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The Moorings Village
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Canton, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“Peaceful Escape”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed here while driving down to Key West and actually came for the Full Moon Party. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. The property is very well maintained. My only complaint was that when we arrived the woman at the front desk was very unwelcoming. We were actually very taken aback by how short she was with us. That aside, we stayed in the Honeymoon Cottage and it was very nice. Open and clean and simple. The porch that overlooks the beach was perfect for early morning breakfasts and late night lounging. We loved how private it was. The beach is beautiful. We would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your honest feedback. Thank you for letting us know of your check in experience. This is not typical of The Moorings and I apologize that your arrival was less than perfect. I am glad you were able to enjoy the beauty, peace and privacy found at The Moorings. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Spent the first week in December in the Maroni house - absolutely perfect. Four sets of double doors, one in bedroom which looked out on the beach. Well furnished house, kayaks, SUPs, small sailboat all available anytime for guests to use. Service was outstanding - they didn't even want us to carry a small box of laundry detergent from office to our house! All the grounds were immaculate and pool available in case you didn't want to swim in ocean. I would go back tomorrow.

Room Tip: Many different size houses, select one that best fits your group. Maroni House faced the ocean.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at The Moorings on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled you enjoyed the Maroni Cottage and all of the amenities available at the resort. We look forward to having you as our guest again soon!
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Siesta Key, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Banyans and Gumbo Limbo trees tower and shade the street as you drive into this beautiful resort. One could not imagine a more stunning surrounding landscape. A jewel toned pool lined with massive palms, and a beautiful, peaceful beach strung with hammocks under 50 foot coconut trees. The bluest water. The attentive kindness of the staff is wonderful. Without being intrusive, they ensure your stay there is as comfortable as you need. We were quickly helped on more than one occasion. The complimentary bikes are a lot of fun; we enjoyed using them to explore the interesting area, including a kayak shop 4 miles away. When stranded there in severe rain, the moorings sent a car to come retrieve us. Beautiful accommodations (we stayed in Russell House), very well stocked kitchen, excellently maintained. All in all, one of the best vacation experiences we've had. Really looking forward to staying there again for Valentines day.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor! We appreciate your beautiful description of The Moorings. It was our pleasure having you as our guests! We are touched you had one of your best vacations at our resort! We look forward to seeing you in February!
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Cordova, Maryland
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We absolutely love The Moorings Village and Spa. The cottages are adorable, private and beautifully furnished. We've stayed in 3 different ones so far and love them all. The grounds are impeccable, the beach picturesque. Love the kayaks and SUP boards that are always available. The staff is super friendly and helpful. This is a top notch place. It is walking distance to some favorite restaurants: Chef Michael's, Kaiyo, Morada Bay Cafe, Midway Cafe for breakfast. Check out Peace of Tibet for beautiful, unique, handmade jewelry with an ethnic flair. Perfect little grocery store practically across the street. A handful of lovely clothing boutiques also in walking distance. Love!

Room Tip: I love Sifca and Orchid cottages when it's just the two of us. For the family, the two story co...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience! We are thrilled The Moorings is one of your favorite spots to vacation. We value having you and your family as our guests! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, again for posting!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have been staying at The Moorings for ten years, and absolutely love it. We stay in Lodge South and enjoy sitting on the porch with the sea in view through the palm trees, reading the morning paper. The staff is, without exception, extremely friendly and obliging, and an enormous amount of work goes into maintaining a faultless and beautiful tropical environment, with 21st Century modernity within walking distance. If you want quietness and peace this is the place to come. My wife and I are always involved in one creative project or other, and it is at The Moorings that we feel we are inspired to do our best work. It doesn't feel like work at all!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review of The Moorings. We are lucky to have you as our repeat guests. You are very special to us and everyone at The Moorings always look forward to your arrival! We look forward to seeing you again in a few months!
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I've waited awhile to write this review. We ended up really loving the Moorings, but initially we had to adjust to how quiet it was...so this review is about knowing what you are getting. This is a serene resort made up of various cottages with a private beach and dock. It's a wonderful place to relax and recharge.

The staff is professional and made us feel totally at home. I absolutely loved the decor of the South Lodge and the peaceful porch under the gorgeous trees. The staff stocked our frig with requested items and delivered two bikes to the lodge before our arrival. Biking around the gorgeous property was a highlight.

Pro/Con - depending on your needs. This is a quiet resort. For example, there is no bar or restaurant on the premises. During the day, there is no music on the beach. But you can go to Pierre's and the Beach Cafe (located on the other side of Highway 1) for a restaurant, bar and music. And if you're staying at the resort, you will be given preferential reservations and most likely a front row table on the sand for a sunset.

Pros: The beach and palm trees are gorgeous. Over the holidays they decorate one leaning palm with lights and it cast a beautiful glow in the evening - great for a safe, romantic stroll on the beach. The hammock at the end of the pier is unique and wonderfully relaxing.

Cons: The water isn't clear - lots of seaweed and rocks, so we never got in the water. We did use the kayaks though, but again, the water isn't the draw here. Much prettier just hanging out on the beach under the palm trees.

Highlights of our stay were the friendly staff, biking around, hanging out on the porch, taking photos of the property, and dinner at The Beach Cafe on the sand. I'd recommend Moorings Village if you're looking for a serene retreat.

Thanks so much for a memorable stay!

Room Tip: We were concerned that the South Lodge being connected to the North Lodge would compromise our priva...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the review on TripAdvisor! We are pleased you enjoyed your time at The Moorings last December. This is a perfect place to come relax and unwind and we are glad you were able to do just that!
Thank you also for posting the pictures. The picture you posted of the decorated palm tree is getting us anxious for the holidays! Thanks again for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our five day stay at the Moorings was a fairytale! We celebrated our first anniversary and my 50th birthday in the Honeymoon Cottage and it was perfect. If you are seeking a romantic, private, peaceful, tropical environment with an ocean view...then this is your resort. If you want to spend your day slowly swinging in a hammock, relaxing in one of the chairs on the white sandy beach (glass of wine in hand of course), or enjoying an activity (paddle boards, kayaks, swimming in the beautiful pool) then this is your resort. If you want bikes or a grill waiting for you upon arrival, complimentary housekeeping, a gym and a friendly staff...then book your vacation. Your only worry will be falling coconuts, since it's built on a coconut plantation.

Room Tip: The ocean front cottages were my favorite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at The Moorings. We are thrilled you had such a nice stay with us. The Honeymoon Cottage is a favorite for couples who want a nice spacious one bedroom cottage with views of the ocean from the porch. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage and the property!

Thank you for choosing The Moorings to celebrate these special moments in your life. We hope to see you for your 2nd anniversary..if not, sooner!
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Property: The Moorings Village
Address: 123 Beach Rd, Islamorada, FL 33036-3768
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Moorings Village 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once a coconut plantation, The Moorings Village offers one, two and three bedroom villas, cottages and plantation houses with wraparound verandas, colorful Bahamian-style shutters and cypress interiors, each uniquely decorated. Hidden in delightful seclusion under coconut palms are the resort’s magnificent natural white sand beach, heated pool, tennis court and Island Body and Sol Spa, which offers beachfront massage treatments. The Moorings Village offers guests absolute privacy and tranquility with all the comforts of home, including well-equipped kitchens and laundry in most houses, individual dining rooms and living room areas, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Luxury amenities include large screen televisions, elegant hand-painted tiles, oversized soaking tubs and shower stalls, as well as plantation-style porches overlooking the ocean or views of the lushly landscaped grounds. Guests may enjoy dining at the resort's two Zagat-rated restaurants, Pierre's Restaurant and Morada Bay Beach Cafe, located just across the road. The restaurants share a private beach and are the site of the monthly Full Moon Party. ... more   less 
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