Holiday Inn Key Largo

Key Largo, Florida Keys

Virgin rating

The hotel

This hotel boasts its very own deep-water marina, home to the renowned African Queen boat of movie fame. Why not rent or charter a boat and take to the high seas? Being Key Largo, water sports are in abundance, including deep-sea fishing, daily snorkelling and diving trips. There are two beautiful swimming pools to lounge by, one with a spectacular waterfall, and there's also a restaurant and bar serving delicious, award-winning cuisine and colourful cocktails. The famous John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Marine Sanctuary is only minutes away, so don you wetsuit and make a splash.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On a deep-water marina in Key Largo, a 1 hour and 15-minute drive south of Miami.

Hotel information

132 rooms on 2 floors. Some with balcony/terrace. All with air-conditioning, cable TV, complimentary WiFi Internet access, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-fridge, iron and board, and hairdryer. King Leisure Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Poolside Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Shops, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance. The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is 2 miles away, or travel further afield to the Everglades, a distance of 40 miles.

Bogie's Café and Garden Terrace (award-winning Continental cuisine with indoor and outdoor dining, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Skippers Dockside (located on the marina and open for lunch and dinner), tiki bar (lunch and refreshments).

2 freshwater heated swimming pools-1 with a spectacular waterfall, fitness centre and Jacuzzi. Full-service deep-water marina. Water sports*, fishing charters*, snorkel* and dive excursions*. Key Largo Community Park, located next door, offers basketball, racquetball, sand volleyball and a playground.

24-hour front desk. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour business centre.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay

May 16, 2022 591barbt

My husband and I were in Key Largo looking for a place to stay. We found the Holiday Inn. Right from the start Jo Ann was just awesome at the front desk. She is so kind and caring JoAnn made our stay wonderful and then there is Susan at the tiki hut she was so kind to everyone she was the only one working she was run off her feet the experience… Read more
My husband and I were in Key Largo looking for a place to stay. We found the Holiday Inn. Right from the start Jo Ann was just awesome at the front desk. She is so kind and caring JoAnn made our stay wonderful and then there is Susan at the tiki hut she was so kind to everyone she was the only one working she was run off her feet the experience at the Holiday Inn Joanne and Susan are irreplaceable employees as far as I’m concerned more businesses need people like this Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Reservation doesn’t mean you have a room

Apr 15, 2022 Y33RZsarahs Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Booked a room yesterday- when I arrived last night I was told they were sold out. I showed them my confirmation and was basically told too bad, system will let you book but there aren’t actually any rooms. No suggestion of anywhere else to go, and unwilling to print anything to confirm I wasn’t going to be charged for room (I have an email with a… Read more
Booked a room yesterday- when I arrived last night I was told they were sold out. I showed them my confirmation and was basically told too bad, system will let you book but there aren’t actually any rooms. No suggestion of anywhere else to go, and unwilling to print anything to confirm I wasn’t going to be charged for room (I have an email with a total, but nothing to show I won’t be charged). Totally inhospitable and unsympathetic. I tried to contact corporate and was told it would take 5 days for a response. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Avoid this place at all costs!!!

Apr 14, 2022 Dmcalister813 Wayne, New Jersey

My family and I stayed here two years ago and everything was fine, but it has gone downhill since then. I’m talking WAY downhill. My husband travels frequently for work so he accumulates IHG points and he had to use 110,000 points for us to stay here for 2 nights, which is a lot. Like you’d think it would be the Ritz-Carlton type nice. For… Read more
My family and I stayed here two years ago and everything was fine, but it has gone downhill since then. I’m talking WAY downhill. My husband travels frequently for work so he accumulates IHG points and he had to use 110,000 points for us to stay here for 2 nights, which is a lot. Like you’d think it would be the Ritz-Carlton type nice. For reference, we’ve stayed in places where he’s only had to use half that amount of points and they’re in pristine condition with updated rooms, free breakfast, and accommodating staff. Well, not this nightmare motel. The only thing it has going for it is the pool, but you’d be better off buying a kiddie pool and hooking up a sprinkler in your backyard instead of dealing with this place. Where to begin? Let’s see, we get there about an hour after the stated check-in time and the front desk staff tells us that we will have to wait another 45 minutes for our room to be ready and they don’t offer us anything in return…like “hey, enjoy some free drinks on us” or “feel free to use the pool.” No, just wait in your car and burn overpriced gas. Who knows what we were even waiting for them to do with the room because it was in an acceptable condition once we arrived. First off, only one lightbulb was working. That I could deal with if maybe the refrigerator worked! It didn’t feel all that cool but we put all of our drinks in there, only to have them melting all over the place. And you can tell they knew about the problem, because there was some disgusting sticky substance that melted all over the place under the refrigerator, which they didn’t even bother to clean. I mean, replacing the refrigerator seems like the logical option here, but leaving guests in 90 degree temperatures with no refrigerator is apparently the standard at the Holiday Inn of Key Largo. Then the toilet clogs and we asked for a plunger since apparently six other people ahead of us had clogged toilets too, and there was not one extra plunger on the entire property. Give me a break! So my husband had to go and buy one at Walgreens. I actually manage to get in touch with the manager and his solution? A free breakfast that they did not even honor the next morning because the same “manager” who promised it was nowhere to be found. Absolutely unacceptable customer service! You are paying for a nice area, not a nice hotel. Save yourself the aggravation and stay anywhere but here. I’ve included pictures of the nasty disgusting refrigerator and accompanying area. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Hotel but needs Updating

Apr 11, 2022 stevekimberlym Pulaski, Tennessee

This is an older hotel and it would be perfect if it was updated. We checked in on March 27th fairly late. Finding the room was somewhat confusing because the hotel is a big square with a courtyard in the center. You access your room from the outside. One thing I did not like, the sink and mirror is not in the bathroom. I am an early riser… Read more
This is an older hotel and it would be perfect if it was updated. We checked in on March 27th fairly late. Finding the room was somewhat confusing because the hotel is a big square with a courtyard in the center. You access your room from the outside. One thing I did not like, the sink and mirror is not in the bathroom. I am an early riser and my wife is not, so I had to shave with my cellphone light instead of the overhead light. The bed was comfortable and the room was cleaned. We ate breakfast the two mornings that we were there and it was great. The African Queen is docked next to the hotel so I would go down and check it out while my wife slept. They have a beautiful courtyard that you can enjoy. Leaving the hotel can be bad because traffic is horrible. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating You are paying for the location, not so much the room

Mar 31, 2022 Keith B Wayne, Michigan

Check in went well. The rooms are accessible via the outside, the only indoor area is the front desk and the small restaurant/bar. Rooms are very small but since I was solo it was OK. TV didn’t have much but I didn’t spend much time in the room other than late night and early morning. Shower and internet were a bit weak. There are two pools, one… Read more
Check in went well. The rooms are accessible via the outside, the only indoor area is the front desk and the small restaurant/bar. Rooms are very small but since I was solo it was OK. TV didn’t have much but I didn’t spend much time in the room other than late night and early morning. Shower and internet were a bit weak. There are two pools, one of a salt water variety and the other fresh. Both are outdoor, which is common in Florida. You need a card to get pool towels, apparently too many people steal them otherwise. I have never seen that in a hotel. Other areas around the grounds show this is an older property in need of a renovation. I was lucky to stay both nights with overlapping anniversary nights. The normal costs and point amounts are very high, clearly because you are staying in the Keys. If you take out the location, it’s not worth the price. Read less