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Parmer's Resort
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   565 Barry Avenue, Little Torch Key, FL 33042   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Family Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Best place to stay in the Lower Keys. We have been coming back for three years now and would never stay anywhere else. This trip was with our visiting children and their 7 month old. Far enough away form Key West Hustle and close to Looe Key Tiki Bar and Dive Reef. Also a short drive to Big Pine Key to see the much talked about Key Deer. The Staff is always pleasant and accommodating. Located right on the water with a beautiful pool area and boat dock. It's like camping with ammenities. LOVE IT........

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marco Island, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We have been coming to Parmer's Resort for many years and each time is just as pleasant as the next. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating, from reservations to check out. We stayed in the Tarpon cottage this time, but we have stayed in the Gull, Rose, and Sailfish during our previous stays and enjoyed everyone.
The grounds are tropical and well kept, with a rustic feel to each of the cottages that they manage. The pool is refreshing and clean, with plenty of chaise lounges for sunning. Beautiful woven hammocks for relaxation that catch the tropical breezes are hung throughout the resort. Grills and picnic tables are near each of the cottages for outdoor enjoyment and that fresh 'catch of the day'. The Continental breakfast is a plus with fresh fruit, juice, cereals, muffins, and coffee or tea.
We trailer our 17' boat down each time and they have a ramp and marina that adds to the flavor of this wonderful resort. This place is near Looe Key for snorkeling/SCUBA and offshore/backwater fishing. We come for the adventure and the escape to true Florida Keys.
Thanks to the wonderful reservation staff - Ed, Babs, and Mary - and the rooms/grounds staff, we truly enjoyed our stay. We'll see you next year!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Marco Island, Fl
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Much needed getaway and Parmer's Resort was IT!!! We have stayed here in the past and always enjoyed the property! What a view!!! It was a girl's getaway...with one friend that has never been down the Keys.

We upgraded our accommodations so we could have two bathrooms. Pricey for two days but so worth the extra space and comfort. Our last night there we were offered 25% off to stay longer. Wish that would have been an option...but " back to the grind" as they say. ;)
Loved sitting outside at night with tropical winds and peace and quiet!

Staff is very attentive and a Big Shout out to Barbara in housekeeping...if she was not working so hard...she could have been hanging with us!!!!

See you another time Parmer's Resort. Wish you would send me a 25% come back down offer!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sweeny, tx
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This place is about 30 miles from Key West. You are out of the crazyness for the night. Our cottage was right by the water. No room service, but you take your soiled towels to the office for fresh ones. I was totally OK with that. I really do not want anyone in my room with my stuff when I am not there. Good prices. No carpet which I liked.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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61 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Very clean, very nice location, very peaceful ... it was just a little sterile. It has a great location for visiting local islands and the lower part of the keys, but didn't really feel like a holiday accommodation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at Parmer's Resort (P.R). It was our first time the the Florida keys and we picked a resort near Big Pine Key for the proximity to Key west, but without staying in a crowded city like area. PR is a quiet place to stay, at least when we were there. Don't expect any frills in the keys and this place was laid back. You have an outdoors pool on site, fishing cleaning station which I used several times cleaning my freshly caught mangrove snappers!
We stayed in the unit called "Grunt" (all the units are named after fish or flowers), the unit was very clean and equipped with cuisinette that included stove, microwave, sink and full size fridge. There were cabinets with dishes and utensils for your convenience. We did made use of it, cooking up fresh fish that was caught while we were down there.
Around the "resort" you have several chairs and hammock one can use if you wanted to just relax and hang out.
There isn't much to do there, there on the inside of the channel, so it's not very deep. We tried fishing there, but you are better off going to other place along the keys (bridges, Bahia Honda...), also you can't snorkel from this place, not much to see and not really suited for this type of activity even though someone at the resort said that you "could" do it from the resort. Truth is, you "can", but really it's not worth it and if you are skiddish about low viz and seagrass, I would not recommend (I tried it, so save yourself the time ;) Go to the reef with a charter to looe Key!
Continental breakfast is included and basically consisted in fresh fruits: melon, oranges, pineapple, grapefruit. Orange juice and coffee. Variety of little round donuts with different breads, English muffins. Jams and peanut butter. Pretty basic, nothing fancy and it was the same every morning that we stayed there. So it gets repetitive real quick, but it's fine and does the job.
It is a green resort, so don't expect house cleaning or change of towels daily, but you can call on house cleaning if you need at a certain cost and you can always go to the front desk if ever you needed a change of towels. The did supply us with beach towels that was convenient for our outings!
The a/c works well, but was a little loud, but did the job! Didn't affect our sleep that much. There is plenty of parking, you can park right in front of your unit or rooms with a patking pass that also gives you discount to a local pub called Boondocks that is nearby.
In a nutshell: clean place, good stay, would recommend if you are looking into no frill convenient place to stay for your travels.

Room Tip: We stayed in the "Grunt" unit which consisted of queen bed with kitchen they call it the...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I spent 3 nights here with my 12 yo son. Our room was clean, comfortable and amazing. For a good price we had 2 queen beds, living room, dinette and fully stocked kitchen. Our room was right on the water. It's just a short drive to all that the Keys have to offer. A major supermarket and 2 pharmacies are nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 565 Barry Avenue, Little Torch Key, FL 33042
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Little Torch Key
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Little Torch Key
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Parmer's Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 waterfront acres, owner on site, spotless rooms, lush tropical landscaping, regular rooms, luxury suites, villas, crystal clear pool, excellent service, hammocks, barbeque grills, tiki huts, lighted boat basins, great sunrises, huge continental breakfast, yoga, water aerobics, massage, putting green, hot tub suite. ... more   less 
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Parmer's Resort Little Torch Key, Florida

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