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Ocean House

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82885 Old Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (Formerly Ocean Dawn Suites)
Ocean House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is long overdue. My husband and I got married at Ocean House a year ago (March 2014). We can't stop telling people how wonderful the place is. We originally picked this hotel for a couple reasons. We liked the intimacy of the property, the gorgeous grounds, and Ocean House is one of very few hotels in The Keys... More 

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

Having exceeded your expectations on your very special day warms our hearts! Since its conception Ocean House has meant to be just what you describe, like being a guest at a friend’s beach front house. Thank you for sharing your experience here with other travelers. Hope to see you back for your 1st anniversary! More 

New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps our expectations were a bit too high from reading all of the great reviews... Positives: Great service! The staff was incredible. Must hand them 7-star. The property is beautiful (great little pool area and "beach" area). Negatives: The room we stayed in (bottom floor) smelled like mold. The bathroom did not have good ventilation. The AC made loud noise... More 

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

We are elated that you enjoyed our outstanding service and beautiful grounds. All of our guests comments, pros and cons, are appreciated and listened to, we thank you for yours. More 

Sud
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for 2 nights and it was our honeymoon. This place is wonderful. We had the Key Lime room, it was really beautiful and comfortable. Désirée welcomed us and she was very helpful about the booking of our fishing trip. She recommended several places to go out for a drink or to eat and they were really great... More 

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

Breakfast on the beach at Ocean House is hard to beat and you enjoyed several of our other inclusive amenities! Our smaller size and our over 16 years of age rule allows for the intimacy, quiet relaxing atmosphere couples enjoy. Dreams do come true, hope to see you back for your 1st anniversary! More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. What a great place to stay. From the moment we arrived to checkout it was awesome. Hotel has only 8 rooms so you feel like you have the run of the place - and the place is lush with plant life backed up with the view of a lifetime. The grounds are meticulously landscaped. The staff was attentive but... More 

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

Ocean House was designed for travelers like yourselves in mind. We strive to provide a beautiful property where our guests can relax and want for nothing. The massage therapists are a couple of the best in the Keys, glad that you partook of their services! Some of our other inclusive amenities; fire pit, cabanas, catering service, breakfast, bicycles, kayaks, all... More 

Sonoma,CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I do our own research when it comes to booking our trips and Ocean House proved to be one of the best finds we have ever had. When we arrived Tom greeted us in the parking lot, that was the start of a great stay. The hotel has some of the most beautiful grounds, great cabanas, saltwater... More 

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

We are glad that you found Ocean House and that you consider us one of your best finds. From arrival to departure we strive to provide for our guests to ensure their vacation is not lacking anything desired. We are quite proud of our landscaped grounds and all the amenities surrounding the pool area, glad that you enjoyed them. On... More 

Elmsford, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply put, don't miss staying at the Ocean House. It is everything that people are writing in these reviews. Stay here if you want a quiet, private and peaceful vacation in Islamorada. They have the perfect balance of space/guests, space/amenities, guest attention/letting you be... The grounds and rooms are lovely... the pool and beach area are all very nice. we... More 

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

We are thrilled that we delivered the vacation spot that suited your needs! Your experience is a common theme with our guests. Ocean House offers Keys travels a nice complement to the more, quick paced Key West. The fire pit is a great place to star gaze the evening away, especially with a fine bottle of wine and a few... More 

Westport, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful oasis is not only the perfect place to get away from the pace of everyday life, it is staffed with the nicest people, it is comfortable, quiet and it embodies what a vacation should be. Our room was on the upper level with a private balcony overlooking the lush gardens and the beach. If you never left the... More 

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Ocean House experience with other travelers. It is truly appreciated! Being a smaller resort with only 8 suites allows for the quiet setting and privacy for which we are known. We take great pride in maintaining our gardens as they add everything to the tropical setting which you enjoyed. The cabanas, hammock, couch & chairs... More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an excellent 4 days at Ocean House. The gardens are well cared for, the amenities understated but available, the staff friendly. Breakfast on the beach is delightful. The one thing I would wish for is a better breakfast -- more egg variety (over-hard-boiled gets old fast), coffee less harsh (stay away from Starbucks carbonized), better bread, maybe some... More 

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that your 4 day stay at Ocean House was “excellent”! We do offer an alternative for your source of protein in the morning but if you are not a yogurt fan, the other choice is the hard-boiled egg. Unfortunately our kitchen is quite small and there are limits as to what we can serve. Sorry you were... More 

Raymond, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed for one night at the beautiful Ocean House mid-week last week. We hadn't made reservations anywhere and wanted to spend a night somewhere peaceful and beautiful in the Mid Keys on our way North from Key West to fly out of Fort Lauderdale. We called last minute and were extremely lucky to land upon this little gem. We... More 

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

I am so glad you found our “hidden little gem”, Ocean House Resort! It is wonderful that you will be returning. Make sure you spend enough time with us to truly appreciate what we have to offer. We do our best to ensure every guest has a quite relaxing stay but with enough included amenities to keep one active should... More 

Islamorada, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ocean House is the perfect place for couples to elope and get married in a beautiful private ocean front setting! Highly recommend the location, the property is gorgeous and the staff is always attentive, efficient and courteous. Many Thanks!

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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review

Our Thanks to you for choosing Ocean House for your special day! Our small size allows for the private and romantic setting couples are looking for. We hope to see you back for your Anniversary! More 

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