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Dockside Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Cedar Key
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

My husband and myself usually stay here during our visits to Cedar Key. We have always enjoyed staying with them, and this time was no different. Their rooms are nice and clean, the location is hard to beat, and we love being able to see the fishing pier and water from our room. The staff is friendly and always aim to please, and we love the laid back feel. We will be back for sure as we always have fun staying here!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have read a few horrible reviews and was deeply saddened by them, because this place is seeping with Old Florida hospitality and New Florida conscience. The room (we stayed in #6) was very very clean, the bathrooms nice and clean, and the views breathtaking. You walk across the street and are in the middle of bars, shops, restaurants and the awesome fishing pier! We walked all over the island, everything is so close to this hotel!

Kay is a sweetheart, and is really commited to making your stay as wonderful as can be. She has really fair prices and she greets you with the enthusiasm and excitement of seeing and old friend. She herself has made our stay lovely.

We brought some food with us, and it all fit nicely into the mini fridge. We liked the bed, and the bedding was good too! Nice amount of pillows in varying firmness too.

We love this place, and honestly we are not interested in staying in any other motel on the island.

Thanks Kay!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our family of 6 had no problem with room in this motel. The room was large enough for us all to not feel cramped. Sheets were rough, but clean. That is where the cleanliness stopped. The floors were filthy. I cleaned the sink, toilets, chair rails, tables, fridge, and remote when we got there. The motel is dated, but has a ton of potential. We would stay again. I'll just take my cleaning supplies again.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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3  Thank Todd M
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Address: 491 Dock St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5169
Location: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Cedar Key
Number of rooms: 12
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Dockside Hotel Cedar Key

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