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Key Lantern Motel and Blue Fin Inn

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Beatrice, Nebraska
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Right off the bat, if you're of the crowd that enjoys spending hundreds if even thousands of dollars a night on lodging, this is not where you want to stay. On the other hand, if you're like my wife and I and want the *BEST* bang for the buck on the Keys, look no further than the Blue Fin Inn...

1Thank Erin L
Cedar Lake, Indiana
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We have stayed here numerous times on our way through the Keys. A no frills CLEAN retro motel for a great price! Convenient to the Lorelei and a few other local bars. Love it! Staff is always friendly.

Thank Sandra T
Oak Grove, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is the second time I have stayed at this motel. There are two older strip motels side-by-side. The first time several years ago I was in the more northerly one, which I think is the Blue Fin side (not positive). It was a very clean although spartan concrete block building. This time I was in the other side, which...

Thank LinksKat
Fort Erie
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Motel room was older but clean and well equipped. If you are looking for a reasonably priced place to lay your head and have a shower this is it. The staff is friendly and accommodating and the location can't be be beat. Felt like what Florida must have been like in the early days before the high end retreats that...

1Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay, right next door to Lorelie's where the food, music and atmosphere is perfect. Go down to the water, watch sunset and have a drink. Rooms are clean and well kept. Best place in Islamorada for the money!!

2Thank redsoxqueen
Upstate New York
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Old rooms, but adequate for our needs. TV is new but small. In the Keys how much time are you spending in the room? Right next door to Lorelei. Friendly staff. Don't expect the ritz, the beds and bathroom were clean. We stayed 2 nights. Would stay again.

2Thank chorusgurrl
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you are traveling on a budget, you honestly can't beat Key Lantern, Blue Fin Inn. This was a spur of the moment trip for my husband and I to go scuba diving and honestly, this hotel snob had rather spend money on the diving than the room. We stayed two nights. Staff is friendly and rooms are clean. One...

3Thank scjcj
Cape Charles, Virginia
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My sis and I stayed at the Key Lantern for a family wedding while the majority of the group stayed at a resort across the street, and we couldn't have been happier! The room was clean, the beds were firm and comfortable, and having a kitchen was super helpful (got an efficiency) - we even had a toaster. You sacrifice...

2Thank Maargvark
Reviewed 20 November 2016

It's a low budget motel, but great location directly off Highway 1 and a very short (1 minute) walk to Lorelei's cafe overlooking the sea. Those expecting the Hilton are probably looking in the wrong place, this is a typical budget American Motel, with rooms spread out in individual units. However, it's good value and the owners were flexible and...

Thank CraigMoss75
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I live in Fort Lauderdale and I've stayed here twice in the summer of 2016 while scuba diving in the Keys. It's an older, no frills, but well maintained motel. The staff is friendly, the area feels safe and the rooms are clean. You're able to park your car RIGHT IN FRONT of your door which is great when lugging...

1Thank DigitalGreg

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Key Lantern Motel and Blue Fin Inn

Address: 82150 Overseas Hwy, PO Box 484, Islamorada, FL 33036-3673
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Price Range: ₹ 2,521 - ₹ 4,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We enjoyed Key Lantern's room #2 right up front.”
207erinl, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The eats rooms (toward the water / away from the office) have a poor wifi signal”
DigitalGreg, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“depends if you want quiet, in which case any room is good”
418dennisa, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“It's a small one level motor inn... all the rooms are about the same.”
debbiesG5329MP, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Second floor is cheaper with less vehicle parking noise. You CAN carry a bike upstairs.”
wwoodrich, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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