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The Gulf Side Motel

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552 1st Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625
The Gulf Side Motel
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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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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister, who was visiting from the cold Northeast, and myself went to Cedar Key. This motel is right on the Gulf of Mexico. In the back, they have 2 hammocks (Heavenly!), some wooden rockers, a covered pavilion and a fire pit. The motel is a funky 1950's little motel. Only 10-12 rooms in the whole place. Each room was... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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24 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent this past weekend at the Gulf Side Motel. The location is great, on the water and close enough to walk most everywhere in town. Holly, the manager, was very helpful with where to eat, got us a larger coffee maker and real coffee cups. Our room #9, the "honeymoon" suite was very disappointing. The website listed a coffee pot,... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of March, which coincided with the Cedar Key Arts festival. What I loved about this motel (though is true of most places on the island) is you can walk anywhere on the island, so once you park, you don't have to move until you are ready to leave! Parking was a... More 

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We arrived on Cedar Key without reservations and gave the Gulf Side a call. They had a room available. Very clean! Cozy! Great sunset view! The price and location were right! Very helpful and friendly inn keepers. Bring your own blow dryer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I went alone, but ended up with 7 friends and one i keep in touch with. They gave me space when i needed to rest and company when i needed that. No one was nosey either. No smoke rooms but amole places outside with ashtrays! Thank god! . The manager was so helpful and sweet too as was everyone staying... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As always, I researched the heck out of everything before we decided to visit Cedar Key. I liked this place because of the location right on the water, and it certainly is. There's ample space just outside your door to sit, watch the gulf and the birds, have a picnic, sit by the fire-pit, and most importantly, watch the sunset.... More 

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Clearwater, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed during the Valentine’s day weekend and were lucky to get the last room in the hotel. We were in room 4 and the hotel, like many buildings in this historic key is fairly old. The door in the bathroom caught on the tile and had trouble completely opening, heat was provided by a plug-in style oil heater, and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for a Saturday night. The rooms were clean and cozy. The property has an area overlooking the water where you can hang in a hammock, sit in a swing or build a fire. The property manager is friendly and very helpful. The hotel in located between Main Street and the dock area, so you can park your car... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This vintage motel is just that, vintage! The rooms are small but if you getaway to stay in your room, why getaway?? Our room was super clean(and Joan was proud to show us several) and it was just right to shower and sleep in! Joan is the property manager and we could go on forever about Joan!! She is absolutely... More 

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Warsaw, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Pet friendly.....Very clean, charming rooms. Beautiful scenery. The staff, especially Jonie went out of her way to make our stay the best. Adorable, quaint little community. Lots of Artsy stores. The wifi was very weak, worked on my phone, but not computer. The Lessley's

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