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The Moorings Village
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Amazing! It just keeps getting better every year!”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

In our view, the true measure of success in a resort is its relentless pursuit of excellence. The resorts that stay on top never stop working to delight their guests. In this, our 4th stay in this island paradise, the Moorings continued to exceed all of our high expectations. First and foremost, the staff is always exceptional - blending the right amount of service with a sincere respect for guest privacy. This year, complimentary daily housekeeping was added by guest request. We choose not to partake, but it was a lovely offer. Second, the grounds remain a serene, quiet, elegant, nature preserve. We picked a ripe star fruit and orange from the spectacular fruit trees on the property and enjoyed them with our homemade cocktails. We watched Magnificent Frigate birds and ospreys soar right above our heads as we kayaked out from the Moorings private beach. The other guests we met also return year after year to experience the unique relaxation and peace this former coconut plantation provides. Wonderful for couples of all ages and those families who enjoy scenic tranquility and each other's company. A special tip: For a truly memorable day of fishing, go out with Captain Matt Pribyl for the best backcountry experience ever. The office can arrange it for you. This retreat is truly unique and it remains our favorite place for our annual winter sojourn. Thank you Kelly, Natasha and James - your hospitality always makes us feel completely at home! See you next year!

Room Tip: Try the North and South Lodges for exceptional value.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you for the outstanding review! And for staying with us 4 years in a row! We are thrilled that each year at The Moorings is getting better and better for you. We couldn’t be happier to hear that you were able to do so many fun activities in the Keys, such as fishing with Captain Pribyl. We are grateful to have you as our guests and truly look forward to your next visit with us.
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Park City, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Let me just say there are no photos that can do this place justice. If you want quiet, peaceful relaxation, this is your place. Beach is incredible. Hammocks and chairs make it easy to relax. Heated salt water pool is outstanding. I honestly just don't have enough words to say how amazing this place is. Also, be sure you visit Amy and the girls at the spa. They are just so welcoming, and you will leave feeling so relaxed!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of The Moorings. We are so glad you enjoyed the beauty and relaxation found here! Island Body and Sol Spa at The Moorings has the best facials and massages to take you to an even deeper level of peace. Thank you again for the thoughtful post and we hope to see you again real soon!
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East Quogue, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

We stayed at the North Cottage for a Sunday and Monday night in December. Everything about the check in process was really lovely and easy. I did very little research for the trip- but liked the very hands-off process of getting us into our cottage where we could set up and throw on bathing suits and check out the beach. Which was absolutely gorgeous! Plenty of kayaks, paddleboards and chairs that are just there for the taking ("Just grab one and put it back on the beach afterwards"). Really ideal peaceful setting, which is why there was a professional photo shoot there. According to the hotel literature this happens often- in order to keep costs for the cottages lower. There was a pretty decent sized professional children's wear shoot (equipment, people) happening but the people were very sweet & respectful and their equipment didn't ruin our time- it's a pretty decent sized private beach. We just sat pretty far from them when we were vegging out and were more than fine. Our cottage was very nice with a decent kitchen and living room and tiny bathroom- chill and clean lodging with a nice balcony. We also made it to the VERY quiet pool and tennis court which was in very nice shape (they gave us balls and racquets). Stay here. Wish we could have been there longer. Will definitely be back.

Tips: Housekeeping is not automatic- do request it each day as needed. Stock your fridge with lots of fruits and drinks. Go out on the dock to the hammock at night and sway under the stars.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you so much for the nice review on TripAdvisor! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We are glad you were able to enjoy the kayaks, paddleboards and all of the hammocks on the property. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Canton, Connecticut
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

My husband and I stayed here while driving down to Key West and actually came for the Full Moon Party. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. The property is very well maintained. My only complaint was that when we arrived the woman at the front desk was very unwelcoming. We were actually very taken aback by how short she was with us. That aside, we stayed in the Honeymoon Cottage and it was very nice. Open and clean and simple. The porch that overlooks the beach was perfect for early morning breakfasts and late night lounging. We loved how private it was. The beach is beautiful. We would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your honest feedback. Thank you for letting us know of your check in experience. This is not typical of The Moorings and I apologize that your arrival was less than perfect. I am glad you were able to enjoy the beauty, peace and privacy found at The Moorings. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Spent the first week in December in the Maroni house - absolutely perfect. Four sets of double doors, one in bedroom which looked out on the beach. Well furnished house, kayaks, SUPs, small sailboat all available anytime for guests to use. Service was outstanding - they didn't even want us to carry a small box of laundry detergent from office to our house! All the grounds were immaculate and pool available in case you didn't want to swim in ocean. I would go back tomorrow.

Room Tip: Many different size houses, select one that best fits your group. Maroni House faced the ocean.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at The Moorings on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled you enjoyed the Maroni Cottage and all of the amenities available at the resort. We look forward to having you as our guest again soon!
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Siesta Key, Florida
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Banyans and Gumbo Limbo trees tower and shade the street as you drive into this beautiful resort. One could not imagine a more stunning surrounding landscape. A jewel toned pool lined with massive palms, and a beautiful, peaceful beach strung with hammocks under 50 foot coconut trees. The bluest water. The attentive kindness of the staff is wonderful. Without being intrusive, they ensure your stay there is as comfortable as you need. We were quickly helped on more than one occasion. The complimentary bikes are a lot of fun; we enjoyed using them to explore the interesting area, including a kayak shop 4 miles away. When stranded there in severe rain, the moorings sent a car to come retrieve us. Beautiful accommodations (we stayed in Russell House), very well stocked kitchen, excellently maintained. All in all, one of the best vacation experiences we've had. Really looking forward to staying there again for Valentines day.

Room Tip: Book as early as possible
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor! We appreciate your beautiful description of The Moorings. It was our pleasure having you as our guests! We are touched you had one of your best vacations at our resort! We look forward to seeing you in February!
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Cordova, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We absolutely love The Moorings Village and Spa. The cottages are adorable, private and beautifully furnished. We've stayed in 3 different ones so far and love them all. The grounds are impeccable, the beach picturesque. Love the kayaks and SUP boards that are always available. The staff is super friendly and helpful. This is a top notch place. It is walking distance to some favorite restaurants: Chef Michael's, Kaiyo, Morada Bay Cafe, Midway Cafe for breakfast. Check out Peace of Tibet for beautiful, unique, handmade jewelry with an ethnic flair. Perfect little grocery store practically across the street. A handful of lovely clothing boutiques also in walking distance. Love!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Natasha E, Guest Relations Manager at The Moorings Village, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience! We are thrilled The Moorings is one of your favorite spots to vacation. We value having you and your family as our guests! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, again for posting!
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Property: The Moorings Village
Address: 123 Beach Rd, Islamorada, FL 33036-3768
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Moorings Village 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once a coconut plantation, The Moorings Village offers one, two and three bedroom villas, cottages and plantation houses with wraparound verandas, colorful Bahamian-style shutters and cypress interiors, each uniquely decorated. Hidden in delightful seclusion under coconut palms are the resort’s magnificent natural white sand beach, heated pool, tennis court and Island Body and Sol Spa, which offers beachfront massage treatments. The Moorings Village offers guests absolute privacy and tranquility with all the comforts of home, including well-equipped kitchens and laundry in most houses, individual dining rooms and living room areas, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Luxury amenities include large screen televisions, elegant hand-painted tiles, oversized soaking tubs and shower stalls, as well as plantation-style porches overlooking the ocean or views of the lushly landscaped grounds. Guests may enjoy dining at the resort's two Zagat-rated restaurants, Pierre's Restaurant and Morada Bay Beach Cafe, located just across the road. The restaurants share a private beach and are the site of the monthly Full Moon Party. ... more   less 
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