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4.5 out of 5

"Stayed at Amara Cay from Saturday through Tuesday. Excellent resort hotel with all the amenities needed and friendly staff. We flew into MIA and drove ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 26 Apr 2017

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants

On the beach

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Bud n' Mary's Dive Center and 2 miles (3 km) of Hurricane Monument with a stay here. Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park and History of Diving Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Poolside dining

A private beach, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like free self parking and an area shuttle.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

Along with free WiFi, the 110 guestrooms offer coffee/tea makers and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities include down comforters, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$165* Per night/room Oct 24 - Oct 25

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, View (Standard View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Amara Cay Resort ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Amara Cay Resort

Everyone (21) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
I love this resort and have stayed here a few times. This resort is lacking a hot tub.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019

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Oct 19, 2019 by mwaldo

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your review. I'm glad you love Amara Cay and hope to see you back again. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

5 out of 5
Clean room, nice heated pool. Personal is nice. Fast and organized check in and check out. Nice hotel overall.

Posted by on May 12, 2019

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May 13, 2019 by mwaldo

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your 5 out of 5 Star comments. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

5 out of 5
The hotel is so pretty and clean. I loved the ocean view room that we booked. The views are spectacular. I also liked the burger place at the hotel and the pool. Overall, it was a great stay here.

Posted by on May 7, 2019

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May 13, 2019 by mwaldo

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your 5 out of 5 Star Review. I'm glad you had a great stay and were able to experience the spectacular views. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

5 out of 5
Beautiful view, pool very nice, rooms were modern design and clean

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019

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May 6, 2019 by mwaldo

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give us a Five Star Rating. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

5 out of 5
The pool bar was great, we really enjoyed the heated pool and the fire pits were a bonus at night! Loved the resort!

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019

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Feb 11, 2019 by mwaldo

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and your wonderful 5 Star Review. I'm glad you enjoyed the pool bar, the pool and the fire pits. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

3 out of 5
Alton at the Tiki Hut is The Man! He was so sweet and just a total pleasure to be around. We hung out with him for almost an entire day. Excellent service on his part. The woman at the front desk was very unfriendly and would shake her head no to us before we even could ask a question. This went on for two days. It was so rude and just bizarre. Also the walls are paper thin and the room next door had children so that was annoying. We love kids but don’t want to listen to tantrums from our room when trying to sleep. Or furthurore I was worried about disturbing them when coming in after having a night out. So because of those things it was not relaxing. The property is beautiful and we really enjoyed it but would definitely check out something else if it were comparable because of the issues I mentioned.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019

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Feb 11, 2019 by mwaldo

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your comments. I'm sorry regarding the woman at the front desk. I will be sure to investigate as we want all our guests to experience a wonderful time. Thank you bringing this to my attention. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 21, 2019

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Jan 22, 2019 by mwaldo

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and your 5 out of 5 Star Review. We hope to see you back, often and soon. Sincerely, Miguel Waldo General Manager Amara Cay Resort

5 out of 5

Great on the ocean resort!

Pros: Service, amenities, bed, tiki bar, heated pool.
Cons: Add another corn hole set. Make some of the pillows more firm.
Location: Easy access to everything- food, restaurants, shopping, boating, kayaking.
Stayed at Amara Cay from Saturday through Tuesday. Excellent resort hotel with all the amenities needed and friendly staff. We flew into MIA and drove to Islamorada- about 1.5 hours. Arrived one hours earlier than we were supposed and got right into our room which over looked the courtyard, pool and tiki bar. It also has an excellent ocean view while affording good protection from the wind which made sitting on the balcony and enjoying a morning coffee very pleasant. Kuerig one coffee maker in the room with multiple choices of coffee and real cream- not powder. Bed was great- firm as I like it- pillows could have been more firm, but there were plenty there so no big deal. Big (50"?) flat screen TV was nice even though we didn't use it much. Bathroom was great- the in mirror light could have been brighter, but again, not a big deal. The whole room was tiled which I prefer at the beach anyway. The private beach- which is actually sand behind the retainer wall, was excellent. Lots of lounge chairs there and at the heated pool. Plus extra non-lounge chairs too. There was a turf grass area with croquet and ping pong available. There was a corn hole set on the beach... this was the most used item- probably ought to set up another. Overall a fantastic experience- we will go back!!

Posted by , from Northern Virginia on Apr 26, 2017

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5 out of 5
Beautiful resort, great location! Great food and service. Looking forward to going back!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice and Relaxing Resort

We stayed at Amara Cay for 3 nights. The facilities were very nice and we especially enjoyed the outdoor pool area. The beach area was beautiful for sitting back and relaxing. The only negative comments I have are for some of the staff. The woman bar tender was rude and dismissive. When we went up to order, she was so busy shmoozing a male patron that she kept ignoring us. We had questions about the menu and she would give us vague answers and then kept going back to the guy. It was almost impossible to place an order with her. Besides the experience we had with particular employee, the rest of the staff was very friendly an attentive. I would go back to this resort,

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017

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Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. Summer fun is a breeze at Amara Cay Resort with activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a garden. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Islamorada hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 110 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Bar by the pool
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Miami, FL (MIA-Miami Intl.) (130.9 km / 81.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 4.00 mi
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Amara Cay Resort offers 110 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature down comforters. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Islamorada hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Coffee maker
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Reelburger - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Sparrows Rum Bar - This poolside restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 100.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 30 lbs

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 4 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 100.00 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Resort Islamorada
  • Amara Cay Resort Islamorada
  • Amara Cay Resort
  • Amara Cay Islamorada
  • Amara Cay
  • Hampton Inn And Suites Islamorada Hotel Islamorada
  • Hampton Inn Islamorada
  • Islamorada Hampton Inn
  • Amara Cay Resort Hotel
  • Amara Cay Resort Islamorada
  • Amara Cay Resort Hotel Islamorada

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.