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“Relaxing and clean”
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White Sands Inn
Ranked #6 of 17 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 October 2013

pleasant with great views.... Quiet. Beautiful sunrise. Couldn't ever get a free kayak though. Well stocked kitchen for cooking. Nice comfortable beds. Free parking. Books to loan. Great hammock where you can hear the sea breeze in the palms over your head....but still hear Highway 1 some too..... Relaxing and very good for price. Would be excellent for family. ..........................Hope yall enjoy this central location in the keys....close to everything.....as much as we did!!

Room Tip: Stayed in sunrise suite. Nice for a family.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

I stayed here for a wedding and the hotel room was clean and neat. The staff was very friendly. Hotel was very unique and definitely allows you to have the key west experience. The scenery was beautiful and quiet. There are several places around the hotel where you can just relax and hang out enjoying the scenery. The pool area was well taken care of and a nice area to just sit back and relax. There are lots of palm trees and huts for shade. The views of the ocean are incredible, especially at sunset. Open grassy areas are perfect for weddings and other events. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

My husband and I were married here in April 2012. We loved it so much that within 2 months time, we had given away most of our worldly possessions and packed the rest in a 17 ft Uhaul and moved to the Keys permanently to begin our life together as husband and wife in Paradise. We often come back to the White Sands Inn for weekend getaways even though we live only minutes away. We consider it our personal slice of paradise. After reading some of the reviews, I was compelled to write my own so that everyone will know what The White Sands Inn is really about. Many people have been put off because of the seagrass here, but the Keys are not about pristine beaches. The Florida Keys are designated by the Federal Government as a marine sanctuary. We cherish and protect our abundant wildlife. This limits the ability to disturb the natural habitat that exists for these animals. To see the beauty, you have to look past the seagrass and the muck and appreciate all the life that exists here. Our Ocean and its shores are home to many remarkable species. White Sands Inn is a quaint little Inn. The rooms are clean and you will find hospitality at its finest. For all of you nature lovers, I recommend White Sands Inn! As far as the negative remarks regarding the biting insects, well welcome to the tropics and make sure you pack your bug spay!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

My family and I stayed at the Inn over Spring Break this year. We will return for our daughter's wedding in a few weeks. None of us had ever stayed in the Keys before and were expecting a beach. Sandy beaches are not a Keys experience. The Inn is practically in the ocean with a wonderful breeze 24/7. We are water people so the grassy shore was lovely to us and we didn't notice any unpleasant smells. Lots of interesting things to see at low tide. There are hammocks and a nice pool with seating nearby. There are grills for cooking and outstanding views. We didn't really use the maid service. She brought us towels and toiletries and TP every day and left us alone the rest of the time. She was very friendly and efficient. If you are looking for a beach cottage experience, this is a terrific place to spend a week! If you want resort facilities, stay at a resort. My only complaint would be that the linens were well worn. I have a rental in OC, Md, so I know it's hard to keep linens in pristine condition. .. The rest of the stay was wonderful and I prefer to give my $ to a small family-owned business than a large chain. Stay here. You won't be sorry!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights over Labor Day weekend, 2013. We stayed in room #2, the Paradise Room. The room was extremely clean and had a tropical decor. As you lay in bed and look out the door to the room, the only thing you see is white sand and a perfect view of palm trees and the ocean. Stunning!! Our room was about 5 ft. from the sand and closer than 15 ft. to the water. The pool was extremely clean and the water temperature was wonderful. It sits on the sand overlooking the ocean. It doesn't get anymore perfect than that.The staff and other guests were very welcoming. We had a great time. The folks, for example: "snorkler26", have it wrong. The property was nowhere near a swamp!! It was simply situated on the ocean and naturally affected by the tides.We would go back again and again!!!

Room Tip: room #2 and #3, however, I'm sure they're all quite lovely. They all sit on the sand and ju...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in this hotel which is about 90 mins drive from Key West. Beautiful location with ocean views as promised. Decent basic accommodation. Would recommend a restaurant called The Island about 3 miles South of the White Sands Inn. Only downside at the Inn was loads of seaweed in the sea, and not the greatest smell in the world. Overall though a really beautiful place to stay. We paid about 180 dollars per night plus tax for a family room.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

The room we stayed in (Key Lime) was clean and adequate, but the outdoors on this property is abominable. It is not clear from the photos or motel website that it is on a polluted swamp with a strong rotting smell and filled with biting insects. You cannot jump in the water here because of the mud and sea grass and disgusting muck and that it is less than a foot deep for a long ways out. We did not expect a beach or sand but did expect to be able to swim in the water and were very disappointed. After the first day being bitten head to toe I was on 24/7 Benadryl to counteract the intense allergic reaction, unlike any mosquito bites I've ever had.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about White Sands Inn

Address: 57622 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 57.5 Oceanside, Marathon, FL 33050-5625
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range: £57 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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