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Azul del Mar

3.5 out of 5.0

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Azul del Mar is a small hotel nestled right next to the water in Key Largo. My husband and I stayed in a suite that included a fridge, sink, and dishwasher. The kitchen was well supplied with utensils and dishes. There was a microwave as well, but no stove. So we used the BBQ grill that was outside and had a wonderful dinner. There is plenty of seating outside, either right next to the water, or adjacent to the rooms. Although the hotel is right next to a major road, noise wasn't an issue. One issue that we did run into was with the AC, but it was remedied fairly quickly. The king sized bed was comfy and decor was beachy, but understated. We would definitely stay here again.

The reviews are all impressive and mostly correct. The website exaggerates things a bit. The sweeping lawn is a lot smaller than we imagined. Although classed as a resort there are limited facilities- there is a laundry but that’s about it. Don’t expect a bar or a restaurant. There is no breakfast available so bring your own food. The rooms are clean and beds very comfortable . I would not consider it “ the best hidden gem...” However it is quiet and comfortable so if that’s what you are looking for then go for it. Would go elsewhere next time.

My friend Debbie and I stayed in The Aquamarina. It was lovely and large with room to spread out. The bed was super comfortable. Everything was immaculately clean. The little kitchen area was very helpful for having breakfast in the morning, which we prepared and sat outside enjoying the beautiful waterfront view .We were able to pack lunches before heading out for the day. An ice machine was easily available. Our host Dominic was very helpful and informative about the area. We went out on his boat with him for the Sunset Eco Tour. It was an experience we will not forget. He took us to an island where all the birds local to the area come to roost at sunset. It was a spectacular sight. We saw dolphin, and Dominic did his best to help us catch several glimpses of an elusive manatee. His boat is also very fast ! The two "Fun" girls from New York had a wonderful time.! Don't hesitate to stay at this property !

If you're the kind of person who enjoys an off-the-beaten path location, this is it. We felt as though we'd stumbled into a hidden slice of paradise with its own funky style and ambiance. The lawn leading to the private beach and pier, the swaying palms, the thatched shade palapas, the clean, up-scale rooms and the superb hospitality will definitely make this our home-away-from home next time we pass this way. Dominic was a super host!

Hubs and I were here as part of our anniversary trip to the Keys. We stayed in the Aquamarina, it was large and clean and had a beautiful view! Wifi worked great. I got scratched on the ladder getting into the sound (my own clumsy fault) and the owner actually went out to get me medicine since they didn't have any onsite. The only complaint I could possibly have was that the room was hot at night and the AC was just not cutting it. I know it's the Keys and how humid it is so that's a bit to be expected, but it made the super comfy bed a bit less enjoyable.

I booked 5 nights here before the recent hurricanes and there was a question mark as to whether the Azul and they Keys would be open for our arrival date , so we were delighted when we got an email to say the Azul was open ! The moment you pull into the car park it's like entering a haven of tranquillity. The gardens are delightful and well maintained, the small private beach and jetty give you sunbathing options as both have sun loungers plus there are canopy shaded areas. The actual suites ( I booked the Orquidea - garden/sea facing) are soooo nice, lounge area with tv and air con, galley style kitchen with fridge, microwave, coffee percolator and dish washer. Bedroom area is spacious with a huge comfortable bed and another aircon unit . Bathroom again a decent size with large walk in shower. If you want the hustle and bustle of a chain hotel then the Azul is not for you , if however you want total relaxation in a gorgeous setting then book now, you won't be disappointed, after 35 years of world travel we never return to the same hotel but would have no hesitation in returning to the Azul. Full credit to Dominic and the team for providing a unforgettable 5 days at the end of our 2700 mile road trip.

I live in the Keys and came back after Hurricane Irma on the Monday just after Irma passed. I saw my house destroyed and needed a pillow to put my head on, I found Azul del Mar. Azul del Mar is quite a hidden Gem its a big property with about 6 or 7 rooms. I am staying in a 1 bedroom suite overlooking a stunning Sunset. The accommodation's are very nice and very clean and of course Aveda products. This property suffered landscape issues but the owner Dominic and his employee worked like dogs clearing the property. I was amazed! This is a very quiet and private resort. If you want a spectacular Sunset and very comfortable suites this is your place. I am still there and love it.

This is a very quiet and private resort. Only six rooms. The location is perfect. My only complaint is that the room was old and odd. The bathroom has a closet door. No privacy. The sink is rusty and has a leaky faucet. The shower head was terrible. Couldn't control where the water would go. There is a big step from the bed to the kitchen and bathroom very dangerous in the dark. It looks like they don't keep this place as they should.

I have stayed at Azul three times with my wife, the last time in 2009. We would love to have returned but work took a dip and there was always the problem of getting the last two of our children looked after (Azul is adults only). So the years have slipped past and we haven't had a chance to revisit Azul, despite best intentions (we'd come twice a year if we could). A recent lengthy business trip to various cities in the USA found me needing to be in Miami for the last four days. I contacted Dominic at Azul and he managed to find me space to spend my last two nights at Azul. I leapt at the chance, despite travelling alone. I was so pleased to discover that little had changed and that paradise still exists. My wife and I are now determined to return for a good long vacation stay. We love the peace and tranquility of Azul, the neat grounds, the tiki huts, the dock, the sea. We have stayed in three of the six apartments at Azul and they are all good. Obviously Royale is the best, but the two upstairs apartments have a great view out to the bay and are more than sufficient size-wise for two people. A review of Azul would be incomplete without mentioning and thanking Dominic and his team. It's only my opinion, but nothing needs to change at Azul.

Excellent adults only hotel, designer boutique feel, great decor has its own beach and full sunset view, we snorkelled straight off the beach around the marina edges and saw Barracuda, snapper and parrot fish. Only 5 minutes from John Penningcamp national park.This would be the first place on my list when I go back to Key Largo, wish we could have stayed longer.

104300 Overseas Highway Key Largo FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Azul del Mar places you within 2 miles (3 km) of MarineLab Undersea Laboratory and Key Largo Undersea Park. The 6 rooms at this 3.5-star hotel include kitchenettes, sitting areas, and private yards. It's on the beach and also close to John Pennekamp State Park and Florida Keys Visitor Center.


All 6 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchenettes and space to spread out with sitting areas. 35-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Private yards, coffee makers, and safes are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Azul del Mar enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a garden. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Helpful staff can provide concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include barbecue grills and a picnic area.

Room options

Aquamarina Deluxe Sea View Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Caribe Tropical Garden Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Celeste Deluxe Sea View Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Royale Deluxe Sea View Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 423 reviews