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Smugglers Cove Resort and Marina
Ranked #11 of 11 Islamorada B&B and Inns
Charlotte
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“God Awful!”
Reviewed 2 July 2006

My husband and I have traveled extensively and can unequivocally say that Smuggler’s Cove is one of the worst. The hotel is a dump (I mean this literally as there are areas in back with trash heaps including an old toilet). The rooms are dingy – and I cringe to think of them before the so called “renovation”. The bedspreads are nasty and stained and the shower is gross. There are no amenities which are considered basic even in budget lodgings such as a hair dryer, iron, shampoo. And if you need a cup of coffee in the morning (as most of us do) – be prepared to get in your car and travel. We were only in Islamorada for several days and no other accommodations were available on short notice – otherwise we would have left immediately. It was sickening to be presented with such a hefty bill at check out for this substandard stay. Live and learn!

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed 18 April 2006

Had stayed a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find the countless changes in the property. The building, the restaurant, the rooms have been transformed. The on site restaurant is very very good, excellent food and pricing. Overall a great value in a great location.

Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed 28 February 2004

Its all there good food-Bar-dive shop rooms. Trouble fishing charters. All in one spot and not over priced .

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Reviewed 8 March 2002

Great restaurant, bar and marina. Senior mechanic is fair, fast and very knowledgeable. All in all a good place for folks who like to fish and eat seafood. Bad points: lack of hot water in rooms at times, actual rooms are not as "pretty" as pictured in ads, ramp may not accomodate boats over 18' and no weekly rate - you pay the same daily rate whether you spend one night or a week. But I plan to return. Is well sited to explore rest of the Keys and a County park a mile away has plenty of activities for non-fishermen. One of my top choices.

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Additional Information about Smugglers Cove Resort and Marina

Property: Smugglers Cove Resort and Marina
Address: 85500 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 85.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3400
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smugglers Cove Resort and Marina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a resort that includes a hotel, marina and restaurant. We are located at Snake Creek bridge making it easy access to both bay side and ocean. We have many amenities for families, couples or friends trying to have a good time. They include but are not limited to kayaking, snorkeling, diving, fishing charters, boat rentals, and sunset cruises. Our rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. ... more   less 
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