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Review of Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon

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Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   4590 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 49 1/2, Marathon, FL 33050   |  
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Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Marathon
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“5-night stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Decent room, two double beds, balcony with view of marina. Clean, but could use some updating. Nice large pool, clean as well. Grounds are nice as you drive through a tropical setting - very nice. Decent room price (via Priceline, saving a few bucks over the direct contact).

Room Tip: Only had experience with marina-view room, which was very nice view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Lake Worth, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We found th people at Banana Bay very helpful. Each day the people that cleaned our rooms were very friendly. The place is clean and neat. The staff at the front desk is very knowledgable on where to eat and the service is terrific.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Excellent marina. Larry was a consummate professional -- super hospitable and full of welcome advice about where to go and what to see. He took great care of us and pointed us to great places!

The bathrooms and service area at the dock were very clean. The atmosphere at the pool was relaxing.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Smelly mildew rooms, claim to have been updated though I question where. Service at the tiki was good, its more of a small pool bar with 6 seats though. Was expecting much more. Pictures online were not a correct representation of the actual resort.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I would not label this dump a "resort." When I called to make a reservation they said they only have the "garden view" which was actually the "highway view." The paint was pealing off of the walls along with the wallpaper, it was dirty, and was a breeding ground for very loud/fat/toothless/drunk families who just floated in from "south of Key West." The photo on the website must have been taken somewhere else because none of the rooms looked that nice.The only reason for the 1 star is that the front desk person was pleasant. I would call this a very cheap motel at best. There are plenty of quaint places to stay in the keys. This is not one of them.

With regard to the Fish N' Fun boat rental at their marina, stay away! They are the rudest people I have every met and they will nickel and dime you at the end of your boat ride. It really takes away from the vacation.

A cute place to stay is The Breezy Palms in Islamorada and if you want to rent a boat consider Bud N' Mary's.

Room Tip: Rooms at other real hotels are better. Beware of the word "Resort" in the Keys.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Larry really went above and beyond to help us enjoy our brief stay at Banana Bay. The resort has so many beautiful trees surrounding you that it makes you feel like you are further away from civilization than you already are in the Florida Keys. Nice and private and amazing sunsets!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spanaway, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Web site is not what you get when you get there room was dirty not vacuumed tile floor has coffee drips not mopped bed spread had dried food on it took it off and went and found housekeeper got clean one i have stayed in many hotels as part of my vacation but really i have ran my own cleaning company for 20 years i can say lazy housekeepers pool was ok no restaurant its closed and it says they have one and no gift shop and tiki bar was not open but marina was good if you need one when we go back wont be staying again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon

Address: 4590 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 49 1/2, Marathon, FL 33050
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in 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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