Sombrero Resort & Marina

Address: 19 Sombrero Boulevard, Marathon, Florida Keys, Florida, 33050, United States | 2 star hotel
 
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This 2 star hotel, located on 19 Sombrero Boulevard, Marathon, is near The Turtle Hospital, Sombrero Beach, Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Sombrero Resort & Marina Marathon

      Very Run Down...didn't even stay!

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      We had reserved 1 week there. My husband I arrived before the in-laws (luckily). We went to our room and absolutely could not believe it. It was like 2 hotel rooms joined by a so called kitchen. Very dirty. Fortunately I had brought the picture shown on the internet (very deceiving). I showed it to the lady in the front office and told her I thought that was false advertising and they found us another resort to stay at.

      Will Not Go Back!

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      Before we arrived at the hotel in March 2004, we had some concerns after reading some reviews. Unfortunately, it was one of the few places we could get on short notice (for reasonable money). The room was so bland of any color. The walls were grey and the furniture and floors were old and dirty. The king size bed was like sleeping on a rock! The table chairs were those white plastic patio chairs that you get for eight bucks! The best part of the room was the bathroom. Overall, the building was very run down. It seemed to be quite the place for boaters though, but then again they could always stay on their boat. It is too bad, because everything outside of the room was fine. They have a nice pool, tennis courts, and pizza restaurant on the premises. The harbor area is also very nice. If they would only add some color to their rooms, and upgrade the furniture it could be so much better. It was very uncomfortable! We would definitely not stay there again!

      Enjoyed our stay.

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      Sombrero Resort is very clean. If tile floors could be added to the 1 bedroom units that would make such a difference. Marathon is for fishing, boating, swimming, lobstering so it is natural for people to come in wet to shower, thus making stained rugs. Most people are out in their boats all day or beach or swimming pool and come home in evening to shower, eat and sleep, enjoy the air conditioning and get up the next day to start all over agan. Enjoyed our stay and would go back!!!!

      I'll be back

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      Close to everything...beaches, boating, snorkeling, shopping, restaurants, golf...the pool area is lovely with wonderful Tiki bar, and friendly staff. The rooms are spacious, have decks, plus they are waterfront. If you have a boat you can dock there too. There's also a restaurant on site. Plus there's a bike path down to Sombrero beach, which is beautiful. Had a great time, and "I'll be back"!!!

      Sleeping in the car would be better

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      Stay anywhere but here. Threadbare carpet, window a/c units that made more noise than a jet engine. Really--a $25 room for $120 a night.

      Disappointed

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      We had booked 5 nights and stayed one. The first room they gave us was so run down and dirty feeling, we asked to change. The second room was smaller (the first was a nice size) and a bit newer feeling. The toilet was leaking and the floor/carpet seemed very dirty. I hated putting my daughter on the pull out couch. The pool area and bar were nice, but not good enough to make up for the room. We moved out after one night and went to the Reef.

      If they just spend some money to update and really clean up, this could be nice. The location is good and the set up of the 1 bedroom mini suites is nice. Too bad they have let it get this run down.

      Terrific Vacation

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      My husband and I had such a terrific time at Sombrero. We rented Kayaks on property and paddled thru Boot Key Harbor and out to the beach! In the evening, there was a party at the Tiki Bar - which was loads of fun. Location is terrific - close to fishing boats, diving, grocery stores, liquor store, etc. Nice relaxing vacation. We will definately go back and next time bring bicycles with us. Can't wait.

      Its ok

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      Definitely 2 star. very plain jane. I don't consider the beach to be close even though its less than a mile its not much less. If I come back to the Keys its going to be in better style. Nothing really wrong with the hotel.... just not memorable.

      Zero stars

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      This place was described to me as 2 star, but it is not even 1 star. I have never stayed in a more run-down dirty place. There were even ants in the kitchen & the door hinges squeaked when you opened the door just like a haunted house. The bed had an ancient broken down mattress that gave me back pains. To top it all off, they turned the water off on me with no warning while I was in the middle of a shower with soap & shaving cream on me. It was very expensive to stay in such a seedy place.

      One Night Only

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      The first sign of a dissappointment to come was that the Sombrero was not easy to find, especially after dark. Another sign was that the Sombrero is a time-share. While normally this would not seem to be a problem it seems to be a time shared oriented to those planning on mostly fishing during their stay. Access to the second level (really the third level counting the private parking areas under the units) was tedious as you had to shlepp your luggage from the back parking lot to the 1st level (actually 2nd) elevator.The rooms face the harbor canal on open balconies. This was the next dissappointment as we do not like rooms that are accessible from common balconies. The rooms, while comfortable, were a little worn and tired as was the master bed. The folding sleeper mattress and springs was very uncomfortable. The wall unit A/C in the MB did not blow cool air. While management was magnanimous in offering a new room my wife and son were ready for the newly opened (and more expensive) Best Western down the street. Also - no beach, no access to the beach except by car or a long walk.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Sombrero Resort & Marina Marathon

      2.50 of 5 stars Fair
       

      Travel Blogs from Marathon

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      A travel blog entry by ktchris on Dec 09, 2014

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      ... at first but quickly calmed down. We still had all evening to kill so I made new energy balls with the supplies we had bought in Florida City. They are so delicious, last for a month and are the perfect snack when we are hiking or right before a workout. Like little energy packed balls of happiness. For supper we made some sausages and finished our lentil stew. We ended our night like we end many of our nights. Podcasts, videogames and star trek. It’s a hard life we ...

      Florida Keys #1

      A travel blog entry by edddadams on Jun 16, 2014

      2 photos

      Slow start after a late night in Miami Beach. Left the party hostel just as the rain began. Went to tick off another fast-food chain restaurant 'Taco Bell'. Began our drive down to Florida Keys, managed to be overcast and rainy all the way down to Marathon, on Florida Keys. Checked into our motel Knight Sail, picking up leaflets; recommended a local seafood ...

      Wasting Away Again in Margaritaville

      A travel blog entry by gflacke on Jun 08, 2014

      1 comment, 19 photos

      ... for all four nights, but the other one (mine) for only three nights due to limited availability (things fill up fast down in the Keys!). There was a limit of two adults per site so we needed two sites, and since there was no space for me the first night I booked a local motel a half mile down the road, the Edgewater Lodge. We unloaded all the camping gear at the Long Key campsite and then Jon dropped me off at my motel, which was (as the name implies) on the edge of the water, but on ...

      A new camera!

      A travel blog entry by patandglenn on Mar 22, 2014

      Yay! back in business. Just have to charge the batteries. We had to get groceries today and we ran into an artisan show ! had to take a stroll through that. We had seen them at the Seafood Festival, and there is a lot of talent.Back to beach for the afternoon.It was quite busy, but still had room for us.So picture this, Saturday afternoon, 3pm.Families, kids all over ...

      Deer and Dear

      A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo on Mar 01, 2013

      6 comments, 4 photos

      ... are like that. We ate well and celebrated.

      Later in the morning, we moved to the Jolly Roger Travel Park on Marathon Key. It was a drive of about forty miles and went smoothly. I must say that it's good to be back in a Home with Wheels. We'll be here for seven nights. There are lots of places to visit and much to do. Lynn has the plan.

      I'll be keeping in touch...
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