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Blue Marlin Motel

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   1320 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #64 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Brick, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights. The price and location is great!! You are close to everything in the area either by walking or renting a bike and is in a quiet neighborhood. The rooms and grounds are clean. They have a small breakfast for everyone even though it is basic but it is enough to hold you over for... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was really nice and comfortable and had a small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The location was great and within walking distance of lots of attractions, bars and restaurants. Coffee and tea were available anytime in the lobby. The breakfast wasn't the greatest but there's a Denny's 2 blocks away that's open 24/7 and serves really good, cheap... More

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luton
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly they put champagne. In our room as we were on our honeymoon a lovely touch. The room was clean and large and the location was good. In comparison with other places it was a reasonable price for Key West. The breakfast was average but fine enough. Would tell people to stay there it is a no frills place but... More

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Rothbury
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85 reviews 85 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy, but who is gonna stay in the room while your staying in Key West anyways?! Room was clean, comfy and very close to Duvall St, where all the shopping, eating and walking is done. Clean pool, pleasant atmosphere. Got decent rate for being on island. It was second time we have stayed here, I think there has been... More

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Gavle, Sweden
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big rooms, clean, nice location close to Duval and beaches. Basic breakfast but what do you expect? There were white and brown bread, cheese jam, , some muffins, coffee or tea, orange juice and fruits. Pool area very nice! Good place to stay for a few nights in the sun!

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Bedford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well located but a bit expensive. The welcoming was very good from the cool black guy but the other two ladies not very sympathetic. The room was clean, and the swimming pool quite big :) Forget about the so-called breakfast, coffee and "chemical" muffin are proposed. Overall the stay was correct. But I guess all Key west hotel/motel are overrated... More

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Bay Village, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are just finishing up a five day stay here and it's been great. Let's be honest, if you are looking for brand new or super fancy, this is not the place for you. However if you ARE looking for a bright, clean, safe and comfortable room to crash while you nurse your island fever, this is the place for... More

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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an older motel but they have rehabbed it and it is much nicer than it used to be. It is very well located whaling distance to Duval Street and other fun parts of Key West. We stay at Blue Marlin every time we go to Key West! And the pool is great!

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Rochester, MN
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the price was a little high it was the least expensive room we could find on Key West. But the room was clean, it had a very large bathroom, and the king-size bed was comfortable. It is easy walking distance to Duval Street and several attractions. The staff is very friendly.

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blue Marlin is an older property, but, very clean and very nice, friendly staff. This was our second stay within the past year, first time in 8/13, both visits for just one night, prices were the best in town on both occasions. This time, we had a king room that overlooks the pool, with a small fridge, microwave, and... More

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Also Known As:
Blue Marlin Hotel Key West
Address: 1320 Simonton St., Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Marlin Motel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-story Motel located 1 block from town center & 3 blocks from ocean. ... more   less 
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