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Harbor Lights Motel

2.0 of 5 84951 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 3 nights while exploring the keys on my bicycle. My room was clean, comfortable and quiet. This isn't a modern facility, as other reviewers have noted, but it worked perfectly for my purposes, and at a great price. There's a nice dock and walkway along the water, even a tiki hut and fish cleaning station located... More 

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

THANK YOU! We appreciate the great comments and are so very happy you found us! We hope to see you again soon! Todd & Becky Chandler More 

Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was perfect for a family on a budget. Nothing fancy, but very decent compared to other Keys motels. Room(cottage) was clean, large with full kitchen, and right on the ocean. Kids enjoyed being right on the water with a sandy beach (no ocean swimming, but rarely is in the Keys) and the waterfront pool was wonderful. Friendly, helpful... More 

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We just want to add that we have two of the biggest and family friendly attractions within a quarter mile (walking distance) from the hotel! We are across the street from the Windley Key Geological Park and the Theater of the Sea is just a few steps away! We are so very glad you... More 

Keystone, SD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviewers have noted this is an older hotel and a bit run down ... definitely not a place for those who expect a slick chain property. On the other hand we thought it captured the Keys experience perfectly ... old and a bit run down. So, if you are a would-be Parrothead who's idea of a good companion... More 

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We agree that it is a wonderful escape here in Islamorada! We appreciate the candid review, and hope that those reading can make an informed decision when travelling to the Keys! Todd & Becky Chandler More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Room was clean, check in and out good. Room was clean, sheets clean, but extremely out dated. The bathroom walls were peeling paint, the sink and tube looked like they were from the 70's. All other places were sold out on our way to Key West.....I would make the full drive next time. People who own place seem really nice... More 

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We strive to provide the very best accommodation for the price. We remind the readers that we are not a 5 star resort at our price point. We are an clean comfortable property that is slightly dated, but hundreds less most of the oceanfront hotels in the area. We try hard to provide the thrifty... More 

Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's not a luxury resort but it's definitely a good value. It's laid back and pretty quiet. A nice place to bring your fishing pole if you like fishing off of the docks. It has a small boat ramp, boat docking, and trailer parking. The rooms are equipped with a little kitchen. You can rent a kayak for the day... More 

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! We think you hit the nail on the head! We are a clean comfortable resort that does not break the bank. We might be short on bells and whistles, but we make up with that by providing an exceptional value and wonderful oceanfront views without crushing the pocketbook! Thank you again! See... More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed for 4 days here and loved every minute. Charter fishing right off the doc. A beautiful pool that overlooks the sandbar. Clean rooms with clean sheets and nice staff. We stayed with our dogs and they took a very small pet deposit. Every place the recommended to eat was great. We went to one place they said they... More 

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! We are happy to have another "regular" guest! You and your lovely family will always be part of our extended family here at the resort, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Happy Holidays! Todd & Becky More 

Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed one night at Harbor lights - and it was very nice and comfy! Good bed - well appointed bath - lovely little kitchenette - nice little balcony! The motel is old, but our little room on the 3rd floor was nice and clean. We had a nice night on our way from Ft. Lauderdale to Key West!

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! We hope that you can stay longer when you travel to the beautiful Florida Keys again! Todd & Becky Chandler More 

Florida City, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Nice location,nice staff,nice rooms, bumer the pool was not in function,wife and kids couldn't enjoy it. Rooms were ok have little kitchen you can cook or make breakfast , over all we liked the place and will stay again.

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the recent review. We are a little confused because our pool has never been closed... could you be thinking of another resort you stayed at recently? Some people have a hard time with the child proof gate locks, and we have had people inadvertently think that the gates are locked and the pool is closed... maybe this... More 

Sunrise, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Hotel was simple, yet nice but the Staff was not as nice. As soon as I went to the desk to reserve the room, the lady (I am assuming one of the owners) immediately started reading me off the Do's and Don't s and all her Hotel RULES! Obviously she has dealt with some undesirables but we were in... More 

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do have certain policies that are in place that insure that comfort and tranquility can be extended to all our guests. Our guidelines are in place to protect the very reason people visit the Keys, so that you do not have to worry about noise, safety, wild partying, and abusive or destructive behavior. We... More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I spent five nights at the Harbor Lights motel and it is not for everyone. It is an older motel, and it is showing its wear. It is just fine for those who want to fish or dive the area and are looking for something utilitarian and affordable. There is a landing next to the motel and dock-age on the... More 

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HarborLightsMotel, General Manager at Harbor Lights Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the recent review! We have only one comment: The small basic room might not be suitable for families, but we have plenty of rooms that are! What you may not have realized is that most of our accommodations are twice the size of the single rooms, with full kitchens and even ocean views. These are... More 

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Address: 84951 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Harbor Lights Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Harbor Lights Hotel Islamorada
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada

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