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Key Lantern Motel and Blue Fin Inn

82150 Overseas Highway, PO Box 484, Islamorada, FL 33036
Key Lantern Motel and Blue Fin Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this motel is in the heart of Islamorada not fancy but clean friendly and cheap great for fisherman or fisherwomen has great bar/ restaurant behind it and a resort across the street that has a pool and fishing pier that they don't mind you using as long as you spend some money.

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Key West
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72 hotel reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here many times. Most recently we stayed in one of the efficiencies. The rooms are large and are supplied with the essentials. I think the housekeeper simply forgot to clean the stovetop. It was a mess. Other than that everything was clean and as expected. The only new thing is the overpowering odor of Fabuloso. We are... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ok first time staying at the Blue Finn. very nice owners and helpful. This is a clean room nothing else. Go to the surrounding resorts and use the pool and get drinks lol. The cost for the week was the same as one night elsewhere. I do hear the reviews about the disinfectant smell ( I agree it is strong)... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ok, the 411 is that it is a cheap -on a budget hotel room but our room just had a disinfectant odor that would not leave the room. Our wifi never ever worked either. Clean towels provided daily. I just couldn't get past the smell. Small fridge in the room, which was nice. Sheets were clean and crisp. Tv was... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

O.K. here is the 411 on Key Lantern. We are pros when it comes to travelling the Florida Keys. We visit at least 6 times a year, sometimes as a family and sometimes as a couple. We discovered the Key Lantern and Blue Fin Inn a couple of years ago and fell in love. The prices are uber affordable (75.00... More 

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

First off you need to reserve early for prime times. There is no pool, free breakfast, concierge,etc. What you do get is a choice of kitchenette or reg. room, fresh towels daily, friendly people in the area. The view none. The rooms are typical florida style with concrete floors and block construction. It's location puts you in the middle of... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The motel is old, but was clean and the room was specious. The location is perfect for a visit to Islamorada or anywhere in the northern Keys. The staff was friendly and there is a great restaurant just in back of the property.

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Belleville, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this place is close to everything you needed on you way to the keys after a long ride or just to hang out with the locals all places to eat are all around if you want the key west is 1/1/2 hr away great ride and view plus the people are nice that's what you want to have when you... More 

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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Room was cleaned but smelt HEAVILY of bleach, we had to air it out. The staff was very rude. When we checked out and ACCIDENTLY left a phone charger in the room, they seemed very bothered and annoyed to give me a key to go get it. The folks who checked In on both sides of us actually made us... More 

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is not your normal holiday inn. probably around the quality of a nice motel 6.but by far and away, the cheapest hotel we could find in the keys. If you have the option, spend the extra $10 per night and get the efficiency apartment. It has a full kitchen, stove, microwave and is a way bigger room. During the... More 

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