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“The beach sells the room!!!!!!!” 3 of 5 stars
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Seafarer Resort and Beach
97684 Overseas Highway, MM 97.8 Bayside, Key Largo, FL 33037   |  
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Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Key Largo
Haworth, England, United Kingdom
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“The beach sells the room!!!!!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

As henry tells you the rooms are not the best its the location, being right on the private beach. What more do u want. Great sunsets watched from the hammock. Free kayaks, bbqs and sun loungers. The water is great for snorkelling as it was calm when we went 17th to 20th May 2013. You have to go to Mrs Macs Kitchen for breakfast.

Room Tip: ask for a room away from the road
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

We paid than shown to room wow shut the bathroom door it hot my knees while on toliet and I am only 5'2 125 pounds.we left after 30 minutes ask for our money back she said no.we took the loss of 200 bucks it wad that bad.but gonna call channel 8. Pictures are all lies

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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HenrySeafarer, Owner at Seafarer Resort and Beach, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
We really try to please every guest and did offer you a larger room at no additional charge.

I know that the rain certainly dampened everyone's spirit, too.

In future, I will personally make sure we exceed your expectations.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We fell in love all over again. With the Keys, that is, and with the Seafarer. Fell in love with the quaint, old-timey cottages. Fell in love with the dog-friendly policy. Fell in love with the sunsets and the convenient location, kitchen and screened porch. It's an all around fantastic place to stay in Key Largo.

I can speak only to my own experience this past Memorial Day weekend: the room was clean and the beds were comfy. I think there were pillow tops on the mattresses to ensure we slept well. Yeah, it's an older property, so don't expect turn down service or renovated interiors. You wouldn't have scored a room at a hotel that had all that for this price, now would you have?

The Heat were playing over the weekend and we found the large screen TV perfectly acceptable to watch the game on.

There are cute wooden bridges leading down to the sandy beach and well maintained landscaping. The outdoor furniture by the beach is beyond sufficient; there are lovely chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs, and sturdy outdoor seating at covered table and chair setups, at which you could have dinner or play a game of cards.

The properties on either side are separated by a large fence. Be aware: the trailer park next door seems to be party central, but you can only really hear them during the day from the beach area. However, if you're looking for straight-up peace and quiet, this may not be your best choice for lodging. The only other negative is that the plumbing seemed to have needed a cleanse in our unit. It took awhile for the sink and tub to drain properly. We didn't complain as we didn't find it much of an inconvenience.

I really enjoyed the family feel of the Seafarer. We met Henry, the new owner, on our first night. Over the weekend we had the opportunity to chat with his kids as well, who shamefully schooled him in a kayak race on the bay. Said kayaks are free to guests, by the way. I mean really, what's not to love?

Bottom Line: Best bet for beach bums on a budget, like me!

Room Tip: Cabin 15 was just right for two couples and two dogs
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Not so many people so we got the beach almost for ouselvs the whole week. We stayed close to the entrance which you should avoid because of the hard traffic (it´s noisy). Nice staff, except from the cleaningladies. Our bed was filled with hairs and a lot of hairs on the floor. I don´t think they had cleaned the floor at all when we checked in. Old really really bad bed and nasty pillows!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HenrySeafarer, Owner at Seafarer Resort and Beach, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for the feedback.

Since your visit we have all new pillows, linen and towels and upgraded our mattresses.

We also recognize the importance of housekeeping and have made it our top priority.
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Address: 97684 Overseas Highway, MM 97.8 Bayside, Key Largo, FL 33037
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Key Largo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Key Largo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waterfront cottages located in the heart of Key Largo. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, relax in a hammock, bbq, kayak, scuba, snorkel, all in the charming setting of the Old Florida Keys. Family owned and operated. ... more   less 
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