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80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036-3802
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 03/23/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/23/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 21 hotels in Islamorada
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
Amara Cay Resort is anchored in the laid-back style and carefree atmosphere that makes Islamorada the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Reflecting the easy tranquility of the Upper Keys, Amara Cay Resort seamlessly blends recreation with relaxation. Hammocks dot the sandy shoreline, palm trees sway in the breeze and a shimmering oceanfront pool beckons early risers. It's no wonder Amara Cay was named the winner of the 2015 Sandi Design award for Design Excellence Hospitality by the International Interior Design Association, which recognized our expert balance of relaxed atmosphere and luxurious style.
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Property amenities
Parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Diane Blount wrote a review Sep 2022
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We travel here to Amara Cay Resort several times a year ... It is a great resort with an incredible staff ...Love the management!! and we love Justina the bartender at the inside bar .. she certainly serves her guests with the best service one could expect. We have so much fun winding down the evening at the bar with her. She's a blast! We highly recommend you give this resort a shot! You will not be disappointed. Diane and Greg
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Veranda - ocean view
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Responded 5 days ago
Greetings, We're always delighted to welcome you back to Amara Cay Resort! You pay us the greatest compliment by trusting us to deliver an incredible experience; and rest assured, your compliments will be passed along to Justina. We can't wait to see you again next time you travel to beautiful Islamorada! Sunny regards
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Allan M wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom29 contributions14 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
From front desk welcome to check out this was fabulous. Always tricky making bookings with no knowledge and tons of choice but Amara Cay looked great on all the booking sites and was better in the real We were welcomed and immediately nothing was a problem for the team. The hotel, rooms and waterfront pool, bar and facilities were excellent and kept spotless and well staffed We had a few cocktails and drinks as well as several of the bar snacks all of which were excellent and the pool and water side facilities were superb Some great live entertainment, great evening fire pits and garden games make this a fabulous Keys location and we will definitely recommend it and return if we come back, thanks to all at Amara Cay for an awesome stay
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Dec 23, 2021
Greetings from Amara Cay, Wow! It's reviews like yours that make our day so much brighter. It's great to know our awesome staff, spotless accommodations, and wonderful amenities helped make your visit memorable. Thank you also for the heartfelt recommendation! We look forward to welcoming you back to Amara Cay Resort. Sunny regards
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Ken G wrote a review Sep 2022
Chicago1 contribution
They advertises as dog friendly, and the staff was fantastic. But you can’t walk dogs across half the property to their little potty area. No grass and the asphalt is hot and burns their paws But the reason for the Keys is the beauty of the Florida landscape. The grounds of the resort are well kept the inside landscape is dusty plastic cactus. But best of all is your room view. You can get to look over the parking lot on one side, but our room got to look out over the lobby with all the mechanical and exhaust fans Now being landscape people we do green roofs in Chicago and came to our corporate meeting here to experience the beautiful Florida foliage . Hotels are missing a big are or just don’t care.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Few rooms have good views but check out their map
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello from Islamorada, We appreciate that you took the time to share your recent experience; however, we are sorry we did not meet your expectations. Your feedback is appreciated and will be forwarded to management, as we always look for ways to improve the guest experience. We wish you happy travels ahead. Sunny regards
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COVENTRY wrote a review Aug 2022
Naples, Florida2 contributions
From the minute you walk in and meet Sophie at the front desk you know you are at the right resort,,She put a smile on everyone face Everyone is very friendly ,, Even the Maintenace man offered to get me ice, great pool, Beach, You will not be sorry you stayed here. #1 in Islamorada
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: 5th floor view of the ocean
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded Aug 21, 2022
Greetings from Amara Cay, Reading your review truly made our day! It's wonderful to hear we were able to deliver such a positive experience and the excellent hospitality our team delivered was a highlight of your stay; we will surely pass along your kind words! We're also delighted that you had the opportunity to enjoy the lovely beach and pool during your visit. From all of us at Amara Cay Resort, thank you for taking the time to share your review, and we hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Safe travels
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Cristen L wrote a review Aug 2022
Denver, Colorado15 contributions4 helpful votes
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We stopped for one night on our way to Key West. I wish we booked more nights here. We had a great stay. Aaron at the front desk was extremely helpful at checkin. He was very friendly and personable. This hotel is lucky to have him as a part of their front desk team. The lobby was beautiful with great views. We had a lot of fun playing with the complimentary games provided. We spend most of our time at the pool, which was large and lovely. Great views. The Tiki Bar made awesome drinks, one of the best pina colada’s that I ever had. We ate dinner there too, which worked out so well because our kids could keep playing at the pool and we all had fun after playing games outside. Room was large and comfortable. Breakfast the next day…really good! Try the breakfast panini sandwich, you won’t regret it! I see people talking about the resort fee. When you consider this hotel doesn’t charge for parking or wifi, offers complimentary kayak and paddle board rentals, a shuttle between their hotel and sister hotel with access to these amenities too… the resort fee is not so expensive. I’ve stayed at hotels with resort fees that charge extra for parking and internet, and include NO amenities except access to a pool and workout facility. At least this hotel gives you something for the money you spend. Thank you for a great stay, we will absolutely be back. For longer next time!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Greetings, It warms our hearts to hear that you enjoyed nearly everything about your visit to Amara Cay Resort, from our comfortable accommodations to our tasty food. Please come back and see us again the next time you visit the area. Sunny regards
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lea wrote a review Aug 2022
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Pretty lobby and good size rooms, but like many other reviewers I agree it is not worth the price. These hotels that try to be on the luxury end with higher prices and "resort fees" just are not living up to expectations. They are still operating under covid protocols with restricted cleaning and are clearly understaffed, which is understandable, but they do nothing to manage pricing and capacity to adjust to their staffing which just leads to their inability to keep up and meet guests' needs. They cannot keep enough towels clean to serve the pool and rooms, you are still stuck taking out your own garbage and managing all your own linens and cleaning, and we found dirty sheets on the sofa bed when we checked in which is not acceptable at the prices they charge. It is a perfectly fine hotel at a lower price and lower expectations.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: 1 bedroom room is a good size, "island view" is parking lot view
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded Aug 9, 2022
Hello from Islamorada, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed our welcoming lobby and spacious accommodations. However, we apologize that our current policies felt like you were not receiving a great value but know that we have these policies in place to keep guests and our staff safe and healthy. We consider feedback an opportunity to continually improve our guests' experience, and we will keep your concerns in mind moving forward. Should you find yourself in the Florida Keys, we hope that you will choose to stay with us again. Sunny regards
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Sarah B wrote a review Jul 2022
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Weekend get away to islamorada. Location close to Bud and Mary's marina and Lazy dayz restaurant ( walking distance to both). Offered free rentals kayaks, bikes and body boards.We used the bikes and rode north to do some shopping. Nice lounge, outdoor activities, pool and bar. The beds were ok. Shower pressure locking but hot. Great spot to stay overall. Staff were nice and accommodating! Very well mantained.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort
Responded Aug 1, 2022
Hello from Islamorada, Thank you for spending your weekend with us! We are delighted you enjoyed so much about our property, including our prime location, fun amenities, and friendly staff. Rest assured, we have noted your feedback and will discuss it with the relative teams to see where we can make improvements. Nevertheless, it would be wonderful to serve you again the next time you are in the Keys. Sunny regards
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Hunter S wrote a review Jul 2022
Gulf Shores, Alabama7 contributions5 helpful votes
We stopped at the Amara Cay downstairs bar for a drink and Mark Edward Hill and his son Josey (our incredible lunch server at Square Grouper) were playing guitars and singing and they were incredible. They were icing on the cake for our trip and we will be finding out where they are playing the next time we are in the keys!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Aug 1, 2022
Greetings from Amara Cay, We're delighted to hear that you had the opportunity to join us for a drink and listen to the great talents of Mark Edward Hill and his son Josey; we will be sure to pass along your kind words! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive comments, and we hope to have the pleasure of your company the next time you're in the area. Sunny regards
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Michelle Crosley wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I never have reviewed a hotel before. But this has been the worst experience For a vacation that I have had They kept trying to get into my room when I had the do not disturb sign on. The workers at the bar and tiki were great so at least I could eat
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Jul 29, 2022
Greetings Michelle, Thank you for sharing your feedback; we apologize that we failed to meet your expectations. Your remarks will be discussed internally with our team to ensure it does not happen again in the future. This is not the lasting impression we want you to have, so we genuinely hope you will consider joining us again in the future so that we can deliver the exceptional stay you expected and deserve. Sunny regards
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Keith Pappas wrote a review Jul 2022
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went here with my family. room was nice and spacious, with a great view of the water. hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. nice resort! only downside is the stairs you have to take down to get to the water, but it wasn’t really a big deal considering that there’s a ton of other public beaches in Islamorada. Highly recommend this place, and really enjoyed my stay!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 22, 2022
Greetings, We were honored to host you at Amara Cay Resort. It's wonderful that you appreciated our focus on warm hospitality, and we trust you enjoyed starting your day with the beautiful water view from your spacious room. Thank you for recommending our property, and we hope to welcome you back for another terrific vacation! Sunny regards
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PRICE RANGE
$254 - $516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hampton inn and suites islamorada hotel islamorada, hampton inn islamorada, islamorada hampton inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Islamorada Resort
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida KeysIslamorada
NUMBER OF ROOMS
110
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amara Cay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Amara Cay Resort?
Nearby attractions include History of Diving Museum (3.1 miles), Alligator Reef Light House (4.0 miles), and Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Amara Cay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Amara Cay Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Amara Cay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Amara Cay Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amara Cay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bayside Gourmet, Wahoo's Bar and Grill, and Mangrove Mike's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amara Cay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Amara Cay Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Amara Cay Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Amara Cay Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amara Cay Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Amara Cay Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Indian Key State Historic Site (1.1 miles) and Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery (1.5 miles).