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Tropical Cottages

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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't want to deter anyone from staying here as the staff are beyond pleasant and helpful. It's definitely not fancy and there's no pool, bar, etc.. We stayed for a night on the way down to key west. We had room 11 originally, but the bathroom was completely outside (and it was 90 degree) and the fan didn't work.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were wonderful, friendly and very helpful. We got an upgrade offered to us the very first night with no extra charge. The rooms were clean and cozy, although we were not sure about the outside shower at first, it turned out to be great. Would recommend these cottages for a nice vacation.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know where to starts !! As we arrived an airplane was landing above us and all you can hear is the loud noisy from the airport .. We arrived pretty early at 11 am and couldn't check in until our rooms where ready , the " tiki bar" , which is really not a bar because they don't serve... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More than any other place we stayed in March: Tropical Cottages was a home. The TiKi bar is not really an open bar. However; it's YOUR bar. And we made use of the TiKi hut to meet others staying there. Where we played game, mixed drinks, and swapped car stories with other travelers. We stayed in #9. A queen bed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed in a (very) old mobilehome called a "suite" ;-) One hour drive from Key West. Cosy bar. Quiet and easy to find. Five minuttes drive from the beautiful Sombrero Beach. Only fastfood restaurants in the area.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed in cabin 11, which was attached to the main building. I'll start by saying the check in room was disgusting. The ceiling was falling apart, there were boxes and junk pilled all around - it honestly looked like someones unkept living room. When we got to our cabin, it was clean - but still looked rather cheap and... More 

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Waynesville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We booked a stay in cottage number 8 and were very pleased to find a comfortable, old Keys style accommodation. On arrival we were greeted by a nice lady who checked us in quickly and showed us to our cottage. The cottage is laid our like a typical hotel room with an efficiency kitchen. The decor is very tropical and... More 

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Stillwater, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

On 12-Oct-13, I booked a room over the phone at Tropical Cottages in Marathon, FL, based on information listed on Priceline.com. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale (4-hour flight) and drove to Marathon (another 3-hour drive) that same night to reach the property after-hours. It was an extremely poorly lit property with no directions to the office shack. The directions included... More 

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Lima, OH
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6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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