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Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Chose Rainbow Bend due to their dog friendly policy and location. We arrived Saturday afternoon without a reservation, Barbara hooked us up quickly and we were in a room within 15 minutes. If you want the Ritz-Carlton, this is not your place. If you want the old Keys, laid back get away from it all experience, this is the place. Great breakfast included each morning upstairs at Hideaway Cafe overlooking the Atlantic. A small boat is included also for 4 hours each day of your stay which we took advantage of and had a great time heading out to the sandbars east of Vaca Key. The entire staff were very nice and friendly and gave our 2 dogs lots of love and attention. Make sure to have dinner at Hideaway Cafe as the experience and meal was outstanding. This was the most de-stressing 3 day weekend we've had in a very long time. In process of making a new reservation as I write this review.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Another great stay at Rainbow Bend. Real Florida Keys Vibe. Great staff and by the way, you get a boat! Nice beach and real oceanfront property. Very clean and conveniently close to Key Marathon and most shops and restaurants.

Room Tip: Make sure you look at the map on the website to pick your room!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We have been coming to the keys for years and have owned our own places. Now we live in California but still visit. We always came to the Hideaway to eat and thought when the time came it would be great to stay at the resort. It was well beyond our expectations. Old time keys living plus great breakfasts and dinners at the Hideaway Cafe. Our only disappointment was that they no longer cook your catch, but when it was explained, we understood.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

My wife and I booked and stayed 4 days at this resort I am not a fishing person we just wanted a relaxing weekend. I and my wife could not have been happier! Its simple clean rooms your own deck jaccuzzi tub. The experience was the best we have had in a motel since we moved to Florida in 2004. WE WILL STAY AT RAINBOW RESORT AGAIN

Room Tip: waterfront not neccesary
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Just like everyone else has mentioned, the staff is fantastic. We spent three nights at Rainbow Bend, and by the end of our stay we had made many new friends. This place is the epitome of "old school" Florida living. The pool is great. The boats were a highlight of our stay. The food and service were wonderful. If you are looking for a relaxed, but entertaining stay, away from the lights and the noise of the city, this is your place. I was surprised by the bait / tackle shop on site, and the cute little gift shop. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Room Tip: Get the poolside room (#17). PERFECT location!!!
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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!!!!"

Room Tip: For maxium enjoyment, try to select an ocean front/side room or suite.
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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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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 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range: $136 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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