Charming oceanside hotel.
Posted Jul 31, 2016
Loved it! I thought this hotel was very beautiful. I booked it after reading many favorable reviews on Expedia and Trip Advisor. It's clean, bright and situated right on the water. I found our room to be comfortable - large, well-ventilated (the air conditioning worked great) - and the walls were painted in serene tropical colors. The room was stocked with extra pillows, a hair dryer, a mini fridge and a safe for any personal items you want to lock up. Parking is free for guests and there is also a complimentary cold continental breakfast served daily form 7:00AM-9:30AM. On most mornings we missed breakfast but there were a few great nearby places for full breakfast and lunch; Key Bites, Mrs Macs Kitchen and Harriettes. The pool was gated and well maintained, as was the hot tub. Just outside the pool gates were hammocks and Adirondack chairs that faced the water for your leisure. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I found that our room was always cleaned and restocked when we returned to it. There are also kayaks on the docks that guests can use, free of any charges, which I thought was pretty cool. With the amazing views of the water, the palm trees and beautiful flowers that lined the grounds, I definitely felt like I was in paradise. It was also about a 2 hour drive down to Key West, but the drive was scenic and we made stops along the way to check out Islamorada and Marathon. I would stay at the Dove Creek Lodge again without hesitation