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“Sandpiper was cheap and comfortable”
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Sandpiper Motel
Ranked #8 of 17 Marathon B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Sandpiper was cheap and comfortable”
Reviewed August 26, 2009

We found the Sandpiper on our return from Key West. We asked to view the room and was happy as it was clean and had everything you could need. The decoration may be a little dated but has a lovely charm. The manager was also very nice and friendly. There is also lovely places to eat around the area which we were directed to my the manager. overall i would recommend this motel as a stopover from key west.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Woodstock, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2009

Each year, my son and two of my friends schedule a bike trip to various parts of the country, in order to relax and ride our motorcycles. This year, we picked the Florida Keys and chanced upon the Sandpiper Motel, in Marathon. This was the best bargain that I've found in a long, long time. The rooms were clean and the manager, Anita, could not have been more accommodating to us. She not only went out of her way to make sure that we were comfortable, she was a tremendous resource for finding places to eat and things to do. We couldn't have been more pleased.

Marathon is about 50 miles from Key West and, on our Harleys, about an hour ride from Duval Street. We found this to be very convenient to virtually everything that the Keys have to offer.

I would wholeheartedly recommend the Sandpiper to anyone. It's nothing fancy, just a nice, clean room and very friendly and helpful people.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
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3 Thank craigw23
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Jacksonville, FL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2008

We have stayed here now for three months straight. Anita (manager) has been so nice and a great friend during our stay. The Sandpiper is a smaller facility but with eight great rooms offering all the amenities you need. My husband, our 10 month old daughter (7 months when we arrived), myself and our 20 pound cat could not have had it any better. Would stay here again and again and would recommend the Sandpiper to everyone. The price is great! Always $65 a night (plus taxes etc). Thank you Sandpiper Motel, Anita, Feets, Swampie, Little One, Puss, Heidi and Sassie for a wonderful time in the Keys!

  • Liked — Having a kitchen -esp when you have a baby you need one!
  • Disliked — Mosquitoes - But hey its the state bird so they can't help it!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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5 Thank TravelingEquine
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Tampa FL
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2008

Booked our room based on TripAdvisor reviews - and was not disappointed. Nice, relaxing tropical theme in rooms, ice cold A/C, ceiling fan, kitchen. Nice, central Keys location, close to many great dining and drinking establishments, and not too far from Key West and other great destinations. Manager (Anita) was very nice and accomodating. If you are loking for granite countertops, fancy fixtures, and goumet coffee service - book somewhere else. If you want a simple, clean, affordable and cozy place to sty - book at the Sandpiper.
A few gripes - no shampoo in room, beds are a bit worn, and limited parking - but these small issues will not stop me from booking with the Sandpiper again. :)

  • Liked — Price, room comfort
  • Disliked — No Wifi, limited toiletries
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank SuperSix231
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louisville ky
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2008

We saw the sign, asked to see a room and paid.
All rooms include a kitchen, are clean and have eclectic furnishings with a tropical motif. The manager is friendly, informative and personally stenciled the room walls. Their are benches and a grill for guest use.
This is an unusual property with a warm feel and at $65 is real bargain for the Keys.

  • Liked — Benches and landscaping
  • Disliked — ashtrays near benches
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank exvector
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Belleville, IL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2008

I would highly recommend to anybody to stay at the Sandpiper Motel. Not only is the price affordable, but the rooms are VERY CLEAN. The manager that runs the place is very friendly and helpful. If you have any questions of where places are at or things to do, she would be the one to ask. I enjoyed chatting with her. I do plan to go back to the Keys; and when I do I will definitely stay at the Sandpiper Motel. I was very pleased. ;-)

  • Liked — Affordability and close to the beach and other attractions
  • Disliked — Having to go home. lol
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled solo
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3 Thank dirtracingwoman
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LJ
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2007

A great value for the money (65 per room). The manager is nice and friendly. Rooms and bathrooms are clean. The only bothering thing was
a pretty strong tobacco smell in the room. Very laid back atmosphere.
I would recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank trompe
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Property: Sandpiper Motel
Address: 2443 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 48. 5, Marathon, FL 33050-2246
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small quaint original Keys Motel.Each unit has two full beds, private bath with shower, small kitchenette, cable TV, Air conditioning , free WIFI. Outside seating for each unit. Only one mile to the 7 Mile Bridge and 4 miles to Sombrero Beach. Across the street from the famous Turtle Hospital. In the heart of the Keys. Only 48 miles to Key West. Sorry . Due to our limited parking we do not have parking for boats , trailers or trucks. Office hours are 10AM till 9PM ... more   less 
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