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Dove Creek Lodge
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“What a great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2008

We stayed here on our way to Key West. Such a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. We loved it. Beautiful property, nice restaurant and bars next door, and wonderful service. We stayed one night, drove to Key West and partied for 3 days, and we had planned to stay in Miami near the airport our last night. We enjoyed Dove Creek so much, that I called and asked if they had any rooms left for our final night, and luckily they had one. It was a great way to decompress.

Both rooms we had were lovely, the beds were comfy, and we nearly had the pool to ourselves. Very relaxing.

We would definitely choose this spot in Key Largo again.

Stayed June 2008
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Winter Garden, Florida
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96 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2008

We recently visited the Dove Creek Lodge on our way to Key West and were very satisfied with our visit. We had the Handicapped garden view room which had a balcony(our view was mostly obstructed by a giant palm tree) and a large washroom. The room was clean and simple and the staff was helpful with any questions we had.
Breakfast was included in the price. The choices included granola, fresh fruit, bagels, yogurt and coffee, just to name a few.

The lodge also has a pool, hot tub and a restaurant on site. We unfortunately did not get the chance to do either. Hopefully next time:)

  • Liked — clean and it included breakfast
  • Disliked — DVD player is not compatible with Florida's digital cable transition...yet..
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank raisinette
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miami
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2008

Dove Creek Lodge is a Gem. Recently I stayed at Dove Creek Lodge and Took My Family. We Received A Stay and Play Package for the Weekend. What a Wonderful Idea for Florida Residents During the Summer.You Check In On A Friday and you Don't check out until 4 On Sunday (most places its 11) A Complimentary Continental Breakfast is served in the Lobby , You Can use the Kayaks for Free and you Receive a Free pass for Two for Sunday brunch at Snappers Restaurant Next Door. The Food at Snappers was Excellent and the Staff Was very friendly. Dove Creek is a Wonderful Place to Bring Your Family. We Will Return to Dove Creek Lodge for Many Years to Come. The Rooms are 159.00 and up and are Very Clean and Fresh. From The Very First Day We Checked in Until the Day We checked out , Service Was great And The Girls at The Front Desk Go Above And Beyond expectation. Stay You Wont Regret It................

  • Liked — The rooms are very clean
  • Disliked — We Couldnt stay longer
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank miamigirl0
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2008

We stayed at Dove Creek Lodge for a few days during our recent honeymoon. I found the place on TripAdvisor and booked it because of all the great reviews from past travelers. It did live up to the reviews! The staff was very friendly, the room was decorated very nice with tons of space, the resort is right on the ocean with a great restaurant and boat rental company on site. We loved the hammocks on the beach and the pool/jacuzzi area. The only problem we had was that the king size bed in our room actually turned out to be two twin mattresses pushed together, one was a bit taller than the other, fortunately we had no problems with snuggling up on one of the twin mattresses. I would go back again if I am ever in the area.

  • Liked — The view
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank TreCameron
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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2008

This was the venue for a wedding which I was attending, so I stayed in a one-bedroom suite for two nights. The room was nice, but not extraordinary or any better than what I would expect from similarly priced hotels. What stood out to me about this hotel were the outstanding service and level of attention from staff and the intimate, private, relaxing and inviting feel of this small property. Another big plus was the location next to Snappers restaurant and bar, under common ownership. We ate two meals there, and also had drinks at the bar. The food was fresh and excellent, and we never had to wait for a table. Service was prompt. We could get drinks at Snappers bar and bring them over to the lodge pool. The location was close to the main attractions. We went to John Pennekamp State Park and souvenir shopping. When I booked the one bedroom suite, I was asked if I wanted a king bed or two single beds. Since I was traveling with a friend, I asked for two single beds. Often two beds is not a choice at small hotels, so I was happy with that. There was a separate living room area with a sleeper sofa and TV, which was decorated nicely. The living area opened to a screened in sitting area overlooking the pool. The lobby was very close. There is comfortable seating in the lobby, which is where the continental breakfast (included with room) was. Breakfast was pretty basic, but good – muffins, Danish, juice, coffee, cereal. There is a nice balcony off the lobby. Having a refrigerator in the room was convenient. The resort was a perfect choice for a wedding. Since the hotel is smaller (12-15 rooms), the entire property was sold out to the wedding party and wedding guests. It was like our own private resort! The wedding was at the gazebo in the sand area by the marina. For the reception, tables were set up in the sand, and the tiki bar, food, DJ, dance floor were around the pool area.

  • Liked — service, privacy, relaxing
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank girlluxe
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South Florida
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2008

After riding 75 miles to Key Largo from Miami via bicycle, we were tired, hungry and praying that Dove Creek lived up to the reviews on tripadvisor. Well, it did and then some. The room was immaculate, beautifully decorated, and extremely comfortable. The staff was delightful. Since we were going to leave the next morning before the free continental breakfast was going to be served, the staff fished out a couple of muffins and juices for us from their pantry for the next day, no charge. The restaurant on the premises was delicious and not hard on the wallet as many places in the Keys can be. I had the garden view and it was very quiet and peaceful (and the hotel was completely full). I highly recommend this location (and by the way, I spent 50 days in hotels last year alone for business, so it's not so easy to impress me).

  • Liked — Beautiful room and grounds
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank ecotourist08
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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2008

We stayed two days at the Dove Creek Lodge based completely on trip advisor reviews and couldn't have been more pleased. Gwen, Jamie and Katie (we didn't forget you, dear) were wonderful. The facilities are excellent, our room was very clean (and I am a REAL stickler, too), the bed was heaven, the linens are crisp and the towels are fluffy. We had planned some activities, but DCL was so relaxing, we barely left the property and didn't regret it for a moment. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer! We agree with other reviewers that DCL caters more for adults and that's just fine with us. We can't wait to go back for a longer stay. See you soon!

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank migqui
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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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