Isla Bella Beach Resort

Marathon Key, Florida Keys

The hotel

Far from Florida’s frenetic pace, you’ll wind through tropical landscapes to reach this relaxed 24 acre beach resort, where five fabulous pools and a mile of waterfront await your arrival. The guest rooms have a contemporary beach vibe – not that you’ll be looking at the décor, with every room guaranteed an ocean view. As you step onto the sands, you’ll find dunes, hammocks, and tiki huts, as well as a fishing pier and water sports. And even the dining maximises on the seaside setting, with the wood-fired pizzas of Il Postino competing for attention with ‘burgers on the beach’ and that obligatory ‘surf-inspired’ Keys menu.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • No Smoking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Marathon, the heart of Florida Keys. A 2-hour drive from Miami, between Key West and Key Largo on a 1-mile stretch of sand.

Hotel information

199 rooms and suites over 3 floors. All rooms have ocean views, private outdoor living area and a 49" TV. 1-Bedroom Suites offer 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

2-Bedroom Suites feature 2 bathrooms and offer 2 king-size beds or 1 king-size bed and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

3-Bedroom Suites feature 3 bathrooms and a living room with kitchenette, they offer 3 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults. Other combinations include 3 king-size beds and a sofabed in the kitchen area, sleeping maximum 8 adults. 2 queen-size beds, 2 king-size beds and a sofabed in the kitchen area, sleeping maximum 10 adults. 4 queen-size beds, 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed in the kitchen area, sleeping maximum 12 adults.

Self-parking included in the resort fee. Valet parking*.

Il Postino (italian restaurant), The Burger Palace (oceanview restaurant, with poolside grill), The Beach Bar (fresh seafood, cocktails and live music), Marketplace (café). Room service*.

5 oceanfront swimming pool. Fitness centre and spa* (opening June '19). Giant chess, bocce ball, badminton, croquet and volleyball. Watersports* include kayaking, paddleboarding and parasailing. Fishing, snorkelling and diving*.

WiFi included in the resort fee. Dry-cleaning*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $50 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - High-Speed WiFi - Parking - Use of bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards, fishing poles, snorkeling equipment - Outdoor games and activities - Live entertainment - In-room Coffee/Tea - Refrigerator in room - 24-hour Fitness Center. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (305)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unbelievable level of beauty, views, cleanliness and relaxation

Dec 10, 2019 Doug D

The property was breathtaking, insane number of palm trees all across the property, very calm environment, every room is oceanfront, the sand is so soft, and so many amenities for couples, families, anybody who is visiting. We thought the level of service at the restaurant was lacking a bit, but it could just be because the property only opened a… Read more
The property was breathtaking, insane number of palm trees all across the property, very calm environment, every room is oceanfront, the sand is so soft, and so many amenities for couples, families, anybody who is visiting. We thought the level of service at the restaurant was lacking a bit, but it could just be because the property only opened a few months ago and they are still working out the kinks. Overall we had an amazing stay at Isla Bella. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful but unaffordable.

Dec 9, 2019 299kierstanm

My husband and I visited the Isla Bella Beach Resort in December 2019. We visited Key West in June 2019 and stopped by the Isla Bella knowing it was a new property and we immediately knew we wanted to come back. The property was absolutely gorgeous and had many amenities offered on-site. Our room was wonderful as well with a large balcony… Read more
My husband and I visited the Isla Bella Beach Resort in December 2019. We visited Key West in June 2019 and stopped by the Isla Bella knowing it was a new property and we immediately knew we wanted to come back. The property was absolutely gorgeous and had many amenities offered on-site. Our room was wonderful as well with a large balcony overlooking the ocean. It had a large sofa and two comfortable chairs and coffee table. My only complaint about the balcony is that there is no barrier or privacy to your neighbor's deck on both sides of you. We were also quite surprised at the cost of the drinks at the beach bar. 2 pina coladas were $35.00. Very upsetting as it was truly unaffordable to hang out at the beach bar. So, we found a tiki bar at the end of the street called the Sunset Grille and they offered the best view for sunsets as well as a pool and 2 drinks (a beer and a pina colada cost $8.25). We also went back there for dinner and it was quite delicious. The hotel's marina offered jet skis, etc. but we were interested in a fishing trip. Again, very unaffordable at $800.00 for a 1/2 day trip. All in all it was a wonderful, relaxing trip. Read less
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Dec 9, 2019 Rgjohns

Beautiful resort...from check in through the entire stay, Isla Bella made you feel like you were special. We received a complimentary Champaign on check in. Stayed in an immaculate room with a bathroom that was like something from a magazine. The shower was to die for! Food and drink very expensive, but if money is no object, then you will love… Read more
Beautiful resort...from check in through the entire stay, Isla Bella made you feel like you were special. We received a complimentary Champaign on check in. Stayed in an immaculate room with a bathroom that was like something from a magazine. The shower was to die for! Food and drink very expensive, but if money is no object, then you will love this place even more. Not for the budget minded family who would love to stay and enjoy all this place has to offer. But, for that special occasion, it's the best. Very glad we stayed here. Read less
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Dec 8, 2019 dreavis2018 Gulfport, Florida

This is a very nice family resort. There were a lot of little kids running around and swimming in the pools and everybody seemed very happy. They have a good onsite restaurant, and when we inquired about a dinner reservation, they apologized and said that the earliest they had was 7:30. I guess the little kids eat early. We dined on the beach and… Read more
This is a very nice family resort. There were a lot of little kids running around and swimming in the pools and everybody seemed very happy. They have a good onsite restaurant, and when we inquired about a dinner reservation, they apologized and said that the earliest they had was 7:30. I guess the little kids eat early. We dined on the beach and the food was good. There is piped in music on the property and by the pool. They played Harry Connik and Nora Jones and very Zen music. It was that way at the pool bar too. It was putting us to sleep but maybe it keeps the kids calm. The rooms are nice and you have a balcony that you share with your neighbors. There is a divider so that you don't walk officially on to their portion of balcony. Our neighbors wanted to talk to us and tell us all about themselves when we walked out there, so didn't spend much time there. But the view was lovely. The grounds are well kept, and if you want to leave the resort you need to do so in a car. The guy at the guard shack was awesome! The rest of the staff is very nice. And they offer activities for people who don't want to leave the resort but stay entertained. I didn't try those. There are dining and fishing options nearby, and Key West is about an hour's drive. Read less
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Dec 5, 2019 JuanandKathy Newton, New Jersey

Where do I start? The stagg waa friendly and courteous. The rooms were huge!! Everything was clean and smelled great! The decks were perfect! The beach bar was so much fun with the games and staff!! Monica was the best!! The spa was so worth it!! It was relaxing and comfortable. The food was great. I hopefully will be able to come back over and… Read more
Where do I start? The stagg waa friendly and courteous. The rooms were huge!! Everything was clean and smelled great! The decks were perfect! The beach bar was so much fun with the games and staff!! Monica was the best!! The spa was so worth it!! It was relaxing and comfortable. The food was great. I hopefully will be able to come back over and over again!! Read less