Hyatt Place Marathon, Florida Keys – A Category 4 Free Night Option
The room costs 15,000 Hyatt points per night and it is possible to redeem Hyatt credit card free nights at the hotel as well. If you are able to find a cash plus points rate it would be $100 plus 7,500 Hyatt points.
The Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys is located on the western edge of Marathon key. It is located in front of the Faro Blanco docks and marina. The hotel is a two and a half hour drive from Miami’s airport and an hour east of Key West.
The cash rate hovers in the $3 – 400 range during the busy season so Hyatt points offer a great value here at over 2 cents per point.\
Even though this is a Hyatt Place they do have a suite with a mini kitchen and dining room.
Very similar to the one Shawn had at a Hyatt Place but the kitchen is a little bigger and more modern than Shawn had.
I am not sure if that room is bookable with points or if you are able to use a suite upgrade for it but something worth considering.
The check in was pretty smooth and the hotel has the same set up as every other Hyatt Place. They normally had 1 employee manning the front desk.
We booked a double room with a pull out sectional couch. It had a set up that anyone who has every stayed in a Hyatt Place is familiar with. Having the option of 3 beds in a room while on vacation is great for a family to be able to spread out. And it allows ample seating if you are in the room during the day. The set up is truly hard to beat.
The room was very clean. It came with a good size fridge which is a great perk. The Hyatt Place Marathon rooms did not have a safe or microwave which was surprising.
The room came with a coffee maker & a nice desk area.The bathroom had just a shower set up. The soap and shampoo were marginal items at best.
There are 2 pools accessible for hotel guests. The one that is on the Lighthouse Grill property and there is one right behind the hotel. There are pluses and minuses to each pool. If you want a more relaxing day at the pool then the attached pool is probably better. You can bring your own food & drinks to this pool.
The pool by the Lighthouse Grill is a little more active and while they don’t provide pool side service you can walk up to the bar and order a drink and food for the pool area.
The Hyatt Place Marathon offers three Apple computers in the lobby for guests to use. The wi-fi was free and came with pretty good coverage and speed. It was usable by the attached pool.
They served breakfast from 6-10AM. Breakfast comes free for everyone at the hotel which is an amazing perk & saved a nice chunk of change while we were staying at the hotel. It is set up just off to the side of the front desk and they offer a small outside seating area.
Every morning they offered scrambled eggs & sausage or bacon on the hot plates. They had a hot waffle iron, cereal, muffins, bagels & toast. It did get pretty packed down towards the end of breakfast so it is better to go earlier.
Another restaurant that is in behind the Hyatt called Lighthouse Grill. It is a part of the hotel but it is a little bit of walk, through a grassy area, to the restaurant.
The restaurant has an awesome view of the marina and docked yachts. There is also a charming lighthouse in the marina that lights up at night.
The Lighthouse Grill has a pool in front of it which hotel guests are allowed to use. They set up live music each night right next to the pool. The most fun we had on our trip was spent right there dancing with the kids.If you get to the restaurant before 6PM you can get any entree for $19.99, a pretty great deal. They had a promo going on that you could earn 500 Hyatt points for every enter purchased up to 2,000 points per stay. The hotel has a good location, with a great restaurant on property. While this hotel does not offer a traditional beach vacation it does have a few great features, especially for a Hyatt Place.