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Ocean House
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 March 2014

My husband and I stayed at Ocean House for 6 days and words cannot express what a wonderful place this is! I'll start by saying Ocean house only has 8 suites, so even at capacity we still felt like we were the only ones there. We truly felt like guests in someone's home. Brian, Todd, Adrian, and Hat could not have been more accommodating, friendly & professional, never imposing, but always there when we needed them! Their recommendations were spot on. The rooms were a good size, clean and modern, each with a small patio with lounge chairs. We stayed on the second floor for the first half of our stay and on the ground floor for the second half, both have gorgeous views, but I believe the islamorada room, on the 2nd floor has the best view. The grounds are breathtaking, everywhere you look is just spectacular. We enjoyed every amenity Ocean House had to offer, the salt water pool, the poolside cabanas, the fire pit, the hammock, and of course the beach. Definitely try the Frozen piña coladas-they were delicious! The continental breakfast was good, lite and satisfying, and they will bring it to where ever you would like to eat it, same with dinner, we ate dinner on the beach one night and in one of the cabanas on our last night there. My husband and I haven't had a vacation in a very long time and were looking for a place to rest, relax & replenish, a non touristy, adults only hotel and Ocean House gave us exactly what we wanted and needed. I would return again and again. I would recommend it to anyone looking for peace and quiet.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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1  Thank Shayrey418
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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Thank you for choosing Ocean House for your long awaited vacation! The entire staff is genuinely pleased that we were able to provide just what you needed! We are so glad that you enjoyed so many of our all-inclusive amenities! Bryan is delighted that his recipe for the newly offered frozen drinks is a hit! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers, it is sincerely appreciated. All of us look forward to your return!

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

We knew our visit to Ocean House would be beautiful and the escape that we had been anticipating, but we never imagined the staff's attention to our every need would be so far-reaching. The grounds are immaculate, and breath-taking. I planned our trip to Ocean House to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. We needed a romantic get-away, and I requested the Romance package. Todd and Lorelei greeted us when we arrived with a glass of wine on the front porch to talk about our stay. We spent our mornings on the beach...watching the sunrise, having our breakfast delivered to us by the water, and kayaking in the serenity of the ocean. We spent time in the perfectly temperate infinity pool, and after every dinner, we sat by the firepit to enjoy a bottle of wine. We had massages in our suite, and to top off our visit, enjoyed a romantic candlelight dinner by the ocean...like it was our own private beach. The staff was ALWAYS friendly, laid back and eager to see if there was anything that they could do for us. Every recommendation that they made for us was spot-on...like they knew exactly what we were looking for. They were amazing. I even got a little choked up talking with Lorelei as we checked out! We did NOT want to leave!!! We will tell all of our family and friends about our fabulous experience, and we will DEFINATELY be back as quickly as we can!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

It was truly a pleasure to have the two of you visit with us at Ocean House. The Romance Package really adds to the Ocean House experience and sets the stage for a truly romantic venture. We are really glad that you took advantage of its value! When life gets hectic out there, remember your mornings on the beach, the evenings by the fire pit, candlelit dinner and make those plans for returning! The massage therapist’s magic will have you relaxed in no time. Thank you so very much for telling others of your experience!

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We spent 2 nights here in February and all I can say is Ocean House is truly a magical place to stay. The grounds and gardens are just mind blowing, all with a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Everywhere you look just takes your breath away. The staff, and Tom in particular, were helpful, friendly, and extremely accomodating. We stayed in the Ocean Dawn room (downstairs end unit on the right), which gave us a view across the gardens, pool, to the ocean from our private back patio, where we sat on beautiful Frontgate lounge chairs to just take it all in. The bed was fabulously comfortable, and the kitchen and modern bath made us feel right at home. Do try the breakfast, which they will bring to you wherever your want, as it is light, nutritious and beautifully presented. There are many wonderful places to lounge - by the pool, in cabanas, or right by the ocean. We will so be back!! Thank you Ocean House for a wonderful start to our vacation. We should have just stayed with you our entire trip :)

Room Tip: Ocean Dawn and the two pricier rooms are worth the $$$.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank JerseyJulie2014
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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

All of us at Ocean House wish your stay with us would have been longer as well. You are delightful guests. It was a pleasure to talk with you and we thank you for sharing your knowledge of our common industry with us. We’re delighted to hear that enjoyed our relaxing atmosphere. Especially glad to hear that the breakfast was to your satisfaction. We recently made changes to our breakfast, thanks to the newly acquired food handling license, to appease a variety of pallets. So glad to hear that you will be back, we look forward to your return!

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Lovely property - grounds are beautifully landscaped, rooms are immaculate and with only 8 rooms it felt like we had the place to ourselves much of the time. Thankfully all the guests appeared to be there for a relaxing quiet respite and even when everybody was on property it never felt crowded - there are many places to lounge - beach , pool, cabana, hammock, your own balacony or patio.

We stayed in the Islamorada Suite and a beautiful direct view of the gardens and the water.

What really makes the property is the staff - everyone was a true professional who went out of their way to make you feel at home. Any request was answered in short order and they always seemed to be just around the corner when you needed them.

Thye made us feel very special and it was sad to leave !

A special thank you to Todd, Brian, Adrian and Lorelai for your service with a smile and genuine warmth. And to Paola and Elsa - thank you for the immaculate housekeeping - it was very appreciated.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Thank You, Thank You & Thank You, we so enjoy hearing that we accomplished our goal of creating an environment where our guests feel like they are at home with silent servers to wait on them! It is sad for us as well to see our guest leave however, it is like a family reunion when our guests return! We sincerely hope to see you back at Ocean House. All of us thank you for taking the time to let us and other travelers know of your experience at Ocean House.

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

How anyone could write something negative about this places shocks me. The pictures on the website are completely accurate, actually even more beautiful in person. There's only eight rooms and it's adult only so it's the perfect romantic getaway. We stayed in the Purple Isle room which opens up to a beautiful garden -- 50 yards from the pool and 100 yards from the beach. Customer service was incredible...actually "customer service" sounds too professional. They honestly treat you like a family member that is coming to stay with them. Adrian, Steve and Loralei were just the most gracious, accommodating people I've never met. I cannot wait to come back and I've already spread the word how beautiful this place is.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Donna G
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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Thank you so very much for sharing your kind and generous thoughts with us. It is our hope that all our guest feel like they are at a home away from home! We truly enjoy meeting so many travelers from around the world. Some days it is so much fun that it is hard to call it work! We truly look forward to your return and sincerely appreciate how you have told others about Ocean House.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Wonderful oasis located right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in the Florida Keys. This intimate hotel is a delightful spot to replenish your spirit and body. Very nice, elegant abode with efficient and friendly staff. We enjoyed lounging by the salt water pool overlooking the clear, colourful water. Made the effort to rise early to sit and marvel at the sunrise. So peaceful and pleasant. Staff bring a lovely continental breakfast each day to whatever location you choose. We used the catering service for lunch and found this to be excellent quality and prompt. Amenities are top quality. Had to invest in the Peppermint Shampoo and Super Rich body lotion by Malin & Goetz. Beautiful landscaped property - very well maintained.

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms have a nice view of the property and Ocean
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Hurray! Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast each and every morning! We recently made changes to our breakfast items in an effort to provide a good combination of necessary nutrients and a smaller dose of some not quite so necessary “goodies”. The next time you indulge the Malin & Goetz products, remember those beautiful sunrises and think about coming back! Thanks so much for sharing your Ocean House experience with others.

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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Luxury, privacy, service all Florida Keys style. This was our first visit to Ocean House...and it will not be our last. As a frequent Islamorada vacationer ,I can say that this was,by far, the best place we have stayed!

Such a beautiful location, well kept grounds, a lush tropical garden and ample, high quality outdoor furniture make Ocean House a must stay when visiting the Keys.
Thanks also to the wonderful ,friendly staff. Thanks Darryl.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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keystothegarden, Manager at Ocean House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

We are especially glad that as a frequent vacationer to Islamorada that you chose Ocean House as your vacation spot this year. We look forward to your return and really appreciate your time letting others know of your experience with us. Our staff truly enjoys catering to our guests desires and it is a real treat for us to welcome back returning guests!

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Additional Information about Ocean House

Address: 82885 Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3658 (Formerly Ocean Dawn Suites)
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
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Due to the unfortunate circumstances of Hurricane Irma the Ocean House will be closed until further notice. We have suffered major damage from the storm, once the property is assessed properly we will know how long it will take to repair our beautiful hotel. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. ... more   less 
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