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Tropical Cottages

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   243-61st Street Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050
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Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Marathon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

This was my second year in a row staying at tropical cottage. I truly enjoyed my stay! Will be back. However last year the tiki bar was up and running this year it was not! I would like to see that back up and running again. The location is great!! Quiet also! Parking easy. Just a over all great place... More

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Sheila L, Manager at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.....and enough to come back for a second time. The tiki area is a great place to relax, on one of the comfortable couches, or hammocks, or hanging hammock chairs....there are tables under the tiki to sit and enjoy a meal, and a great gas grille to cook it... More

Irving, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

After viewing photos of the Tropical Cottages accommodations on their website, I admit that I didn't have high expectations. Although the interiors looked very dated and more "shabby" than "chic", the exterior of the cottages appeared to have a lovely vintage charm, and the common social areas of the property looked good. I reserved cottage #14 for myself, my teenage... More

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Sheila L, Manager at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you "mostly" enjoyed your stay with us. We do apologize if you thought one of office staff was rude....I do believe setting up your reservation was a little difficult....contacting through e-mail, and then talking with you, and then your sister about the details. .....I think the office personal were correct in letting you deal... More

4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place does not let you look at rooms before you pay and its nonrefundable,It is run down .The furnishings were found at the curbside.The couch had torn covers and dirty.would not stay here again.You never see the owners.There was a sign on the door will be right back.It was there the 3 days we were there.

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Ft. Myers Fl.
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

we once lived in marathon and return as often as possable. we love staying at coconut cay because of the great staff, many on site free activities, and you can dock your boat at your back door..and at a reasonable price..but this was our annaversity and we thought a cabin would be great..i reserved the room for four nights directly... More

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Sheila L, Manager at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

"On rare occasions, I will address a guest like this man....but not often, I do it for the readers of these reviews....Our friend here called the office after seeing a special on Booking.com....it is as follows: A discounted price, due to being "Non-Refundable" which means you book your time, and pay the full amount in advance, and if something should... More

State College, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were aware of their office hours and stepped by the place early to check in. Room was not ready yet but we just wanted to get our keys in order to be able to enter the room later in the evening (we had planned to have dinner in Key West). Everything went smoothly, lady was really kind. Place is... More

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Sheila L, Manager at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are 1950's "Old Keys" style cottages. We are not for everybody, and we are okay with that. For those of you who enjoy the laid back Keys style.....we are for you. We have cute little cottages, each one different, to accommodate many different tastes......However we are not the Marriott.....and... More

Dandenong, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

After a long day we arrived at Tropical Cottages. Unfortunately my husband / driver had a migraine so we did not venture further south on the Keys. The Cottage was very cute - compact but sufficient for a rest and 1 nights sleep. We had cottage #6 with the outdoor shower - thankfully not too cool the following morning.

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Kissimmee, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed for 3 nights. On a positive note, room was large and clean upon arrival. The big picture negative note -- no one seems to care here, or perhaps the owners don't really want to be in the hospitality business....that's how they act. No one is friendly, no one inquires as to whether the customer needs anything or is... More

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Sumter, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Tropical Cottages for two nights on our way back from a Key West anniversary getaway. We booked through the website booking.com and it showed us pictures of cute, quaint little cottages. Once we checked in, we realized that the pictures were deceiving! After opening the door we were greeted with a worn out rug... More

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Belleville, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Like so many other reviews already written, which unfortunately I read when I returned home, Tropical Cottages in Marathon seems to still be getting away with the same shoddy practices and deliberately misleading advertising that characterize many of the reviews given in the past couple of months. My own experience was to have paid in excess of $200 a day... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Cabin #4. Accommodations were adequate but not fancy. A great setup for a fisherman or fisher woman. The cottages were cute and roomy. The front desk clerk was very helpful and friendly. He informed us of the places to visit during our stay. It is off the beaten path but great for a little... More

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Sheila L, Manager at Tropical Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Tropical Cottages. We are quaint, and we are relaxing. We are an original 1950's Old Keys Experience.....we offer clean rooms, at a reasonable price. And although we are located on a small side street....61st St Gulf, we are just off of U.S. 1...which is the main, and only path through The... More

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Address: 243-61st Street Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
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Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Cottages 2*
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