Courtyard by Marriott Key Largo
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... believe it or not followed by a swim. In the afternoon we all headed up to the Everglades Alligator Farm. It doesn't actually farm the alligators its just look after a few which they use to educate the public. We saw them get fed and went on an airboat tour which is an awesome way to get around. Bloody noisy though.
Luckily they provided everyone with noise cancelling headphones.
In the evening we went to a ...
Steffie and I had been tossing up whether or not to spend an extra day in the Florida Keys or to go on a cruise instead, so we decided to take the cheaper option and stay an extra night. Since we already had a car and were already there it just seemed to make more sense anyways. After calling up to extend the car rental and booking a hotel in Key Largo, we were ready to start the day. I decided to go for an early morning swim followed by a short 45 minute kayak out ...
... we got to the 7.5 mile point of our ride, we climbed a winding, spiral tower so we could see the Everglades from above. I liked this view better because it gave me a better perspective of the Everglades. When we got back down to the bottom of the tower we rode the rest of the way back. As we were riding back I realized that this side of the ride looked more like ...
... that as Hilton Honours members we're invited to a sunset cheese and wine party in their Treetops Restaurant at 5pm. Considering there is precisely nothing else to do, we accept.
With a couple of hours still to kill we sit by the pool and munch on a bad turkey sandwich trying to ignore the NFL game blaring away at the poolsude bar, and then a quick little exploration of the beach area reinforces our gratitude that we opted for just one night here rather than the two ...
... I imagined swarms of them attacking us. She recommended two short walks with more of an open area = less mosquitoes. As we drove through to show our Annual Pass, I read the notice board, "Mosquitoes High."
We parked and walked around, enjoying the view and we didn't feel/see any mosquitoes. We decided to try our luck at the campsite and drove down towards the Flamingo VC, armed with repellent. There seemed to be a little lookout area by the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard by Marriott Key Largo
Great view in Key Largo
I stayed in this hotel in room 272 for 7 hights in Feb 2004 and found it to be very comfortable, and we had a great view from the bolcony over the pool and the harbour. These rooms are certainly over sized.
Even the balcony was large. The free breakfast is also ample.
Nice Spot with Good Location
Hotel has a good location on a canel. There are a number of good restraurants and activities within walking distance. If you choose this hotel, be sure to get an 'Island View' room or your room with a view will be a parking lot and a gas station. The Island View is the canel, which is pleasant. The site is clean and well maintained. The only negative about the hotel: some of the staff seemed disinterested in statisfying their customers. In all, a good value for the price.
large, clean rooms; great pool & jacuzzi; comp. breakfast with lots of choices; beautifully decorated for Christmas. Private balconies with great view of marina; very comfortable! WARNINGS: Bogie's restaurant at Holiday Inn next door closed for dinner (at least on weekdays in Dec), water taxi to Sun Cruz is not available due to repairs; tours on African Queen not available (also next door)[none of this is the fault of the Ramada but website does advertise these things]
During the week of Oct. 25, 2003, my husband and I flew to Tampa, rented a car and found ourselves in Key Largo. We stopped at the Ramada Inn mid morning hoping we would not have to make reservations this time of year. We not only got a room immediately, we were given an excellent off season price. The room was large, bright, clean and very comfortable with its own refrigerator. The surrounding area was magnificant. A canal with yachts of various degrees of elegance was just behind the hotel. This made for interesting even strolls. Trips could be arranged to go deep sea fishing, snorkeling of diving at what appeared to be the Ramada Inn's marina. My favorite trip was to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. We snorkeled over a Spanish warship that sank in 1750. Visiting coral reefs on a catamaran was also great fun. We took a boat out to the gambling casino that operates 5 miles off the coast. If you don't like to gamble, this cruise is the cheapest high quality entertainment you might ever visit. The sunset was brilliant, and the ocean ride was soothing. At night, sand sharks gathered around the gambling casino to chase silver fish that flew out of the water for yards at a time to escape the shark. The scene was mesmorizing, especially after 28 sharks were counted. The front desk person at the Ramado always made time to give us pointers on where to go for fun, meals, etc. The advise was 100% on track! Our stay at the Ramad was truly a 5 star rating! Off season gets you a 5 star price!
I recently visited Key Largo/ Ramada Limited to dive and snorkle. Dive shops are located within very short walking distance.
Great for diving
We stayed at the Ramada, Key Largo on 10 August 03 for 3 days. The rooms were bright, roomy and very clean. The complimentary breakfasts were very good and plentiful. The pool was adequate but not very exciting, but we used the pool at the sister hotel next door and this was larger and more appealing. The hotel is very convenient for fishing and diving and only a short walk from Horizon Divers, who were fantastic to dive with. I would be very happy to stay here again.
Value was right but it is just okay
Stayed there June 22 - 23, 2003. The hotel is fine for a value weekend.
It is right beside a canal where you can charter a boat for diving or fishing. The room was okay and clean. My view was not good but, I did not expect a view for the price. I was using it as a temporary place to stay to do some running around. It worked. Breakfast was included and was actually very reasonable. It included cereals, breads, fruit, coffee and teas.There is a special room to eat in although it was usually full. However, you could enjoy it back in your room or in the lobby. If you are looking for a place to sleep at night, this was a good choice. But, for a resort area where you expect to enjoy the hotel, it is not the place to stay.
Great vacation spot
We stayed there in May 2003. We brought 3 children with us and the rooms were roomy, comfortable and had a fridge. The breakfast had lots to choose from so everyone was happy. We walked to our snorkeling cruises--the Reef Roamers crew was great! We bought a state park sticker and traveled to 4 parks during our stay. We are talking about going again.
Enjoyed our Stay
My sister and I stayed at the Ramada Inn and Resort in Key Largo, FL. The hotel was nice and comfy. We had one incident of a bunch of kids/adults partying in the lobby one night making a bunch of noise and trash was everywhere. The hotel manager told us he could move our room or WE could leave! There was even blood stains on the elevator door and a carving knife on the dryer in the laundry room! Take away this one incident and our stay was pleasant. The only thing missing on the Keys is a Dunkin Donuts and finding a good cup of java after 10pm is hard to do. The weather was great. We had a wonderful time in Key West and had a Cheeseburger in Paradise in Margaritaville. Can't wait to visit again....
Great for diving
I Stayed at this hotel for a diving trip - excellent value, close enough to walk to dive boats and the local resuarants and bars. the continental breakfast is good too. Excellent budget option in the keys.