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“A Perfect Place!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean House
82885 Old Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (Formerly Ocean Dawn Suites)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 19 hotels in Islamorada
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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“A Perfect Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

What a phenomenal boutique hotel! Ed, Mike and others are extremely friendly and did everything to make our 5 night stay perfect. The grounds are spectacular, beach front with views that made us feel like we were in Hawaii. The pool and hot tub area with cabanas and many seating/sunbathing options are great. The rooms are beautiful with private patios and recently updated. The firepit, hammock on the beach, bikes and kayaks a real plus. Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: First 3 nights on ground level which was a great room and so convenient. 2nd nights on 2nd floor (t...
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  • Stayed November 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
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We're blessed with a staff that truly cares about providing a fantastic experience for our guests - and with guests like you that are so nice and give us good reason to care.

I hope that you'll return for future stays in the Florida Keys and stay with us at Ocean House.

Ed
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Bakersfield CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

We only stayed one night on our way to Key West for our anniversary but will definitely come back. Beautiful grounds! I mean beautiful! We've stayed at some breathtaking resorts and this one rates right up there!! We enjoyed visiting with Mike who made us feel right at home when we arrived. Enjoyed a nice bike ride in the afternoon. Made use of the spa and even the hammock for a little while.

5 stars from us!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for your great comments. We recently did a "reset" of the landscaping to fine tune how it looks. Our staff landscaper, Lorelei gives it her loving touch on a daily basis. Thanks for your comments about Mike. He's a recent addition to our staff and has shown that he loves giving our guests clearly outrageous service.

We hope to see you back in the future.

Ed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We got married at Ocean House on November 3rd. Our guests were absolutely impressed with the private beach area! (it's immaculately beautiful) Everyone also enjoyed sitting around the firepit, using the kayaks and beach cruisers and relaxing in the hammock. Ocean House is extremely private (like an upscale home) but is maintained like the best top notch luxury hotels. It also has the amenities of a luxury hotel, like beach cruisers and kayaks, but without any of the extra rental fees that most resorts charge (you can literally grab one and go). Service at Ocean House is also comparable to any of the best five star resorts. Everyone on site goes above and beyond to ensure a wonderful stay. I highly recommend Ocean House to anyone looking to have a relaxing weekend AND definitely recommend Ocean House for anyone looking to book a private group retreat/function/wedding. Our trip was so amazing that we're all trying to make it an annual weekend getaway!

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have amazing ocean views! Downstairs rooms enjoy the sounds of the pond.
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  • Stayed November 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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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for the great review! We have been blessed with owners that want nothing but the best for our guests' experiences while at Ocean House. We have a staff that truly cares about our guests. In the case of your wedding, our goal was to assure that the most important day of your life was perfect. On behalf of Ana, Mike, Rod, Lesly, Karin, Lorelei, and myself, we look forward to your return!

Ed
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I will say that this is my second visit to this property. Since my last stay, there was over a $1M renovation put into landscaping, porches were added to all of the guest rooms, a parking lot was added and the yucky clay tennis court was removed. I was blown away by the beauty that was a result of the transformation. Ed did a great job of making us comfortable and even accomodated our request to extend our stay by an additional day. Everything was very clean and well kept. Apparently the resort was going to close down for some additional work right after our departure. We stayed in the Salt Water Taffy suite and it was everything that we needed. A full size fridge, a dining table, a cook top and alas a comfortable patio to enjoy the tropical and ocean view.

I think aside from my love of the beach area and the super comfortable lounge chairs for sunning, my boyfriend really embraced the Versa boards that were available for guest use. Being a SUP user in Ocean City, MD and along the Atlantic seaboard ~ this was a physcial activity that he was tickled to be able to do.

Lastly, while our stay was marvelou, my only grip would be that the bed(s) should maybe be upgraded. It was a bit outdated and extremely uncomfortable for my liking. Other than that, it was PERFECT!! Thanks to all of the staff members that made our stay enjoyable. We hope to see you again next October!

Room Tip: If you are looking for an amazing view, I'd recommend getting one of the upper suites. This als...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We take all comments seriously, good and bad. We get very good comments from some on the beds and negative from others. In an effort to appeal to most everyone we have a sample bed in place that everyone seems to like. We're buying them!

We also just completed a "reset" on our landscaping to assure that our guests experience a beautiful and well balanced outdoor experience. The view from the lower rooms is substantially improved as you look out over our landscaped grounds and beach to the ocean.

Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to your return!

Ed
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

As a frequent traveler, we are hard to impress. Ocean House is a step above. Fantastic location for a wedding, romantic getaway, pampered long weekend. I'm writing the review as we head out the driveway and go online to book my next reservation!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you for your great comments. Your group was fantastic and what a great wedding! We look forward to your return.

Ed
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new york, ny
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I spent our 3rd anniversary here, and loved everything about the place. The sunrises are incredible and worth getting up for, the hammock is in a perfect location by the ocean. Don't expect a great swimming beach, but take the kayaks out early on the ocean for sunrise - if you ask the incredible staff will make sure they are unlocked and waiting for you at 6:15 a.m.

We can't wait to go back here.

Room Tip: They all looked nice.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for your comments. I agree with you about the beach. It's a great white sugary sand beach for relaxing and tanning, but there's no body surfing beaches here in the Keys. However, we have world class fishing flats immediately off the beach. A short ride on our Versa Board kayaks can reward you with seeing amazing marine life. If you're an early riser, you're rewarded with a great sunrise view.

The crew at Ocean House look forward to hosting you back in the future!

Ed
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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My husband and I booked our honeymoon back in April and based on the website and pictures, we had high expectations for the Ocean House. Those expectations were met and we couldn't be happier with our choice. The staff is so warm and friendly, and the rooms are large and beautifully decorated. We had a room on the lower floor with a clear view of the beach and pool area. We'll definitely be back for our next trip to the Keys!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keys73, General Manager at Ocean House, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thank you for your comments and for choosing Ocean House for your honeymoon. It was a pleasure having you spend almost a week with us! I hope that you'll choose to spend your first anniversary with us. Thanks again.

Ed
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Address: 82885 Old Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (Formerly Ocean Dawn Suites)
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This intimate, upscale, and adult only hotel and resort houses eight luxurious suites. The right choice for those wanting to getaway and just relax. A perfect location for small weddings and groups. Newly renovated with a pool, beach, spa, cabanas and fire pit. ... more   less 
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Ocean House Hotel Islamorada

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