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Hawks Cay Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Duck Key
Elstead, Surrey
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Beautiful, tranquil and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stayed here after a fun-filled 12 night stay in Orland do everything Disney and beyond. We had a fabulous time here. We stayed in a marina villa (we upgraded) which was like a pretty wood clad New England style home. Very nicely done inside. The bedrooms upstairs were both en-suite and very nice. They washer dryer was great as we returned home with clean clothes! We ended up doing the dolphin swim here and at the Dolphin Connection program down the road. The other one was slightly better as the whole family can participate (from age 4-adult). They also do the dorsal fin swim which they don't do at HC. My son was told he was too short to be in the water with the dolphins at HC so very glad we went down the road and he had a chance to participate in this very special of treats.

The pools are fabulous there is a main one by the restaurants and lagoon and an adult only one further round the corner hidden from the main area and noise. There is also a fab kids pool with pirate ship behind the kids club and another deeper pool here also. The hot tubs are scorching and fab and we all loved the lagoon.

We had a lovely big lawn outside our villa for family games and the marina where the kids fished off the dock (not supposed to but no one cared and the boat owners lent us extra nods and tips!). We had a manatee swim up during fishing trip which was really special.

Ocean restaurant was brilliant. The mexican restaurant burned down the day we arrived and they do need another one. Think they need a japanese / sushi / fusion restaurant.

The Keys are very laid back. Get all your shopping done in Orlando.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HawksCayResort, Manager at Hawks Cay Resort, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear MrsGPie,
We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip, and maybe by then your son will be tall enough to participate in our Dolphin Discovery program. If not, our Dockside Dolphins interaction is a wonderful opportunity for guests of any height to meet with our beautiful dolphins from the safety and comfort of our floating docks.
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  • Sleep Quality
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Jupiter, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The Lobby area, restaurants and Pool area are wonderful. However, the rooms that they
gave us were in need of repair. The Chair and carpeting in the room were stained, the bottom of the bathroom door was broken up. The Hallway of our building had not been vacuumed in a long time. We had water view rooms...the only thing we saw was a large Palm tree directly in front of our Balcony. I would not stay here again. I do have friends who stayed here, and apparently, they were given a wonderful room. They booked the same style room we did.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Took a spontaneous trip to the Keys with some friends and stayed at Hawks Cay resort. We intended on staying in a 2/2 condo but stayed in a 2/2 villas. Due to our reservation mix up, one of the front agents named Stewart was very nice enough to upgrade us to one of their newer villas that included a guest room. All I can say about our villa was Wow! It was extremely nice! Every room had flat screens in it including the guest room. Plus there was a kitchenette and a washer/dryer which was upstairs. The beds were very comfortable and extremely spacious! Furthermore, the back of the villas was even nicer. There's a lot of space where you can do different things like barbeque plus there's a little lake area where you can dock a boat if you have one. If you have a big family and want some space, I suggest renting their villas. The villa felt like a little home. My friends and I loved it so much that we considered staying another night. As for the resort, it was beautiful! There are about 5 pools, including an adult pool called Tranquil. There's a place for kids to Kayak and snorkel. In addition, the kids can also enjoy feeding and watching the dolphins play. The resort is a perfect setting for honeymooners and family and kids. There are plenty of activities to do such as jet skiing, snorkeling, boating, etc. We had the buffet style breakfast which was great. We ordered food by the pool, which took us some time to get a server. But as soon as we found a server to assist us, the food came in a reasonable time. Our server, Rupert, was extremely nice and made us laugh a few times. He was also able to scare away the Seagulls who were anxiously waiting to get our food. So if you order food by the pool, please watch out for the hungry, aggressively flying Seagulls. My overall experience at Hawks Cay resort was very GOOD. The staff was very helpful, the villa was extremely nice, and the poolside was amazingly beautiful! I suggest if you want a great, relaxing experience to stay here. My friends and I had a great experience that we will be back next month. This was the best spontaneous road trip I ever had, that turned out Amazing!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The resort has an incredible location with ocean views and two pools (including a quiet pool of guests over 21). The resort has great food an uber-friendly staff, plus snorkel trips and a sunset cruise.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed at the resort in late April 2013. Great place with a beautiful hotel, friendly staff, beautiful pool and lagoon. Our room was very spacious and nice. We liked the central location of Duck Key and we traveled to Big Pine Key, Marathon and Islamarada to enjoy the islands. The only draw back is the food at the hotel restaurants is over priced and not of very good quality for what you get. We traveled from the hotel for great meals elsewhere. We did the Dolphin Connection which was fun and we had great interaction with the Dolphins.

Room Tip: We were in a Island view room with fit in our budget - it would have been nice to have a water view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

my wife and I stayed there on business,once we arrived we found out the front desk cancelled our reservation! after some time we finally got our room.I know I called to say I was running late. the room we recieved was spacious and well appointed.
I don't really stay in a hotel for the view I only concider it a secondary perk.the roof and air conditioners where a great treat.
The food in the main hall was fair not at all anything to write about.the service was not good (it wasnt terrible.it just wasn't good) enough said.

the food and drink prices are what you might find at a typical resort of this nature,
the pools where nice there was 3 1 adult one for familys and one lagoon, the adult one was packed! the family one was larger and easier to manuver the lagoon was nice to swim in.
at night they had live music playing next to the fire pit which was very relaxing.
our room attendant was very nice and saw to our needs.
the carpeting in the hallways was Very dirty and looked like it has not been vaccumed for some time.
personally if it wasnt for business i would not have stayed there if i knew what I had experianced.

I expected a lot more from a resort of this caliber.

Room Tip: ask for one with a view of the atlantic.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Blue Point, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

eview: My wife booked a few nights stay for our Easter vacation with the family. The townhouse is EXACTLY as shown in the photos! Everything was beautifully decorated and clean as could be. Hawks Cay is the best resort in the Keys and this unit is as beautiful inside as the resort is outside. Only complaint was a cold snap that dropped the temperature during our stay. Still had a wonderful time and our kids are discovering what my wife and I love about the Keys. We all can't wait to return. Thanks for everything!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Duck Key
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Duck Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hawks Cay Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunset Villa 5005 located on Duck Key Harbor overlooking the Gulf. Expanded size bump-out provides roominess of a cottage villa. Huge master suite with balcony, 2 full baths up, 1 half bath down. Dining room seats 8, sleeps 6, big lower deck and sandy beach. Call Reservations to reserve 5005. ... more   less 
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