Imagine being invited to your friends house for the weekend, and they put you up in the shed in the back yard. Room 14B really shouldn't be advertised as a room at all. There are no closets, no shelves, no hangers, the bathroom toilet rocks back and forth, the bathroom is for skinny people only. I must say that the property is in very new condition. The buildings are freshly painted, the pool is excellent, the kayaks are brand new (10 dollars an hour) there is one paddle board, but someone stole the paddle. Also there were two bicycles, but someone stole them too.
We stayed at Drop Anchor for 3 nights in a double queen room. Although we enjoyed the grounds, there were too many issues with the room to want to go back. The room was one of the smallest hotel rooms we’ve ever stayed in. The sink in the bathroom leaked all over the bedroom one of the days we were there. Small bugs would crawl out of the sink each day. The shower drain cover wasn’t attached (which drove us crazy) and it took 3-4 minutes to get any kind of hot water in the shower. Great location, but lacking attention to detail in the rooms. We love Islamorada, but will stay elsewhere next time.
We had a very nice time at this resort. Our room had a beautiful view which was very peaceful in the early mornings and evenings. Loved watching a variety birds from the balcony each day. Great way to unwind IMO. We had the beach area to ourselves much of the time. Good restaurants nearby. Housekeeping was very good. Cliff was a pleasure to chat with and is an asset to the owners. Would return again. Would give a 5 star but Steve was odd.
Don’t let the initial pictures posted by this place deceive you. This is nothing more than an overpriced, dive motel. There is no sandy beach as described because there’s no beach...it’s a fake beach with a wall that drops off into dirty shallow and rocky water, the pool is also dirty, the room was subpar for the price and the bathroom...well, it’s tiny with only 2 ft of space in front of the sink. There are bugs that get into the rooms and the floors and shower stall were dirty. But wait! There’s more! Plumbing in the bathroom is loose, there are no window coverings in the bathroom, no vent, hot water takes forever to show up, there are no headboards (as pictured by them), sheets are mid-sized, mattresses are old & uncomfortable and some electric outlets in the room didn’t work. Don’t take my word for it, look at my pictures to see for yourself. If this place is priced at more than $99 (and that’s being generous) stay somewhere else. The GM will try to tell you that other hotels with a beach are going for $600+ a night. That’s false and WE wasted $300! Thank goodness we only reserved one night. They did have good lighting on the walkways. Yea, it shined into the room straight through the blinds, which also contributed to our loss of sleep. This place was the epitome of disappointment. Pictures and descriptions were well crafted to lure us in. Take our advice friends and choose a better place to spend your vacation. Obviously...NOT RECOMMENDED.…
This is one of the best hotels I’ve stayed at. The rooms are incredibly modern, amenities are nice (our room included a full oven, microwave, and sink), and the staff is helpful and friendly. There’s a lovely artificial beach on the property that’s right on the coastline; a great place to relax and take in the views. Great location accessible to the rest of Islamorada, as well as Key Largo.