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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Only if you are desperate to visit Cedar Key should you stay here. My friend made a last minute booking on 4th of July weekend so this motel was the only place available with a view of the water and walking distance to the main street. We were received by a nice but sloshed receptionist who started celebrating her birthday...

4Thank Liz N
Maitland, Florida
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I never actually stayed here. We were supposed to, my husband & I were SO VERY looking forward to it. We made reservations back in May for a trip in the beginning of August. I received a call last week advising us that they were cancelling our reservations. They decided to do construction & are cancelling everyone's reservations. They didn't...

6Thank Toni-n-Lou
Palm Coast, Florida
Reviewed 4 June 2015

If you are used to 4 Star accommodations and service.....this is NOT the place for you! Location is GREAT...right on the water! Rooms are small and dated but clean. AC (window) unit blows cold in the bedroom but not in the living/kitchen areas. Wi-Fi signal was weak. Convenient to most all areas of town. I know this may sound negative...

4Thank 04HarleyDrummer
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 29 April 2015

My sister, who was visiting from the cold Northeast, and myself went to Cedar Key. This motel is right on the Gulf of Mexico. In the back, they have 2 hammocks (Heavenly!), some wooden rockers, a covered pavilion and a fire pit. The motel is a funky 1950's little motel. Only 10-12 rooms in the whole place. Each room was...

2Thank bevblues
The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Spent this past weekend at the Gulf Side Motel. The location is great, on the water and close enough to walk most everywhere in town. Holly, the manager, was very helpful with where to eat, got us a larger coffee maker and real coffee cups. Our room #9, the "honeymoon" suite was very disappointing. The website listed a coffee pot,...

3Thank Michael C
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of March, which coincided with the Cedar Key Arts festival. What I loved about this motel (though is true of most places on the island) is you can walk anywhere on the island, so once you park, you don't have to move until you are ready to leave! Parking was a...

Thank mmj4817
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We arrived on Cedar Key without reservations and gave the Gulf Side a call. They had a room available. Very clean! Cozy! Great sunset view! The price and location were right! Very helpful and friendly inn keepers. Bring your own blow dryer.

1Thank HappyCamper70065
Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

I went alone, but ended up with 7 friends and one i keep in touch with. They gave me space when i needed to rest and company when i needed that. No one was nosey either. No smoke rooms but amole places outside with ashtrays! Thank god! . The manager was so helpful and sweet too as was everyone staying...

1Thank Bevin A
Flemington, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 February 2015

As always, I researched the heck out of everything before we decided to visit Cedar Key. I liked this place because of the location right on the water, and it certainly is. There's ample space just outside your door to sit, watch the gulf and the birds, have a picnic, sit by the fire-pit, and most importantly, watch the sunset....

8Thank David K
Clearwater, FL
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We stayed during the Valentine’s day weekend and were lucky to get the last room in the hotel. We were in room 4 and the hotel, like many buildings in this historic key is fairly old. The door in the bathroom caught on the tile and had trouble completely opening, heat was provided by a plug-in style oil heater, and...

1Thank x7525w

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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about The Gulf Side Motel

Address: 552 1st St, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5108
Region: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
Price Range: £64 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Gulf Side Hotel Cedar Key
The Gulf Side Motel Cedar Key, Florida
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“Check out the photos of the rooms on their FaceBook page, as each room is different.”
 of 5 bubbles mmj4817, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All on one level, which was great for someone with back or health problems.”
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 of 5 bubbles deboraht93, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Room 9 is upstairs, might be a challenge for tall people.”
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 of 5 bubbles donOrlando, 14 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Every room is memorable.”
 of 5 bubbles jamiep563, 13 Dec 2014 | Read review
“There's only 8 rooms on even level, each decorated different with lots of love, some got kitchenette incl. dishes where you can cook your own caught fish. The Honeymoon Suite is located above the office with its own balcony and swing to overview the ocean, watching dolphins crossing.”
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 of 5 bubbles diesimi2014, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
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