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"The perfect summary for this place is...do not judge a book by it's cover. My husband was very skeptical, but I had already read all of the reviews. ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 18 May 2021

Hotel Description

Beachfront hotel near Dolphin Research Center

On the beach

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Coco Plum Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Dolphin Research Center with a stay here. Crawl Key and Curry Hammock State Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Private beach, dining

A private beach and an outdoor pool are featured at this hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy a meal from the a restaurant and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and ceiling fans. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$274* Per night/room Jul 25 - Jul 26

Efficiency Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed (Hearing Accessible)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rainbow Bend Resort ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 1.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rainbow Bend Resort

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
The perfect summary for this place is...do not judge a book by it's cover. My husband was very skeptical, but I had already read all of the reviews. Our stay was FANTASTIC and we WILL be back. The views were amazing. The breakfast staff and the breakfast were equally as great. We had such a good time and we were there for 7 days. I suggest booking direct with Rainbow Bend to ensure you get one of the best rooms they have to offer. Laura and Cathy were very attentive and nice. We can't wait to come back.

Posted by on May 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 18, 2021 by Rainbow Bend

Thank you for your detailed review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 17, 2021 by Rainbow Bend

Thank you for your feedback!

4 out of 5
Don't let the shell fool you. On the exterior this place does not look that great; however - their rooms are nice, clean, and have all you need. Room # 10 where we stayed is a two bdrm and has been completely remodeled, everything is new!

Posted by , from Miami on Jun 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 28, 2019 by Rainbow Bend

We are excited for next summer when the outside will match the inside. We are glad you enjoyed the renovations and we hope you will return once the whole place has had its face lift! Thank you for your review.

4 out of 5
The owners and staff have made a gargantuan effort to return the resort to it's pre-Hurricane condition, and it shows. The place was almost completely destroyed last year. It is a miracle that they have come so far. It remains a charming, old-school Florida coeanfront resort that is a great value.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 27, 2019 by Rainbow Bend

We appreciate your feedback. Many don't understand how far we've come and how hard we are trying to continue to improve our location while still holding on to the Keys feel. Again thank you for your comment.

1 out of 5
Where can I begin? The photos posted on the site are pre-Hurricane Irma. The reality is the place should be condemned. The "beach" smells of rotten fish and full of litter. The boats and dock are gone along with lounge chairs. When we entered the room the bed was left as the previous guest left it, messy. Dirty plates left in the sink area. TV laying on the floor uninstalled. The toilet smeared with poop. The room aroma was that of mildew and fresh paint. Rooms are divided by just a door so, you can hear everything. The Gedo neighbor talking, screaming, slamming doors at 3 am. No one to call because front desk people are always gone from the premises. The Wifi never worked....too many things to remember and list. We made a reservation for three days, but only stayed one, because we could get no sleep. We then made reservations at a local Hilton and it was like leaving Dantes Inferno and entering Heaven. THAT WAS MY PUNISHMENT FOR BEING A CHEAP HUSBAND. We wound up spending more money and a day wasted thank to Rainbow Bend Hell !!!

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018

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Property Features

Walk outside to smell the salt air and watch the ocean waves from the hotel's beach. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Rainbow Bend Resort like an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Marathon hotel.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • Built in 1980
  • Dining venue
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Hollywood International Airport (FLL) (207 km / 128.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rainbow Bend Resort offers 23 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 22-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. This Marathon hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The Hideaway Cafe - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 10 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 132 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rainbow Bend
  • Rainbow Bend Marathon
  • Rainbow Bend Resort
  • Rainbow Bend Resort Marathon
  • Rainbow Bend Fishing Hotel Marathon
  • Rainbow Bend Resort Hotel
  • Rainbow Bend Resort Marathon
  • Rainbow Bend Resort Hotel Marathon

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Up to 2 children 10 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.