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The Hammocks at Marathon
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We stayed at The Hammocks at Marathon for 3 days end of January 2014. The grounds and property were amazing! View from our room of The Gulf was beautiful. Staff was very friendly and helped with things in the area. Food was awesome! We will definately stay here again if given the chance!!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Danielle W
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2014

Hello Danielle W,

We are thrilled you had a great time at The Hammocks. We appreciate your compliments regarding the property and staff. We hope to welcome you back and share happiness on your next visit.

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Reviewed 3 February 2014

We were a little worried because of some of the reviews, but although I really appreciate top-of-the line accommodations, it is not something I require to enjoy myself on vacation. That being said, the accommodations were more than adequate and the staff was friendly and helpful. The one thing that would make The Hammocks much better would have been a beach onsite--the premises is very small and it would have been nice to be able to walk along the beach at sunrise and/or sunset without having to get into the car. But the location is wonderful--right in the middle of the keys, we took day trips to Key West, Key Largo and everywhere in between--and on the one rainy day we drove up to the Everglades. Snorkeling out of Bahia Honda State Park took us out to the most beautiful reef (an incredible variety and quantity of sea life--more variety and clearer water than what we saw in Hawaii). We were bored by the tiki bar and didn't bother with the pool. We explored all the local dive restaurants and had some of the best seafood and tried key lime pie everywhere we went. All-in-all, a wonderful vacation and I wouldn't hesitate to return to the Hammocks.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank P K
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2014

Hello P K,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Hammocks. We are delighted you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the location. Thank you for your comments regarding the staff as our goal is to share happiness with all of our guests. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to the Keys.

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We are Bluegreen timeshare owners, so I had to compare this resort to the other timeshares we've stayed at and this is the worst, by far. Considering the cost of the stay, what we got in return was unacceptable. Apparently, the management gives away the best rooms to the people coming from nearby (mostly Miami) for a weekend, while we, flying all the way from Calgary, Canada, staying for a whole week, were put in literally the worst 1-bedroom unit possible. To think that someone even designated this as a bedroom at all is ridiculous. (That's considering the fact that we booked over 6 months in advance). Everyone proceeded to apologize profusely, yet did not do anything to change the situation, even after we'd informed time that this will definitely be the last time we're ever going to visit the Hammocks. Obviously, when you're coming from a cold country to a tropical paradise, the last thing you expect is having a "view" of a garden shed and the side fence, unable to sit on the patio due to overwhelming construction on the property nearby. Otherwise, the rooms are smaller than typical 1-br, and no kitchen makes it very difficult to cater for yourself for a week, and with high prices for going out, you'd have to be creative to not spend a fortune on food.
One night I was excited to try the resort activities-it was a wine tasting night. So, we got all excited for a proper fun evening at the Tiki Bar. Lo and behold, we show up, it's a line-up to get your plastic (!) cup filled up with wine, from a server. When I asked if she's going to be explaining the wine or at least talking about it a bit, she just gave me an amused look. So, we sat down with our wine and crackers, and after 5 minuted noticed an overpowering fish smell coming in- that's the fishermen coming back with a fresh catch, gutting their fish right there, in the marina, while you're trying to get you "wine notes"- needless to say, we quickly finished up and left. The management should be ashamed of hosting such activities that make you feel dumb for ever wasting your time, or scheduling your day around them. Get some class, really!
The activities desk personnell varies: at night, there's a very knowledgeable guy working with lots of good suggestions, but at daytime the women are utterly useless. Makes me wonder how someone like that can ever get hired.
Also, when I needed to print out my boarding pass at the ancient computer they have at the reception, something happened and the whole thing froze, yet I received no assistance from either the activities desk person, sitting there dwindling her thumbs (literally!) or the front desk. Half an hour later she'd asked if I wanted to give her my info, so she could do it on her computer. Half an hour! Anyways, the bottom line is, untrained staff, terrible treatment of timeshare owners and overall dated, poor resort. I'd rather spend extra and stay in the Key West next time.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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11  Thank Ksenoid
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Hello Ksenoid,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Hammocks. We regret to learn of your disappointment as a Bluegreen owner. We invite you to contact us at info@bluegreenvacations.com if you would like to discuss your experience further. Thank you again for your feedback.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We were a little worried about going here as some of the reviews were awful. However, we wondered if we had come to a different place! It was clean. It smelt fresh. The staff were lovely. Kind and polite and helpful. The room was large, quiet, clean well equipped and very comfortable. Only small drawback was that the TV was old and had no guide and none available at reception. Solved by buying a guide at Public. Otherwise wonderful. Would go back like a shot. Loved Marathon and loads to see and do.

Room Tip: Try to get on a higher floor if you can. We had no sea view but balcony was lovely and sunny. Room 3...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank saramck
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Hello saramck,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Hammocks. We are delighted you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you back and sharing happiness on your next visit to Marathon.

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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on Christmas eve. The grounds are beautiful and well kept.We had an amazing view from our balcony and bedroom..There is a great pool, hot tub, Tiki bar, three grills.Customer service was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was clean, large and with a very nice kitchen. We woke to that gorgeous view...stay here if you enjoy making memories ...

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank pcbeachgal
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Hello pcbeachgal,

Thank you for sharing your experience at The Hammocks. We are thrilled that we were able to share happiness and make memories for you. We are happy you enjoyed the accommodations and amazing view. Thank you for your compliments regarding the staff. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Marathon Key.

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We had a nice time. Our room was on the 3rd floor.. but comfortable. The room was clean and very comfortable. The only missing thing was the carpet. The Pool small but OK. Hot tub was fun. Best thing about this hotel is its Tiki bar and breathtaking view. Food was quiet good - best chicken quesadillas. Do not forget to order Key west sunset ale. The view from the tiki bar is awesome. Cook and other staff members were very friendly.

Overall a great place to stay and relax !!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Abhi_sana
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2013

Hello Abhi_sana,

We are happy you had a nice and relaxing time at The Hammocks. We are delighted that you enjoyed the room and the on-site amenities. We appreciate your comments regarding the staff as we aim to share happiness with all of our guests. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to the Keys.

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

It appears that there are new and older parts of this property but I'm not sure even requesting helps get what you want.

We booked significantly ahead and requested a water view. We even stopped in 3 days before our actual check in to make sure we were on the list....it didn't happen. We were quite disappointed as we had a good deal of time in the area and really wanted to relax at the property.

Be specific on what you want....read reviews and to determine if this is a stop for you.

Our room was dated and view from balcony (on ground level) was of the back of a garage from next door....first time EVER, we didn't even open the sliding door and check out the outside!

We especially enjoyed the morning walk out to the boat dock where native birds were giving us a show and sun rise was beautiful....however, it's hard to get there in the morning as pool gates are locked to check before you venture out!

Room Tip: Cross your fingers after you ask...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank mom98wmu
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BluegreenCares, Manager at The Hammocks at Marathon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2013

Hello mom98wmu,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Hammocks. We regret to learn of any disappointment you experienced during your stay. We invite you to contact us at info@bluegreenvacations.com if you would like to provide additional details or discuss further. Thank you again for your feedback.

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Address: 1688 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2121
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range: £207 - £252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Hammocks at Marathon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
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