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Old 11-17-2011, 12:40 PM
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Trying to plan a trip to Islamorado. Where would you guys stay if you were going and taking your wife? I'm not talking about a motel for fishing here, I'm looking for a place that is clean and comfortable that my wife will enjoy while me and my son are fishing. I dont need a boat slip, will be using a guide. I have checked out Cheeca and The Islander but am getting conflicting reviews. Am not opposed to staying anywhere within 20 minutes of Islamorado.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:43 PM
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Cheeca Lodge....

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:46 PM
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Check out Island Bay Resort. We know the owners they are great people and ranked #1 on Trip Advisor.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:53 PM
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Cheeca is great, Hawk's Cay is also excellent.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:56 PM
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http://www.islanderfloridakeys.com/

I stayed at the islander a couple years ago and really liked it. Great pool and right on the Atlantic.
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Hawks was great, we canceled our reservation after we got too islander resort. Looks much much much more run down in person.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:03 PM
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Call Phil at the Carribean resort in Islamorada. By far the nicest place in Islamorada to stay.
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www.thecaribbeanresort.com

fastcat is right, it is a small gated place between checca and islander
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check the website for the hampton inn in islamorada and you can see the accomodations, also just a couple blocks from bud and marys
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:27 PM
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Cheeca will run you in excess of $250/night and is very, very nice. Most like a resort. If you wife is super picky and you have the cha ching, stay there.

As a local alternative you can stay oceanfront at Breezy Palms for about $99-$149 per night. It's clean and well run and you guide can pick you up right in front of your hotel room. They have a nice pool and awesome beach. www.breezypalms.com
Hampton inn is right next door and has a nightclub, Outback Steakhouse and Tiki bar.

I really like Mangrove Mikes for breakfast and Lorelei for 5pm drinks and dont miss the sunset there!
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:05 PM
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Wives love Cheeca! But, it ain't cheap in high season - $400/night for one of the big suites (850 SF) is typical. Nicest bath you will probably ever see in a hotel room. My wife loved the big tub that was out on the private balcony. The room rate didn't bother me so much, but our bar tab sure did - geez
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:36 PM
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Cheeca in the main building for sure. It is the bomb!
BTW it's Islamorada, not Islamorado
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:44 PM
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fastcat is right, it is a small gated place between checca and islander
Either here or the Cheeca in IslamoradA, not IslamoradO. Don't stay at The Hampton Inn, it is kinda dumpy and not resort like at all.
I was there last month, and never again.
If you are open to Key Largo, check out Azul Del Mar. I was also there last month and it is amazing.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:38 PM
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Hawks Cay in Duck Key. Exclusive and spectacular. 20 minutes from Islamorada. Fishing for you and pools, views and very comfortable accomodations. Only issue is 20 minutes to Islamorada or Marathon.
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cheeca, $$$ but a++
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:41 PM
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Cheeca cheeca cheeca is all I hear. Truly a tourist destination. Cant lobster or fish or spear on Cheeca rocks. Wonderful place, unless you want something laid back and a slower pace. I recommend La Siesta resort. Several different accomodation types, super beach entry pool, marina, continental breakfast at the pool, super ocean side.
Enjoy and cheers.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:38 AM
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.....thus I look for clean, and a good value.
I like the Sunset, however, get a Kitcnette, in the back, something like $75.00 a night.
Not fancy, but clean, tile floors, provided you stipulate a Kitchenette in the back.
Walking distance to the Whistle Stop where you can have a nightly special for less than $10.00, and they have never yet run out of cold beer, and I've tried for years. Very nice place to go in the evening, nice people.
Best breakfast in the keys is Mangrove Mikes, which is attached to the motel.
I repeat though, my time spent is very much on a bugit, business, not a vacation, so my choice may not be right for you.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:47 AM
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The Cheeca is very nice but a large complex. The Moorings is five star but the rent bungalows. Casa Morada also is popular. Both are expensive. The islander and the new holiday isle should both be compatible with the renovations at the isle. The smaller resorts are priced all over the place. Look at trip advisor for the hotels!
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:29 AM
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Have stayed at the Islander both before the renovations and after always enjoyed my stays. The fishing pier is very nice the kids loved it. The pools since the renovations are great as well as the Tiki bar.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:18 AM
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I'm in Duck Key right now on vacation & Hawks Cay looks very nice. Heading to Islandmorada to go to the basspro shops (I have gift cards). Any suggestions for lunch.
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