Just a wonderful experience and worth every penny. Would go back again and this was the second trip there. Love the environment and availability of watercraft. Our kids loved the fresh scones every morning!More
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Just a wonderful experience and worth every penny. Would go back again and this was the second trip there. Love the environment and availability of watercraft. Our kids loved the fresh scones every morning!MoreShow less
Heathercarmela, thank you for your review of Bay Harbor here on Trip Advisor. We're so happy to hear that your second visit was a wonderful experience. Bring the kids back again and we'll make sure to have the scones ready for them!
We made it a family vacation with our kids and grandchildren. We enjoyed the pool, the kayaks, the beautiful grounds and the sunsets! It worked well for us to rent 4 units and gather at the beautiful Bayside Bungalow for meals and just sitting on the deck relaxing. Peg and all the staff were gracious and very helpful to make sure we had a great week. We definitely will return!
Jeannefmaher, thank you for this review of Bay Harbor, and especially of Bayside Bungalow, Room # 17. We're so pleased you and your family enjoyed a great vacation here. Hurry back - for all the reasons you mentioned. Your Sunsets are waiting!
We booked this holiday almost a year prior to our departure and it was a special holiday because it was my husbands retirement present to me. We knew this was a "self catering" type of holiday but it was impossible to do anything other than make a cup of tea or coffee and that was with difficulty. There was approximately 18 inches of space between the wall down one side of the bed, barely two foot down the other side and the doors to the wardrobe/closet and bathroom were on that wall also. It was difficult to get into the room at night without being invaded by insects so we had to enter the room, close the door then turn the light on which was on a pull cord which was attached to an overhead fan so we ran the risk of injuring ourselves with the fan whilst trying to get some light. The bed was changed once during the week we spent here and that was on the day before we were checking out. Having said this, the towels were changed every day and the bins emptied every day. The gardens are lovely, the complimentary scones delicious but there weren't enough English tea bags to make our complimentary tea and coffee in the morning. I feel we paid a extortionate amount of money for a very tiny room so if you are planning on visiting Bay Harbour Lodge, make sure you either get one of the cabins or ask for the dimensions of your room before booking.
As far as things to do in the Keys, forget it, once you've driven down to Key West that's it really. I would not go down there again.
Pamdenby, we are sorry that your trip to the Keys was a disappointment to you. The Florida Keys are very different from many places in the US that people choose to vacation. Much of the lure of the Florida Keys has to do with the island atmosphere and activities in an around the water. Sometimes guests are surprised to learn that the beautiful coral reefs offshore also prevent the Keys from having white sandy beaches. The views from the Overseas Highway are breathtaking and Key West has its own very special vibe. In Key Largo, and at Bay Harbor, our waterfront location affords guests fabulous sunsets, opportunities to experience complimentary kayaking, paddle boards and a pedal boat all from our small sandy beach, and in general enjoy a secluded tranquil environment. We do have a few very small rooms, pictured on our website, which are described as a "small New York Style Petit Room. Our most affordable, yet small room."
My husband and I booked a couple of days at Bay Harbor for a quick spring vacation. We were incredibly impressed with our stay. The grounds are beautiful and immaculately kept and include a little beach area. The room was clean and comfortable. The kayaks and paddleboards are free for guests to use. Fresh scones and coffee are provided each morning, and they are hands down the best scones I have ever eaten. Next time, I will book one of the rooms down by the water so I can enjoy that view all the time! You really can't beat it for the price. I can't wait to go back!
Shannon A, Thank You for your delightful review. We hope you will choose one of our cottages or rooms by the water for your next visit! Come see us again soon. Your scones are waiting.
We’ve come here four years in a row for spring break, and each year it is better and better (and it started awesome!). The bungalows are perfect for our family of four, and I love waking up right on the water. Our days consist of slow mornings watching the sunrise, lots of card playing, swimming in the pool, grilling, fishing, and maybe a little kayaking. Time slows down and we can really just enjoy. The guests at the hotel are always lovely and everyone chats and enjoys the grounds together. Bay Harbor is a teeny gem, and I’m thrilled i found it online a few years back. I know we will be back next year!
Thank you Thank you Jodipinkdodd. What a beautiful description of your stay with us here at Bay Harbor. Don't we all wish for a vacation where "time just slows down"! Come back and see us again next spring break.
We were in town for a wedding, and we had other couples staying here so we decided to book also. We stayed in the Seaside Cottage and it was beautiful. We loved having a full kitchen and grill so we could enjoy more of our time here. The paddle boat and kayaks/paddle boards were a nice bonus and those scones.... let me tell you... worth it! Our only complaint is that we had our do not disturb sign out until 11am and housekeeping never came back. There were no towels at the front desk so we were out of luck so if I could make one suggestion it would be to keep extra at the desk we could grab if we miss the housekeeping schedule. When you are swimming and out and about typically you’re showering more than once a day so this is much needed. If we are ever back in Key Largo we will certainly return.
Thank you, Krysten F, for your 5 star review. We're so glad you were able to relax at our resort and take full advantage of the kitchen and grill, as well as our watercraft. I'm sorry we didn't have fresh towels for you at the front desk; thanks for your suggestion. Please come back and stay with us again - your scones are calling...