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Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 23, 2013

What can I say? This place was so far removed from it's sister resort at Parrot's Key. There was a mix up on our booking (totally my fault) but that didn't stop Summer from helpfully sorting us out with the type of room we had booked, an Ocean Front Villa.

My partners first comment as we entered the villa was "I could live here". The service throughout the HYotel was first class, from Summer at Reception to Michelle at the Tiki Bar, it was just perfect.

We stayed 4 nights and although we do like to eat out and try different places we ate one night at the Butterfly Cafe and it was one of the best meals we had during our two weeks in Florida

Room Tip: I imagine that internally they are all much the same but the Ocean Front rooms are superb. There...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have stayed at this resort several times. My most recent stay, showed the property to be run down. White wicker chairs around the property with holes in the arms of the chairs. why bother putting out these, they should be at the dump. The large pool has mismatched furniture, and the inside of the units have torn slip covers and mold around the doors.
I hope with the new management company they will take pride in bring this back to a 4 star property.

Room Tip: Ask if there is construction going on before booking any hotel. They were doing construction the 9...
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed in a 2 bedroom beach house near the adult pool. The name says it all Tranquility bay. This was exactly what we were looking for…a quiet, relaxing getaway. Even though it rained 3 of the 5 days, we enjoyed our stay. We arrived late evening in Fort Lauderdale and had planned to drive to Homestead, FL. We spent the night in Homestead and left in the morning for Marathon. Tranquility Bay is a good half-way point for spending a day in Key West and exploring the other Keys. This beautiful resort has all you need for a relaxing stay…beach, Tiki Bar (with great bartenders), watersports, beautiful pools, and a fabulous restaurant (with fantastic food and friendly servers)! We will definitely go back when we need a break from our busy life.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank luv2cruiz
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed in a beachfront 2 bedroom. When we walked in the front door we were so amazed at the view out the glass french doors out back that we just walked straight through to the back deck before we even looked at anything inside the house! The pictures on their website are beautiful but the real thing is breathtaking. Downstairs in the two bedroom was a couch, chair, big screen tv, dvd player, full open kitchen with barstools, table with 4 chairs and a half bath. The kitchen had granite countertops, stainless steel appliances,(full size fridge with ice and water in the door, flat top stove/oven with microwave above, dishwasher, garbage disposal, dishes, knives, silverware, coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots, pans, casserole dishes, cutting board, spatulas, collanders...everything you could possibly need). Dish soap, new sponge, dishwasher detergent, papertowels were already there. Upstairs was a king master suite with a full size closet, a big tv, it's own full bathroom and private balcony.There was a second bedroom with 2 twin beds ,a tv, a full size closet and a stackable washer and dryer inside another closet. There is also another full bathroom upstairs just outside the second bedroom. Beach was nice and clean. Lots of beach chairs and palm trees that provide just the right amount of shade if you want it. Great Lagoon pool, tiki bar, swimming beach was ok (because of the sea grass but it's part of nature, what can you do?) Did not use the watersports or the restaurant on site but they appeared to be great. Saw dolphins, manatees, 2 very large iguanas and lots of birds every day. It was a pleasure to just sit and watch the wildlife, the boats and the water. Will most certainly return for an even longer stay.

Room Tip: Beach houses 1-5 are kind of set off to themselves and felt very private.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband and I just came back from tranquility and it was amazing! We took our 10 month old son and I was nervous it wouldn't be as family friendly as we needed, but we were so wrong! We had a 2 bedroom beachfront and it was worth every penny,especially if you are traveling with young children. We were able to sit on the beach while our son was napping and the views were incredible. Yes some of the reviews are accurate...beach towels aren't great,kitchen could be more equipped, beach isn't a swimming beach....but you don't mind any of that when you are laying at a quiet pool and beach and enjoying tranquility! We will definitely return when we want a relaxing getaway!

Room Tip: Spend the money on a beachfront! 1-5 units are more secluded and you don't get much walk thru t...
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were 3 female relatives looking for a beautiful place to relax and enjoy our surroundings. This was definitely it. It was just as pictured online, which was a wonderful surprise! We needed a 3 BR beachfront property and there were not many other locations offering such. We wanted to be near Key West and were so happy we stayed in Marathon and just visited Key West!! We will hopefully be returning!!!

Room Tip: Our goal was to be able to step off our porch and have our toes in the sand. Our beachfront accommo...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Dianna J
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Beautifully appointed townhouse style apartments, with beautiful fixtures and fittings. Extemely comfortable beds. Apartment had balconies off both bedrooms and a patio leading straight to the beach. The onsite restaurant was very nice. The staff were very freindly which made our stay all the more enjoyable. The pool area was large and well kept.

Room Tip: I recommend an apartment with an ocean view.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about 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 #2 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range: $257 - $1,030 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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