Ranch House Motel

Motel in Marathon

For the money, this friendly family-run place right off the highway is one of the best-value lodging options in the Keys. The owners go the extra mile to make guests feel at home.

The rooms are clean and well maintained, if somewhat frozen in the 1970s: wood-paneled walls and floral curtains evoke a bit of Keys nostalgia, while good beds, fridges, microwaves, coffeepots and wall-mounted TVs ensure the added features are up to date.