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“Clean, affordable, relaxing!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Matecumbe Resort

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Matecumbe Resort
76261 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036   |  
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New Britain, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Clean, affordable, relaxing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We travelled to the Keys in July of 2011 and booked Matecumbe thru our time share. Our unit was roomy and clean with a private balcony. This is a "no frills" quiet place to stay yet has all the comforts of home. The staff are very friendly and dedicated to insuring that your stay with them is comfortable and fun. As guests of the resort we were given free passes to attend the local 4th of July celebration at Founder's Park and enjoyed the entertainment and beautiful fireworks. Pool was clean and refreshing. Private beach was a great place to just sit by the ocean with a lovely sea breeze and enjoy the peace and serenity. Plenty of picnic tables and BBQ set ups made for the perfect summer experience.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

stayed here actually in May of 2010 - and had a very relaxing week of vacation.

the room was clean, had a patio, galley kitchen and anything you would need to cook and live like tyou would at home.

The pool was relaxed, clean and the perfect mix of sun and shade, clean bathrooms in pool house area.

Support staff was there business hours and was exactly that - supportive.

I believe this place would be great for fishermen/women with own boat as there is a launch on site. the beach was craggy and nice for a visit, not for building sand castles or jogging. However, the Keys are not short on fantastic beaches and many parks are quite near.

A small playground, indoor recreation amenities and charcoal grills round out this nice place for an affordable Florida Keys getaway.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fairburn, Georgia
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

The experience was nice. Price was low, people working there were the nicest anywhere on the keys. Pool was clean. This is an older place but was clean, well furnished, and free of bugs ! Like most all of the keys, the beach is not desireable for swimming, however, over by the boat ramp the kids and I found it quite a great place to swim. This place is on the ocean side of the island and is suitable for Sunset pics. Housekeeping was really pleasant lady.

Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Fort Myers Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

I was doubtful that we would find a clean, comfortable room with a kitchen in the Keys for an affordable price and we did at Matecumbe Resort.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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9 hotel reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

This is a very "Keysie" timeshare condo that also rents out rooms for the owners on a daily ( sometimes) and weekly basis. It is a converted motel, and the accommodations are adequate, small bathrooms, reasonable air conditioning, a great but small swimming pool, and a fun place to be.

There are 5 buildings, ranging from a two story wing on the waterfront, a one story wing( with the largest rooms facing the ocean, and three other wings with second floor condos and in one building, some first floor studios.

There is not reataurant - but turn left and head down the road two miles and on the left you will find the cleanest restaurant you have ever eaten in during your life. it's a Cuban place at Caloosa Cove, and the name dows not come to mind, but it is fabulous.

Beaches - if you came to the Keys for swimming beaches, you came to the wrong place. but there is a nice one five miles down at Anne's Beach Park.

Food - lots of area restaurants - some excellenet ( Lazy Days and Green Turtle), some known for sunsets, and others for great breakfasts. Gene Hackman has a home there and can regularlyu be found having breakfast at one place, but I'm keeping his spot to myself, yo have to ask round.

Great place to ralax, wireless internet is available as well as a unit in the office, and you will really enjoy it. if you are looking for a pool with a swim up bar - try Key West and add $200 per night.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Huntsville, AL
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

Matecumbe Resort is a great, no frills place for people interested in the natural attractions of the Keys. Accomodations are basic but clean and roomy. The staff is helpful and friendly.

This is not a property for someone interested in resort style amenties but is best suited for someone that will spend most of their time enjoying the ocean and the bay.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Royalton, Ohio
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

My wife and I stayed at this resort last week and had a wonderful time. If you need someone to hold you by the hand and walk you through each day, this isn't the place for you. If you can use the Internet to find places of interest and places to eat you will love this place. The staff will gladly suggest places to you also but there are no resort planned activities.
We had a large one bedroom unit with central air, island furniture , and a small but adequate kitchen. HD TV in the living room, a large patio, and a nice quiet atmosphere.
There is a boat launching ramp and if you have a boat, you get dock space with your unit. There is a nice pool where we spent a lot of time and charcoal grills and picnic tables.
There was no messy lot at the entrance as suggested by other reviews. There are private homes next door but all are neat and attractive. The resort itself is well kept up and attractive. It is small and quiet and what a location!!
The lack of a decent swimming beach was the only drawback but there is a public beach just down the road.
The resort has bicycles for guests use and there is a six mile bike path across the street.
I had trouble finding their website but it is www.matecumberesort.net.
If you want a beautiful quiet setting to relax and enjoy the keys, this is the place. If you need someone to wait on you hand and foot, find somewhere else to stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Also Known As:
Matecumbe Hotel Islamorada
Matecumbe Hotel
Address: 76261 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Islamorada

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