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Harborside Motel & Marina
903 Eisenhower Drive, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #52 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
Norwich
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed at Harborside Motel overnight on a visit to Key West. The whole place
beautifully clean and well kept.There was a good size Fridge in room .
Beds comfortable and a nice pool area and place to watch sunset.
It was too far to walk to Duval st.but easy to locate

Room Tip: A good place to stay if you are there for a few days
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Booked a room at this Motel the night before we traveled to Key West and after the long journey to get there on arrival we were told that the room was not available because of a plumbing problem!!!

No apology was given, however the Receptionist told us that she had reserved a room at another Motel which was a far way from the Harborside.

We asked if we could use the Restroom and was told that we could not.

When we turned up at the next Motel which was very basic and we were charged for two nights when we only stayed one night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We really enjoyed this place and the prices. You definitely need a scooter or vehicle to get around old town. too far for walking! If you need a cabbie at night this guy is VERY reliable and safe. He works m-th 8pm to 8am! Pete 305-731-9741 $6 . Don't drink and drive! Staff VERY friendly! We spent 5 nights here. Would stay again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

we stayed here for 2 nights with €68 coupon which was a good price especially for the weekend.

room: wierd smell when we walked in but very very clean, tiny TV(not a problem because we barely watched it), nice little kitchen area inc microwave, toaster, fridge, plates etc. nice bathroom but dodgey door that was very difficult to open. little patio over looking car park with table and chairs.

location: took us 20 mins to walk to duval street. taxi cost was €8 back. on harbor (there were some nice looking harbor view rooms). clean pool, barbeque area and laundry (€1 washer€1.50 dryer) on site.

service: only met one woman but she was very nice and helpful. our room was cleaned
well however there wasn't a 'do not disturb' sign so we didn't know if we would be woken early by cleaners, luckily we weren't.

overall a nice little motel and a good bargain, we would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

we spend one day in key west and decided to stay for the night..as we arrived in hardorside motel reception a very nice lady who is maybe the owner give us a very nice room on the back of the reception with parking just on the front of the room..we were very surprise to see than the room was so nice decoreting and smelling fresh wood inside..we was very please to spend the night there..everything we need was in the room and also very clean..price was one of the best in key west as we spend 88.88 dollars for the night...thanks again miss little lady...very gay friendly for sure...hope to go back there one day!!!!the two french gay guay

Room Tip: ask for room on the back of the reception near harbour
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Found this motel by doing a google search and trip advisor reviews were good, so i booked it. Like other reviews place is really nice and was renovated 1.5 years ago. Reminder this motel is not within walking distance to Duval or Mallory Square for sunsets. We were there in the off season so we decided to park at Westin Hotel Garage by the hour.

We had the Kitchen Unit by the pool and here are the pro's:
Full size coffee maker, Toaster, Full size Fridge/Freezer, 4 Burner Stove/Oven, small microwave,small kitchen table and 2 chairs, Wi-Fi was very usable and pretty fast, Patio from room, Gazebo on grounds near docks, 2 gas grills, new doors/windows, laminate floors, washers/dryers near pool area, & fresh paint over the entire facility. We did see signs that stated no coolers in rooms and i think it was more for people that were fishing.

A couple of con's:
TV was on the smaller side, no living room style chair, and it did take a long few minutes for hot water to travel to the room, once it was there it was hot and did not run cold.

over all very nice pleasant stay with no complaints - they did have bag ice in office at a reasonable price. Office hours were 8a - 8p

Cost was just above $100 per night and we stayed 3 nights. It was very relaxing after spending time at beach or duval and mallory square area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I will echo what you've read these past few reviews. It isn't fancy and it isn't a luxury hotel. What it is: a clean comfortable room, a property with a nice pool overlooking the marina, laundry facilities if you need them and a quiet place to rest your head at the end of a great day in Key West.

It's located on the Gulf side just off Roosevelt Boulevard so it is a little bit of a walk to Duval but not too far. It's easy walking distance to The Bight and Schooner Wharf, Harpoon Harry's, Turtle Kralls, Coffee Queen, etc.

Having traveled to Key West 2-3 times a year for the past ten years I can attest to the cost of lodging being on the high end here. I can also understand the "You get what you pay for" train of thought. So when I was quoted $79 a night I felt a little apprehensive which was, happily, unnecessary.

Without question I will be staying here during future trips. After all, wouldn't you rather save money on a clean comfortable room so you'll have extra cash for mojitos, margaritas, cold beer and fresh seafood? Uh-huh.....me too.

Room Tip: Only bar soap is provided....heads up. Why not walk to town, have a good time and grab a cab back to...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Harborside Motel & Marina

Address: 903 Eisenhower Drive, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Harborside Motel & Marina Hotel Key West
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