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Dove Creek Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   147 Seaside Avenue, MM 94.5 Oceanside, Key Largo, FL 33037   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in Key Largo
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“Paradise in Key Largo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We absolutely LOVED this place. Highly affordable, incredibly gracious hosts, stunning views- this was the perfect place to get away from it all. The breakfast was a little light on protein but the presentation of the fruit skewers, antipasto salad, pastries and cereals was very well done. Additionally, every morning yogurt with granola and key lime parfaits were artfully displayed in little dessert glasses. Kayaks are included with the room and we saw sea turtles in the sparkling waters of a nearby cove (just a quick paddle away). At night, we enjoyed the various artists strumming the guitar across the cove at Snapper's from our vantage point in the jacuzzi. We can't decide whether watching the sunrise from bed or falling asleep in the double-wide hammock were our favorite part about staying here.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 204- AWESOME! However, if you stay in a higher-numbered room, rather than having...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful two days at Dove Creek. Loved the location and the breakfast. The pelican put on a great show. Snappers next door was great and they shared their entertainment with us on the balcony of the Inn. Staff was wonderful and extremely pleasant. Our first visit to the Keys and this ma

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Our first trip to Key Largo featured a 2 night stay at the Dove Creek Lodge. We had no prior experience there but liked the reviews on Tripadvisor. We arrived after 8pm (after the lobby closed) but had no problem getting to the room and found everything to be ready for us. Small, comfortable room with a small balcony with a view of the small garden and ocean. Located next to Snapper's restaurant that has live music but never loud and shut down at 10pm. After that, all we heard were the birds.

We met the staff the next morning at their light continental breakfast featuring fresh fruit, yogart, and breads. Staff was great.

A small hotel not for those who want 5 star service but a wonderful, quiet, place to stay. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: There were larger rooms with screened porches; one of which a couple we met occupied. We had drinks...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stanardsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My family and I stayed a week at this lodge during the Summer of 2010 and loved it! We were celebrating our daughters 16th birthday. The rooms are spacious and decorated nicely and the staff was excellent and very friendly. The restaurant next to the lodge "Snappers" was wonderful as we had dinner there for my daughters actual birthday. They have live music nightly and you can listen to it while sitting on the dock of the lodge. If you don't want to be bothered by it you cannot hear it inside the room at all. Highly recommend this lodge.

Room Tip: There is no bad room area at the lodge! They are all great!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Dover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

A peaceful place to relax. There was plenty to do or not do. You can rent a waverunner or take a free kayak right outside your room. You could just lounge in one of the hammocks all day. They have a pool and a hot tub. There is a restaurant/bar right next door. Was not loud but you could hear the band at a nice listening level which made for an entertaining night swim. Breakfast was great. It was fresh with a variety of options. You could eat in or outdoors.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

So impressed with this hotel. The staff was incredibly helpful in giving us tips and info on anything we could possibly want to do. We arrived after hours so Brianna left us detailed directions to our room. There is a covered parking lot and elevators to make it easier to schlep your luggage to your room. The room was clean and had recently been renovated. The bathrooms had the softest towels I've ever experienced in a hotel! And the toiletries were tommy bahama, a nice touch. The room also had great air conditioning with a remote, wifi, a mini fridge and a huge Tv. The views are amazing and the property is quiet and peaceful. A wonderful place to retreat or stop while cruising the keys.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Dove Creek Lodge is a cute little hotel in Key Largo with all rooms on the 2nd or 3rd level, and most offering at least some views of the water. It was cooler when we visited, but as mentioned below, the availability of covered parking would be great when the sun is beating down. Our room was spacious and clean with a big bathroom (only slight complaint was the lack of flushing power from the toilet).

There is a lovely outdoor area to wander around and relax in that includes a heated pool, jacuzzi, a swing in a gazebo, a few hammocks, and some chairs out in the sand looking through the mangroves. There are also free kayaks you can borrow any time (get the "glass bottomed" one for some nice under water views!).

Breakfast was good with some nice variety between bagels, toast, English muffins, cinnamon rolls, pastries, cheese, hard boiled eggs, granola, yogurt, and some delicious little Key Lime tarts/parfaits. And Snappers restaurant offers beautiful outdoor dining and live music only a few steps away.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 147 Seaside Avenue, MM 94.5 Oceanside, Key Largo, FL 33037
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in Key Largo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dove Creek Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly part of the Ascend Collection of Choice Hotels, Dove Creek Lodge is an intimate island style boutique hotel. Warm, friendly and uncomplicated. Inspired by the lore of Hemingway's Caribbean hideaways. Dove Creek Lodge is the perfect choice for your next island retreat. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, in Key Largo, Dove Creek lodge sits adjacent to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. In the center of the best fishing, diving and family fun you will ever experience.Come, step through our doors and see what we're all about. ... more   less 
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