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“Very accommodating management staff”
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Amara Cay Resort
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, Florida
1 review
“Very accommodating management staff”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

My husband, our 2 young children and I stayed here for a mini vacation/to attend a wedding. Kara, the manager bent over backwards to make sure that our stay was as comfortable as possible. In addition, we had a local babysitter lined up for the evening/night of the wedding who fell through last minute. Kara used her resources the day of the wedding to find a reliable, local babysitter so that I was able to go to the wedding with my husband. Everyone was very pleasant from the front desk staff to those in the gift shop. We had a very nice time and Kara truly helped to make that possible.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

I had needed a place to stay on a pinch and Kara the manager was super sweet and very accommodating. The location was perfect for where I had to be and the hotel ambience was refreshing. Mark at the front desk was so pleasant and very helpful. Right on the water with pool and hot tub, and with Outback Steakhouse on property , all of my needs were met to full satisfaction and then some. Great stay at reasonable pricing. Highly recommended! Thank you Hampton inn and staff!

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

This was our second time staying here,.It's a very nice location,has a pretty view of the ocean and the seawall area is very lovely.It is convenient to everything in Islamorada. As far as Hampton Inns go, we love them, but this location is much more costly than other areas in Florida or other coastal communities in other states, it's one of the more costly hotels in the area. The rooms are clean although they smell a bit musty and damp and the shower has very little pressure. We had a slight problem with our keys not working on the second day but the staff quickly fixed that. Also one of elevators was down for a bit and the other was so crowded and slow that we could not get in it and we had to take the stairs frequently from the fourth floor up and down several times. That was not fun when lugging bags and luggage up and down via stairs. I would have given a five star rating but our only "complaint" was that the hotel is so close to HWY 1 that the constant noise of traffic all night kept waking us up.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We were staying at the hotel for 1 night on the way from Miami to Key West. Great location , excellent service from staff ( good advice for the restaurant- "Lazy Days" and no problem for late check out). We were staying at 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor facing the parking lot. Not a great location. Didn't change it because we stayed there just for 1 night. One of the bedrooms had no window and was really small. Not too much air.The mattresses and pillows were not comfortable. I woke up with the back pain. Definitely, it is not worth money we payed ($370 per night). I am really happy for people who got great rooms there but i would not come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

I was really impressed with the Islamorada Hampton Inn. Been to many Hampton Inns but this one is special. Extremely clean and roomy rooms with no odors, no carpet stains, clean bed linens and towels. Loved being able to open up the veranda door and walk outside. Loved our view of the ocean, palm trees, beach and boats. House keeping was friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was wonderful. Comfy eating area, lots of choices and all tasting great! The Robust coffee was a delight to wake up to. Loved the complimentary fruit and teas throughout the day for a quick pick me up. The fitness center was decent for a hotel fitness room. Enjoyed having the Outback restaurant right next door and the Tiki lounge for a early evening drink. Pool was warm and the private beach was fun to relax on. Highly recommend this Hotel...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Thank to all the courteous staff at the Hampton Inn, great location nestled on the end of Islamorada and your door is the Alligator reef lighthouse. Great restaurants nearby (Cheeca Lodge and The Islander for appetizers) Do I have to even talk about the fishing (Reel Rivalry) and to close the trip a 6.65 pound lobster, secret location on that one. Go enjoy yourself, its one of those special vacation spots, that you will never forget. Thank You again Shavon for making our trip very special!!!

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Brigantine, United States
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

The hotel was everything we expected. The rooms were lovey and the service from the staff was excellent. We enjoy being able to stay here and have dinner at the Outback. We surely would stay at this Hampton Inn again.

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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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Hampton Inn And Suites Islamorada Hotel Islamorada
Hampton Inn Islamorada
Islamorada Hampton Inn

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