A phone call to Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront on the St. Johns River in Palatka, FL, confirmed Captain Siff’s information that the slips at this Quality Inn are for the use hotel guests only and are free when you rent a room. But should you wish to tie-up your boat and have a night in a bed that doesn’t rock, here is their webpage for location and phone: http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-palatka-florida-FL783
I visited this marina owned by the Quality Inn Hotel by land to check it out this past weekend on a car trip from Tampa to Jacksonvville. I asked about the rate per foot per night for transient dockage and was told by the front desk clerk that the docks are not rented out for transients but that dockage is free if you book a hotel room. There was not a boat at the marina dockage. I did not check out the Palatka City Dock but it may be an option. A call to the Quality Inn Hotel management may further clarify what I was told on my brief visit.