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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Cottage was cute and what we expected for the price. We arrived after the office closed.....our door was to be left unlocked with the keys inside. The door was locked (Hubby opened it with his pocket knife). When we got into bed about midnight, there was hair and sand in the sheets! We slept on top of the top sheet!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My friend and I stayed in one of the cabins for two nights on 4/19-4/21/15. We were offered a complimentary upgrade to a bigger cabin. That was a wonderful surprise. The room was tastefully decorated and clean. Our only complaint was that house keeping did not come to our room the first night. I'm not sure if that was an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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 April 13, 2015 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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