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Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Maryland
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56 reviews
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“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel. Our room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. The king bed was extremely comfortable. The hotel staff is very friendly. The grounds are amazing. They have one of the best beaches in the keys. The pool area is beautiful. There are 3 bars on site. The Shula burger restaurant on site has great food as well. I would definitely stay there again.

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cruiseking15, General Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Thanks for your nice comments about our resort and your stay. We hope that you will return soon!!

Sincerely,

Bob Van Bergen
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

First appearances can be deceiving...at first glance the Postcard Inn seems to have met its better days, but first looks can be wrong. We really enjoyed our stay! We had a beach front room in building one, and while I agree that there places that need improvement the staff was constantly working to make the Postcard Inn better. Our view was wonderful and we were quite pleased with the overall easy feeling at this hotel We felt it was a great place to relax.
It's not a world class resort but it tries really hard!

Room Tip: Stay in Building 1 - the views are incredible!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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cruiseking15, General Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Thank you so much for your review. I was very pleased to hear that you noticed our associates were trying very hard to insure that everyone had a good time. We have a great deal of respect for the Old Holiday Isle but we are also very proud of the new Postcard Inn.

Come back real soon!

Bob Van Bergen
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

At $300 per night, this hotel is overpriced for the quality of the room and amenities. The resort and rooms were decorated in a minimalistic coastal style, which was appropriate for the location. However, the room smelled very musty, the bed was average, and the bathroom left much to be desired. Overall, the room had a renovated but old smell and feel. There is a $15 resort fee and I don't know why because they charge for anything and everything (such as an umbrella on the beach). The oceanfront room had a nice beach and waterfront view. We actually enjoyed the food and drinks at The Raw Bar. There was no live music during the day around the bars, which made for an odd atmosphere as it was a very tropical setting with classic rock-n-roll playing through crackling old speakers. Could have been much nicer with tropical music, island music or live music. For the price, I'll try other places when returning to Islamorada or Key Largo.

Room Tip: Make sure you get an oceanfront room that doesn't smell.
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cruiseking15, General Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Thank you for writing about your stay with us. Regarding your comments about the resort fee, and a charge for umbrellas, I would iek to explain what teh resort fee does cover. It includes complimentary resort wide wi-fi, lounge chairs on the beach, free local phone calls, your coffee and lemonade in the lobby,free faxing, free internet access and use of our computers, and assorted newspapers. I apologize for the musty smell you experienced in the room. It could have been a cleaning product residue or something else, just not sureThank you for staying with us this time and I do hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you again in the futeure.

Bob Van Bergen
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Miami Lakes, Florida
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We were here for a day and were pleasantly surprised on the changes from the old Holiday Isle. it is more family friendly compared to the drunk fest that used to be Holiday Isle. Much cleaner and the staff is better. people complaining about the $15.00 resort fee but when you are getting beach lounges for free it is a bargain at $15.00. No fee for parking. See Lori for a massage on the beach!

Room Tip: Ask for Oceanfront but you may have to reserve way in advance.
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cruiseking15, General Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thanks for your kind words. I am happy that you noticed and appreciated the many changes that have taken place here. We are very pleased with the response we have received and hope that you will return often!

Bob Van Bergen
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illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2012

we stayed at "postcards" for a week and it was nice. the outdoor activities and facilities were great-that is basically what u are paying for!!! the extra 15 dollars a day is a bit ridiculous and unnessecary(sp)!!! the attendant who checked us in was very nice and helpful! we went to our room and noticed that the shower/bath tub was dripping and backed up...i called and they moved us immediatley without hestitation. the room was small, newer and clean, the rooms are also in absolute desperate need of refrigorators.. and a microwave wouldnt hurt either. just like many other reviews the bathrooms are a wreck and need TONS of attention! they did and are doing such a nice job renovating and keeping the place clean it seems as if the sckimped on the bathrooms!! tiles cracked on the floors, large stone piece on the wall behind door was cracked, gaps filled poorly with numerous and various materials, no bathroom fans and no storage space. i thought it was odd that the pace is ON the OCEAN and no screen doors on windows or sliding doors..HHMMM. oohh and walls are definetly tissue paper thin, beds were comfy but the sheets did occasionally have misc stains on them...ick!!! food is good but expensive. the security around the pools and beach were great keeping the "outsiders" out!!
highly recommend: Chef Micheals restaruant and fishing with Steve Muarry!!!!

if you can find a good price its worth a try..........................

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Reviewed 26 March 2012 via mobile

The property and resort make a wonderful vacation in the sun. Kim offers the best bribes for top comments on tripadvisor :) fresh tangerines, magazines, a 90 foot yacht, 2 llamas, and a Heineken. Seriously, Kim made our day by the pool fantastic and this place is great. But... anyone in need of llamas? they keep spitting on us.

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cruiseking15, General Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thanks for commenting on Kim, our ocean fron baretender at Floaters! She does a great job for us. Looks like she offered you two llamas more than she has offered others! I do hope you will return often and enjoy Kim's service as well as others. on the staff.

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England
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

I had never been to the Keys, and this hotel made it a nearly perfect trip. 2 downfalls-the music is loud at night if you are in building 1 (from the bands in the Tiki Bar) and the light on the patio overlooking the ocean cannot be turned off at night, which was a really big deal for me, because it was unappealing to sit outside at night, and it was impossible to sleep with the door open (for the sea breezes and sounds of the waves). The view is unbelievable. the room is fresh, tidy and simple. There was a lot of space in the room and a nice fridge. The restaurants are decent with friendly employees (I have seen bad reviews of Shula Burger, but my burger was one of the best I've ever eaten). The pool was clean and not crowded. The beach was immaculate. There were always plenty of friendly employees around. I thought it was lovely, and about the best location ever. Paradise.

Room Tip: Building 1 has the best rooms; buildings 1 and 2 face the ocean; building 3 is considered oceanfront...
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Property: Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
Address: 84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3408 (Formerly Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle)
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Islamorada
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Florida Keys favorite beloved by beach-lovers and boaters, the oceanfront Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina (or PCI for short) in Islamorada is located minutes from Key Largo and a short drive from Fort Lauderdale/Miami and Key West. This iconic resort blends the retro, throwback atmosphere of a nostalgic American beach vacation with modern amenities like WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen televisions. ... more   less 
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Holiday Isle Resorts And Marina
Holiday Isle Resorts & Marina Hotel Islamorada
Holiday Isle Hotel Islamorada
Holiday Isle Islamorada
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