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Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Palmetto, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only a few rooms but ours, room 2 was huge! bathroom is tiny but it does the job. Very clean and safe. I stayed here with my 2 10 year old boys, and the fishing was so great. You walk out the sliding glass door right onto the docks! Great for divers too. It is not fancy but very fitting...

Thank jaxsonbacon
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in mid March for several days. Rooms were clean, had everything we needed. The room we were in had a kitchenette with full size refrigerator, small stove with an oven and sink. There was an assortment of dishes, pans and silverware. The rooms have a rear sliding glass door that opens out onto a canal that connects...

Thank labcoat99
East Hampton, Connecticut
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Great budget friendly place to stay, close to everything and friendly helpful managers with a heart. Thanks to Kim and Steve, who refunded my first reservation when my father died last year. Not many places would be willing to do that. Five of the eight rooms have kitchenettes, which helps save money on eating out costs! Excellent place for anglers...

Thank BeachBoundFun
Upstate New York
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We needed a place to stay for one night before we could check in to the house we were renting the next day. It was one of the few places that I could find that would sleep 5 people. Two double beds and a cot. It was spacious enough, and it was really very clean! We weren't there very long,...

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Thompson, Connecticut
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We decided to stay here because of all the 5 Star reviews - but don't be fooled. It's quaint, if you could call it that. There are only 8 rooms in this 1950's style hotel. The pillows on the beds feel like they are several years old. Time for a change! The rooms are just large enough for 2 beds...

Thank Keith518
rhmb30, Manager at Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel, responded to this review

We are sorry about the sea grass in the canal that we get every winter, we have no control over that or the smell it brings with it. There is no sewerage smell just the grass there are no septic tanks in Marathon. We sell 10 lb bagged ice that I offered you for free. We are proud of our...

Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Kim and Steve give friendly service in a small, traditional Florida Keys setting. Their Botel also works well as a biketel. Very clean rooms, appealing pool, affordable rates, great seafood and breakfast within walking distance. They even help with laundry. Our group of 5 senior touring bicyclists stayed twice, while pedaling to and from Key West. Great respite before and...

Thank Joe M
Spring Creek
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect when we pulled in, but where pleasantly surprised to find a large room with kitchenette. The room was exceptionally clean. The back opened onto a beautiful canal. The owners were very personable and made special arrangements for us since we were delayed getting through Miami traffic. Wish we would have been able to stay longer.

1Thank Kim S
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough, about how nice Steve and Kim were. I was looking for a getaway, to relax, to do nothing, yet feel safe and comfortable. There is nothing you will lack, including money! Very considerate staff, place is easy on your pocket. Best place to be if you're looking to just clear your head and halt in a...

1Thank Navya M
Reviewed December 27, 2016

The room were very clean and stocked, the Managers Steve and Kim were Amazing. Close to everything. Loved to sit out on the dock for morning coffee, and to unwind at night. perfect place to stay highly recommend.

2Thank Wilma O
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed June 20, 2016

You can't ask for anything better. The room was clean even for an older room. The service was excellent. The location was great, close to everything. The water was right outside the back door. The hotel is right on the highway near attractions, boat rentals, charters and restaurants.

3Thank Jeffery V
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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All of our rooms are updated annually. We are an Old Keys Motel with True Keys ambiance. Our only link to modern technology is Wireless Internet and cable TV. We are small, quiet, peaceful, and truly have the cleanest rooms in the area. Our customers are largely repeat guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel

Address: 12020 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3525
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Price Range: $128 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The higher the room number the closer to the pool.”
jaxsonbacon, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“5 rooms offer a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and stove.”
BeachBoundFun, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have a small kitchen, some do not”
timm299, May 7, 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
92jdw, Mar 30, 2016 | Read review
“Book early!”
karenmf28, Mar 9, 2016 | Read review
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