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Sunset Inn
Ranked #10 of 11 Islamorada B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Heading back from the Poker Run Event in Key West we decided to stay in Islamorada for one night. We stopped at Sunset Inn upon being referred by the bartender at LoriLea. Dennis the manager was very friendly and helpful. We arrived around 1:00pm and he made the extra effort to get a room ready for early check-in. We wanted a room in front so we could park our motorcycle in front of the room. They have rooms in the back area if noise is a problem for you. Our room was huge and very clean. The beds weren't the greatest, but we were so tired it didn't matter. This is a VERY old motel, but I like the charm of it! Our back door opened out to the pool area and we enjoyed the pool very much. It was extremely clean and good sized pool. Mangrove Mike's restaurant is next door and we had a great breakfast before taking off early Sunday morning. This is a great value, about 1/2 the cost of other "resorts" nearby. Within walking distance to the LoriLea and which is a must do.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deborah G, Owner at Sunset Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2013

Thank you for the great review. We are an older motel but work hard at keeping it clean. As money allows we upgrade things, but still try to keep the style of Old Florida. Mangrove Mike's restaurant is Great. It is one of the things that we enjoy about living here. Fall of the year is a great time to enjoy the Keys. The weather is nice and there are less people to deal with. Many places discount their rates in the fall so there is great values available. Thanks again for the great review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

They need new housekeepers and maintenance personel. This place was probably nice 20 years ago. Whatever you do, do not accept any room facing the highway. Lots of traffic and there's a restaurant there and the patrons take up all of the parking out front and in the back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deborah G, Owner at Sunset Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2013

We appriciate all reviews. We are sorry you had a bad experience with us. We would hope you will try us again. And if not us, please come to our great little Village of Islamorada. Islamorada has many things to offer in water activity. Mangrove Mike's restaurant is great and I am sorry if they made parking difficult. Please try Islamorada again.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at many different resorts in the Keys. This one is just as nice as more expensive places, but for half the cost. We loved that they have lots of free boat parking. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and quite roomy. The staff and other guests were friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and caught quite a few lobster to boot! The only complaint was that the traffic sounds outside were horrible. There's not much that can be done about that though. We can't wait to visit again soon!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Deborah G, Owner at Sunset Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2013

Thank you for the great review. We are constantly working to improve the property. Please come see us soon and catch some more lobster.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We were previously at gilberts, GROSS. We traveled deeper into the keys and found Sunset Inn, a couple of kids just wanting to get away. Dennis is the manager, AMAZING. He went above and beyond to accomodate us. Treated us like princeses. Gave us the best room for the Best rate!! We cant wait to come back again and again and again! Clean updated rooms,nice private clean room, very small but perfect for a weekend getaway! Thank you sunset inn! we love ya!

Room Tip: Any room is great! We got a room with a kitchenette, pool view!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Deborah G, Owner at Sunset Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

Thanks for the Great review. We work hard to be clean and neat Dennis has been here for a long time and tries to help when he can Look forward to your next visit. Fall is great as there are less people around. Thanks again

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The other reviews were spot on. The room was dated, but fully met our needs. We got a room in the back with a full kitchen. The extra space was great for all of our scuba gear. The pool was clean and warm. Bring your own shampoo and blow dryer.
Attached to the motel was a great, local breakfast spot - Mangrove Mikes - and an art shop. We picked up some local art that was framed by a repurposed lobster trap.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deborah G, Owner at Sunset Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

thanks for the great review. We are constantly updating things as money allows. We strive to be clean and neat even though we are an older place. Mangrove Mike's is the best. My husband and I eat many lunches there. Come visit us again The fall is a great time to have the Keys to your selves--less people

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We headed to the Keys without planning much on where to stay. This place was recommended by the Tourism office. Simple place with clean and spacious rooms. We were given a double room with a back door to the pool, parking in front of the room. Our room was in the back, very quiet.
We discovered a restaurant nearby at walking distance to have breakfast to dinner: Lorelei. It was great watching the sunset while enjoying happy hour. We met Dennis (front desk) who was very helpful during our stay. I have recommended this hotel to many since our stay, and will definitely stay there the next time.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deborah G, Owner at Sunset Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2013

Thank you for the great review. Dennis has been with us a long time and loves to help. WE are not the fancy place just clean and affordable. We are very centrally located, only 2 hours to Key West and 2 hours back to the Miami airport. The Lorelei is one of the reasons why my husband and I fell in love with Islamorada and to think it is walking distance! Please come see us again soon

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Found this gem when my son was a year old and have come back every trip to Islamorada. It is very family friendly. Every room opens to the Lovely pool, friendly helpful staff (Dennis has been right on with every recommendation). I love the old Florida and family appeal. Park right outside my door. The best location to beach, Lorelei and Mangrove Mikes Cafe. It is comfortable and clean. So it needs some renovation and repair, especially the bathrooms, but I will stay here for its charm over the Marriott any day! I am planning on my next trip there this summer. Boat trailer parking out back. The kitchenette was great when my son was little as well as the regular room. Best value in Islamorada

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Deborah G, Owner at Sunset Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2013

We are so glad you are pleased with us. We are the old Florida motel but that is what we like. We are not here to be the high priced motel that you can only afford one night. For those kind of prices you can stay 2 or 3 days with us.
We are in the process of doing upgrades to the motel. Last fall we did all new tile in the rooms and updated the kitchenettes. This spring we replaced several curtains. This fall we hope to start working on updating bathroom. This will be as time and money permits but want to at least start on them. Please come see us again and check out our progress.

Thanks for the Great reveiw.

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Additional Information about Sunset Inn

Address: 82200 Overseas Hwy, P.O. Box 561, Islamorada, FL 33036-3603
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
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Ranked #10 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Islamorada
Price Range: $50 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Sunset Hotel Islamorada

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