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Dove Creek Lodge
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence
LAKE WORTH
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160 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Kayaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Although the resort provides yaks, we brought our own. Just north of the property is Dove Creek where we saw LOTs of fish and a sea turtle. Water was clear and running as the tide was rising. Try to go toward the end of the high tide so you don't have to go against it on the way back.
Our acceess control system did not work after the first night, so we were moved and given a credit of one night "for our trouble". The folks at the lodge were friendly and helpful.
The free breakfast was not a standard continental, it was better.
Snappers restaurant is a walk away, and Pennycamp is just up the road a few miles.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WILLIAM B
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Louisville
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed 2 nights here based on the ranking and previous reviews. We were underwhelmed to say the least. Our room was 403. First, try to find that on any sign. Luckily the front desk told us where it was, otherwise we would be completely clueless. The door to the room would not open or close without a stiff shoulder or yank. The closet is unusable since the safe and refridgerator are in there. The shower head needed to be replaced 10 years ago. The pool was 92 degrees. I realize its summer and florida but a little water from a hose might have made a difference. The walls are thin. We heard the couple next to us just talking. The grounds are nice and the bed was comfortable. Other then that its a very expensive motel 6. We stayed at the marriott key largo for 2 other nights and found it much better.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank notworkingtoday
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Dove creek lodge made our stay in the keys the most rememorable! It is a must! The staff is great, very pleasant. The rooms all have a view of the water and are very clean! The morining breakfast made it so special! I just didn't want to leave. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GMLMF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

We came upon this place by accident and are so glad we did! I'll admit I was a little skeptical about stopping in Key Largo on the way down to Key West to stay at a little lodge. After the one night there though, we were discussing how to put off the drive to Key West another night or two! It was so quiet and calm. The staff are very attentive and friendly. We will definetly plan another trip down here again and make sure we spend a little longer at this place!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bloodmoney999
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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Stayed at the Dove Creek Lodge and couldn't have been happier with it.
Absolutely loved everything about it. Debbie greeted us with such warmth and friendliness
that you rarely find in a chain hotel. Her suggestions were spot on. She was incredibly helpful
and sweet The key lime tarts were every bit as good as everyone had raved and just couldn't wait to get to them. The fruit was also very fresh and there was plenty of other good breakfast choices all done with style. Snappers is a perfect stop for dinner and music just steps away.
The views combined with the well manicured landscaping were so peaceful and relaxing.
Hard to impress someone who grew up in Miami but I was impressed and surprised at just
how wonderful everything was. They even had piped in music by the pool. Sorry I didn't get to the Kayaks. Will just have to go back. Nothing but great things to say about this place.
Thanks for the wonderful service!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lipstick07
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Simi Valley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed at the Dove Creek Lodge last week strictly based on reviews from tripadvisor. We were very happy with our stay. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We felt like we we were on a private property as we were the only ones around most of the time. My husband and I had the pool to ourselves many times and we also enjoyed kayaking and the hammocks. The restaurant next door was excellent, we had a terrific meal and some great wine and we really enjoyed the live music. The propery is very nice and we really enjoyed the breakfast, I had seen some mixed reviews regarding the breakfast but we were very happy with the setting and what was served. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 2Cheeks
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

From the moment we checked in to the moment we left we used the word PERFECT all weekend. When we arrived our room was not ready (we got there early) and Debbie (who is great and wonderful at recommendations) suggested a restaurant for lunch and offered to call us when our room was ready. Most other reviews said the rooms were clean but boy were they!! The facilities are serene and just what you want from a stay in the Keys. The location is ideal--on the border of Key Largo and Islamorada. Breakfast was delicious and surely convenient. And yes-- the key lime tarts are everything and more. I would not hesitate to return to Dove Creek.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wineanytime
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Property: Dove Creek Lodge
Address: 147 Seaside Ave, MM 94.5 Oceanside, Key Largo, FL 33037-3892
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Key Largo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dove Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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