motel is a friendly, clean, cozy and accommodating place to stay. You get a "feel" of a summer cottage. The view is wonderful, and it's a photographers dream snapping shots of the sunrise, and the sunsets. They offer golf carts too, which makes it even... More

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Gainesville, FL
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Address: 552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Location: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Gulf Side Hotel Cedar Key

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