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The Hammocks at Marathon
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Really good place to stay. Lovely holiday.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were a little worried about going here as some of the reviews were awful. However, we wondered if we had come to a different place! It was clean. It smelt fresh. The staff were lovely. Kind and polite and helpful. The room was large, quiet, clean well equipped and very comfortable. Only small drawback was that the TV was old and had no guide and none available at reception. Solved by buying a guide at Public. Otherwise wonderful. Would go back like a shot. Loved Marathon and loads to see and do.

Room Tip: Try to get on a higher floor if you can. We had no sea view but balcony was lovely and sunny. Room 3...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank saramck
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Hello saramck,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Hammocks. We are delighted you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you back and sharing happiness on your next visit to Marathon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on Christmas eve. The grounds are beautiful and well kept.We had an amazing view from our balcony and bedroom..There is a great pool, hot tub, Tiki bar, three grills.Customer service was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was clean, large and with a very nice kitchen. We woke to that gorgeous view...stay here if you enjoy making memories ...

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank pcbeachgal
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Hello pcbeachgal,

Thank you for sharing your experience at The Hammocks. We are thrilled that we were able to share happiness and make memories for you. We are happy you enjoyed the accommodations and amazing view. Thank you for your compliments regarding the staff. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Marathon Key.
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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

We had a nice time. Our room was on the 3rd floor.. but comfortable. The room was clean and very comfortable. The only missing thing was the carpet. The Pool small but OK. Hot tub was fun. Best thing about this hotel is its Tiki bar and breathtaking view. Food was quiet good - best chicken quesadillas. Do not forget to order Key west sunset ale. The view from the tiki bar is awesome. Cook and other staff members were very friendly.

Overall a great place to stay and relax !!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Abhi_sana
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Hello Abhi_sana,

We are happy you had a nice and relaxing time at The Hammocks. We are delighted that you enjoyed the room and the on-site amenities. We appreciate your comments regarding the staff as we aim to share happiness with all of our guests. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to the Keys.
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Chicago, Illinois
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470 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

It appears that there are new and older parts of this property but I'm not sure even requesting helps get what you want.

We booked significantly ahead and requested a water view. We even stopped in 3 days before our actual check in to make sure we were on the list....it didn't happen. We were quite disappointed as we had a good deal of time in the area and really wanted to relax at the property.

Be specific on what you want....read reviews and to determine if this is a stop for you.

Our room was dated and view from balcony (on ground level) was of the back of a garage from next door....first time EVER, we didn't even open the sliding door and check out the outside!

We especially enjoyed the morning walk out to the boat dock where native birds were giving us a show and sun rise was beautiful....however, it's hard to get there in the morning as pool gates are locked to check before you venture out!

Room Tip: Cross your fingers after you ask...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank mom98wmu
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Hello mom98wmu,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Hammocks. We regret to learn of any disappointment you experienced during your stay. We invite you to contact us at info@bluegreenvacations.com if you would like to provide additional details or discuss further. Thank you again for your feedback.
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

I called the place to find out rates and more information about the resort and location since I've never been to the Keys. The lady who took my call was rude and had a patronizing attitude. She persisted to only tell me that it was a "luxury hotel". I ended up not booking.

Stayed October 2013
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5 Thank Sunset T
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Hello Sunset T,

Bluegreen is committed to sharing happiness with all of our guests. Your comments regarding the service you received certainly concern us. We invite you to contact us at info@bluegreenvacations.com if you would like to provide addtional details or discuss further. Thank you.
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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274 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stephanie, remembered our names for 3 days! We had a nice time. Our view was awful. The room was nicely appointed and the beds were comfortable. Clean and very comfortable. The Pool was great as was the hot tub. We ate at the Tiki bar and the food was quiet good and appropriate to waterfront dining. The staff at the Tiki bar were also friendly and attentive. It is quiet a maze to rooms but that is not a big deal. The free washer/dryer were a very nice touch which was well used. I have went to Bluegreen properties in the Smokies and Aruba and this was far better than either of these.

Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the water by all means.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BlueFalconRidge
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Hello BlueFalconRidge,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at The Hammocks. We are happy you found the accommodations clean and very comfortable and enjoyed the pool area. Thank you for your compliments regarding the staff. We hope to share happiness with you again on your next visit.
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed at this resort as part of a Bluegreen sampler. We are not timeshare owners and are accustomed to staying at brand-name hotels when we travel. Upon entering the parking lot, we were surprised to see how small this place really is. The staff told us it is a converted Hampton Inn. The lobby area had a strong odor of air freshener. The rest of the place smelled a bit musty. It was a bit cumbersome to get to our room as we had to walk several connecting hallways. We had a spacious first floor 1 bedroom unit with very nice view of the water and lush off-shore island. However, our room showed a lot of wear and had some maintenance issues. The carpet was worn and coming up in one spot. The microwave did not work. The bathroom light switch only worked if you wiggled it. The bed springs seriously creaked on one of the beds. We reported these issues and showed them to a maintenance man, but, surprisingly, none of these problems were fixed while we were there. It makes me wonder if the next guest endured the same issues (this place was reportedly sold our for the next 5 months).
There is a nice pool and hot tub area with an adjoining Tiki bar. We visited the Tiki Bar for food and drinks and found the drinks small, but good. The food was not so good.
The resort itself is very quiet and relaxing, with the exception that they blast a loud canon at sunset. For a livelier environment, Key West is a one hour drive.
We did not spend much time in our room, so the problems did not bother us too much. The staff was very friendly. Pros of this one are the staff friendliness and location. Cons are that it needs its wear and maintenance issues addressed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank CharlieB8888
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hello CharlieB8888,

Thank you for sharing your review of The Hammocks at Marathon. Your feedback as a Sampler member and a prospective owner is very important to us. We are happy you enjoyed the location and the view from your unit. We appreciate your compliments regarding the staff as we aim to share happiness with all of our owners and guests. However, we regret to learn that you did not have an outstanding stay. We welcome you to contact us at info@bluegreenvacations.com if you wish to provide additional details or to discuss your experience further. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Property: The Hammocks at Marathon
Address: 1688 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2121
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Hammocks at Marathon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
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