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Seashell Beach Resort
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Nice, cheap Hotel on the way to Key West.
Good for a 1- or 2-day stay. For a longer stay... the street is
to near by... except you have an ocean front-room!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We really enjoyed the place. People who are looking for opulence need to look elsewhere. this is a 1950's era no frills resort. Our rooms (#1 for 3 nights and #7 for one night (we extended our stay)), were clean with equipped kitchens and cold air conditioning. Two grocery stores are 8 miles away on Hwy 1. We loaded up on eats and cooked for ourselves. Both of our rooms had unobstructed ocean views and plenty of peace and quiet.

The staff were accommodating and friendly. The front office manager was very nice. They leave your room key in an envelope in a box for guests arriving after 6pm. Check in time is 3pm, checkout at 11am. There's a sign that lists extra fees for early/late check in/out times. We moved from room #1 to room #7 and were given the key at 11:15 with no fee.

The property is well kept and reasonably up to date. Staff were painting the outside of our building while we were hanging out in the sun. All rooms have digital cable and there's free wireless internet access worked in both rooms which were on opposite sides of the property.

We would definitely recommend this property to others and will likely stay here again if we find ourselves in the Keys.

Room Tip: Room 1 had two beds in separate areas. No doors, but a bit of privacy if two couples are sharing th...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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246 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

En route to this hotel, I read the reviews. Wish I'd read them carefully before made reservations! About all that I can say that's positive is that the couple in the room next to us we're great! We were all hanging out on the beach and the balcony because the LAST place you'd want to be is the room. Peeling paint, plastic chairs, a toilet that had to be flushed five times before it was empty, a shower that we discovered (in the morning) didn't work. It isn't often that I feel compelled to check for bedbugs, but I did here. Oh, and the tide was so far out that all Bill could fish in was a big mud flat. Way overpriced for what you don't get.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Oak Island, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

I stay at Seashell Beach Resort year after year. Its the real Florida that I remember as a boy. If you think going to Orlando is visiting Florida than stay out of the Keys. If you like quiet and beautiful views this is the place to be. Take a spin in the Kayack. Grill some fish and share it with your neighbors. Visit the State Parks nearby. Go fishing on the party boat in Marathon. There are many nice bathing beaches close to Grassy Key. Take a day and drive to Key West (Keep Florida Green$). Bea is a wonderful host, you will be glad you stayed here.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

My wife and I just returned from a 5-night stay at the Seashell Beach Resort. After reading all of the mixed reviews online, we wasn't sure what to expect. We were both very pleasantly surprised. We stayed in Room 9, which is the King Studio with ocean view. It is a basic room but has recently been renovated so it was very clean and fresh. It has a full kitchen so we were able to buy groceries and do our cooking in the room. The king-sized bed was a little firm for my liking but that's the only complaint I have. This time of year (January) the sunrise is viewable from the room and balcony. We got up every morning to watch it. We did not expererience the odors some reviewers mentioned. The beach is clean and, more importantly, quiet. No jet skis or motor boats were seen or heard our entire time there. Housekeeping was very courtious and responded to all of our requests (extra towels etc.) and the room was always made up by early afternoon. It's conveniently located a few miles from downtown Marathon so it's again, quiet. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Room 9 is perfect for couples! Clean and comfortable.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

If you're in need of a place to stay overnight, this hotel is ok but I wouldn't stay for any other reason. It's not a resort, they don't have a pool or any amenities. The room was extremely outdated and dire need of just even some minimal sprucing up. The bed was extremely uncomfortable, it was sunken in the middle so I had to make an effort to not roll over on my kids.
Lots of road noise.
For what we paid, definitely not worth the stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Seashell Beach Resort

Property: Seashell Beach Resort
Address: 57612 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 57.5, Marathon, FL 33050-5625
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Seashell Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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