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“Second Hand” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beach Front Motel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence
Powder Springs, Georgia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Second Hand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

On our recent trip to Cedar Key, we stayed with friends. However, we got a room at Beach Front Motel for our daughter and son-in-law, and they LOVED it. They were upstairs, and could see the ocean, which is across the street, out of both windows, and the pool out of one. I believe it may have new owners. My husband had reserved the room with his credit card, so when we went over to get the room for them, I was very impressed that the owner/employee opened the door for my husband, who walks with a cane. Our daughter and her husband were so taken with Cedar Key, the restaurants, the nature, etc., that they are going to go back with friends, and stay at Beach Front.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Peggy H
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bell, Florida, USA
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

We reserved 2 nights to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in room 203, with a king bed and balcony facing the west and the pool facing south. This room was on the second floor. The room had some basic condition issues and could use some upgrading. But the bed was very comfortable and the room very clean. It had a working refrigerator & microwave, small table and 2 padded chairs. The Wi-Fi worked well. My husband said the pool needs some work, but was clean and perfectly usable as well. We especially enjoyed the balcony with beautiful sunset views. Even though the motel was sold out, it was very quiet. The motel is pet friendly. There was adequate parking as well. Rocky was most helpful and attentive. He was always available if anything was needed. His housekeeper, Jenny, does a great job! I was able to see the room next door to us and it has been updated. It appears that rooms are being updated and the one we were in hasn't been done yet. The owner told us he has owned this property for about a year. All in all, while not perfect, I would recommend this hotel. My husband and I were please with the location and price for waterfront in Cedar Key.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rscumbie87
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Delmar, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

If the owner Rocky can't make you happy, you're impossible to please. He is the defintion of bend over backwards and went WAY out of his way to see that our every need was met. I stayed there a few years ago and the improvement under his ownership is vast. It's still the same motel but he is making leaps and bounds in customer satisfaction department. Our rooms were clean and neat and in better repair than I've ever seen it before. Will ABSOLUTELY stay there again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Allan R
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Ozona, Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

First off, the location of this waterfront motel is ideal, right on the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, everything else needs work. We stayed here during a thunderstorm and wind and rain came into the room through the side of the window and beneath the door. There is no electrical outlet in the bathroom for a hair dryer or any other device. The towels are the size of wash cloths, so thin that light passes through them, so bring your own. There are new owners - for about a year now - so it must be considered a work in progress. Compared to other local accommodations, their prices are low, but you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JEMcBee
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Venice, Florida
Level Contributor
55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our one night at the Beach Front Motel. The location cannot be beat...it is THE perfect place for a motel on the key. The owner upgraded our 2 rooms for free and we appreciated it. That being said, the motel appears to be a work in process. They have only been reopened a year and it appears that the owners are doing the renovations themselves. There are fun murals in every room, and the pool is new...cold, but new. We were impressed when after informing the owner at check-out of several burned out light bulbs and a loose toilet seat, he was working on the repairs before we were out of the parking lot! We give the owners props for the work they are putting into making this venture successful, and we would definitely be back on our next trip to Cedar Key.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Longmont, Colorado
Level Contributor
128 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

For the price. This is not a fancy hotel. This is a small motel on an island of a couple hundred people. There are no chain hotels here, just smaller motels and B&B's. We made our reservations weeks in advance with some other friends. When we got there our reservation did not exists despite our email confirming it. There were rooms available, but I just wonder what if there were not? The rooms are large as other reviewers have mentioned, but have seen better days and are in need of updating. Towels that are not the size of a wash cloth and that don't feel like sandpaper would be nice. The room was also clean, the owner very helpful and friendly, but did not give us a internet access code and phone signal is nonexistent in the motel. A little book or something telling about the island, the motel and the places to see would be nice. The views were awesome, but not quite enough if we come back to cedar key we would probably try another place

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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ASHLAND
Level Contributor
58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

Very comfortable, clean, big, bright rooms with amazing views right out your window. The location is great. You can walk to restaurants and shops. Nice pool. Tile floors, nice beds, good internet services. The owner was very friendly and showed us the room at check-in. We really enjoyed our time in Cedar Key and would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank AshlandMOPat
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Property: Beach Front Motel
Address: 873 1st St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5035
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Location: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Cedar Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Front Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pet Friendly (downstairs only)- All rooms with Ocean views - Balconies and Kitchenettes available - Largest Pool on the Island - Best Sunset Views - All rooms with Refrigerators/Microwave/Coffee Machines - Outdoor Grills and Picnic Tables. ... more   less 
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