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
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
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.
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
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!…
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.…
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.
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!
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
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!