We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Traditional Key Largo with a unique flare” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Key Largo House Boatel

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Key Largo
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Key Largo House Boatel
MM 103.5, next to Hideout Restaurant, Key Largo, FL   |  
Hotel amenities
Dahlgren, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Traditional Key Largo with a unique flare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My two adult children and I were looking for a vacation with a traditional Keys flavor. Staying on the water in a boat was that unique experience. Took photos of the sunrise from our personal deck. This was a great location in Key Largo near Pennekamp Park, free kayaks, and the owner helped to launch us and give instructions on where to go from the dock. The boat, for the most part, had the basics plus air conditioning and cable. In a good location, who needs extreme luxury if you are gone most of the day snorkeling, sight seeing, shopping, and eating. If the wind kicks up at night, you get your money's worth on a Keys boat experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

214 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    72
    78
    14
    21
    29
See reviews for
81
68
9
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (53)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Columbia Falls, Montana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were in Key Largo for 2 nights. The first property's review will be posted for sure. We checked out of it at 11, the check-out time and made our way to our lodging for the second night to make sure we knew where it was. George was here, (he is the proprietor) and said, "Go check it out, the key is in the door". We asked when we could check in and he said "you are in". Awesome because we had food that we needed to get into a cooler or fridge. We made our way up the narrow staircase and found a very clean room. There was a fridge, microwave, toaster oven and a couple of cups and spoons with the coffee maker. The only linens in the room were the bath towels. There was a bar of soap and a bottle of hair conditioner. We checked the drains and there was NO hair as someone else posted. The sliding glass door led out to a nice deck with comfy chairs and divan with a coffee table. We enjoyed our cocktails and snacks out there. There is a small beach that I was itching to get out in the sun on.... Nice, but needs some chairs inside so you can watch tv while you eat, if you choose to eat in, and a better way of locking the sliding glass door. All in all a quaint idea and I would stay again!

Room Tip: Nice beach, with a grill you can use to cook dinner....
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Eastpointe, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Had such a great time last march with our kids we decided to treat ourselves with a second Key Largo visit for christmas and new years. We booked the same boat (4) and were surprised to find it had been moved to an even better position on largo sound. We had a unobstructed view from our deck of the sound and were rocked to sleep each night. George's boats are perfect if u want to b able to cook meals and save money to spend on other key activities. For under a hundred a night you have a kitchen full bath and plenty of sleeping space as well as tv and wifi. The boats are House boats they are not the ritz or Hilton nor do they cost as much but they are clean and serviceable. Any problems that arise George is available and ready to make things right. Our first night we discovered the hot water wasn't very hot, since we arrived late we waited till morning to tell George he came over immediately determind the part needed for the hot water tank. And when we came back in the afternoon we had hot water a plenty actually to hot, one call to George and the thermostat was adjusted. The Boatel is perfectly located as a home base to experience all of the Keys and return to each evening. We always meet the nicest neighbors and share ideas for fun keys activities. The Boatel is a little community unto itself, it's relaxed, easygoing, island experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
N Lauderdale
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Stayed at the Boatel 11/2 for the weekend, it was awesome, if your looking for a 5 star, then you need to stay at a Ritz Carlton or Peninsula hotel. Had a great time with my wife, daughter and our dog, good customer service as well as great restaurant at the Hidenout, i would definately do it again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
O'Fallon, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is our second stay here in two years. We live in O'Fallon Il.,(St. Louis , Mo.), and this is a great place to relax . George the owner, goes out of his way to make sure you have the best stay possible. Gary , his right hand man, is always on site and always help full as well. We use the free kayaks to paddle over to John Pennekamp and go through the mangroves by water. I suggest this, great experience. The Hideout Restaurant is a bonus for breakfast right across the parking lot as well. Overall, we will always stay with George every time we come to Key Largo. Looking forward to seeing you again next year! Thanks George and Gary!

Room Tip: South East Boatels get the morning sunrise. Priceless!
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

The owner is awesome! He will go out of his way to make you feel comfortable, our reservations are usually last minute but he always comes up with a way to accomadate us. We will always choose to stay there as its reasonable, close, and has a beautiful view.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was our first trip to Key Largo and our first to stay on a houseboat. Overall the stay was very pleasant. We stayed in the Stress Relief and it was clean, and comfortable. Could use an update in some areas like the window treatments. Overall we were very happy with our choice. Clean, no smells ( I'm very sensitive to mold and mildew), no bugs, staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Key Largo House Boatel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Key Largo House Boatel

Address: MM 103.5, next to Hideout Restaurant, Key Largo, FL
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 17 Specialty lodging in Key Largo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Key Largo House Boatel Hotel Key Largo

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Key Largo House Boatel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Key Largo House Boatel to your Saves list