When we arrived we were greeted by Earl at the front gate. He was so inviting and I think he is the perfect person to have greeting the newly arrived guests. However, we arrived to a room that was in less than satisfactory condition only te be transferred to another room which was not much better. The management was proactive and offered us a newer and better-maintained room in the main hotel the next day. We were embarassed to have to complain but the resort had come highly recommend to us and we had been looking forward to this trip for quite some time.
We enjoyed kayaking, golfing, and riding bikes (all included in resort fee). However, we are very active and were disappointed that the fitness center and adult lap pool were closed. We had called on Friday to ensure these amenities would be available but when we arrived on Sunday we learned that the pool and fitness center would be closed for repairs.
We dined at Atlantic's Edge for breakfast two of the days we were there. Meal was great.
Dinner was fabulous at Limoncello. We ate sushi from sushi bar (inside Limoncello) and enjoyed your dinner outside. Our server, Jacque did a fabulous job. She is a great asset to their food and beverage dept.
We had a snack at the tiki bar one night while watching football. I kind of felt bad for the bartender though...while he was trying to take our order a server from one of the restaurants came up behind him, interrupted us and proclaimed "I need to vent". This was not really appropriate and kind of rude since he was in the middle of taking our order. Perhaps she can call the employee assistance program for some help in lieu of expressing her unhappiness with her job in front of paying guests.
The family pool was enjoyable with music and a beautiful view of the ocean.
Overall, we are pleased with our trip and will probably come back next summer or fall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "Queen of the Florida Keys", Cheeca Lodge & Spa has been an exclusive hideaway for celebrities, business leaders and U.S. Presidents for over 70 years. Set on 27 private oceanfront acres in Islamorada, Cheeca has been constructed with a porte-cochere entrance, traditional Florida Keys architecture, chic West Indies décor, and spirited tradition of “barefoot elegance” -- a term coined at Cheeca. Along with a new breakfast bistro and lobby bar, Cheeca boasts three distinctive restaurants: Nikai Sushi Bar and Lounge offering the Florida Keys’ freshest sushi, Asian-inspired fare and a unique selection of Japanese sake and wine; Atlantic’s Edge with a seasonal fine-dining menu of fresh local seafood, prime steaks and organic local produce; and its family-friendly Limoncello Italian restaurant serving up Tuscan favorites in a casually rustic setting. Cheeca Lodge & Spa features 2,400 square-feet of retail shops with a Cheeca Signature store featuring the latest designer fashions and accessories. An expanded roster of activities include offshore and backcountry fishing, parasailing, sightseeing, eco-tours, paddleboards, water trikes, kayaks, golf, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard and more. The resort’s signature features include a classic 525’ wooden fishing pier, tropical gardens, crossing palms archway, nature trails, Tahitian-style Spa Lagoon, spectacular purple sunsets, 1100 feet of beaches, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, Camp Cheeca children’s environmental activity program, and access to world-class sportfishing. 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. cities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cheeca Hotel Islamorada
- Cheeca Resort Islamorada
- Cheeca Lodge Florida
- Cheeca Lodge And Spa
- Cheeca Lodge Islamorada
- Cheeca Lodge Spa