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“Our 40th Anniversary”

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Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Turbotville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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“Our 40th Anniversary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We decided to make our 40th anniversary special by a selecting a small and hopefully romantic hotel. Our expectations were so vastly exceeded that I can say that this was the premier trip of our 40 years. Yes, the Keys made it special, but the Rainbow Bend was beyond compare.
Our suite was perfect for the two of us, the staff made us feel like friends- not guests, and the view was incredible. The whole place bespoke cleanliness, warmth, ambience, and caring.
We stayed 8 days, and have already booked for 12 days for the next trip.
For all those "nasty nay-sayers" who left bad reviews we can only say: "Baaahhhh and shame on you!!!!"

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Rainbow Bend is a great little resort on Marathon Key. Guests get use of a Boston Whaler which is a small boat with a big engine. We didn't use the boat for fishing, but for exploring the sea grasses and sandbars around Marathon. Rays, sharks, crabs, schools of fish, live conchs. Great stuff. Our room had a full gas stove and refrigerator, so if you catch your fish, you can cook it right there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

I got really tired of luxury resorts long ago and look now for authentic, peaceful places that offer natural ambiance. Rainbow Bend fits that bill to a "T". We stayed four nights and couldn't have been happier that we chose this place. It's clean, laid back and run by wonderfully friendly people. The view of the Atlantic is spectacular, the rooms clean, well equipped and neat and your room comes with your breakfast included.

By the way, the Hideaway Restaurant, located on the property is really outstanding.

I wouldn't hesitate to return here anytime.

By the way, your room includes the use of a fishing boat/outboard (you can rent a rod and reel for $5 and they sell bait right there.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Coldwater, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

My family had stayed at the rainbow bend several times when our kids were younger, but this was our first visit with just my wife and me. The first thing we noticed was how friendly and helpful all of the staff were. The reception staff, the boat guy, even the waiter at breakfast (who was always extremely busy) all seemed to go out of their way to make us feel welcome. The resort itself has a laid-back fifties feel to it that we find very appealling. During the day most guests are either out exploring or fishing so the beach is practically empty and therefore very relaxing. The sandbar that can be reached by a five minute free boat trip (alright it's not free- you have to pay for the gas, but reviewers that complain about this have obviously never attempted to rent a boat in the Florida Keys) is another relaxing spot for either a swim or quarter-mile wade. The rooms at the Rainbow Bend are not like staying at a Hilton or Westin but are clean and the views from the oceanfront suites (we stayed this time in the Octagon Up) are incredible. The restaurant is also quite special. Over the years we have stayed at several spots in the keys and this remains our favorite.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

just returned from 5 days at rainbow bend. if you're from up north like me, and looking to chill out and re-charge, this is the place. very nice complimentary breakfast on a second floor balcony, and one of the better restaurants if you want to stay close for dinner.

if you're a fisherman like me, its very central to the charters. or you can grab your pole and fish off the pier, or use on of their complimentary boats.

we had a two bedroom unit......nicely equipped kitchen.....clean and very spacious. no complaints.

we'll be back for our 4th visit again next april....

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Wellington, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

My fiancé and I loved Rainbow Bend, we have vowed to go back every year. Having no schedule, feet in the sand right outside your room and a daily boat included = total relaxation! Oh, and the breakfast is so yumm!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

My family of five recently stayed for two nights at Rainbow Bend. We stayed in the lower level of the Octagon and loved it! The room was nice, but we spent almost every minute outside. The grounds are beautiful, we had a blast taking the boats out, and the staff was wonderful and very nice. We will definitely go back. Also, don't miss having dinner at the restaurant. By far, the best meal we've had in the Keys.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort
Address: 57784 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-5626
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 23
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