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Drop Anchor Resort

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3.0 of 5
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84959 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
Drop Anchor Resort
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Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Dave D Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed over this past weekend. The owners were very helpful and made you feel welcome as soon as you walked in. We had a bedroom/living room/kitchen suite and it was spacious and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. Very relaxing to sit out by the water any time of the day. Would definitely recommend and will return again... More 

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Weston, fl
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed stay here for the weekend with another couple. Management kind enough to give us two rooms after having to cancel in February due to a death in my family. We were in room 16, a large bedroom with two queen beds and a kitchen and sitting room. There was also a private patio with table and chairs outside in... More 

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. We are very proud of our history and have been a landmark in Islamorada for over 50 years. While we do aspire to keep the “old keys” spirit alive at our resort, providing updated rooms and amenities for our guests’ comfort is one of our top priorities. Our rooms and... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a long weekend with friends. Charming and hassle free experience for us all. Nice pool and seaside setup. Amazing views of sunrise and sunsets, and plenty of shady spots for siestas. Friendly owner and staff. Lot's of soul here. :-)

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our resort. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we are so happy that your stay was comfortable and relaxing. We hope you will give us the opportunity to have you as our guests again in the future should you travel to Islamorada. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful small and friendly hotel. The hotel reminds me of the " old Florida" but with a renovated and stylish decor. I liked the hotel not being too large. We had a spacious and beautifully furnished room. The owners are friendly and helpful on recommending various recreational destinations and food options in the area. Pool area and grounds are... More 

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. We are very proud of our history and have been a landmark in Islamorada for over 50 years. While we do aspire to keep the “old keys” spirit alive at our resort, providing updated rooms and amenities for our guests’ comfort is one of our top priorities. Our rooms and... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little resort motel. Nice pool. Great "Beach" area to sit and relax. Always seems to be nice people staying there. Only draw back is a bit of a walk to restaurants and bars. but like lots of south florida and Keys motels there is full kitchen. Great base for fishing in the Keys. definitely going back .

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We do pride ourselves in the maintenance of the grounds and rooms. We aspire to bring our guests the relaxed Keys' atmosphere while also providing amenities for their comfort and peace of mind. I appreciate your kind words and will pass... More 

Turnersville, New Jersey, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so pleased with our stay at DAR. The accommodations in the keys are so different from any other place that we have stayed. DAR is a cross between a hotel/motel and a campground. Perfect for my five grandchildren that were with me. Great rooms, ours were adjoining, and provided full kitchen amenities. Not at all pretentious. Clean, well... More 

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We aspire in making our guests as comfortable as possible. We want our guests to have the best, most comfortable and relaxed stay in the keys. We also pride ourselves in the maintenance of the grounds and rooms. I appreciate your... More 

Leon, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four stayed the week in Room 16 (2 beds and a fold out couch if needed). We prefer to do breakfast and lunch light so this room met our needs with its full kitchen stocked with necessary pans and gadgets. The grounds were well kept and the rooms cleaned daily. We have two children ages 9 and... More 

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We do pride ourselves in the maintenance of the grounds and rooms. We aspire to bring our guests the relaxed Keys' atmosphere while also providing amenities for their comfort and peace of mind. I appreciate your kind words and will pass... More 

Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here one night on our way back from Key West. Thought this might be a little bit more relaxed and we were right. It's a laid back kind of place. A good place to just chill. We had room 15 and it was rather small. The room was super clean, but very old as is the whole place.... More 

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. We are very proud of our history and have been a landmark in Islamorada for over 50 years. While we do aspire to keep the “old keys” spirit alive at our resort, providing updated rooms and amenities for our guests’ comfort is one of our top priorities. Our rooms and... More 

San Marino
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Room #11. It is quite a bit larger than most hotel rooms. There's a sink in the toilet area & another outside that area. The style is sort of East Indian with an Indian god statue, which I did not like, & a globe on a side table. I found no Gideon Bible in the room. There's a... More 

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review

We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your beautiful review. We are very proud of our history here in Islamorada. We pride ourselves in the cleanliness of our rooms as well as the maintenance and upkeep of our grounds. We are proud of our history and try to maintain the old Florida Keys ambiance while also updating and maintaining... More 

Galena, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at the Drop Anchor Resort in late February and had a wonderful relaxing time in this old fashioned (yet modern amenities) Florida Keys style hotel. There are hammocks (great for napping!) and plenty of Adirondack style chairs to hang out in along with covered areas for shade on a sandy bulkhead facing the ocean. The grounds... More 

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We do pride ourselves in the maintenance of the grounds and rooms. We appreciate your kind words and will pass them along to the rest of our staff here at Drop Anchor Resort & Marina. We look forward to having you... More 

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