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Sands of Islamorada
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
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Saint Leonard, Maryland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Our first time here but not our last! Loved it! The managers Yeny & Alex are so welcoming. I was so impressed by the relaxed feel of this hotel. We booked another stay before we left! We'll see you in a few months, Thanks again Yeny!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Salisbury, Dorset, England
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We loved it here. Our motel type room was spotlessly clean, with every amenity including a massive fridge freezer! The bed was huge, with a new, very comfortable, firm, quality mattress and the linens were very good quality. The room was not enormous but certainly big enough for us. The shower was great and the towels good quality. It was very quiet at night and we slept well. The very best thing about this place (apart from meeting lots of friendly guest dogs) was the view and the dock and the sunsets, right on the beach. In fact the small beach was about twenty paces from our room. It is a very pretty little resort, a nice change from the big chains and commercial operations. The managers were a lovely young couple who were doing a great job, and they obviously took great pride in their work. You could also walk to Lazy Days restaurant, a couple of minutes down the road. We highly recommend Sands of Islamorada.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Billerica, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

What a great gem of a place to stay.The managers Alex and Yeni were very friendly and helpful. It was a great keys experience.The rooms are clean and nicely decorated.Loved the place!! It had a nice non commercial friendly place to stay.We will definitely go back next year. Gene and nancy

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Don’t expect a bright modern motel/hotel, this place straight from the 50’s and well worth the stay. Although an old property it is kept very clean and tidy. From the moment we checked in we were made to feel welcome. But what you don’t see straight away is the stunning sea view and landing. We highly recommend this motel/hotel, but remember you taking a step into the past

Room Tip: Also try Lazy days for your evening meal and Billy Bunz for breakfast
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Naples, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Had a great experience staying at the Sands! We will be back next time we visit the Keys! This is not a fancy high end resort so don't expect that, but Yeni & Alex were so personable and friendly. Great ocean-side access, there was a little beach you could sit back and chill - enjoy the view and watch the sun come up. They also have a couple of Macaws you can try to chat with... Great location too - Bud and Mary's less that 1/4 mile away and Robbie's to go feed the Tarpoon or take the nighttime "party boat" to snapper fish. Have breakfast down the road at Mangrove Mike's.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 13.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Mexico
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed in the Keys during the holidays and this hotel was a little run down, beds/bedding should be replaced. Otherwise it was great…very clean and close to the water.

We loved the location and food recommendations of the manager!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

On a trip to the Keys we where looking for a dog friendly spot and we found the Sands of Islamorda.
After staying there we fell in love with the intimacy and tranquility this place had to offer. The management was so accommodating we said to our selfs that we would defiantly return.
When we decided to get married in the Keys we booked the whole place. What a wedding it was. The resort managers Yaney and Alex where so nice and more than helpful to pull this party off. They let us do everything we asked and even helped set it up. If you ever have a dream of a Florida Keys wedding we suggest you try this place. WOW!

Stayed November 2013
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Property: Sands of Islamorada
Address: 80051 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 80, Islamorada, FL 33036-3802
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands of Islamorada 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An awesome, intimate escape right in the center of the Keys. All of our rooms have recently been refreshed from top to bottom. For a pet & people friendly tropical retreat...This is the spot. This is the kind of place Jimmy Buffett sings about. We are very Keysee and very clean! A sparkling pool and hot-tub with a view of the beach, boat launch and pier, await you. Our rooms and efficiencies can accomodate from 1 to 6 people very comfortably. ... more   less 
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