My husband and I stayed at the Islander Resort for four nights in June. We would have stayed longer, but these were the only days they had rooms available that week. We arrived early and had to wait for our room to get cleaned. No problem - we drove across the street to the Lorelei Cabana Bar & Restaurant and had lunch outside on the deck overlooking the water. We returned at the time they had told us the room would be ready and they gave us the keys. We went to the room and Housekeeping had just started cleaning, so we sat outside overlooking the ocean and waited for our room to get cleaned. The location of our room was perfect - right on the beach and across from the pool. We had a screened in porch with a table and chairs. Our room was a big open room with two beds, a table and chairs, a dresser, flat screen TV and nice size closet. There was a small kitchen area with full size refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dish washer and coffee maker. The bathroom was large and had a whirlpool tub, double sink, and separate walk-in shower and toilet area.
Outside of our room there were beach lounge chairs and tables. We could not get an umbrella into the sand, but there were palm trees that provided some shade. The beach area was immaculate. There were stairs into the ocean. We did not snorkel from the beach, but were told there was good snorkeling about 3/4 mile out. The sports center provided snorkeling gear and had organized snorkeling trips out to the reef.
We had several meals at the Beachside Grill. The food was good and slightly higher priced than the Lorelei across the street.
The only small problem we had the entire stay was with Housekeeping. They came every day but not until late in the day (4 - 4:30). They usually brought fresh towels, but not always. They did run the dishwasher, made the beds and emptied trash. But they did not always sweep the floor or bring fresh towels. The room was very clean when we first arrived, but it was not kept up after this. Also we found someone's used cigar in the bathroom - gross! Maybe they are not supposed to provide full housekeeping service?
Other than that we really enjoyed our stay and plan to return to the Islander in the future.
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- Also Known As:
- Islander Hotel Islamorada
- Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost Islamorada, Florida - Florida Keys