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Resort is located in a secluded area with breathtaking views. Rooms are updated, very clean and the staff is so friendly and accommodating. The free breakfast was delicious! Definitely recommend making reservations for dinner, it’s 5 star cuisine! We will be returning and will recommend this gem to family & friends!

Parking was next to nil the day I stayed The person from the front office staff asked me to drive where they had to unlink a chain from a drive in another area on the property I had to drive carefully passing other parked cars being careful not to hit any There was a birthday party in the restaurant area on the day I stayed and people from the party we’re strolling about the approximately 1 acre and were lounging/gathering around the property until late evening I found it uncomfortable to be outside at this time There was a pool on the property that was fully visible from the restaurant making the pool uncomfortable to use The accommodation space was clean and looked like it was newly renovated and the water view from the front was a plus I would stay again with the hope of there not being another party in full swing Perhaps it would be relaxing then We were offered a free breakfast Didn’t accept though

Beautiful Landscaping and right on the water. Bed was quite comfortable.

Soul soothing seaside slumbers 💖 For the price and ocean view, this is the best resort. We will be back for 'shore' 🏖

Great beach location. We were upgraded to a lovely room.

Still recovering from significant hurricane damage but room was comfortable and location is right on the water. Staff was very friendly but room was also right next to highway so not the most peaceful sleep. We enjoyed our short stay.

God aweful place. This place should never have been put up for reservation. I booked and paid for the room via orbitz 2 months ahead of my trip and 1 hour before I arrived, on my way over there.. the hotel called me and said my room was in renovation ... They ended up putting me in a queen size room next to a sewer line, I had to walk pass a stench to get to my room. Room key was a key, not a card so who knows how many copies of the key are floating around. The vacant room (because it too was being worked on) next door had smoke alarm beeping all night. Worst of all, I came back from a day trip to Key West to find that my room was entered since the door was left unlocked. I had earlier told my wife to take everything except my dirty underwear and put them in our car. Despite the nice quiet little beach head they have to sit and relax and listen to the wave in the morning.. Never again.. This place should not have been put up for rent. Horrible.

Overseas Hwy Marathon FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Dolphin Research Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Rainbow Bend Resort is located within a mile (2 km) of Dolphin Research Center and Crawl Key. This 23-room hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a private beach and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at The Hideaway Cafe, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

The 23 rooms are individually decorated and have coffee makers and ceiling fans. 22-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests staying at Rainbow Bend Resort enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Free parking is included with your stay. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas and a garden.

Room options

Signature Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Superior Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Signature Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Oceanfront

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Rainbow Bend Resort

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (2)
5
Partner Couples

Resort is located in a secluded area with breathtaking views. Rooms are updated, very clean and the staff is so friendly and accommodating. The free breakfast was delicious! Definitely recommend making reservations for dinner, it’s 5 star cuisine! We will be returning and will recommend this gem to family & friends!

By on Mar 15, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 15, 2021

Thank you!

5
Everyone

By on Mar 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 12, 2020

Thank you!

4
Family

Parking was next to nil the day I stayed The person from the front office staff asked me to drive where they had to unlink a chain from a drive in another area on the property I had to drive carefully passing other parked cars being careful not to hit any There was a birthday party in the restaurant area on the day I stayed and people from the party we’re strolling about the approximately 1 acre and were lounging/gathering around the property until late evening I found it uncomfortable to be outside at this time There was a pool on the property that was fully visible from the restaurant making the pool uncomfortable to use The accommodation space was clean and looked like it was newly renovated and the water view from the front was a plus I would stay again with the hope of there not being another party in full swing Perhaps it would be relaxing then We were offered a free breakfast Didn’t accept though

By on Mar 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 11, 2020

Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear the front office assisted in finding a parking spot. The restaurant is one of the best upscale restaurants in all of the keys so I do apologize because we don't normally have any issues with the patrons of the restaurant. I do hope you come back and take advantage of the breakfast. Thank you for your review!

4
Family with small children

Beautiful Landscaping and right on the water. Bed was quite comfortable.

By on Feb 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 28, 2020

We have been working on our landscaping, I'm so glad you noticed! Thank you for your review.

5
Everyone

Soul soothing seaside slumbers 💖 For the price and ocean view, this is the best resort. We will be back for 'shore' 🏖

By on Jan 24, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 24, 2020

Thank you! Hope to see you soon.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 1, 2019

Thank you, We hope to see you again.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 5, 2019

Thank you for your review!

4
Family

Great beach location. We were upgraded to a lovely room.

By on May 23, 2019

Review comment responded on May 30, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed the view of the beach and the upgrade. Please keep us in mind next time you visit the Keys.

3
Everyone

Still recovering from significant hurricane damage but room was comfortable and location is right on the water. Staff was very friendly but room was also right next to highway so not the most peaceful sleep. We enjoyed our short stay.

By on Jan 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 15, 2019

We do thank you for staying with us and seeing the potential our place has to offer! We are working hard on remodeling all of our units. Hopefully we will have more options closer to the water on your next visit!

1
Everyone

God aweful place. This place should never have been put up for reservation. I booked and paid for the room via orbitz 2 months ahead of my trip and 1 hour before I arrived, on my way over there.. the hotel called me and said my room was in renovation ... They ended up putting me in a queen size room next to a sewer line, I had to walk pass a stench to get to my room. Room key was a key, not a card so who knows how many copies of the key are floating around. The vacant room (because it too was being worked on) next door had smoke alarm beeping all night. Worst of all, I came back from a day trip to Key West to find that my room was entered since the door was left unlocked. I had earlier told my wife to take everything except my dirty underwear and put them in our car. Despite the nice quiet little beach head they have to sit and relax and listen to the wave in the morning.. Never again.. This place should not have been put up for rent. Horrible.

By , from Texas on Nov 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 5, 2018

We are sorry you had a bad experience. We are undergoing renovations to update our rooms and increase customer satisfaction. We hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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