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Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Very tranquil resort”
Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

We spent 7 days over Thanksgiving. Facility is very pretty and the waterfront units comfortable. As two families, we needed more cooking utensils in the kitchens, and fortunately we could bring a lot of extra pots, pans etc. The weather unfortunately was windy and chilly and sunless most of the days, but that not fault of the resort. Our one beef was that the beach was unacceptable, full of stuff at the shore so that no one could enter or play in the water. Resort is very quiet and if you want music and drinks at the pool, then this is not your place. Butterfly Cafe also nice though expensive. We also had good responsiveness re housekeeping needs.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The best compliment for Tranquility Bay Resort is that the family wants to return again next year! The guest accommodations were up-to-date and fresh with a perfect Keys decor ; the staff was helpful and friendly, yet professional; the available activities were ample; the food in the restaurant,Butterfly Cafe, superb.
It was a joyous vacation. Indeed we felt tranquil, even though we had a very active agenda.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Claremont, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Beautiful setting but not good value for price. Services such as watersports are priced well above local places with same. We rented a boat for 1/2 day for 280 only to find a place next door for half of that. The staff was nice and accommodating however the maid service although friendly did a very poor job. Did not even wipe sinks or sweep sandy floors. And always had to ask for towels. Restaurant delicious but again overpriced for what it was.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

This property rests in a beautiful setting right on the beach near the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon. The property itself is gorgeous; nice beach houses that seemed to melt right into the beach environment. We stayed in a two bedroom, two floor beach house right on the beach. The bedrooms are located on the upper floor and the kitchen and living room area on the first floor. Each floor has a nice and spacious outdoor patio. However the bedrooms and bathrooms itself were cramped if not outright tiny. Both bedrooms had enough room to fit the beds and not much more. The bathrooms itself were tiny. Some of the furniture had reached its "best if used by" date. For the rates charged, I expected much more.

The kitchen is classified as gourmet, but undeserving of this moniker. First of all, the kitchen was small and undersupplied in every category: plates, utencils, cookware, etc. There were only 4 sets of knives, forks and spoons, for example. Hardly sufficient for a family of four. Housekeeping was friendly, but the resupply of anything was lacking; towels, coffee supplies, etc. I concluded that management was very stingy when it came to making their guests comfortable.

Again, I judge resorts on a relative basis. For the rates charged, I expected much more roomier accomodations and a much classier approach to appointing and maintaining the rooms.

I did like the Butterfly Cafe. Service was friendly and attentive. If you were successful fishing, they will cook your catch. A shout out also to Otis at the front desk and Bert in watersports; nice people who went out of their way to help you.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

stayed here for 3 nights in november and it was amazing my only fault is i wasnt there long enough would go back tomorrow. we even had a little visitor a cat called silky who made her self at home on the sofa . the food in the butterfly cafe was spot on best steak and key lime pie ever and pizza in the tiki bar was great.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

My husband and I stayed at this resort for three nights last month.

We had a house on the beach with glorious view of the ocean. It was so lovely to sit and have a morning coffee whilst gazing out to sea.

The accommodation was spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. We really liked the pool area, which always seemed to be relatively empty.

Our only gripe was that the gym was closed for refurbishment, which was not mentioned when we booked the resort. We were however provided with free access to a local gym, which was just a five minute drive away.

We would absolutely recommend eating at the 'Sunset Grille' (probably a 10 - 15 minute drive), where we had the most delicious coconut shrimp.

If you get the chance, do visit the Turtle Hospital next door to the resort. It was absolutely fascinating and you'll be contributing to a good cause

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Purcellville, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Just returned from a great stay. Great location, and the accommodations and housekeeping service were just fantastic. The rooms are all spacious beach houses. Ours was 2 level (I think they all are), 3 bedroom. The living area - family room, dining room and kitchen were huge and well appointed with everything you need. Full kitchen. Pool was beautiful. Kids had a blast. The food was outstanding at both the Tiki Bar and restaurant. We day-tripped to Key West (highly recommend) - fun town, great food, shopping and sights. Housekeeping came daily, did our dishes, cleaned, made beds. Couldn't ask for more.

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Property: Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Address: 2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort located in Marathon Florida, the heart of the Florida Keys. Here you will find more than unrivaled peace and seclusion on your Florida Keys resort vacation, while overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sink into serenity with one of our unique two or three bedroom beach houses. Our spacious Marathon Florida resort beach houses have 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 plus baths, gourmet kitchens, expansive porches overlooking the water, flat screen TVs, and handmade furniture, offering an idyllic Florida Keys resort experience nestled in a tropical oasis of calm and ease. Now you can also discover the addition of luxury single-level "Tropical Garden Guestrooms" which offer more intimate accommodations than the resort's larger beach houses. Enjoy all of the amenities of Tranquility Bay Resort with more affordable luxury in mind, and tropical garden views.Next, try award winning dining at Butterfly Cafe, a 2.5 acre white sand beach, world class fishing, diving, snorkeling and water sports, three tropical swimming pools, and our beachfront TJ's Tiki Bar, all framed by 12 acres of picturesque gardens. Located just 90 miles south of Miami and 45 miles north of historic Key West, Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort is easily reached by car or plane. Boasting delicious dining, Florida Keys' attractions, plus a nearby Championship 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, state parks with incredible beaches, protected waters for diving and some of the best sport fishing in the world, you can define your own paradise at our unique vacation destination in the Florida Keys. Find your center in the Middle Keys at Tranquility Bay Resort. ... more   less 
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