We stayed there for 2 nights starting 9/21. My 20 yrs old son and I went for a mini-vacation. Its about 2 1/2 hr drive from Ft Lauderdale airport and about 1 hr from key West. Its a very convenient location to explore the Keys. The view from their docks/grounds overlooking the Gulf at sunset was beautiful.
The room was simple but clean. The staff was very friendly. The grounds looked a little messy at places, but we saw work was going on. We liked the use of kayaks and the pool was nice. The Gulf water was weedy at this location and the water was better suited for kayaking than swimming. They had a couple parrots which was nice touch.
We were looking for a no-frills, authenic old fashion keys style hotel and Gulfview fit the bill.
The only compliant we had was the shower water never got hot, just warm. fyi-They told us at check-out the warm water was caused by only a few units being occupied and we need to run water before getting shower.
We would recomend Gulfview for a great place to explore the Keys, There is not much within walking distance of hotel and most food and shopping options are a 5-10 minute drive to Marathon. We liked that, it was a quiet location.
- Also Known As:
- Gulf View Waterfront Hotel Marathon
- Gulf View Waterfront Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our small, private and charming property is located at the North end of Marathon on Grassy Key. We offer 11 exceptional units ranging from guest rooms with refrigerators and microwave ovens to efficiencies and one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchens - an accommodation to meet your needs. (We even allow your family pets!) Enjoy the heated pool, one of the largest in the middle keys or go out on our complimentary kayaks, canoes or paddle boats. We provide free WIFI, daily maid service and complimentary coffee and tea each morning. We also have a boat ramp and dockage available.The Gulf View Waterfront Resort has been family owned and operated since 1995. Come stay with us and discover our little piece of paradise.Susan, Mike, Stephanie, Jack & Casey Thank you for your interest in the Gulf View. ... more less