I have been coming here for 15 years. Not necessarily because it's where I would choose to stay, but because my husband had a time share here when I met him. It's a typical, old, Keys style place. It doesn't have to be, it just is because no one changes it. I always stay in the same room the same week of the year, so that is really all I can comment on. If you have a boat you bring with you it's a fiasco. The resort is usually full to capacity this week and most bring a boat because it's lobster season.The area to dock them in is small, so sometimes they are docked two or three across. Coming and going is always a challenge and never quick. The rooms have been updated a little since the first time I came, but not nearly as much as they should be. There is one tv with lots of great channels to watch, but the free wifi internet is painfully slow sometimes and at other times it just stops completely. The sofa was finally changed for the first time this year, but it's already stained and dirty and the shelves by the kitchen that we always use for storage are glass, and this year 3 of them are missing. The rest of the furniture is the same. Last year we finally got a new mattress, but this year someone moved the furniture around and you can't open half the closet or half the drawers in the bedroom dresser and the floor is spongy for whatever reason. Even when replaced a couple of years ago, that was not addressed. If you like boating and fishing and don't care a whole lot about accommodations, this is the place for you. If you don't, you might be disappointed. Like I said, there are some moves in the right direction, but not nearly enough and not fast enough. The rooms are fairly clean, just old. The pool area is nice and clean and there are plenty of chairs, but it can become overcrowded and sometimes the mosquitoes are so bad you can't even stay out there. Parking is so overcrowded it's sometimes hard to even drive through or turn around. Because it's a timeshare you see a lot of the same people every year and I imagine that is why not much changes. Most are locked in and already know what to expect.
- Also Known As:
- Matecumbe Hotel Islamorada