We stayed at the Gulf View in mid-December, and left wishing we'd had more time to spend there. Our room was clean and quiet, and the attractive grounds had a picturesque pool, hammocks among the palm trees, and parrots and lizards on display. Free use of kayaks and canoes were a big plus as well. The owners' son Mike was especially helpful and a great source of advice on finding the best local restaurants, beaches, dive shops, etc.
Although our room had been recently renovated, the motel itself was built back in the 1960's and has retained the look and laid-back charm of that era. If you want a large, modern, posh resort, then the Gulf View may not suit you; but if you're looking for a relaxing place with a pleasing personality all its own, then this small motel is definitely worth a look.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our small, private and charming property is located at the North end of Marathon on Grassy Key. We offer 11 exceptional units ranging from guest rooms with refrigerators and microwave ovens to efficiencies and one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchens - an accommodation to meet your needs. (We even allow your family pets!) Enjoy the heated pool, one of the largest in the middle keys or go out on our complimentary kayaks, canoes or paddle boats. We provide free WIFI, daily maid service and complimentary coffee and tea each morning. We also have a boat ramp and dockage available.The Gulf View Waterfront Resort has been family owned and operated since 1995. Come stay with us and discover our little piece of paradise.Susan, Mike, Stephanie, Jack & Casey Thank you for your interest in the Gulf View. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gulf View Waterfront Hotel Marathon