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“Clean, quiet, convenient” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harborside Motel & Marina

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903 Eisenhower Drive, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #51 of 97 Key West B&B and Inns
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“Clean, quiet, convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

After a week in a condo with friends, I needed to move out on my own for 3 days. I was hoping to stay at Southwinds Motel, but it was full, This property is owned/managed by the same people. It was a good choice. The staff were friendly and the location beside the water is attractive. If I had a few people, I would like to try a houseboat (permanently moored).
The only problem was WiFi; the signal was pretty weak, and I couldn't access it reliably in my room or even on my porch. Still, WiFi in a tiki hut is better than no WiFi at all.
I was able to get everywhere I wanted to on my bike, and really enjoyed exploring the neighbourhood (The Meadows). There is a nice little pool.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed at Harborside after a friend recommended it. Carlos at the front desk is a huge help with everything from ice to great places eat to road shortcuts. Our room was very clean and included a full size frig, microwave, plates, cups and silverware. The floor is tile throughout and the furniture is wicker. We had a room with a queen bed. The room was VERY small with a very small bathroom. There was no counter in the bathroom so I used the windowsill. If you are looking for a great price with no frills then this is your place!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a great time, second time staying here. Location is perfect and price for on the water in key west is crazy cheap. Nice docks for boat after we slayed the lobster. Clean pool to cool off after day on the water or biking through key west. Carlos was a great help for everything we needed. Bicycles delivered to our door. Thai food delivered to our door. Taxi to duval is only $10. Great trip, can't wait to book our next trip!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ellenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This has been our "go to" motel in Key West. We have stayed here three years in a row and just have such a great experience each time. We stayed in Room #1 twice and Room #3 this time. Both had nice cold air, queen size bed, plenty of space for your belongings and a nicely stocked little kitchenette with full refrigerator with freezer and a microwave. There is a laundry facility, gas grills, pool, and also you can buy bags of ice at the front desk. That was pretty convenient. It is pretty close to Duval St and not far from the grocery stores. We also rented a boat slip that was on the property. They provide a place for you to clean your lobster and fish, which they remove the carcass buckets. Rose and Carlos are so nice. We will see you both real soon!
Thank You Carlos for the ice, our lobster tails made it home still frozen!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Harborside is a wonderful small motel. It has many amenities in the rooms that you might not find with a national hotel chain- certainly for the price. I rented a room with a queen bed, kitchenette (with a full refrigerator and freezer), and bath. Harborside has a nice pool and laundry facility. It's close enough to Duval, but without the noise. Carlos at the front desk hooked us up with a great deal on mopeds and a sunset cruise. We also went to a two wonderful restaurants on his recommendation. Sure, we could've stayed at a chain hotel for an arm and a leg, but the Harborside was a nice, quiet retreat. There are some old negative reviews, which I was weary of, but our room was renovated and was quite nice, especially for the price! I highly recommend Harborside.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We have stayed at the Harborside for a couple of years now and were curious about the boat houses for rent so we tried them for our last week-long stay. We just never get tired of this place. Rose and Carlos are great at the front desk. The boat house was a great way to stay with plenty of room and nicely updated. We are boaters and were wondering how much motion the house might have, which was very little, even in a couple of good storms. The property is usually pretty quiet. People may be staying out late having a good time but we have never had a problem with noisy neighbors. Looking forward to the next visit. Short bike ride to every place on the island.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Will go back anytime staying in the Keys. Loved the views of the water, the pool, coffee. Nice upper deck to view more of the water and the boathouses to stay are magnificent. Easy to travel down palm to get to duval. See Carlos, he knows it all. Jackie Dosey

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 903 Eisenhower Drive, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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