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Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“love it here!!”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

My husband and I stay at the cheeca lodge a few times per year, and every wedding anniversary. This trip was a little different because it rained the entire weekend. Even though we were bummed it was raining, our moods lightened when we were promptly greeted with a warm smile by Avrahm at the front desk. Because we had to spend a lot of time indoors and in the hotel, we began looking forward to Avrahm's humor, professionalism and charm. This is what sets the cheeca lodge apart from any hotel we've stayed in. The staff. The grounds are beautifully kept and we loved our oceanfront suite. A special thanks to Gabriel, a restaurant manager, for once again making our anniversary special. We can't wait for our next trip! Denise and kevin

Room Tip: If you can afford oceanfront suites, it is worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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CheecaLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
We really loved your review; it made us smile. It’s so refreshing to hear such kind words about our resort, especially your compliments about Avrahm, Gabriel and the rest of our team. Thank you so much! We are delighted that you come here often, and honored that you choose Cheeca for your anniversary. Congratulations from all of us, and we welcome you back with open arms.
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South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My family and I had an amazing experience here. We were booked into the larger suites some facing Atlantic and others with Island view. They were luxurious rooms with a wow factor! We had great experiences at the restaurants and really enjoyed the large outside tiki bar. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The grounds are lush and tropical and the pools, beach and pier add to the ambience. I felt the fitness center was too small for the size of the complex. Look for online specials during off season.

Room Tip: The newer larger suites are a nice splurge.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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CheecaLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
We truly appreciate your praises of our accommodations, restaurants, staff and amenities. Thank you for your wonderful review! It sounds like you had an amazing time here at Cheeca, and that makes us very happy. Please come back again soon, and we will do it all over again.
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Newman, Australia
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We were very disappointed in this "resort". The buildings badly need renovating as the whole complex has a run down look. Although the beds were comfortable, our room was dark and frankly quite uninviting. The door to the refrigerator was broken and although we reported ithis, nothing was done. The "beach" was non existent and did not tempt us to linger. For the price we paid, we would have been wiser to pick another place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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CheecaLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
We were very disappointed to hear that our resort did not meet your expectations. We apologize for the issue with your refrigerator door. Cheeca’s beach is typical of any beach in the Florida Keys, which are a string of tiny islands comprised of ancient coral rock. The only living coral reef in the continental U.S. is located just off our shores. The reef is surrounded by crystal clear waters and creates spectacular fishing, snorkeling and diving adventures, but it also prevents surf-like waves from reaching our shores. We are so sorry you were disappointed, and appreciate your feedback.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This hotel was recommended to me by my friend's parents and it did not disappoint! Driving up to the resort, it looks as though you're entering a tropical rainforest. It's as beautiful as the all inclusives we've stayed at in the Caribbean and Mexico. We arrived early, so they valet parked our car and the desk clerk took our number to let us know when our room would be ready. We changed into swimsuits and went out to sit on the beach. As soon as we walked over to the chairs, one of the staff was right there with clean towels for us offering us drinks. The room took a bit longer to be ready than expected, so the hotel offered us a free dinner for that evening. The rooms were clean, elegant and BEAUTIFUL. They really do cover every detail, from the solid wood furniture so the rattan ceiling fan. Beds were very comfortable as well. When we left our room, it had just started to rain--one of the staff happened to be working near our buliding and offered to drive us to the restaurant on his golf cart so we would stay dry! We ate at the steakhouse and the food was amazing and service was excellent. The next day we played tennis and then sat by the adult pool for a while, which was very nice and peaceful. We received the same excellent service by the pool that we did at the beach the day before and when we told the staff that we had planned to head over to the beach, they let us know that our chairs from the day before would be ready with towels and they were. We had planned to eat outside of the resort that night, but since it was a Monday and not the peak season, pretty much all of the restaurants were closed, so we decided to stay and eat at the Italian restaurant and it was just as delicious as the steakhouse. We had the tomato and burata appetizer and short rib ravioli and tortellini entrees. Everything was so flavorful! Who would have thought you could get some excellent Italian food in the Keys ;) We didn't want to leave and would definitely stay again if we return to the keys. Just from driving around the area and seeing the outside of the other hotels, you can tell that none of the others compare to the Cheeca--so glad we stayed there!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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CheecaLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It is truly rewarding to hear so many nice comments about our resort, our grounds, our restaurants and especially, our service. It sounds like you had a terrific time, here, that is fantastic. We are delighted that you stayed here, and we wish you didn’t have to leave, either! Please make plans to come back again soon; we will have your beach chairs and towels ready.
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

My wife and I visited the Cheeca Lodge and Spa for the first time on September 12, 2013. We spent four nights in room 216 in the main lodge. We did our research and chose Cheeca comparing it to other local and regional luxury resorts for it's proximity to the ocean, recent renovations, comparable affordability and amenities. The view from our room was amazing. To be treated to the blue waters of the Caribbean in the U.S. was a real treat, it exceeded our expectations. You pay for the view. We found the prices to be reasonable for the level of accommodations. The staff did an outstanding job and were very attentive. We enjoyed the family pool, use of the spa, pitch and putt golf and excellent dining. Our favorite menu it was the fish tacos. You can get on the bar and pool menu until 5:00 p.m.. They are delicious. Thanks Cheeca for a great vacation. We will be back.

Room Tip: Room 216 was amazing. Everything in the main lodge is very close to the pool and spa.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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CheecaLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
You are most welcome, and thank you for this amazing review! It’s so nice to hear that we exceeded your expectations, and that you thoroughly enjoyed your room, pool, spa, golf course and excellent dining. It sounds like you had a truly memorable vacation, and we cannot wait for you to return. Thanks again for writing.
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Lake Worth, Florida
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Have been here 2 previous times and very much enjoyed it! Rooms are luxurious as is the view! This visit we chose not to eat at the resort, but seek out the "hidden gems". Tons of delicious food to be had off premises, and much less costly. Location is wonderful!

  • Stayed September 2013
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CheecaLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
We are thrilled that you were back for a third visit, and greatly appreciate your compliments about our rooms and location. Thank you so much for writing, and please come back again soon.
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Elmont, New York, United States
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you want a serene and comforting place to stay for vacation in the Florida Keys, stay at Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada Key. Our room was a premiere oceanfront suite - and very much satisfied with it. After a long day of activities from sunbathing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, sailing, or just a swim in the pool, there is nothing like soaking in an open-air tub with a breath taking oceanfront view. The staff was very helpful and courteous. If you are looking good food, there are three resturants in the facility that will satisfy your taste buds. During bad weather, i didn't mind staying in our comfortable room, getting room service, and just relaxing for the rest of the day.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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CheecaLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Wow! What a great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your room, and that you took full advantage of the plethora of exhilarating and relaxing things to do here at Cheeca. That’s just wonderful. Your comments were serene and comforting to us, and we thank you for writing.
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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 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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Cheeca Hotel Islamorada
Cheeca Resort Islamorada
Cheeca Lodge Florida
Cheeca Lodge And Spa
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