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Gulf View Waterfront Resort
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Levittown, NY
1 review
“Old time Florida keys feeling, beautifully landscaped, pet and family friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is family run, no corporate stuff here. small and intimate...and our room was immaculate and charming in decoration. Pet friendly and great for kids who can visit with the resident parrots and friendly pet turtle. Egrets and Herons hang out at the dock where you can take out canoes and paddle boats. Located next to the dolphin research center, you can even hear the dolphins and sea lions. There is a pool which overlooks the gulf and a grill outside for your use. Hammocks for relaxing. A great place to stay if you are a fisherman as it is close to the boats but far enough away that you are not in town. Going back soon. Best yet from Post Labor Day Weekend to December 15th (not positive on exact dates) when you stay one day, day two is half price. That is a super deal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

My son and I recently stayed at Gulf View Waterfront Resort and let me tell you, this place is awesome!! It is clean, well-maintained and the owners (and guests) are very friendly and make you feel at home. And their pets! LOL. We miss Ziggy (tortoise), Mango, Happy (macaw parrots), Coco (cockatoo, who will unconditionally "love you", LOL) and her three little cockateil cagemates. We were there for 3 nights and we were sad to leave. We will definitely return for hopefully a longer visit. And if you are a dolphin lover, Gulf View is a short walk from the incredible Dolphin Research Center, which is what brought us to the Keys. I also love the fact that the location isn't "overcrowded" with commercial businesses, although you don't have to travel far to get the more commercialized section. We loved our stay at Gulf View!! Thanks Mike!!

Room Tip: All rooms have access to gas grills and I think most of them have kitchens. We stayed on the 2nd le...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Santa Ynez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Our stay at the Gulf View was great. When we checked in, Mike the owner gave us tons of information on local places to see, showed us around the property and to our room. We were in the Stone Crab #17, and it was very nice. Full kitchen, clean, and even had its own barbeque on the patio. We loved going down to the dock at night to watch the sunsets and would love to come back again some day. Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Just got back from our Florida holiday where we spent the first 6 nights at Gulf View. This is a place we would definately return to should we visit the Keys again. The accommodation was perfect, clean and comfortable with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We had an upper room overlooking the pool and gardens, we made use of the barbecue on our patio, pool and free peddal boats all of which were brilliant - the pool was clean and along with the pretty gardens a lovely place to relax. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and we can not thank Mike and Stephanie enough for making us feel so welcome. I would highly reccommend Gulf View if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, friendly place to stay that is central to all of the Keys.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

If you are looking for silk curtains and crystal chandeliers then keep on searching but if you are looking for clean, comfortable and guest friendly then call for reservations. Mike, the owner, is a fountain of information and was happy to give advice on everything of interest in the keys from local eateries (all great suggestions) to tourist activities to reasonably priced parking in Key West. The effervescent housekeeper, Christina, was eager to please and took the extra time to provide whatever guests needed. As a side note, every afternoon, we would find Christina’s beautiful animal “sculptures” created from bath towels and left near the bathroom. It was thoughtful touch and it made each guest feel just a little bit special. The grounds are well kept and serene. There is a pool just a few steps from the rooms, a comfy hammock, paddle boats and kayaks on the dock, picnic tables and gas bbq grills for the use of the guests. Take time to visit with the resort’s mascots – three parrots and a huge tortoise. Fresh coffee is provided under the palms each morning and fresh bananas and coconuts were left on the tables almost every day. Wow!! When our stay was over it was like saying goodbye to old friends. Gulf View is a tranquil oasis and we will most certainly return for another visit.
Helpful Hint – Bring along an economy size canister of bug repellent. Key mosquitoes are vicious and take no prisoners.
Diane, John, and Meg

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Oslo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We, as a family of four come by chance of staying in Gulf view resort for four days of our vacation. And what a pleasant stay it was. This is our third vacation in 'the keys' and believe me, we have been at many different motells. The owner Mike and his wife was exstremmely kind and helpful and at the same time not obtrusive, our room with full kitchen facing 'bayside' was comfortable and clean and for a Norwegian who absolutly value a quiet stay in the legendary 'Keys' atmosphere - this is paradise. We will definitive recommend Gulf View to our frends in Norway.

Room Tip: Room nr. 19 facing ocean , is large with two seperate bedroom ( one king size) and two restrooms, f...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We just returned from our 3rd stay at the Gulf view resort. It just keeps getting better and better!!! This resort is so perfect for everyone. Beautiful views, immaculately kept, friendly and very helpful owners ,excellent rates,large and well maintained and clean rooms. The whole staff is always there for you including the housekeeper krystina. Everyone makes you feel right at home. This place is just heaven, And the big plus is they even make my dog feel at home, !!!! Mike and Mary Paris, NJ

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Gulf View Waterfront Resort
Address: 58743 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-6021
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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