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Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 February 2012

We stayed there in December 2010. The place looks great on the web and seems like a good deal because it includes a rental boat but, surprise the fee for fuel is astronomical and it ends up being a very expensive deal. We were first shown a room facing the back and it smelled so we asked for different room and were upgraded for additional 30 dollar fee to a room facing the beach. The room/apt was OK, kitchen etc. but a bit worn down. We were there and the weather turned cold so we were unable to enjoy the water, the pool is a dirty dump and not heated. The restaurant serves breakfast which was adequate but very dingy and old feeling. A real disappointment, we felt that we were really ripped off.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This is our third time at Rainbow Bend, 10 years ago being our first time. It just keeps getting better. This time we brought our dear friends with us and they have loved every minute. The location is just perfect. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff is lovely and helpful. Food is excellent. The next time we come we are bringing the kids and grand kids. They will most definitely fall in love with it too.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

My wife, teenage sons and I stayed at the Rainbow Bend Resort for 3 days over the Thanksgiving weekend and had a GREAT time! The location is gorgeous, right on the water. We stayed in an upper, oceanfront suite, with a balcony overlooking the beach and water. The staff are very friendly especially Tony (the waterfront guy) and one of the girls at the front desk (sorry can't remember her name...I should have written sooner). The free motor boats are unbelievable and are worth the price alone. We kayaked to a nearby shipreck and snorkeled (also free) and rode the motor boat to an area where we saw dolphins. Tony even followed us to make sure we didn't get lost! The girl at the front desk, went out of her way to help us find fun local things to do like nightlife, go carts and a tarpon tank. The suite was big and beautiful. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at the on-site waterfront restaurant and had a great time using their beachfront BBQ to cook dinner one night. Also, we were about 50 minutes from Key West and spent a great day there as well.

Room Tip: Upper, waterfront suite was incredible!!
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

Stayed here Feb 2011 and had a great time. Room was clean and not to small. Front desk was helpful and nice. Right on the water on the ocean side. beautiful beach to sit out on, or use their kayaks. They also have free boats to use! The Hideaway upstairs has great food and free breakfast was awesome! Can't wait to stay here again! We will be back next year!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank haasracing
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

The Rainbow Bend Resort was wonderful-I found this resort online-my husband and I wanted to go to the Keys to relax and this was the spot-Friendly staff, very clean rooms and great location. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

Don't waste your money. Motel 6 is a resort too. PLEASE!! This is the most disgusting place we have ever stayed. Notice on there web page there is just one pic. It's of the pool. Saltwater pool. The bathroom of the room we stayed in smelled so bad you couldn't keep the door open. They had Lysol. It didn't even cover up the HORRIABLE smell from the rotting jacuzzi tub. We booked 2 nights. I was up at the crack of dawn ready to leave. The lady at the desk said they wouldn't refund my money for the unused night. Sounds like it's happened before. The beach was gross. The hotel itself is falling apart. Just drive by it. You'll see what I mean.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Granted, it was Thanksgiving so the prices were jacked up, but we paid $225 a night (1 bedroom with kitchenette and couch/sitting area) and the place was only so-so. The room needed updating, the pool wasn't heated and was freezing and the included breakfast had only five choices, two of which they did not have two days in a row (no bagels or milk - seriously, send someone to the store!). The people were very nice, however, and the view of the ocean was very peaceful. We had some problems with our room the first night so they moved us or I would have felt really ripped off. Great walking/biking path across the street and they allow pets. My dogs loved it. The on-site restaurant is expensive.

Room Tip: Some rooms face the busy US Interstate; would not recommend them. Ask for a room with a view of the...
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Davie-FL
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Address: 57784 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-5626
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range: £101 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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