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Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel
Ranked #4 of 17 Marathon B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Total 1950's iconic Keys style motel. Three of us girls had a blast. Kim and Steve were delightful hosts. If we had a boat - we could have been on the water in a minute!
Everything was close by. This place was super clean. Thanks Kim and Steve for making it a wonderful girl trip!

Room Tip: All rooms have a water view.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Only a few rooms but ours, room 2 was huge! bathroom is tiny but it does the job. Very clean and safe. I stayed here with my 2 10 year old boys, and the fishing was so great. You walk out the sliding glass door right onto the docks! Great for divers too. It is not fancy but very fitting with the rustic island style. If you want to feel pampered and have turn down service, look somewhere else, but if you need an affordable place for your family that adds to your vacation, check this cute place out. Our room, (2) could have easily been a perfect place for a week long stay. Great pool, quiet. This is our go to for all of our upcoming Key vacations!

Room Tip: The higher the room number the closer to the pool.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We stayed here in mid March for several days. Rooms were clean, had everything we needed. The room we were in had a kitchenette with full size refrigerator, small stove with an oven and sink. There was an assortment of dishes, pans and silverware.
The rooms have a rear sliding glass door that opens out onto a canal that connects to the Vaca Cut. Several guests had their boats tied up right in back of their rooms. Outside there are grills to cook, a small sitting area overlooking the canal, a fish cleaning station and a nice pool.
Steve and Kim were accommodating and helpful pointing out local places they recommended.
Bottom line - there are fancier places to stay (with higher prices). If you're looking for good, clean, quiet accommodations with a pool this is a nice place to stay. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great budget friendly place to stay, close to everything and friendly helpful managers with a heart. Thanks to Kim and Steve, who refunded my first reservation when my father died last year. Not many places would be willing to do that. Five of the eight rooms have kitchenettes, which helps save money on eating out costs! Excellent place for anglers with a boat since it has a few spots to pull right up to the motel and also a boat ramp. Nice clean pool, picnic area and grills. Clean and quaint 50's style rooms, so don't expect the Ritz Carlton.

Room Tip: 5 rooms offer a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and stove.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We needed a place to stay for one night before we could check in to the house we were renting the next day. It was one of the few places that I could find that would sleep 5 people. Two double beds and a cot. It was spacious enough, and it was really very clean! We weren't there very long, but enjoyed the property. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel

Address: 12020 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3525
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range: $232 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our rooms are updated annually. We are an Old Keys Motel with True Keys ambiance. Our only link to modern technology is Wireless Internet and cable TV. We are small, quiet, peaceful, and truly have the cleanest rooms in the area. Our customers are largely repeat guests. ... more   less 
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