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4.5
#1 of 7 motels in Islamorada
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
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Service
4.7
Value
4.2
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Casa Morada is an upscale sixteen suite privately owned hotel inspired by the informal character of the Caribbean. The atmosphere is private, peaceful, and serene. The staff is known for their warmth and attentiveness. Raymond Jungles, a renowned Miami Landscape Architect known for his natural lush landscapes, designed the award-winning garden spaces throughout the property. The highlight of the resort is Casa Morada's spectacular private island. The island is accessed by a dramatic footbridge and features a fresh water pool, secluded cabana and the Sunset Gazebo bar with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Casa Morada is a 90 minute drive south from Miami International airport and 90 minutes north of Key West. Guests of Casa Morada may also arrive to the hotel by boat. Casa Morada is a pet-friendly hotel and welcomes children 16 and older.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Whirlpool bathtub
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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4.5
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Casa Morada garners acclaim for its friendly and professional staff, with many guests highlighting the top-notch service received. While opinions on value vary, with some citing unclear pricing, the hotel's prime location is universally celebrated, offering easy access to nearby attractions. The hotel's atmosphere and cleanliness receive high marks, noted for its pristine condition and inviting tropical gardens. Although the rooms are generally appreciated for their comfort and spaciousness, a few guests suggest they could benefit from updates. Popular amenities such as complimentary bikes, kayaks, and a peaceful pool area enhance the stay for many travelers.
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Expensive
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Gary B wrote a review Dec 2022
Boca Raton, Florida93 contributions58 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't say enough good things about this property. The room was modern, clean and comfortable. All the staff were helpful and friendly. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend. We didn't get to take advantage of all of amenities-bicycles, kayaks, yoga classes, beer tasting but that means we have to go back when we have more time. Can't wait!
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Chuck P wrote a review Jan 2021
Victoria, Minnesota23 contributions20 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had originally scheduled a trip overseas for our 30th anniversary before the world shut down. I decided to try to find somewhere in the US that was somewhat secluded but still warm and nice enough to replace our planned trip. It is an expensive place to stay but well worth it compared to other options we could find.

Casa Morada is a beautiful little place to stay. There are a limited number of rooms available on a fairly large property. The private little island that has the pool, bar and lawn chairs was a great place to hang out in the sun without dealing with crowds of any sort. So we booked our trip for a week at the end of Dec/beginning of Jan 2021

The service is excellent. Each morning our breakfast was delivered to the room since they could not do their normal setup due to the pandemic.
We stayed in the Iguana suite, which is one of the bigger ones and has a little private area with a couple of chairs and looks out to the little harbor and island. The room was clean and comfortable and could be made private by closing the inner doors over the huge sliding doors that overlook the harbor/island.

We took advantage of their sunset sailboat cruise on the day of our anniversary and it was well worth the money. I'm terrible with names, but the captain and his mate were full of interesting information about the area while we were getting our private sail.

The free yoga classes that were offered were very good and we took advantage of 2 of them.

The free Bikes, paddle boards and kayaks were also very useful. You can kayak/paddleboard starting right in the little harbor.

They are located close enough to many restaurants that you can just walk, so the car never moved unless we were headed to another key.

I'd give them 6 stars if I could, it was just the quiet escape we needed.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jay B FL wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I just went on our first trip since the pandemic started. Morada Bay is the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy yourself but also stay socially distanced. All the rooms have open air entries and the staff all wore masks. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. They have kayaks, paddleboards and bikes available for free. There are plenty of good open air restaurants within walking/biking distance. The pool area is very cool and is on it's own little island. We even had a manatee hang out by the pool one day. You also get breakfast brought to your room each morning at the time you designate. I would highly recommend Morada Bay.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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nymw wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York142 contributions91 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It's sad and unfortunate when a beautiful property like Casa Morada is allowed to slowly deterioriate due to lack of attention and / or capital from its owners but thats the reality of this property. Dated rooms are held together by a patchwork of dated furniture and motel style layout and its clear the ownership has no desire to take on the task of updating any of the accommodations to justify their lofty daily room rates. Chipped paint in the rooms, tiny TVs, safes that are not bolted to the walls or floors, second hand furniture all add up to a need for a serious capital improvement plan to continue to command the Tier 1 prices it charges. I know people love this place and its location is A+ but at the end of the day, a little reinvestment into this asset is badly needed. The pool and bar area by the water are so nice and then you ask for a glass of wine and their list is filled with cheap, crappy wine and warm sake?? It just falls down in so many places it makes me wonder if ownership is even paying attention?
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Date of stay: April 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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katyykat89 wrote a review Oct 2020
Cleveland, Ohio349 contributions111 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We eloped in Islamorada and spent the next 2 weeks hopping around the Keys. We were staying at a large resort in Marathon and just weren't happy with the place so we decided to return to Islamorada for the last night of our honeymoon. We tried to get back into The Moorings where we got married and they were fully booked but referred us to Casa Morada. We are so happy they did!! This place is such a hidden gem! We love the smaller boutique style hotels. The service here was amazing! We called just 2 days before and the woman who answered the phone was so kind and helpful. She gave us one of the last two rooms available, the Wild Water jacuzzi suite in the Garden building. It was surprisingly spacious, with a separate sitting area, screened porch and of course a jacuzzi tub. This was an end unit on the second floor and we loved all the windows making us feel like we were in a tree house! The man who checked us in was kind enough to give us a tour of the property and show us to our room.

We then walked down to the bar for lunch and the woman working there greeted us with fresh citrus water. We ordered some drinks and food and just loved sitting there looking out at the water and the boats. So relaxing!

The property is beautiful with all the trees, plants, and hidden water features. Everyone working there was amazing. My husband requested a bottle of champagne be delivered while we were out to dinner and they set it up with candles all around the room too, so romantic! The included in-room breakfast was nice and convenient too! We had an awesome stay and wouldn't hesitate to book here again! My only regret is not having another night!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sara S wrote a review Jun 2022
3 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Casa Morada is gorgeous! We loved our stay in the Starfish suite!
Starfish Pros: huge bathtub & covered patio ideal for rainy days, lots of space, HIGHLY recommend a waterfront room for the view & proximity to amenities.
Property Pros: Amazing island- chair setups are spread out enough to feel pretty private, perfect spot for paddling, great waterfront restaurants & shops nearby (Lorelei’s & Mangrove Mike’s are walking distance), cabana bar with drinks & some food.
Things I wish I’d known: 1. Breakfast is continental (limited options) and things run out if you come later in the morning. 2. We had to request a coffee maker in advance to have coffee in our room, and we were charged at checkout for using the K-cups they provided. 3. It’s a small enough property that it’s hard to avoid small talk with your neighbors. Could be a pro or con depending on your vacation style :) 4. Housekeeping is available by request, and though we requested daily housekeeping at checkin, they never came. We had to track someone down for clean towels, emptying trash, etc. But the property was so lovely and the room so cozy that honestly this hardly made a dent in our overall experience. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John_Galt_VA wrote a review Dec 2021
Richmond, Virginia12 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice place, beautiful sunsets, perfectly landscaped and groomed grounds and plants - I enjoyed walking through the tropical park / oasis from the room on the way to the pool. NO screaming KIDS, no music, just the sound of the palm leaves in the breeze. You can swim in the pool or the ocean using the ladder by the pool area. Pool bar has beer and drinks made with sake and plum wine only. Very nice, friendly staff everywhere. Bikes, Kayaks and SUP boards available free of charge. We didn't run into more than 4 to 6 guests at a time anywhere. Bayside Gourmet nearby has good pizza and sandwiches ( they deliver).

Our room (Coco Palms) was spacious, clean, quiet and comfortable ( shower needs some updating). If you are looking for luxurious rooms, pretentious staff, kids running around, noise and action in a big resort, go somewhere else. If you want peace and quiet in a small B&B in paradise, this is it!
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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FFG3 wrote a review Oct 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We drove down from Ft Lauderdale for a weekend getaway to relax and enjoy each other's company. The property was tucked away off the main street adding to the relaxation vibe we were looking for. The room opened up to a beautiful path that lead to the water which added to the vibe. The room was perfect for a couple looking to enjoy each other's company for the weekend. The service was impeccable and access to the paddle boards and bikes was a very nice bonus. The location was perfect we were never more than 5 minutes away from a restaurant or bar we wanted to goto, which we recommend Mar Bar, The Square Grouper, and Midway Cafe for breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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oskarseppl wrote a review Mar 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom27 contributions59 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Given the high nightly rate and recommendations from well respected travel review organisations we were underwhelmed by our stay.
The location and setting are excellent and afforded our first interaction with a manatee on our kayaking trip provided free of charge at the hotel. These were the highlights.
The hotel is rather soulless. We stayed in the Sun Suite it was fine but for the cost did not meet our expectations.
Breakfast was ok - just!
Do you will get a clean soulless room in a wonderful setting.
Our overall view was could do better - pretty average, not worth the nightly rate.
The hotel was not staffed after 9pm though this did no pose a direct problem for our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Designer_Traveller wrote a review Feb 2020
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom203 contributions128 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In an area where there is a certain predictability to accommodation Casa Morada stood head and shoulders above anywhere else we stayed. The wonderful greeting we received from Sara on arrival was a foretaste of things to come. The effort she went to help my wife with a 'shopping' problem went way beyond anything one would normally expect. Our room was beautifully appointed and they provided tea and coffee making facilities on request. The bed was very comfortable (thankfully as I'd obviously picked up something on the flight over and so bed frequently beckoned). The light simple breakfast was perfect for us, the 'island' beach area is a joy and the other staff that we met - Teri(sp) and Max's names come to mind - were a delight making us feel welcome and more like house guests than visitors. We loved it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Katherine C asked a question Dec 2022
Clarksville, Tennessee290 contributions4 helpful votes
How far ahead should I make a reservation?
Katherine C asked a question Dec 2022
Clarksville, Tennessee290 contributions4 helpful votes
Do you offer military discounts?
Katherine C asked a question Dec 2022
Clarksville, Tennessee290 contributions4 helpful votes
Does this property offer breakfast with the stay?
Answer from Peter H
10 contributions1 helpful vote
They sure do. It's a simple yet satisfying continental style breakfast.
Answer from Norbert M
The pool is heated and open year round! There is also a swim ladder to get in and out of the ocean which is right next to the pool area
Wendy D asked a question Aug 2021
Southampton, United Kingdom
Do you have any rooms with 2 beds (twin - single or doubles).
Answer from CasaMorada
Islamorada2 contributions
Hi Wendy! We accommodate only king size beds in our suites however we have rooms available with a daybed that can be dressed as a sleeper sofa. Hope this was helpful!
Lee N wrote a tip Apr 14
Texas1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure they are staffed!"
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laura c wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would not recommend it until they are properly staffed"
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CabanaWoman wrote a tip Mar 2024
Shreveport, Louisiana228 contributions63 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room facing the bay."
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PamSpunUp wrote a tip Jan 2024
Quaker Hill, Connecticut1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if the heated pool is actually heated. "
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Andy S wrote a tip Dec 2023
Fairfax, Virginia87 contributions18 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each suite is different. We had the sun suite, which was large and had a view, but other suites were smaller with better views. Call Them"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Morada
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Morada?
Nearby attractions include Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery (0.10 miles), Florida Keys History & Discovery Center (0.1 miles), and Zero Dress Code Boutique (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Morada?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Morada?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Morada?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Morada?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Morada?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mangrove Mike's Cafe, Bitton Bistro Cafe, and Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Morada?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Casa Morada?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Morada?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Morada?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Indian Key State Historic Site (4.3 miles) and Islamorada Art Gallery By Pasta (0.7 miles).
Does Casa Morada have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
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