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Drop Anchor

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Drop Anchor is conveniently located to everything, however has no beach access. You are at waterfront with beautiful sunsets and scenery. If you are on the ground floor you have it made, but the rooms go quick, so book early (they have only 18 rooms). The rooms are older with window unit type A/C's that run endlessly & are rather loud, but you will get use to this within a day or so. If you are not "living in the hotel room" the actual room should not matter, but it could stand to be cleaned a little better.... (enough said....). What takes away any/all of anything less than all stars are the hotel people. They want you to be HAPPY and will do most anything to accommodate you ♥ They take pride in providing the best!!! This type of staff is what takes the cake of it ALL for me!!! They truly care --- 100%!!!

Quiet, clean. Pleasant staff. Would go back. Beautiful views.

The hotel was clean and the staff was very nice the hotel is on the sea

Third time staying at the Drop Anchor. Always a good experience with staff, the rooms, and the location is perfect.

The Pool, and outdoor games let the kids busy. Our floor was never mopped or cleaned- my husband had to sweep it. Our feet were black from the floors

We really enjoyed out stay and this quaint waterfront Inn They Need to update the bathroom in unit 1 to match the rest of the unit. Would stay again.

Very clean. Whole staff is friendly and accommodating. Ground are well maintained. So much better then a chain hotel. Go here and support the locals.

This would be a great place to stay if you have a boat, but the pictures made it look like there was a beach which there was not. There are some very nice patio chairs and a pool on the water, but it is essentially just a boat drop. The room and amenities were mostly okay. The room's AC unit was so loud it prevented us from sleeping. The room sounded like an air plane hanger. Also the hotel is about 30-50 ft from US1 and not as secluded as we thought.

We stayed overnight Was comfortable and quaint Staff nice

Great view! The Drop Anchor is not the Cheeca but the room was nice and the view is great, it has an unobstructed view of the ocean side. We would definitely stay here again when returning to Islamorada.

Have stayed here 2 years in a row and found it to be a well maintained and beautiful place.

This hotel had more than I wanted and needed for my stay. For starters the price was reasonable compared to others in the area. The gentleman in the quant little lobby (office) that checked me in and out was wonderful. I stayed in room 1 with a queen bed, TV with lots of cable channels, a cute patio area with a small fountain. The room was clean and had a small kitchen with a regular fridge, microwave and stove.The bathroom has not been completely updated, the tile is probably from the 70s but kept up and clean. Every room is different and you will see that on the website or by looking through all pics. Out back theres the beautiful water view and and a nice pool. Theres a couple of nice tiki huts with chairs as well as lounge chairs and a hammock for 2 out back as well. I would return to this hotel.

We landed in Fort Lauderdale and decided to start out stay here. What a great place to decompress. Get into the Key Vibe! Clean, lovely rooms that were well proportioned and the balcony was super! Pool and outside tables situated for reading and relaxing and getting some quiet time.

Ocean side location Modernized room Very clean Within walking distance to several bars and restaurants

Drop Anchor is a delight! We stayed one night in Room 17 - the trailer - en route to Key West. The room was impeccably clean and the bed remarkably comfortable. (We even took a picture of the tag so we'd remember it for future mattress purchases!) We arrived late at night, well after the check in desk closed. I called ahead and they accommodated our late arrival graciously. Having arrived after dark, the best moment of our entire vacation was waking for sunrise at Drop Anchor. The view from the room is priceless. It's ten steps to the hammock and thirty to the water. A spectacular welcome to the Florida Keys for sure.

Excellent hotel close to everything with a nice beach

Staff was awesome willing to recommend places to go. Room was great very clean. Would definitely go back

84959 Overseas Highway, 222 Islamorada FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Theater of the Sea
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Marina

Drop Anchor places you next to Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park and within a 10-minute walk of Theater of the Sea. This 18-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a marina, a private beach, and an outdoor pool.


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a ceiling fan, and an ironing board. Limited housekeeping is available.


Property features

Guests staying at Drop Anchor enjoy access to a marina, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a TV in a common area, and a picnic area.

Room options

Family Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Oceanfront Trailer

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Drop Anchor

Everyone (28) Family (1)
5
Everyone

By on Aug 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 3, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying with us at Drop Anchor. We thank you for rating your experience and hope you can join us again soon!

4
Friends

Drop Anchor is conveniently located to everything, however has no beach access. You are at waterfront with beautiful sunsets and scenery. If you are on the ground floor you have it made, but the rooms go quick, so book early (they have only 18 rooms). The rooms are older with window unit type A/C's that run endlessly & are rather loud, but you will get use to this within a day or so. If you are not "living in the hotel room" the actual room should not matter, but it could stand to be cleaned a little better.... (enough said....). What takes away any/all of anything less than all stars are the hotel people. They want you to be HAPPY and will do most anything to accommodate you ♥ They take pride in providing the best!!! This type of staff is what takes the cake of it ALL for me!!! They truly care --- 100%!!!

By on Apr 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 30, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your honest and outstanding review. We take this to hart and truly are working to make improvements on the property. As for the AC's, we are working on replacing them all with split airs or "silent" air conditioners. We know that you will join us again and appreciate all your feed back!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 7, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Drop Anchor. It's great to hear you have enjoyed your experience. We hope you are able to join us again soon!

5
Families

Quiet, clean. Pleasant staff. Would go back. Beautiful views.

By on Feb 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We hope to see you again on your next visit to the Keys!

5
Everyone

The hotel was clean and the staff was very nice the hotel is on the sea

By on Jan 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 30, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for joining us at Drop Anchor. Our number one goal is cleanliness! Our team works hard to insure each and every room is handled with care. We appreciate all your feedback!

5
Everyone

Third time staying at the Drop Anchor. Always a good experience with staff, the rooms, and the location is perfect.

By on Jan 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 23, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Drop Anchor! It was a pleasure taking care of you and having you join us. We look forward to your fourth visit with us!

5
Everyone

By on Jan 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 14, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Drop Anchor. We are happy to hear we have met your expectations and hope you are able to join us again soon!

4
Everyone

The Pool, and outdoor games let the kids busy. Our floor was never mopped or cleaned- my husband had to sweep it. Our feet were black from the floors

By on Dec 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 12, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing with us your experience. We will take this and address this to insure our quality of service can improve. We hope you will join us again soon.

5
Everyone

We really enjoyed out stay and this quaint waterfront Inn They Need to update the bathroom in unit 1 to match the rest of the unit. Would stay again.

By , from Seminole, FL on Nov 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 20, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Drop Anchor! As part of the new management team, it excites me to share that your request has been addressed and renovations as such are on the way. We hope the rest of your experience was far above satisfactory and we do see you again soon!

5

fabulous place

Everyone

Very clean. Whole staff is friendly and accommodating. Ground are well maintained. So much better then a chain hotel. Go here and support the locals.

By on Jul 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 4, 2018

Thank-you for your positive review ,please come stay with us again.

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