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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room was small but fine, and the bed was comfortable. The room did, however, have an outside toilet and shower, and no curtain on the bedroom door - so if a person had looked over the fence, they would have been able to see the occupants in bed. I didn't like this. I think a hotel should tell you... More

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Naples, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well this comes with 2 different views...mine and my sons. My son picked this place because we thought we were going to have to bring my dog so I believe it is pet friendly. We didn't have to bring the dog after all. I myself thought the place was really cute and cozy, very old Florida style cottage. My son... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night during lobster season. The tiki hut area was nice and quiet. Hammocks and nice foliage. You expect a tiki hut as such to be up and running...but no. Not such a big deal for us though. We stayed in cottage #14. Attached to backside of office. The office has access to this cottage through a... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check the state website for complaints prior to staying. I did not and when we got their we immediately went sight seeing and came back to shower and their were fish guts and juice in shower. We started looking around and the dirt an dust on the floor was disgusting, windows broken and non operational, door deadbolt did not lock... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast was included as part of accommodation.Owners could have engaged more with guests. maintenance man made difference,without his welcoming demeanour would have been a very different experience.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our 2 night stay at cottages 2 and 5. Comfortable king size > beds, freshly painted inside and out with wonderful colors. Cute > furnishings and wonderful outside gathering spots. Very friendly and > helpful staff. Sound of traffic was very muted, rare in the keys!!. We live in FLA and had > a wonderful 2 day vacation... More

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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
13 helpful votes 13 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
12 helpful votes 12 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

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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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