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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
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great for what it is.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally only booked for one night but after arriving and absorbing the charm we stayed an extra 3 nights. It is an older what appears to have been more of a fish camp type motel, but with the renovations and continuing outside improvements it was what I think was the best place for the money. The staff was friendly and very helpful, the room was clean, and the grounds were relaxing.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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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jacksonville fl
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had great time, Room was great the staff very friendly and in tune with why you are staying there. This was my second time to stay here. Stayed villa #3 I recomend if you are staying for an extened visit to get a villa. nice and roomy with kitchen. The AC was a little nosey in the ed room, But tolerable.Rated are good. the Beach area was fantastic. Just wiish there was power down by the beach.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Marietta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This hotel is not a 4 star hotel, so do not misunderstand the rating. It is a older place, but very clean. We stayed in Room 15. It was very quiet and relaxing. I heard no road noise at night.

The room is actually a small suite, with 2 queen beds. The first bed is in the main room, along with a fully equipped kitchen and a dining table. In the back is a large closet, and a small, but very, very clean bathroom. Finally, the 2nd queen bed is in a private bedroom with another large closet.

The furniture and decor are old and well used, but again, very clean. In my book, cleanliness trumps newer every day! The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven and stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and all of the mandatory cooking and eating utensils.

The beach is very small, but private. There are 3 hammocks, and a couple of grills in the beach area, along with many chairs and loungers.

The staff was very friendly. Honestly, we had little interaction with them (that is not a complaint), but when we did, they were very accomodating and pleasant.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The seafarer was not a luxury resort when it was new, and it is no longer new.
That said, we thought it was a fun little place.
We stayed one night, while passing through Key Largo on our way south.
It was very affordable for the area. Although small, our room was clean. The staff was friendly and helpful.
The grounds had a fun, tacky feel. The small beach offered beautiful gulf views, and was fine for a short swim.

Room Tip: AC units are a little noisy, but the "white noise" covers up highway noise. Rooms near th...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My stay here was a nightmare. The room was dark and so small that there was no way to roll my small luggage bag between the foot of the bed and the wall. The bathroom was tiny - I don't believe a normal to large person could fit in it. The air conditioner was clanky and loud, and the ceiling dripped water [I hope it was water!] during even light rain. There was a mild but pervasive odor of mold. The desk staff were too absorbed in their own issues to work with. Instant coffee only in the room. I travel extensively and would have to rank this at the bottom of my hotel experiences in the US. There are far better values in Key Largo that are much larger and cleaner. If you want to experience what the Keys may have been like in the 1920s, you might enjoy this. If not, pass.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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HenrySeafarer, Owner at Seafarer Resort and Beach, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
I've mentioned that Garden 1 and 2 are small rooms but many people love them because they are very economical. Additionally, we upgraded the bed from a double to a queen bed based on guest feedback.

To make a long story short.....Christopher booked a very economical package but wanted a cottage at no extra charge. We simply couldn't do it. He got very upset and threatened me to post negative reviews.

I admit that the shock of such a boldface threat left me unresponsive.
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wonderful time in V4, great kitchen set up with our own grill to use. Friendly staff with kudos to Scott, he went above and beyond. Even the squirrels were nice. The sunsets were beautiful and snorkeling and kayaking were nice assets. We'll be back...

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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HenrySeafarer, Owner at Seafarer Resort and Beach, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you for your visit and the positive feedback.

I will make sure to recognize Scott for his good service.
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I know the Seafarer calls itself a resort but it is not, and that's okay. What it is is a charming, clean, well-swept, friendly cottage system in Key Largo worth staying in. The Keys are expensive and many places are either not on the water or no swimming is allowed. Not so with the Seafarer and that makes this place noteworthy. Having the bay steps away from your cottage is relaxing, and there are ample deck chairs and hammocks to lounge in. There are also free kayaks available so you can take a turn around the cove and see all sorts of fish in the water while you paddle. Some people have left reviews complaining about the price but I vehemently disagree: for a family of three to stay in a two-bedroom cottage (we were in #5, Dorado, which is ideally situated on the grounds as not being right on top of the water nor too close to the highway) with free coffee in the AM, a suitable bathroom, plenty of beach towels provided, and access to a small but serviceable swimming bay, all for less that $200 a night, is a bargain especially when the larger resorts nearby are charging almost double that and don't offer much more in the way of amenities. You can't go wrong with the staff and location of the Seafarer.

Room Tip: Cottage #5 Dorado is not too close to either the highway or the water
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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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