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Sands of Islamorada

80051 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 80, Islamorada, FL 33036
#12 of 20 hotels in Islamorada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a better deal in Key West this would be the place. There is a less expensive one down the road(east) and the opposite side but it does not have a beach view which I would recommend also just can not think of the name. The room is nothing special, but clean and hopefully they updated... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you own a boat and want to launch here you are wasting your time!!! The ramp is by far one of the worst and most disgusting ones I have ever seen, if you want to loose your truck in the water this would be the one. When we first arrived we went to the office to check and get... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to try this motel with my girlfriend and my family for a four night stay. I have stayed at a few places in the Islamorada through the years - Postcard Inn (used to be Holiday Isle), La Siesta, and Chesapeake Beach Resort to name a few - all of these places I would rank higher than this motel. For... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the sands! The owners are a young couple that have just had the place 18 months so this is a recent review. Stayed 3 nights and enjoyed every minute! Their sign had been destroyed in a recent accident so it was a little hard to find right away but once we found it we love it. Small quaint... More

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Margate, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, first the positive: The place is very quaint. The grounds are nice with beautiful views of the Atlantic. The rooms are tiny but very clean. Rooms 18 and 19 were the best with wrap around patios with hammocks and chairs. The staff is helpful and friendly. The pool spacious and clean, and the jacuzzi, except for sand in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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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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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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