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Sands of Islamorada

80051 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 80, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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126 reviews 126 reviews
42 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Next to the highway 1 to/from key west. Good location. Oupost (grocery) and laundry nearby. View to the ocean is great! With a little pier at the back of the hotel. Also swimming pool and hot tube. Not busy. Staff friendly and helpfull. Pet friendly (if you like!). Rooms ok with 2 double beds. Fridge, microwave, glasses, toaster. Good shower.... More 

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Stuart, FL
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We fell in the love with the Sands of Islamorada. Stay away from the cookie cutter hotels (mainstream) and stay in a mom and pop motel when you go to the Keys. You will enjoy the stay much more. This hotel is right on the water with a pier, a pool, a jucuzzi, and a sandy area with chairs and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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 August 13, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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 July 31, 2014

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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10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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23 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Address: 80051 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 80, Islamorada, FL 33036
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Islamorada
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada

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