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Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great location close to the ocean, large room, very funky freshly renovated interior. Only downside was the bathroom full of stains which needs an update. Nice pool & bar, friendly service. Perfect location for diving, snorkeling and fishing trips.

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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

JSTR4 -

Thank you for your kind words in your post on Trip Advisor in regards to your recent stay at PCI. We could not agree more with your synopsis of our beach resort - a boathouse chic design with sweeping ocean vistas of a world famous tropical reef. Thanks for coming all the way from Switzerland to create vacation memories at our little slice of island paradise. We can't wait to have you back soon. Wish you were here!

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

we stayed for 2 days in late April.we came out of our tiny room to eat at the raw bar. When we arrived we found a woman not sure of her name. Screaming at one of the workers in the raw bar in front of everyone. Very uncomfortable. Than this woman threw a fit about no ice. With a minimum of 5 raw bar employees watching. When exactly did this place go down hill? To the point of a manager harnessing an employee in public

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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

stephytampa –

Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina. We appreciate your feedback and please know we are taking measures to address your concerns in regards to the issues at Jaws Raw Bar. We would like to discuss this situation with you at your convenience. Please contact Ken Kuiken, Director of Food and Beverage, at 305-664-2321 or kkuiken@holidayisle.com. Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to having you back on our beach soon. Wish you were here!

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

I decided to spend a weekend at the Keys for my husband's birthday. I decided on the Postcard Inn as I have heard from a few friends that it was nice. I was a bit skeptical because I use to frequent the "Tiki Bar" as a young adult and have known that this particular area was a party spot. What a nice surprise our weekend turned out to be! We stayed in a room that wasn't too far from the center of property, yet it was private enough for my small family and away from the music and night time area. The room was very cute, clean and cozy. The property was very well kept. It was clean and very peaceful. There was plenty of fun things to do! We rented jet ski's and paddle boarded. There are 2 restaurants on the property where the food is good and its not too expensive. The property has plenty of restaurants around the area that you can travel by car. The staff was also very friendly. I really had a nice weekend here and would definitely visit again!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank KarinneCo
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

KarinneCo -

Thanks for the great review on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina. We appreciate you allowing us to provide you and your family with fabulous vacation memories while in paradise. We look forward to having you back, enjoying the sun and fun at PCI. Wish you were here!

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Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The staff were friendly. And the room was fine. But the overall experience lacked the quality you might expect. Everything was good enough. Not bad, but not great. You certainly could do worse. But I expect you might want more.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank DanielCharest
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

DanielCharest-

Thanks for taking a moment to post a review about your recent stay at PCI. Your feedback is important to us and we utilize your comments to enhance our guests' beach resort experience. It is an exciting time at PCI with many changes on the horizon. Just imagine your surprise at all of the improvements when you come back for your next visit. Wish you were here!

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Best anniversary with my wife visiting key largo, they arrange a awesome room champagne strawberries chocolate, beautiful room the view, rinks at the island bar really good,
service staff you guys rock good job !!!

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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

Gmo25 -

We are delighted that you chose PCI to celebrate such a special occasion as your anniversary! Thank you for allowing us to WOW you during your stay. Please don't wait until next year to come back to our island paradise to create new vacation memories. Wish you were here!

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Although the inn was redone, it was a true disappointment and I will never stay there again! Rooms are very small and bathroom is a disaster. It is so small there is not even a place to leave your toothbrush. The shower is even worse. There is no ledge to step over to get into the shower and the shower curtain doesn't reach the floor. Consequently, the bathroom floods every time you take a shower.. The only thing I liked about the hotel is that there is a very small beach with water access which is hard to find in the Keys. Aside from that, I would not recommend this place. It is a shame that owners spent so much $$$ on renovations and totally missed the mark.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

Longbranchliza -

Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and please know we will utilize your comments to the betterment of our guests experiences. Please keep in mind, PCI is still in the process of making great strides with our renovation efforts and we have wonderful guest enhancements currently in progress. Just imagine how much change you will see during your next stay with us in the Fabulous Florida Keys. Wish you were here!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Location Location Location. This hotel is located on a very nice piece of property with a very lovely view of the ocean. The resort has many nice amenities, two pools, lots of lounge chairs, access to ocean, several bars and restaurants. But it's like the resort owner knows the location drives people there so they leave it as it is.

Pro's: Super customer service, everyone from security, to housekeeping to GM are very customer focused. You walk into the restaurant Shula's and are always greeted many times by authentically happy employees. The food is very reasonably priced and great portion sizes. I was at the outdoor tiki bar and wanted a Red Bull to go, asked the bartender how much for one to go and he said $5. Ouch, I said no thanks. The GM Ken who happened to be there said, give it to her for $2. Nice! The swimming pool is heated, and kept clean. Security is insistent that everyone has their wrist band on. Room we had was in building 3 second floor, ocean view. Cute décor of the room, nice comfortable bed, nice to have Directv in the room with premium channels. Also had a fridge in the room.

Con's: Coming south on US 1 we see a little sign that says PostCard Inn. Turn into the drive, and there is an abandoned building, and what appears to be an old check in lobby. Small sign on the lobby door indicates check in has moved to the building near the largest tower. Mmh what? Now, as the owner of the hotel I would remove this entrance, and draw the crowd down a few hundred yards to the "real" entrance that has the reception/check in and a larger sign! Even there however they need to work on the traffic flow/parking for guest check in.The pool opens rather early so I got there around 9. They have an outdoor bathroom facility a few yards away. Cleaning of the facilities didn't happen until well after noon. And I am not sure what happens after dark there that the facilities become so nasty you will walk the extra mile to your room to use your own facility. If this was a one day thing, I wouldn't write about it. But it was every day and every day the facilities were gross, 4 of the 5 toilets unusable and filthy. After housekeeping cleaned them late in the afternoon they were usable. The room we had was on the second floor and had a beautiful view of the ocean and a palm tree in front of our window. Lovely, all except the noise at all hours of the day and night. The windows in this place are like paper. You hear everything, and not just the loud drunks, just normal level conversations. The air conditioning unit that is in the wall was a clunker too, it banged on and off when reached its temperature. The shower stall is short, and who ever decided to have paint flecks in the tub be an artistic design is goofy, it looks like what it is a flaking tub. The shower on/off was away from the wall, as if the maintenance mad couldn't figure out how to make it flush with the surround. The most frustrating thing which I believe not too many people would complain about is the headboard. Nautical themed rooms, blues, tan, wall art "Life is an Ocean, sail it" Cute right! Well someone decided to make the headboard out of rope, looped brown rope, up and down the width of the headboard. After the first night while laying on the bed both my husband and I said, whew what is the smell, smells weird. Finally I figured it out, the rope is giving off an odor, very strong too. One more con is the towels they were the worst hard and scratchy! The toilet paper is one ply and flimsy, worse than a convenience store. While we were supposed to have internet, it wouldn't work. Whether it was my carrier or theirs I'm not sure. Not much of an issue for me but could be for some!

Seriously, the only thing that saves this hotel is the location, with the many bars, marina, convenience store (priced very cheap) and the natural beauty that surrounds this hotel. The view is postcard like, but the hotel rooms are not! I wouldn't stay here again nor recommend it to my friends. Too bad, because a few updates and it would be worth every penny.

Room Tip: Get a second floor or above balcony room, there is a lot of foot traffic passing by at all hours.
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1  Thank auditru2blue
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2014

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed post about your recent stay at Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina. We really appreciate your feedback and we utilize this information to accentuate our guests vacation experience. This is an exciting time at PCI, as we are planning new enhancements and renovations to the property. Just imagine how surprised you will be when you come back to our sandy beaches and see all the progress we have made! Wish you were here!

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Additional Information about Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina

Address: 84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3408 (Formerly Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle)
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: $257 - $476 (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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Also Known As:
Holiday Isle Resorts And Marina
Holiday Isle Resorts & Marina Hotel Islamorada
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