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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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  • 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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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a beautiful motel with some special touches. Very friendly manager who offers hammocks and some swings and picnic tables out by the water. Rooms have some special art and very nice little fridge and microwave and coffee pot. I loved the way the windows opened up to the water view from our room and the internet was fine -... More

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Jesup, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove several hrs on US 19 from Clearwater up on our way home to GA. It was already late so we stopped on a gas station to ask for motels in this while haven't seen anything but trees on both sides for quite a while. The man said "oh yeah y'all find plenty of them down this US 24... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Cedar Key is the kind of town that is out of the way and if you ever are lucky enough to find it, you will be hooked. We stayed in "The Honeymoon Suite" which was fun. Don't expect the Ritz, or even a Holiday Inn type of place. This was pure homey. Window a/c units. A shower build for someone... More

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Astatula, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

9 ABATE of FL, Inc, Lake County chapter,couples rode up on a Fri for the weekend. This is our 2nd Annual getaway with friends. Joan makes the place, she is great with an awesome singing voice. She got us to play "mullet tossing" and remote boat races. It is a mom & pop's with southern charm & ambiance. The pavilion... More

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A group of us spent the weekend here and we all loved it! We couldn't have asked for cleaner rooms or a warmer welcome. The management is awesome, she will go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable.It's a small, older motel but kept up and kept very clean with great beds and rooms fixed up so cute it... More

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RI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were on our way from the panhandle to Homosassa. We decided to stop and see Cedar Key for a one night overnight stop. We read online that it was mom and pop motels in that area and just drove in to find out it there was a room available. The manager, Joan, was so helpful and friendly we felt... More

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Middleburg, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed for labor day weekend and enjoyed every second of it! Joan, the office manager was very nice and helpful. The motel does not have maid service, but if we needed anything we just asked for it. We stayed in room 8 which has a private patio, which was great for playing guitar and having drinks while watching the... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stayed at the Gulf Side Motel over the Labor Day weekend. We rented a room sight unseen and got several surprises when we showed up. First, all of the pictures on the web are about 20 years od, second, the hotel is for sale and the maintenance left something to be desired, third, you were on your own for... More

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gulfsidemotelck, Owner at The Gulf Side Motel, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you were pleased with the staff, they are new and we believe that they are doing a wonderful job so far. It is good to know that our guests agree. As for the dock, it is unfortunate that it was destroyed by a storm. Unfortunately, we cannot sue mother nature! Also, the Honeymoon Suite is... More

Miami FL
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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Address: 552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Location: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Gulf Side Hotel Cedar Key

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