We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“I'd stay here EVERY time!”
Review of Drop Anchor Resort

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Drop Anchor Resort
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2014

The Drop Anchor Resort is an excellent place to stay when visiting the keys. We stayed here for a girls trip away and loved every minute of it. We stayed here during spring break in the two bedroom suite and though other reviewers mentioned noise from the road, we slept very well each night. The lady who works the front desk, Nikki, was absolutely FANTASTIC!! She was so friendly, and welcoming every time we saw her. She also made great restaurant recommendations. The pool and "beach" area at the back of the resort is perfect for relaxing with some wine. All in all I highly recommend staying at the Drop Anchor Resort!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Ashleigh M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay here with us at Drop Anchor Resort. We appreciate your kind words. And look forward to having you again when ever your travels bring you to the Islamorada area.

Regards

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (745)
There are newer reviews for Drop Anchor Resort
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

438 - 444 of 745 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

My father and I used the Drop Anchor as our home base for a three day fishing trip to the middle keys. It was a perfect choice.
The facility is older, but clean and well cared for. There are a couple of decent restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.
A good value when compared to other hotels in the middle keys. I would stay here again.

Stayed: April 2014
Thank ritch32
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Drop Anchor Resort. We hope that when your travels bring you back to Islamorada you will come back and Drop Anchor with us.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Staff was very attentive to our needs and ready to assist in any way they could. Room was quite clean, albeit very tight with a full-sized bed. Nice pool by the ocean. The grounds were immaculate and very tastefully done. Short walk from all rooms to the water. Will definitely book this hotel again if we are in the Keys.

  • Stayed: April 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Ken J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We hope that when future travels bring you to the Islamorada area that you will once again choose Drop Anchor Resort!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We were at the Drop Anchor for my sister's wedding. She had booked the entire place, so it was all family & friends there. Aside from the bright, beautiful colors, the buildings themselves look rather nondescript from outside, but every room we saw was beautiful on the inside. The beach was lovely, and staff cleaned and raked it every day (fair warning- it is hardpack coral sand). The pool was a nice way to cool off, and there were several hammocks and chairs to relax in around the beach.

We stayed in Room 10, which was plenty comfortable for me, my husband and our three year old. We had a nice balcony to relax on, and a full kitchen. The only downside of the room was that there wasn't really any drawer space. I have to assume the rooms are well insulated, because we never heard anyone else.

The wedding itself was amazing. The ceremony was held with the ocean for a backdrop, and it was breathtaking. The beach was plenty big enough for a medium sized wedding and reception.

Nikki, who was working the front office most of the time we were there, was an absolute saint. She always had a smile and a helpful suggestion for whatever you needed. She even placed a pizza order for us so that the little kids would have something to eat during the reception, and came to find me when the pizza arrived.

Should we find ourselves in Islamorada again, we will definitely book at the Drop Anchor again.

Room Tip: The website has pictures of all of the rooms- take a peek and find your favorite!
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank pgnpixi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Thank you for choosing "DROP ANCHOR RESORT" for such a memorable occasion. We thank you for your praise and kind words. We pride ourselves in keeping the property immaculate. I will definitely pass along your words of praise to the rest of our staff. And when your travels bring you back to Islamorada feel free to come on by.

REGARDS,
MARLENE

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Appearances are deceiving - from the outside the rooms look dated, but inside they are finished to a high spec. Someone has a good eye for interior design! My only criticism of the rooms would be that the drawers and cupboard doors all seemed to be falling off!! Round the back is a lovely little private beach with hammocks and sun loungers where we passed a whole day just unwinding. There are no food shops nearby and so it's worth stocking up at a supermarket in key largo or marathon before you get there.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank heartjojo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Thank you for your review of our property! Also thank you for the tip about the drawers & cupboards. We are currently working on this issue. We hope that when future travels bring you to the Islamorada area that you will once again, "drop anchor" here! Best Regards!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We booked a one night stay at the Drop Anchor well in advance of our stay, after booking we started to wish we had booked 2 nights the write ups were just what we wanted. By the time we looked again to book another night it was full.
On our arrival we could see why it was full and why one night just was not going to be long enough it was a lovely place, set just off the road and around the front of the hotel has its own sea front with pool sunbeds etc really lovely so chilled.
We arrived before noon but were greeted with a warm welcome and we were shown to our room which was ready we had the room nearest to the road and there was a little road noise in the morning.
The room was plenty big enough and a wonderful king bed cleaned to a high standard more soft fluffy towels than you would ever need, I still think back as wish we had had 2 nights there.
Ideal place to make a base.
Would stay again and recommend. Wonderful thanks you.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
1  Thank Knocker-and-Katie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Thank you for recent review! We wish you had been able to stay longer as well! We take pride in the cleanliness of the grounds and rooms and appreciate your comments! I will be sure to pass along your words of praise to the rest of the staff! We hope that when future travels bring you to the Islamorada area that you will once again "drop anchor" here! Best Regards!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I stayed here for a wedding I was in. The entire resort was rented and it was a very nice place. The room wasnt ready for check in so we had to wait a couple of hours. That was the only negative thing I have to say but I wasnt even upset because the place was comfy and the room was really clean. I got the room that had a kitchen and patio in the back plus a screen porch front. We stayed a couple of nights and had to bring the kids last minute but there was plenty of room for an air mattress. You can tell that the owner cares about his property. I love the sand that made you feel like you were on the beach. Beautiful place for a wedding.I will stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank rramolete
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Thanks so much for your recent review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We hope that you will once again "drop anchor" here when future travels bring you to the Islamorada! Best Regards!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Islamorada hotels
5.0 mi away
Amara Cay Resort
Amara Cay Resort
#6 of 19 in Islamorada
1,372 reviews
0.6 mi away
Pelican Cove Resort & Marina
Pelican Cove Resort & Marina
#5 of 19 in Islamorada
710 reviews
2.9 mi away
Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina
3.3 mi away
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
#7 of 19 in Islamorada
3,434 reviews
2.1 mi away
Ocean House
Ocean House
#1 of 19 in Islamorada
400 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Drop Anchor Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Drop Anchor Resort

Address: 84959 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number:
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: £101 - £169 (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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, TripOnline SA, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com, Ebookers, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L., Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your Drop Anchor Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Drop Anchor Hotel Islamorada
Drop Anchor Resort Islamorada, Florida - Florida Keys

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing