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“Cute Little Keysie Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Jolla Resort

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La Jolla Resort
Ranked #4 of 11 Islamorada B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sparrows Point , MD
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175 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Cute Little Keysie Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Spent a night in Islamorada while traveling down the keys. La Jolla was a small, slightly hidden spot that had a wonderful view and great ambiance. Every encounter I had with the staff by phone and in person was cherrful and customer friendly.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Niskayuna, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

The facilities were older but clean. The rooms themselves are a mix of old construction, ad hoc renovations and improvements, and newer furniture. The grounds are well kept and clean. Amenities such as the pool; FREE use of sea kayaks, fishing poles, snorkel gear; direct waterfront on the bay; and the very friendly and helpful staff counterbalance the average rooms. (The neighboring resort across the street charges $20- $35 for kayak rentals- so that is a perk for sure). Be sure to sit on the sand "beach" area by the seawall or visit the neighboring Lorelei restaurant for great sunset views. If you are looking for basic no-frills lodging and free extras, La Jolla is an option.

Room Tip: Pick one of the waterfront rooms for great views. Although the windows are no longer operable, the v...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed at La Jolla Resort in Islamorada this weekend. This is our second stay there in the last few months. We returned because of the very nice rooms, affordable price, very friendly and helpful management couple, laid-back setting and overall sense of peacefulness.
The beach is fine, the pool very nice, rooms are well-appointed and equipped and all the right stuff is there for the taking without the big resort hassles. Call and ask for Scott, the new manager along with his attorney wife. He runs the desk and is exceedingly accommodating and helpful. Boat dock, shuffleboard, swim area, BBQ, lounge chairs, palm trees etc. all out back and many of the rooms have a water view. We recommend it for the Keys feel it has.
Craig Turner

Room Tip: Unless you are going there to just crash after fishing and drinking, get a room with a view of the b...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

Always stay at the La Jolla!! Central to everything in the Keys. Staff is great, friendly and always helpful! Older place, but soooo cute! I think it is decorated and stocked great in the bathroom and kitchen. Nice and clean. You can't beat the view behind the La Jolla...amazing water! They have a bbp pit to use, bikes to ride and kayaks to row!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

Excellent service and attention. nice spot to put in a small boat and keep it at your hotel. Very clean rooms, kitchenette. Only one mile to each pass by boat so we could snorkel each day and return each afternoon. Nice small pool, great to watch iguanas and curly tailed lizards. They moved our trailer every time we needed. Still looking for good food in the upper keys, haven't found it yet but it is hard to beat watching sharks, turtles and Queen Angelfish all day.

Room Tip: only a few steps to the water whatever you choose. Some rooms have great views.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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South Florida, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

Unit F has no porch or balcony so you can't sit outside your room which is disappointing. You can see the bay from the many windows in the room so it is a bayview room as advertised. Full kitchen and a king bed, very small bathroom wih shower only, crummy cheap toiletries those tiny bars of soap that break and have sharp edges and are so small you can hardly hold them so big deal you say just bring your own but for $149 they could provide better. Thin, stained bath towels could be replaced. Small pool by the road, only two lounge chairs so it's not like you can hang by the pool and the noise of traffic doesn't make you feel like relaxing by the pool anyway. So you come down to the beach but you can't access the water unless you wade in at the boat ramp but it's grassy so you wouldn't. You can sit on lounge chairs and look at it and the seven boat slips. So you can be by the water and sweat like a pig and then walk up to the road to the pool by he front entrance. It's not a big property so that could be do able but not convenient. Scott was helpful when we made our reservation and he and his wife manage the property. Great location for being close to restaurants. Try Lorelei and the Islamorada Fish Co for drinks and eating on the water. Bass Pro is 1mi. Down the road. I choose this property based on all the excellent reviews I read on Trip Advisor. Our other choice was going to be Sands at Islamorada so we will try them next. Hawks Cay is a favorite too if you stay in a villa not sure why their resort rooms r like. Sitting on the dock watching the sunset here at La Jolla isn't all bad!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Riverside, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

Stayed at the La Jolla Resort for 10 days in June for a Tarpon Fishing Tournament and cannot say enough about how awesome this resort is. Tremendous staff, amazing pool, super clean and recently renovated rooms (with flat panel TV and killer mattress), great location and unbelievable value!!! You cannot go wrong by choosing La Jolla! We will be returning (again and again)
Rob L.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: La Jolla Resort
Address: 82216 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3603
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Jolla Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique Bayfront Islamorada Resort featuring efficiencies and apartments within walking & biking distance to all of Islamorada's top shopping, nightlife and dining. Our guests also enjoy FREE use of our kayaks, paddleboards and bicycles during their stay. Whether you are looking for a quiet island retreat or want to experience all Islamorada has to offer on the water or off, it all begins at La Jolla Resort. ... more   less 
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La Jolla Resort Islamorada, Florida - Florida Keys

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