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“Good location for a reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Marlin Motel

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Blue Marlin Motel
Ranked #35 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dayton
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203 reviews
73 hotel reviews
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“Good location for a reasonable price”
Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here and were satisfied with the room based on what we paid. The breakfast is very skimpy so we ate at a local restaurant 2 of the 3 mornings. The trolley is just around the corner so that was nice, we bought the 2day pass.We had a microwave and refrigerator in our room and free parking for our motorcycles and trailers. If I came back to Key West, I would consider staying here again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Motel? Not really. More a motel converted into a hotel. Quiet rooms, super clean, excellent beds + very friendly team.
On top of that, the pool is really large, clean and hot enough. A lot of chairs, towels provided by the Hotel, couple of tables for outside breakfast if you re in the mood...
The breakfast (included) is a little short. However, the cuban deli at the next corner will make large eaters happy if needed.
Another great address.

Room Tip: 1st floor would be better as no elevator is available.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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dBranham, General Manager at Blue Marlin Motel, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
We really do have the best guests! Thank you for posting!
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

This hotel is at the end of the busier area of Key West so it is quieter. The price is fantastic. The front desk is well run. It has a small breakfast. Parking is free and plentiful. The rooms are large and we were able to pull our rental bikes in for the night. It has a safe and a refrigerator and a microwave.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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dBranham, General Manager at Blue Marlin Motel, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post. Glad your stay was good!
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We resently stayed at the blue marlin nd our room was 214 my family nd i had a great time the hotel is in a great location and the front desk is really friendly and fast. The pool is great even when is cold at night its warm enough to get in its not expensive because its in such a great spot in whole key west. The parking is great because you can leave your car there since everything is close

Theres only one thing that disgusted me! When my wife was going to put our clothing in the closet there where some really nasty green and black looking spots on the ceiling and decided not to use the closet because its really inappropriate specially since clothing goes there that was the only thing that messed up our stay in the hotel. My advise is to enforce the supervision of the rooms because everything else is great! I hope you received my comment on the room 214! We plan on coming back. Since you have a great location and everyone is friendly. Apart of what happend in room 214 we were really satisfied! I hope this comment and photos helps you!

  • Stayed March 2013
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dBranham, General Manager at Blue Marlin Motel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
So sorry. We will take care of the issues right away. Thanks for letting us know!
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OHIO
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed here for one night to attend a wedding last May. Place was clean, and well taken care of. Its cheaper than most of the other places in the area, so it does not have many frills. Its a great location, right by the Southernmost.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We have stayed in KW since 1984, usually annually. We needed multiple rooms this time, with different budgets, so this hotel worked; Price is right; But, the room smelled like smoke, and the disinfectant used by the cleaning staff was overwhelming. The pool area was ok- beat up chairs, and the second floor walkway had small amounts of trash that were there for the 4 days of our stay - never was cleaned up; Marcus, the day desk guy is great - helpful, friendly; The night desk guy- polar opposite; Amazing he's still around. If you're on a budget , the Blue Marlin and its central location are good; if you can spring for more $, consider it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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dBranham, General Manager at Blue Marlin Motel, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
We apologize. If you let us know about your concerns while you are here we will correct them to your satisfaction or we will find you accommodations more suitable to your needs. We don't want unhappy guests for any reason. Sorry we failed to meet your expectations.
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auh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The room was very spacious and the bed was comfortable. Bathroom looked dirty and old as well as the carpet in the room looked dirty and old, otherwise the room was fine but if they put a new carpet with nicer colour it would enhance the room appearance. It's ok for one or two nights and if you just need a room to sleep at night. At night there were people yelling and screaming outside as it was a spring break and some of the kids started to sing in the middle of the night which woke us up few times.
The hotel has a huge parking lot free of charge for the guests so no issues if you bring you car.
Location is excellent many food options around the corner and there's also a grocery nearby.
Wifi for free and internet was fast.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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dBranham, General Manager at Blue Marlin Motel, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
We are updating and upgrading all rooms. The carpet is coming out altogether. It will be better soon. Thanks for letting us know.
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Property: Blue Marlin Motel
Address: 1320 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-3114
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Marlin Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-story Motel located 1 block from town center & 3 blocks from ocean. ... more   less 
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