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Reviewed 6 February 2014

There aren't too many motels left like Ranch House. It's like stepping back in time to the 1950s. But that's not bad at all here. This great little motel has been updated appropriately (wifi, flat screen TV with cable, A/C, etc.) but it has all the old-time American charm of Florida before the corporate mega resorts showed up. Parking is...

4Thank Sean-Indy
Salisbury, Maryland
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I had a similar experience to the previous reviewer, "Nostalgic Memories." My husband and I also visited Marathon and the lower Keys over New Year's. We drove onto the Keys one evening intending to catch a sunset near Islamorada and then, because we had no reservation, drive back out to find a place to stay. However, we just kept going...

3Thank Chalupamom
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 4 January 2014

I am a native Floridian and have travelled the State for many years, since my childhood in the 60s and 70s. This trip, I went to Marathon for diving, fishing and taking in the revelry of Key West on New Years Eve. I visited at a time that most other motels in the Keys were booked and those rooms that...

3Thank Hank C
Reviewed 6 December 2013

I stayed at this hotel based solely on reviews. I sure am glad these reviews were correct. This is a older locally owed motel. Although it is dated it is by no means outdated. My room had recently been renovated with new tile throughout. the room was in immaculate shape. The towels were great and the sheets smelled great. Diana...

1Thank im4jesus
Rochester Hills
Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

I am very leary of local hotels based on reviews. Stumbled across Ranch House and thought I would give it a try. I usually stay at Holiday Inn Express but felt that it was too high priced for what you get. Diane is a very nice lady that gives personal service that is refreshing. You can tell she takes pride...

3Thank Michael199199
Reviewed 3 March 2013

The place was clean, the owner was helpful, but the place is just to close to Hwy 1--which never sleeps. There is no beach/ocean access. Tripadvisor wants me to say more, but there isn't much to add. There's an ice machine. The flat screen TV is tiny.

Thank suzwil67
State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Nothing fancy, but perfectly adequate for a short trip to the Keys. The owner Diana is very nice and helpful and available for questions and suggestions. I chose this motel because I didn't want to drive all the way to Key West from Miami and it was a great choice. Diana suggested going to Sombrero Beach, a city park a...

Thank Chefcorr2012
Santee, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We flew into Tampa on Friday, January 18th. We rented Harley's and rode to Marathon on Saturday. Ms. Diane was waiting for us when we got there. She had actually tried to call to check on us as we were running late. The room was very clean and very comfortable. The best night sleep my husband had in several weeks....

1Thank Christy M
Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We enjoyed the Ranch House Motel in Marathon. All the reviews said "friendly and clean" which is all we really needed. And indeed it was as all the reviews said. Diana is very nice, and made friends with our 8 yr old son instantly. She gave us good tips on things to see. Location is exactly in the middle of...

Thank RAM B
reading, pa
Reviewed 27 December 2012

We found Diane to be quite charming and very welcoming. She offered us a slice of her homemade key lime pie, which was great. The motel is nothing fancy but it is very clean and the bed was comfortable. It was surprisingly quiet being so close to the road. We were torn between staying here or at the Tropical Cottages...

Thank initfrfn

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Address: 7251 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3134
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Ranch House Hotel Marathon
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“our windows faced another building...so we had no trouble with highway noise.”
 of 5 bubbles LL51USA, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Marathon is a good place to stay and visit Key West in 2 days”
 of 5 bubbles m_laniem798, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in 5 and 10. Both spotless, 5 roomier and completely updated. 10 sleeps 3 and is at the end, furthest from road. Both great choices.”
 of 5 bubbles ERB52, 19 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The property is right on the highway, so the vehicular traffic slows down at night but never completely stops. Higher room numbers are further from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles Chefcorr2012, 26 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Room #11 is the biggest with a kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles carpenter3455, 13 Dec 2012 | Read review
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