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Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this resort and had a very relaxing visit. The staff was friendly and accomodating, the room was clean and the bed comfortable. Nice extras to have breakfast and use of the skiff included with the room pricing. Great location with private beach. We are planning to return with another couple and stay longer next time.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Came back to Marathon for another getaway, and since our last experience was so good, we returned to Rainbow Bend. When we checked in, Sonya & Marsha were waiting for us, as friendly ,, professional and helpful as always. The following day we got to see George again...it was like coming home to family! They are all awesome! Our room was clean and comfy. At one point, our bedroom T.V. didn't work and when I called about it, the maintenance man was down to fix it within 5 minutes. I would never even consider staying anyplace else in Marathon. Rainbow Bend is my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, See you soon!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank DianeW711
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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Always nice to getaway and come to rainbow bend. Quiet and family oriented. Our getaway is always a great time fishing and relaxing. We enjoy our stay there for the past 3 years and we keep coming. Staff is great and helpful. Breakfast is great and the view is awesome. Always come back here.

Stayed: January 2014
1  Thank Lourdes1234
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

This hotel is very nice, very clean, and very quiet, had no issues with noise during the whole stay which is nice since we weren't disturbed at all. Stayed in a Jacuzzi room with my girlfriend for a weekend which was very cozy and had a unique design to it. The complimentary breakfast was actually good for a usual complimentary breakfast. Unfortunately we were unable to use the boats they allow you to use due to weather conditions but that would normally be a huge plus to anyone looking to go fishing. They also supply you with a nice brick grill to cook your catch on. Overall it was a fantastic and very relaxing stay, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quick and relaxing get away for a weekend.

Room Tip: Stayed on the first floor Jacuzzi Room which was a fantastic quite room. Not sure about the other ro...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Devon H
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

this place is a total dump and rip off! they put up decent cleaned up pics online, and when you get there you see what it REALLY IS! a moldy,run down,dangerous,stinky waste of time and money! i have been going down to the 'key's for diving and fishing for over 25 years, and have NEVER seen a place more broken down and dangerously filthy as this place! then when you complain about the disgusting rooms, filthy grounds, broke down old rotten boats, unsafe falling apart dock, broken furniture, lack of lighting, dirty saltwater pool,broken rusted out fishing gear, old rotten snorkel gear and everything else that is just garbage, they basically say o well WE ARE NOt REFUNDING YOU ANYTHING! NOR ARE WE GOING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS! we paid for a for nite stay and left after being there only about 2 hours! then they charged us 480.00 for NOTHING! if anyone stays there you have to be nuts! the only phone calls i would make on that place's behalf would be to the florida dept of buildings, the florida dept of health, and the b.b.b to voice my complaints against this rip off un-safe so called resort.

Room Tip: do not for any reason stay at this DUMP! you will be ripped off and probably end up in a hospital...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

on our arrival we were checked in to the room we picked online [ the french room] we were struck by how run down the grounds and buildings of this so called resort was[ didn't look so online]. our 'patio ' was facing rusted loud buzzing a/c units and plied up stinky garbage cans behind the office building. upon entering the room, it 'looked' some what clean but had a 'funky' odor , rusted squeaking ceiling fan, rusty fridge with stains of grease and food along its side , rusted shower fixtures and bath faucet. then low and behold a 4 inch hole in the wall next to the toilet bowl where that funky stench and bugs were coming from! i can see it on my wife's face that she wanted already to move to another room, but being the trooper that she is said... 'well at least it's next to the pool' o.k. then we walked to the pool past the buzzing a/c units and garbage cans to find a rusted out, falling apart gate that i had to hold up from falling apart as i struggled to open it and not cut myself on the rusted out latch. the pool area was sort of nice , except for all the garbage blowing around the beach grounds around it and all the dead plants. then we made our way to the 'boat dock area' both my wife and i are divers and the reason we picked rainbow bend was because of the 'free use of boats' HOLY MOLY! i wouldn't take one of those old, rotten harbor skiffs out on a pond! loose and decayed batteries bouncing around under the seats exposed wiring all jerry rigged and decayed, grease and oil all over the back transoms cracked gun rails , no ladders to enter the water or to get back on board, no sunshade [ canopy'] . the list can go on but whoaa! after complaining to a guy that was the 'dock hand' about the terrible condition of not only the boats , but the whole boating dock area [ the dock was dangerously run down] he said yeah this is a 'rustic' place, i said no this is a RUSTED OUT dangerous DUMP! i have been boating and diving in the keys for over 25 years and NEVER seen this kind of crap. after my wife seen this mess she said, 'well we will rent our own boat so we can save this trip here'. so off to the office to complain about these obvious run down and dangerous conditions of the boat dock, fishing pier , boats and other gear that was 'included' in the room price. she tells they guy in the office this is unacceptable that the boats are definitely not safe for diving, snorkeling ,fishing or anything else out on the open OCEAN, and we will be renting our own boat and will need to dock it . his response NO! you can't!' these docks are only for our boats only! ' i told him YOUR boats are a unsafe pieces of crap and your dock is full of hazards like popped out loose splintered boards rusted nails and screws sticking out of every where' and rusted out mooring anchors. after that my wife and i were not so nice, we told them we are leaving to find another place that isn't a detriment to our safety and has gear and grounds that are not in such disrepair that we can actually have fun. they did nothing to try and rectify the situation or offer any recourse to our dissatisfaction with there run down dump of a hotel. and then CHARGED us for two nights of a 4 night stay even though we were only there for about an hour! TOTAL DUMP wouldn't stay there EVER and i will tell as many people as possible about how they burned us for around 480.00 dollars for nothing! stay away from this place!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

I can't imagine a better resort to choose for a Florida Keys vacation. The rooms are well-appointed and spacious. They are clean and just a few steps from a beautiful ocean beach. The salt-water pool and surrounding patio (including a giant walkable chess set) are refreshing, relaxing places to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Coconut palms waving overhead lulled us to sleep more than once. The fishing boats were well kept and we were provided all the gas, bait and tackle we needed. And the fish were biting! One of the best things about Rainbow Bend is the lovely Hideaway Café. Our waiter, Billy, was the greatest. He gave us great service, great advice, great food and best of all, a great personality. We can't wait to go back to Rainbow Bend. Diana Townsend

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort

Address: 57784 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-5626
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: $150 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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