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“Charming and Immaculate” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bonefish Resort
Ranked #16 of 17 Marathon B&B and Inns
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“Charming and Immaculate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2005

My husband and I wanted to try the Bonefish Resort as we heard from so many people that the property was charming. Well, everyone was right. The rooms are very very clean, and quite charming.The parking situation is different now.Guests can no longer park in the narrow driveway as each parking space was converted to provide every unit with an outdoor patio furnished with a table and chairs and a charcoal grill. A brand new oceanfront swimming pool is on the property as well. The water front cabana with the swing certainly was enjoyable. The lighting in the evening is so calming too. The property is conveniently located to several restaurants, and the Dolphin Research Center. We would definitely return to the Bonefish Resort and recommend it to our family and friends.

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    2 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2004

Very disappointed , the luxury suites were some sort of trailer that would sleep 1 comfortably, and the room had a strange odor, and my son was afraid to sleep on the futon for fear of contracting something . If you are over 5'5'' , wear a crash helmet so you don't hit the fixture . Bulb was burned out anyway. No parking, no beach, nothing to write home about . Would not recommend it unless you had just spent 6 weeks in the Gobi desert. After seeing the place, tried to have our deposit refunded, but the management refused, and became very nasty about the whole deal. we stayed one night to use up of much of our deposit as possible. Moved next door the the Grassy Key Lodging , which was like heaven.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2004

Okay.. where do I begin? First, don't even think of parking in this place, there is no room for cars. (Makes unloading for a week very difficult). Bonefish claims to be on the beach... I don't call brown muck half of the day a beach. no swimming at all. The Cabins we thought we were renting were actually mobile homes cut in half and attached to another unit (the other half of the mobile home, of course!) Few units had decks or balconies. The place looked very different from the brochure. Pool was nice, covered deck was great. Units are small, but cooled well with a/c. They were small, but clean. It wasn't at all what we thought we were getting, we were disappointed, but managed to make the best of it. I guess the whole Keys scene was not at all what I expected. I would have to say the most irritating thing was the parking, and never knowing if you could get near your unit or not. I was amazed by the trash on the "beach" that remained there the whole time we were there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2003

Have stayed there on 2 occasions. Very friendly and our accomdations were excellent for not being in Key West. Close to eating facilities and Key West. Small golf course a few miles away and use of Key Coloney Club for swimming and meeting friends. Would go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2002

We really enjoyed the quaint Bonefish Resort. With less than 20 rooms, we found the apartments to be the best deal. I caught a Barracuda from the small dingy which I anchored in the ocean in front of the hotel.

The room was clean, updated and the grounds were swept and raked daily. We also enjoyed the hot tub.

If you're going to Key West, just make a day trip and stay at the Bonefish. You're much better off snorkeling near Duck and Grassy Key than in Key West, and enjoying what nature has to offer in the Middle Keys.

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Additional Information about Bonefish Resort

Property: Bonefish Resort
Address: 58070 Overseas Hwy, M.M. 58 Oceanside, Marathon, FL 33050-6023
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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