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“Derick C.”
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Blue Marlin Motel
Ranked #34 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Lovely place to stay,We decided on the Blue Marlin because of the good reviews given,How true this was.On arrival the staff were pleasant and friendly.We were offered a choice of rooms,(upstairs or down). The room was large and had everything needed for a comfortable stay.The swimming pool was warm and clean,towels supplied.Martin in reception recommended two excellent restaurants Just what we were looking for.Breakfast in the lobby again spot on. Thanks again.

Room Tip: We chose an upper floor because of less chance of insects etc.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We chose the Blue Marlin Motel because of the price and overall good reviews.
This was our first trip to Key West and we had a hard time deciding where to stay. I called Marcus at the Blue Marlin and he told me he would take care of us. He set us up in room 203 and it was great. The room with microwave, small refrigerator and coffee pot was extremely clean and the queen beds firm. The pool is beautiful, very large and open until midnight!
We took a cab to Malory Square for $10 including tip and walked back. It is very quiet when you get back. If you rent a car the free parking is great.
There is a store right next door that sells beer, coffee, food, etc.
We are glad we made the decision to stay here.

Thanks again Marcus for the outstanding service!

I was wondering why the Blue Marlin is listed under B&B and inns on TripAdvisor instead of hotels? It does make it harder to find if you are looking for a hotel or motel. This should be corrected.

Room Tip: Room 203 was big, updated with 2 queen beds and quiet.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Our trip is over already and we’re back home… While the weather was not so great, we had a great time in Key West and a good stay at your property. While your entire staff was pleasant to deal with, I can’t say enough good about Martin who works the front desk. Seems he never goes home; he was there for us from check-in to check-out. He made a couple of spot-on restaurant recommendations – each time it was exactly what we were looking for!

Thank you

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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dBranham, General Manager at Blue Marlin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thank you!

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Stayed there in Oct for the fest . Great motel , very nice people in the front desk and the cleaning staff were great . Very nice and affordable . Would stay there again as we come to Key West twice a year . See ya in the spring

Room Tip: The room that we had with the king size bed was very clean , no complains from us .
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

For Key West, the place is quiet. Roosters did not wake us up early as they do at most places. The room was adequate with cable, microwave, and fridge. The hotel shows its age, but most places in KW do. The staff was very helpful and the maids took care of our room daily. There is a nice big pool. Breakfast is very disappointing but Ana's is right around the corner and they provide a decent breakfast. The biggest turnoff was the filthy carpet. Walk around the room barefoot and your feet will be black.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Rocky J
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dBranham, General Manager at Blue Marlin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thanks for posting. We appreciate your comments.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I was in Key West for Fantasy Fest. A bunch of friends (about 15) go every year. A couple years ago we found this little gem. Marcus is always super friendly and ready to help!!! It is a bit of a walk after a few to many drinks from the main part of duval but that is ok. They have a great pool area and clean rooms. They allowed us to have a party which we invited all guests to have food and drinks with us by the pool. IT WAS AWESOME... ANOTHER GREAT AND SUCESSFUL YEAR AT THE BLUE MARLIN... SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

Room Tip: ask for the room with 2 Queen beds and a kitchen
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank mary d
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dBranham, General Manager at Blue Marlin Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2013

Thanks for posting - and yes, Marqus is a gem!

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I stayed for one night it was perfect for a couple but it is right next to a bar and people were so loud outside arguing/being drunk. The room was clean...no roaches, the shower could use a little more cleaning. We were rushed to get out around 10 am. The lady waited until we got out she followed us everywhere in the room. Pretty much pointing things out of what we need to do before leaving then she demanded for a 2 tip or i cant leave. Very rude people. Oh and there is no ice machine.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank yhartin
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Additional Information about 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 #34 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range: $148 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Also Known As:
Blue Marlin Hotel Key West

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