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Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   4590 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 49 1/2, Marathon, FL 33050
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a bit perplexed by some of the bad reviews that Banana Bay has gotten. This is the quintessential Florida Keys resort. I am in the Keys every other month and Banana Bay is where I stay. If you're looking for a brand new, five star Hilton, then Marathon is not the place for you to ever consider visiting. If... More

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Sigfrido V, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Good morning CaptainMHB: And thank you very much for your review and great feedback about Banana Bay. As you pointed out, Banana Bay is the quintessential Florida Keys resort, and now under new management. We have great plans to take this jewel to the next level in the coming months. I appreciate you sharing with the readers here your experience... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I begin... let me start with positive: Marina nice, view we had overlooking Marina was nice. Staff nice, but over worked. Ok, now the negative: dirty filthy place! From the carpet to the walls, jacuzzi, pool, bed, bathroom. Rm 414. See the many pictures attached. Says it all! I wrote in my reservation request, no mold or mildew... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Should have known something was wrong with place when they ran the total bill on my CC when checked in. Usually, have CC info and run at end of stay... the room was filthy!! Pictures have been posted. The only reason we stayed was because no vacancy any place else because of Lobster season. The bed so so old, I... More

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Peter P, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Greetings I am truly sorry your stay at Banana bay did not meet your expectations. As the General Manager I take full resposibility for the experince and service you received. We are moving forward in upgrading our systems as we speak. The Tiki Bar at the pool is opened Wednesday thru Sunday weather allowing. Only Beer and wine are served... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you are in this place you feel like in the 80's. But it's not a concept it's just old, dirty, a badly kept hotel. The pool is awful and dirty. People are nice. It's not too expensive for the area but it's not romantic and not lovely. There is a marina and it's beautiful to walk along the ocean... More

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Sigfrido V, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Good afternoon rainbows_unicorns: And thank you very much for your candid feedback. I appreciate the opportunity to share with you that our property is now under new management. Significant changes can be expected which will positively impact our guests' stay. If you have an opportunity to visit us again, please request a room in the marina building. I am sure... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

good deal for your money, you drive back behind the office into the resort. maybe outdated but for the price you can not beat it. and you will not be living in you room. very peaceful and quiet with a large pool. nice ice machines. bed was hard only down fall. would stay again

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Sigfrido V, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Good afternoon dchampoldfields: Thank you for a great review. You are correct; we have very attractive pricing for the area and our pool is one of the largest in Marathon as well. Banana Bay & Marina is the perfect place for a quite getaway. We hope you come back soon and enjoy some of the Florida Keys good living. We... More

parrish,fl34219
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The banana bay resort is older but has character. I stayed there in march and got the last room available which just happened to have a fantastic view straight out onto the gulf.I would;t suggest this place if your looking for the fancy type of place but it sure is a relaxing spot to chill out in. The pool during... More

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Sigfrido V, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Good afternoon islandtime4ever: Thank you for a good review and for taking the time to talk about us here. I agree with you in that the minute you arrive you get to experience true Florida Keys living. Banana Bay is all about rest and relaxation and I am glad we were able to get you that one last room. Hopefully... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When we were checking into this hotel, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful foliage and pool area. The pool was large with a hot tub. When we actually got to our room, however, we were displeased. The room smelled musty and was very out-dated. We made our way to the pool and were enjoying ourselves until a homeless person... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Nothing like banana bay says it is. The room was not clean. The pool was nasty. Wads of hair in pool along with other debri. Second day they opened pool without cleaning it. The tiki bar only had a couple beers in fridge. Had liquor license but no-one stocked bar. The arcade and restaurant were closed and apparently have been... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

First note, this place just took new ownership, so hopefully a year from now things could be different. For now, this place is NOT worth the price. Though the marina has a beautiful sunset view, and the location is great, the motel itself is in dire need of TLC. This was our second try. The walls and doors were so... More

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Peter P, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Greetings and thank you for your review Banana Bay. I am sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. Yes we are under new ownership but still I am concerned by the experience you had. It troubles me when a simple thing like extra pillows were not delivered to your room. I have addressed this with housekeeping as well... More

Hobe Sound, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went down for a day of fishing. Great service and clean rooms. Price was right. Good stay with no surprises. Perfect for two nights. Staff was attentive and quick to respond to our not being able to sign on the internet. It was our fault but staff's response was almost instantaneous.

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Peter P, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Greetings and thank you for your kind review of Banana Bay Resort. I am especially glad the staff was attentive and was able to make your stay an enjoyable one. We look forward to your next stay at Banana Bay and hope you continue to visit our place in Paradise. Please feel free to contact me at anytime. Thank you... More

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Address: 4590 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 49 1/2, Marathon, FL 33050
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon 2.5*
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