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.
The hotel provided a comfortable launching point for my first exploration of the Florida Keys. The proximity of the sites and available fine dining experience of the restaurant located next to the hotel made my experience very enjoyable. The pleasant and knowledgeable staff helped with the planning of my site seeing. And the complimentary breakfast helped me start out the day.
Stayed 7 nights at the Sunset Villas in Hawks Cay. Room was better than described and great for me and my 2 kids. The private pool was nice and never crowded. We rented bikes and only drove the car when we left the resort. Ask for pool towels when you check-in. We had a wonderful vacation at Hawks Cay!
We booked for only one night but wondered why we weren't spending our entire vacation here. So much to offer for families. Great kids play area with programs through out the day. Excellent vacation environment.
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