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Gulf View Waterfront Resort
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Old style hotel, friendly staff on the gulf for those great sunsets. Clean with a kitchenette. Nice property with pool. They can make improvements by adding a small side table next to the bathroom sink & adding a luggage rack. The only real negative were the sheets that would not stay on the bed. Hello owners.....an easy fix. I'd stay here again.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

We stayed at the Gulf View Resort for one night while cycling the Keys. When we arrived at the office, there was our name on the welcome sign! Mike was very friendly and helpful as we checked in, then he brought us to our room. The room was absolutely clean. It was on the road side of the building, but because we kept the fan running all night, we never heard any traffic. The beds were comfy and we both had a good night's sleep. We arrived mid afternoon, in time to take a 2-person kayak out to the other side of the inlet near the mangroves and check out the jellyfish. Great fun! Before dinner we swam for awhile in the heated pool. We had dinner just down the road, and because the Resort was right by the bike path, we were able to take the path at night, rather than being on the main road. I especially enjoyed the grounds. It was a bit like staying in a botanical garden with all the varieties of palm trees and tropical plants on the property. For sure, a great spot.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank janet b
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Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Our third visit to this hotel and it is always clean and well maintained. We love that is not a franchise and they are very accomodating. They have large birds and a tortoise that my children love. A great place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Have been coming to the Keys for decades - ready for a change. Found Gulf View after a Google and Tripadvisor search. Resort is pet friendly, very well maintained, beautifully landscaped, well sited and very private. Is on a bay about eight miles north of Marathon, so all needed supplies are available there as well a dozens of restaurants, charters, etc. Great place for fishermen, divers and folks just wanting to relax. Rooms are tropically themed and comfortable. A small 11 room operation which ensures personal attention by the friendly manager, Mike. Free use of kayaks and complimentary coffee and internet are pluses. Nice bay view from most rooms, the hammocks and the elevated heated pool. Biking/jogging trail to town starts 100 yards from resort. Hard to say anything negative, but will note that the boat dock is a bit small and exposed and the dockage fee is a bit high relative to other similar properties in Marathon. But we have already made reservations to return (with our boat) in January 2015! Highly recommend. Many repeat couples. A hidden gem.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chermol
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

I can honestly say that the property is beautiful and well maintained. The hammocks and landscape is really lovely. The the family running this motel, does a great job maintaining the property.

The rooms are spacious and offer the amenities most people would expect. Fridge, Microwave, Dishes and Hair Dryer and truly a Clean ROOM! However, the beds need serious improvement.

We had two beds in our room. One swayed with any movement and the other was hard as a box spring.

As far as Kayaks and Paddle Boats, do not expect them to be in working condition. When we went to use them, the 2 person paddle boat had one broken seat. The single kayak had a repair on the bottom of it, I did not trust to take it out. Sadly the 2 person Kayak was to big for just me. My husband did not want to be out on the water, since it was a crummy and cold day.

They have 4 amazing tropical birds and a tortoise, This is something you ought to see. Beware, one of the birds screech at the first light of DAWN.

If you do stay here, ask to be on the WATER SIDE and not on the Road SIDE. The road noise was continuous, something that neither my husband or I are use too.

My husband and I enjoyed the amenities that we could use, such as the WIFI and free Morning Coffee that they serve daily near the hammocks.

We did not enjoy the comfort of the beds and the night we stayed her, it was FREEZING COLD, the heater did not work in our unit. For the MONEY we shelled out, we did not FEEL the value.

The fact of the matter was, we planned to stay here so that we could have that Key vacation experience and use the Kayaks, Canoe, Paddle Boat and Hammocks. the fact that none of the water boats were in any condition for us to use, the day we arrived, well that was a real shame.

The next time we visit the Marathon area, we will not be securing a room here.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the WATER SIDE~ Away from the road noise.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank SouthCarolinaLucy
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Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

My family and I just left here and it was one of the best places I have ever been... so many activities fishing, kayaking , pool and bbq. Not to mention the nicest couple that owns it.. we will definitly be back! And I caught the cutest fish :)

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Gulf View is a wonderful oasis in the middle Keys. It has a lovely waterfront setting with palm trees and a relaxed atmosphere. Mike will help with any request in a friendly and helpful way. You can walk to the Dolphin Research Center. The state park is minutes away. We loved our stay at Gulf View.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Gulf View Waterfront Resort

Address: 58743 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-6021
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range: £85 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our small, private and charming property is located at the North end of Marathon on Grassy Key. We offer 11 exceptional units ranging from guest rooms with refrigerators and microwave ovens to efficiencies and one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchens - an accommodation to meet your needs. (We even allow your family pets!) Enjoy the heated pool, one of the largest in the middle keys or go out on our complimentary kayaks, canoes or paddle boats. We provide free WIFI, daily maid service and complimentary coffee and tea each morning. We also have a boat ramp and dockage available.The Gulf View Waterfront Resort has been family owned and operated since 1995. Come stay with us and discover our little piece of paradise.Susan, Mike, Stephanie, Jack & Casey Thank you for your interest in the Gulf View. ... more   less 
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