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Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon

4590 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 49 1/2, Marathon, FL 33050
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Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008
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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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dublin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

We called at several motels on the us1 in Marathon before deciding on the banana bay, which was by far the best and most beautiful, (the same price per night as the Black fin motel next door which had no view, no windows and certainly no charisma) The rooms with the ocean view were by far the best, waking up... More 

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miami
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

We had a horrible experience! There were dust bunnies all over the walls and all over the furniture. The rug was smelly and seemed damp. The air conditioning vent, filled with what looked like black mold. There were brown stains everywhere! Long brown drips on walls!? HOW did the management not see this? The grounds smelled of trash. The ice... More 

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Charlotte
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2008

Everything that was told by the prior victims is an understatement. This must be by far the worst hotel in Florida, or maybe the Country. To honor the name of this hotel, the beds feel like a big banana, your head and feet will be way over the rest of your body and if you are luck and can get... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2008

We recently stayed at the Banana Bay Resort in Marathon. Prior to going, we checked the travel advisor and were admittedly a bit skeptical because of some of the reviews. Prior to following through, we spoke to Kimberly, the general manager, who reassured us that we would be pleasantly surprised. We are so glad we went. Our experience was fantastic.... 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 lovely comments. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you return soon and often! More 

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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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 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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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 

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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 

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