The rooms are only cleaned twice a week and the patio door was so hard to open it made using the patio an inconvenience. Ceiling fans were noisy, but useable. The staff was awesome and very accommodating. Location was great and being at the sundiver dock was a plus. The pool is great and open 24/7, which is hard to find stateside.
I liked that the hotel was close to stores and food and ice cream. The rooms had a fridge and microwave which was useful. The rooms were a little old and the window view was terrible. We looked through metal slits at the property next door which was messy. The breakfast was so-so and only consisted of bagels and maybe cereal. The best part of the hotel was the outside area because it was lush with many trees and plants and was on the water and had a couple of really nice docks. We saw a manatee and different fish. If you want to snorkel bring water shoes since it is all coral. They have sand over the coral in the walking areas which is nice. You are next to a nice restaurant with a great patio. You can walk to Walgreen and burger king. You are close to flea markets antique stores and John Pennecamp State park. Overall I would stay more south of here like (Islamorada) because the water is a stunning shade of blue. We wanted to go to South Beach for the day and it was about 1 hour and 15 minutes travel time. So it was perfect if you wanted to go into Miami at all.
Unique courtyard motel with very small cottages. Good, basic overnight accommodation, but very few frills--just small tube of shampoo and soap and a very small TV. Could hear highway noise from our cottage but I'm sure some of them are quieter. Everything seemed freshly painted but some areas rough around the edges. Shower was a big tiled box with no shelves to put shampoo, etc. on. Bathroom configuration a bit odd. Has A/C in wall and big overhead fan. We did not run A/C as the fan seemed to do the trick--temp outside was 85 F. Richard in office very friendly but closes up around 8:30-9:00 pm. Arrived just in time to get key and ask for hairdryer as room had none. Also, no in-room iron, place to hang clothes or coffee machine. Coffee and a pastry at the tikki down in the courtyard in the morning. Place has a small, intimate charm that bigger hotels lack. Free use of a kayak to cruse around the bay, small beach area and nice docks. Right next door to Mrs Mac Kitchen and several other restaurants. Parking in courtyard tight.
I have stayed here several times over the years. It's a nice hotel quite and the staff is very nice. However the beach area they have isn't appealing and very small (only fits about one family at a time) the rooms are very quite very clean and we've never really had a problem with them. i would recommend it.
The largest of the Florida Keys in the northern archipelego is Key Largo. Two highways connect Key Largo to the mainland. The eastern part of sland is home to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the site of the only living coral barrier reef in the U.S.