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Silver Sands Beach Resort

301 Ocean Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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I recently had the displeasure of staying her for a couple nights and I was literally shocked at how disgusting and out of date this place is, and for $160 a night it's not cheap!!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 

6 Thank carolb12375
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

5 Thank FloridaFan53

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

3 Thank fln8tv
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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asked the cab driver to keep driving because it could not possibly be the right place when we first drove by the outdated exterior.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 

5 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Haworth, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

6 Thank Burlingame_Judy
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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 

2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

5 Thank majurej
Dedham, MA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

8 Thank Will_Traveler
Wash., DC
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2006

This is really a simple decent motel with several distinct plusses and minuses. Plus: It is right on the ocean of an upscale island and in the middle of a 5 mile long beach that stretches from the gorgeous Baggs state park (has showers) at tip of island to the county's Crandon Park mega beach park. In between are 5-10... More 

18 Thank RiverSpirit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2005

Not many people know about this fine,small motel on Key Biscayne. I have been staying there for many years and always keep coming back. Hurricane Andrew tore down other large hotels on the island, but not this one.The structure proved to be very sound and strong. The grounds are well kept and the rooms are clean, with kitchenettes that offer... More 

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