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Jolly Roger RV Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“just okay....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Let me preface by saying that we camped at Curry Hammock State Park for the first three days of our trip...and I enjoyed it so much I didn't want to leave to come to Jolly Roger-so, maybe that skewed my opinion a bit. We had an interior site...the sites were a bit too close for my comfort, as we are used to state parks. My daughter could look right out her bunk window and watch the neighbor's TV program right along with them lol. There were a ton of burrs in the grass on our campsite so we needed to make sure we had shoes on at all times. Bathrooms were dated, but clean. The park was clean, and appeared well kept. The pool (which I understand is a new addition) was nice to swim in. The people who worked at the park were very pleasant. All in all it was "okay". I probably would not stay here again unless we weren't able to get into a state park.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Marathon, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

In February 2013, along our trip in the Keys, we spent 5 wonderful days at Jolly Roger Travel Park in Marathon, Florida. Even if the campground sites were quite closer to each other in the area reserved for the Passport America members, we enjoyed an affordable stay thanks to this special rate. Among all the various park amenities, we enjoyed alot the heated swimming pool, the free high speed internet access and cable TV, and the dog yard for dogs off leash. The rigourous organization of the owners, the courtesy of staff and the cleanliness of the place are amazing. In bonus, there is a large patio to watch breathtaking sunsets. We strongly recommand a long stay at Jolly Roger Travel Park.

Josée Gauthier and Guy St-Amour, Ontario, Canada

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

After spending many days trying to find a place to tent camp in the Florida keys, we found this little gem. They are listed as a "travel park". Yes, there are many RV's and campers, yet we never felt "out of place" as tent campers. They have a great waterfront section for tents to set up. If you prefer to not be right at the waters edge, they also have interior sites available.
Everyone who works there greets you with a smile. The whole park is well kept up. The bathrooms are clean and well attended. The pool is a real treat when it's a hot day. Some have complained that there is not a camp store available. While that is true, there are many stores within a 10-15 minute drive. We never felt that the Jolly Roger was lacking. The Dolphin Research Center is within walking distance, as is a boat marina with rentals, and a great local restaurant/bar called The Wreck.
All in all, a very nice place to use as a home base for your travels in the keys!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Conifer, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a tough place to rate. The newer "premium" site that we stayed at was in much better condition than the rest of the park. No view of the water from the "premium" sites but they had a nice concrete pad and picnic table and more space between them and for parking than the rest of the sites at the park. The rest of the park had cracked and upheaving concrete pads, barely any space between the spots and just seemed really old and outdated.
The dock on the water was nice and the sunsets were beautiful. There's a boat ramp so we were able to get our kayaks on the water easily. The management is friendly and the laundry area is kept clean. Restrooms seemed dated as well but the pool was nice.
Marathon has alot of amenities so not having a park store wasn't a big deal. I'm not a huge fan of the marathon area in general but there is alot of parks nearby for swimming, kayaking and beach combing.
There are several other parks in the area but this one had the best cost for the best amenities.
Nice fenced in dog run area, cable worked, wifi actually worked, all connections worked well.

Room Tip: Pay the extra money and get a premium site off on the left side of the park.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We arrived in the Keys a day earlier then planned and scrambled to find a place to stay with our motor-home. We found the Jolly Roger and couldn't have been more impressed! The staff was very friendly, like go-out-of their-way friendly! The park was very clean. The view was beautiful, even from an inner-site (non-water front). Beautiful docks for fishing/swimming. Pool was clean, the kids enjoyed it. We plan to stay here next time we visit the keys!

Room Tip: Spend the money, if available - go waterfront.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

After staying one night at another private RV park, Jolly Roger seemed like Nirvana. We had a warm greeting upon our arrival and were escorted to our spot and helped to back in. The park is well maintained and the staff is very friendly. There is a mix of small vans, trailers and large motor homes. There are many repeat visitors and many stay for the winter months. Overall we are very pleased and in fact extended our stay another week. Every one of the other campers we have met is delightful. A real nice mix of people. We have checked out a few other RV parks between Marathon and Big Pine Key and exempting the state parks we think Jolly Roger is a good value for the money. The only complaint we have is with the showers--water could be hotter and the pull chain needs to go.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Morton, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

I have to agree with the people that said the views are beautiful of the Gulf,the sunsets are great,the pier is nice but thats about it. This is the first campground I've found that doesn't have some sort of camp store. the only thing available is ice and only when the office is open. other then that you have to drive into town to buy anything,so make sure you have all you need. The sites are cramped and the concrete pads are cracked in areas. The sewer connections are not located where they should be so make sure you have additional sewer hose with you as I needed 20' to connect my unit. I only wish I would have read the reviews more closely as I probably would have gone elsewhere. We loved the Keys but our trip would br more memorable if we stayed at another facility.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Jolly Roger RV Resort

Property: Jolly Roger RV Resort
Address: 59275 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-6007
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 188
Also Known As:
Jolly Roger Travel Park Hotel Marathon

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