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“Stop-over on the way to Key West”
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Amara Cay Resort
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 October 2012

What a great find .... altho renovation is going on in the lobby, we knew this going in so we expected it ... we had a suite on the 5th floor ... great view and unforgetable sunrise not to mention Joe the bartender and "happy hour" ... the manager of "Outbacks" even served us soup and hot bread at the bar ... the staff was exceptionally nice ... the lounge chairs, hammocks and the cool breeze under the palm trees was so peaceful ... will definitely be back ...

Room Tip: 2 room suite on 5th floor with 2 baths ..
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Great stay and and great location. Nice pool and beach. Everyone was friendly and the hotel was clean and well kept. Breakfast was good as well. This is the best hotel on the island. The price is reasonable and it is close to several local resturants.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank J M
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

We wanted to drive the length of the keys, spend some time in Key West, but spend the night in a reasonably priced, quiet, comfortable hotel a little closer to home. This was all that and more. They are renovating the lobby and it really is a mess right now. We were shown a suite on the first floor with a view of the parking lot. It needs to be renovated too, so we declined the suite and were given a room on the third floor with a large view of the roof of the restaurant as well as a small view of the pool and water beyond. The room was fresh, clean and comfortable. We walked out to the "beach" area. I put that in quotes because it is a man-made sand area above the water, near the boat dock. There were lounge chairs, adirondack chairs and hammocks, all under the palm trees facing the water. So peaceful and beautiful at night. Perfect after the noise and crowds (charity motorcycle rally) of Key West. All that and Hilton Honors Points too!

Room Tip: The rooms on the end have a better view. The ones on the side either have a parking lot view or a ro...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DesPeresGirl
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Stayed this weekend and had a wonderful experience. Went fishing on Dirtyboat! Another great time in Islamorada! Weather was good and drinks at the tikibar! Free breakfast is always a bonus.
The staff was super nice and rooms were clean.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Good value for money...general manager was there she came out after standing there and told the girl helping someone and we us and another couple
To checking told don't try and handle too many at one time....where had she been...oh well lots of kids there family place. Do not recommend this if screaming kids at pool and breakfast are not the vacation you are looking for...

Do not go to their onsite water sport place...not friendly...over priced and you can only do tour on jet ski.. Go further down to days inn..omg looks run down...behind to the water sports They were GREAT!!! We had a blast with the wave runners they have a HUGE area for you to ride in and have fun..

Breakfast was adequate kept stocked and clean..

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Bagger987
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Location, location, location...
The rooms all have great views. The pool is a tropical oasis. The hot tub is hot! You can walk down the steps into the ocean and snorkel right there. The compimentary breakfast has Belgium waffles and other hot items. Some rooms have a little wear and tear but they are clean.
Also they take a beating because of the location.
The staff upgraded us to a poolside 2 bedroom 2 bath suite for my sons birthday. The room wasn't ready so they bought us a drink while we hung by the pool. They held his cake for us until the room was ready ( I didn't want it to melt in the hot car.)
There is a dive center right there for jet ski tours, kayaks...
And the hammock on the ocean!!!!

Room Tip: Poolside rooms are best for kids running in and out for snacks & rest room. 2 bed room 2 bath s...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

I stayed at the Hampton Inn with 4 other girls for the weekend. The place is very clean and the beds are super comfortable. The beach is right there so you can so swimming and even dock your boat. The breakfast had a lot of choices for all kinds of diets. Staff is very helpful and friendly as well. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Amara Cay Resort

Address: 80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036-3802 (Formerly The Islamorada Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range: £202 - £541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amara Cay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amara Cay Resort is anchored in the laid-back style and carefree atmosphere that makes Islamorada the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Reflecting the easy tranquility of the Upper Keys, Amara Cay Resort seamlessly blends recreation with relaxation. Hammocks dot the sandy shoreline, palm trees sway in the breeze and a shimmering oceanfront pool beckons early risers. It's no wonder Amara Cay was named the winner of the 2015 Sandi Design award for Design Excellence Hospitality by the International Interior Design Association, which recognized our expert balance of relaxed atmosphere and luxurious style. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hampton Inn And Suites Islamorada Hotel Islamorada
Hampton Inn Islamorada
Islamorada Hampton Inn
Amara Cay Resort Islamorada, Florida - Florida Keys

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