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Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Florida, Daytona
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84 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Meh, not bad.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stayed one night. Bed was too soft and the room had a motel feel. We did get the room at the keys visitor center and got a great deal. It was only for a short overnight stay. No elevator for the upstairs rooms. No biggie. Short walk to bay and nice scenery. Good hotel, just make sure the price is right.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fort Myers, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed two nights at Banana Bay in Marathon. Property lanscaapeis overgrown, pool is in terrible shape, drawers in furniture smell of mildew. Staff were very courteous but have little to work with. Property needs WORK!!!

Room Tip: I would not go here again until whole property is updated and refurbished.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

I've been going to Banana Bay in Marathon for nearly 30 years, with my daughter and my girlfriend and I can honestly say that this is the best hotel in Marathon and possibly the Keys.
The staff are great, the pool is the best in the Keys and I would and "have" recomended it to all my friends who equally say how great the place is.
I stll go there every year generally in October and I can say without fear of contradiction that this hotel is the bees knees.
To all those people who have written your bad reviews, I suggest you stay home and catch another episode of wheel of fortune and leave us all to enjoy this jewel of the Florida keys.
If you are looking for a trump resort then forget it, if you are looking for paradise then pack your bags and get on a plane.
Martin Simpson UK
techml@btinternet.com

Room Tip: Get a room with a view overlooking the marina, room 408 ish
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Venetia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We arrived in Marathon a day early. We had a reservation elsewhere starting Sunday night. Every hotel we call was booked for Saturday night. We finally found a room at Banana Bay. They only had a king room available. We did not arrive until midnight, so any place we laid our heads was fine with us.

As we pulled in, we had to wait for the security to give us our key. The front desk closed at 11pm. The parking area was very dark with many trees and shrubs around. We parked in the back near the marina, it was more open.

The room was very old and dingy. Nothing had been updated for a very long time. It smelled rather musty. Thank goodness we were very tired. I expected more for the price.

The location wasn't too bad. The marina area was actually very nice, as was the pool.

I just wish the rooms and buildings were nicer and cleaner.

  • Stayed August 2012
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Resort Fee? For what?? Tiki bar closed, restaurant closed, water sports closed???
Where was the "Resort" part of the trip?
A hotel just having a pool does not make it a "Resort"- very disappointing-was really looking forward to staying here too-
Sister property in Fort Myers Beach has a great rep-really expected a cleaner place-with at least an on property tiki bar/snack shop to be available-Not

  • Stayed August 2012
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Decent room, two double beds, balcony with view of marina. Clean, but could use some updating. Nice large pool, clean as well. Grounds are nice as you drive through a tropical setting - very nice. Decent room price (via Priceline, saving a few bucks over the direct contact).

Room Tip: Only had experience with marina-view room, which was very nice view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Lake Worth, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

We found th people at Banana Bay very helpful. Each day the people that cleaned our rooms were very friendly. The place is clean and neat. The staff at the front desk is very knowledgable on where to eat and the service is terrific.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon
Address: 4590 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49 1/2, Marathon, FL 33050-2332
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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