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Sands of Islamorada

80051 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 80, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Ranked #9 of 20 hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matthew B Freeman, South Dakota
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When first pulling in I thought, I messed up. BUT, after entering, accommodations were incredible. The staff was friendly and courteous. The suite was spotless and beautifully appointed. Tropical vegetation, Tropical birds flourished. The pool and hot tub included for ones pleasure. We spent the first night at Breezy Palms, directly next door. It paled by comparison. It had warm... More

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Freeman, South Dakota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night on the way to Key West. It was an older location. The room was simple and clean. This hotel was good for a night passing through but I don't think I'd want to stay here too long.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

After much research on Tripadvisor, we decided on this motel for our spring break trip to the Florida Keys. The rates were on the lower end for this area and time of year. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The room we booked for 4 nights was basic, but clean and well maintained. It was a great base for... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We booked 8 nights here. It was awesome. We had reserved expectations based on some of the rooms but those were quickly dispersed once Yeny showed us to our first room (15). It was a very quaint and clean room with all the amenities necessary for a great stay. Yeny and Alex were very attentive, friendly and helpful. Yeny and... More

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La Mirada, California
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This property is in need of substantial improvement if it is to live up to its billing as a "resort hotel." When we arrived in Room #13, we found insects on the walls, on the air conditioner, and mosquitoes flying around. Their wi-fi was down, and Yeny said that their Comcast services doesn't always work. Although the room is said... More

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Fort Collins, CO
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This property, mid-way down the Keys, is worthy of consideration. As the other reviewers highlighted, the property managers, really go the extra mile to ensure that you are welcome. Meeting Yeny is like meeting a friend that you have not seen in a while. We stayed in room #13, and it was very much as I expected from reading the... More

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Roseburg, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is what my husband and I wanted for a first time Islamorada visit. Yeny is above sweetness and works very hard to please their guests. Alex works sunrise to sunset cleaning and fixing up property, both deserve A+ for effort in updating the rooms. We loved the "old school vibe" memories from my high school days renting beach houses.... More

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South Bruce Peninsula Ontario Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

After a very long day's travel we arrived at the Sands of Islamorada to a very pleasant experience thanks to Yeny,the hotel manager.This facility has character and the rooms are spotless. It's nice to have a kitchenette in case you want a light meal although Yeny gave us great advise on restaurant options. The bed was very comfortable and everything... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed for one night; this is a family run place and we have a great stay. It's nothing fancy, but the rooms are decent size and clean. For the price it was perfect for what we were looking for. However, if you are staying longer, I think it would also be great. The room had a full size refrigerator,... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I have personally toured this resort a few yrs ago while "re-conning" the area". Fell in love with it and the rooms. Last week I called three times and left a message to call me because I wanted to stay here on a Last minute trip. This is the fourth time this has happened to me with no call back.... More

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Address: 80051 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 80, Islamorada, FL 33036
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Islamorada #6 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
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An awesome, intimate escape right in the center of the Keys. All of our rooms have recently been refreshed from top to bottom. For a pet & people friendly tropical retreat...This is the spot. This is the kind of place Jimmy Buffett sings about. We are very Keysee and very clean! A sparkling pool and hot-tub with a view of the beach, boat launch and pier, await you. Our rooms and efficiencies can accomodate from 1 to 6 people very comfortably. ... more   less 
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