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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the tropical cottages from August 7 through the 12th. The staff seemed very friendly and genuine. However, our accommodations were in very poor condition. It appears that the owner of this property has chosen to purposefully ignore much needed functional and cosmetic improvements. In addition, the rooms could be much cleaner. They say a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two rooms and it was very enjoyable. Tiki area was nice in the evening with the kids. Room 1 needed a little updating, but was great for three teenage kids, while the adults had room 11 with the outside bathroom. We would definitely stay again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Tropical Cottages in cottage 8 for 5 nights and were very pleased! The room was clean and comfortable and close to many attractions and restaurants. It was decorated very nicely and we observed many of the other cottages getting painted and updated, showing clearly that the management is working to provide nice accommodations.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

stayed here for one night in june just to check out the keys. we arrived earlier than check in but this was no problem. only complaint is that there was alot of clothes in the dressers left from previous guests. other than that it was a great stay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The worst ever. When I first arrived and saw how bad it was and asked if there was any way out of the reservation and I was told no they would not do a refund. The room had a very bad build up of dust and spiderwebs. A few large spider egg sacks in the corners. The shower was gross,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband & I stayed in room 11 for a week, we really enjoyed our room & the outside bathroom. Yes there are a few things that need TLC, this is not the Hilton, if you require to be pampered then this is not the place for you. We are very layed back people and Tropical Cottages was relaxing for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

we booked in for 4 nights 4th of may 2015 after 2 nights i explained to lisa on the desk we had to be near sanford airport because of a medical emergency at home in case we had to fly back at short notice she said she would speak to the manager sheila lawyer about a refund i said we... More 

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Largo, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Cute, cozy individual cottages. BUT, active pharaoh ants in bathroom on counter and towels which were on shelf above counter. Could see outside around entry door, allowing outside critters/bugs in when lights on inside. TV was 13"...had to sit on edge of bed to comfortably "see" the TV. No ice on property, advised to go to McDonald's and buy a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The staff is very nice and helpful. Our room was clean and unique. We loved it. The grounds are well taken care of and beautiful. I can't imagine a better place to stay in the Keys. The room did have a very small TV. So if you are looking for a room to watch TV in, this might not be... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It has been awhile, but I see the place has not changed. If you want to get out of the rain so you don't get wet this is the place maybe. Get what you pay for maybe. This place is run down. I will never stay here again. Many electrical problems in these cabins. I feel this is an accident... More 

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