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Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Geneva, Illinois
2 reviews
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“2 Pete Pool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just returned from a week at Tranquility Bay. Excellent, relaxing, clean place to stay. Sometimes websites make the resorts look good. In this case the website doesn't do it justice. The condos are clean and well thought out. Nice decks on each unit. The landscaping is top notch as good as in some of the nicer resorts in Hawaii. Great pool for kids and adults and a private adult pool if you want to get away from the kiddies. Tiki bar with food on the beach is aweome but could use a bathroom. Long walk to the bathroom after a few beers. The resort lacks a sorely needed hot tub, pun intended. The staff was friendly and helpful. Don't fret the sea grass, it was there, couldn't go in the water by the beach, but its a minor irritation. Highly recommend this resort for adults and people with kids. Could use more comfortable furniture in the 2 bedroom unit.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were three sisters together with our pre teen and teenage girls. The accomodations were wonderful. Our unit was spotless, nicely decorated and had a great view. It was windy for our visit but we made full use of the tiki bar and had great service. We celebrated a birthday in the restruant one evening, the food was very good. I can't wait to return, we all loved ti.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

After much thought and deliberation we chose to stay here, it was worth it, for the most part. The grounds are outstanding, nice green grass, palm trees, flowering plants, white sand beach. There isn't really a bad walk to any rooms I could see from the parking lot, they are tree lined, nice wide sidewalks.
Our room was spacious in the living room and kitchen. The bathrooms were on the small side, but I'm not there to hang out in the bathroom, so it was no concern. Taking 2 preschoolers, there was still enough room to bath them. The master bedroom is huge, all bedrooms have porches!
My biggest concern was the worn out beds/sofa/chairs. For what you pay a night, I wouldn't expect the beds to creek and feel like ones in Motel 6, but they do, at least in #34. The living room furniture, well lots of little kids around, so what do you expect? I would give this a 5 rating, but it was the beds and the fact that the pool isn't heated earned it a 4. It was 80 degrees for the air temp, but that pool water felt rather chilly.
The beach is very nice, but that pesky sea grass does smell, like rotten sewage. This isn't the resorts fault, it seems to be part of vacationing in the Keys, it was at all the beaches. I don't think they are allowed to remove it very often, if at all.
All I can really say is if you're from up north and you go here in the winter months, there's not too much you can complain about, sunny and 80's everyday!
The on site restaurant is very pricy, as is the bar/tiki hut for being served in plastic cups. I'm assuming the beach dictates plastic.
The maintenance staff is great, they oiled our squeaky doors! There are some comments here about the staff, what little interaction we did have with them was pleasant. The housekeeping is great, kids stuffed animals always nicely arranged on their beds.
I'd stay again!

Room Tip: You really don't need beach front unless it's very important, it's a great walk from the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This was one of the best resorts we've stayed at in the Keys. The grounds are well maintained and Summer at there reception desk was very helpful and a delight to greet us upon arrival. I do have to say I don't understand the $25/night resort fee since there wasn't anything "included" with that other than the beach, gym, and pool which are standard amenities anyway. They should consider abolishing the fee. Also, our bed was very squeaky and uncomfortable with a sagging feeling down the middle. I would definitely come back again and negotiate out of the resort fee.

Room Tip: water view is worth it but I probably wouldn't pay extra for water front
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This resort was very clean, decorated just superbly and was very fitting for the keys. The staff seemed genuinely friendly, the restaurant far better than anticipated, and the only two amenities we wished for while there were a hot tub and a small sundries shop on the premises simply for the sake of convenience. We have traveled extensively and consider ourselves quite particular, so we are pleased to say we hope to visit Tranquility Bay Resort again!

Room Tip: We had a two bedroom for three gals on a "girl's trip w/o our husbands. It was a bit away f...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were traveling to Key West and decided to stop over in Marathon for a night. I didn't have much time to research a place to stay but found Tranquility on tripadvisor so thought we'd give it a try because we got an awesome one-night rate. Imagine my surprise when we pulled into the resort and our first experience was of white picket fences and gorgeous white buildings. Wow! Then we checked in and were greeted by a very friendly, pleasant yound lady named of all names, Summer! It just got better from there. Our two-room condo was very well decorated and pleasant. The twin room was a bit cramped by requesting the beds be converted to a king, but it worked well all the same. The back patio to the condo was very refreshing. We visited the Tiki Bar and had some awesome cocktails while talking with Jeff, the bartender, for our entire bar visit. Jeff had quite some stories to tell and really, really enjoys his job! Thanks for a great evening Jeff. We even enjoyed the "tom cat" that stopped by our door step for a visit. Thanks for a great stay....we highly recommend your resort and will be back very soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We took another trip to the Keys to fish in January. We stated at Tranquility Bay resort for the 3rd year in a row. This place is a little expensive, but when you get there you realize that it is very, very nice - the grounds, the town homes, and the pool and ocean areas. We had 3 guys on the fishing trip, and the 3-bedroom townhome, for 4 nights, was $1188, or about $400 per person. This includes the $25 daily resort fee, and all taxes. With the full kitchen, huge living room and dining room and the 3 bedrooms, this place was great, as always.

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Property: Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Address: 2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort located in Marathon Florida, the heart of the Florida Keys. Here you will find more than unrivaled peace and seclusion on your Florida Keys resort vacation, while overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sink into serenity with one of our unique two or three bedroom beach houses. Our spacious Marathon Florida resort beach houses have 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 plus baths, gourmet kitchens, expansive porches overlooking the water, flat screen TVs, and handmade furniture, offering an idyllic Florida Keys resort experience nestled in a tropical oasis of calm and ease. Now you can also discover the addition of luxury single-level "Tropical Garden Guestrooms" which offer more intimate accommodations than the resort's larger beach houses. Enjoy all of the amenities of Tranquility Bay Resort with more affordable luxury in mind, and tropical garden views.Next, try award winning dining at Butterfly Cafe, a 2.5 acre white sand beach, world class fishing, diving, snorkeling and water sports, three tropical swimming pools, and our beachfront TJ's Tiki Bar, all framed by 12 acres of picturesque gardens. Located just 90 miles south of Miami and 45 miles north of historic Key West, Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort is easily reached by car or plane. Boasting delicious dining, Florida Keys' attractions, plus a nearby Championship 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, state parks with incredible beaches, protected waters for diving and some of the best sport fishing in the world, you can define your own paradise at our unique vacation destination in the Florida Keys. Find your center in the Middle Keys at Tranquility Bay Resort. ... more   less 
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