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“LOUD!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Dolphin Key Resort
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cape Coral
Orlando, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“LOUD!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We stayed at the Dolphin Key Resort for a girls weekend, and booked the deluxe room with two beds. Upon arrival we saw that we were next to the pool and tiki bar. Unfortunately we didn't realize that they play music until 2AM. When we went to the front desk to ask if we could check out late, so that we could sleep in after having to stay up late, they said we would have to call in the morning...which defeats the purpose. The lady at the front desk at check out was very rude. She asked us how our stay was and we told her it was loud. She responded by saying "you should have known it would be loud."

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Chelsey H
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Albany, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Great, friendly, clean and budget friendly place to stay! The staff is friendly and welcoming, the rooms are inviting and always kept spotless and the grounds are beautiful. The food, drinks, music and atmosphere at the Tiki Hut was my favorite part. The pool is clean sits right next to the Tiki Hut, so you can enjoy beverages while soaking your feet. The resort is just around the corner from the beach, which is a bonus and walking distance to stores and shopping. Thanks for the excellent service and perfect stay during our trip!!!! Will definitely be back again in the near future.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CJenn13
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Magdalena T, Owner at Dolphin Key Resort, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Hi David,

Thank you for your review. The parking was a problem. So when we renovated the hotel we had two more parking lots put in. I am glad you found it sufficient.
We hope to see you back relaxing by the pool.
Kind Regards/Magdalena
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Willemstad, Curacao
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86 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

The dolphin key resort is a nice, newly renovated resort. We had a room with a king size bed and a sofa bed for the little one. The rooms are nice, comfortable and well equipped. the only thing missing is a refrigerator. The resort hads a pool, launderette, and a restaurant. Absolutely worth the money..

Stayed July 2013
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Thank andre s
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Nuremberg, Germany
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

Really good price for a newly renovatet big room. Pool is available and breakfast included.
Also the tiki hut bar where breakfast is served is worth a visited. Live bands on weekends and a relaxed atmosphere. We've been there for holiday to explore this area of florida. Staff is friendly -
so we can recommend. We really had a lot of fun there because we got to know really nice people and visited the gay bar after tiki hut had closed.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gabi0804
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Cape Coral, Florida
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79 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

I figured I'd give it a year two for the new owners to get it together and they are right on track. This used to be (paradise tiki ) and my review said it may be the worst hotel in Florida. But the owners have totally renovated most of the rooms and are finishing up the rest and the place looks great. If you were hesitant about staying here, give it a try it will be a nicer stay then the cookie cutter chain hotels in the area and for less money. I actually came to review the tiki hut restaurant it's called, paradise tiki hut bar and grill, but could not find it under Cape Coral Restaurants. I've been here many times, the drinks are cheap and the service is slow on the crowded weekends (note to owners, you can feel OK about hiring another bartender on the weekends, your bartendes seemed to be going as fast as they could and couldn't keep up. You are loosing customers. Any how the food is actually very good and priced right, With bands on the weekends, great food, cheap drinks, in a huge party tiki hut, you can't go wrong. also something fairly new they have free appetizers during happy hour mon thru thurs and different specials for every day of the week (real cheap).

Room Tip: poolside is pretty but louder because of the tiki hut.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ForidaReviews
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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

My husband and I are timeshare owners and generally don't stay in hotel rooms as we like more room to spread out. We booked a last minute vacation to Cape Coral in early April and weren't able to get a timeshare due to availability. I booked the Dolphin Key for a week's stay/pool side. The price was very reasonable, but I was concerned that the room was going to be tiny. When we checked into the resort and entered our room, I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious they were. In addition, the room was beautiful and newly renovated, with granite counter tops for the double sinks in the bathroom area. The entire grounds are beautiful as well. The staff were very accommodating and friendly, especially Camille in the Tiki Bar. We will definitely stay again!!!

Room Tip: Pool side is loud on the weekends, due to entertainment in the Tiki bar. This didn't bother us...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank LisaChrisBeverly_MA
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Ridge, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

My wife and I recently had to fly to Fl for my grandmothers funeral. We booked the Dolphin Key Resort on Monday for ten rooms and we flew in Wednesday from NY. We recommended from another hotel that was booked. They were very accommodating on the phone while my family was scrambling to figure out all travel plans. We had some family staying for only one night to seven nights.
Once we got there we noticed they did their best to keep the rooms close to each other. They we as helpful in person as they were on the phone. All ten rooms were booked correctly and they had set all keys aside so they were all ready as the family arrived.
The rooms were clean and fresh linens in all rooms. They also included breakfast every morning of our stay for each room. The breakfast at the Tiki Hut was delicious and just steps away from our rooms. The staff at the restaurant went above and beyond feeding all 15 of us every morning. We also had lunch and dinner at the Tiki Hut again the food and staff were awesome.
My family and I had a great stay at the Dolphin Key Resort making the difficult time together that much better and so much less stressful. Cost wise they were very affordable. Worth every dollar spent, a great stay at a great value!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank stephen l
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Additional Information about Dolphin Key Resort

Property: Dolphin Key Resort
Address: 1502 Miramar St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9737
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Cape Coral
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cape Coral
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Key Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dolphin Key Resort is a new Hotel located one block from Down Town Cape Coral, with 35 bars and restaurants to enjoy. You can also go visit the Wicked Dolphin Rum distillery and see how rum is made or go fishing of the pier at the yacht club beach, all for free. If you want to shop visit Miramar outlets 45 min from the resort or walk around town and visit the local stores. A drive to Pine Island is strongly recommended if you want to see the genuine real Florida Gulf Coast life. ... more   less 
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