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Blue Waters Motel

2222 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
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Ranked #5 of 15 hotels in Marathon
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kingsville, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Blue Waters to save money visiting Key West. The receptionist and cleaning staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and clean with a comfortable bed. The full refrigerator came in handy as well as the full size shower. It was quiet and offered free wi-fi. The view from the back is gorgeous for... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had such hope for this place. I've stayed in Marathon several times and decided to try someplace new. The staff was very friendly and that's a plus, but nearly everything was in need of repair. There were plenty of cute places to sit outside -niches if you will, but unfortunately the chairs or tables were in pretty poor shape.... More

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Jamestown, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice Keys location away from the hustle of key west and key west prices . We only paid $70 a night for a waterfront room. It was kinda retro, but that's what I like about the place. Very clean and quiet. This was my 3rd stay.

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Hollywood, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

While an older hotel, the rooms were large and very clean. The receptionist was very friendly. The hotel is on the western side of Marathon close to a lot of waterfront restaurants. Excellent value overall.

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Clermont, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Cute place with just 20 units, big rooms! Ours had two double beds and a sleeper couch, bathroom that 2 people can easily change in, nice size kitchen with table for 4. Best part of the unit was your own carport! We drove down in a 68 corvette and were very happy to see it would be tucked away. Units... More

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Lebanon, NJ
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Just spent two nights here with my wife and daughter. Room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Conveniently located near the 7-mile Bridge. Although we were satisfied with our stay, this is an older motel that could use some renovating. The shower had very weak water pressure and the tile floor/shower stall was very old and a bit on the grungy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Like a previous reviewer, we booked for just two nights, thinking we would then move to Key West. Well after going to Key West for the day, we decided to stay another two nights at Blue Waters. Yes, the place is old-style 50's, but our unit# 16 was quite spacious and very clean, despite the worn appliances and woodwork, and... More

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Saint Augustine
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We initially booked for 2 nights, then added 2 more, then 1 more. We hated to leave! We stayed in Room 12 which was large and had a big bathroom and full kitchen. There are tables, chairs, BBQ Grills,swing scattered outside. We had our own carport and clothesline. There is a washer/dryer on site. When you're in the nice pool... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Try someplace else unless you want an early wake up call (the heavy construction 10 feet from our bed) began before 7 am, even on Saturday), the mold was pervasive (even after I pointed out the leak under the sink - which they fixed - the mold continued to perfume our unit even with he best efforts of the cleaning... More

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Tanya B, Owner at Blue Waters Motel, responded to this review

I am the owner responding to you. I was also the person who checked you in . I was also the person you handed the full size paper filled with your complaints the following morning at 9:01. By mid afternoon to your own admission the "problems" you had were all taken care of. Also we take what our guests tell... More

Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

1950's design with zero upgrades since then. A terribly worn out place that charges 2014 rates as if it was the Hilton. Try to avoid this place if you can! Be forewarned! All this place needs is a bulldowzer.

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Tanya B, Owner at Blue Waters Motel, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your stay. The Keys are a very unique location that is expensive to stay. Most of our guests return for the 1950's charm. More

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Address: 2222 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
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Classic 20 unit Florida Keys motel located on the Florida Bay. Our rooms have two double beds or a king bed and offer the option of a kitchen. Blue Waters offers a pool overlooking the bay along with a boat harbor and boat ramp. We are located at mile marker 48.5, just up from the Seven Mile Bridge for boating access from the bay to the ocean. We do not offer a beach, however there are two nice beaches in close proximity. Rates vary with seasons and reservations are recommended. ... more   less 
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