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“Great Find” 5 of 5 stars
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84500 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036   |  
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Islamorada
Vero Beach, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Nice little out of the way hotel,,,,, Clean, great pool, and terrific sports bar. Great staff. Just right for a single night or several. ....each room has a lot of conveniences if your stay a few days, or just the night.

Room Tip: I prefer the very end room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ohio City, Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Our stay at Ocean View was one of the highlights of our vacation. After several busy days, it was great to simply relax by the pool, take the short walk to the bar, sip our drinks, and just enjoy the sun. Our room was great, clean, and had a coffee pot (with enough coffee for 16 cups), a fridge and a microwave. There is no alarm clock, nor is there a hair dryer - no big deal, though.

We didn't eat at OV, but we did have drinks - very reasonably priced after what we experienced at Key West. We enjoyed talking with the other friendly visitors - a nice couple from England that we shared the sunset and drinks with.

A great find was the little boardwalk that took us to the water. Walk from the pool, past the fire pit and horse shoe pits, and you will discover your pathway to the water. There are benches to sit and relax as you watch the boaters or the sun. Take two drinks with you.....one won't be enough!

We will be back to visit Ocean View Inn, it just won't be soon enough!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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England
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Really enjoyed our short stay. Clean well presented room with a small kitchen area, private walkway to pool a great idea. Food at the inn was ok but choice of menu could have been better. Too much fast food. Whilst we enjoyed the friendly relaxing atmosphere, the motel would benefit from a maintenance schedule, the gardens need a gardener. My only negative comment is that visitors to the bar are allowed access to the private pool and the area is not big enough to cope. Generally good value for money. The rooms would benefit by having more utensils and plates, dishes etc

Room Tip: If you like your nights peaceful avoid rooms 1 to 3 as there is noise from the busy and lively bar a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

What a great stop - A great little motel, clean, comfortable, great outdoor poolbar and super sports bar for those who prefer neon tans. Rooms are bright with some amenities ( coffee pot, microwave,) end rooms are a little larger. This was an excellent spot for our overnight stay.

Room Tip: End rooms are nice - a little bigger but they all have outside patios to sit and watch the day go by...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

What else can I say. There's an inside bar, outside bar, fire pit, and outside dining area. Bar tenders are friendly, bar food above average, at least the burgers and Cubans. Rooms have patios the connect to a path the the pool and outside bar. Huge NFL Sundays both inside and out. Rooms a very clean. The only reason it's not 5 is the age. They have done a good job with upgrades, but it's old and there is only so much they can do. Unless you are used the high end hotels, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Whether you are lucky enough to snag one of the 6 rooms at the OV or you just enjoy the back patio and Sports Bar - this is an Islamorada tradition that must be savored. If you are passing thru to Key West or further South, time your trip for lunch here. Lars and staff run a casual but well organized venue where the drinks are generous and the food delicious. Try the Mahi Mahi sandwich. The rooms are always spotless and each room has a patio./ Lanai in the Palmettos with trails leading to a surprisingly nice pool out back. Lars has the most amazing array of digital screens out back so if you are watching sports you have truly arrived. Congratulate him on his recent marriage if you go soon. Gulf out back and Atlantic across the street. A gem

Room Tip: I like the one next to the bar but that would only save you a few steps LOL
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I had a very nice stay at this property with my family. The first night we got locked out of our room and the owner was not too happy to let us in. You get just what you see in the pics, and free WiFi. I did find this to be a hang out for locals and they sometimes hang out drunk at the pool. Nothing close by, so a car ride to anything of interest.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ocean View Inn and Sports Pub

Address: 84500 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Islamorada
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Ocean View Inn And Sports Pub Hotel Islamorada

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