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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

A floating "houseboat" is not something most people would consider, but we were intrigued by an attractive photograph and relative affordability on expensive Marathon Key. 1st impressions were not great: broken windows and no water view from within the boat, sketchy mattress and old furnishings, WIFI only in the "common area", which in this case was a couple of well...

Thank vandermint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to a lack of planning on our part, we found ourselves in a crunch and this was the only hotel around that still had a vacancy. Now I see why. They jacked up the price to $370/night during the busy holiday week. We stayed in room 4 in the front building. It was HORRIBLE. Sloppily patched holes in the...

Thank Samantha R
Largo, Florida
Reviewed November 29, 2016

It cist over $110 per night and the room had garbage under the beds. No maid service the whole 4 days. Had to ask for towels. The table had a quilt on it for a table cloth. The bathroom drain was loose and the wood warped. Exposed wires lead to a TV that was on top of a dresser It...

Thank VonnieB L
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Loved the idea of a houseboat but can't described how disappointed we were. The room was so dirty. I moved the bed to use the receptacle and boy I wish I hadn't. There must have been a years dirt and debris behind it. There was rust on the case stand and the worst thing was the shower. The shower controls...

Thank norvic33
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

What a cool place! Sleeping in your own boat so cool. Nothing fancy here though. Place is clean but needs updating. Everything works though - fridge, freezer, microwave, shower. Never turned the tv on so don't know about that. Nice long dock able to see many jellyfish 😊 Husband fished off the boat and dock.

Thank Brianna F
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Let start with it is in the Keys and one has to understand the thinking here. After reading the reviews, I did not have the same view. Yes, it is something from a time warp yet this is a tune-out, drop-out type of place. It is off season so the price was $99 plus taxes. The floating room was/is not...

Thank Steven K
Northampton, Massachusetts
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Kinda cool sleeping in a floating hotel room. The price was good, views great. We grabbed a bite and some drinks one night and sat on the bow enjoying the beautiful weather. Inside was clean, eclectic with very low ceilings (poor, tall husband). Bed wasn't terribly comfortable, which is sorta the point. Weirdly set up. But the price, location and...

Thank Sagewater322
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute booking on Easter weekend. Booked at 9pm on good Friday It was the only place with vacancy. Was gouged for $380 a night for what I would call a $20 hotel room. Decor = F grade (look like no one cleaned it or painted it or did any repairs since the late 60's) Room was...

Thank JimDeBerry
New York City, New York
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Do not stay here, please!! We booked a room on Expedia last minute about 10 pm while driving through the keys. We pull up to the front desk and everything seemed ok for a small non branded motel. When we got to the room the smell of mold made breathing very difficult. My wife has asthma and is severely allergic...

1Thank mendolastar
Ft. Lauderdale
Reviewed July 20, 2016

I made this reservation at 10pm and called to cancel it at 10:30pm. I had just been told that another hotel lost my reservation and I made this one just in case but then decided it was a mistake. I was extremely frustrated and didn't see that it was non refundable. Out of desperation, I had clicked book even thought...

1Thank joshua'smom
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Additional Information about Sea Cove Motel and Marina

Address: 12685 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3536
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Price Range: $111 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Cove Motel and Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Do yourself a favor, Go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles vonniebl, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles norvic33, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in houseboat #18.”
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“REVIEW the hotel before booking!!!!!”
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“There are no good rooms.”
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