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Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel

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12020 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel
Ranked #2 of 20 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been staying here for the last five years. This hotel/botel is a small, quaint little hide away that serves as a perfect getaway while in the Keys. It has a small, but nice cool pool, cold AC, clean rooms, cooking and fish cleaning areas and a place for your boat if you bring one. While this may not... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the REAL Keys experience...we entered our clean, briskly pre-cooled room (which was far more spacious than most botels). We didn't bring a boat, and wanted to be able to fish, which we were able to do from the dock which was literally outside our sliding glass patio door. There is a handy fish cleaning station by the boat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We Took a spontaneous trip down to the keys this past weekend. We were not planning to stay anywhere and we ran into this motel. It was very spacious and extremely clean and neat I was very surprised. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We used the botel as well. No complain all they even a cleaning station with... More

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Sebastian, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the keys many times but this was the first time we brought our boat. The Royal Hawiian Motel Botel was perfect for us. The docking was great and made boating so much easier than having to launch everyday. The room (no. 7) was large and comfortable with a full size fridge and top freezer, stove and sink.... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We rented 2 rooms at this hotel,on july 24th to july 27th, 2014 and the owners or managers of that place were very rude with us, charged extra fees (30 dollars) for a little dog, they were watching us all the time, it was a very uncomfortable situation, no presure to wash the boat and you have to pay for... More

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rhmb30, Owner at Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel, responded to this review

All Hotels and Motels have rules and guidelines. Thank you for taking the time to write. The key word here is communication. When guests make a reservation and advise how many people are In their party and how many pets they are bringing at that moment they are advised of the fees involved. All hotels and motels that are pet... More

Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great place to hang for a quick getaway!!! Friendly staff will attend to your needs. Love the setup of having your boat mourned rigth behind your room sliding glass doors. It's very convinient plus a fish cleaning station as well. Clean rooms and very affordable for the Keys. Definetedly recommend it.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed 5 days in June. This botel is located right on the Vaca Cut making access to both gulf and Atlantic very easy. Great having boat tied up right outside your room, makes loading and unloading a breeze. Rooms were very clean as always. Staff was always helpful and knowledgeable of the area. I have been staying here for... More

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Mishawaka, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We just love staying here on our two month stay in the winter months. We've been coming here for 5 years now and it's like our own home away from home. We just love Laura and Phil. They keep everything so neat and clean and are a very friendly couple and are both extremely nice. We absolutely love the pool... More

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Miami, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Once again, we were lucky enough to enjoy a wonderful stay at the R HB! Great weather, good fishing, and a typical laid back ambience made for another memorable weekend. You'll find Marathon a lot less crowded after May 15 which makes for a more pleasant vacation. As expected, Laura & Phil, the managers, accomodated all of our needs making... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I just can say enough about this place, this was our second visit here, I'll tell you what I love about it. The hotel is cozy, AC works great on a really hot summer day, extremely clean and smells clean. Excellent night's sleep, really quiet place with blackout curtains. The boat dock works great for us, step outside and there's... More

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Address: 12020 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Also Known As:
Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel Hotel Marathon

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All of our rooms are updated annually. We are an Old Keys Hotel with True Keys ambiance. Our only link to modern technology is Wireless Internet. We are small, quiet, peaceful, and truly have the cleanest rooms in the area. Our customers are largely repeat guests who own boats instead of computers. ... more   less 
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