A friend and I decided to head to the Keys to do some diving and just relax for the weekend. This small, vintage 2-story motel type property has been completely remodeled in a very tasteful and quite upscale way – think marble, large tile and flat-screen TVs. There are only 8 suites, all of which look directly onto the beach. Ours had a well-equipped kitchen and a private patio. First floor rooms have sliding doors that open directly onto the beach. The rooms are large, very clean and you could see the ocean from our bed. The large beach is very secluded and has fantastic white powder sand which beckons even beach-wary travelers such as myself, surrounded by tiki torches in the evening. A large tiki hut sits off to the side of the beach which provides shade and patio tables. There is no restaurant on site but the property has great BBQ grills for guests’ use. There is also a tennis court on property and a pool will evidently be built shortly. This is not the hotel for those looking for wild, on-site bars and 24-hour room service but it’s perfect for a quiet beach getaway. Having a large, private beach was a huge plus. Of course all the attractions of Islamorada are just a walk or short drive off property. The owner, Mark, was very jovial and extremely helpful. This is a great find for those looking to avoid the large resorts and “spring-break” style hotels.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Ocean House Hotel Islamorada