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Drop Anchor Resort
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Was our first time on the keys, and we totally loved this hotel. Was clean, comfortable and the staff was super friendly. It has no beach, but you could jump in for a swim on the ocean if you would like so, as almost all hotels on the zone, and personally i think that's no drawback, since there are so many good and beautiful national parks nearby. There's also good restaurants and fishing spots really close.
The nights are just amazing, you can watch the stars in front of the water, everything is just so calm and quiet. We totally want to go back there.
In terms of price i think it's just fine to what the hotel offers, and i was really really placed with everything.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

So very glad that you took the time out of your busy schedule to review our Resort. We appreciate all the praise and will pass it on to the rest of our staff. We like to think of Drop Anchor Resort as our little piece of Paradise. I see you think so as well. Thank you

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Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed there 2 weeks ago and were pleasantly surprised. Looking from the ocean we had the lower room on the far left(purple ). My GF likes clean, we were not sure about it but quickly convinced. S Fl is buggy if you know what I mean,but not here. It's hard to find a nice beach in the keys, this place has a nice one with ocean view.
I'd stay here again, we go to Islamorada regularly for R & R.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort. We do pride ourselves in cleanliness and the up keeping of the grounds. It is always a pleasure to provide great quality service and look forward tgo accommodating to you again when your travels bring you back to the Islamorada area for that much needed R&R

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

I stayed in room #1 with my girlfriend for a last minute vacation for two nights. The room was clean, nicely outfitted with a full working kitchen, and provided plenty of space for the two of us. You can use their website to see which rooms over look the ocean. The on site crew responded well to any questions I had and delivered quality customer service. I would stay at this spot again. The only downside I can think of is the AC units in the rooms can be very loud, but they do their job.

Room Tip: Google their website to take a look at the exact rooms you may want to book.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

We want to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to review our property. Our Resort and staff take pride in assisting our guests to the best of our ability. Some of our A/C units are older. We are slowly changing them out to newer models.

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Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

This property has beautiful architecture with picturesque ocean views. We stayed in room 7 which had the best views of the pool and the ocean. The owner Steve was very friendly and his dog Lady. He gave us passes to nearby Founders Beach which was wonderful. Aside from guests fornicating in the pool on our first day and a couple hundred gnats which came in from the bathroom window this was a fantastic property.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank M J
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review our Resort. Room 14-B is the smallest room on our property. It is very quaint as well. I must agree with you on the toiler situation though. We do take enormous pride into maintaining our Resort in tip top shape. I will pass along your words of praise to the rest of our staff here at Drop Anchor Resort and Marina.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stayed 1 night on our way down to Key West and arrived after the office had closed. We were directed to room #17 - the trailer. My husband wanted to keep driving and was not excited about staying in a trailer. It was actually really nice and more importantly clean! #17 is an actual RV trailer that has been modified and is no longer mobile. There is a deck attached to it which has great ocean views. The trailer has a living area and a full kitchen as well as a separate bedroom. The bed was a little small for 2 people but totally fine for 1 night. Our son slept on the living area on a twin bed. There is a full bathroom with a shower. The AC worked great. The hotel grounds are super clean with sand everywhere. There is a small boat launch as well as an ocean front pool. The pool was very clean and a great way to relax. I think this hotel exudes charm and would stay there again even in the trailer!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

So glad to hear that you enjoyed our homey oceanfront trailer. It's one of my personal favorites on the property. Kinda feels like home away from home. We definitely pride ourselves in the up keep of our Resort as you pointed out. We appreciate you taking the time to review our Resort and look forward to accommodating to you again.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed in the RV unit number 17. I was alone, but it would have been comfortable for another person or two.

The Resort is exactly what I wanted in the Keys. It's quiet, has a great view and the people are all nice. The grounds and my unit were always extremely clean and the staff were always attentive if you needed anything. I was very comfortable for the three days I stayed.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
2  Thank Patrick G
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

Wonderful that you reviewed our trailer. It is very homey and one of my personal favorites on the property. It is perfect for a couple alone. Or even a couple with a child. Thank you very much for taking the time to review our Resort.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

The hotel is a nicely updated slice of Keys charm, right on the Atlantic, on Windley Key in Islamorada. Room 15 faces the ocean and was clean and spacious, with a very comfortable bed. We spent 4 nights here and will return based on our experience. Nice to sit at the waters edge in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the birds on the flats and the boats headed out for a day of fishing. And the pool was the perfect place to end the day (or spend the day) with the same view!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Drop_Anchor_Resort, Manager at Drop Anchor Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort.

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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: £99 - £170 (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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Drop Anchor Resort Islamorada, Florida - Florida Keys

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