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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
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Wales
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17 reviews
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“Lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

We spent three nights here in August. We had a ground floor room by the pool and were very happy with it. The room was immaculate and a great size - it could sleep 6, with two queens and a double sofa bed - and we never had a problem with noise. The pool area was great, with plenty of sun loungers, and the hotel also had a nice fitness room and computer suite. Breakfast was great, and free tea, coffee and other drinks were available 24 hours a day in the breakfast room.The staff were all very friendly.
We had the same experience as other guests with the wifi, which hardly worked in the room, but was fine in reception and around the pool.
There's a very nice bar and restaurant right behind where we had a good value meal one night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is the nicest (maybe the newest) in Marathon. However, the walls are so thin that we could hear entire conversations from the room next door. Not only that, we could hear our neighbors snoring in the middle of the night! That's a first. Although the hotel advertises free Wi-Fi, we were unable to use either of our I-pads in our room. If Wi-Fi is important to you, choose another hotel or be prepared to use your computer in the small lobby.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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lkaminski1, Director of Sales at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Glazedd,

Thank you for your reveiw. We were very sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience at our hotel. We take all reviews very seriously and utilize them as tools to better our service. Please accept this apology on behalf of the entire Holiday Inn Express & Suites team.

If you are ever in the area again, and would like to give us another try, it would be my pleasure to assist you with your accomdations for a better stay at our hotel.

Sincerely,

Nancy Bennett
Sales & Marketing Manager
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon, FL
nbennett@spottswood.com
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hollande
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

we stayed there for 4 nights, 2 adults and 2 kids in august 2013, very nice hotel clean, friendly people, free internet, pol opened until 10 pm, we went from there to visit key west (90 minutes).
Good breakfast and for free.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed in the Holiday Inn for 2 nights in late May while on our way to Key West. We had checked the reviews on Trip Advisor and it lived up to it's promise. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the pool was very nice. There is an excellent restaurant just behind it that apparently had just opened, and was a great improvement over what was there before. There is also another good restaurant across the highway. The breakfast was good, and my only complaint is that the Wi-Fi was quite spotty. A few more antennae would be a good idea. I would recommend the hotel and will stay there again if back that way.

Room Tip: Check the strength of the Wi-Fi signal as it varies from room to room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Walls are paperthin. But excellent food in restaurant and great atmosphere. Capt hooks jet ski for two plus hours with Ryan was a blast. Nice staff. Hot water and lovely pool and view. Clean rooms. Great icemaker.

  • Stayed August 2013
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lkaminski1, Director of Sales at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear godsangel123,

We appreciate that you took the time to write a review about your stay with us!
We are sorry that you experienced a problem with the noise during your time here. We are always looking for ways to improve on the guest’s experience, so we always appreciate the guest’s perspective.

We do hope to have an opportunity to have you as guest once again and I will pass on your kind words to Ryan!

Sincerely,


Nancy Bennett
Sales & Marketing Manager
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon, FL
nbennett@spottswood.com
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Platte City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Stopped here to give us a day exploring the middle keys during a trip down to Key West and back. Only about an hour from Key West, and about 1.5 from Miami.

Significantly cheaper than the hotels down in Key West, for essentially the same thing! Walking distance to a bunch of great restaurants, arguably the best seafood we had in the keys. Only a few miles from the "7 Mile Bridge", has a decent pool, what else would you want?

There is a restaurant out back, but we did not try it. Parking was a tiny bit difficult trying to check in, but it was only a minor annoyance. Room was VERY large, quite unexpected. The whole of marathon key is easy walking/biking distance if you so choose.

If I was going to stop at Marathon Key again for whatever reason, I see no reason not to stay here again!

Room Tip: Had a pool view room, which also was a quasi-ocean view. Nice room, couldn't hear pool noise.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

This hotel is about one hour from Key West. I wanted a hotel in a quiet place for a good price. This is a new hotel and is very clean. There is also a great restaurant directly behind the hotel (30 second walk) which was fantastic. The free breakfast was typical for a Holiday Inn.. no complaints! There is also a water sports area within a very quick walking distance. If you are going to Marathon this is your hotel! I would stay here again!

Room Tip: Second and third floor for water views. Beautiful!
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Property: The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon
Address: 13201 Overseas Highway, MM 53.5, Marathon, FL 33050-3548
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you for a fun-loving tropical vacation at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the fabulous Florida Keys. Stay with us for fun in the sun and the convenience of local businesses, the Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH), and local island attractions. Our hotel is pet-friendly and 100% smoke free.The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon is located in the heart of the Florida Keys; a short drive from Key West. ... more   less 
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