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“Unexpected Pleasure” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dove Creek Lodge
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence
Elgin, Illinois
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105 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Unexpected Pleasure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

On our week-long vacation to Miami/Key Largo/Key West, this was by far the best place we stayed at. The suite was clean, comfortable, and we enjoyed the attached screened porch. The bed was comfortable, the decor pleasant, and the continental breakfast was fresh and filling. The pool water temperature could have been warmer, but there was a hot tub that we used instead. The restaurant next door was convenient with good food. However, the live music could be disruptive if you are a light sleeper. We closed the bedroom door and were able to sleep soundly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Blueiii596
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

This hotel is a beautiful place and by far the best on our trip! A beautiful pool area and sand "beach" with hammocks, and soft chairs. (It's not a beach really since it's facing a small pier and not the seaside.)

Our kid had a great time in the sand, the pool and the garden, and we loved the relaxation. Not too many families around, quite calm and relaxed place.

For a beach one can drive to the island plantation and turn right at Dairy Queen. Nice beach with playground for children.

  • Stayed December 2012
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3 Thank Andy L
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Billings, Montana
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Dove Creek Lodge for two nights on the way to Key West. We found the property and staff charming and helpful. Compared to Key West, Key Largo and the Dove Creek was very relaxed and peaceful.
We enjoyed dinner at the On-site restaurant both nights and were very pleased with the experience. There was even live music one evening.
The room with a private screened in porch was clean and comfortable. We would stay here again as well as recommend to friends and family.

Room Tip: Rooms on the upper levels have a nice view of the water and grounds.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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2 Thank Lisa P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,740 reviews
203 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,452 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Tip
- wake up early, around 7, and have the breakfast in the lobby balcony. You can enjoy the sunrise and watch the birds catching fish 
- breakfast: try the key lime pie parfait. It's delicious.

Pros
- peaceful location and convenient to drive around
- great breakfast 
- helpful and efficient staff
- beautiful decor
- very clean
- good value for money

This is a great property. It's completely different from the regular choice hotels.
I highly reccomend it.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HelenaGuerra
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Bequia
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140 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Stayed here on the way to Key West. It was ok as there is a waterside restaurant next door which was nice to sit and eat. We were next to the lift and breakfast room which was noisy. There was also music playing late from the restaurant next door.

Room Tip: Stay away from reception, lift and breakfast room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank CO0KIE_M0NSTER
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daytona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

My boyfriend booked the Dove Creek Lodge in Key Largo for 1 night. We thought the place was “cute” until we woke up in the morning covered with bug bites. Normally we check the mattress for bedbugs whenever we check into a hotel but we had been driving all day and were exhausted so didn’t bother – Our mistake. Too late but we then checked the bed and yes, bugs is what we found.

At that point we couldn’t leave fast enough. Never coming back here again. Be warned!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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esterlinej, General Manager at Dove Creek Lodge, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
This is a completely FALSE statement. We do not have now, nor have ever had bad bugs. In fact, we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and grounds. On November 1st, we just put new Tempurpedic Mattresses in all rooms on property. This is the first I am hearing of this accusation. I do not know when or if this occured in November, because we were never notified, but no other guest has ever made mention of this. For others reading this, please take their other postings into account as well.
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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Got this room for a night on hotwire while traveling thru the keys...wow!! What a surprise!! Wonderful suite (2 TV's)...great complimentary breakfast, and very nice restaurant next door with a discount coupon from Dove Creek!! Only thing that could be better is if we had stayed LONGER!!! Will come back to this place!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 #4 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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