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Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

For a funky, 50's Keys place the Royal Hawaiian Motel/Botel does a great job! The room was very clean, with a full kitchen and stocked with cookwear and dishes. We saved tons of money cooking in our room. Excellent value and service and perfect to bring our 26 ft. Sailboat to and keep docked behind our room. Our family of...

Thank SailorGirlDKH
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We stayed two nights. Room was spotless, staff very friendly and accomodating. The hotel is right next to the highway, so easy to find, yet we didn't hear the traffic at night at all. This is the only place on the keys we stayed at so I have nothing to compare it with but I can't imagine you get a...

1Thank Calvin862013
Chatham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We stayed for 7 nights over Christmas at the Royal Hawaiian Motel and had a wonderful time. The location is great so we were able to travel daily throughout the Keys. The rooms were spotlessly clean and well equipped. Housekeeping was thorough as was the service. We enjoyed the pool daily and cocktails nightly on the dock. The managers were...

1Thank nab24
New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 December 2013

There was a terrible sweet smell. Then, there was this big tree trunk on top of your head. Why was it there?! Talk about unlucky. Also, washing your hands was very tricky. The soap was mushy too. When you open the slide door, the is a fish smell. GROSS

3Thank Eddie g
rhmb30, Owner at Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience for your one night stay. Apparently no research was done on the area you were visiting. Therefore that explains the lack of knowledge about the very authentic Keys style Driftwood Lamps that are one of a kind! And very hard to find. Let me also explain when you are...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 20 December 2013

This hotel is very close to the main road. The traffic noise from road is intrusive for much of the day and night. The smell in the room was revolting, which gave me bad headaches. I also found hair in the bathroom. It was my big mistake to choose this hotel to stay.

1Thank bjchmeacc
rhmb30, Owner at Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are sorry your experience for your one night stay was not a pleasant one. Unfortunately, it is hard to control outside noise and sea air smell, when guests leave windows and glass sliding doors open. At this time of the year being located on the water, the North Winds bring in...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Several of my friends and family were looking for nice place to stay with accommodations for fishing as well. Fortunately, we were able to locate the Royal Hawaiian Motel. The motel met our expectations and beyond. The hospitality and the services were outstanding. Furthermore, the rooms were very clean and comfortable; with great view of our boats at all times....

Thank JR_FTRIP001
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This motel is affordable, peaceful and cute! It is great for boaters. There is a quiet pool area beautifully landscaped. The office was very friendly and helpful. Great location! The room had a kitchen and 2 beds which was very clean. I would stay there again.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

This was our first time to the keys and we happened upon this place. What a gem! We stayed another night in Marathon because the room was so awesome in every aspect. The ambiance,the cleanliness, the location...it was cozy and comfy. There's a boat dock outside the sliding back door which was tiled and spotless with benches to sit and...

Thank Patti B
Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We have been visiting the Keys every year for the last 23 years, we used to camp nearby and we had also stayed at some bed & breakfast places, but for the last two years we had stayed at the Royal Hawaiian Motel, not only for the convenience of having our boat docked right outside our room with easy access...

1Thank IRENE D
Auburndale, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I stayed at the location from Oct. 11 through Oct. 16th with my girlfriend. We were welcomed as soon as we pulled in the parking area. The owners and managers were always there when you needed them. The room is an older room but was very clean and very comfortable. The nice part about the visit was the free dock...

1Thank Kevin-n-Amy

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel

Address: 12020 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3525
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Price Range: RM568 - RM946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal Hawaiian Motel / Botel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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