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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Coral Bay Hotel Islamorada
- Coral Bay Islamorada
- Coral Bay Resort Islamorada, Florida - Florida Keys