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Sands of Islamorada Hotel
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 1, 2010

This was the most incrediable trip ever! Found this hidden gem in the keys and we wanted to stay forever. Beautiful landscaping and views from the little beach on site, with hammock to boot:) We took the kayak out for a day of fun, as fished off the docks while viewing incrediable moonlit skies. Kathy and Bob are wonderful hosts, making sure your stay is comfortable, but yet private. We ate our way through the island of Islamorada, with our favorite meal at Morada Bay, right on the beach. This Thanksgiving will be one to remember. Thanks Kathy & Bob for a much needed retreat. A must stay if you are ever in the keys.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2010

We stayed at the Sands of Islamorada with our 2 little dogs. They are very pet friendly. The managers were very friendly and helpful. The grounds were so romantic and something you would expect in Hawaii. Our room was always cleaned good. as was the grounds. We took great pics of the sunrise on their beach in the morning then walked across the street (yes across the street) and got sunset pics in the evening. We have plans to stay there next year.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

As Floridians, my wife and I have spent our life together traveling all over the world. For an authentic "Getaway Experience" the Sands of Islamorada is impossible to beat without using your passport and spending 3-4 times the price. The managers are accommodating without being "too much" and the property is always clean, groomed and comfortable. Clearly these people care about the guest experience and the property reflects that everywhere you look. We travel to the Keys 3-4 times per year, often with friends or family, and we always choose the Sands, even when our activities might be as far as Marathon or John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. It is worth the drive to stay is such a great place!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2010

Our second stay, and it was just as wonderful as last year. Bob & Kathy are the most wonderful hosts; friendly, helpful, trustworthy, and absolutely happy doing what they do best. The rooms (only 9 of them - this is an intimate place) are decorated nicely, and the grounds are pretty and clean. Millie took excellent care of us, keeping our rooms clean and fresh. This place gives us the feeling of being in our own little tropical paradise, yet is close to the best restaurants, charter fishing, snorkeling trips to the reefs, and shops. It's a beautiful drive (about 2 hours) to Key West - an easy day trip. Our dog loves it, too, making many new friends. Doggie bags provided for clean up, kayak for guest use, nice dock to fish from or dock your boat, hot tub, pool, ice available for purchase, good snorkeling right out from dock, and two beautiful macaws to greet you. We enjoy comfortable, clean oceanfront accomodations without all the frills and expenses of the fancy resorts, and the Sands fits perfectly for us.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

I was expecting to have an average trip with an average room and average "Keys" experience. Our room (#11) was perfect with lots of space and a great bathroom (LOVED the shower). The room was clean and comfortable. I wasn't so sure about the rest of the property upon arrival but as the weekend went on, I absolutely loved the layout and the "extras" provided. We took full use of the private dock for the boat and the private beach for sunset cocktails. The pool and the hot tub were great. We also cooked out on the grill and had a nice meal outside by the water. The staff was so friendly and inviting!! This is a great place to bring your dog! Overall the property is small but in a great way. This is a very intimate, very cozy resort with great amenities and a great "Keys" feeling! I would highly recommend the Sands!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

The location is perfect for the us as we fished for 5 days. The accomadations were very comfortable, Bob and Kathy were most accomodating and the atmosphere with relaxed and private. We arrived later than we planned and the room was open for us with ice, soft drinks and a case of water in the refrigerator. After all day on the water, the pool and hot tub were very refreshing before going to dinner. Look forward to staying at the Sands again.

Stayed: May 2010
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Reviewed May 7, 2010

Great place to stay really clean and comfortable. Took both are Shitzsu and they loved it.
Everyone was so friendly and made you feel like you were a special guest.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sands of Islamorada Hotel

Address: 80051 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 80, Islamorada, FL 33036-3802
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Price Range: $184 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands of Islamorada Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An awesome, intimate escape right in the center of the Keys. All of our rooms have recently been refreshed from top to bottom. For a pet & people friendly tropical retreat...This is the spot. This is the kind of place Jimmy Buffett sings about. We are very Keysee and very clean! A sparkling pool and hot-tub with a view of the beach, boat launch and pier, await you. Our rooms and efficiencies can accomodate from 1 to 6 people very comfortably. ... more   less 
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