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Herkimer, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were looking for a reasonable hotel on the Keys and we're pleased with this one. I booked a king room with balcony and was happy it looked out on the back of the property and the water. We enjoyed the view and the privacy it gave us. The room was very nicely renovated with a modern shower and plenty... More 

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2 Thank Valerie P
Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Good Morning Valerie P Thank you for the great review, as you mentioned we are continuing with many projects to fully complete to property. We did start with the rooms and have completed all of them at the end of 2015, we area working on the pool area and bathrooms at the pool now, we hope to have all of... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Partially renovated. Restaurant has been closed for 5 years. Construction dumpsters in parking areas that have been there for awhile. The grounds were totally unkempt & rundown. 2 tennis courts were overgrown & full of weeds. The renovation that had been completed was cheaply done & in need of touchup. The shower leaked all over the bathroom, the paint had... More 

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Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Good Day Liz8877 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I do agree the prior owners did let the resort fall into disrepair,we have in the last year made many major upgrades to the property by remodeling all of the rooms,we do understand there is more to do and we are working on many of those now.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

At first, we were given a room that didn't have a balcony and was in the least desirable part of the resort. Kerstin Harman, the manager, moved us to a nicer room by the marina. From the outside, this place isn't anything exciting, but it is recently remodeled and is beautiful on the inside. Nicely decorated and very comfortable. I... More 

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Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Hi BobMinchak Thank you for the great review and complements on the room. We did take some time to insure they came out nice. I am glad we had the room to upgrade you, that always is a nice bonus. I hope to meet you next time; Larry W. General Manager More 

Arlington, Virginia
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232 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were surprised that this hotel was as good as it was. The price on Hotels.com for this property was much less than others in the area, and we feared that might mean it was a clunker. But no, it was fine! The room itself was lovely - recently re-done with a very chic, Euro, city vibe. Neutral colors with... More 

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Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Hi PriusGirlVA Thank you for a great review, I am glad you had the opportunity look around the property and take in the area. We did just finish all of our rooms this fall. As you could see we will be doing many more upgrades to the property starting with the pool area and some of the landscaping. You are... More 

Oak Creek
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Had no idea the resort was under renovation at the time of booking. Grounds are very unkempt; pool area not well maintained. Women's bathroom at pool area was closed and being demolished with a jackhammer....a rundown structure by the pool was also being torn down. Not a very relaxing environment when my husband and I went to the pool. Our... More 

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Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Good afternoon 233toddg I am sorry for the inconvenience and disruption at the pool during your stay, we needed to take down of a building as part of the new area we are planing to create by the pool, part of the plan is to remodel the restrooms making them much nicer than the exiting ones. Please contact me and... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I think Banana Bay is overselling themselves when they say it is "resort". The rooms are VERY nice, beds were very comfortable and the bathroom is clean and modern. However, the pool is very small and the large trees around it drop lots of leaves. Hot tub is also small and had lots of leaves. Tennis court is one court... More 

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Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Hi Jamy M Thank you for the great review, we like to see the comments on the rooms, we did complete a remodel of all of our rooms in Nov 2015. We are working on the pool area and the trees now, may guests like the foliage however it does present a issue with a lot of leaves falling. Our... More 

Cincinnati
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The staff was exceptional, and the rooms were very clean and newly remodeled. The marina is beautiful and only a short walk from room. Parking is conveniently located outside room; which was very important to us for security of motorcycles.

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Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Good Morning nickpy7726CZ Thank you for a 5 star review, we always love to see the staff was exceptional, they are a great team and here to see your stay is enjoyable. The marina is one of the hidden treasurers not seen from the street, I am glad you had a chance to enjoy the marina area. I hope to... More 

Woodstock
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The room was fine but the hotel amenities were lacking and not as advertised. No on-site restaurant or food service. Had to go find own fishing charter, etc. We might have stayed there anyway, but was not told things were closed down.

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Thank vickil983
Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Hi vickil983 Thank you for your review, I do apologize for not having any food service as of yet, as you could see the rooms we remodeled the rooms and are starting renovations on the area by the pool that will support the food service we are bring to the property. We do supply names of charter fishing boats on... More 

Pompano Beach
1 review
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Hotel was very tastefully renovated. Nice paint and decorations that made you feel you were in a little beach house. Obviously took great care and thought into redoing the hotel. Def would stay here again!

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Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Good Day 813dennist Thank you for such a great review, we did design the rooms to feel like a beach cottage, I am glad you appreciated the time and effort we put into the rooms to make them as nice as they are. I am looking forward to seeing you on your next stay. Have a great day; Larry W.... More 

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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I would have given this Hotel a 4 or 5 however it's not quite there yet. Firstly, the entire staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are gorgeous and freshly redone. The property is quaint, very tropical and on the Gulf.. The Marina is great however there really isn't a beach. There's a small area where you can sit... More 

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1 Thank Chuck S
Larry W, General Manager at Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon, responded to this review

Hi Chuck S Thank you for a honest review, we are looking forward to making this a great resort with the items you mentioned. We are working on the pool area now, a new restaurant is in the future plans for the property. I look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the keys. Until then; Larry W.... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the newly renovated Banana Bay Resort & Marina, a part of the B unlimited brand located in beautiful Marathon Key! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon

Address: 4590 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 49 1/2, Marathon, FL 33050-2332
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Price Range: $207 - $528 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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“ask for a room away from the road”
 of 5 bubbles adial, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms at the back are newer but the gulf view is obstructed by the marina building and boat slips.”
 of 5 bubbles COACHROD77, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a water view!”
 of 5 bubbles Lesley34571, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper level rooms on the water side have the best views, but no elevator! You have to lug your stuff up a steep staircase.”
 of 5 bubbles OceanbirdBoating, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They will make allowances or move you if they have availability. Staff was accommodating.”
 of 5 bubbles stephanievR4650MS, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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