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Marathon Hotels

A key decision when visiting anywhere in the Florida Keys is where to stay. Marathon hotels are mostly in the form of rental homes, condos, and smaller hotels.  Large luxury hotels are scarce in Marathon and in the rest of the Florida Keys with the exception of Key West.

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Try to find a hotel in Marathon that matches up with your plans. If you are bringing a boat there are hotels that have a marina. If you want to go snorkeling then look for a hotel that has good snorkeling close by.

When you contact the hotels or resorts, always ask about special packages or rates. Some of the hotels in Marathon have combination packages that can get you a fishing trip or snorkeling for a day at a great discount.  Many times you’ll find great deals online. 

The lowest hotel rates for Marathon for off season begin after labor day through mid December.  The highest room rates are during peak season from January to end of April.  Mid season rates are from beginning of May through Labor Day.

Marathon Waterfront Hotels and Resorts

Banana Bay Resort and Marina is a small waterfront tropical inn located on the Gulf of Mexico side of Marathon.  It offers 65 deluxe rooms with king or double beds.  The resort is on 10 acres with a pool, tennis courts, boccie ball court, boat ramp, private sandy beach, and water sport rentals including boat rentals, fishing charters, and snorkeling and dive tours. 

You are in walking distance to shops and restaurants.

Banana Bay Resort and Marina
5490 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: 305-743-3500
Mile Marker 49.5 (bay side)

Coconut Cay Resort and Marina is a Bahamian style resort on the gulf side of Marathon.  There are several rooms options.  Some have full kitchens all in one room with the beds, and others have the sleeping rooms separate from the kitchen.  There are less expensive rooms without kitchens.  If you have a large group, Coconut Cay Resort offers a 3 bedroom house for rent.  Amenities include a pool, boat ramp, kayak and boat rentals.

Coconut Cay Resort and Marina
7196 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: 305-289-7672.  Mile Marker 51 (bay side.)



Key Colony Beach Hotels

A beautiful community within the Marathon area is Key Colony Beach.  The city of Key Colony Beach was incorporated in 1957 and is set out on an island facing the Atlantic Ocean.  At Mile Marker 53.5, you’ll drive over the Sadowski Causeway to get to Key Colony Beach.  There is a golf course and tennis club, miles and miles of paved paths for bike riding and jogging, and endless choice of hotels, condos and rentals on beautiful white sandy beaches.

Continental Inn in Key Colony Beach offers economy priced, small resort apartment style rentals right on the Atlantic Ocean.  The entire island has bike paths which you can ride along.  Next door to Continental Inn is Sunset Park beach.  All rooms are under $200 per night including the two bedroom apartments.  During off peak season (September 1 through December 21) you can get one bedrooms for $95 per night.

Continental Inn
1121 West Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida 33051
Phone: 800-443-7352.
Mile Marker 53.5 (ocean side)

Ocean Beach Club has its own private white sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean.  Located on Key Colony Beach, this boutique hotel offers suites and hotel rooms all with ocean views.  You can walk to restaurants, Tiki bars, shops, parks, and get access to Sombrero Country Club’s PGA golf course and tennis courts. 

The island of Key Colony Beach has paved bike paths and walking paths throughout the area.

Ocean Beach Club
351 East Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida 33051
Phone:  800-321-7213
Mile Marker 53.5 (ocean side)



Marathon is an ideal location in the Keys because of its centralized location.  Marathon’s airport is a great way to fly into the area. 

There are many restaurant options and shopping available. You’ll also find white sandy beaches like Sombrero Beach and Coco Plum Beach and to snorkel, swim and kayak up and down the coast. The hotel options in Marathon and Key Colony Beach range from economy apartments to luxury resort rooms. 

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