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Palms Island Resort & Marina

530 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

First room wasn't made up. Poor mgr tried hard but pool was closed, telephone in room didn't work, no coffee machine in room, no hot water, tv doesn't work. We're leaving and going to the Holiday Inn Express. I should have read the other reviews first!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

You would be better off sleeping in your car. This place seriously sucks! We stayed in a "remolded" room. It was old, filthy and bug infested. We were going to stay for two days but was waiting at the front door to the office at 0800. No one was there. We waited until 10:00 and still no one was there.... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

This hotel suffers from management and staff that DO NOT CARE. We had to replace bulbs to have light, share one towel set and share the rooms with bugs both dead & alive. Watched the cleaning staff neander the property, but never really clean anything! Too bad this ideal location is NOT worth the stay.

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Palm Bay, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

This place is horrible, bugs in and outside the hotel. Curtains filled with dead spiders, electrical junction boxes exposed on the floor easily to catch fire (room 220). The day staff was horrible. No towels, no soap, no shampoo. The old man did not care about the service. He said "you can go home and I will not charge you".... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

Do not be fooled by the title.This is nothing but a cheap MOTEL We booked in advance on line to be near the airport for our return journey to the UK. 3 nights to chill out after a great holiday in Florida THEY PROUDLY BOAST!!!!! A LOUNGE, they mean the chairs in reception TEA & COFFEE machine. not in our... More 

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yorkshire
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

Over the last 2 years we have stayed here 4 times (x single nights ) as we are fond of historical sanford, and enjoy evenings there, but never again staying at this place. The place was adequate and cheap on our first visit, had coffee makers in room, and a basic breakfast, but has deteriorated rapidly since. First room had... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

There is a lot of lost potential at this location. Rooms marked as "non-smoking" reaked of smoke, unbearable. Mildew and mold in shower/tub. Office did not open til 9AM daily. Ducks were swimming in the motel pool at 7AM. Very unsanitary. No coffee and nowhere to get breakfast.

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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

We made reservations and like you read the reviews. We called ahead because of concerns and was told we would get a renovated room on the 2nd floor. After arriving we asked to see the room and the first room had a rusted out heater with the front grille missing. The second room we looked at wasn't much better. Due... More 

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new york
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

I said it all, they need to sell this property, tear it down and build a new hotel. Slum loads

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Celebration FL
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

The only good thing about this motel..that is exactly what it is..was the view and that was from outside the room as the windows were so filthy. I slept in my clothes due to questionable stains on the bed linens. The bathroom is so small the towels are kept in a basket on the desk. There is no coffee maker... More 

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