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“Bed bugs in Room 6 - horrible experience” 1 of 5 stars
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59299 Overseas Highway, Marathon Shores, Marathon, FL 33050   |  
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 hotel reviews
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“Bed bugs in Room 6 - horrible experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

The room and sheets were not clean, had bed bug spotting and i woke up with several bites. I even spotted an nymph and adult on the bedsheet early in the morning. This was a horrific experience. The incident has been reported to both triple AAA and the motel owner. The motel owner has not responded thus far, but triple AAA is opening a formal investigation on my behalf and our tour group. I would strongly recommend to all to avoid staying at this motel. It's got serious bug issues and ownership does not seem responsive or concerned. also reference the May 20. 2009 report on bed bugs too on this website. it's obviously an ongoing issue there.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2010

This is a cute little motel in a good location in Marathon. It's clean and the prices are reasonable. The best thing about it is you get a little kitchenette in your room. Most places with this price point do not give you a full size fridge, sink fully stocked kitchen, microwave, toaster and sink. No oven but come on you are on vacation are you really going to put in a roast? There is a little backyard area with a bbq and some chairs to sit and enjoy the outdoors. It is not on the water that is my only negative, but you are less then a mile away from a great fishing bridge which my husband was really happy about. I would stay here again, very affordable clean and friendly staff.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Destin, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

We spent two nights at this charming little, no frills hotel. They have only 11 rooms and were full. Very quiet, clean, nice staff. It was cold while we were there and there was no heat in the room (only a/c) but we were fine. If you need a cheap, yet clean, place to stay, this is it!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

This hotel had SO much character! Yes...a lot of stuff was out dated but that really fueled the atmosphere! The pool was extremely inviting, and the room was VERY clean! Really great price at $65 a night...really cool experience.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2009

After staying at Flamingo Inn, I woke up in the morning with bites from bed bugs over my face, arms, and hands. The owner reported he would address the issue however be forewarned.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2008

We spent 6 nights at the Flamingo and loved it! The apartments were nicely, if simply furnished, and though some of the furnishings may be a little old, everything was spotlessly clean.
The location was great, perfect for exploring the Keys.
The front desk staff were very helpful, both when I made the reservation over the phone and when we were there.
We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Flamingo Inn

Address: 59299 Overseas Highway, Marathon Shores, Marathon, FL 33050
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon > Marathon Shores
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon Shores
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Flamingo Hotel Marathon Shores

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