I had read the reviews about this nice, clean hotel just 50 miles away from Key West.
I had asked for a quiet upstairs room. The room was upstairs but not really quiet (above the front entrance, near the elevators constantly chiming). The walls are so thin, we could follow the neighbors TV program and conversations until midnight and starting again at 6 a.m.
So, if the hotel is fully booked which I guess it was you just need some luck. The breakfast room was overcrowded, perhaps the downside of the really good breakfast selection. People tend to stay longer there and take their time.
Marathon has two public beaches (pretty clean), lots of eateries and supermarkets, a nice visitor center with friendly staff. It is an easy drive down to overcrowded Key West and, although not cheap, you still pay far less at the Holiday Inn than you would pay in Key West.
If you have the time, go visit the Dolphin Research Center nearby, you will not regret it.
Also, Bahia Honda State Park some ten miles south of Marathon is a great place for recreation.
We stayed two nights and were pretty satisfied (with the reservations above). Also, we arrived two hours early and were able to get to our room.
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