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Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon

2.5 of 5 4590 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 49 1/2, Marathon, FL 33050
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling from Key Largo to Key West we decided to break up the trip with a night at the Banana Bay. Having been to look at a few places, it was the receptionist Elizabeth that made this the best choice. Room was large, slightly dated but great for what we needed. The pool was great for the next morning. Very... More 

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

Good afternoon David_abroad1982: Thank you so much for a great review and for your comments about Elizabeth. She is truly one of our best assets at the guest service desk. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and know that we have great plans in store for the property. By this time next year we will have completely... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a very nice hotel with friendly staff. The rooms and bathrooms are big, and cosy decorated. Each room has a balcony, where one can sit and enjoy an Svenning drink or breakfast. There is a nice pool area, with a big pool and a pool bar. Really a nice place to visit while in the pay to the... More 

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

Good afternoon Lyside: And thank you for taking the time to review Banana Bay. I am glad our team was able to serve you in all your needs and you found them to be nice and hospitable. They truly are a great group of individuals and our property is known for having great service. I hope we have the opportunity... More 

new jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in June 2014. Very dirty room and hall ways, Broken shutters, peeling wall paper, stained furniture. Property is rundown also. I believe the the front building (where we stayed) is marked to be torn down. Paid over $170 per weeknight. Do your homework before booking.

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

Good afternoon gishdivesin: Thank you for your review from June of this year. Just wanted to let you know that Banana Bay is under new ownership and we have great plans to renovate the resort. Stay tuned for great news to come from us. Regards, Sig Varela General Manager More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

This very affordable hotel comes without great luxury - but is a good choice for a place to lay the head. There's a nice pool, and the room has a fridge - so while the hotel does not offer breakfast, we were able to buy our own at a nearby convenience store and enjoy it on the little balcony of... More 

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

Good afternoon Ditte A: And thank you very much for taking the time to review Banana Bay here. I am appreciative of your comments and am glad you enjoyed your time with us. I trust we will see you again in the future, particularly after we complete our renovations. It's always great to see past guests' faces when they have... More 

South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Large king bed overlooking marina and Gulf of Mexico facing north. Very helpful staff. Very pleasant. Near small but nice seafood restaurants. Short walk to stores and shops. WIFI and computer room reasonable speed

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

Good morning mikedcfi: And thank you for taking the time to review Banana Bay Marathon here. I am glad you enjoyed your time with is and our staff was able to please you. I trust this wont be the last time we see you. Please stay in touch with us for new and exciting changes coming to our resort in... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This resort is centrally located; has a fabulous marina; and the pool with its tiki bar is great. I stay here often for business. The large hot tub is nice and hot. Staff is very attentive and friendly. This is not a brand new Marriot style resort, but a really super keysey type place to stay.

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

Thank you very much Deb L for taking the time to review Banana Bay here. I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate very much your loyalty. As you pointed out, the property depicts more of the Keys living than one of the standard larger brands, and the staff is what really sets us apart. I hope... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I'm always in a good mood in the Keys and even when the hotel's mediocre because honestly even a rainy day in the Keys is better than a sunshiny day at work, right? I also don't put a lot of weight on my hotel since I don't go to the Keys to hang out in my hotel room. All that... More 

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

Good morning Jennifer S: And thank you very much for taking the time to review us here and for your candid feedback. I am glad to hear that you believe in 3 strikes, and can share with you that our property is indeed under new ownership and is scheduled for a complete renovation. As you mentioned, Banana Bay enjoys a... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

On arrival wanted drinks, machine not stocked so out of luck. No extra pillows, they were out. No coffee in room had to go to office and only choice was decaf. Room was musty and need updating. Balcony table broken and deck was a mess, need to sweep. Pool was fantastic hot tub great but watch out on decking there... More 

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

Good morning Kbpickles, and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. You'll be glad to know we have started to make improvements to the property along the same lines of what you commented on. Since your stay we have started to trim all the trees back, applied mulch to front entrance, and gravel to the boat parking... More 

Mobile
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Good location, witching walking distance of some restaurants and bars. On the Gulf with beautiful views. The pool was large with a nice deck area. The rooms were a little musty and outdated. The sheets seemed clean but not enough pillows, soap or coffee. All in all not bad for the value. I would recommend walking in if it's not... More 

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

Good afternoon DevaMobile: Thank you very much for taking the time to review us here. I am glad you found our property to meet your needs. You will be glad to know we have many changes planned for our property, which are designed to take that experience to a much higher level. Thank you for staying with us and stay... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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250 reviews 250 reviews
45 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 60
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