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The Gulf Side Motel

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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Miami FL
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24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Near but yet so far. Super getaway. Friendly lady runs this waterside motel. Rooms are clean and quiet. No traffic. Be prepared for your cell phone to stay silent as there is no tower easily reached from here. I had a few calls and had to step outside to talk so I decided to do without except for what I... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First trip to Cedar Key and so glad we stayed at Gulf Side. Stayed in the Honeymoon Suite that had a great balcony/patio. All the fun stuff was within walking distance and Mama Joan was extremely nice and accommodating to us. If I ever make it back up there, it will be my first call for a room.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will be sorry! Was a dump. Must be 75 years old. Room a/c didn't work. Sheets had brown spots all over them. Only power was extension cord going everywhere. TV didn't work. Bath had no soap, Kit. was filthy, whole space was about 500 sq. ft. Surprised health dept. hasn't shut it down. Good reviews here are a joke.... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Cedar Key and had stayed at the Gulf Side before. To our surprise and delight they have new managers. Laura and Dave made us feel like guests and not a number. We will be returning in the spring on our return trip down. Here's to the owners making a great choice on management..Cheers!!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed two nights this weekend. Management was super helpful and friendly. Saw to anything we needed done. Great Lil place for a wonderful stress free weekend getaway! Bringing my family back as soon as possible. Thanks Laura!

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Plattsburgh, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

New management at The Gulf Side? YES! YES! YES!! Laura and Dave, while having been there for only 2 weeks when we arrived, have already made this Motel the place to stay in Cedar Key! While there is no maid service available, Laura and Dave were always available and willing to provide us with extra coffee and creamers and fresh... More

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Aston, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ok...let's be honest! If you're looking for a 5 Star Glorious Suite, this isn't it; however, it's a quaint little hideaway, in a quiet little community with access to some good restaurants and sightseeing. The manager (Laura) and Dave are on top of your needs. Again, there's no team of super housekeepers and bellboys standing by to your every command,... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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Gainesville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 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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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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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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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