We had come back to the Keys for a second time - last year we stayed at the Hampton Key Largo but no rooms were available so we found this one - we like the Hampton Inn Hotels - on the way to Key West we stayed one night in a standard room which was a good size, clean the bed was comfortable and had a shoreline view parking lot and ocean - saw a beautiful sun rise - on the way back to Miami we stayed two nights - we had requested an upgrade when leaving on the Sunday for the following Thursday but were advised rooms were assigned that day - so when we checked in asked about an upgrade and were advised that we had been upgraded to a two bedroom suite for standard rate - how great - the suite was large and furniture had been recently replaced and the breakfast area had also been redone. We learned the hotel is 44 year old and had gone through several owners until Hampton took it over. The staff were friendly, pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was common to all Hamptons. The room was clean, large and bright. At night the pool area was relatively quiet, pool warm and having an Outback Steakhouse with outside daytime bar - lunch area very convenient. Even ground staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. If we go back to the Keys next year we will definitely try to stay at this hotel. The beach area was man made but large and well maintained there were more than enough loungers and they were in good repair. The shower bath tub had plenty of hot water and reasonable water pressure. The hot tub was a little too hot for our liking but it is November so maybe they crank up the temperature - all in all for the price we felt it was great value and even though an older building it had character and the guest laundry was on floor two to four which was very convenient and there was a gift shop on site - we enjoyed our stay and maybe next year will extend the number of days we spend there as there is lots to do in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly majorly renovated resort. Oceanfront in picturesque Islamoda, Amara cay is the perfect setting for our guests to unwind, connect with the sea, and make lasting memories. The story of Amara Cay is compelling and distinct. Our guests are inspired by the authentic experiences we provide. Each member of our diverse staff is a local expert empowered to provide amazing and unexpected service. We emotionally connect with our guests by crafting a story that is compelling and extraordinary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn And Suites Islamorada Hotel Islamorada
- Hampton Inn Islamorada
- Islamorada Hampton Inn