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Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   4590 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 49 1/2, Marathon, FL 33050
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Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Marathon
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
40 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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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Genève
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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

old fields
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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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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