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“Absolutely Gorgeous!!”
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Ocean House
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely Gorgeous!!”
Reviewed 16 January 2012

This is a very small, private, classy boutique resort. Beautiful rooms are surrounded by lucious, well taken care of grounds. The grounds include several wonderful sitting areas, private hot tub, fire pit, infinity pool, water fall, and alot of white sand that leads out into the ocean. We were offered a cocktail on arrival and brought breakfast every morning at our calling. Kayaks, Bicycles, and paddleboards are available at no extra cost. The staff is friendly, approachable, and accomodating. They will also assist and advise you in making arrangements, reservations, etc throughout the keys. This is definitely a resort that makes coming to the keys a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

The staff were wonderful. Let us check in early. Gave us fresh ground coffee to make coffee in our room when we arrived and offerred us a refreshing cocktail. Fresh fruit in the morning at the pool or in room if prefer. Cabanas, tiki hut, gardens, pool, hot tub were amazing! Had kayaks and nice bikes to use for free. Offerred snorkles too but we never needed to use. Rooms were spotless clean, with white sheets. Let us stay after checkout to get massages by the pool until we had to leave for our flight, which they arranged the massages for us. Only minus is no bar as dont have liquor license yet. Nearby are some really great restaurants and a sea lion/dolphin sanctuary where u can pay to swim with either. Basically this place is a clean,amazingly gorgeous , totally wonderful, retreat into paradise. Cannot recommend enough!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Ocian Side, this property is for people that want the option of experiencing the Management Style of Heidi Praver from Casa Morada that is Bayside. The landscaping and amenities are just the best: Heated salt water pool and jacuzzi. Nicest cabanas, gazebos and footpaths anywhere. This is quiet, the staff is attentive but not in your face like resorts. You will NOT be pummeled by unwanted music that is never turned off (think Chica lodge) so you can hear the rustling of the lush landscaping and palm fronds in the wind. The ocean just unfolds before you. This is where we stay when we want a kitchenette for longer stays in the upper keys.There are only 8 spacious units so everyone has lots of room. We had no reason to venture farther south, and this is coming from a former resident of Key West who was the diver on the Glass Bottom Boat. We just keep going back as there is no better property management that understands what people who KNOW the keys want to experience!

Room Tip: The upper floors have the best ocean views. The Coral Reef is a queen on the end and has a kitchenet...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

This is an absolutely beautiful property. We recently stayed here with our children (over 16) and I can't say enough wonderful things about this small boutique hotel. The rooms were immaculate and overlooked the magnificent lush tropical gardens. The staff could not do enough for us and made our stay very comfortable. Each morning we had a fabulous breakfast of fresh fruit, pastries, etc. served to us on a beautiful tray either on our lanai or poolside under the large chickee. Lunch can also be ordered and served poolside. This resort is quiet, romantic and meticulously maintained - we felt like guests at someone's magnificent tropical villa. The beach was absolutely gorgeous and had the most comfortable chaise lounges. Free use of sea kayaks and snorkel gear was a plus. Regrettably I did not have time to arrange for a massage at one of the private cabanas, but did use the complimentary bicycles with my daughter to ride over to their sister resort Casa Morada to catch a morning beachside yoga class (also complimentary) taught by an exceptional instructor. I highly recommend this quality resort to anyone who looking to decompress from their stressful lives and relax in the beauty of the Keys, a couple looking for a romantic getaway or for a small wedding. We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. All of the staff were extremely helpful and courteous. The fact that there are only 8 suites combined with the lush, beautiful landscaping made this seem like a very private resort. Breakfast of pastries and fruit was served on our patio and was just perfect.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Longboat Key, Florida
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

We recently stayed here, after loving it's sister property, Casa Morada. The suites are nice, but very far from the ocean. The balcony was hot in the afternoons, and not enjoyable, to sit and read or relax; they are also not private! You can pull a divider curtain between the units, but it is still one long deck. They are under new ownership, and still a work in progress.

Room Tip: The upper floor has better views, but some trees block the ocean view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Ocean Dawn is a beautiful place. Very clean, beautiful rooms, beautiful grounds and pool area. We reallly loved how peaceful and quiet it was. The managers, Donna and Steve, were wonderful and went out of their way to be sure you had everything you needed to make your visit wonderful, including printing out a menu for a restaurant we inquired about.
The only thing we would like to see added would be overhead fans on the patios outside our room. Other than that....... perfection.

Room Tip: The web site describes the rooms perfectly
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Ocean House
Address: 82885 Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3658 (Formerly Ocean Dawn Suites)
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This intimate, upscale, and adult only hotel and resort houses eight luxurious suites. The right choice for those wanting to getaway and just relax. A perfect location for small weddings and groups. Newly renovated with a pool, beach, spa, cabanas and fire pit. ... more   less 
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