This place was phenomenal! A memorable weekend getaway. Our room (#15) was one of the less expensive and smaller options at the motel, but the Drop Anchor website pictures were right on the money. Our room looked just like it did in the pictures. It was a romantic little space with the bare essentials for a beach vacation.
The property...the beach is well-groomed and is decked out with comfortable adirondack style chairs and little tiki hut umbrellas. There was NO ONE on the beach with us for the majority of the weekend. We got to see guests come in on their boats with fresh mahi catches--next time I will try to rent a boat or go on a fishing excursion :) We did not jump in the ocean more than once because the pool was so fabulous and right on the water's edge.
The only drawbacks... our shower backed up a bit and there wasn't a traditional "walk in" style beach. We are not big complainers so we didn't mention the shower until we had checked out. We should have spoken up because the management and the property maintenance attended to it right away. As for the beach, we can't change that. Plus, it's a fishing destination and is great for people staying and docking their boats.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Life at Drop Anchor is simple, intimate, and unforgettable... Drop Anchor Resort and Marina is a unique oceanfront hideaway nestled in the heart of the fabulous "purple isle" of Islamorada. Intimate and private, accommodations range from Standard rooms to Suites, in most cases with private balconies. Each room is individually designed with a tropical flair befitting the unique island spirit of the fabulous Florida Keys. Our history is rich; wed have been a landmark in Islamorada for more than 50 years. We aspire to keep the "Old FL Keys" spirit alive while offering just 18 fresh, updated rooms with charming amenities for our guests' comfort is one of our top priorities. We strive to ensure rooms are among the most immaculate in the Florida Keys. Lush palm trees sway over our beautiful pool and private beach. Our grounds feature colorful tropical flora, relaxing sitting areas and hammocks swaying under tall palms. The property also boasts an Oceanside dock and private boat ramp available to our guests. Located in the "Fishing Capital of the World", we are within a few miles of the best dining and water sports in the Florida Keys. Our memorable resort hotel is located approximately 80 miles south of Miami International Airport and 85 miles north of Key West. Get lost and found in paradise at Drop Anchor Resort and Marina. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Drop Anchor Hotel Islamorada