Little Palm Island Resort & Spa - A Noble House Resort4.5 out of 5.0
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They cater too your every needs and you pay for it. This is where they filmed PT 109, Went here for a wedding and the Key Deer came up to the dinner table. This place is beautiful sitting in the middle of clean,blue water. The water taxi u take from the Overseas Highway is an amazing boat ride on a classic motor launch. A great time I will never forget.
We dreamed and planned for this celebration vacation for months. Unfortunately, it was the opposite. At arrival, we were told that we had received upgraded accommodates. I don't think so. As a matter of fact, this was the exact location that another review complained about.. I requested a particular room area (per a Tripadvisor warning), but was told that was not an option. The worse of the trip was that I was eaten by Noseeums and had an allergic reaction. I was miserable for weeks, covered in red itchy whelps. Nothing prevents them and nothing gives you relieve. No one stayed out to eat on the beach in the evenings due to these biting sandflies. The food was okay but not fantastic. However, the hospitality is awesome and the resort is beautiful. Sadly, no more Keys for me!
We had their top Grand Suite for 4 days. The Key deer were incredible. The suite was like a tree house. Fantastic and relaxing. Unfortunately I think hurricane Irma pretty much destroyed the property. I hope they can bring it back. Very special place. Only accessible by boat.
I took my husband for his retirement dinner prior to Irma, did not realize their fountain is infected with johns disease. This is a bacteria harmful to humans and that kills wildlife. Specifically the endangered tiny key deer that guests love to interact with. Had I known this dangerous bacteria had not been cleared up despite many complaints. This is very sad and a danger to guests. Noble house clean up your act.
This amazing resort exceeded all of my expectations! The staff was absolutely incredible, the majority with long employment tenures, and worked to ensure our vacation met all our needs. Renda, our concierge, was so delightful. She immediately made us feel at home as she oriented us to the Island and to the service offered. The spa services were fabulous - I'd recommend the couples services - and the therapists were very good. We explored the mangroves in kayaks and took one of the resort's boats to picnic island. So fun! I'd also recommend the private sunset cruise. Wishing everyone well after Hurricane Irma.
Booked for our anniversary as a true romantic "unplugged" getaway. Staff and attention from them is extraordinary. From their driver we booked from Key West airport to the check-in receptionist (and cocktails) to the boat captain and finally ambassador dockside. Got a romance bungalow, but as others have noted, there is an adjoining space (separated by too the walls, thank you) so its not "private". We were VERY surprised by an "added $100/day resort fee" that, when inflated by tax after tax on top of tax came to $1,000 per night! Dining was a conundrum. We realized that, across a number of lunch and dinners, the kitchen's use of salt was VERY excessive. You'd think that lunch French fries in a basket could not have too much salt.....not true! The kicker was my wife's dinner app was a fois gras torch that was SO loaded with salt as to be inedible!. And I like salt! Unfortunately, bringing it to the attention of the busser who promised to tell our server resulted in.......nothing. As I write this, I fear the entire resort may be destroyed by hurricane Irma in the next few days and that would be tragic. We thought long and hard after leaving and concluded we probably would not return for the same experience.
Wonderful stay at little palm! This was our 6th trip to the island. Newly updated Romance Suite was wonderful, new chef has also made wonderful improvements to the breakfast and dinner menus. We'll be back!
Top notch for 2 people looking for relaxation and privacy. The staff is amazing and the location of this property was perfect, 45 min drive to Key West. Very clean bungalow, and the grounds are very well kept. great location for fishing too.
So you won't be disappointed, I hope to include all the details about our 4 nights stay in August 2017, in suite 16 (Romance Suite) to help you out. PROS: - the room looked re-modeled. The bathroom/shower looked fairly new, the copper tub and sinks were in very good condition, the furniture was beautiful (reminded me of the Caribbean or Hawaii) - beautiful wood work. - the hot tub outside was pleasant and the curtains could be drawn closed for complete privacy (if left open, you can be seen by others passing by). - the bed and pillows were really comfortable. - room 16 specifically comes with it's own 2 lounges on the dock (BUT, everyone who travels by water, and there's quite heavy water traffic, will see you as you lounge) - the food was of very good quality - The fire pit outside the room , the hammock, and the table for two , really set the mood (but we couldn't enjoy them...) - Staff was very friendly and professional CONS: - You'll read it, but I'm going to say it again. There is no beach here. Consider yourself staying on a marsh. I wish I can say a "lake" but it isn't even as good as a lake. The water itself is clear. However, the bed of sea grass underneath is incredibly thick and vast , and the water itself gets super low that end up with musty yucky smells from the water, and lots of bugs. Again, there's no pretty beach to look at, take a photo of/with, or relax next to (you'll be laying in front of a marsh). - Lack of privacy. I booked this place specifically because I wanted a private bungalow on a beach. I was left disappointed. The bungalows are duplex style. We supposedly had the most private bungalow. Yet we could see our neighbors! We can hear every word of their conversation as they sit and chat outside! There are scattered bushes that separate you from your neighbor and the bungalows are very close. So if you're looking for privacy, stay indoors. You can get that at any hotel though. We've stayed at other cottages and bungalows that truly offered a private experience. This isn't one of them. Semi-private is the best I can give it. - Bugs. Bees, gnats, mosquitos, no-see-ums, you name it. I didn't get one bite, but they were around and annoying. My husband got over a dozen bites although he prepped his skin . We went in August, maybe in the "winter" it's better and you can actually enjoy the outdoors? - As mentioned above, we didn't use the outdoor table, hammock, or fire pit. The bugs (there were at least a dozen yellow jackets over the bush near the table each morning), and the unattractive water and smell just didn't set the mood for us. We also want to cuddle up on each other and talk sweet nothings to one another. Our neighbors would hear us if we were outside talking, because like I said, it's not that private. We stuck to indoors or the hot tub. - Pricey. We are not cheap, and we are big travelers. We paid less during our vacation of the same length at the Ladera Resort in St. Lucia. Check it out. That's what you should be spending $1,000/night on. Here at Little Palm, I'd compare it to a Bed and Breakfast Cottage at best - and if you're not staying here for $400/night, look elsewhere. Check out Cove Haven Resort in PA - honeymooners you can stay there for under $200. And there's a beautiful lake with water activities to enjoy. - The pictures from the resort are misleading, and they say they bring in high end clients , the rich, the famous....As one who is a higher end vacationer, I cannot see what a famous person would see in this place.... Maybe the waters were once different? BTW: -We arrived by KeySeaplanes and paid a total of ~$2,000 roundtrip - which was the best deal we found. The experience was excellent ,and I would recommend it if you don't easily get motion sickness. - We didn't use the swimming pool, but passed by it several times. It was busy during the day , during our stay, and we assumed it was because people wanted a place they can actually swim! It doesn't get much sun, and it isn't that big. - We did use the spa. I didn't get my husband's therapist's name but he said she wasn't that great. My therapist was excellent - Thekla. - The food was good, and the prices are what you'd pay at a high-end restaurant. My husband and I are use to dining like this. However, the options are very limited. My husband loves seafood so he wasn't disappointed. I'm not huge on seafood so I was a bit disappointed. I'm looking for the steaks at dinner and the chicken at lunch (all but 1 occasion, they would answer they don't have chicken! crazy!). - The 'no electronics' may be bothersome to some. I think they should have a TV in the room and let the guests decide. We did have an Ipad with movies, so we were fine. They have a library with books you can borrow/keep, so I did take a book to enjoy during lounging. - We used their small motor boats several times just to "drive around" the water. All in all, I would not recommend this place. If you're looking to spend money - spend ~$2,000/night for your very own private island in Belize all-inclusive. Little Palm Island Resort is your local Bed and Breakfast, weekend getaway, for those who live locally in Florida (and that's if it's priced at $400/night) - that is how I would sum it up. Nothing to travel by plane to.
This property lived up to the name, great place to connect to your love one, and disconnect from other things around you. The staff pays attention to every detail. The property is like a Tommy Bahama catalog, with lots of movement. We were their 3 nights and 4 days, just enough for us to reconnect as a couple, and leave work/kids/worry's behind. You can plan activities, spa treatments, or just relax the entire stay. The only thing to be aware is you spend most of your time outdoors so bug spray is a must. The little bugs are everywhere so just be aware. This resort is best for couples!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
- Onsite dining
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa - A Noble House Resort is within the area of Reel Deal Fishing Charters and MiLo Watersports. This 30-room, 4.5-star resort has a private beach, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. Bahia Honda State Park and Beach and Sombrero Beach are also within the region.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
The 30 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are other standard amenities.
Guests of Little Palm Island Resort & Spa - A Noble House Resort have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 300.00 per room roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a library.
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86.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 851 reviews