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“Hidden Oasis” 4 of 5 stars
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Marina Del Mar Resort And Marina
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   527 Caribbean Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037   |  
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Ranked #15 of 17 Hotels in Key Largo
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Hidden Oasis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Booked this hotel as a stop over for 1 night while travelling further down to the keys, great find, only a couple of hundred yards from the the busy US1 highway, but as quiet as anywhere we have stayed, Firstly this is a very relaxed place, check out is 12.30, you can bring in your own food and drink in, sit on the terrace overlooking the marina and boats and relax, the room (103) was large, clean and had everything we needed if not a little dated, but that just added to the appeal of the place, outside area with chairs and a tv with over 60 english speaking channels, (mainly adverts as us tv seems to be!). No restaurant or bar was open during our stay and breakfast was a help yourself to bangle and coffee affair, but there are dozens of good eating places within half a mile, try The Pilot House just around the corner on Atlantic Drive again with a great waterside view, lively entertainment and fresh fish dishes that melt in your mouth.
Back at the hotel, the pool area is good, clean and empty all the time we were there, just 2 or 3 people seemed to bother using the big pool or hot tub, which was great for us, the perfect start to a relaxing week in the Keys!

Room Tip: Marina view recommended
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Miami
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed here with my Grandson and his friend. They are both 8 yrs old. We have a good time. Pool is great staff is friendly. In the afternoon they make popcorn in the office. Room was clean! Did not take part in the breakfast so no comment on that. Safe quiet clean and close to lots of things. What more can you ask for?

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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32 hotel reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Booked a while ago for one night. Then read some reviews and got nervous. But when we checked in we were pleasantly surprised. Location is just off US1 and right on the canal so there is great boat scenery. Front desk staff were quick to acknowledge us and checked us in early-offered us our choice of rooms. Also had bags of popcorn which was a neat touch. Room was spacious, clean and well appointed-fridge, coffee etc. Pool area was clean and they had good quality lounge chairs. Continental breakfast was also included. No hesitation is staying here again. I think sometimes people are expecting a brand new hotel and want the Waldorf Astoria at a Motel 6 price.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the marina side, so you have a view of the yachts coming and going
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

great marina location and within walking distance of dining and shopping for essentials. The hotel rooms were clean but do lack a spot for dive equipment to hang and dry. All in all a nice hotel with a great view and location.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We were looking for a low-key, inexpensive hotel for a weekend dive trip. The marina del ray was beyond all expectations! A very reasonable rate for three adults, on a beautiful marina, with a bar/restaurant next door (live music!), a sparkling pool and spa, and popcorn every evening. Continental breakfast included. Far enough from the highway to feel sheltered and quiet, but close enough to be headed out to dive in three minutes.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Nicely tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, this hotel is situated right on the waterfront. Our room on the second floor was quite clean and adequate. This place afforded an easy day excursion to Key West which was only a two hour drive. The restaurant located next to the property was closed, however there are several of them within easy reach. Brown Pelicans reside on the marina and offer some good photo-ops. The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is about a mile away.

  • Stayed December 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
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were booked for three nights right after Christmas. Beautiful location, well-cared for grounds. We found the staff helpful, the continental breakfast just right, our room clean and everything in working order. We enjoyed our time in the pool and jacuzzi. We were just minutes down the channel sidewalk from the glass bottom boat cruise and sunset cruises. Yes, parking was a bit cramped and we didn't always get to park our car right out behind our room, but it wasn't that far to walk from the overflow parking lot beside the Coconuts restaurant, which we realized must not be up and running currently. It wasn't a loss, though, since there were plenty of other restaurants within minutes of leaving the grounds. If we go back, we will stay here again.

Room Tip: We were on the third floor, second building from the office, and it was very quiet at night.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marina Del Mar Resort And Marina

Address: 527 Caribbean Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Key Largo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marina Del Mar Resort And Marina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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