don and mango, (the bartender and his parrot.) A large influx on non paying intruders on Saturday and Sunday, taking up space in the pool area and beach, absolutely no enforcement for paying guests, I literally could not get a lounge chair at the pool or beach. At the end of the day, they packed up their barbecues and coolers and went home!!
Very nice hotel in good location. Excellent staff. Nice rooms with balcony. Breakfast was pretty good.
Great salt water pool, resort is on the ocean, rooms clean and comfortable. Breakfast included. Everything was new and pleasantly decorated. Lovely stay. Would stay again. Double beds. My husband and I sleep together in a queen bed we had to sleep serarate here the beds were rather small.
Great location to use as a base for exploring the keys
Very good Value. Very Clean. Well maintained. Pleasant surroungings with lot of well maintained plants , shrubs and trees.Excellent staff.
We arrived very early and they went above and beyond to accommodate us. Very clean hotel throughout. Great complementary hot breakfast. Extremely helpful and friendly staff members. Definitely recommend!
The desk personnel and maintenance were courteous and extremely helpful. They were always accommodating to our needs and questions. The beach was excellent. We were unaware that they had one so it came as a pleasant surprise. The rooms were quiet and comfortable. I would stay again and recommend this Hampton to friends. The hallway carpets could use replacement. They looked worn and dirty.
Cookies, Atmosphere was low key which we like. Enjoyed looking at Iguanas from afar Need restaurants and room service
Great location, very nice rooms, wonderful beds.
Price and location were great. Everything was clean and perfect for a few nights in the Keys Bathroom could use updates but it was very clean.
Very clean, the AC worked Very well... Huge tub with jacuzzi jets and mini fridge (all in my standard room) The front desk staff was very friendly but the maids and workers outside of the main office were not very friendly or pleasant
We left our dog home Paper thin walls
Marina Del Mar was absolutely fantastic! Situated right in the heart of the dive and fishing charters, within walking distance to numerous eateries, this place is awesome!!!!!!! Everything was great!
That it is located in Key Largo Let me say that I am not usually a complainer. I understand that details can get missed in hotels, etc. That being said, where to start on the problems with this place? First, the room we had was extremely dated. That by itself is not a problem, but, not only was it dated, it was also in very bad shape. Everything in the room was completely worn. The sink was cracked and leaky, the faucet was corroded, the vanity in the bathroom was falling apart, the tub was broken, and the toilet leaked foul water from under it when it was flushed. And that was just the bathroom! The beds are so worn they were sagging in the middle and uncomfortable. The AC system sounded like it was on its last leg, and the vent looked like it was literally about to fall out of the ceiling. The ceiling fan creaked and squeaked so bad it was unusable. The door had massive air gaps where you could look through and see sunlight. But, really,besides the raw sewage coming from under the toilet, worst of all was the that there were no curtains on the windows, and a shutter system that was on the outside. The cranks to operate the shutter was broken, and the shutters could only be opened from the outside. Anyone walking by could just open the shutters if they pleased, and we could have done nothing to stop it from inside the room. It was a terrible night! I called the from desk and they had no other rooms. I called every other hotel I could find in the area and everyone of them was booked solid. We just had to basically wait it out until morning. Whatever you do, avoid this hotel unless you like third world accommodations.
We loved that there were restaurants on both sides and are walking distances. The pool is nice and big with plenty of shades by trees. The place is a little bit older and nothing has been updated.
We liked that it was right on the marina and attached to Skippers restaurant which we ate at twice in the day we were there. The pool was lovely. We liked the pretty area to sit in front of the marina. Pool towels available. The room was a good size and comfortable. Didn't like that there were no chairs to sit outside your room
Two restaurants near the hotel was a plus but prices caused us to drive to a different location to have our meals. The overall location was good and was near many activities that my family had planned. Employees were very nice and actually attended to any of our issues. The breakfast was nice as well. The pool was not the best and the hot tub was worse. I also did not like that private sailboats and other water crafts were tied up along the marina because trying to sleep and waking up at 2 am because of a fight or loud music is unpleasant.
The room was cool and the bed linens were clean. The bathroom needs updating. The wooden bathroom cabinet was rotted and the tub had mold. The pool needs some fixing up....like the concrete around the pool. The building in general is run down and the elevators look dirty.
Lovely pool area, nice view of the marina. Room was a little small, but the price was right, and it was clean. Nice bar/restaurant next door, and only maybe a 1-minute drive to the highway. 5 minutes to the nearest Publix. A surprising amount of street noise. Also, family in the next building over (same property, just a different building) sat out on their balcony until 2 am or so and they were REALLY noisy, and did so with seeming impunity (there were many of them and only two of us, so I didn't want to start picking a fight).
Location, marina, pool Small beds, outdated, poor quality rooms.
The location of the hotel was good. It is located on the water and easily walkable to two good restraurants. It is perfect if you want to scuba or Snorkle because the boats take off right from the hotel. The pool was also nice with a separate hot tub area. At night it is all lit up and a very pretty place to walk along the water The room itself was ok. The beds were comfortable and the air was cold and that is about it. It is outdated and a little dirty but for a short stay it was fine
They were not good Stuarts of the gulf... There was trash on the sea floor. ( it had been there awhile.. And more than one piece)
We liked the relaxing atmosphere and the very small man made beach. Staff was super friendly Bar hours sucked. Who closes a bar at 9pm on the beach? We paid for a room with a fridge but it was missing. Room was out dated and furniture really needs to be replaced.
Lobby was nice. Grounds were neat and clean. The room had a nice balcony. The room was in need of updates. Carpet looked old and worn. Furniture was old, scarred and worn. A full length mirror somewhere in the suite would have been nice. I expected a nicer room for the money.
The king bed in our room was very comfortable. The on site bar and restaurant had a view of the sunset. The food that we ordered was very good and Jason the bartender who served us at the inside bar in the restaurant was very personable. The other staff we talked with in the restaurant were also outgoing, smiling, and friendly. They had a nice beach area with a small Tiki Bar.
They didn't find my booking from booking .com
Don't forget to turn in your room key! 20.25$ charge with no warning!
Dixie- the porter was the nicest guy! The bed was very uncomfortable...too firm.
view from the room was just lovely--, and room had a truly private balcony with good space to sit and relax-- rooms were very well equipped with everything a guest could need. very restful and pleasant atmosphere. the meals and drinks were very pricey--
The location of the hotel and the roon
We had a quick trip and it offered everything we wanted- tiki bar, gorgeous accessible waterfront, even live music and s'mores! Delicious food, brunch buffet.
absolutely wonderful, spotlessly clean, lovely staff, great atmosphere, will defintely return and recommend to others.
We traveled with our 2 girls. Had a fabulous vacation. Our AC wasn't working properly and Jason came in to fix it at midnight! Talk about service and it worked perfectly after that night. Thanks to the great staff! Breakfast was pricey
Bright bedroom Building site
The view from our room was fantastic, the room was very clean. A great location for access to the upper keys. This hotel is a great deal for the price!
The location, only 3 miles from the John Pennekamp Coral Reef state park. The hotel is undergoing renovations at the moment so the entire hotel was a construction site in November 2010. No breakfast included and staying here doesn't come cheap.
Verry nice staff at frontdesk,yveth. Nice view,and clean We couldn't swim in the pool,dirty water,and a lot of noice during we stay with the renovation.We need to go for a swim to another hotel,even for breakfast
They make you sign pool towels out then even when you sign them back in you get a hidden charge! I will never recommend this hotel to anyone. I'll tell them to stay next door at the holiday inn where the staff are much friendlier the pool area is way better the price is cheaper and they don't make you sign out stupid pool towels!!! I barely had enough room in my luggage for my own stuff why the heck would I stuff a ratty towel in there???
to be honest, nothing except free parking and free acces to net. really disapointed after all. very cheap and not enough beach towels, foods for breakfast,too expensive for this quality of hotel. never take for this price
Pool area was okay, view from water front was nice Absolutely not a 3 star facility as advertised. Entire place was in desperate need of remodeling. No natural light in rooms. Toilets stopped up, lamps missing shades phone not working. Staff did respond quickly but over all your basic no frills place to crash. Probably will not stay here again . "Gym" in sad shape.rusted equipment no a/c or even a fan there. 1 1/2 stars at best. A lot of potential if someone would invest some money and work in it. Just not now
Was in Key Largo for 5 days for work related training. Was able to get a room for just $72 a night, which was a better deal than a room only on Airbnb. The area behind the inn leading to the water is well maintained and they have one of the few kayak launches. Fishing available and I think the kayaks were provided by Bayside Inn. Beautiful view. I paid $403 for five days and I think I got a great price. Thanks Kayak and Bayside Inn!~ I had to bein training early so missed the breakfast until my last day. The breakfast they provide was standars continental(sp): begals, muffins, ceral, milk, orange juice, coffee. No complaints.
Right on the water, private beach, restaurant and bar on site, shopping within walking distance. Older building, showed signs of wear and tear, could be better cared for, bathrooms could be cleaner and better maintained.
It has a unique bay water front beach that is conveniently connected to a very nice local restaurant. You can walk to the beach and right into the place. Some of the furniture is shoddy to say the least by the water front. Maintenance is not the top priority of this place. Easy check in/out. Nice continental breakfast, better than I expected and a short drive from many other fun local spots. 15 minutes from Islamorada. I would definitely recommend this to another person so long as your expectations are not set too high for qualities of finer things. If you want to have a reasonable place to stay this is a good call.
It was good! No dislikes
Pool was small but clean, right next door to snooks and the tiki bar. Pier access. Bed was uncomfortable. Small continental breakfast.
Dated rooms in serious need of repair and renovation. Rooms were staffed up but not clean. Mold, dust, everywhere.
Location Price for poor quilty
Private beach area (though small), central location. Shower pressure sucked, refrigerator not cold, floor dirty (had white socks on and they were black on the bottom).fan in the bathroom did not work, door difficult to open/close, kept loosing Internet connection, a/c noisy, NEEDS updating!
Beds were not comfortable room was old and dated no curtains in room sheets were wrong size for bed kept falling off
Good place for the price. The bathroom door had swollen up and wouldn't close or open easily. But other than that, had no problems.
Short walk to waterfront. Staff made us feel like an inconvenience. We were told fruit would be available as a gluten free option for breakfast. At breakfast time "sorry we're out of fruit". Any more cereal (gluten free)? "Sorry we're out"(didn't even go check). Room was dirty. Shower grungy. Zero water pressure. Bathroom sink did not drain. Asked to have it fixed.. "Ok, we'll send someone over to fix it." Never fixed it. Doesn't instill confidence when you're in line for breakfast and overhear another guest complaining to manager that her bag was stolen out of her room. Yikes!
The view of the canal The general condition of our room was poor and unclean There were exposed wires hanging from the overhang in fron of the door. The front door when latched showed a large air gap. The living room furniture looked so unclean that we used bath towels on the seats and back. The carpet was so dirty that my white sicks were filthy on the bottom after only one day. Upstairs we found mouse droopings under the vanity. The interior of the oven was disgusting. Need I say more!!! Spend a little more and get a clean room!!
The view of the canal, activities and restaurants within walking distance, plenty of parking, kitchen with dish washer, good air conditioning and ceiling fans The actual cost after tax recovery charges and other fees add about another $25.00 per day than is advertised. The refrigerator didn't work properly and ruined food. The overall condition was old and in disrepair.
Loved it still talking about it
OLD & OUTDATED BEDS WERE TERRIBLE
The "room" was actually a small apartment with master suite upstairs and fully comfortable accommodations downstairs for other guest(s) with TV, closet, and full bath. Full kitchen with table and chairs,, and screened balcony overlooking the canal completed the suite. Everything was spotlessly clean. Walking distance to several restaurants and boating opportunities. The facility was an older building but because the owners take maintenance and upkeep very seriously, everything was very nice.
Staff leaves you alone. Big rooms. You're going to be listening to music so bad only a drunk person could like every evening from 6-11. There's a LOUD bar across the canal. I've heard better karaoke than the wannabe-Hootie crap crooners over there. From time to time, you will also hear people working on their boats in the canal. Total lack of creature comforts in the room: no soap or shampoo, terrible coffee. The lager lout at the reception seems to be proud of this frugality. If you want to use the hotel wireless, forget it. It is so slow as to be unusable when the signal is strong enough to connect at all. I tested 3 different mobile devices and they ALL worked poorly with the hotel Wifi; it's them, not my stuff. Outside the hotel, just walk down the street toward the water and there is trash all over the place, abandoned cars, a boat detailer, and a gated rich-bastard-only-accessible community. Go the other way and there's US 1. Lovely. About the reception.... I booked through hotels.com and there was some bullshit extra feel when I got there! Over $300 up front for 3 nights and then I have to pay 5 bucks more when I get there!? If this were BUDGET accommodation, I would not be so bothered. But to get the same old Keys rubbish style accomodation (noise, little fees, no nice little things) for a midrange price is just not cutting it. The parking lot that John Pennekamp State Park calls a "camp site" would cost 1/3 what this place did and is usually quieter; especially since the park outlawed booze. I have been a frequent Keys visitor since 2002 and I have observed a decline in just about everything except the prices and traffic over these last 14 years. Future trips will probably be out-island Bahamas or the less overdeveloped, ruined-by-cruise-ship Windward Islands. These places may sound expensive, but the Keys rip-off is getting to where you have pay premium prices for budget-level quality. There is no checkbox above for what best describes this hotel: El Cheapo for a premium, no so groovily decaying, cut corners but not cut rate.
2 floors, separate bedroom and bathroom upstairs this place was awful. Dishes were dirty when arrived. Beds were uncomfortable. Towels were old and ragged. Bathrooms needed severe updating.
Quite surprised with the room we booked. It was very nice...large ..with a wonderful glass enclosed balcony. The bathroom was clean Towels were thick and fluffy. Paint on walls was fresh...BUT...we could not SLEEP in COMFORT...... We had a double room with large queen size beds. Enough for 4 people which we paid for, however the mattress on one of the beds had a sink hole in it as large as a bike tire. One night on this and our kids had to leave. The hotel was booked no other room or bed to give. my husband went outside on beach lounge and slept with the lizards. Thanks Marriott for your comfort beds you speak so highly of, not in this expensive suite! Told mgr and he said well you already prepaid....can't do a thing!!!!!!
Great location just across the bridge from Miami. Great for kids 5-16. I would NOT call this a romantic spot. Pool is very nice. The guys with "Emocean" (the watersports company onsite) are great. Food is good, but super pricy. The views are very nice, especially for sunset. You could just make one stop here and not leave, save for dinner and activities. First time we visited, we had a room with 2 queens; this time we upgraded to the 2 bedroom suite, which was as nice as any condo at the beach (although we would have been fine with a smaller kitchen for the addition of a 2nd bathroom). Even so, it was absolutely great. We would come back, especially considering how many improvements they have made to the property since our last visit, 5 years ago. Food and drink, although good, are resort pricy. Lunch for me, my wife and 3 daughters (15,12 and 9) was $121. And we're talking about sandwiches, etc, not filets. Also, there is a hybrid of "island time" here, akin to what you might find in some place like Jamaica. It's not QUITE as slow paced as Jamaica et al, but it is definitely a bit slower than you are accustomed to back on the mainland. Also, although it is a well run resort, you must keep in mind that they are on a schedule and there is a time for everything that may not be exactly when you would want it to happen (e.g. when are you making up our room?). If you can overcome this, you will likely be able to recognize that the service and staff are actually quite good, with some minor exceptions: a better front desk/concierge experience has been lacking both times we visited.
Everything was perfect just love it
The price was good for the type of room. The covered parking was convenient, but our car was damaged by the luggage cart. We asked if they had cameras, but they said they could not see our space which was right in front of the elevator & we would not be able to identify the person. Cost us $500
Very clean room Staff wasn't great. Not very close to anything.
Beautiful property with a great view, fun pool and lounge area and gorgeous views from the main room during breakfast. Clean, contemporary rooms with a convenient set up RE parking, elevators, etc. Only that the weather was rainy and we didn't get to spend as much time as we wanted outside on the grounds or using the free kayaks!
Located on the water but quiet as it was off the main road.
Location/ landscape Loud air/ heat unit
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location was close to where we wanted to be. Rooms were nicely decorated and very clean although kind of small to hold a king size bed. Elevator took forever to move up two floors. Premises looked clean on the outside as well. we only stayed one night so did not take advantage of any of the facilities. Price for the suite ($---) was a bit high for a small hotel. it was beginning of lobster season so many hotels in the area were also full thus the price.
This was a very clean and beautiful resort. Restaurant is right next-door. We will Definitely stay again For a longer period of time.
Proximity to Snapper's Restaurant was the best asset. Hotel was quiet and scenic so it was fine. King size bed was good, room felt small and boxy but again, it was adequate for my needs.
Location on the water Bed, uncomfortable, AC was not cooling well.not well lighted at night.
The hotel is extremely quiet. We never heard another guest. The location is beautiful.
The kitchenette was fully stocked and functional and the room was pretty much updated if dark. The mattress was VERY cushy which is a plus IF a guest likes cushy. Literally the very best coffee Ive ever had and the scones were really good. "Beach" area was manmade and teeny tiny more resembling a former boatlaunch with white crushed shell (which you wouldnt want to walk barefoot on). There is a nice dock to walk and sit on however. Really dissappointed they would not let the kayaks or paddle boards out ever though the water was very calm. We requested our second night cancelled for the $25 fee. staff were very friendly but check in was extremely confusing.no noise insulation between rooms so it was very loud in our room.
The Lodge is very well maintained -- the rooms are updated and comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. They have kayaks, paddleboards, and a paddleboat for use (for free). They also serve fabulous scones and tea for breakfast every morning! We were very pleasantly surprised!
Beach is nice. People are nice too. Wifi failed working, probably router needed a reset. Trying to find someone but no reception in the evening. I was forced to watch the stars rather than checking my emails, which was not bad but still.
Very relaxing and in beautiful surroundings
This is a great place to relax on the beach or in the water in Key Largo. The staff are excellent and friendly and the sunsets are the best I have ever seen. It's kind of ecclectic which I like very much, doesn't take itself too seriously and you come to just enjoy the weather and environment in a laid back fashion.
the Mobile home offert is no solution to stay, you need always to upgrade your booking
Great location and near Mrs Macs Restaurant...really good !!! No we got what we paid for.
Nice owner Shower/WC cleaness
We had a great experience at sunset cove! The staff were very layed back and friendly and the other lodgers were respectful of space and sharing the kayaks. The environment was very peaceful, clean, and beautiful. We have nothing to complain about.
You can not beat the location...it is almost worth the high price..almost The rooms smelled of mildew and were completely filthy. We could not walk around barefoot and the towels had dried blood on them.
Very informal and friendly. Accommodation as advertised. Would stay there again. It was disappointing that there was no place to swim on site, the beach area being dominated by motor boats.
good environment, fair location and price the bedroom in the railer is really small
it is located in a fantastic place and delivers excellent value for money Ok the weather was poor. for the price there are no complaints
A peaceful venue in an ideal spot. Excellent location for Miami and the Keys. Lovely place. Will surely visit again.
The hotel was very pleasant. It was just small enough to feel comfortable. No pressure to interact, but people were available if you wanted to do so.
It is a beautiful location, the people were extremely welcoming & nothing was too much trouble.
The bed was very comfortable. The solitude was nice. The room was clean. The towels were ample. The kitchenette supliers were very good. Very close to the state park for water activities. The photo of the beach is misleading. The beach holds four chairs only and fronts rocks, so water access from the so called beach is unavailabke. If you want to go in the water you have to jump off the dock. A ladder on the dock makes it very difficult to climb out of the water. Windows could not be opened to we were subject to wall airconditioning even on a cool night. The hotel serves nothing/nada.
The room was beautifully furnished, the view, especially the sunset over the Gulf was wonderful.
Small cute hotel with great views. Nice efficency unit which was small but well equiped. Carol at the front desk was very friendly and helpful.
Size of room was very good and microwave, fridge, dishwasher and utensils offered flexibility for meals and cold drinks. Owners are friendly and interested in making your stay pleasurable. I found this lodging on the web under Bed & Breakfast Accommodations but breakfast was not offered. This is not really a complaint as the property is not really a B & B nor is it a hotel; more of an apartment/condo style. The amenities allowed us to keep food and drink items cold which was to our benefit.
excellent room beautiful location driving from Key West so going north it was very hard to find (no sign)
Absolutely Nothing Everything from front counter attendant attitude, up charge on room because we had an infant were told even though there were 2 beds in our room and we would only use 1 but there was the maximum occupancy of 2 dirty smelled horrid
This was a small motel stay for a couple nights, worked perfect for what I needed. The room I stayed in could use a little maintenance, and a remote for the cable, the tv was stuck on nick at nite the whole time.lol
Room was clean and easy to drive too and nice location Mattress was not very well padded and air conditioning was a little to loud when compressor kicked on
Small, inexpensive, low-key motel/RV park close to larger resort hotel where wedding was taking place. Basic cleanliness very poor - walking barefoot on tiled floors resulted in dirty feet & footprints! Mini-blinds very dusty, broken (privacy issues). Plastic sheets (?) crammed in only small closet.
It was inexpensive Beds are horrible. No table or chair. Never met staff. I got in at 6 pm and my key was hanging on a bulletin board.
The hotel has a nice hut near the marina and it is a great spot for watching the sunset. The bed is very old and when I sit on it, there is some noise. The room is small, but because the weather and the public area is so nice, you will not spend a lot of time in the room, so it is not a problem.
We would DEF stay here again! We got there a bit early but wanted to use the boat ramp & fish until we could check in anyway. The room was clean ... Accommodations were amazing for the price! We had an unfortunate flat tire on our boat trailer when we woke up in the morning & the staff was EXTREMELY helpful in getting it fixed. ALL in ALL a GREAT value. I have already referred friends & we plan another long weekend trip next month! Thank you!!!
Not much beach, docks were great, rooms clean, but obviously unchanged for many years except for paint
The location was great. Great value for the money. Loved the staff and the Kayaks. Will certainly do so again. No parking to speak of and our cottage was attached to the main office so there was a ton of traffic at most hours. The outside lights never were off enough to make it dark. These were all trivial as we are pretty easy going and the price was significantly lower than others in the area. We didnt stay in the room much anyway as there was too much to see outside.
Staff helped Door knob and lock difficult to work. Very little area to walk on beach
Rooms are large. Beds are comfortable. Grounds are simple but pleasant. Beach area is small but very nice for sunsets. Dive operations are convenient for guests in the resort. Decent fridge, coffee maker and toaster in room. Good Wi-Fi. Parking is a little tight when heavily booked. Not 100% easy to find the first time.
Good location, close to John Pennenkamp State Park. Great restaurant with excellent staff. Nice clean little pool. The beach is allright, but it is very small and you need to watch your step. On the other hand, if you´re not going into the water I guess it´s just fine.
Tiki house and the show Yes big ants in my room
Room included breakfast-that's not common at hotels in the Keys! Room was basic but clean and comfortable. Had shared deck just off the water, pretty to see in the morning.