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Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“breath taking resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This resort is the most romantic place I've ever seen! Everything was perfect right down to the staff. They were all so helpful and friendly. The landscaping is very tropical and amazing. The pictures on the website do it no justice. We even received a glass of champagne upon arrival. I was proposed to on the first night of my stay and my fiance said that there was nothing that could have been better to set up the mood. I rarely visit the same place twice, but I will definitely come back! I love exploring new places, but I know I will never be disappointed at Cheeca!

Room Tip: I had room 633. It had the best lagoon view and you could hear the waterfall from the bedroom and t...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Heather S
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CheecaSales, Director of Sales at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, February 23, 2012
Reviews like yours are so rewarding, and motivate us to strive even harder to be the best resort ever. Thank you for your praise of our staff, our accommodations and our grounds. And, congratulations on your engagement! We love to hear that Cheeca brings out the romance in our valued guests.
We can’t wait for your return visit – perhaps you would consider Cheeca for your wedding destination! We would love to help you plan your wedding, or simply to welcome you back for another visit. Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Truely a great place to stay. About half way down the keys so you're centrally located. Great rooms with a kitchenette, living room, bath with soaking tub and seperate shower, very relaxing king bed in the bedroom, and a screened in porch. Restraunt has wonderful food and good service. Staff is friendy and to ask is to recieve. Spa fee was a surprise ($39 a day) but includes access to spa with fitness center and adults only lap pool. And includes any sporting equipment of which the list is extensive and includes a fishing pier and everything you need to fish. (including advise) My wife and I really enjoyed our stay because of the privacy and quietness of the property. The only negative was housekeeping. Cleaning was good but replacement of towels and expendables left a lot to be desired. And if you're looking for surf, don't come to the keys.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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CheecaSales, Director of Sales at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, February 15, 2012
Bravo! It sounds like you had a wonderful stay here at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, and found this resort to be private and quiet. We are happy that you found our staff friendly and efficient. Our $39 resort fee covers a variety of amenities, including free advice on fishing! We will use your comments about our housekeeping department to improve our services.
The only living coral reef in the continental U.S. is located just off Cheeca’s shoreline, which prevents the surf-like waves from reaching our beach (like those found at beaches at other destinations). However, the reef is surrounded by crystal clear waters and creates spectacular fishing, snorkeling and diving adventures.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon. Thank you for your review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This is the best Gem in the keys! Personalized make you feel special service! Comfy rooms, quite, relaxing baths! Food is impeccable , service exceptional! Glass of wine when you check in!! Amazing!

  • Stayed February 2012
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CheecaSales, Director of Sales at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, February 15, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted you found Cheeca amazing. Please come back and visit soon!
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Key Largo, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

The service was pretty bad, especially in the restaurants and the spa.
We could not get and keep the attention of the hostess, waitress and others who were busy standing around.
The spa desk people were not helpful and made my wife walk outside after a workout so that she could come back inside to freshenup.
We did not like the pools with too loud bad music that did not fit the atmosphere.
The place has lost its past appeal.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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6 Thank wiztom
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CheecaSales, Director of Sales at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, February 15, 2012
We appreciate your feedback, and apologize that some members of our team disappointed you. Our restaurant and spa associates take great pride in providing excellent service in a timely and professional manner. Our Spa associates do ask our guests using only the fitness center to exit to the outside instead of walking through the Spa. Guests who use this exit are welcome to use the restrooms, changing areas and showers located just outside the fitness studio. This eliminates unnecessary foot traffic through the Spa itself, where we strive to keep the ambiance soothing and private. We are sorry if your wife was inconvenienced.
We are also regret that the music at our pool did not appeal to you. We recently installed a state-of-the-art, highly upgraded sound system that plays suitable music that changes from morning to evening. Again, we apologize that this music was not what you wanted to hear.
Thank you for your review, and we will use your comments to improve the services here at Cheeca Lodge & Spa.
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

It's our annual destination for relaxation. Great staff, beautiful rooms, decks overlooking fantastic ocean views.
This years highlight was the announcement of our engagement! Staff Christopher was gracious enough to act as our number one photographer for a very special moment.
This years best meal? Hosted by the Sushi Chef Dana himself. My hubby (to be) was delighted by Dana's great skill and passion for food and his work.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and based on this wonderful visit we will return again next year!.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank connie s
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CheecaSales, Director of Sales at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, February 15, 2012
Fantastic review! Congratulations on your engagement -- we are very honored that you chose Cheeca as the backdrop to make the big announcement. We are also happy that staffer Christopher captured that special moment on camera for you. We'd love to host your wedding for you as well!!

We are delighted that you were so impressed with our Sushi Chef Dana, who prepared your “year’s best meal.”

It sounds like you really enjoyed our staff, accommodations and fantastic ocean views. We are thrilled that Cheeca is your annual destination for relaxation, and we look forward to welcoming you back again next year. Again, thank you.
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york
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Had a great stay after a bad experience at the Hilton Key Largo " resort ".
The old saying goes " you get what you pay for " and this was a great place to stay,great facilities great food great staff ,slept like a log and woke refreshed .
Thanks to Shannon at front desk who in my opinion is a credit to Cheeka Lodge and indeed all the staff who were quick with a smile and a greeting.
The grounds are kept spotless by a small army who keep everything running smoothly.
Thanks again

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank spenner69
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CheecaSales, Director of Sales at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, February 15, 2012
You’re welcome, and thank you for the lovely review. It’s always a pleasure to hear that our facilities, restaurants and staff (with special kudos to Shannon at the front desk-we think she's great, too!) made your stay so enjoyable. Please come back and visit us again soon.
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boston
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This is a beautiful place whether you are active (tennis, golf) or a beach/spa person. We stayed in the cheaper rooms and thought they were just fine. Helpful staff. Only downside is that the ocean swimming is not so great, but it has a great pool.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank rantau_abang
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CheecaSales, Director of Sales at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, February 15, 2012
Thank you for your friendly comments. We agree with you – Cheeca is a beautiful place for both the adventurous and the beach chair lovers. We are also very glad to hear that our accommodations met your expectations in terms of value. The ocean waters just off Cheeca’s beach are too shallow for swimming, but there is a ladder at the end of the 525-foot wooden fishing pier where the water is deep enough to swim. As you noted, Cheeca does have two great swimming pools and a saltwater snorkeling lagoon as well.
We greatly appreciate your kind review, and hope you will consider returning again soon.
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Property: Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Address: 81801 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 82, Islamorada, FL 33036-3631
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Islamorada
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cheeca Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The "Queen of the Florida Keys", Cheeca Lodge & Spa, an exclusive hideaway for generations of celebrities, business leaders and U.S. Presidents. Set on 27 private oceanfront acres in Islamorada, Cheeca – reopening Dec. 15 - is has been constructed with its original porte-cochere entrance, traditional Florida Keys architecture, chic West Indies décor, and spirited tradition of “barefoot elegance” -- a term coined at Cheeca – all intact. Along with a new Lobby Bar. Cheeca will boast two distinctive restaurants - Nikai Sushi Bar offering the Florida Keys’ freshest sushi, Asian-inspired fare and a unique selection of Japanese sake and wine, and Atlantic’s Edge with a seasonal fine-dining menu of fresh local seafood, prime steaks and organic local produce. The new Cheeca Lodge & Spa will also feature 2,400 square-feet of new retail shops with a Cheeca Signature store featuring Tommy Bahama products. An expanded roster of activities will include on-property flats boats with seasoned local guides for backcountry fishing, sightseeing, eco-tours, kiteboarding, and a junior angler program for teens.The resort’s signature features – classic 525’ wooden fishing pier, tropical gardens, crossing palms archway, saltwater snorkeling lagoon, nature trails, Tahitian-style Spa Lagoon, spectacular purple sunsets, secluded white sand beaches, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, Camp Cheeca children’s environmental activity program, and access to world-class sportfishing – will remain intact.Located just 90 minutes south of Miami International Airport in the Florida Keys, Cheeca Lodge & Spa is just a few hours by air or drive from major East Coast U.S. and Canadian cities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cheeca Hotel Islamorada
Cheeca Resort Islamorada
Cheeca Lodge Florida
Cheeca Lodge And Spa
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