10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Better than it looks
"Looks can be deceiving. The hotel's exterior looks average and somewhat old fashioned; however, the rooms are very nice, clean and appear to be recently renovated. Rooms have nice pillows and linens, and Neutrogena bath products which where superb! Staff were friendly enough - pool area is really nice and the hot tub was actually hot! (unlike many other hotels I've been too that are barely luke warm). Only negatives were that the bar was out of salt for the margaritas and there is no place good to eat in Key Largo! (Someone at the front desk recommended Marker 88 which is almost in Islamorada but we were disappointed with it) Can't hold this against the Holiday Inn though. I would stay there again."
- Travel date: 15th November 2005
nice place to stay
"We stayed here in January 2005, having got a good deal online. The price was very reasonable for the location. We didnt spend much time in the hotel, but used it as a base for exploring the Keys. The pool looked nice, but we didnt use it. The pool bar was pleasant. There was live music on, but our room was at the back of the hotel (carpark view), so the noise was not a problem. Also, the music ended at about 9 pm, and when we went to the bar at 9 it was quite quiet. We didnt eat in the hotel as the evening menu was limited (seafood buffet only), but there are plenty of nearby places to eat. The only problem we had was that the room had recently been refurbished, and still smelt of paint (but that was why we got such a good deal)."
- Travel date: 18th October 2005
Unfriendly staff + average hotel
"Stayed for just one night in August - that was enough! The guy on check in did absolutely nothing to make us feel welcome, merely handed us the key and pointed to the room's location on a map. The room overlooking the marina was average at best with the typically noisy Holiday Inn a/c unit. The whole complex seemed tired and in need of renovation. Restaurant had a good menu & friendly, helpful staff. Key Largo was also disapointing with the US1 running through it with hotels either side and little else; head south to Key West for a decent vacation."
- Travel date: 17th August 2005
Holiday Inn Key Largo - Nice Place to Stay in the Keys!
"We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Key Largo, Florida from July 31 - August 7. This was our second visit to the hotel, and I must say, we were equally as impressed as we were the first time. The rooms are in good shape and are clean. The air conditioner worked great: a big plus in the Keys! Bogie's was good, although we got a bit tired of seeing the same items on the breakfast buffet each morning (a little more variety would have been nice). We were lucky in that our room was in the back building and we were just steps to the dive operator we were using (Pleasure Divers - they were really nice). I was surprised to see the negative reviews about the hotel: it still looks nice to me! We were never bothered by noise (possibly because we were in the back building away from the pool area). We'll be back."
- Travel date: 6th August 2005
What a great place
"What a great place to stay for a week of vacation. First we arrived at the Hotel at 9:00 a.m. and much to our surprize where able to check into our room. The weather wasgreat so we headed to the pool where we met Bruce the pool attendent. There to insure only hotel guests use the pool. Nice touch. Stayed 5 nights and wanted to stay longer all the staff we came in contact with where just great. Even the General Manager was helping out in the dining room. Rooms just renovated clean as could be. So many things to do at this resort. You never have to get back in your car its all there. A big resort with lots to do. Stayed July 15 to the 20 th. Heading there again next year for sure. 5 Stars to this great Holiday Inn . Its the staff that truly care."
- Travel date: 1st August 2005
Noisy Pool Party
"We chose this hotel because we read all the good reviews here. But we were a little disappointed. We had prepaid and got a room to the parking lot - it seemed you had better chances to get a seaside view room if you just walked in. The front desk guy seemed a little lost as we had to say everything twice. As it turned out we were lucky to have this room because they started loud live music at the pool in the early afternoon that didn't stop until after dinner. No chance to take a nap - even in our room. We brought our own catch to the restaurant and they were nice and friendly and cooked everything to our satisfaction. But we would not stay again."
- Travel date: 7th July 2005
Poor Management / Service
"Stayed at the Holiday Inn one year ago and had a very enjoyable stay. Only one problem was malfunctioning air conditioner. Management apologized, quickly upgraded room, and had staff transport luggage to new room. Stayed June 28 - July 1, 2005 with very different results. Had problems beginning with reservation process - end of stay. Reservation was confirmed for four nights. We checked reservation before leaving and Holiday Inn only had one night confirmed. Was told that they had availability but due to holiday weekend rate would more than double on last night. Booking agent spoke with Director of Operations (Sergio) who agreed to honor the previously quoted rate. However, upon checkout I was informed by the Front Desk Supervisor that he had no knowledge on the rate reduction for last night. After making several phone calls he eventually agreed to honor rate. In general, we found the hotel staff to be less than expected from the average Holiday Inn. Definitely did not go out of their way to make you like a guest of their hotel. We have heard that the same company managing Holiday Inn also operates Marina Del Mar & Ramada Inn. Will choose another hotel next time."
- Travel date: 6th July 2005
"Booked 2 nights here for my wife & mself on the basis of these reviews & just don't get what's so good. The hotel itself is OK but nothing special, the pool was OK the staff were OK but after 4 days in Key West at the Almond Tree we were expecting more from the Holiday Inn & were very disppointed with Key Largo as it has no centre just a highway of hotels, gas stations & restaurants it could have been anywhere."
- Travel date: 29th June 2005
"We stayed for 2 nights and wish we had more. Pool area was great! We had a marine view room which was clean and very nice. We would recomend this hotel to anyone."
- Travel date: 27th June 2005
"What a great hotel. We started our stay in Florida here, couldn't have been nicer. I like a warm pool and this fit the bill for me. Being next to the marina makes it easy to book water trips. The rooms are a little dated but the price and cleanliness even it out. A definite keeper."
- Travel date: 24th June 2005
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