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“Super friendly staff, great deal for the price”
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Drop Anchor Resort
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We stayed one night here in January. Although it might not look like much from the road, this little hotel has lots of character. Our room was very clean and spacious. Despite being close to the road it was also incredibly quiet. We stayed in a much much more expensive hotel in Key West but enjoyed our stay at the Drop Anchor exponentially more! The Drop Anchor is an incredible value for the price - especially in terms of the Keys!

There is a cute little beach area, pool and hammocks out back. It was still a bit cold so we didn't get the chance to take full advantage of everything. I would recommend the Drop Anchor to any family, solo traveler or couple without hesitation!

Even though we found the hotel through priceline.com, when we arrived the super friendly staff told us we had been upgraded to a larger suite facing the water with it's own patio and recliner chairs! The next morning I had gone to the office to buy coffees (I didn't realize there was free coffee in the room), even though the office didn't open for an hour and I interrupted the manager cooking his breakfast, he was nice enough to let me in for coffee.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Melissa K
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay! I will pass your review along to staff who very much appreciate the acknowledgment of a job well done! We can't wait for your future stay when travels bring you back to Islamorada!

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

This was our 2nd annual week at Drop Anchor. Will be back . Just a good bang for the buck! Owner lives on premises and the place is spotless. Pool was great salt water. Grounds are impeccable . This is nota fancy foo foo place but staff is great, location pretty much in mid key. For the money there are a lot more costly joints that deliver no more in terms of beauty and a peacefully stay. Easy parking . Wi Fi is good..Hammocks are inviting.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Cliff H
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and let others know of your great experience! We strive to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as yours! We hope to see you again very soon!
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Honestly, we just spent one night and one morning there, so we really didn't get the vibe of the place... Professional photos of the interior of the rooms make it look wayyyy nicer than it is. Outside shots of the grounds and pool are very accurate. It was adorable. We had a late check in so we let ourselves into our room, made up the sleeper sofa for the kids and called it a night. Getting ready for bed I pulled back the covers to inspect the sheets (which I aways do. call me crazy) and the sheets were stained and also there was a long dark hair on the sheet.(I have blonde hair) Ok I removed the hair and pulled the sheets back up and checked out the bathroom, small but it seemed clean until I looked in the shower. Sour smelling shower curtain and (no lie) a pair of womens underwear hanging from the shower curtain rod. EWWWW. Took a tissue and removed them and threw them in the trash. Not cool. Not sure if I could recommend this hotel to anyone. I did tell the woman at the front desk about the panites, and she was very apologetic. Glad it was only one night.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Owner at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

We are very sorry that this customer had a Bad experience. We pride ourselves with having clean rooms and grounds.We are not perfect all the time , however we have instituted a double inspection to try to eliminate this problem in the future.

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

This property is in an excellent location on the Atlantic side of Islamorada. It is clean and well maintained, with a small pool and thatched huts and a sandy picnic area. It would be a nice addition to add a continental breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank travel192
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you for your review of our property! We are so glad that you had an enjoyable experience! Please visit us again when future travels bring you to the Islamorada area! Best Regards

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed in the oceanfront trailer for three nights in February. I thought it would be something different and memorable. And it was. The bed was comfortable, the trailer was clean, updated and had everything necessary to make us feel at home. There is an attached deck with two adirondack chairs which faces the ocean. The grounds are meticulously maintained. There is plenty of comfy seating both at the pool and the rest of the property (adirondack chairs, chaise lounges and hammocks). I believe the property was booked, but it never felt crowded and we often had the pool to ourselves.

Room Tip: We loved our little trailer, but the more traditional rooms seem like good choices as well.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tricia V
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you so much for your review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and especially the "trailer" - Room 17! It's definitely our hidden gem here on property! We certainly hope that when future travels bring you to Islamorada that you will again drop anchor with us!! Best Regards!

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We looked at so many places in the Keys, and decided on this one. When we arrived, we loved the hammocks, the tikki huts and clean grounds. When we got our room... we were more than surprised. It was a suite, with two rooms, kitchen and a large living room with a private ocean front deck! It was so quiet there, the kids loved playing on the grounds. We really enjoyed our stay. The only downfall was that we only stayed one night.

Room Tip: Room 16... the best.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you had an enjoyable visit! Next time, we hope that you can stay a few days longer!!! I will pass your review along to the staff! Best Regards!

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

As others have noted this is an older place, but it is very well maintained. We had one of the ground level units with a patio facing the water. We were only there 2 days, as we were "trying out" different islands in the Florida Keys, but the time there was quiet and comfortable. The folks at the office were very helpful. The room was spacious and the kitchen appliances, dinnerware and utensils were nice to have. The outside areas with hammocks, grass roofed tables and pool areas were kept very clean. Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Ground floor room was very convenient
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our property! We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable time and we hope that you will stay with us longer when your travels bring you back to the Islamorada area! I will be sure to pass your review along to the staff! Best Regards!

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Address: 84959 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Islamorada
Price Range: £129 - £228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Drop Anchor Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Life at Drop Anchor is simple, intimate, and unforgettable... Drop Anchor Resort and Marina is a unique oceanfront hideaway nestled in the heart of the fabulous "purple isle" of Islamorada. Intimate and private, accommodations range from Standard rooms to Suites, in most cases with private balconies. Each room is individually designed with a tropical flair befitting the unique island spirit of the fabulous Florida Keys. Our history is rich; wed have been a landmark in Islamorada for more than 50 years. We aspire to keep the "Old FL Keys" spirit alive while offering just 18 fresh, updated rooms with charming amenities for our guests' comfort is one of our top priorities. We strive to ensure rooms are among the most immaculate in the Florida Keys. Lush palm trees sway over our beautiful pool and private beach. Our grounds feature colorful tropical flora, relaxing sitting areas and hammocks swaying under tall palms. The property also boasts an Oceanside dock and private boat ramp available to our guests. Located in the "Fishing Capital of the World", we are within a few miles of the best dining and water sports in the Florida Keys. Our memorable resort hotel is located approximately 80 miles south of Miami International Airport and 85 miles north of Key West. Get lost and found in paradise at Drop Anchor Resort and Marina. ... more   less 
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