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Blackfin Resort and Marina
Ranked #5 of 17 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We were here for four nights for our first trip to the Keys. We would definitely return and perhaps upgrade to a room with a kitchen.

The bed was very comfortable. The room is simple but clean with efficient air conditioning, a small fridge and a microwave. The only downside is that a lot of light comes in around the blinds so you wake up quite early in the morning. It would have been nice if a dark set of curtains could be pulled across the windows.

All the rooms are away from the highway so are quiet.

There is a small marina along with a lovely seating area with a palapa, hammock, sun loungers,picnic tables, barbecues and a resident iguana over looking the gulf side. Many folks in the marina and motel gather with drinks for the sunset and we met some really lovely people.

There is a restaurant, Hurricane, that offers nice food with friendly staff.

It's not fancy but it has everything you need for a relaxing, restful stay in the Florida Keys. My husband really enjoyed the fishing.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

3/19- 3/23 Great central location in the Keys. Hour to Key West and forty minutes to Key Largo. Stuffed Pig- friendly staff -down the street(same side as resort) for good/reasonably priced breakfast. Short distance to Turtle Hospital which was very interesting. Ten/fifteen minutes to Bahia Honda State Park for snorkeling or beach time. On your way down to Key West stop at Baby's Coffee(best coffee I've ever had) and returning home get your Key Lime pie at Mangrove Mama's. If you are a Bogart/Hepburn fan, don't miss the African Queen docked in Key Largo at the Holiday Inn ocean side.

Room was clean, bathroom had shower only but was recently refurbished and looked new, however very small. Front desk staff friendly and helpful. Grounds were well kept. Pool was clean. Man made beach front was nice with chairs and loungers to watch the sunset. Reminds me of the old Keys motel-great 60's ambiance.

Heed the posted speed- do not exceed the speed limits!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank krpr1353
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

my wife and i had a great week there, place was clean and neat, folks were friendly there, would go back there. Nice bar in front next to motel office, good food ,prices were right, went fishing with the pelicans down by the marina, went down the marina at nice next to the little light house for sunsets

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Edward B
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

I had no problem with the basic 60's style of this place, the dirty floors, or the price premium charged in the Keys.
However the service I received from the desk manager really saddened me.
I am from australia and use international calling cards to ring home. My father has cancer and with the 15 hour time difference I would call him each evening (US time) to check on his condition after his treatment.
Despite offering free local calls, my phone line was dead. I politely asked the desk manger if he could connect my phone, to which he told me to press 9 for an outside line, as if I was a moron.
When I advised that pressing 9 did not get me a dial tone, he said bluntly that everyone has a cellphone these days anyway. He then looked away and went back to watching his tv show, turning up the volume as if to discourage any further disruption to his evening.
So as I headed out into the evening in search of a public payphone I was really impressed with not just the professionalism displayed, but the lack of compassion for an international guest.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

From the outside it doesn't look like much, but the rooms were very clean. The bathroom was small and looked like it was just updated. Very easy to find on the main road going thru Marathon. Excellent restaurant down the road near 7 mile bridge called te Sunset Grille.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Older 60's style 2 star hotel at a Keys premium that would be less than half the rate if it were anywhere else. Room was clean except for a stray hair in the shower (no bathtub). Rooms are drive-up but located away from the highway so nights are quiet. Microwave and small fridge included on a rickety wicker table. The tiled floor (no carpet) can be cold in the morning. The tip envelope on the nightstand was tacky. For a little more you can probably find something better with a view.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Good location, small and very dated decor, but clean and friendly. The Neighbor had noisy wind chimes but when the ac was on they did not bother us. The sunset view was very nice, and we appreciated the little fridge and microwave. Would have liked a hair dryer and a box of Kleenex!

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Blackfin Resort and Marina

Address: 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2396
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range: £97 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blackfin Resort and Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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