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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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  • 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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Aurora, IL
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

We stayed here for 3 nights, and wow, what a great deal! The accomodations were very comfortable (the bed was especially nice), and we'll definitely be back again. I would recommend the Key Lantern to anyone looking for a nice place to stay. No frills, but inexpensive, the area was quiet, and the owners were super-friendly. Check it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2009

Can't beat the price. For 39 bucks i dont think you can find too many others like it anywhere.

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Key West
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72 hotel reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

Dollar for dollar this is the best bargain in the Keys. We stayed in the Blue Fin side of the motel. I did not see the inside of any of the rooms of the Key Lantern, but I expect they are maintained to the same high standard as our room. Granted, it is an older place; the rooms do not... More 

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Cortes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2008

I scuba dive off Islamorada every month and stay at the Lantern each time I go there. It is a basic SS&S motel. Clean, usually quiet and handy to the dive shops. I get the $39 room or $55 room depending on the time of year. The owners are very friendly and helpful. I have no complaints since I know... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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24 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

Second time staying at the Key Lantern and again very pleased. It is basic, very inexpensive accomodations, convenient to everything on Islamorada. Yes, it's somehwat dated, but that's part of the charm. Like traveling with your parents in the 60's. The rooms are very clean and you can't beat the price to sleep and shower. Right next door to the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

In a quest to explore the keys, we selected this place to stay. First off they do not have a way of accepting online reservation; therefore you must call and give away your cc number over the telephone. From my understanding this has 2 sides the Key Lantern and the Blue fin, the later is newer, I stayed in the... More 

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houston
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20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

My husband and I were looking for a cheap place to stay on a saturday night before driving on to KW. This motel was recommended through TA and I went in expect a basic motel (not hotel by any means) and it was exactly that. There were trailers right across our room, but we didn't see people sitting out there... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2008

This motel was recommended by a friend. We arrived and found the place to be old and run down but otherwise clean and affordable. It seems to be part of the trailer park that is on the premises but it was ok. We just needed a place to crash for the night and for $55 it was worth it. The... More 

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Indiana
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2008

We stayed at the Blue Fin Inn Feb 25-Feb 29, 2008. To start the reveiw the Blue Fin Inn is an old school mom and pop motel. The motel was reccomended by a co-worker who had stayed here before and had told me it was just a basic motel. I emailed the motel for availablility then made my reservations about... More 

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NEW YORK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

The reviewer who wrote the review about the "Brick Rooms" (which is the Key Lantern Hotel side of this double hotel) was 100% on the mark. I stayed in room 2 on February 25th and it was a dump! Stay somewhere else folks - go for the extra bucks. You get what you pay for !

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