Great location on the Atlantic ocean. No beach, but outside of Key West, mangroves rules the shoreline. Complimentary kayak usage was a plus. Nice billards table under the Key Lime suite and by the pool/jacuzzi was a nice pastime. And with only 19 units, never crowded. Breakfasts, also complimentary, were perfect. Everything was in good to excellent condition. Structurally sound to withstand a major hurricane...but blocks out cell phone signals, so you'll have to stand outside to talk on your mobile phone. I grilled twice on their gas BBQ.
The hotel is adjacent to Snapper's restaurant and bar. We enjoyed live music nightly right from our suite.
Exploring the Dove Creek mangrove lined passages on kayak was a fun, particularly since their were small craft warnings out the full week I visited the islands.
Favorite part of the hotel were the very helpful front desk staff, full of ideas of where to go to explore the Keys. They turned me on to the Noname Key Kayak Adventure outfit that allowed to paddle around Noname Key (in the Big Pine Key area).
Diving/snorkeling off of Key Largo was a bit disappointing after spending time in the south Pacific and Australia. Better snorkeling off Bahia Honda Key to the south.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly part of the Ascend Collection of Choice Hotels, Dove Creek Lodge is an intimate island style boutique hotel. Warm, friendly and uncomplicated. Inspired by the lore of Hemingway's Caribbean hideaways. Dove Creek Lodge is the perfect choice for your next island retreat. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, in Key Largo, Dove Creek lodge sits adjacent to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. In the center of the best fishing, diving and family fun you will ever experience.Come, step through our doors and see what we're all about. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dove Creek Hotel Key Largo