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Gulf View Waterfront Resort

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58743 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Gulf View Waterfront Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed here multiple times with family and friends and have always had a pleasant stay. This time we stayed in room 15 and the bed was more comfortable than my own and the shower was amazing! This is always my go to place when I stay down here and will definitely return.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Centrally located in the middle Keys, Gulf View Waterfront Resort is a fantastic destination for those looking for a comfortable, but on budget option. The staff, though small, is attentive, personal, and extremely approachable. They have a deep understanding and appreciation for the area. This place has all the charm I was hoping to find on my trip. Can't recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Have been to the keys many times and stayed in some horrible places. This is definitely NOT one of those! We have been twice now and cannot wait to go back! The family that owns it is so very nice . The grounds were kept clean and pool was really nice to escape the keys heat. Only... More 

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GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for recommending the Gulf View. We are happy to hear that this was your second time to the resort and that you would choose us for future stays. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great resort with very friendly staff. Free kayaks and canoes. Bike and fishing pole rentals. Boat ramp and trailer storage for a fee. Friendly pet bird that talks to you! Dolphin research center next door. And, really fun restaurant / bar within walking distance.

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GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear John & Carter, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you have a good time at the resort. We are also glad that you were able to enjoy the tropical birds. Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From beginning to end, Mike was friendly, informative and professional. Rooms were clean with good size frig, even had dish soap and kitchen towels. Pool area is beautiful. Grounds were very pleasant to enjoy. We had coffee in the mornings down by the water. Kayaks were a great bonus. We would definitely come back.

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GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the grounds and the coffee provided daily. We are so happy to hear that you would love to come back. Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Sarasota Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The motel is actually on Grassy Key just north of Marathon. It is a family owned business with a nice web site to show you what they offer. Great swimming pool with view of water. The motel lets you use all their paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks for free while staying at the property. The rooms are clean and neat.... More 

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GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the pool and water views as well as the kayaks and paddle boats. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are back again for our second trip. Michael and Stephanie, the owners, are awesome people and keep a great place. The entire staff are always smiling and happy. It's nice to go to a family run place and receive true hospitality. We stayed in the two bedroom room and it was perfect for us. We could cook in the... More 

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GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you chose the Gulf View again for a second stay. It is great to hear that you enjoyed using the barbecues and the resort as a whole. We look forward to having you back soon! Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Pine City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stepping out of your car it feels like you are back in the 50's looking at this resort. The owners are terrific but the place needs some re-investment. There were 4 of us and we clearly communicated that but on arrival the room was fitted for three including bed linen, dishes and towels- but they did supply us when we... More 

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GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you left with an overall good impression. Thank you for your kind words regarding the hospitality you received. Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Hamilton County, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Fantastic. Mike was very hospitable and extended an extra unexpected kindness at the end of our stay and if we come back, this is where we will stay. Clean, quiet, secluded, most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on, pleasant water view, free use of canoes and paddle boats--hard to imagine what more you'd want. Charming aviary collection, too. None... More 

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GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear Terry, Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed the resort as a whole. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stayed 2 nights in room 18. If you want top dollar, foo-foo-shu-shu- this isn't your place. If you want space, cleanliness, and water-front sunsets- it's perfect! They had kayaks ( ride on top) which were lovely. Over-all, it was peaceful and friendly!

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GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kristen, thank you for your review. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the property as a whole. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

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