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A Great Place to Stay
Apr 12, 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed here for four nights and we both thought it was a great place. It is centrally located in the Keys, so if you want to go to Key West or Key Largo the drive is not that bad. The room we stayed in was perfect - it had a bed, TV, refrigerator, microwave, and a clean bathroom. We had unit 18A, and although the walls were a little thin, it did not bother us. My boyfriend also liked the DirecTV: he was able to watch his favorite baseball team on opening day. The owners were very nice and although we did not see them much, they did make the place feel homey. This place is a great value for people looking for a place centrally located in the Keys.

A little piece of home on the Keys.....

Sept 10, 2009
I was prompted to write my review not only becasue of how nice our stay was, but because of the slanderous review I saw on here. I logged on to forward a buddy of mine the info on this place and saw the Trip Advisor link on Google.

The Sombrero Reef Inn is a comfortable, quiet, and friendly place to stay in my opinion. My wife and I have stayed in pretty high end resorts all over, and I can appreciate a family owned place like this. The owners are friendly and attentive and keep the rooms very clean. They are typical of rooms in the Keys in my opinion but we could tell there is a personal touch. We liked the suggestions of places to use and eat while we stayed there and the weather was very nice. All the other rooms were full while we were there and we did not notice any disturbances from other guests. We came and went as we needed and had a wonderful time.
If you like affordable, comfortable, and friendly accommodations then I recommend the Sombrero Reef Inn. My wife and I will certainly return. My next time I MUST get in some fishing!!

Private, peaceful and least for us!
Apr 1, 2009
The Sombrero Reef Inn will appeal to those who value small and private over the busyness of a resort or ordinary hotel. If you need room service or a lot of ammenities like an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool...look somewhere else. There are only 4 units here - two suites and two motel type rooms. We booked one of the suites for a week and it was lovely and comfortable and felt like having a cottage to ourselves.

Number 18 - Tarpon - is a roomy and bright livingroom/kitchen/diningroom with a separate bedroom and bathroom. Sliding glass doors with screen look out to the canal. It's very well appointed with all the comforts of home - even a nice HD TV and very good wireless Internet. Towels and bedding are quite good.

We were out and about most days so we didn't see much of Carolyn or Matt, the owners...but did get recommendations for boat rentals and places to eat - including their restaurant - Sparkey's Landing - not far away, where we had THE BEST key lime pie in Marathon...and we tried quite a few.

Highly recommended for independent travelers who don't need to be coddled...just want a quiet and comfortable place to set up for a few days or longer. You won't be disappointed.

Oh...and I even fished off the dock and caught a small Tarpon our last night there! Quite a thrill...the canal seems to be full of can see them jumping.

Comfortable, clean and well appointed
Feb 20, 2009
Our title is our review. It was very comfortable, very clean and had everything you could possibly need. We would have loved to book it for a month next year. We did this last minute and it was the best thing we could have done!!!

A Lovely Place To Stay
Sep 9, 2008
My husband and I stayed at the Sombrero Reef Inn and Fishing Lodge on August 29 and 30, 2008. It is just so nice and immaculately clean. The bed was super comfortable with very nice pillows and bedding. We stayed in the suite and just could not have been happier with everything. We look forward to returning. What a beautiful relaxing place to stay!

The Best Thing To Happen To Marathon!
Aug 29, 2008

What a wonderful place! The room were the cleanest I have experienced in the keys - EVER! The sheets were as soft as ones you would sleep on in a 5 star hotel of New York. The grounds were well kept and inviting. The owners are very kind and helpful. Possibly the nicest couple in the Keys. Gave great recommendation for charters, dining and interesting things to enjoy and experience during our vacation. We highly recommend Sparky's Landing -- also owned by the same couple. One of the best dining places in town. This is a great place for romantic getaway, a fishing vacation or a Keys vacation-- you could go either way. We will return to Sombrero Reef Inn.

Quiet & Peaceful
Aug 9, 2008
My and husband and I enjoyed our stay at Sombero Reef Inn and Fishing Lodge. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The grounds were well groomed and inviting. We were able to bring our boat and there was a ramp on the grounds. We would stay again.

Comments from our in-room guest books
We would like to thank you for your hospitality. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay here & we had the best night's sleep we've had in the Keys. Thank you for the fresh Flowers, it was a nice touch. We would like to wish you all the best in your endeavor.
- Sincerely Mike & Lisa Liar from Canada

We had a fabulous time here at your beautiful inn! We enjoyed hanging out with ya'll too. We will definitely be back someday! Good luck with everything.
- Claudia, Jeff, Cristina and Kevin

...great place! Thanks... we had a great time fishing and boating. We will come back soon.
- Sean, Matt & Tam

Thank you for making our stay so great! We really appreciated & enjoyed the at-home feeling & the privacy! We look forward to staying here next summer! THANX so much!!!
- Nicole & Steve

Thanks so much for letting us stay in your absence! Sorry we didn't get to meet. All was great, including your neighbors, Mike and Lisa. Love to stop by again.
- Deb & Dave from Wisconsin

Thanks so much for the awesome visit! We had a wonderful time! Thanks for Hookin us up at the Quarterdeck and seeing us through the Brass Monkey! We will definitely be back! Get'er Done!!
- Wade (Diller), Beth, Tim (Fillar), John & Judy

Once again, we had a great time! We really enjoy the quiet tranquility of your small inn - it is so relaxing! The best reef either of us has snorkeled in the whole Keys is definitely Sombrero Reef. The reef is so close & the fish are friendly. Patty, the dog, loves to visit here too. She says thank you for your hospitality... woof woof, bark bark. See you again...
- Barb & Phillip

The place is awesome; we have a great time. Weather did not cooperate. Breakfast at "Stuffed Pig" is really good! We will come back!! Thanks Matt...
- Ricardo & Maria



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