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“ISLANDER - JUNE 2013”

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Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
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Sarasota, Florida
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1 review
“ISLANDER - JUNE 2013”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

WE WOULD definately stay here again! Perfect Location! We took our 15 yr. old son and had a great time! Awesome HUGE beach area, not the best for swimming, but there are plenty of other places to swim in the ocean around the area. We took a day trip to Key West, which is 77 miles South, Robbies is awesome and the Lorilie right across the street is an inexpensive place to eat, with good food! Tower Of Pizza also delivers to the Islander and their food was good too!

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Westerville, Ohio
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We came for a family reunion and had a GREAT time. The front desk staff of Krissy and Trisch were a pleasure to see every morning with the complimentary breakfast. Anything you need, they are there with a smile on their face ready to help. The Tiki bar and restaurant was a big surprise. We expected a place to get a drink and have some OK food, but it was much better than that. Andy (The head chef) is fantastic and had great specials every night. We caught enough yellow tail snapper for two night’s meals and he made it four different ways that were all fantastic. (The sides were great as well) Vern the bartender was super and more than willing to accommodate special requests. He seemed to read your mind and just did things before you even knew you needed them; but of course a few minutes later you would ask and he was already on it!! We ate at many other restaurants while we were there, but the food at the Tiki bar was as good as anywhere else we ate. (We just like variety, so of course we would mix it up)
Be sure and check out the water sports on site for snorkeling,jet skis, large paddle boats and sailing. David & Joe were so good, we ended up jet skiing four times and that's only because we ran out of time. We could have gone several more times, since they are ready to mix up your trips and never made you feel you were a bother. The snorkeling trip to the reef's were a big hit with lot's of beautiful coral fish and they did not hurry you at all. My young grandson went out once and then wanted to go right back out. David made it all happen and watched over him, even snorkeled with him!!! These guys are just great!!! The swimming pools were clean and overall the staff were always friendly.

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are much better and have a cool breeze on the patio all the time. The rooms in...
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Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had our wedding here on June 20th. The location is gorgeous. Upon getting here we wished that we would have made reservations to stay here (we stayed at a home rental). The property is awesome! Big pool area, great bar and nice beach area for the kids! The food at our reception was out of this world! Everyone was great and accommodating. I would not change a thing about our day, especially not the location! Thank you to Karly and Corie!

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islander123, Director of Sales at Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Your wedding was just perfect ! We're so happy you spent your special day with us. Hope to see you back for your anniversary celebration.
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Spent two nights for a short vacation the resort was immaculate,the onsite tiki bar and dining were fantastic and the rooms were great. There was plenty to keep the kids buzy and it was close to everything that we like to do in Islamorada.

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islander123, Director of Sales at Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Your post is so nice - thank you very much ! Hope to see you back soon.
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grandjunction
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

All suites have full kitchens, Includes breakfast, Fishing off the Pier without a license, 2 pools. Very clean, huge bathroom and master bedroom and storage galor. Grills outside for charcoal, On the beach. However there is no real, sandy beach. Its great to walk on cause its hard sand. No digging in the sand here. For that subject, we really found no great, sandy beaches in all the Keys. Johnpenny camp state park came close. The Tiki bars food and drinks are outrageous prices. Staff was great and always helpful. Very clean units. Sunset across street was incredible at the Lorilei. . Burgerking within walking distance to save food bill. Very nice 8 day stay. Fly to Miami and rent a car to save money. Expedia flew us into Keywest and we had to drive 81 miles North to the hotel. Didn't make alot of sense to us. I would stay there again but don't plan to return to the Keys again because of beaches. Fishing capital of the world.

Room Tip: All the beach suites were great!!! We stayed in 524 on the end of the 4 plex
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Hello
Came down to Islamorada for a quick little stay in The Keys. Drove down from central Florida and it took about five hours to get there. Of course once you hit Florida City and get on The Overseas Highway heading south you don't really want to rush because there is a lot to see. Before you head to the keys do yourself a favor and look up some of the history down there because there is a lot of it ! Makes the trip more fun ! Heading south from Fl City the mile markers will start at 128 and count down all the way to Key West. FYI. People use the mile markers as reference for directions and tell you ocean side or bay side to make it easy. The Islander is at mile marker 82 Ocean Side. It is a Keys Resort that's been around a long time and it sets on a very large piece of land. The property is covered in natural plants and tress and has plenty of sun or shade, which ever want and when you want it. It has and amazing view of the ocean with its Turquoise green water out to the reefs and deep blue beyond the reefs, and also you can see the beautiful 128' tall lighthouse a few mikes offshore marking the reef. It has two pools which both were kept very clean at all times. The grounds that I explored also were kept very clean. Outside every rooms back porch was a very comfy lounge recliner in the shade and also placed everywhere were purple wide strong large hammocks for your relaxation. I also noticed many charcoal grills place all over for
Your convenience. Then every room had a large screened in back porch with a ceiling fan and patio tables and chairs for all kinds of fun. Inside my room I found it to be very roomy with a full kitchen including large fridge and oven and stove and dining room furniture. My bed was so
Comfortable with many soft pillows and a perfect mattress ! The bathroom was all modern and redone but yet still feeling like you are staying on am island. I always felt safe day and night. Plenty of ice at the ice machines and the free breakfast in the lobby was just right. All the employees I ran into were very friendly and helpful. So as you can see I had a nice time ! People my last advice is when visiting somewhere like the keys don't stay in a hotel that feels like you could be anywhere once you enter it. You know like your at the brand name hotel by the mall by your house. Stay in a place that is the very essence of where you are and came to vacation ! The Islander Resort to me is the perfect Florida Keys Experience ! Do yourself a favor and check it out. Till next time. Enjoy life ! LWJohnny

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dublin
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The resort is beautiful, the staff is friendly, the pools are wonderful, the bar is nice.We stayed in one of the ocean view rooms, the porch overlooking the ocean was so peaceful and relaxing. The rooms are clean and roomy with a ton of storage. The kitchen had everything you could possible need to cook about anything. We enjoyed our trip so much, wish I was back there now!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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islander123, Director of Sales at Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Hi Cindy -
Thank you for taking time to post. The ocean view rooms as great. I hope you didn't spend your whole vacation cooking LOL ! Did you have a chance to use the grills ? Hope you come back soon.
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Property: Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost
Address: Mile Marker 82.1 Oceanfront, 82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Islamorada
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost 3*
Number of rooms: 139
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