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Amara Cay Resort
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Riverview, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had the best time on our stay from August 22-27th. The suite was amazing. The view of the ocean was my favorite part. I loved to sit on the balcony, morning and evening. The sound of the ocean lapping against the seawall and the breeze in the palms was so relaxing. It was an easy drive to Key Largo and Key West for sightseeing.

The staff in all areas was amazing and I cannot say enough good things about this trip and this hotel.

My husband said it was our best vacation and I agree.

We can't wait to come back and have already recommended the hotel to a friend.

Kim and John

Room Tip: Get a suite on the Ocean, plenty of room. The only way to go, the view and the sounds, amazing.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hallsville, United States
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Excellent rooms, superb staff, and perfect ocean views. Just up the road from Robbie's Marina, and next door to Bud and Mary's. DO NOT miss the outback bar attached to the pool area. Ask for Steff at the bar and relax and watch the ocean. There is also a water sports rental office right at the hotel. With the available sports, the food and beverages, you may not want to leave the grounds of the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Hialeah, United States
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

It is wonderful experience to cherish forever.. Will return if would have the opportunity.. I let all my friends and family see the pictures of our vacation, the joyy expressed in our face when we tell them of our adventure. The staff are all wonderful. Even the staff of the Steak House restaurant

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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COOPER CITY, United States
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had the best time. It even rained one day, but the rooms were big and clean so the couple of hours we could not be by the pool were fun. Also having a full size fridge was great. Staff very friendly and helpful. It ws nice to have breakfast downstairs and lunch poolside at the Outback. No need to get in the car for every meal or out of your suit for that matter.They gave us a late check out so we had extra time to enjoy the pool and hamocks. We are going to make this a yearly event.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Vero Beach, United States
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We took a long weekend getaway and even though we live in Florida we love the Keys & Islamorada. Hotel is in a very nice location with great views and facilities. Onsite rental equipment is nice and convenient. Rooms are a little dated, but not worn out. Just not what I expected from the location & Hampton Inn. Having an Outback Steak House downstairs is very nice. They also serve lunch at the Tiki Bar by the pool. Good stay, nice rooms and location, but not the "deluxe decor" I would have expected.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We checked in unexpectedly on Labor Day getting caught in traffic and horrendous weather on the way back to Ft. Lauderdale. Front desk could not have been nicer. Gave us an upgraded 2 room suite overlooking the ocean. Room was clean, well furnished. Hotel is not new (have stayed a few times a number of years ago) but is very well maintained. Nice beach, nothing to see if you snorkel. Pool area with tiki style bar. Of course, virtually no one there as they were all on the road back north. Dive and water sports shop next door. Outback restaurant attached to hotel. Very conveniently located at south end of Islamorada and within short drive to all attractions. Free breakfast buffet in Lobby area is very good and substantial.

Room Tip: If possible, book oceanfront. Great views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Manassas, United States
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

A well maintained property at a wonderful location. Although there is much to do in the Florida Keys, this place is a great just to stay and relax. Although the co-located Outback Steakhouse had its issues, they were overcome by the manager who made things right. Other great restaurants are nearby. It was Labor Day weekend and some of the younger guests were letting off steam into the early morning hours. Although my wife was annoyed, I slept through their fireworks. This was our second visit to this property and we have been consistently pleased.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Amara Cay Resort
Address: 80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036-3802 (Formerly The Islamorada Resort)
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amara Cay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amara Cay Resort is anchored in the laid-back style and carefree atmosphere that makes Islamorada the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Reflecting the easy tranquility of the Upper Keys, Amara Cay Resort seamlessly blends recreation with relaxation. Hammocks dot the sandy shoreline, palm trees sway in the breeze and a shimmering oceanfront pool beckons early risers. It's no wonder Amara Cay was named the winner of the 2015 Sandi Design award for Design Excellence Hospitality by the International Interior Design Association, which recognized our expert balance of relaxed atmosphere and luxurious style. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hampton Inn And Suites Islamorada Hotel Islamorada
Hampton Inn Islamorada
Islamorada Hampton Inn

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