Hampton Inn and Suites Islamorada
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We were up bright and early to enjoy our final breakfast in the gardens at the back of the hostel, before setting off to Key West. The road is called the Overseas Highway, as it is 126 miles long and comprised of some 40 odd islands joined by 42 bridges, the longest spanning 7 miles. It's mainly single lane, so it can be slow going if you get …
Out of all the places we visited during this trip the Bahia Honda park had to be the best. The water was beautiful and the park during this time of year was very peaceful. Definitely would like to return there! During our visit to Key West we stopped by Kermit's Pie shop on a friend's recommendation, it was great and would definitely recommend it …
... could not believe what we were seeing. It was ‘THE POKER RUN’. Now to those of us who are uninitiated in this sort of thing, (and I am also one of them), let me explain what it is, because it’s so exciting just to be in the middle of it all.
This is where the really big... fast..... end very very expensive toys are. The poker run is where men, in very fast boats, and I mean very fast drive them down from Florida stopping at predetermined ...
... a good looking seafood restaurant along the way and Claire decided we were going to be brave and try something new. Neither of us are really into seafood but every time we try it we love it (With the exception of Paella in Barcelona).
We sat up at the bar and read the menu, Claire started to wish she hadn’t said about trying something new now, however, she was brave. I went for the Cajun shrimp sandwich and ...
... been "missing". Well, we knew where we were; but I guess you can never run away from your children. Our son had called a couple of times and received no response so he went in "search of us". We got back to quite a few calls the last of which he had tracked us down, knew which ship we were on and when we were due back. Good detective work! We returned everyones calls and let them know we truly were safe and sound! So I guess ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHampton Inn and Suites Islamorada
The hotel and staff were great. It was nice as a starting point to travel up and down the keys. It was not too bad of a drive to get back to Miami for return flight. Definitely recommend.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn and Suites Islamorada
We stayed here over Easter 2004 and found the rooms to be surprisingly spacious and the staff friendly. Breakfast was ample and included as it is at all Hamptons. My only complaint with the hotel was the room price seemed pretty steep - but I think that would be true anywhere in the Keys during the Easter holidays.
One caution, we don't recommend the dive outfit (Key Dives) a hundred yards away by the bridge. Their boat was old, smelly and bounced in the waves. I think you could do better.
A few years ago we stopped in without a reservation. My wife negotiated a decent deal with a gal working at the front desk. The owner over heard the "discounted price" and blew up. Screamed at the employee, told us to get the "F" out. I nearly decked him, but didn't want to end up in jail. I used to travel for a living and have NEVER been treated so badly. My advice, stay away!!! A year or so after the incident I read that his roof got destroyed by a hurricane, there is justice. (I hope no one was hurt)
My family totally enjoyed this Hampton Inn.
I would venture to say that this is probably one of the nicest places to stay in Islamorada. After looking over the area, most hotels and motels seem overly worn. But this one is in above average shape by comparison. It was completely renovated 7 years ago (according to the manager). The rooms are decent, the lobby is nice. The pool and pool area are in good shape. The only negative thing I would mention is that the beach is for tanning only because it is raised and not ocean-level (you probably wouldn't want to swim in the ocean here anyway). The free breakfast is a great perk as well as the free afternoon coffee and cookies. Overall, I would recommend staying here.
This is a perfectly nice hotel. Not extremely fancy, but very decent with nice rooms, people, pool and lounge area. We paid $170 per night, but this is doing pretty good for the area, especially if you want to stay somewhere that is not run down. We went to the Hampton after first going to Holiday Isle. Run, don't walk to the Hampton. Holiday Isle was dirty, expensive, run down and the room looked like a flop house - also the people are very rude! Strongly recommend the Hampton.
Best place to stay in Islamorada
Great place to stay. Rooms and public areas were very clean. Request room over pool or ocean view. The staff are very nice and helpful. You will like the breakfast. Great place for one or two night stay. I will stay here again. I've stayed in many places on Islamorada, including Cheeca Lodge, and I like this place the most.
While the rooms here were very nice (better than the 5-star Westin just up the road!), we had a dismal experience with the staff among other things. (FYI - I'm not one of the flame throwers typical these boards - I really try to fairly appraise most things - these things really happened, judge for yourself.)
Very nice property
Spent one night here in February 2003. Rooms were dependably Hampton Inn-very clean, basic but nice furnishings with balconies.Property was defintely more than I expected! A small but lovely beach area with a big hammock, Adirondack chairs, beach lounge chairs, and a tiki bar and restaurant. There is also a good size pool overlooking the ocean.Located at MM80 with many choices ot restaurants and bars within a few mile radius of the hotel.
Cant get any better
every thing about the hotel is great, it's worth the extra money to stay here
What a Great Place to Stay!
We only had one night to spend at this lovely inn. We had a one bedroom suite overlooking the ocean and it was gorgeous! average size balcony with chairs to enjoy the sunrise and sunset, overlooking a private beach and dock area. I would suggest getting a room overlooking the ocean, or any room on the north or south side near the ocean end of the hotel.
Breakfast was fantastic. Lots to choose from and always being filled when stocks ran low. I would suggest this hotel to anyone. I live in a tourist area of southeast Florida and know a good place when I see it.... and this is IT! We plan on going back throughout the year and will definitely stay at this hotel/inn.