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Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel
Ranked #4 of 16 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Punta Gorda, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Surprisingly pleasant stay”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

When I found the place I was a little nervous because it is very small and looked worn. However, when I walked into the room I was greeted by a pleasant, fresh smell, clean linens, just enough space, and a pleasant view out the back slider of the docks. You can come by car or boat and have a place to park either, right outside your room. There isn't a lot of space, but it was enough for me and my partner to do what we needed to do, along with a fridge and free wi-fi. I will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very clean rooms, stocked kitchen and loaner fishing rods, you can't beat that in the Keys. The canal for your boat is clean and deep, plenty of room for docking. I highly recommend the Royal Hawaiian.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

When most of the high priced places were full and we needed a place to stay, the Royal Hawaiian was there with a lovely large room that the two couples in our party were able to share comfortably. The place is enveloped in beautiful plantings on three sides, with a small deck over the waterway on the remaining side. An excellent pool was available for swimming. We had excellent sleep. Excellent restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed three nights the first week of March 2014 in a unit with a kitchenette and 2 double beds (and there was a fold up cot). It was very clean, quiet even though it's by the main road. (The lush landscaping may help.) The sliding door opened up to a deck right beside the canal where we could have tied up our boat if we'd brought it, and we spotted a manatee one afternoon. It's very convenient to everything in Marathon. I don't need someone to make my bed. We enjoyed the ample coffee supplies and the fresh towels. The staff was very nice. We didn't even see the pool at first, since it is tucked into the landscape. We'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Lansdale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Enjoyed staying at Royal Hawaiian - the motel/botel had character and you can't beat the price. The location was perfect for us. The room was clean and the beds were good. The only downside was the housekeeping - they didn't clean your room up daily or make your beds. They replenished your coffee and gave you new towels. However, to be fair, this was communicated to us at the beginning of our stay. We really had a great time visiting the keys and I would recommend the Royal Hawaiian!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Marathon, Florida
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Nice and clean great location very helpful people nice pool would go back any time. Could maybe have softer mattress next door to visitors center water right outside door not new but would go back any time

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Royal Hawaiian for three days and found the room to be very nice and the staff very helpful and accommodating.

The beds were comfortable and the room was clean. This made a great place to relax at the end of the day.

In the evening we were interested in doing some fishing and the hotel manager loaned us all the fishing equipment we needed and even provided bait.

All in all a very nice experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel
Address: 12020 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3525
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our rooms are updated annually. We are an Old Keys Motel with True Keys ambiance. Our only link to modern technology is Wireless Internet and cable TV. We are small, quiet, peaceful, and truly have the cleanest rooms in the area. Our customers are largely repeat guests. ... more   less 
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