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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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ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

Recently my three year old son and I vacation in the Florida Keys. Our stay at Banana Bay was awesome. Our view from our room was great. When he was still sleeping I would sit on our balcony and enjoy the peacfulness and the landscape. You have a perfect view of the sunset every night, and the fishing was alway... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Sometimes folks forget to let resorts know when we do something right! We'll share your comments with our staff and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2008

We have stayed at the Banana Bay Resort in Key West several time and have had a wonderful time. The hotel is very clean and quite, this is not the case for the hotel in Marathon. This hotel has been ridden hard and put away wet. The room had debris left behind by the previous guest, mold in the bathroom,... More 

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

Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. You obviously had a room that was not updated! We are currently in the process of replacing some of the tired wallpaper with a knock - down texture and fresh paint. We've replaced carpet and we are currently undergoing marina reconstruction. We hope that you'll return for a fresh, new experience! More 

Ft Lauderdale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

Room was not clean! Items left over from last guest! Hair from the last guest was in one of my bed! STAY AWAY FROM BANANA BAY

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BananaBayGM, Kimberly Hayden, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

We're truly sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. We at Banana Bay do take pride in the fact that we have an awesome housekeeping staff. Our sheets are laundered every day, with the exception of our eco-friendly guest that request no bed change during their stay. We hope you return and give us the opportunity to show... More 

Barrington, Illinois
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39 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2008

We were booked to stay for four nights, but stayed only one when we saw that they had no beach to speak of. When I spoke to the reservations agent prior to booking he said they had a beach and that was my number one priority in choosing a place to stay.. They allowed us to cancel, at which point... More 

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BananaBayGM, Kimberly Hayden, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We truly appreciate guest feedback. Our marina is currently under reconstruction and the small, sandy sunning beach will be better than ever! Our maintenance staff is currently replacing wallpaper in guest rooms and bathrooms with a more modern "knockdown" type textured walls. It looks great and we hope you come back and check us out... More 

Gainesville, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

Let me start off by saying this resort is definitely not a Marriot or a Hilton, so if you're looking for a mainstream hotel with the comforts you'd come to expect from such, then don't stay here. I went down to Marathon with the idea of having a great getaway weekend, and I did just that. This resort is tucked... More 

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BananaBayGM, Kimberly Hayden, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments! We love sharing our tropical paradise with guests like you! We are currently updating many guest room features, as well as our marina and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Cheshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2008

I located this accommodation from a guide book and was not disappointed. It has a bit of a retro feel to it, rather like an older motel but that's OK. The property is set in wonderful greenery and is well placed on Marathon, a nice stop on the way down the Keys. From here you can go o the Dolphin... More 

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BananaBayGM, Kimberly Hayden, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are always happy to share our little corner of paradise with guests such as yourself! More 

Chicago, IL
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2008

We stayed at Banana Bay Resort and Marina in Key West Florida on Christmas day/night 2007. The hotel was very clean and very quiet. They don't advertise it very much, but the hotel is adult only and the pool is clothing optional. The pool was warm and clean. The lounges were some of the most comfortable we've ever had. A... More 

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cape cod ma
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2007

I have been staying at Banana Bay for over 25 years. I have been there during every season but now because of my work schedule I have the luxury of having the month of December off. I would consider no other property to stay at but Banana Bay. The front desk has gone above and beyond expectations. One year I... More 

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boston, ma
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5 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2007

My husband and I were on our way down to Key West and decided that we might like to stay a night at one of the other keys. We passed the Banana Bay in Marathon and decided to see if it was affordable. We got a room in the front guest house for less than $100, and it was worth... More 

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miami florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2007

I travel to the florida keys on buisnes at least two times per month. I have stayed at at just about every hotel, motel and resort in the middle and lowers keys and i must say that banana bay has impressed me enough to write a comment or two. The resort is under new managment and I must say its... 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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