This was our second family stay at Cheeca following our first visit 3 years ago.
Little has changed, the location is fantastic, our boys love fishing off the dock, the par 3 golf course is great, and the pool and lagoon provide ample entertainment.
Located in large, very attractive, grounds in the Northern half of the keys, Cheeca is easily accessible from Miami.
Our 'Superior Lagoon View' family room was OK. The bathroom is the standard I would expect for this quality and price of resort. The bedroom furniture needs updating (broken cupboard handles etc..). This is a large resort with separate accommodation blocks, cleaning of the outside of the bedrooms and stairs needs to be improved as rubbish and bed sheets were often left outside for too long a period. The resort lagoon is man made, and also is in need of a bit of clean and restoration.
The resort fee is high, but I do feel is better value than many resorts, as you actually get quite a lot for it, including golf, bikes, dvd's, water, wi fi, local transport. Although these resort fees are a common compliant of mine - they are compulsory, just include them in the rate.
There are some excellent nearby restaurants, which to me sets Islamorada apart from most of the keys. Try Kaiyo grill and Sushi next door - fantastic.
There was an extra added to our account after we had left which was an error, however this was corrected after I pointed this out.
Overall a very good resort, with a bit of investment needed in the rooms and cleaning.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, TravelClick, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, HotelsforEveryone, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your Cheeca Lodge & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Cheeca Hotel Islamorada
- Cheeca Resort Islamorada
- Cheeca Lodge Florida
- Cheeca Lodge And Spa
- Cheeca Lodge Islamorada
- Cheeca Lodge Spa