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57784 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-5626
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Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Marathon does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort, a nice option for travelers like you.

Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available.

The motel offers a sun terrace, shops, and a gift shop, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Best of all, Rainbow Bend Fishing Hotel makes it easy to experience some great Marathon attractions like Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, which is a popular art gallery.

Rainbow Bend Fishing Resort puts the best of Marathon at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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AmyL1109 wrote a review Jan 2023
Easley, South Carolina7 contributions5 helpful votes
The experience could not have been more pleasant. It’s a little difficult to find, but then a hidden gem. Get a room facing the water, they are large, very clean and comfortable. The communication from the staff was the best I have EVER experienced. Simply above and beyond. The private beach is groomed and very clean. Breakfast was cook to order! Simply a great visit, can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Need to slow down on the highway, it’s easy to miss.
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with others. We aim to provide the best service and accommodations in the hospitality industry. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highly recommending our hotel. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
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Jim E wrote a review Jan 2023
Nice hot tub, comfortable bed, great views, friendly helpful staff, wonderful restaraunt! Free Breakfast from a real restaurant! Try the Sausage gravy and biscuit! Private beach! Our efficiency had everything!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with others. We aim to provide the best service and accommodations in the hospitality industry. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highly recommending our hotel. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
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Nicki Z wrote a review Nov 2022
Staff goes above and beyond to meet your expectations. They checked in daily to see what we could use, and made sure it was brought in. All the staff was friendly and courteous as well. . The views of the grounds were picture perfect and property was well kept. My hubby had a blast fishing there, and caught several fish. Our room was remodeled and had everything we needed. The breakfast was top notch. Cooks there were a hoot. A Would stay there again in a heartbeat, and plan on it! It was a perfect relaxing stay!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Beds are firm but comfortable enough. Only 1 TV in our 2 BR unit, none in the living room. We...
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Response from Christena Gilbert, Other at Rainbow Bend Resort
Responded 30 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5 star review! We greatly appreciate your thoughtful feedback and are pleased to hear that our Team assisted in making your stay special. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your room and overall stay. We hope to welcome you back and continue to meet your expectations. Thanks again!
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Eddie S wrote a review Nov 2022
Very Place … Clean room ( small ant issue) … I wouldn’t recommend staying in rooms 1,2 or 3 their next to the kitchen you can hear all the noise .. We we’re in room 3 … The Hideaway Restaurant was nice food was excellent the Staff was Very Nice as well . it was just freezing in there AC was on way too High .. and you really can’t see the water unless your sitting at a High Top Table .. The Pool area is in need of TLC .. The area is very dirty and dinghy looking , it’s to bad because the area is beautiful around it ..hopefully they address it … I would still go there again because it is nice ..
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 15 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your comments have been shared with the team in hopes to prevent any future disappointment. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.
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Kimbrough M wrote a review Nov 2022
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It's hard to say which was better, the place or the staff. Everyone was so helpful, giving us advice on things to do and places to eat before they even saw us! The room (suite) was spotless, with so much space and comfy sofa bed too, and a gorgeous wrap around porch. The breakfast was outstanding, the chef being so nice and approachable too. The entire setting was a gem!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 15 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with others. We aim to provide the best service and accommodations in the hospitality industry. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highly recommending our hotel. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
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Jo M wrote a review Nov 2022
Mobile, Alabama1 helpful vote
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We had the cutest little room that was perfect for us. Very clean and cozy vibes. We sat at the beach area and played cornhole with a few drinks. The breakfast was very good. It's an older hotel, but newly decorated. I bought a little painting of what it looked like in the 70s. So cool. Only 1 thing wrong, the pillows were very flat. But I should have remembered mine. Lol. Definitely would stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 10 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with others. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highly recommending our hotel. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
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DHill2013 wrote a review Oct 2022
Colchester, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for 4 nights at Rainbow Bend and it did live up to the good reviews that we'd previously read. It's an older motel that has obviously been remodelled, so the rooms are up to date and clean and had good facilities (including a big fridge/freezer and an additional drinks fridge!). The view from our balcony of the beach was beautiful and the whole complex was quiet. Breakfast was included and was eaten in the onsite Hideaway Cafe but it's obviously not managed by the same staff or chefs who produce the French food later in the day. It was fine but the pancakes were mostly burnt and on one morning they'd run out of sausage and bacon within 30 minutes of opening! Stay here for a family friendly, clean, quiet stay but not for the breakfast 🤣
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 31 Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with others. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highly recommending our hotel. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
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gracientaz wrote a review Oct 2022
Irwin, Pennsylvania2 contributions
This is truly a hidden gem. So much so we laughed about giving away this little secret!! Eva and Elena were awesome and so helpful with everything. And the view. My God it is so tropical!! The grounds were tended every morning so you had fresh sand to walk on. And no it’s not the fluffy soft sand you’d find on the west coast of Florida but it is in the Keys ( not really known for beaches). The water was beautiful and sea life abounds!! You can rent a kayak or paddle board right there which is so nice. Then there was the room. Holy cow. Absolutely beautiful- little living room, separate bedroom with walk in shower and full kitchen. And you get your own little patio with a table and chairs to drink coffee and enjoy the sun rise. Breakfast is included and it was lively to sit up on the balcony watching the water. Oh and can’t forget about the pool and hot tub!!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 31 Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with others. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highly recommending our hotel. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
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Richard G wrote a review Oct 2022
Gorgeous property! Staff is welcoming, friendly, and helpful. On site restaurant is terrific. Eva was awesome. We can't say enough how wonderful our stay was and we will be staying again on our next trip.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 28 Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with others. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highly recommending our hotel. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
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KAK65 wrote a review Sep 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia8 contributions1 helpful vote
In order to avoid the crowds over Labor Day (during a 2 week romp around the keys) we stayed at Rainbow Bend. There’s a pool and a beach and oddly a gourmet French restaurant on property. It’s just off the highway and about 12 miles outside marathon. Full kitchen good wi fi - bo frills excellent service. Edie was so nice - checked in on us and left us alone as well. The most comfortable beach chairs we lounged in on our entire trip!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 13 Sep 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and with others. We aim to provide the best service and accommodations in the hospitality industry. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for highly recommending our hotel. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Bend Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow Bend Resort?
Nearby attractions include Dolphin Research Center (1.6 km), Sombrero Reef (6.8 km), and San Pablo Catholic Church (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Bend Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Rainbow Bend Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rainbow Bend Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainbow Bend Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainbow Bend Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Curly's Coffee Company, Hideaway Cafe, and Fish Tales Market & Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rainbow Bend Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Rainbow Bend Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rainbow Bend Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.