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“Immaculate Value Motel in the Keys” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea Dell Motel
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   5000 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050   |  
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Ranked #3 of 19 Marathon B&B and Inns
Atlantic Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Immaculate Value Motel in the Keys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

I spent two nights at the Sea Dell with my husband during a road trip through the keys. Staff were outstanding with recommendations for where to eat, beach, buy good books, et cetera. The room was small but immaculate and obviously recently painted/updated. The bedding was clean and neat. The pool was warm. Bathroom was clean (very important) and updated with good water pressure in the shower. Parking was free and close. K-Mart, Publix Groceries, gas and restaurants are all within a mile of the property, and popular Bahia Honda state park is a 15 minute drive away. Small but sandy Sombrero beach is a 2 minute drive from the motel. We would certainly stay again in a moment as it fit perfectly into our semi-budget (<$150 per night) and was super clean with excellent service.

  • Liked — Clean, close to Bahia Honda Park, great service.
  • Disliked — Right on US-1, so a little noisy and busy.
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

Needed a place in Marathon and the Sea Dell more than filled the bill. The staff (especially Lacey) was great, room and shower huge and all was clean and new. Plan to go back again if and when time allows.

  • Liked — Roomy and clean
  • Disliked — Closeness to highway
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

The Sea Dell is a classic motel - right on main road through the Keys in Marathon. Staff are very friendly and the rooms are basic, clean and functional - with fridge in room. There's a small pool which is perfectly OK and The front desk will give you a helpful map to local eateries and attractions. Although in no way a fault of the hotel, the road is pretty busy and apart from early in the morning very difficult to cross - so you have to drive to the other side! Marathon beach is small but pretty - and all very relaxed and friendly.

  • Liked — Good value, great service.
  • Disliked — Difficulty in crossing road on foot.
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

The Sea Dell Motel was very clean. The staff was super friendly and very helpful. This is a good place to stay if you are trying to save money and still get a clean, friendly place. The bathroom was small but again very clean. Overall I would recommend the Sea Dell Motel.

  • Liked — very clean and family friendly
  • Disliked — they did not allow dogs
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 5000 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Dell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the "Old Keys" in a lush, tropical setting in Marathon - the "Heart of the Florida Keys". Beautifully furnished rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers in each room. Hi-speed internet. Heated pool. BBQs and picnic tables. ... more   less 
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