The whole experience was like dream. A room with a view indeed. Newly renovated. Studio. It is NOT the Sheraton. It's a room on the beach. It's in the Florida Keys an hour north of Key West. You can pay more but you won't get more.
Randini from 42776
This Marathon resort in the Florida Keys is less than 2 miles from the Dolphin Research Center and Curry Hammock State …More
During a roadtrip in which we didn't make any reservations until we rolled into a town, the Yellowtail Inn stands out as one of the best deals we found! We stayed for 3 nights and encountered 2 different employees at the front desk, both of whom were laid back and very helpful when asked about local life. One of them also allowed us into an empty suite to do our laundry - for that, he gets bonus points. Maria, the lovely lady cleaning the rooms during our stay, was chipper and a delight to see strolling around the grounds every morning. We were able to negotiate a better rate for our final night, which we tacked on because we loved the place so much. The ocean view is marvelous. Wildlife - like crabs and iguanas - abound.
All that being said, this is no Marriott (which is why we loved it). The room was smallish, but faced the ocean. The AC functioned, the furnishings were quaint, and the porch was the perfect place to spend an evening with a bottle of wine and some cards. Also, the little "cooling off" pool was much appreciated. It seemed small when we first arrived, but it's all we needed.
Marathon was a great, low key home base from which to daytrip and see the rest of he keys, and the Yellowtail Inn was a jewel in an unexpected crown. Recommended for backbackers, families or anyone looking for an under-the-radar experience.
Received a very warm welcome from reception who went beyond the call of duty to ensure our stay was comfortable. Reception staff were able to offer the best advice on what to do in the Keys. The condo was huge with two balconies. Great kitchen and full laundry was a bonus. Comfy bed and very good air con.
We were a little nervous about the hotel hoping it would be acceptable. Well we pulled into the parking lot and we're pleased to see it it is a newer facility. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was a pleasant surprise. It was quite large and comfortable. Glad we stayed there.
Hawk's Cay Resort is a wonderful experience. The property we rented there by Duck Key Vacation rentals was comfortable and accommodating for our family of 5. Our three teenage sons were also happy with the activities available, though it would be nice if teen night were offered more than just on the weekends. Diving in the Keys was a great experience. Would have loved to go deep sea fishing, we almost did but when we reached our fishing destination the seas were too rough, but it was a nice ocean ride out to the spot and we were fully refunded what we paid to go deep sea fishing. We would love to return to this resort and will recommend it to everyone we know.
This resort and vacation was spectacular. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, the food at alma was delicious. The lagoon was beautiful, the pool was even heated, they had a jacuzzi/spa outside too, tiki bar, Dolphins, restaurants, excellent cigar selection in the gift shop, massages were amazing at the spa. This resort is 5 star, top notch, beautiful place , absolutely no complaints. I am very hard to please and I was very impressed. Please choose this as your next vacation spot, you will love it!
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