Ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Southern Illinois
We'll be backPosted Feb 18, 2015
Pros: The beach, the restaurant and the staff.
Cons: Furniture for lounging,TV watching or reading in the smaller rooms.
Location: Handy to the Key West fleshpots ,but quiet and serene, with essential shopping and great food close by.
Put off a bit by the "50s Florida" look of the outside, but loved the beach, the restaurant and the staff. Next time we will splurge and rent a larger suite. We will definitely be back.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Great staffPosted Aug 11, 2014 on Hotels.com
A little outdated but the location and staff were great. Room was clean. Restaurant on site is over priced. No room service or take out available.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Easy use of motor boats.Posted Aug 4, 2014
Quant, easy to find, great breakfast, and great staff.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Very disappointed!!Posted May 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very disappointed!! They have not update anything in over 30 years. room are in poor conditions. Wait!!, they put new 21" TV that ALL! Staff were very nice and that's the only thing keeping that place from completely falling apart.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Lovely stayPosted May 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hotel staff was friendly and generous with their service. The resort sits in a idyllic setting that is beautiful for the soul. The included breakfast was delicious- french toast, pancakes, fresh eggs with bacon and potatoes.Would go back again and again.
for Familiesby A verified travelerfrom Florida snowbirds
Something for everyonePosted Mar 7, 2014
Cons: The hotel is outdated, but that is part of their charm for me.
Location: Bahia Honda State park is a great place for fishing, swimming, and learning about the local wildlife through their nature Center.
Rainbow Bend is a wonderful choice for a relaxing stay in the Keys. It is right off the highway and close to parks, shopping, and attractions near Marathon. A full hot breakfast is included with your room to get you started for the day.The boats offer the avid fisherman a chance to experience the thrill of catching a variety of shallow water fish or take your honey for a romantic shore cruise. The pool area is very inviting after a long busy day. We really enjoyed the hot tub on our patio before dinner. They do have a restaurant on site, but we chose one of the local restaurants recommended by the staff and were not disappointed. If you like a small, friendly hotel with charming surroundings, Rainbow Bend is for you:).
for Everyoneby Louisefrom Dayton, Ky
Nice relaxing stayPosted Feb 15, 2014
My husband and I wanted a relaxing week's stay in warm weather, and that's just what we got at Rainbow Bend. As noted, the rooms are old-fashioned and in need of some updating, but we didn't spend a lot of time in the room. I noticed that someone warned about staying in Room 1 or 2. We were in 2 and had no problems with noise. If I ever return, I'll ask for one of the rooms with a balcony, but Room 2 was fine for our stay. The daily breakfast was really good. We stuck to the basic menu (you can update your choices for a small charge), and we liked it, especially the pancakes. As noted, Billy was a great waiter. We took the boat out one day, and although we're not boaters, it was not to difficult to sail it. Contrary to another reviewer, the rooms were cleaned every day--beds made, sheets changed twice in the week we were there, bathroom cleaned. The property is not the Ritz, but it has an "old Florida" charm about it, and I'd recommend it.
for Couplesby Sandyfrom UK
Great Relaxing StayPosted Jan 31, 2014 on Hotels.com
Stayed here for a few days for some sun, been to this place 2 years ago. Location is great by the sea, lovely pool & jaccuzzi. Reception people welcoming & helpful, we had room 2 which was below Hideaway Cafe & noisy so they moved us to a quieter room. Took boat out 1 day and had a fabulous time, motored up to Duck Key, met a pod of dolphins coming back, just magical! This is a lovely location, unfortunetly the rooms need some investment, they need updating with better facilities. However this didnt spoil our stay. Cafe left a lot to be desired, good breakfast, but awful eve dinner, its so dark in there the waiter has to bring you a torch to see the menu! Tables & chairs seen much better days, we ate our starter, but entree was sent back and we left after speaking with manager.
Recommendedby ericfrom bruxelles
Posted Jan 23, 2014 on Hotels.com
by Helenfrom Cleveland, OH
Old hotel, needs renovationPosted Nov 25, 2013
Pros: Personal is very nice and friendly. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant was good.
Cons: All in this hotel needs improvement. First of all - conditioner.
Location: Marathon is a very good place for beach vacation.
Looks like this hotel was good about 20 years ago. The best part it has private beach. But swimming there is not a pleasure - a lot of see weeds. Room was clean but looks very old. Conditioner is terribly noisy - it makes bad night sleep. No hair dryer in the room. Supplies include only soap bars. There is coffeemaker in the room, but no coffee, I had to go to the office to get some.