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“Not too much choice and this is OK” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle

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Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Key West, Florida
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77 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Not too much choice and this is OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

There isn't a great deal of choice on Islamorada. The area deserves better and I am sure in time the hotels will raise their game to reflect their amazing location. The Postcard Inn is perfectly placed - right on the beach. The Tiki Hut bars overlooking the sea look just perfect but the food and wine is just ordinary at best. But it is all a bit unloved. The rooms are functional and clean but the buildings themselves are tired and colorless. Why don't the Floridians outside Key West do color? Don't stay more than a night or two... this is a passing through stop off, NOT a resort.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
DesNichols -

Thank you for taking to the time to post a review about your recent stay at Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina. We appreciate your feedback and input from your visit. We take your comments very seriously and please know we will utilize your review to improve our guests experience. We can't wait for you to return to see our improvements. Wish you were here!
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Stayed from Sunday to Friday. When we arrived Sunday it was one big party which would be nice if we were 25 years younger. Buy 6:00 p.m. the noise and large crowd were gone, leaving us with a very nice 5 days of beautiful quiet. The hotel could not have a better location as far as the Keys goes. The pool is clean and the beach and grounds are mysteriously raked and cleaned every night. Had a 1st floor room steps from the pool and ocean in building 200. The room was smallish but very doable. The made service was excellent and we had clean sheets everyday. The staff are friendly and professional. The food at the Raw Bar is fast, fairly priced and very good. Shula's 2 is excellent and the views from Rum Runners are nothing short of tropical paradise delivered. I really didn't like getting wacked with a "resort fee" after paying through a third party. Overall, if you don't like this hotel and grounds, you don't deserve time in paradise.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank William H
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
William H -

Simply reading your kind words about PCI puts us on "Island Time" - which seemed to be your state of mind while relaxing at our beach resort. We are so happy to be able to provide you and your family the opportunity to make special vacation memories. PCI charges a $15.00 per day per guest room Resort Fee as a value package for resort amenities, rather than "nickel and dime" our guests while on property. We can't wait to see you back at Rum Runners with a frosty-cold concoction in your hand! Wish you were here!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

My husband and I just had our wedding at the PCI on 5/2/14 and we could not recommend this hotel enough!! We are from Florida but currently live in Texas so everything I did I did via email. We went and saw the property but that was it. Our wedding day was amazing! Everything went off without a worry in the world and we got so many compliments it was ridiculous! I would recommend this property to do your wedding at any day. We had about 85 guests and most of them stayed on the property which was perfect and we got almost no complaints. Everyone said what a great spot this place was, there was pools, beach access, food, booze....what more could you ask for on vacation? If you area thinking about getting married down in the keys and don't want to do Key West this place is perfect. The only negative things I can say are: the hotel provides food, booze and venue, that is it, so you have to go out and find everything else yourself and that was the difficult part because we live in Texas. It all worked out, but that was the not fun part. The hotel gives you a recommendation sheet and I basically got everyone on there but it was hard. The catering director, Wendy, was helpful day before and about a week before but I never got to talk to her until about 2 weeks before the wedding so that was nerve racking, but other then that their event staff was awesome! Kim the banquet director did a fabulous job and always made sure my husband and I had filled drinks, food was good and always asked how we were doing and if she could get us anything. She was fabulous. We also had an outside wedding coordinator that was awesome. She set everything up and made sure everything was perfect. I had no worries on my wedding day. If you are planning on getting married at the PCI I would recommend Mile Marker Party Rentals and coordination with Jill Atkinson because she was a lifesaver! I would definitely recommended this property to anyone getting married in the Keys...it was the best day!

Room Tip: We got a Oceanside king balcony and it was fabulous. Had a Jacuzzi in it and the room was huge!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rachel W
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Rachel W -

Thank you for choosing the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina as your destination wedding location. We are so pleased that your special day could take place here on our sandy shores. Thank you for recognizing the hard working individuals in Catering and Banquets. Everyone here at PCI tries to make special vacation memories for our guests at the beach resort. Congratulations and don't forget to come back to celebrate all over again each year. Wish you were here!
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East Peoria, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

The staff and facilities are outstanding but the food quality could use some work. The room was adequate with a great view but the bathroom could use some work. A little counterspace and raise the hanheld shower or go with a showerhead. I would recommend this resort to a friend. You could just not leave the resort but with so much better food in Islamorada, I suggest dining out.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mitch B
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Mitch B -

We appreciate you taking the time to review you stay at PCI on Trip Advisor. Thank you for your feedback and the opportunity to imporve our guests vacation experience. We can't wait to see you back at Floaters Pool Bar, sunning yourself and lounging by the oceanfront pool deck. Wish you were here!
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

I stayed here with a LARGE group- there were 46 of us in total for a wedding in April and it was amazing. Everyone was happy with their stay and all are looking forward to coming back. The rooms are beautifully updated and so is the lobby. The hotel beaches and pool are private, but the bars are open to the public which makes for really fun nights!!! The place is very romantic as well as fun, you can do so much right from the beach you never have to leave! There are jet ski rentals, boat cruises and so many other activities to keep you entertained if you don't want to just lounge all day.

My favorite part of the resort was the fire pits! They are set away from the bars and beaches so its so private and romantic, you feel like you are on a little private island.

Room Tip: Go with a higher floor balcony, totally worth the extra $
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelle N
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Greetings Michelle N.-

What a wonderful review of PCI! Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent stay in Paradise! We can tell by all of the things you mentioned in your review that you had a restful and relaxing vacation, while making special vacation memories on our sandy beaches. Come back to see us the next time you are in the Keys. Wish you were here!
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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

weekend getaway to the sandbar. had a great time and the resort had everything you would need. i plan on going back and staying again. the pool area was great, the tiki bar was great also. Shula's steakhouse was great.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jmst350
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Greetings jmst350 -

Thank you for taking the time to review the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle. Your post on Trip Advisor reads like the result of a successful vacation postcard. Come back down anytime - we will hold a beach chair at the water's edge for you and your family. Wish you were here!
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

This resort is awesome and I love having a membership there. With that being said, it's a beach club membership that I pay for yearly and have been paying for. The beach is great and outdoor security guys are so awesome and friendly! The pool is often greasy and the front office staff is completely rude! They are never friendly, never smile, and act as though members are unwanted. I paid for a membership and would appreciate a little courtesy and don't think it's much to ask for a polite employee since I have paid to use the facilities. My husband and I like to stay for weekend getaways but I wouldn't pay to stay here because of how poorly the office staff treats me and how rude they are (this is not a one time occurrence, it's everytime I'm come in contact with them). Restaurants are overpriced and the "member discount" that is supposed to be given is non existent.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beth21keys
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Joe P, Front Office Manager at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Greetings Beth21keys -

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina. We appreiciate your feedback about your experience and we will utilize your post to enhance our guests experience. Sadly, we regret to inform you that our Beach Club Memberships are coming to an end at PCI - please check the date from your last renewal to determine your expiration date of your membership. We appreciate your business and look forward seeing you as a guest at our beach resort in the future. Wish you were here!
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Property: Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle
Address: 84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3408
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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 at Holiday Isle 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 at Holiday Isle (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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