The resort is clean but basic. There were maintenance and grounds people working virtually every hour when we were there but landscaping is not lush. Rooms are pretty spartan--white walls, minimal art, tile floor, slight smudges here and there. The rooms look pretty much as shown in the web site but smaller. We had an ocean view room but didn't spend much time in it as it was not particularly homey. There are screened porches and we found out why. All through the day (early Sept) there were no mosquitoes but when we got up early to look at the sunrise, we were swarmed in seconds. My wife had 10 bites in less than 5 seconds before we ran back inside swatting and shutting the door. The pool area is clean and fairly modern looking. The restaurant staff was chatty but the front desk people were cold. Our room thermostat went out and our cable TV went out twice--they respnded quickly but without much sense of cutomer friendly service. We were mandatory evacuated because of Hurrican Ike and the staff got the word to us quickly and efficiently. The "beach" is hard and appears to be sand hauled in and packed thinly over the coral. There is not interface between the sand and water--only breakwater rocks. The road down from Key Largo to Islamorada was a disappointing strip of tacky shops and strip development, not in keeping with a resort theme. The Islander sign looks like something from 1960's Las Vegas. All in all a well maintained property without many amenities. It was more than a motel but comes in on the bottom end as a resort.
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- Also Known As:
- Islander Hotel Islamorada