We spent 2 weeks at the Marathon. Because we had limited points to use up, we stayed in a variety of rooms - studio, then one bed, then ocean view one bed so can review different types...
General comments - staff were lovely, very sincere and friendly but not overly so in a non-sincere manner so that was refreshing. Rooms were clean and comfortable, pool not huge but was empty most of the time so not an issue. Liked the iguanas around the pool area, not so great when they poop but staff cleaned up quickly and it's hardly something you can control. Loved the fact that you can wander about and spot marine life off the jetty, saw 4 rays, spiny lobster, tarpon and lots of other little fish, and of course pelicans and various heron.
Rooms - studio. Fine, but they gave us crockery and cutlery and glasses but nowhere to clean them except the bathroom sink which is just so wrong. When we moved out of this room, I mentioned it to Patty and she said we should have been told to get housekeeping to take away the dirty stuff each day. Oh well. They should have a note in the room to tell you this, instead of leaving a sponge and detergent which sends out the wrong message.
One bed - great, wonderful to have a kitchen! Lounge area spacious, no complaints there. Had room overlooking coastguard so could be woken up by them. Actually didn't know what that was the first morning, and couldn't make out what they were saying. But it wasn't any big deal. Actually, when we moved to the ocean view room I found the noise from the bar more annoying one night, they did have a thing on but it just seemed to go on, and on, and on. Some woman still screeching her head off at midnight which was annoying. Only real issue with all rooms was the power of the water in the shower. I have thick hair and this took a long time to wash, but more annoying was that the water never seemed particularly hot, expecially so in the mornings.
They also have laundry facilities on every floor which is great. Wish they did more on the recycling front. They should offer to recycle plastic too, not just paper and glass.
Overall, pluses far outweighed the minuses and we enjoyed our stay there. Definitely planning on coming back.
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