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“A relaxing place to stay in the Keys”

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Gulf View Waterfront Resort
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 February 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights, and found it a very clean, comfortable, covenant and friendly place. It is an older hotel, but has everything you need and it all works. We enjoyed the kayaking in the gulf right in front. The location is convenient to amenities in Marathon (e.g., stores, golf course) and is a easy drive to Key West. Not fancy, but very comfortable and highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Nothing was as advertised. A waste of money. Living area consisted of 2 uncomfortable futons and a TV so small you could hardly see it. Sliding screen door was off the track and very difficult to open. Communal balcony was furnished with a concrete table and bench. So disappointing.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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GulfViewResort, Front Desk Reception at Gulf View Waterfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Dear Guest,
It is unfortunate to hear that you look back on your stay here with us as a bad experience. We try our best to go above and beyond for all of our guests, and the majority of our reviews reflect this. By providing your feedback we can continue to enhance each guests' experience by improving upon the points that you bring to our attention.
Thank you for your review.
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Gulf View Waterfront Resort

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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We were looking for a reasonably priced hotel in the Keys. Gulf View Waterfront Resort was just what we needed. As the name says, the property is waterfront, right on the Gulf. We were welcomed by the owner who brought us right to our room when we checked in. The property was beautiful and "eco-friendly". Loved the talking Cockatoo and the beautiful parrots. The room was clean, the air conditioner was great! Staff was friendly. Every morning Gulf View staff set up a large coffee urn for guests under the palm trees. Central to everything but not in the middle of the hub-bub! We used the kayaks every day and tried out the paddle boats as well. We definitely will stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sandy P
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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
1  Thank Laura T
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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.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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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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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
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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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