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Drop Anchor Resort
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“great decor”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

great decor, good price, staffs friendly, provide good info. We had room 11, room is big, bathroom is kind of new & clean. Though it's on roadside, it's not that noisy during the night.
The only bad thing is the noisy A/C. We were there in Apr., not really that hot yet, so we turn it on full, cool down the room temperature, turn on the ventilator and sleep without A/C. In warmer days this could be a problem.
Still I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for your review. We apologize for the a/c being so loud. We will get it replaced. Hope that next time your travels bring you to the Islamorada area you come and visit with us again here at Drop Anchor Resort.
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed at drop anchor on our honeymoon to the keys and were so pleased with our stay. The room and grounds are well maintained and the water view is fantastic. We had a cute little patio to sit in and enjoy coffee in the morning and it was nice and quiet. We plan on staying here again when we make another trip to the keys.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. And for sharing such a memorable occasion such as your honey moon. We look forward to accommodating you on your next trip to the Islamorada area.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed for two nights. The grounds and the accommodations were immaculate. The pool was clean. The check in staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the trailer unit and found it too cozy for our comfort. Also, the furniture in the living area was uncomfortable and the queen/full bed had only about 5-6 inches on either side. The view and the grounds were beautiful and relaxing. The back is sandy with tables, chairs and hammocks. There is no ocean swimming here, but the front office has passes to founders park which is just a short ride away. The beach there is small and somewhat shallow. There are some better beaches in Key West. Islamorada seems like a fishing community.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for taking your time to review our property. We do pride ourselves on keeping our grounds in pristine conditions. As well as our rooms. Our Ocean-Front Trailer (room) is an actual single wide trailer. We have a lot of guests that specifically request this unit. Although it isn't for everyone....
Islamorada is the "Fishing Capital of the World"

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New York, NY
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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Best part of the property is its location and grounds. It's on the oceanfront with a large and beautiful sitting area with palapas. The perfect place to spend time doing nothing and watching birds and fish.

Our suite (#12) was really large and comfortable, with two bedrooms, living room and full kitchen. Only bad point is that it had a view towards the road instead of the waterfront, but we just closed the blinds.

The front desk staff were unfailingly nice and friendly.

Stayed April 2014
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for your review.. We do pride ourselves in the up-keep of our resorts grounds. Yes room #12 is a very spacious two bedroom. All you've got to do is step out your front door onto our sandy beach. We look forward to accommodating you next time your travels bring you to the Islamorada area..

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Drop Anchor Resort is an excellent place to stay when visiting the keys. We stayed here for a girls trip away and loved every minute of it. We stayed here during spring break in the two bedroom suite and though other reviewers mentioned noise from the road, we slept very well each night. The lady who works the front desk, Nikki, was absolutely FANTASTIC!! She was so friendly, and welcoming every time we saw her. She also made great restaurant recommendations. The pool and "beach" area at the back of the resort is perfect for relaxing with some wine. All in all I highly recommend staying at the Drop Anchor Resort!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay here with us at Drop Anchor Resort. We appreciate your kind words. And look forward to having you again when ever your travels bring you to the Islamorada area.

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Central PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

My father and I used the Drop Anchor as our home base for a three day fishing trip to the middle keys. It was a perfect choice.
The facility is older, but clean and well cared for. There are a couple of decent restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.
A good value when compared to other hotels in the middle keys. I would stay here again.

Stayed April 2014
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Drop Anchor Resort. We hope that when your travels bring you back to Islamorada you will come back and Drop Anchor with us.
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Wilmington, NC
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Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Staff was very attentive to our needs and ready to assist in any way they could. Room was quite clean, albeit very tight with a full-sized bed. Nice pool by the ocean. The grounds were immaculate and very tastefully done. Short walk from all rooms to the water. Will definitely book this hotel again if we are in the Keys.

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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We hope that when future travels bring you to the Islamorada area that you will once again choose Drop Anchor Resort!
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Property: Drop Anchor Resort
Address: 84959 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Drop Anchor Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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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