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Ranch House Motel
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We flew into Tampa on Friday, January 18th. We rented Harley's and rode to Marathon on Saturday. Ms. Diane was waiting for us when we got there. She had actually tried to call to check on us as we were running late. The room was very clean and very comfortable. The best night sleep my husband had in several weeks. Ms. Diane was extremely friendly and we found out that she had actually been close to our home years ago. Thank you Ms. Diane for taking good care of us. If we ever make it back, we will see you again. If not, we will recommend your motel to our friends that are headed your way.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Christy M
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We enjoyed the Ranch House Motel in Marathon. All the reviews said "friendly and clean" which is all we really needed. And indeed it was as all the reviews said. Diana is very nice, and made friends with our 8 yr old son instantly. She gave us good tips on things to see. Location is exactly in the middle of the Florida Keys. I would stay there again. It is sort of a 60's style motor inn, and very cute and well maintained.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
Thank RAM B
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We found Diane to be quite charming and very welcoming. She offered us a slice of her homemade key lime pie, which was great. The motel is nothing fancy but it is very clean and the bed was comfortable. It was surprisingly quiet being so close to the road. We were torn between staying here or at the Tropical Cottages up the road but Diane called us back first and I'm glad we got to meet her. Diane was also very helpful with recommendations for dining and sightseeing. I would stay here again and maybe this time ask Diane if she'd take us lobster diving with her.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank initfrfn
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stayed at the Ranch House in November 2012. The owner was incredibly helpful and friendly. Offered us a cold beverage upon our arrival, apologized for not having any homemade pie left to share with us! :) Rooms are simple, but very clean. Only place I have ever stayed where the sheets smelled fabulous! Sounds crazy, right? I loved it, though! I took it as sign that they were super clean! :) Not far from the Turtle Hospital and all things Marathon.

Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank MOchick
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

:-) :-) call in advance to make reservations. Dian has two rooms with full kitchens. Dian will give you directions to all the places found in the pictures. Sombrero Beach is only 2 miles away, they have showers picnic tables and charcoal grills. For $45 you can go on a 4 hour fishing trip to the reefs on the Marathon Lady. $5 more rents you a rod and real, make reservation for the stern ahead of time at no extra costs.

Room Tip: Room #11 is the biggest with a kitchen
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank carpenter3455
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

This is a beautiful little Motel. The owner was vet helpful and told us lots of information about the local area. Our room was small but clean and tidy. Free WI-FI is available but unfortunately when my wife and I stayed it was broken which was a shame. If you plan to stay in Marathon look not further than this Motel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Richard T
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

from the outside, the ranch house looks like a typical motel....but the rooms are very clean and comfortable. the service was great.. diana, the property owner, was so helpful! she told us where would could see key deer, places to eat and gave us a taste of 2 things....1. a home grown banana off her tree and 2. her OWN HOME MADE key lime pie.....her pie is excellent and she even gave me the receipe.....if you are looking for a motel that is in a great location, has friendly and helpful owners and clean, choose the ranch house.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank megbrett
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Additional Information about Ranch House Motel

Address: 7251 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3134
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Spa
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Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Number of rooms: 10
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