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“Perfect location for us, nice, clean, affordable” 4 of 5 stars
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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   13201 Overseas Highway, MM 54, Marathon, FL 33050   |  
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Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfect location for us, nice, clean, affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We wanted to explore the middle keys this trip, so this hotel was a perfect choice. It is almost brand new, has a very good breakfast and clean comfortable rooms. We had a third floor with a great view of the channel. The pool is very nice and they will serve drinks poolside from the Catch 53 tiki restaurant next door. We were even able to take a snorkelling trip from the dock beside the hotel with Captain Hooks.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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lkaminski1, General Manager at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for taking a moment to tell us about your stay on Tripadvisor! We appreciate the compliments as well as letting future guests know what is available to them on property like the snorkel trips at Captain Hooks! Again thank you and we hope to see you on your next vacation at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon Fl!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stayed at the Holiday Inn for 4 nights on our family vacation.We stayed on the last floor which was quiet but we will have to agree with most of the other reviews here as for the paper thin walls, it wasn't fun hearing the guy in the room next to us yawn when he wakes up at 6am. We got the suit which we understood includes 2 a king and a queen in another room but it was 1 room with 2 queen beds. It included a sitting area and a kitchenette area with a sink,fridge, microwave and some cabinets which we found very useful. Breakfast was OK sadly veraity on the health section was very poor no light yogurt, no whole wheat bread, no reduced fat cream cheese etc. We try to eat healthy and we found that we barely have any options. The staff was helpful and nice The view was spectacular and the area was very conveniently located next to a gas station, Publix and other amenities we like close by.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lkaminski1, General Manager at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
We appreciate that you took the time to write about us on Trip Advisor!
Your comments are much appreciated and also great recommendations for us to consider in improving our customer satisfaction.
The whole wheat bread is part of our current breakfast menu, so we do apologize if we did not have it when you stayed with us.

The view, the view, the view! You are so right!

Once again, thank you for letting us know about your visit and we look forward to the next time that you stay with us!
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Rockledge, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was a very nice hotel and property right on the canal; however, it had very thin walls for such a new place. We were awake all night due to the music blasting from the room above us. Breakfast was great and everything was very clean. However, the water pressure was weak in the shower. Overall, good for the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lkaminski1, General Manager at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for writing about us on Trip Advisor -
Your comments are very important to us to maintain the quality of our customer service that our guests deserve.
We do apologize for the guests above you, and ask that contact the front desk next time so that we may assist you in a more comfortable stay.
We do appreciate your business and look forward to the next time that you stay with us!
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed in this hotel last week and I would definitely recommend! My husband & I were traveling with our 12 yr old & 8 yr old. The staff was exceptionally courteous & the room was one of the cleanest I have ever seen (I am VERY picky about cleanliness!). We had a room on the 3rd floor, it was quiet and the beds were comfortable. The pool was also very nice (and clean!) and we enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. A great value & a great stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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lkaminski1, General Manager at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
What we love most about your review - It is everything that we hope to be and more! It is really nice that you took the time to write about your experience - We really appreciate it!

I will be sure to share your lovely review in our next staff meeting!
Thank you from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon, FL, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Linville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Beautiful, new hotel. Our room was well-appointed, super clean an comfy. Great service ... we had a minor plumbing problem that we reported to the front desk and within 10 minutes someone from maintenance was here and the problem fixed.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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lkaminski1, General Manager at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor - Your comments are very important to us! We are pleased to hear that when you did have a problem that we were able to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for giving us a "5" star rating and we look forward to seeing you again at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon, FL
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Mansfield, Ohio
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We originally reserved a weekend here because of the location on Marathon Key, just before the 7 mile bridge. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by the aesthetics of the hotel, the pool area, and the ocean inlet. Very nice. The rooms were like most all newer Holiday Inns, with very comfy beds and pillows, flat screen tv, well appointed, and very clean. Reading reviews prior to reserving, I read about the noise from other rooms, so we requested an upstairs room, and we were not disturbed by any noises, even though the hotel was booked full. We will stay there again. Another plus is that it is right across the street from the Island Fish Company, arguably the best restaurant in the Keys.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the pool have a beautiful backdrop of the ocean inlet. $15 extra, but worth it...
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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lkaminski1, General Manager at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
From the sounds of your review – You really enjoyed your stay! Nothing pleases us more!
Thank you for taking the time to write about us….It really makes a difference and we truly appreciate it!
We look forward to seeing you again at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon, FL!
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Chicago
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We didn't have reservations the first night we got into the Keys so we just stopped here. Super friendly front desk at check in and walking distance to the Island Fish Co where we planned to eat dinner that night so the decision was made. Usually we don't like to stay in chain places while we are in the Keys, but we made an exception this time. Had a few happy hour cocktails in the tiki bar and watched the boats come in which was nice. Breakfast staff the next morning was really nice too, we were all watching coverage on Hurricane Isaac. Food was good for a continental breakfast. Overall a great start to our Keys vacation!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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lkaminski1, General Manager at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you for writing about us on Trip Advisor - We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt you made a good choice to stay with us!

We really appreciate you sharing your comments and look forward to seeing you again!
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Address: 13201 Overseas Highway, MM 54, Marathon, FL 33050
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you for a fun-loving tropical vacation at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the fabulous Florida Keys. Stay with us for fun in the sun and the convenience of local businesses, the Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH), and local island attractions. Our hotel is pet-friendly and 100% smoke free.The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon is located in the heart of the Florida Keys; a short drive from Key West. ... more   less 
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