The entry off the highway is easy to navigate with a boat on a trailer. The ramp is easier to use at high tide, so check the tides. The motel is on the bayside, but it's close to the bridge, so there's access to the Atlantic. Bill and Janine were friendly and helpful. The property is outdated and needs renovation. The appliances are old. The kitchens don't have full utensils, plates, etc. so bring what you need to cook the fish you catch. There are propane grills by the pool. The tiki hut has a hole in the roof. We had a good time despite those things. Check the latest reviews so your expectations are set correctly.
Ok first, the pictures on the website are a lie, the room was the worst, mold in shower, floor was not in good shape, the bed well was not good. On the website it says even the little rooms were oceanview. Well not #9 because we looked out to the parking lot. The door was not very secure, you could see light coming in from the bottom and everytime someone went out of their room we could hear it and the noise was so loud it woke us up many times. Everything is way outdated. no closet space. A little air conditioner unit in the wall that did not keep it cool at all. . Microwave had old food stuck on it and rust spots on top. We only slept there and for what we paid for 3 nights I would of rather slept in our car. Shower was so gross and they didn't come clean it like hotels do. we did ask for more towels because you got 2 and that was it no wash clothes. There is no beach so just an FYI. just a small area with some sand and a couple chairs but its more of like a dock you cant just walk into water. lots of old rusted out water vessles all around. I am not kidding that the website is a complete lie. I went back on it to make sure I didn't miss anything and didn't want to give this review without making sure and yes, i didn't go into the other rooms to see how they were but hands down out room was so horrible like just a mirror sitting on the floor. cracked sink, coffee pot very old and rusted, There is no breakfast for you. They should take the money they charge and fix this place up. I can't get my money back so please do not waste your money. Stay in your car is better than here.…
The pictures on website, were nothing like the actual place, it was filthy, very out dated, false advertisement all around, no fishing unless you went to the bridge, no private beach of any kind. It said they had a cafe that served fresh food, and a store, in the pictures it looked fresh and clean, in real life it was dirty and nasty, I wouldn't have eaten anything out of it. We had reserved two nights, tried getting a refund, but they did let us out for one of the nights, I was pretty close to just letting them have the money, but they had already charged us $257.00 for the one night. We rented it under Conch Key Fishing Lodge, so not sure why it is under two names, so before renting, you may want to look under both names, I felt dirty the whole time we were there, didn't touch anything I didn't have to and laid on one spot on the bed, couldn't wait to get out of that nasty place.…
There’s not much good to say, other than it was a place to sleep, but not well. Upon arrival, we were shocked. This place looks NOTHING like the pictures on it’s website. The pool was tiny and not well kept. The grounds were cluttered with debris and junk. There is no area for sunning. The rooms are old and in great need of updating. Our room smelled bad, even though they had a candle burning upon our arrival to attempt to mask the smell. It took us a bit to figure out why the tile floor in our room was wet, but not too long. The (window) air conditioner drained water down inside the wall which came out under the baseboard onto the tile floor into our room. It was wet and puddling the entire time we were there. A definite slipping/safety hazard. There was no cafe serving fresh food and salads. If there was, I would’ve been afraid to eat from it. We asked and tried to cancel our reservation, but they would not. We had reserved for two nights and one night’s deposit was taken upon reservation. They did agree to let us out of the second night, thank heavens. I will end by saying that if we could’ve gotten a refund, we would’ve found another place to stay. Since they would not refund our deposit, we stayed the one night and left. NEVER AGAIN!! …
My wife, me and two daughters stayed here and had a great time. Room was comfy and had everything we needed. AC was cold, beds were comfy, etc. They have a small store and food to order should you want it. We used jet skis, paddle boards and the pool. Had a great time. Bill is awesome and took great care of us. Him, Wanda and Eric have something great going in Conch! We will be back.
I love this place!!! It is like a blast from the past small fishing village. I believe it is geared more toward fishing, boating and relaxing. The accommodations are not fancy, and that's what I like. Understand this is not the Hilton; this is a place to have your boat docked and ready to go when you are. This is our first choice when the "guys" are going on a fishing/diving trip. However; families are usually there so it's not a guys only place. The staff is friendly and helpful. The little store is nicely stocked and they also have food, bait, and fuel available.
WOW!!!! Nothing but good things to say about this place! We came down for a family vacation and have stayed in Islamorada in the past but decided to switch it up for something new. And we’re so glad we did! Bayview Inn and Marina is the place to stay in Marathon! The staff were extremely nice and helpful. Our room was very clean! We had a balcony to be able to soak up the keys weather right from our room! We brought a boat and had everything right there so didn’t have to travel for bait, gas, or drinks. We will for sure be back here! Can’t wait to book our next visit here! Thank you so much Bayview Inn and Marina staff for making our stay so incredible!
We’ve never stayed here before, and won’t again. Front desk staff were very nice and helpful, but that’s where the good ended. Typical older/tired keys room, a bit larger than I expected. FILTHY dirty! Flooring hadn’t been washed in I don’t know how long (our feet were black). Old (crystallized) dog pee that had been left on floor (which I wiped up). No handle on shower door. Long dark hair running from top to bottom of “clean” towels in bathroom. Box spring for another room left in hallway so we had to walk around it. No deadbolt on door interior and sliding doors to patio didn’t lock. Dog friendly, but there’s a typically unfriendly aggressive chihuahua on the property. Yikes! I certainly don’t expect top notch for the cost, but I do expect clean.
Check in was easy and the owners were super nice. Room was clean and the pool was bigger than expected. Relaxing place. Exterior was clean and well kept. Would definitely stop again next time on our way to Key West.
Friends came to visit us in the Keys and needed a hotel that accepted dogs so Bay View was chosen. First, they do not clean the rooms or give clean towels in coffee for any more than the first day. When they checked in, the floors were dirty, the fridge and stove were filthy. Beds we're clean aand so was the bathroom. A plus! Staff says this is the Keys way. Not impressed. $260 a night and this was about the cheapest in the keys.