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“There was the view...and everything else”
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Dove Creek Lodge
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Key Largo
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Union, New Jersey
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“There was the view...and everything else”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is a beautiful resort right on the water. The view from our ocean facing king room was breathtaking. Service was excellent and rooms were super clean. They have kayak and boats that you can take out on the water. Overall an excellent place to stay. We will be back. The snapper restaurant next door is highly recommended

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view room. You won't regret it.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Wonderful place to stay on the Atlantic side of the Keys. The grounds were beautiful with chairs, hammocks and swings. My husband and I spent an hour sitting in a canvas swing watching the sky change colors as the sun set. From our room, we had a view of the small bay and docks with kayaks and paddle boats that are free to use for guests.

The room with king bed was well sized and very clean. Staff were gracious and quick to respond to requests. Continental breakfast was exceptional. Would definitely stay again for more than one night.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Overall a well maintained compact hotel. They have a nice breakfast with good choice of coffees, teas, juice, fruit, breads and key lime desserts. There was a small pool, jacuzzi, and a relaxation area with a hammock and some chairs near the mangroves for relaxing near the water. Good parking areas underneath the rooms and a useful elevator for higher floors. Everything definitely seemed well looked after and clean.

I had really wanted to like this hotel given other great reviews and overall it was good...but I was very disappointed with one part of the customer service regarding major room noise.

We were unfortunate enough to be put in room 405 on top floor (there are similar rooms on either side which may share some of the issues so may be worth checking when you book). It seems they had put equipment that serviced the whole hotel (air circulation and conditioner units) in cupboards that were sealed up in the room. Unfortunately these turned on and off at 15-min intervals throughout the night keeping us awake.

When I inquired/complained they just shrugged it off. They did not even offer a clear explanation at first. They also did not offer an alternate room or any kind of sincere apology. Perhaps I may even have expected it had the room been cheap but through ebookers we were still paying approx $250/night.

I recognise the keys are busy at this time of year, and most rooms may not suffer the same problem, but I expected far better response from Dove Creek Lodge on a basic and justified issue.

Room Tip: Defintely not 405, or perhaps any of the 400 rooms as ours had hotel equipment in cupboards, & m...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2013

They had the best breakfast that was included with the room that I have ever had. Older hotel but very well maintained everything was painted in bright vibrant pleasant colors. Clean. Very hi-tech air conditioner with remote control, but made a loud slam-like noise. This may have been a isolated incident, but if you hear this once, get it resolved before you go to sleep and before staff leaves for the day. No 24 hour front desk.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Paro, Bhutan
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Had a delightful 2 day stay at Dove Creek. They upgraded us to a suite which was fantastic. View of the water from its screened in porch. Kayaks and other small "water craft" available for free in the bay with nice Mangroves around the corner. Snappers is right next door connected on the waterfront where we had a nice seafood lunch.

Breakfast was more than the normal continental with Key Lime Tarts, fresh fruit, etc. Would give 5 stars if the OJ was fresh squeezed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Crestview, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husbands words, "if I knew how nice this place was we would of stayed here the whole time!" We booked a trip to key west stopping in key largo first, this was the cleanest & cutest place I have stayed at! The hammocks were wonderful outside as we'll as the private screened porch area. Nice beds, tv area & bathroom was spacious!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Nice, very quiet location where we spent 5 nights with our 2 kids. Great breakfasts, with key lime tarts, fresh fruit, cereals, Keurig coffee, and complimentary USA Today and WSJ newspapers. The staff constantly kept the breakfast foods stocked. We stayed in #305 (1 bedroom suite w/ screened in porch + small frig) which had a nice view of the cove and Atlantic. Rooms were clean and decorated nicely. Due to the hotel's metal roof, cell phone reception in room was non-existent, but was fine if you walked a few steps out to the porch or walkway in front of room. Wifi was fine. The pool/hot tub/small beach area was nice and well kept. Conventiently located next to Snapper's restaurant and 4.5 miles from Mrs. Mac's Kitchen.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the top floor for the best views. We had room #305, which had a nice view, but...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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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 #7 of 20 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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