Islamorada in the Florida Keys is a breath-taking tropical paradise. For those lucky enough to visit this gorgeous location, finding a place to stay that is as fantastic as the scenery can be a challenge. Fortunately, for the last 72 years the Cheeca Lodge has amazed guests to this remarkable getaway with stellar accommodations and service.

Comparison Table

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Cheeca Lodge

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Casa Morada

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Drop Anchor Resort

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Coconut Cove Resort and Marina

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Why Should I Stay at Cheeca Lodge?

Located in Islamorada, Cheeca Lodge is as magical as the lush tropical landscape that surrounds it. This luxurious 214 room resort offers incredible service, fine dining, a spa, a fitness center, a golf course, a tennis court, event space, and a business center. Whether you spend all of your time at the resort or use it as a home base while you explore the magnificent Florida Keys, Cheeca Lodge will make your stay in Islamorada unforgettable. The resort's multilingual staff are committed to ensuring that your stay with them is a memory you'll treasure.

Guest Rooms and Suites

Cheeca Lodge offers guest rooms with two queen-size beds, guestrooms with a single king-size bed, guest suites with two queen-size beds, guest suites with a king-size bed, bungalows, and the elegant and spacious Islamorada Suite.

Guest rooms with two queen-size beds are available with golf course views, resort views, and lagoon views. There is an option for a pet-friendly room of this type with golf views. Each of these guest rooms has a screened balcony. Rooms with a golf course view offer rain showers while the other rooms offer deep soaking tubs and separate showers.

Guest rooms with a single king-size bed are available with golf course views and ocean views. These rooms offer screened balconies and bathrooms with showers.

Guest suites with two queen-size beds are available with island views and ocean views. Located in the main lodge, these suites have large open-air balconies with soaking tubs, luxurious bathrooms with rain showers, a living area with a queen-size sleeper sofa.

Guest suites with a single king-size bed are available with golf course views, resort views, island views, lagoon views, and ocean views. Suites with a golf course view, resort view, and lagoon view have a screened balcony. Suites with ocean views have either a screened balcony or a large open-air balcony with a deep soaking tub. All suites have luxurious bathrooms and queen-size sleeper sofas in the living areas.

Bungalows are adults-only accommodations and are available with resort views and ocean views. Bungalows each have a screened balcony and large, luxurious bathrooms.

The Islamorada Suite is a breathtaking 1400 square foot suite with an ocean view. The suite includes a full kitchen, outdoor balcony with seating for eight, a marble bathroom with bathtub and shower, an outdoor soaking tub and shower, and a luxury master bedroom with a single king-size bed.

Dining at Cheeca Lodge

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Cheeca Lodge has three wonderful restaurants at the resort.

Atlantic's Edge is renowned for its outstanding tropically inspired cuisine, including fresh local seafood, prime steaks, and locally grown produce. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Mia Cucina is a phenomenal Italian restaurant serving dinner only. This restaurant offers home-style Italian cooking in a lively, family-friendly atmosphere.

Nikai Sushi Bar and Restaurant serves sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine, often with just a hint of influence from the Florida Keys as it uses both internationally sourced and fresh local seafood and produce. This restaurant serves dinner only in a quiet atmosphere.

In addition to the restaurants, guests can enjoy the Tiki Bar, which offers food service from 11:30 am until 11:00 pm, and the Lobby Bar, which offers a snack menu during the same time frame.

Spa and Fitness Center

The remarkable spa a Cheeca Lodge includes seven treatment rooms, a wet room, an adults-only lap pool, ocean-side cabanas with WiFi and butler service, hydrotherapy, ocean-side massages, and a spa boutique. In-room massages can also be arranged. The fully equipped fitness center is located in the spa area as well.

Recreation

Cheeca Lodge has numerous opportunities to indulge in outdoor activities in the fantastic tropical weather of the Florida Keys. Guests can swim in adults-only and family pools, use the nine-hole golf course and make use of fishing equipment, sea kayaks, bicycles, and more.

Additionally, Cheeca Lodge has a watersports facility where guests can book snorkeling excursions, private tours, guided jet ski tours, parasailing excursions, SCUBA diving excursions, and sunset tours.

Hotel Amenities

Cheeca Lodge offers a wide variety of amenities to guests, including:

  • Shuttle service
  • Room Service
  • Laundry service
  • Wireless internet
  • In-room coffee and tea
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Concierge service
  • Full-service cabana rentals

Pricing

Pricing varies by room type, room view, availability, and season. For the most inexpensive rooms, consider visiting during the off-season and taking advantage of any special rates the resort might offer during that time. Group rates may be available.

Additional packages and services, like the Pup-in-Paradise package, cabana rentals, tours, and excursions will add to the cost of your stay at Cheeca Lodge.

How It Compares

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.

  • Casa Morada
  • Drop Anchor Resort
  • Coconut Cove Resort and Marina

Cheeca Lodge

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Price

Price varies by availability and by season, but expect that rooms will most likely fall in the range of $300 to $1100 per night for a standard hotel room.

Rooms
(4 Stars)

Rooms all have balconies and lovely bath facilities. Rooms and bungalows are available with breath-taking ocean and lagoon views.

Service
(5 Stars)

Multilingual staff are warm, attentive, and responsive.

Amenities
(5 Stars)

Cheeca Lodge offers an incredible array of activities and amenities to make your stay memorable.

Value
(4 Stars)

Though the most expensive option on this list, Cheeca Lodge also offers more activities. It also has restaurants on site, a spa, and shuttle service.

Cleanliness
(5 Stars)

This resort is kept clean and well-maintained.

Pros

  • Restaurants and bars on site
  • Spa
  • Shuttle service
  • Multilingual staff

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not all rooms have ocean or lagoon views

Casa Morada

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The Casa Morada is surrounded by breathtaking tropical gardens. The remarkable property includes a private island, accessed by footbridge, where guests can enjoy a freshwater pool, gazebo, and cabana while taking in the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel offers complementary breakfast for guests.

Casa Morada can help you to arrange ecotours, sailing, and snorkeling. Complementary kayaks and paddleboards are provided for guest use.

This pet-friendly hotel welcomes adults and children sixteen and older. The hotel is a ninety minute drive south from Miami International Airport and a ninety minute drive north from Key West. If desired, guests may also travel to the hotel by boat.

Price

Price varies by availability and by season, but expect that rooms will most likely fall in the range of $350 to $625 per night for one of their standard suites.

Rooms
(4 Stars)

The property has sixteen suites split between the Sea View House and the Garden House, each with its own furnished terrace. All five suites in the Sea View House are unique.

Service
(5 Stars)

The Casa Morada is known for its outstanding hospitality. Guests at the Casa Morada speak highly of the friendliness and responsiveness of the staff.

Amenities
(4 Stars)

The Casa Morada offers many amenities; however, it does not have a restaurant or room service which may disappoint those who wished to remain entirely on property for a day or two at a time. The private island is spectacular, but the Casa Morada does not have beach access on property.

Value
(4 Stars)

Casa Morada is a great value for travelers who are looking to spend a considerable amount of time out exploring, either with activities arranged through the hotel or on their own, and come back to excellent service and lovely suites. For those travelers who want to spend more time at their hotel the lack of a restaurant and spa may make this hotel a less desirable option.

Cleanliness
(5 Stars)

Guests consistently report that the property is clean and well-maintained.

Pros

  • Private garden island
  • Lovely, attentive staff

Cons

  • No restaurant or room service
  • No beach access from the property

Drop Anchor Resort

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Located midway between Miami and Key West, this eighteen room hotel has a private beach, an oceanside dock, and a private boat ramp for guest use. Hammocks sitting areas are located throughout the property, allowing guests to relax amidst palm trees and the incredible tropical landscape.

The resort does not have a restaurant, but is located within easy walking distance of restaurants.

Each of the eighteen rooms has its own unique tropical design and includes both stand guest rooms and suites. Suites each have kitchenettes. Most of the rooms have their own private balconies, some with ocean views.

Price

Price varies by availability and by season, but expect that rooms will most likely fall in the range of $200 to $600 per night for a standard hotel room.

Rooms
(3 Stars)

The Drop Anchor Resort offers both standard rooms and suites. Suites have kitchenettes. Not all rooms have an ocean view, some rooms overlook the pool and gardens.

Service
(4 Stars)

The manager of the Drop Anchor Resort is responsive and actively part of the guest experience.

Amenities
(3 Stars)

The Drop Anchor Resort offers a private beach, a marina, an outdoor pool, and outdoor hammock sitting areas. The resort does not have a restaurant or room service.

Value
(3 Stars)

This would be a great value to those who were planning to make use of the marina. For those that don't need marina access, other hotels in the area might offer more value.

Cleanliness
(5 Stars)

Guests consistently report that the property is kept very clean.

Pros

  • Marina
  • Private beach

Cons

  • No restaurant or room service
  • Many rooms do not have ocean views

Coconut Cove Resort and Marina

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Coconut Cove Resort and Marina is located on a seven-acre nature preserve. You can join the staff in the morning when they feed the birds and fish. There are many opportunities to see the amazing wildlife on the property. Guests are also able to enjoy a pool with a waterfall.

This resort is a wedding venue and the resort owner is able to perform wedding ceremonies. Resort staff can coordinate catering, set-up, and photography so that less of the stress of wedding vendor selection rests on you.

The resort is located within walking distance of a dive shop, kayak and boat rentals, restaurants, and more. Free WiFi is offered only in the resort common areas.

Price

Price varies by availability and by season, but expect that rooms will most likely fall in the range of $150 to $300 per night for a standard hotel room.

Rooms
(3 Stars)

Rooms and suites are available. Many rooms and suites offer Jacuzzis; some of the cabins offer full kitchens.

Service
(3 Stars)

Service at the Coconut Cove Resort and Marina is inconsistent.

Amenities
(3 Stars)

The Coconut Cove Resort and Marina offers limited amenities in comparison to other hotels on this list, notably the lack of free WiFi in guest rooms. The nature preserve offers a unique opportunity to observe the fantastic wildlife of the Florida Keys.

Value
(3 Stars)

This resort offers a comparatively inexpensive stay but lacks some amenities of other properties and has a more pronounced trend of guest complaints.

Cleanliness
(5 Stars)

Guests do report issues with cleanliness of the rooms and pool maintenance from time to time.

Pros

  • Inexpensive compared to other hotels on this list
  • Nature preserve offers great photo opportunities

Cons

  • Cleanliness and service are inconsistent
  • No free Wifi

Conclusion

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Multilingual staff are available to help with whatever you need, from dinner recommendations to shuttle reservations to booking a spa service. With options for those who would prefer to spend their time being pampered with room service and massages in their guest room or suite and those who would prefer to spend their time engaged in outdoor recreation, Cheeca Lodge has plenty to offer anyone seeking an unforgettable tropical vacation.