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“Clean & Tidy Great Bar with Good Food, Very Nice Friendly Atmosphere,”

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Ocean View Inn and Sports Pub
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Dorsetuk
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Clean & Tidy Great Bar with Good Food, Very Nice Friendly Atmosphere,”
Reviewed October 19, 2009

We stayed here for 10 nights, and love the area,
The Rooms were spacious, clean,well kept and decorated with great imagination. A very informal place with a great atmosphere.
Especially if you like American Football !! The Owner GARY DUNN is an Ex Pittsberg Steelers Player.(They broadcast a live radio show from the Outside Bar Area every Monday night). The Motel is about 5 minuets Drive From several Resurants and shops.
A Great place for fishing, sun bathing, & my favorite pass time MANATEE SPOTTING !!
Yes We Did See Them !! Mum Dad & Baby,
The Pool is Small but adequate, clean, and a lovely play ground for the children.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Miami
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Reviewed October 14, 2009

My wife live south of Miami and have escaped to the keys for decades. We stopped in the OV to watch a Pittsburgh Steeler game based on an internet search of places to watch them in the keys. Had plans on staying furthur down the keys, but checked out the clean rooms and ended up staying 2 nights. The local residents we spoke with in the bar had strong ties to the community and had nothing but praise for the management. The staff was very friendly and all had good things to say about their boss and place of work.
Our room, #6 (of 7) was very quiet. Landscaping showed good care. Swimming pool was nice to visit in the 90 degree heat. A/C worked flawlessly. Private patios made no smoking rooms not a problem. Interesting boardwalk to Gulf view and floating dock. The kitchen was very good. We thought the details of this small inn and pub to be unassuming, but very well designed. Great location to access the middle keys.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Port O Connor TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2009

First of all, you cannot beat the location because it's close by alot of attractions like Theater By the Sea. The hotel is not very big, only seven rooms. The rooms are neatly decorated with colorful themes. The room is big and has wifi internet. Our room had a refirgerator/micorwave. There was no coffee pot. The back of the room led you down a path to the pool. The pool is nice, but small. It also seemed to me that there were lots more people at the pool than were actually staying there. I was looking forward to reading by the pool in a chair, but the chairs were all taken by others. The pub seemed busy the whole time we were there. It seemed to be a local favorite. The service was good. We had to get ice from the bartender, but didn't seem to have any problems.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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syracuseny
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2009

This place is a sleeper. From the road doesn't look like much but the rooms are cute with private backdoor entrances. The outdoor pub is lots of fun and the food is great.

It is the perfect balance between some action and a place to get away from the party scene.

There are no coffee pots but free coffee is available in the bar beginning at 7AM (perfect time for a Bloody Mary to start the day). Also, bring your own hair dryer.

I'd go back!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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4 Thank iluvthekeys
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Birmingham, AL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 24, 2009

If you're looking for the Ritz-Carlton, go down the road and stay at Casa Morada. If you're looking for a friendly staff, a unique experience and real people at a great price, the OV is for you. There are no Flat Screens in the OV rooms, but you just have to step into the inside or tiki bar and you will need your toes to count all the flat screens. Bottom line is, the OV is clean, not expensive and you will leave with a few stories.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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1 Thank VegasJimmy
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Oklahoma
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139 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2009

At the last minute I changed from the Hampton Inn to the Ocean View based on the reviews here at TripAdvisor. Was I shocked when I got there! You checked in at the bar and they gave you an old fashioned door key (not a key card). There were 7 rooms in the motel and we got room #1. When I booked it I didn't know it was a handicapped room so the shower was handheld and there wasn't a bath tub. The room was decorated nicely but there wasn't even a phone in it. However, there was a pay phone right outside the bar. All the rooms are just yards from the highway. This isn't a place for a princess or a couple with an 11 year old girl!

Now for the good news. Guys would love this place! My husband did. In the bar is all the sports memorabilia from the 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers when they won the Super Bowl. Both of the owners are former NFL players and one of them played for the Steelers. Plus, in the back of the bar on the patio they have pool tables and an outside bar. A lot of couples were there really enjoying themselves. I think couples with no children or a group of guys going fishing would have a blast here.

Another bit of good news is we saved $60 staying here and the location is basically right across from Theatre of the Sea.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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3 Thank threepowells
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Redington Shores, FL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2009

Clean. Friendly. Inexpensive. Self contained. Pool. Sports bar. Tiki bar w/sports venues. Good food.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ocean View Inn and Sports Pub

Property: Ocean View Inn and Sports Pub
Address: 84500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3421
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Number of rooms: 7
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Ocean View Inn And Sports Pub Hotel Islamorada

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