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Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Murray, Kentucky
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

We just spent 5 nights at Banana Bay. The location in Marathon was good for doing things in the Keys such as fishing and snorkel trips to Sombrero Reef and only 1 hour from Key West, but much less expensive than Key West. BUT....we were not happy with the condition of the hotel itself. All the hall doors need painting to clean them up as well as outside porch railings. Carpet in hallways and rooms was dirty. Blood stains on pillow sham. One lamp did not work at all, lamp shades frayed, etc. Air condirtioner was loud and did not cool. Bathroom was clean but fan connected to light in bathroom was extremely loud and annoying. Pool was large and nice. No elevator - of which we were not aware - and we were on second floor. Only ice machine on 1st floor. Staff at front desk not welcoming or very pleasant. Stayed only because of rates and fact that we were not planning to be at hotel much, but would NOT stay again or recommend it to anyone else!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

For the price it was wonderful. Large room with a great view of the marina. The salt water heated pool was huge,the hot tub big and the foliage all over like a tropical paradise.The room was clean and kept up that way the people are friendly and helpful. I can only say that i got the most bang for my buck

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Bedford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

The grounds at Banana Bay Resort in Marathon are beautiful not so much the building we stayed in. There was a half-empty bottle of what looked like tomato juice in the foyer of the building that was there from mid-day until the next morning. The rug in the hall looked like the mat they slip under your car at Jiffylube. The sheets were not changed on the bed. Overall though, I might stay there again just for the beauty of the surroundings. A bit more attention could make this place a gem. The staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

In RM 113 it is clean and comfortable. Well worn but not trashed by any means. This room faces the highway with lots of vegetation to block. When visitiing any place in the Caribbean the place one stays is to sleep to rest up for the next day of being in the sun doing something you enjoy from scuba to sailing to just sitting. Here for two nights should my view change I'll write again. Now it is time to get into the sun.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Delaware City, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Although I have read all of your reviews I actually had a very enjoyable time at Banana Bay Marathon. I stayed there for a couple of weeks during christmas and I am most definitely coming back. Yes the property is a little outdated, but for heaven's sake it's owned by the bank! It was built in the 1950's but I love it. The room we stayed in was great. Could it use some upgrades of course. But it has an old charm to it. The pool and hot tub were great. The pool was heated which was very nice. Unfortunately the tiki bar was not open but when we asked the staff about it they informed us of a death in their tiki bar staff. It saddened us to hear what happened. We understood why they had it closed down and it did not bother us one bit. The entire staff were very welcoming and extremely nice. Learned our names, waved to us as we drove by. Great place in my opinion.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Indiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Spent one night in Banana bay when leaving the keys. Thought this would be an ok place but was I wrong. Room smelt musty, Carpets dirty, Refrigerator off, bathroom moldy, remote not working and batteries corroded, plus staff unconcerned when questions asked. If it wasnt so late we would have stayed elsewhere. Would never stay again. Bed uncomfortable and mattress old. Could not wait to leave. Sorry even took my suitcase in. Did not check with trip advisor on this one but will the next.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

we stayed at banana bay in september 2012 for 3 nights ,the room was very clean and comfortable, the staff are great ,shout out to dave who you see round the place , and noni who serves at the tiki bar.we enjoyed our stay very much and on returning home to the UK phoned and booked a return visit for xmas for which we were given a redused rate as a
reward for a 2nd visit.we arrived very late ,ie,0130am and the night guy was waiting for us with a smile.the xmas week we had the feeling that the resort had a dying feeling about it,the tiki bar only opened 1 night of the seven we were there and when i asked why ,i was told that the bar keeper was not well so the bar stayed shut,i like the place but don`t think i will return

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
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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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