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Bonefish Resort
Ranked #14 of 17 Marathon B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We have just returned from a 3-week stay at Bonefish, and thoroughly enjoyed our time next to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. We found our room very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful! It is an older resort, but very charming and private. A great place to spend some quiet time close to the ocean! We could watch the sun rise every morning from the Cabana by the ocean!

Room Tip: We had a room closest to the ocean with a deck - great view!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Connie M
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Where to begin...worst place I've ever stayed at. I work in the hospitality industry and it was disappointing to have to stay here. After checking in and expressing our concerns, they refused to refund our deposit money therefore forcing us to spend the rest of our vacation at this awful place. The room is so small it barely fits 2 people comfortably. Not to mention that it smells old and there's mold on the pillows (which they ignored after bringing to their attention). And the bathroom is scary. There isn't much parking available either.

The worst part was all the false advertising, not to mention the ridiculously high rates they charge. Do not believe anything you see on their website! The pictures that are posted are probably 20 years old. There is no beach access. The beach had miles of seaweed that was over a foot deep. You cannot swim here. We had to drive 15 minutes to a nearby beach. The place is very old and rundown and in serious need of a renovation. I understand the history in the Keys but this place needs to keep up with the times.

Please take my experience as advice and do not waste your money or time by booking here. It nearly ruined our trip. You are better off paying an extra couple of bucks for something way better.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank Lourdes P
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Nothing was as adverticed!!Book elsewhere. The place was dirty, smells weird, no good parking, full of bugs, way too expensive... if you are thinking on budget, well, try somwhere else. Don't waste your money here.

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1  Thank Pedro P
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We didn't even see the inside of the room. The grounds were very run down, which I might have been able to deal with if the inside was nice and clean but we went to the pool and the water/patio were both dirty. They said we could use one of the other properties pools but they didn't look very sanitary either. Plus the ocean was full of sea weed and smelt like rotten eggs. They refused to refund the rates that they had already withdrawn when I booked for three days which upset me but we decided it was worth it to spend more and stay somewhere else. The maintenance guy was outside when we arrived and was very friendly. That's the only positive thing I have to say. Me being in Real Estate and customer service...I say, spend a little more and find another place. The Islander in Islamorada was fantastic for the $$.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Place is nice but no Beach as advertised, no where to put in Kayaks or you cannot swim in the Atlantic Ocean. However the place is in Grassy Key not Marathon Key (Marathon is about 10 mins away). The Bonefish is quiet and rooms are big. It's okay to stay you can drive to The beach in Marathon and put your boat, jet ski or kayak in on the Gulf side across from the Shellman when you enter Marathon key.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank Twc3011
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

What a run down place,looks like an upside down dumbster trailer with a door and a window ready to fall apart....just a dirty nasty place from the inside out.And good luck if you are 6 feet or taller to fit through the door.Parking is 5 feet of the freeway....Read all the reviews and stay somewhere else ...believe me.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Simone L
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Additional Information about Bonefish Resort

Address: 58070 Overseas Hwy, M.M. 58 Oceanside, Marathon, FL 33050-6023
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range: £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bonefish resort is a quaint oceanfront motel nestled in a tropical setting, located on the island of Marathon, Florida, in the middle of Florida Keys. Rooms are decorated with an old Florida Keys charm. A sandy oceanfront picnic area, with heated swimming pool and sun bathing area are enjoyed by our guests. If you are yearning for a memorable vacation experience then make us your favorite secret in the sun. ... more   less 
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Bonefish Resort Marathon, Florida - Florida Keys

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