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“clean, well kept” 5 of 5 stars
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Blackfin Resort and Marina
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 19 Marathon B&B and Inns
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
“clean, well kept”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

We found the rooms very small, yet very clean. Pool and view are wonderful and the people very friendly. The restaurant was a bit noisy on Thursday nights (wing night) but the food was really good.... We saved money on the room and got to do more on our vacation with the extra money. We will stay here again. The location was great, 1/2 way to Key West, and with plenty to do in town.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zephyrhills, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Was booked for a week at the Black Fin. Showed up after working that first day at Key West. Motel is 60's vintage. Has no iron or ironing board in rooms, Room and bedding dirty, saw bugs crawling, bathroom was dingy and definatley 60's era. Slept on top of bedding for the night and left in the morning. Many construction workers stay here and hang out around the back drinking. Door from room exits into a very dark and dingy corridor, very weird...Oh and no connection to internet in rooms.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We found the Blackfin 7 years ago and have stayed there several times a year since. The people here have become more like family every time we are there. We take our 25' boat every year and usually our miniature pinscher. The Blackfin is a taste of what the Keys used to be like, laid back, relaxed and very friendly. Helpful would be an extreme understatement. One year the battery on our tow vehicle died and they were right there with jumper cables to get us going again! Unbeatable sunset views, nice snorkeling/swimming area with lots of fish to look at (we saw a Queen Angel this year!), easy to use boat ramp and a fish cleaning station right at the docks. Clean, comfortable rooms with a fridge and microwave in every room. Memory foam mattresses - I can't say enough about this place! Sombrero Light house is just a short boat ride away - If you don't have a boat check with Tildens Dive Shop on the property. They run a great operation as well. Also on the property is the Hurricane restaurant. This is a local spot that everyone on Marathon seems to love. We are planning our next trip back to the Blackfin in a few months and can't wait to return. Did I say we love this place and the people that run it? Well we do! You won't regret your time here - only that you can't stay longer!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, FL
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

The location was great--right on the bayfront, with a marina and a beautiful sunset view. The room was small but relatively comfortable. There was a coffee maker, but no fridge or microwave. The hotel offered free wi-fi, but you have to walk down to the laundry area to access it, which I thought was very misleading. The service was fair enough, as we were given a slightly late checkout with no hassle. We travel to the Keys every year at this time, and we will probably look elsewhere in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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tampa, fl
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

Landed in Marathon for our wedding and learned we were double booked at the Blackfin and another hotel. (lodging was wedding surprise from parents) Barry (Blackfin manager) was very accomodating. He let us cancel our reservation free of charge and still allowed us to have our sunset wedding at his location also free of charge. The Blackfin's sunset point extends into the water further than others in the area and provides a breathtaking unobstructed view of the sunset. Even locals of the Marathon area aren't aware of the majesty of the Blackfin's unique sunset viewing area. Thanks in part to Barry and Kevin's (front desk agent) courtesy and flexibility, my wife and I had the wedding ceremony of our dreams. This all happened at the Blackfin resort and it didn't cost us one dime!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

The one positive in all this is that the owner gave us half of our money back. In my opinion though, we shouldn't have had to pay anything for this (Room price was $88 walk-in rate, much too much for this!)
We checked in late at night (right before closing) and were walk-in customers, so by the time we got our bags in the room and noticed these things, the office had already closed for the night.
The toilet had blood on it, and there were tampons in a drawer. The sheet had a large yellow stain on it, and in the morning I woke up with bites all over my legs!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Macon, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

This was exactly what we needed. Old Florida at it's best. After staying in Key West for several days the quiet was really nice. The staff were very courteous and we found everything to be clean.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Blackfin Resort and Marina

Address: 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Blackfin Resort and Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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