My wife and I stayed here due to the good reviews. Frankly, I don't understand the hype around this place. Its only great feature is the location, everything else is average or sub-par. We are not that picky about the motel, and did not ecpect much for the low price either.
We had room #1, it was located conveniently at the back end of the building with a little space for the car. The door knob was wabbly, the key would not come out of the lock, the mattress was uneven and tired, the shower was awful (dirt, cold water, clogged nozzle), the toilet seat was cramped in an ackward space and not so clean either. Finally, noise from the trains passing by woke me up a couple of times during the night.
On the plus side, great restaurants are just around the corner. Still, I think next time I'll pay a little more and find a better place. It was not a complete disapointment, and maybe if we had chosen another room, things would have been a lot better.
Room should be checked carefully before choosing.
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July 8, 2012
Fastpaws. I am truly sorry you did not think the accommodations here at the Barefoot Mailman Motel lived up to your expectations. We realize that this motel is not everyone’s “cup of tea” and try to work with our guests to make their stay as pleasant and economical as possible. You didn’t express your displeasure while you were here so we had no idea until we read your review.
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The doorknob problem was something we were in the process of remedying and hadn’t gotten to that side of the building before your check in. As there has been several weeks since your stay, I can not intelligently respond to your criticism of the condition of the bathroom but do agree that the toilet is set in a small area and we will be replacing all the mattresses and box springs in the very near future.
The train noise is not something that we can do anything about and when Mr. Flagler built the no infamous railroad, little consideration was made to future businesses and residents who would later inhabit the coast of Florida. We feel our price of $50.00 per night (which includes all taxes) makes most guests agree that; for the price, this is a real bargain. We don’t “hype” the property. What you and others have written as a review is what all honestly think about the motel and that is what we expect; honesty. We will try to do better the next time and hope you will give the barefoot Mailman Motel another chance on your next visit.
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