Lodging & Hotels in Marathon Key for Boaters

We are sure you will be spending most of your vacation in the Florida Keys on the water, but we put some information together to help you find a place to stay when you do decide to hit land. There are many options for Marathon FL lodging, including a wide range of cottages, motels, resorts and hotels in Marathon Key, as well as private vacation rentals. Here is a list of our favorites with an emphasis on boat dockage.


Sunset Villas (Conch Key)

The resort is located 2 miles northeast of Marathon FL on US1 on the picturesque 20 acre island of Conch Key. It’s an ideally private location for relaxing and fishing, away from the majority of Marathon boat traffic. A short drive to Marathon or Islamorada will get you to many amenities and dining. The property boasts spacious villas, complimentary boat dockage, a boat ramp, and a lighted fishing pier with built-in rod holders and stools. Also enjoy landscaped grounds, a tree-top deck, gas grill, hammock, bar and sun deck.

Coco Plum Beach & Tennis Club

Coco Plum Tennis Club offers well-appointed villas and homes located in quiet, secluded, and scenic Coco Plum. The property is easily within a 10 minute drive from the heart of Marathon FL. Amenities include a heated pool, beach access, tennis courts, jacuzzi, and available WIFI. Boat dockage is available for a fee. The Club’s comfortable lodgings offer a remote and private alternative to the other accommodations & hotels in Marathon Key.

  • 109 Coco Plum Drive
  • Marathon Florida 33050
  • MM 54.5
  • 305-743-0420
  • website: www.cocoplum.com

Holiday Inn

The local Holiday Inn Express is one of the more conveniently located, well-maintained mid-range hotels in Marathon Key. There is an on-site restaurant and marina offering boat dockage for a fee. The hotel offers a swimming pool and is also pet-friendly (fee required).

Indigo Reef Resort

Indigo Reef offer tastefully decorated 2-story villas with private dockage included. The conch-style accommodations are well-equipped and spacious, keeping good company with the more upscale resorts and hotels in Marathon Key. Flat-screen TVs, gourmet kitchens, waterfront porches, a pool, and a fitness center are on their list of amenities. The resort’s proximity to Vaca Cut means you are within easy water access to both the Gulf and ocean during your stay.

  • 11600 1st Avenue Gulf
  • Marathon FL 33050
  • MM 53
  • 305-853-5000
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Royal Hawaiian Motel/Botel

Locally owned with free boat dockage, a boat ramp and affordable rates, the Royal Hawaiian bills itself as the “only Botel in Marathon”. Located close to Vaca Cut, both the ocean and Gulf are within minutes by boat. There is a small pool on site, plus outdoor grills and dockside tables as well. Amenities and some casual dining options are within walking distance.

Kingsail Motel

The Kingsail Motel offers convenient & modest Marathon FL lodging, from standard rooms to one bedroom units. The property is equipped for an island-style vacation with a pool, outdoor grill and fish cleaning table. Contact in advance for boat dockage as it is limited and requires an additional fee.

  • 7050 Overseas Highway
  • Marathon, FL 33050
  • MM 50.5
  • 305-743-5246
  • Toll-free: 800-423-7474
  • website: www.marathonfla.com

Tropical Cottages

Tropical Cottages has accommodations that are simple and keysy with rates to fit a modest budget, from standard size rooms up to individual cottage suites. The quaint cottage suites are Caribbean-style homes away from home, ranging in size from one bedroom to 3 bedrooms. Amenities include boat dockage, free WIFI, pet-friendly policy (with small fee), hammocks, private tiki bar, and BBQ area.

The Hammocks at Marathon: Blue Green Resort

The Hammocks at Marathon are part of the Blue Green resorts family, which offer both vacation ownership and standard hotel accommodations. It is considered one of the nicer resort hotels in Marathon Key and the surrounding area, with a waterfront location, onsite dining at their tiki bar, and a relaxing pool. Note: boat slips are available to owners only.

  • 1688 Overseas Highway
  • Marathon, FL 33050
  • MM 48
  • 305-743-9009
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Sea Dell Motel

Though the Sea Dell Motel does not offer boat dockage, marinas and boat ramps are not far for those interested in single-day boat rentals. The motel is operated with much care and pride by its owners, who emphasize customer service. It is conveniently located near most amenities in Marathon. The accommodations are quaint & clean, situated on a well-maintained and manicured property, with a modest price relative to many hotels in Marathon Key.

  • 5000 Overseas Highway
  • Marathon, Florida 33050
  • Mile Marker 49.8
  • 305-743-5161
  • Toll-free: 800-648-3854
  • website: www.seadellmotel.com

Little Conch Key

Little Conch Key is a private island resort with inviting rooms, conch style cottages and large luxurious villas located just north of Marathon. From a 1 bedroom, 1 bath beachfront cottage to a 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath tropical island home, they have just the right getaway for your vacation. Complementary dockage is provided with your rental. Little Conch Key is beautifully situated and owner-operated, so you’ll get the peace and tranquility that you expect during your Florida Keys escape.

Private Vacation Rentals in the Marathon Area

For a private vacation rental in Marathon or the surrounding area, contact Island Breeze Realty & Rentals, located next to the Visitors Center. They offer vacation rentals and Marathon real estate whether you are just visiting or even moving to paradise!

Search Hotels in Marathon Key & the Florida Keys

For all Keys locations, search accommodation listings by location on the Florida Keys Tourist Development Council’s website.

To find a pet-friendly hotel in Marathon Key or the Florida Keys, search pet-friendly listings in the Keys at petswelcome.com.

(We hope you find this information useful. Please note we are not affiliated with any of the listed businesses and we make no representations or warranties regarding any of them.)