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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Buffalo, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This resort captures the fun of the Keys. Upon arrival from Key Largo, we were able to check in early so we simply relaxed on the grounds. The large pool was great for laps. Pretty tile pictures and murals were everywhere. We loved the aviary. The Pelican apartment was roomy and comfy. The owner gave us great suggestions for restaurants... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found everything you needed here at the Gulf View. We are also glad that you were able to enjoy the pool and grounds. Kind regards More 

Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We, like so many others, chose this place based on reviews, and were not disappointed. It is not truly a resort in it's intended definition, but rather a very quaint, peaceful place to stay in a great location in the middle keys. We loved the fact that there were only 11 rooms, which meant no crowd at the waterfront or... More 

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

Dear Brenda, We are so glad to hear that you found the peacefulness you were looking for. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed Coco the cockatoo. We look forward to having you back for future stays. Kind regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are return guests to this resort. We LOVE the fact it is small with only 11 units & is always clean. The sparkling clear pool is a nice place to chill out with the Tiki Hut that is built in a corner that provides a lot of shade & usually a breeze since the pool is an elevated level.... More 

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

Dear Curtis & Charmaine, We look forward to your visit with us every year. It is such a pleasure to be your hosts. We can't wait to welcome you back! Thank you for leaving a review. Best regards, The Horvat family More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice clean place to stay and there were several restaurants close by. Key West is only an hour away. Friends rented a house just down the street so it worked out perfectly. Marathon is just a few miles down the road so you can get whatever you need in town if you don't want to eat out... More 

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

Dear Linda, Thank you for your review. It gives us joy to hear that you had a good time during your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Port
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After booking this resort based on the excellent reviews, and then seeing it for myself, I'm surprised by the high rating. I think there are a lot of repeat stays, and repeat customers tend to over-rate. This is very likely, because the owners are friendly, and offer some perks like free use of kayaks, and free coffee, and are dog-friendly... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed upon visiting the resort for yourself. We try to make every stay for each guest as pleasant, and comfortable as possible. We apologize if your stay left you dissatisfied. We sincerely hope to be your lodging of choice the next time you are in... More 

Venice, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friednly hosts. Clean rooms and grounds. Not the best place to take a boat. Very shallow and grassy area. You have to move the kayaks and paddleboats off of ramp to be able to get your boat in and out. But still enjoyed the stay.

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

Dear Mike, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Minneapolis
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time staying at this location. Our room was clean and pleasant. It is wonderful to step out the door and have a table with chairs for our room. This is not a 5 star hotel but a pleasant Keys facility with many accommodations that a hotel does not offer. It is peaceful in the morning to... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you recommend the Gulf View as a peaceful, comfortable facility. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Hull
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights at this resort and found the rooms neat, tidy and fulfilled all our needs. We stayed in room 17, which had a well-equipped kitchenette so we could prepare our own meals. Beautiful garden with lots of places to sit and ponder on benches, picnic tables and a tiki hut. The waterfront is suitable for kayaking... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that your family enjoyed themselves here. We are especially glad that you were able to go out on the kayaks and spot some wildlife. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We only stayed for one night. Location is great in that it's a few doors down from the dolphin research center and right on the Gulf. We were not personally crazy about the RV park next door. We didn't see the owners but they were nice when we talked with them on the phone. We loved visiting with the tropical... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to hear that you were able to enjoy the complimentary kayak usage and the fresh coffee served in the mornings. We look forward to having you back in the future. Kind regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Just got back from the Keys, Booked this place based on reviews. What a mistake! owner asked for full payment based on me booking less than a week away from stay. Got there and we were shocked at the run down conditions of the grounds and property. Very disappointed at the Dirty and unsanitary conditions in our room. Room 21... More 

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GulfViewResort, Owner at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Guest comfort is our most important priority. The issues in your review have me perplexed, and some clarification is needed. We do require a one night deposit for all reservations, being that this was a one night stay that would be full payment. This is standard among smaller places in the Keys. Communication is very important and I am available... More 

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