Stayed at Hammock Beach from June 30-July 6 with my family to celebrate the 4th of July. This is now the 3rd year in a row that we have stayed here for the 4th and we were once again generally satisfied with our stay.
Stayed in Room 1005 for the first two nights (3br/3ba) and was very happy with the layout and furnishings. Moved to 1006 for the last 4 nights and enjoyed a better view but the layour really didn't work for the 4 small children. The common area (Living/Dining Area) was rather narrow and overcrowded with furniture.
We ate at the restaurants twice and were very satisfied with the service and food quality. Loggerhead's Lounge was relatively empty even over the Holiday Weekend. Suprising! However, the pool bar was hopping all week long. We cooked in the room most of our meals for the sake of the kids and the kitchens in both units were very easy to deal with and were both well stocked.
My Dad, Brother and I fished offshore with Captain Jason from Redline Charters. He was awesome! Great flats boat and he was on the fish. We took 4 Kingfish (about 50-60 pounds total) home and Captain Jason fileted them for us. JT's Seafood Shack in Hammock has an agreement with the fishing charters. Bring your fish in and they will cook it for you, plate it and give you sides for $5 per person. What a deal and they did a great job of blackening the fish.
The resort is beginning to show its age. There is water damage to the ceilings under the balconies in some units, near the beachside elevators on the tenth floor, the pool tiles are all cracked near the waterfall in the kids pool, many pavers are cracked, etc. There is lots of mildew in the pool areas. Not a big deal for Florida in the summer but not what I had noticed during previous stays.
There were no fireworks at the resort this year. We found this out at check-in and called friends who also were staying at the resort over the weekend and they brought their own. In fact, the beach was a pyro's dream during the evening of the 4th though I imagine the hotel wasn't pleased with guests shooting fireworks over other guests heads all night long.
We will definitely return next year and I hope the resort polishes the common areas a bit. We plan to stay over the 4th again and hope for fireworks as well. The staff are great and they always smile and I would return for the service alone.
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