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“Dockside Hotel is all about 'Kay'!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Florida
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dockside Hotel is all about 'Kay'!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

'Kay', is the loveliest and most charming Southern lady we communicated with, upon check in, and checkout at the Dockside.
She is a delightful, hard working and loyal local employee. A lovely taste of Cedar Key to us tourists!
She personally saw to it to ship my husbands jeans and shirt back home to us.
We would love to book room 10 again, but only if Kay is available.
Without Kay, this Hotel is simply another foreign fly by the night stay over.
Jim n Anne

Room Tip: Directly across from the pier, and a stones throw from the action!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank barefoottrader
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Belleview, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We loved staying here and will stay again. Our room (#1), was #1 with us. It was very roomy with lots of windows, amd a great view. Bed was large and comfortable. Everything was nice and clean. There was a microwave and fridge and wifi. We parked out front and never moved the car, till we left; everything is in walking distance. If you want frills, this place is not for you. If you want a nice clean comfy place to stay, this is it. The innkeeper is very nice and the price to stay here is very reasonable. Thanks for a great visit to Cedar Key.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank bulldawg4420
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Husband and I took a motorcycle trip from Daytona Beach over to Cedar Key. We fell in love with this quaint seaside town and decided to stay the night. We stayed at the Dockside and found the staff friendly, the rooms very clean, and the views breathtaking. The manager even encouraged us to park our bikes right up front on the sidewalk. I encourage you to stay at this hotel and enjoy the sights and ambience of Cedar Key.We will be back!

Room Tip: Room on the front corner had a great view of the dock and sea.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank TheWilsonsinKy
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Rockwood
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Not for you if you want a luxury hotel. But great if you want a charming, clean and comfortable room within walking distance to everything and a view to die for. We watched people fishing on the pier and dolphin swimming from the huge windows in our room. Very affordable and well kept with a pleasant manager. We really enjoyed our stay here.

Room Tip: The front cornor room offers windows on two sides for cross ventilation and great view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Todd M
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

After reading the horrible review from ONE guest, I was hesitant to book the Hotel. We were Very pleasantly surprised. On the large dock where most of the action is (restaurants,coffee places & bars w/ music overlooking the water) and easy walking distance to the 'downtown' (& Joe's Restaurant) The rooms were fairly spacious w/ fresh paint, crisp white bedding.Mini fridge & microwave,free wi-fi & clean!. Ice can be purchased across the street &.no coffee maker, I knew that before hand & brought my own.........but across the street is a coffee shop.The manager Lynn is a real sweetheart ready to go out of her way to accommodate any( reasonable) request .Request a corner room w/ windows on 2 sides. Also on busy weekends you may want to ask for a room off the street side (motorcycles late at night)
We had the good fortune to meet the owners up for the weekend & lot's of upgrades are planned, ,ie: window coverings & furniture .... Cedar Key is a very laid-back, old Florida town. If you require a few more amenities.......book one of the condos in town, but I will not hesitate to book this hotel again. It's kinda a well-kept secret..

Room Tip: Corner room on backside of hotel
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Lilly0802
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Lake Panasoffkee, Florida
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We checked in early and found our room to be clean. Kate, the manager went out of her way, to make us comfortable. She took care of little extras, we needed. View of the pier was great. We caught plenty of fish off of it. Nothing fancy, but clean and afordable, with a great manager.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Georgiarae
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The room had a broken closet door that could have fallen any time and it was heavy , no coffee pot, and all the blinds were broken everyone could see in and very noisy in the morning , it needs to be remodeled !!! The only good thing was the view !! We won't stay there ever again !

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Bossy656
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Property: Dockside Hotel
Address: Cedar Key, FL
Location: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Cedar Key
Number of rooms: 33
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Dockside Hotel Cedar Key

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