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“Beware of Coral Bay Resort!”
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Coral Bay Resort
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
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“Beware of Coral Bay Resort!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2002

One year ago Christmas Coral Bay gave away our credit card guaranteed reservation (3-day stay) to someone off the highway because they "forgot" that when we made the reservation 6 months earlier, we had told them we would pay for the first night, but would not show up until the next night (had to pay for the first night because of the 3-day minimum requirement). It was the busiest week of the year (between Christmas and New Years) and there was no place else to go except dives with no phones, 3 families to a room, etc. Coral Bay's owners would not remove the people who they had just put into our room. After we protested, they did offer us a condo overlooking the parking lot next door (we had reserved a cottage on the bay), but that isn't why we travelled 3,300 miles to the beach, to a place called Coral Bay Resort. While one fellow was sympathetic and apologetic, the husband/wife owner team were downright nasty to my wife, who had just been diagnosed with a chronic, debilitating illness, making her cry. We ended up catching nights in different, undesirable, places until another of our reservations opened up, but Coral Bay ruined that vacation, and ruined the Keys for us. We're never going back to the Keys, and we used to go every year because my dad lives in Palm City. Beware.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2002

We love the Keys. In the past we had always stayed at one of the finer Resorts on Islamorada. On a budget, last year we decided to try the Coral Bay Resort. It was listed on the internet. We booked a Bay view room. After arriving, we realized that almost all their rooms are bay view. The Coral Bay Resort is quiet, and beautifully landscaped to make you feel like you're in Paradise. The room was spacious and looked just like the pictures on their web site. In fact, everything looked just like their pictures on their web site. The heated pool was a joy. And the sandy beach area with it's palm trees for shade overlooked the bay. And yes, the sunsets are truly remarkable and can be enjoyed from their pier. We are returning to Coral Bay again this year. Not because the rooms are cheaper, but we found it much more relaxing than the larger Resorts and still had high quality accomadations and friendly service. You won't be disappointed!

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Additional Information about Coral Bay Resort

Property: Coral Bay Resort
Address: 75690 Overseas Hwy, MM 75.5 Bayside, Islamorada, FL 33036-4004
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandy beach, heated pool, free dockage and ramp. Efficiencies, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom Apartments. Unspoiled and unhurried, the Coral Bay Resort preserves an informality and grace that other keys can only distantly recall. We invite you to join us and our many other long-time guests this year for a step back into a simpler, more relaxed time. ... more   less 
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Coral Bay Hotel Islamorada
Coral Bay Islamorada
Coral Bay Resort Islamorada, Florida - Florida Keys

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