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“Little bit o' paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Smithtown, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Little bit o' paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this lovely haven on the water. The room (suite) was very clean and spacious, with a screened porch as well. The King bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The amenities were very nice and the breakfast delicious (especially the key lime fruit/yogurt parfait - yum!). The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Having a pool, and complimentary kayak and pedal boats available was also very nice.

It was also very convenient to have a good restaurant just steps away, with live music every night. We enjoyed that very much.

I did not want to leave, and can hardly wait for another chance to visit and stay at Dove Creek Lodge.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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  • 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Farmington Hills, MI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Key Largo is a convenient location to spend the night when you want to drive to Key West during daylight after landing in Miami in the afternoon. It's also an equally good stopping point after departing Key West in the afternoon.

We stayed at the Dove Creek Lodge twice and found it to be very nice, comfortable, clean, reasonably priced (for the Keys) and with a very helpful staff. John checked us in for our first stay and Ann checked us in for the other; both were fast, friendly and helpful. Yes, the front desk closes at 7:00 PM so call beforehand to find the location of your room key. However don't call during lunch because your call will be forwarded to the central reservations center (remember this is the Florida Keys, not New York City so things operate on a slower pace).

Breakfast included key lime tarts; a very tasty surprise!

Like most hotels & resorts, USAToday is free but unlike others, the Wall Street Journal is too!!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Warner Robins, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed for three nights while visiting the Florida Keys... Staff was friendly, informative and helpful. Our room was very clean and spacious. Although the room was large, the arrangement of the furnishing in the bedroom area made the room feel cramped - there was no mirror in the bedroom area so if one person is in the bathroom, another person does not have a place to primp (do makeup). Overall a good place to stay while visiting the Keys and all the beauitiful sites to see in the area.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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York, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The property is beautiful and all you would want for a couples get away except no one on the desk or anyone to call after 7PM... First I couldn't get on the internet and no one to help but then came the cockroach and no one to help! Called and called numbers but all were for reservations ... So we are so tired and here we are in a beautiful room sitting up with all the lights on ;( Our once in a lifetime bucket list vacation to celebrate our 43rd anniversary now ruined and no one is here on the property to help us ... Just not right ;(

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jane W, Manager at Dove Creek Lodge, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
We read your review with great sadness. We have not received feedback like this before and hope we will not again. We treat our rooms monthly and treat the perimeter grounds every quarter. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the isolated incident you experienced during your stay with us. Should your future plans include a trip to Key Largo we hope you will give us another chance.
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had a great time here, the room was just what we wanted and expected with a lovely view. The pool is small but warm and great for a quick cool off, the hammocks are a nice touch. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the cleanliness and quality of everything very good.
The Keys are brilliant with each one different, Key West is a must and we ate well in all places. There is an expectation of tipping of 15-20% which we didn't expect but apart from that nothing to complain about.

Room Tip: room 201 had a balcony and overlooked the ocean, it was very good.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lansdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was our second stay at Dove Creek. We loved it again! Peaceful, quiet and serene. The room , bathroom and balcony were exceptionally clean and nice. Breakfast in the lobby was excellent. The staff are helpful and friendly. Especially Ann, who is a wonderful person. We miss her and envy her as yet another storm approaches! There is not one bad thing I can say about this place. I cannot wait to go back! We ate and drank mostly at Snapper's but did venture out for a sunset dinner (Ann's recommendation) and ordered in a great pizza for Super Bowl Sunday. (again Ann's recommendation). Thank you for everything.
We will be back! Ed and Rosemary

Room Tip: Our recent room was right next to Snapper's Restaurant next door. Sitting on the balcony, the n...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Denmark
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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This lodge is quite nice. Close - very close - to the highway but also close to the sea. With a beautiful view over the ocean. The rooms quality differ a lot. We spent two nights in room 201 which has a balcony facing the ocean - very nice view.
The room itself is modest . Ok but expect nothing special. The bathroom - well you need a phd in physics to manage the shower ...
Breakfast is adequate but very modest.
The next door restaurant Snapper is really good - but very "local". Expect nothing fancy - but quite good, decent seafood. Slow service - but kind.
Spend one night here - and move on.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
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Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Key Largo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dove Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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