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Blue Marlin Motel
Ranked #35 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“i used to like this place”
Reviewed 16 October 2011

I used to like this place .Now i love this place .i stayed here four years ago and liked it ,they made a lot of changes since then. Now i love this place.The rooms were huge, bigger than some suites i've stayed in and it is beautiful.The room was spotless ,as usual,the staff friendly and knowledgable. Cant wait the stay there again,

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

Stayed there last year and returned again a few nights ago. Still very good value, close to Duval street. Clean and quiet, would recommend even has breakfast included in the price.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Regensburg, Germany
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

The rooms are quite big for a Motel and clean. Rooms have quite a big fridge. The pool is located in the center of the Motel and was clean and nice as well.
For Key West the prices are OK however you can forget the breakfast buffet. This is really below average. The buffet is next to the registration and you have to take food and drinks back to your room (where you don't have a table to eat it...).
Overall we can recommend this Motel. It ois a little bit off the action but in walking distance to every place you want to visit.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here with another couple during the last week of July and I must admit that at first I was a bit nervous because their rates were rather low in comparison to other nearby places that had vacancy. However, upon seeing our room, we were pleasantly surprised! The room was extremely clean and bright. Even the swimming pool was clean and refreshing! It was only a few blocks from the "main section" of Duval Street (it took us about 10 minutes to walk there). Furthermore, it is only around the corner from the Southern Most Point landmark (a great tourist photo opportunity)! I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this establishment to anyone who is traveling to key west.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Atlanta Ga.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2011

I stayed at this motel sept. 19th-23rd and it is convenient to Duval St. southern most point beach and there is a local grocery store right next door and you can rent bikes around the corner and they have free parking but not guarenteed it is first come first parked. The staff was wonderful and helped book a snorkling outing and we had a blast. The rooms are clean and the 2nd floor rooms have flat screen tv's i'm not sure but i think they are redoing the 1st floor rooms but some still have older fridge and decor.Me ,my mother and sister went for getaway trip.Pool area a plus and never crowed.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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dBranham, General Manager at Blue Marlin Motel, responded to this review, 3 October 2011
Price is as important as amenities and we think we offer a good value. Thanks for letting us know that the property and the staff met your expectations.
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

We had been travelling florida and key west was our last destination, we had no hotel booked on arrival as we were not sticking to a time scale, we wanted a fairly cheap hotel, however this was not easy to find! We stayed at the blue marlin as it had parking and included breakfast. When we got to the room we were surprised at how big it was, the room was clean and had the best bed i have ever slept in! The air con was amazing! We arrived mid afternoon and it was 100 degrees! The pool was small but enough as we didnt spend much time there. However we were dissapointed with the breakfast as there was only toast and coffee. The hotel cost more for 2 nights than the hotel in orlando did for 7 nights! However i would definatley go back

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Was pleasantly surprised to find this motel equipped with large rooms, quiet air con, plenty of parking and free breakfast to take back and eat in your room.

The pool was great in the middle of the car park, which was never busy. Good location at the quiet end of duval st but near the southern most point and the brilliant butterfly consevatory. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: Blue Marlin Motel
Address: 1320 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-3114
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Marlin Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-story Motel located 1 block from town center & 3 blocks from ocean. ... more   less 
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