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“Great visit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gulf View Waterfront Resort

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58743 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050   |  
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Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon gulf view and couldn't be more pleased with our stay. The room was comfortable and clean, we had great neighbors to chat with, there was amble parking, and we had our morning coffee on one of the paddle boats. Definitely check out Sparky's restaurant while you're visiting. It was a recommendation to us when we checked in and was a blast. We hope to begin planning our next trip back to marathon soon. Happy New year!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Sayville, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We just left the resort, and have nothing but nice things to report. The staff was super friendly, and accommodating, the room was small but clean and adequate. The small kitchen and gas grills allowed my family to save some coin and cook in a little. Also when we caught a nice Mangrove Snapper from the dock we were able to cook it for dinner, ourselves. Access to a fishing dock yards from the room in wonderful. Mike and Stephanie have a great family resort here, not lavish but perfect for a family. The pool is clean and well maintained and the use of kayaks, paddle boats etc. is a great reason to stay. There is fresh coffee served each morning near the hammocks and some of the many tiki huts. The view is SPECTACULAR and the location feels very secluded but is close to all the conveniences one could want and right near the Dolphin Research center. We would come back to the Gulf View in a heartbeat. I hope we do!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Our stay here in mid-December 2013 was relaxing, enjoyable and a balm to our souls. This scenic oasis in a beautiful setting features clean, full kitchenette apartments with outside balconies - each of which has its own tables, chairs and grill. We took advantage of the nice warm pool, the hammocks set among the palm trees and the free use of paddle boats and kayaks. Our hosts, Mike and his family, were extremely friendly, enthusiastic, compassionate and all around helpful. We enjoyed the assortment of pets, including the talking birds and their turtles, as well. This is a small family-run enterprise, not a lavish resort, but it's one do the best places we've ever stayed at in Florida.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cooper City, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a relaxing, pretty hotel right on the water. We love small, mom-and-pop hotels and this is one of the best we've ever seen. We used the paddleboats, canoe, and kayaks every morning. We also enjoyed the pool, hammocks, and cup after cup of coffee in the mornings. The location is great and the grounds are beautiful. We stayed in a two-bedroom apartment and were very comfortable. The Gulfview is only about two hours from our home, so we're already looking at the calendar and thinking about when we can go back. The Horvat family have a gem!

Room Tip: Stop at a supermarket before you get to the hotel. The nearest Publix is about 8 miles away.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Spent a few nights here with my teenage family. Two bedroom room was great, pool was much appreciated, rather basic and functional but very clean. Friendly owners. Another toilet would have but useful.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Saint Marys, GA
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Family run hotel. Nothing fancy, but clean and well supplied. We had access to canoe, kayaks, bicycles without fee. Also gas grill for each unit outside. Very nice pool for the few rooms.
A little slice of paradise!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, FL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We had a delightful time and enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Please don't go there expecting glitz or flash. This lovely slice of heaven is OLD FLORIDA at its best. We brought a cooler with hopes of being able to cook a couple of meals and we weren't disappointed. There were several grills on the property and we used the one right in front of our area. One of the guests leaving offered us a couple of trout he had just caught and we were quite excited. There was a set up on the dock for fish cleaning. The room had all the basic necessities for cooking and we had no problems. Full size refrigerator, four burner gas stove (I love gas!). Dishes, wine glasses, pots and pans...our Thanksgiving dinner was awesome.

The property is right on the ocean. Beautiful views. We had brought our 16 foot fishing boat and did put it in the water using their ramp the first day but it was quite windy and the water was choppy. We also enjoyed the hammocks, especially at night. It was fun to lie back and watch the wind move through the palm trees. Very relaxing.

The previous review had several complaints. Our bathroom was spotless and the room was clean. As for space for suitcases, there is a small closet and we had everything stored comfortably. Zero bugs. The host and his wife were very pleasant.

I liked the fact that we were close to Marathon and that driving to Islamarada wasn't a bad drive either. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who enjoys nature and likes a laid back place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 58743 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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