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“Florida style motel: loved it”
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Sea Dell Motel
Ranked #3 of 16 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Coimbra, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
134 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Florida style motel: loved it”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Lovely motel, decorated in a very nice style, friendly staff and near many restaurants, shops, supermarket and the very nice Sombrero Beach.
Very spacious room, good aircon, nice ceiling fan, clean and a little kitchette with microwave and fridge. No safety box.
On the other way, bathroom was tiny, allowing no more than one person at time. Everything was very clean.
We didn't use the pool, but it was nice. We got a very familiar feeling at Sea Dell, which made our experience so pleasant.
It is a good basis to visit Key West, that is ridiculously expensive: in about one hour you can get there in a very, very nice road, which in our case made our stay even more pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Got exactly what we expected and then some. I'm giving this a 5 star review because the Sea Dell was exactly what we thought it would be .. ma & pa motel .. clean .. comfy bed .. friendly staff .. convenient location. Beautiful beach about 5 minute drive away (Sombrero Beach), fun restaurants (check out Sunset Grille), 1/2 way point between Key Largo and Key West. Liked that our room (7) had some chairs out front to let our beach towels dry. Few nice picnic tables / BBQ areas. Loved that we could just drive up to our room .. felt like our own little apartment for the week. Big comfy king bed, bathroom with shower, microwave, coffee pot, fridge, hairdryer .. what else do you need .. it's not like you're spending your vaca in the Keys sitting in your hotel room!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2013

One night stopover on way down to Key West. Nice helpful guy behind the desk checking us in. I didn't catch his name but his favourite film is Titanic and his favourite fish to eat is the Hog Fish. He looked a bit like a tall Adam Sandler Room was a little small and we were put at the back of the complex but that wasn't a problem for one night & It was very clean. Pool small fine for a quick dip. Very close to Sombrero Beach which I highly recommend visiting. Excellent price too for the Keys.
I'd definitely stay here again. Well done to the Sea Dell people

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Benton, Kentucky, United States
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30 reviews
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I could not give this motel more than 2 1/2 stars. The room was very small, no bath just a shower. The room & bath had the look and feel of the 50's. Marathon seemed to have a lot of the Ma & Pa motels from the 50's. A lot looked worse. The staff was nice and friendly. But if I were to go to the Keys again I would pay the higher prices and stay at one of the larger chain hotels. A final note, everything in the Keys seemed to be way over priced.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Madison, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is our 3rd stay at the Sea Dell. The first time we spent 4 days there to be away from the hustle and bustle of Key West. We were driving down to Key West and stopped to spend the night here. Cleanest hotel we've ever experienced. Friendly staff!! Rooms don't face the highway, so it is fairly quiet. The rooms are nicely furnished, the beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are spotless! I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling thru the Keys.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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british columbia
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed one night in between Fort Lauderdale and Key West. Front desk was really helpful with what to see in my limited time and where to eat. Very clean, nice pool - quaint, good value for the Keys. Family run, lovely people, restaurants very close by as well as things to do.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Rishton Lancashire England
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Staff very friendly and will tell you where to eat. Unforunatly we had a lot of rain so did not use the pool but was offered towels. great location if you want to do the keys and great price very clean only complain was air con was too noisey but we are brits and not used to it would stay here again if visiting the keys.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sea Dell Motel
Address: 5000 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2694
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Dell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the "Old Keys" in a lush, tropical setting in Marathon - the "Heart of the Florida Keys". Beautifully furnished rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers in each room. Hi-speed internet. Heated pool. BBQs and picnic tables. ... more   less 
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