Let me first say that I have years of hotel resort management behind me. (Both in the US, as well as the Caribbean.)
When I arrived, I knew that this was an outdated motel, but I got the impression it was "cute and outdated". The only thing cute about it is the color of the outside units- bright pink. I had read the reviews on trip advisor, so I thought 1960's, cool.
The staff (Ryan) was nice at check in and nice on the phone. No problems with staff.
However, the moment we opened the door - all we smelled was a musty odor. Like a room that had not been used or aired out. We were in a duplex with small kitchen located in front of the bathroom door.
The duplex is away from the main building and down the back drive a ways, so you are surrounded by private homes. No problems with noise and very private. We did not have anyone on the other side of our duplex, so no noisy motel guests or from private homes.
We stayed in South Beach for 3 nights, Ft. Lauderdale for one, and 2 nights in Marathon at Sea Dell. This was the most expensive motel /hotel of all and by far, the worst.
I am diabetic and travel with syringes. I specifically asked that our room NOT be cleaned, as we were only there for two nights. They cleaned the room. I do this, as I do not like my medications and syringes to be in view of others. There is no safety lock box in the room.
Bathroom is old and outdated. Hairs on the sheets the first night we were there and towels dingy and old. I have pictures which I will try to upload. Kitchen was OK, although we didn't use it, as we were eating out. Mattress was harsh and I woke up with an aching back.
I would not stay there at all nor would I recommend it to anyone.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sea Dell Hotel Marathon
- Sea Dell Motel Marathon, Florida - Florida Keys