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Treasure Island, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at the resort during the Thanksgiving holiday. The resort is beautiful. They have a beautiful beach and newly renovated pool with many chairs so you don't have to rush to get one like you do at most resorts. They have games that you can play outside by the beach or pool (corn hole, a large connect... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I have been vacationing many many years in the Keys and have seen it evolve over the years. We were so pleased to have booked Amara Cay, because the updates to the hotel really speak to the dedication of the tourism industry in keeping up with the times! It's set on a lovely piece of property directly... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one night at Amara Cay on our way up the Keys. The hotel has just about finished a major restoration (as of 11/19/16). They have done a terrific job on every detail I could name. Very nice lobby, rooms are completely redone with modern finishes. Very spacious. New pool, new lounging area near the water. Staff very friendly &... More 

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Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I reserved a King room with a view. The room was nice and the view was of the large flat roof to with ac units (room 305). What a disappointment! The hotel is newly remodeled and is nicely decorated. The staff are very friendly. There was one couple hanging at the inside bar over the weekend and I didn't see... More 

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West Virginia
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55 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time during our stay (5 nights). The new pool that was recently finished provides an excellent locale for relaxing and soaking away your troubles. The beach-area allows for (a bit) more secluded relaxation and potential napping. :-) The construction activity for the removal of the old pool is a bit of an annoyance, to be honest. No... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times now and they never fail... Place is recently renovated with a great beach fee that is unlike any mother resort I have stayed at in the keys before. They just recently finished the pool which is a upgrade on the pool that was open on our previous stay. They do have some renovations going... More 

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Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Alonso, Wow! Thank you so much for such an awesome review from your most recent stay. I am so pleased that you keep coming back and visiting us and I hope that you will continue to come as we are almost complete with all our renovations. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Wishes, Kara More 

Venezia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hotel. Newly renovated. New pool. Beautiful views, but no swimming beach. Upsetting :( Very nice place to unwind... construction is kind of in the way. Always hearing noise and beeping from construction trucks. I think they should do cheaper pricing when that is going on.

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Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Sbvera, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your most recent stay. We love hearing from our guests. I do apologize for the small construction on site as we work on our last project to complete the renovation but do hope that you enjoyed our brand new pool. I hope that should... More 

Easington, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed four nights and the hotel rooms and bed are comfortable and clean there are some issues. Room 508 has a floodlight on the wall outside which lights up the area and room even through the blackout curtains. On check in we were not given any guidance on the restaurant opening hours for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We ate breakfast... More 

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Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Stephen, Thank you so much for taking a moment to write a review on your most recent stay. I am pleased to see that overall it was a good experience but apologize that we did not exceed your expectations. Thank you for letting us know about the floodlight as we have engineering addressing it immediately also reviewing all... More 

Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us stayed here while hurricane Matthew was passing by to the north and the staff was amazing! We loved the ambiance of the resort and the location was great. They were so helpful with providing us with great places to go and they even had a hurricane party for those of us that were staying there. I highly... More 

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Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon Saltbunny, So I am so sorry that you didn't get to experience the warm sunny Florida Keys but happy that we did not have a bad hurricane experience and thrilled you got to join us in our Hurricane Matthew Taco party :) I do hope that you will come visit us again soon when you can use all... More 

new jeresy
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amara Cay is a work in progress,for the better.Very open spaces with modern tropic touches.While we were there construction of a new beautiful pool was ongoing so noise was a little unsettling but talking to the staff the results for the resort will be very appealing.All staff members were very professional and friendly especially Rum Bar and at the restaurant.Food... More 

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Kara L, General Manager at Amara Cay Resort, responded to this review

Good afternoon ptpisces, I love the cool keys vibe tag line :) Thank you so much for taking a moment to write a review on your most recent stay. We are super happy to announce that the new pool is done and open and amazing! Thank you for the kind words on the associates, we think we have some of... More 

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Major renovations recently completed at this oceanfront resort in picturesque Islamorada. Amara Cay is the perfect setting for our guests to unwind, connect with the sea, and make lasting memories. The story of Amara Cay is compelling and distinct. Our guests are inspired by the authentic experiences we provide. Each member of our diverse staff is a local expert empowered to provide amazing and unexpected service. We emotionally connect with our guests by crafting a story that is compelling and extraordinary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amara Cay Resort

Address: 80001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036-3802 (Formerly The Islamorada Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Price Range: $272 - $799 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amara Cay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 110
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Also Known As:
Hampton Inn And Suites Islamorada Hotel Islamorada
Hampton Inn Islamorada
Islamorada Hampton Inn
Amara Cay Resort Islamorada, Florida
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Islamorada
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“I would recommend trying to get an upper floor room toward the back of the hotel, giving you a great view of the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles 575LiamC, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for pool view and you should be able to see the ocean. Some views are of the parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles 533cindyr, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request poolside room, otherwise, overlooking a parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles DonnaGG_12, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a top floor room with an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 756denisew, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Can see the water from every room, even if it's not listed as ocean front.”
 of 5 bubbles 344bethanyw, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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