We drove in on a whim and decided to check availability here. They did have a prime oceanfront suite but only with DBL/Queens, no king. We took it anyway as the price was less than what they normally charge. The resort is very pretty and well maintained. check in took a little bit as only two out of the 4 desks were manned. A third agent finally showed up after a short wait and said she would check us in. She was very curt, and to the point. Very business like. Not what I expected, but not bad either. She was the same one that did our check out and same almost rude behaviour. Needless to say, service was great everywhere else (valet to bartenders, etc.).
Everything is pricey but what you expect in an upscale resort.
BEAUTIFUL bathroom. We travel a great deal all over the world, and are very picky. The bathroom in our room (not really a suite, but that is what they call it), was really nice. The shower was huge and the walkthrough to outdoor tub was a nice touch. The view was great.
The beds were comfy and the ceiling fan was a plus as it was very hot outside and the A/C was cranking!
The drinks at the bar were generous although expensive.
there is no beach. There is sand... which they maintain, but no beach. Should not advertise as such. We are familiar with the keys, and their beaches are not much to write home about as it is, but it is misleading to say you have a beach when you don't. It is a sandy ledge over rocks and muddy bottom.
The pool is much too small for a resort this size. It was not even full this weekend, but the pool looked like a cruise ship pool, full of people.
Pillows were not the best.
All in all, a nice relaxing getaway.
- Also Known As:
- Cheeca Lodge
- Cheeca Hotel Islamorada
- Cheeca Resort Islamorada
- Cheeca Lodge Florida
- Cheeca Lodge And Spa
- Cheeca Lodge Islamorada
- Cheeca Lodge Spa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "Queen of the Florida Keys", Cheeca Lodge & Spa, an exclusive hideaway for generations of celebrities, business leaders and U.S. Presidents. Set on 27 private oceanfront acres in Islamorada, Cheeca – reopening Dec. 15 - is has been constructed with its original porte-cochere entrance, traditional Florida Keys architecture, chic West Indies décor, and spirited tradition of “barefoot elegance” -- a term coined at Cheeca – all intact. Along with a new Lobby Bar. Cheeca will boast two distinctive restaurants - Nikai Sushi Bar offering the Florida Keys’ freshest sushi, Asian-inspired fare and a unique selection of Japanese sake and wine, and Atlantic’s Edge with a seasonal fine-dining menu of fresh local seafood, prime steaks and organic local produce. The new Cheeca Lodge & Spa will also feature 2,400 square-feet of new retail shops with a Cheeca Signature store featuring Tommy Bahama products. An expanded roster of activities will include on-property flats boats with seasoned local guides for backcountry fishing, sightseeing, eco-tours, kiteboarding, and a junior angler program for teens.The resort’s signature features – classic 525’ wooden fishing pier, tropical gardens, crossing palms archway, saltwater snorkeling lagoon, nature trails, Tahitian-style Spa Lagoon, spectacular purple sunsets, secluded white sand beaches, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, Camp Cheeca children’s environmental activity program, and access to world-class sportfishing – will remain intact.Located just 90 minutes south of Miami International Airport in the Florida Keys, Cheeca Lodge & Spa is just a few hours by air or drive from major East Coast U.S. and Canadian cities. ... more less
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