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Gulf View Waterfront Resort
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This place is very old Florida - not fancy but a nice small resort at which to relax. The owners and staff were nice and helpful. The rooms were adequate, we split our stay between a small one bedroom and a larger two bedroom, I would recommend the larger room for the small difference in rates. The one bedroom was almost too small for two people. The kitchens are well equipped. The housekeeping was just ok, not a lot of attention to detail. We loved the pool, it was warm and clean and never crowded. We also like the hammocks and using the kayaks. The coffee in the morning and the restaurant within walking distance were bonuses. Even though the place was full on the weekend we were there, it still seemed like we had the place to ourselves.

Room Tip: Go with the larger room if you can afford to.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

My husband and I loved this place. It is a small complex and very much in the old style. The owner was very helpful. We arrived late in the afternoon after driving all the way from Fort Myers that day. We were hungry and asked for a recommendation. She recommended the Hide Away Café in Marathon and even made a reservation for us. The restaurant was a small place on the beach with great service and food! As for the grounds, they were very nice. There is a nice pool, a yards with palm trees, hammocks, a small beach and boat dock, plus a tiki hut with picnic tables. There were complimentary paddle boats and kayaks for our use. In the morning the provide complimentary coffee and tea by 7:00AM in the yard under the tiki hut. Our room was very clean, included a small kitchen and eating area, two beds and a great view of the Gulf from our room . We also had a nice deck area with umbrella, table and chairs. The price was very reasonable for being in the Keys.We would definitely stay here again if we came to this area.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Having stayed in many motels, hotels, hostels, B&B's, homestays, etc... this is the second time I have ever felt motivated to make a recommendation. It is an old style place, clean and functional. I laid in bed while watching the sun shine on palm trees fluttering in the wind. My room was small, as was the price. The room amenities were well thought out with supplies for needs I would not have thought of. (like a freezer bag to take and use on the beach) Clean sand, small boats to use, a heated pool, grill, tables, lounge chairs, etc... hammocks in the shade tied to palm trees on a grassy lawn, the care in the landscaping reflects the care for the customer. Most important for me... it is a family run resort, pet friendly with no extra charges and the hosts extend their hospitality in friendship. Its a great spot for one night, a quiet get away, but I would need at least four nights to get my fill next time.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Dan4cs6s
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Everything was truly pleasant from booking until check out.This is a peaceful, beautiful resort with a helpful yet invisible staff.Very low key with friendly, happy guests. My boyfriend and I made some great connections. I would love to come back anytime in the future...
Sincerely, Mary

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Mike and Stephanie went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We only stayed one night on this trip but would consider using it as a home base for future trips to the Keys. The grounds are lovely, you can walk to several restaurants, and the Dolphin Research Center is only 100 yards down the road. Very nice pool, too!

Room Tip: They have efficiencies and outdoor grills.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

My wife and I stayed there for 4 nights. Great little family run hotel, that is very relaxing and low key. (Dog and kid friendly) Good location in the middle keys to get to Key West or other keys for day trips. We always made sure to be back before sunset, to watch the sun go down with our friends. There are plenty of restaurants in the area. We grilled out one night on their nice old fashioned brick BBQ, it draws great and the smell of the charcoal fire takes me back to my childhood vacations. Plenty of gas grills if you want to use them. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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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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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 - £163 (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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