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Silver Sands Beach Resort

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301 Ocean Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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Silver Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Key Biscayne
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Southern Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

We've been coming to the Silver Sands with our two boys for years, and it never changes. It's a retro-style '60s motel with so-so housekeeping, lamentable room decor, an under-equipped efficiency kitchen and (other than the primitive laundry room and the heated pool with towel service) no real amenities. It's beachfront, but this year the beach was short and disgusting... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2008

Just back from a week in Florida. Stayed two nights at Silver Sands and just loved it. Our family of four was in one of the cottages— charming, clean and tastefully furnished in a traditional, homey style although basic. Our children (pre-teen) loved the place: the wonderful beach (only a 3 min. walk from our doorstep), the tropical garden with... More

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carolb12375
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

I recently had the displeasure of staying her for a couple nights and I was literally shocked at how disgusting and out of date this place is, and for $160 a night it's not cheap!! The hotel looks semi-abandoned when you pull up (in fact, the old Sonesta resort next door really IS abandoned, which doesn't help). The outside is... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2008

In 1978 my wife and I spent some nights at the silver sands hotel during our honeymoon so we decided to end our trip through Florida at this motel on January 10th 2008 as a kind of 30th anniversary. Much has changed since then. Due to hurrican impact the nice sand bar restaurant, which closed the right side of the... More

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fort myers, florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

If you want an affordable place to stay in Key Biscayne, this is it. If you want a clean, updated within the last century hotel - you might want to consider spending a little more money to stay somewhere else. The staff was friendly enough and the courtyard area is refereshing - maybe we should have slept outdoors with the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2006

I will never forget the Silver Sands Motel because my husband asked the cab driver to keep driving because it could not possibly be the right place when we first drove by the outdated exterior. Imagine these problems: moody staff, unresponsive staff, dirty room, and sandy floors and consider ungrading to the Sonesta, that is the neighbor of this resort.... More

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Haworth, New Jersey
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2006

Pros: The kitchenettes are convenient for storing and reheating leftovers. The beach is really close to the rooms (about a one minute walk from our door) and very uncrowded in front of the hotel. Beach was nice - almost no waves and clear water (although quite a bit of seaweed). Front desk staff friendly. The laundry machine and small hotel... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2006

The hotel is really overpriced at $170-190/night. The room was dirty (especially the kitchen area). Little ants were everywhere. The beach in front of the hotel is awful, full of trash and sea grass. On the plus side, Key Biscayne is very nice. It was easy to walk to much nicer beach in front of other hotels and condominiums. There... More

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chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2006

Based on the reviews from tripadvisor I decided to give this place a chance and it was perfect in terms of location and cost. It is no frills, quiet, clean and steps from the beach. Minor problems were resolved with mangagement who were warm, friendly and accessible. A few minor complaints, once entering our room we were hit with the... More

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Dedham, MA
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2006

Excellent experience. We stayed in the separated cabanas / cottages. Big rooms, clean, nice kitchenette. private deck, view of courtyard / pool / ocean. Everything was spotless. Excellent value for money. Ocean beach is a very short walk. Pool was nice and little - used. Whole complex seems quiet - where was everyone??? Looked at staying at Sonesta but could... More

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Additional Information about Silver Sands Beach Resort

Address: 301 Ocean Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Location: United States > Florida > Key Biscayne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Silver Sands Beach Hotel Key Biscayne
Silver Sands Key Biscayne
Hotel Silver Sands Beach

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