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Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Docked the boat and rented a room. Marina was great and staff was very knowledgable. Room was unassuming on the outside but really nice on the inside. The Tiki bar was a blast. Definitely reccomend postcard inn!

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank James S
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WISH_U_WERE_HERE305, Director of Operations at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

Greetings James S, Thank you for staying at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday. We really appreciate the kudos for our marina staff, lead by our dockmaster, Kat Harper. We're a perfect spot for boaters to tie up and enjoy the best the Keys have to offer. Glad you had such a great time! Wish You Were Here, Jason

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Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant hotel. Real value for money. Great beach location and pool area. Very secluded and intimate. Relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic outdoor facilities on premises as well as great restaurant and hotel tikki bar. Rooms are simple but nicely decorated.

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WISH_U_WERE_HERE305, Director of Operations at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

Greetings EB1000, Thanks for staying at Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle and for taking time to post a review. Your review really captures the essence of what we're all about at PCI - great Keys beach and pools, nice rooms, lots of activity options, and most of all RELAXED! We hope you have an opportunity to return very soon. Best Regards, Jason

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Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful views. Wonderful staff , especially the front desk and staff at raw bar. My boyfriend and I had a great time staying here on our way to key west. Great night life, even on a Monday. We were going to stay a night on our way back but couldn't due to other circumstances. Can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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WISH_U_WERE_HERE305, Director of Operations at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

MannyK37, Greetings from the Fabulous Florida Keys. We're so glad you had a chance to visit us on your way to Key West. Hopefully you'll get to stay a bit longer next time and enjoy all of our amenities and activities. Wishing your Ravens luck this weekend! Wish You Were Here, Jason

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The biggest problem is The lack of sleep and unfriend there was one staff member who is a barmaid at the pool very friendly and welcoming the other problem is that on the weekend seems that the local public is allowed to come into use the pool and beach why should I take 270 a night beachfront room with local public coming in using Restrooms to change baby's diapers and overwhelmed the pool no one from the management seems to care to do their job our complaints fell on deaf ears

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Deb M
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WISH_U_WERE_HERE305, Director of Operations at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

Good Day Deb M., thank you for staying with Postcard Inn Beach Resort in Islamorada, Florida. We appreciate the kudos for Kim out at our pool bar. Our pool and beach area is reserved for resort hotel and marina guests, and local beach club members. We have a vigilent team to monitor the area and make sure it's an enjoyable environment. We hope for the chance to host a future visit should your travels return you to the Keys. Wish You Were Here, Jason

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Gorgeous resort on a white sand beach. Rooms were large and clean and everything in our building was well maintained. We stayed in the main building which we can recommend and had an upper floor which was quite and had great views of the ocean. Multiple bars and a fantastic pool made relaxing very easy. The beach is not very big but the pool made up for this. Onsite jet skiing and paddle boarding were available but we did not make the time to use them. One complaint was that there was no electrical outlet in the bathroom so shaving and hair drying were done in the main area. The food was good and the onsite Shula burger restaurant on site had a "to-die-for" caesar burger.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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WISH_U_WERE_HERE305, Director of Operations at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

Greeting Travleogre,

Thanks so much for staying at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday and for taking time to share your experience. Glad you had a chance to enjoy most of our amenities and we hope you can enjoy more watersports on a future visit. We'll get an outlet in that bathroom asap! Thanks again! Wish You Were Here, Jason

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed in December after getting a reasonable rate from Priceline and knowing nothing about what we would be getting for our modest bid. This resort hotel has a local reputation as a party place it seems from our discussion with a local waitress and that can be easily imagined by the number of bars on the premises although we were there in an off season period and all was quiet. We had an unusual room with one wall of sliding glass doors that opened out onto a large patio that was unclear if it was dedicated to the room or to others as well. The room was sparsely furnished and there was a leak under the bathroom sink that apparently had been reported previously but not fixed from what we found out. This might be and OK selection if you have children who can use the shallow beach but the place did not appeal to us in the location with no view or anything else that we had.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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WISH_U_WERE_HERE305, Director of Operations at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Greetings OBXRon, Thanks for your review and for giving PCI a try. It sounds like you stayed in guestroom 432 which is a one-of-a-kind accommodation with the huge private patio deck. I'll have my team follow up on the leak you mentioned under the sink. We understand there are different resort options in the Keys and again appreciate you giving us a try. We hope you'll consider returning and staying in one of our oceanfront accommodations. Wish You Were Here, Jason

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed for 6 nights, including new year's eve. Overall, I would stay at this hotel again but it is not without issues.

We stayed in the tower building, in a room with a beautiful view of the ocean. It was away from the Tiki Bar which probably cut down on the noise. We also appreciated the "free" wifi and DirecTV with plenty of channels, but there is a $15 resort fee - I'd rather see the room rate reflect this fee. The room's decor and furniture were pleasing, as shown on the website. The beach and pool are lots of fun, especially for our 8yr old. There are fun activities and excursions available onsite, and the staff is helpful in terms of planning activities away from the hotel. The restaurants are pretty good, if a bit overpriced. We enjoyed Shula Burger in particular, despite the cluelessness of the young staff there.

On the downside, I called ahead to find out whether there would be a small refrigerator in the room and was told that there wouldn't be. Not wanting to eat every meal out for 6 days, we bought food to eat some meals in the room or as a picnic assuming there would not be a fridge (which limits food choices). I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was indeed a small fridge in the room (and in the second room, more on that later). It would have been nice to have the correct information to begin with (better yet, make this clear on the website) so that I could have enjoyed a wider variety of my own food.

Similarly, we were told of the NYE party on site that would be 21 and older. They also wanted another $40 to attend, on top of the much higher room rate for that night. We declined and decided to watch the festivities from our balcony. But then when NYE rolled around, we saw mostly children (and attending parents) at this party until sometime close to 11pm. And while more adults started arriving after that, the kids never left. We also went down to the party with our 8yr old, and enjoyed the band for a while. Nobody asked us for a ticket or told us kids weren't allowed. So it turned out to be great, but again the information ahead of time was incorrect.

Finally, it must be said that the bathrooms are terrible. The fixtures are cheap (except speakman shower head) and difficult to operate. The tub, tiling, toilets, sink, door, window, etc. are barely being held together. On the last night of our stay lots of water began coming into our bathroom through the ceiling and vent. It was like something from National Lampoons. Maintenance arrived promptly but we were told to wait while the woman upstairs finished her shower! After dinner we came back to find the bathroom a complete mess and the ceiling still leaking. I called the front desk to find out they would have to move us to another room. They gave us an upgraded room on the first floor where you can walk out directly on to the beach. (However, the bathroom in this room, while not leaking, was no better than the other.) Too bad the bathroom didnt fall apart earlier in our stay since we left the next morning. They also gave us half off the rate that night and waived the resort fee. So while it was a big inconvenience to have to move the night before departure, the staff and management handled it well. They just need new bathrooms in that place!!!

All in all, pros outweigh the cons and we would stay again. Especially if the bathrooms get remodeled. Also, I don't think anyone would miss it if one or more of the many bars on the property were converted into some other use. We never saw them full, even on NYE.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jon M
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WISH_U_WERE_HERE305, Director of Operations at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Greetings Jon M, Thanks for spending your holiday at our Islamorada resort. We're glad that overall you and your family enjoyed our facilities and amenities. While we were sold out the week of Christmas to NYE - it's a predominently family crowd in the Keys that week, and locals spending time with family - and therefore less activity in our bars. I'm glad you got a chance to be a part of the NYE event and we wish you and yours a terrific 2013! Come back and see us again soon! Wish You Were Here, Jason

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Address: 84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3408 (Formerly Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle)
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Islamorada
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range: $225 - $536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Florida Keys favorite beloved by beach-lovers and boaters, the oceanfront Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina (or PCI for short) in Islamorada is located minutes from Key Largo and a short drive from Fort Lauderdale/Miami and Key West. This iconic resort blends the retro, throwback atmosphere of a nostalgic American beach vacation with modern amenities like WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen televisions. ... more   less 
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Holiday Isle Resorts & Marina Hotel Islamorada
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