I was on a sailing/fishing trip with some buddies and decided to spend some time in Islamorada. We went online and booked Caloosa Cove based on the TripAdvisor rating and reviews. Overall, the place satisfied our needs in most ways - the unique unit design is quite spacious and well-equipped. The wall-mounted air conditioners do the job, but in a typically noisy fashion - so you may need to turn them off to sleep (which is what we did). Probably not an option in mid-summer.
Convenient location, quiet and relaxing. Like many online photos, they're professionally designed to present a favorable impression - the best angles are used and you'll notice that the vast majority of Caloosa's are outdoor shots, which usually makes me suspicious.
However, it is definitely a unique place with a lot of good points - just VERY dated and in need of some judicious renovation. For example, the entry doors to the rooms have two old-fashioned keylocks, but getting them to work was more challenging than it should be. With only 30 rooms, it should be a simple matter to replace them with more modern (and secure) locks. And the sofa-beds are definitely not a place to spend many nights.
Would I visit again? - probably, in the right circumstances, and in full knowledge that there aren't many options in this area. If you prefer higher-end properties, Caloosa wouldn't make the cut.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Caloosa Cove Resort is a 30 room, Oceanfront Resort in Islamorada on Lower Matecumbe Key Mile Marker 73.8. All rooms have spectacular ocean views. Our rooms accommodate 3 in an a Jr. Suite, 5 in a Den Suite and 6 in a Lg. Suite. Each room has a fully stocked kitchen with essential cooking utensils, full size refrigerator, stove oven and microwave, 1 or 2 full bathrooms, 1 or 2 outside patios with seating and more. At the resort we have a very large pool and deck area with TIKI huts for shade, beach, tennis courts with rackets/balls, Shuffle Board, Ping Pong, free WIFI resort wide and much more. Self serve laundry services and amenities also on property: Habanos restaurant, The Safari lounge, Caloosa Cove Marina and Storage , The Island Store for bait, tackle, fishing licenses, fuel and basic grocery items and finally Caloosa Cove Hardware Store for all your hardware needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caloosa Cove Hotel Islamorada