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Faraway Inn

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed only one night in this little gem as we were passing through this part of Florida, and wished we could have hung out a little longer. We were fortunate to get cabin 1 which was across the street from the water. It was newly and nicely renovated and was neat, clean, cute and comfortable. It's walking distance to...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your Faraway Inn stay. We are so pleased you enjoyed our newly renovated cottage. We do hope you will be back again for a longer visit and please do tell your friends and family about beautiful Cedar Key Florida where ol fashion hospitality still prevails. Respectfully, Doreen...

Catawissa, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in room 11. New updates and repairs are top notch. Loved the full sized fridge. Super clean. Amazing staff who are attentive and helpful to every need. Sheets smelled so good and soft. We absolutely love Cedar Key. Our only regret is leaving. Shelly, Richard, Jackie, Oliver, & Doreen manage and operate the best gem of Florida.

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you much for taking time to write a review about your stay in Gulf View Room 11. We really went all out to make sure that our renovations were all done with our guests in mind. We are so glad you like the larger fridge. The nice smell of the linens is just an added bonus when you stay...

Melbourne, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Faraway Inn is by far the most convenient place to stay on the island. Away from the boaters but close enough to walk into town in10 minutes. And the hostess just made the stay so much better. The room is recently remodeled and in excellent condition. Everything you need to relax and/or have a great time. I will be back...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your Faraway Inn stay. We are so pleased to be back open at 100% and to be able to share our newly remodeled cottages and gulf view rooms with our wonderful visitors. Everything we did was with our guests needs and comforts in mind. We look forward...

Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here for one quick night on a drive north. Had never been to Cedar Key, but so glad I got off the highway. A local who stopped by at the gulf-front guest gazebo told me the inn was under 18 inches of water after a hurricane last fall, and that they'd done lots of renovation since then. That...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Faraway Inn and Cedar Key dining out. We are so pleased that you got off the highway to visit Cedar Key. We are even more pleased that you chose Faraway Inn and were pleasantly surprised with your cottage. It was a long difficult 8 months getting back up and...

Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Faraway Inn is one of the few remaining old Florida properties. It's a series of small cottages across the street from the ocean. The cottages have small kitchens and each is different. They rent golf carts on site and have kayaks and bicycles available for guests. They also accept pets for a fee. Staff is wonderful! They can't do...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your Faraway Inn stay. Our staff of stars is always trying to make our guest feel comfortable and happy as possible. The golf carts are great for island exploring and the kayaks and canoes are fun to explore the Gulf of Mexico. We have new bikes on order for...

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Very cute place and management goes above board in making your stay wonderful. Free kayaks and bicycles. Easy walk to town center and relaxing rockers out by the water. Grounds have beautiful gardens and eclectic decorations. Room comfortable with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. All is good!

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. Our staff of stars are very accommodating and want to please all guests the best best they can within reason. We still have a few things to work out in our newly opened rooms and the gardens are prepped for all new planting. We hope you visit Cedar Key again real soon...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The staff at the Faraway is wonderful and will get you anything that you need. The grills, sunset view, covered swings, and canoes/kayaks are also great amenities. They are undergoing some renovations from the storm this past fall and the new tile and furniture in the rooms are beautiful. In fact, the whole island is a happy place to be....

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review for Faraway Inn. Turtle says Meow! She loves her people and letting the dogs know who she is boss. So glad you enjoyed the amenities. Thrilled you enjoyed the rooms new look. We still have a few things to work out in our newly opened units and the gardens are prepped...

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We loved our little cottage. Full kitchen and very comfy beds. Made great use of the free canoes and kayaks. The bikes are in pretty bad state of disrepair, and only two were rideable, which was a bummer. Beautiful view of sunset on the swings by the water. Don't miss it. Shelly was very friendly and accommodating.

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your Faraway Inn stay. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and your cottage. Shely is our Faraway Inn mother treating everyone like family. We are fortunate to have her on our team. We have been so busy concentrating on getting our units open again since...

Paris, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We recently visited Faraway Inn and Cedar Key for the first time. It was as if we were visiting our friends who had a house on the coast and they thought of everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. Shely and Jamie were helpful and pleasant. Our cottage was clean, comfortable and well stocked. We love to...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Faraway Inn as your place to stay for your family get-a-way. Thank you also for understanding that Faraway Inn is still not at 100% yet. We are almost at the end of our repairs and recovery process from last years Labor Day storm Hermine. We are so pleased that you and the fur kids...

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We came last year for my birthday and we are back and have secured next year's reservation. We were concerned about the FarAway Inn with the storm last September. Our favorite room (gulf view 12 )was in the final stages of repair so our reservations changed and we were in cottage 2, which is very spacious and comfortable plus has...

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Thank you do much for your review. It sure helped to let others readers know Faraway Inn is almost done with repairs from last years Labor Day 2016 Hurricane Hermine. You are going to just love the updates and changes made to the Gulf View Rooms. Yes we still have our good energy at Faraway Inn. We just need to...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guests enjoy free use of canoes,kayaks, bicycles, grills, wifi, movies, books, games and more. Golf cart rentals available for our guests. We are located in a residential area within a 5 minute walk to down town and Dock Street. We are very pet friendly with no size or breed restrictions on dogs. We have ample boat parking/rinsing on site. Clean, comfortable, ground floor motel units and cottages equipped with a minimum of fridge, micro, coffee maker, toaster, cable, heat/air/fans. All pets are welcome as long as their humans are well behaved. Your stay helps to support mom and pop business and four local households and our community volunteer Trap Neuter Return program. Thank you for viewing our site and considering your stay with us. Faraway Inn was built in the early 1950's on the original site of the 19th Century Eagle Pencil Company Cedar Mill. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Faraway Inn

Address: 847 3rd St, PO Box 370, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5045
Region: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
Price Range: $111 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Faraway Hotel Cedar Key
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“Cabin 1 has a great view of the water. There's several motel rooms that face the water, too.”
margaretf891, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Gulf view rooms are super nice, a/c great. Love new remodel.”
dalinn2015, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Cottages 10 - 12 have the best view of the water.”
X8034QIjeffp, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are only 1-2 minutes walk to the ocean. The staff will help you determine the best cottage for your needs.”
islandtina, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Several of the newly renovated rooms have an awesome view of the Gulf!”
amarrocco, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
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