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Smugglers Cove Resort and Marina

85500 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 85.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Ranked #12 of 13 Islamorada B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

this place is a dump. I know the Flirida Keys and am NOT fancy. They told me I the phone that the ions were updated. They were painted, but the bathroom was gross with rusty Soap dishes etc. the kitchen sink was all chipped and disgusting. The prices were outrageous. Stay elsewhere. One night I slept in my car. My... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I feel the need to let hotel seekers know that this place is not worth the look. We were charged over $300 for the night and then upon check in were told that they forgot to collect a "resort fee" of $20. This is NOT a resort by any means. I wasn't expecting one either when I made the reservation,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Room was fairly clean...a little hair in the shower but other than that not too bad. Checking in was atrociously slow and the lady not too friendly. I give the hotel a 2.5 - 3 stars. The wifi is really bad like they should not even offer it. Couldn't getconnected and when I did it did not work. Place could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let the road construction or the fact that this is basically a marina bar throw you off. This was or best meal in the keys. Come as you are and hang with the laid back locals while enjoying some freshly prepared, beautifully presented, island food. We enjoyed the lobster fajitas, grilled fish tacos and coconut gelato on the outdoor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think anyone who gave the smugglers cove a bad review for price or accommodations just does not understand the Florida keys. If you want the 5 star hotel go spend $900 night elsewhere. Rooms are clean and have nice beds. Bathroom is a little small. Atmosphere is off the beaten path. Rooms are quiet and ac units work great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Smugglers' Cove is a tiny resort in Islamorada with, I believe, 12 rooms. The rooms are part of the marina, so there were boats docked right outside our room. The room was clean and comfortable. We ate at the restaurant one night and listened to the live band for a while. The food was great, and the bar/restaurant were not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Difficult ingress, as usual; however, road work makes it more problematic. Egress remains challenging, too. Happy Hour drink discounts hinge on consuming 2 cocktails, rather than 50% per. With all the grand promotion, it's not unreasonable to expect great improvements.

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Naples, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I normally do not submit bad reviews, but this happened to multiple people on the same night and I do not want anyone else to experience what myself and a few others had to go through. I own a Dive Center in Naples, Fl. and we are in Islamorada, Fl. nearly every weekend. So we are not new to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I stayed here with my husband during January 2015. As other recent reviewers have noted, this hotel has recently undergone MAJOR updates. Some of the older reviews don't reflect the current conditions at all. We stayed in an upper level room, which was bright, clean, and included a small stainless refrigerator, countertop, and sink. Very nice and neat. Bed linens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I stayed here with my husband on New Year's day 2015. Looks like the place has been completely renovated. The room looked brand new; the sheets and furniture also seemed new. The decor had a modern touch to it. The a/c was cold. The resort has a nice atmosphere and the sundeck has modern patio furniture and daybeds with very... More 

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