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Sandpiper Motel

2443 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 48. 5, Marathon, FL 33050
Sandpiper Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed here for three nights in December. Rates are lower then anyone on the island! The lady who's runs this motel goes above and beyond to make to feel welcome. If your in marathon I highly recommend this little gem of a motel.

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NITAGASNER, Manager at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed staying at The Sandpiper. Hope to see you again. Anita Gassner Sandpiper Manager More 

Stuart, FL
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Oh my, this tiny 9 room motel in Marathon was built in the 1950's, originally called The Peach Motel and has early Keys flavor. Our room #7 was upstairs surrounded by lush flora. It has double beds (crunchy, could they have been stuffed with straw? but we slept ok) with a table and chairs in front of a mirrored door... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

great motel, very spacious and clean rooms at cheap rates, nearby the bahia honda state park which is definitely worth visiting. the owners of the hotel are super friendly and helpful, it is a cosy colorful motel with great value for money

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tampa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stumbled across the Sandpiper Motel late in the evening when we badly needed a place after learning that all B&B's in Key West were booked up. The eccentric "cat lady" manager was a hoot and extremely accommodating. The room was large and had a small kitchen. It is a very old motel and the amenities are spare, but the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed 6 nights. The only improvement would be new beds. Unless you have money to burn, you couldn't be any more comfortable or get more bang for your buck. We found out right away that things in the Keys are expensive! Therefore, we went to the grocery store and bought breakfast and sandwich stuff. The kitchen... More 

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NITAGASNER, Manager at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed you stay and hope you will come visit us again. More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a cute, Marathon Key themed hotel! The hotel rooms are small yet very clean. The price of the room is excellent, you can't stay anywhere like this without a paying small fortune. The outside plants and south Florida decor is an inspiration to the Keys. We had a small ktichen, used the charcoal grille, picnic table; the Sandpiper... More 

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Selbyville, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We have stayed here before and will stay again , we have always been always happy with every thing about the Sandpiper we like the cats , the plants the grille for cooking our fish . This is a very homey nice place to stay your things are all ways safe

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Such a shame!! That's how I need to start this off, because had it not been for the extremely rude and inhospitable owner (a woman), the stay would have been fine. The room itself was clean with two double beds. The shower was tiny and the toiletries they provided were minuscule. I can definitely look past that, because the rate... More 

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Marathon, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I don't know where the other reviewer's stayed but it couldn't have been the Sandpiper. Dirty room. Could not wait to leave. Wet washcloth was hanging in shower when we checked in. Dust was thick on the table and dressing room table rungs, mattress was bad, dust balls in the corners of the cracked floor, bad lighting, couldn't open front... More 

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nitag, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

I am sorry you were dissapointed with your stay at The Sandpiper.We are a small older motel, one of Marathons first , with original terrazzo floors that are over 60 years old. They are bound to show some age and cracks. Each of our rooms have at least 2 windows that open and a full size double closet with mirror... More 

Mannford, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

What a quaint little motel.The outside looks like a small motel ,what a surprise the rooms are spacious. The windows open with the perfect breeze. The maid service was perfect. We never worried about the maid messing with our things while we were out. Anita has a lot of knowledge about the Keys..Be sure to ask her how to see... More 

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NITAGASNER, Manager at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your trip and your stay at The Sandpiper.Hope to see you again next year! Anita and the Sandpiper family. More 

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