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Tropical Cottages

2.0 of 5 243-61st Street Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lima, OH
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a basic room for a quick stay, but it was fine for what we needed and compared to the prices 45 min south in Key West, this was perfect. We actually really liked the outdoor shower feature. Very relaxed island feel. Room was clean, no issues at all.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely cottage with bedroom, (indoor) bath with (indoor) shower, sitting room with fold-out bed, kitchenette. It was just what we were hoping for - nothing fancy, very relaxed and relaxing, small, convenient. One of our fellow guests characterized the place as "Old Key West". We met and talked with several other guests at coffee in the mornings.... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shower and the toilet are outside in a open air bathroom. Everything is private, nevertheless it is outside. The cottages are in the flight path of the local airport. We heard private jets, and small engine aircraft in the late evening, but not at night, and then again in the morning at about 7am. The complimentary breakfast was gone... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were three of us travelling and we booked for two nights. The accommodation was awful. One shower was a health and safety risk, with broken tiles and it was grubby. The rooms were basic. The AC was so loud it wiould keep you awake all night. We complained and there was an offer to move two of us for... More 

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Auburn, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not usually write reviews as I go with the flow and think people are too critical but this is an exception. Started off on a bad foot as Expedia told us twice we could shorten our stay with out penalty and the hotel did not want to do it. After many phone calls months ahead they finally agreed to... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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31 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property was booked because we wanted to have a feel for the Keys long ago. Admittedly I read the poor reviews. A couple of stays have been bad decisions and this is one of the most disappointing. We were two couples traveling together. When we arrived the person checking us in had much trouble running our cards. She kept... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We have a dog and do not like to travel without him. This place is pet friendly so that definitely made it attractive for us. They offer different set ups for each of the cottages so they have something for every type of customer and budget. Definitely want to pay attention to what each of the cottages has before booking... More 

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White Rock, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

i appreciate funky old motels in south Florida. There is something nostalgic about that '50's thing. That said, this place should draw high marks with me, but it just didn't cut it. The rooms were clean, but the AC was way loud and the shower was plugged up. The Tiki bar was a big draw in the photos, but unfortunately... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The place was really cool with outdoor showers it didn't feel like a hotel it felt like I was at a friends in a guest room very clean and the terms and conditions stated check in was between 4-8 we didn't arrive until 11:30pm we booked through booking.com and were able to have someone let us in was stressed for... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed in cottage 10. Listen, all the cottages are close together. If you're going to have arguments or loud sex, your neighbors are probably going to hear you. The furnishings were definitely threadbare, the bed was cheap, but it was clean, the shower was newer. The location was convenient. Would I stay there again, probably not but it was... More 

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Address: 243-61st Street Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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