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“Great weekend away with friends” 5 of 5 stars
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The Moorings Village and Spa
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   123 Beach Rd, Islamorada, FL 33036   |  
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$499 2BR Cottages
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Islamorada
Alpharetta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great weekend away with friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is an absolutely spectacular, beachfront property. We came off-season in mid-September and were able to book at a prorated rate for the weekend even though website says you can only rent by the week. We stayed in Pinder, a two bedroom house with another couple - real open floor plan with great kitchen, washer/dryer, beautiful bedrooms with large porches. It was extremely comfortable and relaxing. Great spa and plenty to do - kayaks available to use (no extra charge), tennis, plenty of hammocks to just hang out in, great spa (get a waterfront massage!) and the pool was very nice. Grounds are immaculately maintained and the staff is helpful but not overbearing. Restaurants are supposed to be good (but also seemed expensive) - we opted to dine on Rt 1. instead at a few of the local options, some that were within walking distance (Kaiyo Grill & Sushi was very good). Not cheap but very secluded and peaceful. Website not particularly easy to use or navigate but overall a magnificent stay.

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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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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village and Spa, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Thank you for the nice feedback about The Moorings. We are glad you were comfortable in the Pinder house. During high season, we do have a one week minimum stay in Pinder and the other 2 story/2 bedroom houses, however we are always happy to accommodate guests for a shorter time period during the off-season months.
Thank you for noticing the grounds of the property. We have a staff dedicated to keeping all of the natural landscape in pristine shape and we are glad you appreciated the beauty here.
We appreciate your feedback regarding the website. We are in the process of creating a completely new website and should launch very soon.
Thank you again for your nice comments and we hope to see you again soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights to finish a 10 day trip around Florida. Our cottage was well equipped, clean, though the bed was a little uncomfortable (I'm writing this with neck ache) but this could be just me.
The beach is a stone's throw away and we would often have the stretch to ourselves. There are hammocks and loungers in abundance. The grounds are kept in stunning order. We had a friendly cat sit on our porch everyday.
The kitchen is well equipped as the place is self catering. There are v good restaurants nearby including an excellent sushi/grill restaurant round the corner with an extensive sake menu.

You can use bikes and kayaks provided.

There's a large pool and also a gym , both in good order.

Don't expect clear blue water though. It gets a little sludgy on the water's edge. The view , however, is beautiful.

Couldn't fault this place. It's really for getting away and having some quiet time and not being disturbed by hotel staff and the crowds, but you obviously pay for this luxury.

A great way to wind down our holiday. Would definitely recommend 100%!!!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

After a busy week in Costa Rica, we wanted a relaxing week in the Florida Keys to unwind. The Moorings was perfect for that. Our two-storey, two bedroom house had everything we could want, it was a 30-second walk to the pool and not much further to the hammocks on the beach. With a fitness room, bicycles available for free, a DVD library and privacy, it was a great way to relax. The properties were spread out over the resort and you never needed to meet anyone except at the pool. Service was great and you only had to ask for any activity to be arranged for you - we went deep sea fishing and he kids swam with dolphins - all organised by The Moorings. Excellent!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Parkland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed two nights in the Sifca house and loved it. The cottage was so beautifully appointed and the people couldn't have been nicer. This is very well kept secret in Islamorada...Will definitely go again. Pierres restaurant for dinner and the Morada Beach cafe for lunch or sunset happy hour were equally as impressive. We had the best dinner at Pierre's with excellent service.

  • Stayed August 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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Hampton, New Hampshire
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a vacation at the Moorings. This resort has exceeded all of our expectations. Truly a paradise here on earth!

  • Stayed June 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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Cary, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Wow. The one word that kept coming to me as I walked the grounds at The Moorings was "stunning". I would add breathtaking. I kept having to remind myself that I was in Florida. The beach was more beautiful than anything I have seen in the islands or anywhere else in the States and I love beaches. We stayed in the Lodges-South and were very surprised at how nice it was. I think it has been updated from the pictures on their website as the paneling has all been painted white and the rooms are very bright. I didn't realize it was two rooms, one with the full kitchen and sofa area and then a large separate bedroom. The bathroom was very nicely done with lovely tile. The landscaping on the property is beyond description, I have attached pictures that still don't do it justice. We saw very few other people while there. It is a very private, secluded, peaceful experience. We did take out the kayaks one day. The restaurant (across the street) is a separate review, but it was our favorite. Believe everything good you read about The Moorings, it is all true.

  • Stayed May 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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Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

WOW is the first word that comes to mind when I describe this place. It's romantic, super quiet and secluded. All of the homes are private, charming and very well kept. The staff is extremely helpful and pleasant. Most of the guests are 'regulars' and visit often. It really is a hidden gem - which is why we love it. We were married across the street at Pierre's and I booked The Orchid House - which I want to move into and stay forever - for 2 nights. We had friends staying in The Treehouse - which is another beautiful cottage. There is no restaurant or room service - but you have a fully equipted kitchen - should you need it. We loved sitting on the porch, in our robes, sipping coffee in the morning. This is the place where you go to write a book, rekindle a flame, fall in love, etc. I didn't use the spa but, I've spoken with them a few times and have had friends use the facilities and they raved about it. They were able to find me a hairdresser for my wedding, last minute too! I could keep writing but, you will see from all the reviews that this place is very, very special. I can't wait to go back..thankfully its just a drive away to this paradise.

  • Stayed May 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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Address: 123 Beach Rd, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Moorings Village and Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once a coconut plantation, The Moorings Village Resort offers one, two and three bedroom villas, cottages and plantation houses with wraparound verandas, colorful Bahamian-style shutters and cypress interiors, each uniquely decorated. Hidden in delightful seclusion under coconut palms are the resort’s magnificent natural white sand beach, heated pool, tennis court and Island Body and Sol Spa, which offers beachfront massage treatments. The Moorings Village offers guests absolute privacy and tranquility with all the comforts of home, including well-equipped kitchens and laundry in most houses, individual dining rooms and living room areas, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Luxury amenities include large screen televisions, elegant hand-painted tiles, oversized soaking tubs and shower stalls, as well as plantation-style porches overlooking the ocean or views of the lushly landscaped grounds. Guests may enjoy dining at the resort's two Zagat-rated restaurants, Pierre's Restaurant and Morada Bay Beach Cafe, located just across the road. The restaurants share a private beach and are the site of the monthly Full Moon Party. ... more   less 
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