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Gulf View Waterfront Resort

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58743 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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Free Use of Kayaks
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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73 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a fancy place, but clean, quiet and quaint. Kitchen area adequate for meals you catch or buy at the local grocer. Pool area was very nice , plenty of seating. Enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boats that are free to use. Picnic tables and gas grills are placed around the grounds Beautiful view of the gulf. What more could... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the kayaks, as well as relax poolside. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the views of the Gulf. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Canadensis, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stay in the Keys every January and scouted out the Gulfview the year before. Manager Mike showed us around and let us select our room for this January. We selected room 17 because of the nice window views and second story balcony deck. We are leaving tomorow after having a lovely month at the Gulfview. The... More 

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Thank 674peteb
GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear Martin, Sue & Buddy, Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay. It was such a pleasure to have you. We can’t wait to welcome you back at the end of the year! Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Kingston, Washington
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56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most resorts in the keys, this place is dated and a little "tired." But based on the cost of things in the keys, it's a gem. The management staff is great. The rooms are clean. The grounds, especially the waterfront area, could use a little attention. But I would definitely return.

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

Dear Bruce, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at the Gulf View. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Wellington, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The moment you step on the grounds of this classic property, you feel like you have been transported to a time and place long forgotten. Hospitality, comfort and convenience await you at this beautiful, affordable hotel. An easy hour from the overpriced hotels of Key West, you can't go wrong here: clean, comfortable rooms, pet friendly, coffee bayside, and a... More 

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Thank bradmerr1
GulfViewResort, Operations Manager at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the Gulf View. We thank you for your kind words and are glad that you found the atmosphere to be friendly & enjoyed the bayside coffee. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Taunton, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews I read lead me to believe that this place was pretty nice. The room we stayed in (17)was large enough. It did have a decent kitchen. It was clean but not immaculate overall. The bed was alright but the mattress could have been better. The television was really small. There were sunken boats at the dock and the... More 

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

Dear Gail, We value your input, and we have replaced the mattress. Please accept our apologies. We take pride in our excellent customer service and encourage our guests to notify us of any issues with the rooms during their stay so we may have the opportunity to address them. The weather during your stay was very stormy, which contributed to... More 

Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to the Keys a number of times, most often staying in Islamorada and Key West. Compared to other reasonably priced "resorts" (that term is used loosely in the Keys), Gulf View was top notch. The staff was friendly and very helpful, the rooms clean, beds comfy and property well maintained. We stayed in a 2 bedroom efficiency, unit... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and especially enjoyed the tranquility and old Florida vibe of the Gulf View. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Room, amenities, and location were good. Mike was helpful, friendly and accommodating. Loved being at Marathon so we could travel both ways to Key West and Key Largo easily. Liked how very clean the room was and continued to be with fresh towels, etc. After each day of doing so much, it was relaxing to go back to the resort... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Gulf View. We are glad that you found the rest & relaxation that you were looking for. We are especially glad to hear that you were able to enjoy using the grills on your last night. We look forward to having... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Let me start with the positive. When we arrived, we were welcomed by Mike. He is very friendly and inviting. He explained that we would have to move on the third night because our room was rented. However, he offered to move our things over if we packed them up and placed them by the door. I appreciated that especially... More 

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

Dear Yvette, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the hospitality you received as well as the coffee provided each morning. Putting fresh coffee out every morning has been a tradition started by my parents 20 years ago. Our goal is for each guest to feel as if their stay was special. We do regret to... More 

Merry Hill
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

First I would like to say that we were treated very nice by the management and staff here, however we were very disappointed In how outdated the hotel was. The Beds were very uncomfortable. Nothing comfortable to sit on to watch the very small TV. The Grounds and Pool were very nice.

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

Dear Kathy, Thank you for your review and kind words regarding the management and staff. We are glad that you enjoyed the grounds and the pool. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with other amenities. We appreciate your feedback and value your opinion. We hope to welcome you back for future stays in the Keys. Best regards,... More 

Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We stayed at this old Florida hotel over Thanksgiving for a total of 4 days. It was hard to get towels, and we expected more hospitality...other than that, it was clean and neat with great tropical plants, good accommodations and animal friendly

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your mention of how your stay could have been improved. We are happy that you had an overall good experience and enjoyed the tropical feel of the property. Best regards, The Gulf View Waterfront Resort More 

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