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“Good value in a relaxing environment”
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Amara Cay Resort
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 December 2012 via mobile

We had a very relaxing stay here on our way to Key West. The front desk staff was very welcoming and friendly. The pool and waterfront beach setup next to the outback tiki bar was well kept and perfectly relaxing. The room decor is a little outdated, but our direct waterfront view from the balcony of our 3rd floor suite was priceless. The lobby is very nicely appointed. Overall a very good value and great location in Islamorada.

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Reviewed 24 December 2012

We stayed for one night,due to a cancelled flight.The hotel was very clean, the beds very comfortable!Our room was 314 it overlooked the back parking lot,but had a great ocean view! Waking up to the sunrise was awesome!This Hampton Inn had all the bells and whistles for week or longer vacation!Heated pool,outside tiki bar,Outback restaurant,Fishing charters Ultra light powered plane flights,a very good restaurant Lazy Ds near by and the list goes on! All the staff from front desk were excellent(Thank you Tonyia)Laura from the gift shop,to the cleaning staff were Great! Whether it is a night or a few weeks I would highly recommend this Hampton Inn...you can not go wrong here!

Room Tip: If you can book a room directly facing the ocean
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Ronnie B
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

This is a very comfortable property. suites have separate bedrooms, nice little kitchens with fridges, dishes, cooking elements, micro, even a dishwasher! The pool was fab, so warm. the ocean was a little chilly and weedy so only had a quick dip before going back to the pool & hot tub. Nice included breakfast set up similar to other Hampton's with fruit, cereal, waffle maker etc.
Free parking. the bedroom didn't seem to have any air circulation, so it seemed a little stuffy. Other than that it was a nice hotel.

Room Tip: Our rooms overlooked the parking lot and we had a view of the ocean. It was fairly quiet. the pool v...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Skip-and-Chip
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

We stayed here as a midway point on the keys. We only stayed one night, but would have loved to stay there longer. The hotel is in a beautiful location and is very relaxing. The room was very spacious.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Amy A
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Since my dad died six years ago I searched for a vacation spot that was accessible, reasonable, and comfortable for my mom. I actually live on the Jersey shore, however the family is from Miami so vacationing in the Florida Keys met all the criteria. A few years ago we started vacationing at the Hampton Inn in Isalmorada. Mom loved the property and the family has frequented often. There are fishing boat trips for the guys, parks and beaches for the kids, and good eating for the whole family. From the Hampton Inn we would take day trips to either Key Largo for the glass bottom boats or Key West for the awesome evening sunsets. This last trip to the Hampton Inn I did a photo shoot at the Wild Bird Sanctuary in Tavernier.

In general we found that the customer service is excellent from the front desk check in, management, breakfast hostesses to the gift shop. During this last trip we had a two bedroom suite overlooking the Atlantic ocean and the bay which meant we could see sunrises and sunsets without leaving the room -- which was good for mom since she was not well during this last trip..... but she never misses a chance to go to our favorite restaurant, Lazy Days, a two minute drive or short walk from the Hampton Inn. Lazy Days is known for its fresh seafood; my mom's favorite is the chef's specially prepared conch and she also likes the grouper. The family favorite is the banana bread.

Hampton Inn at Islamorada is a paradise property for young and older families. It is perfect for our family re-treats. Find more pictures on my travel blog jdrolle.blogspot.com

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank JDRolle R
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

We stopped here for one night and ended up spending two. The location is near all sorts of tourist attractions, good restaurants, and fun things to do.
The new expanded free breakfast is a good start for the day. The staff is helpful and friendly and the room was ver clean and had a great view. The price was surprisingly good.
You couln't ask for more.

Room Tip: Be kind to the nice front desk people and they will be kind to you.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank MelanusKey
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

We took a liesurely trip down the Keys staying in Key Largo, Islamorada and finally Key West. Stayed two nights n this property. Very clean and comfortable. Nice restaurants within walking distance. We had a water view which was nice with a spacious balcony. The man made beach is very adequate and had lots of trees. Water recreation is available at the edge of the property.
The manager Kara mingled with the guests each day we were at the property. She has been there for many years and obviously knows the Keys and the service industry well. She was a wealth of information and her stories were a source of entertainment. Her pride and attention to detail were reflected in the condition of the property and the capable staff.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the pool have a view of the ocean but the straight on ocean view room we had w...
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank kentdan1
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Address: 80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036-3802 (Formerly The Islamorada Resort)
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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: £158 - £356 (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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