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Cheeca Lodge & Spa

81801 Overseas Highway Mile Marker 82 | Islamorada, FL 33036-3631  [SEE MAP]Islamorada, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Screened-in balconies, which come standard, allow guests to enjoy the outdoors without interacting with its abundant bugs
Property's resort fee is very high at $45 per day
Cheeca Lodge & Spa sits pretty on the skinny Florida key known as Upper Matecumbe, part of an incorporated village of islands called Islamorada. Travelers love this resort because it achieves a tropical getaway. But some mean this in a good way (transparent waters and calm Florida Bay breezes), while others mean this as an insult (too tropical to keep all the bugs away). However, there are several perks to staying at Cheeca Lodge. For one, the rooms feature screened-in balconies and rain showers, as well as flat-screen TVs and wireless internet access (which the $45 daily resort fee covers). Another plus, the bungalow-like setting is supremely romantic, and families will like that some of the accommodations have kitchens. If you don't feel like cooking, you can sit down to dinner at one of six on-site restaurants, which serve up fresh seafood and other tasty entrees. You'll find Cheeca Lodge & Spa about 85 miles southwest of Miami and 80 miles northeast of Key West.
Cheeca Lodge & Spa sits pretty on the skinny Florida key known as Upper Matecumbe, part of an incorporated village of islands called Islamorada. Travelers love this resort because it achieves a tropical getaway. But some mean this in a good way (transparent waters and calm Florida Bay breezes), while others mean this as an insult (too tropical to keep all the bugs away). However, there are several perks to staying at Cheeca Lodge. For one, the rooms feature screened-in balconies and rain showers, as well as flat-screen TVs and wireless internet access (which the $45 daily resort fee covers). Another plus, the bungalow-like setting is supremely romantic, and families will like that some of the accommodations have kitchens. If you don't feel like cooking, you can sit down to dinner at one of six on-site restaurants, which serve up fresh seafood and other tasty entrees. You'll find Cheeca Lodge & Spa about 85 miles southwest of Miami and 80 miles northeast of Key West.
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Location
Islamorada, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 214 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2020
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2020

Fodor's

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At 27 acres, this may be the largest resort in the Keys, and it's also big on included amenities. In the main lodge, West Indies–style rooms boast luxurious touches like elegant soaking tubs that fill in a stream from the ceiling.

At 27 acres, this may be the largest resort in the Keys, and it's also big on included amenities. In the main lodge, West Indies–style rooms boast luxurious touches like elegant soaking tubs that fill in a stream from the ceiling.

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Oyster.com

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The 214-room Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a luxury resort set on extensive, lush grounds in Islamorada, offering plenty of on-site features, including a nine-hole golf course, a pretty beach with a long fishing pier, a full-service spa, six tennis courts, and two pools (one for adults only). Three restaurants serve tasty seafood, sushi, and Italian fare, but they're pricey, and there's a fun tiki bar on the beach.

The 214-room Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a luxury resort set on extensive, lush grounds in Islamorada, offering plenty of on-site features, including a nine-hole golf course, a pretty beach with a long fishing pier, a full-service spa, six tennis courts, and two pools (one for adults only). Three restaurants serve tasty seafood, sushi, and Italian fare, but they're pricey, and there's a fun tiki bar on the beach.

Frommer's

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Extensively overhauled in 2009 following a fire, this sprawling, historic resort on 27 lush acres of beachfront offers world-class amenities in a laid-back setting. The standard rooms have West Indies–style decor and marble bathrooms, and 840-square-foot 'premier suites' feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening to ocean or island views, as well as open-air tubs for two on roomy balconies.

Extensively overhauled in 2009 following a fire, this sprawling, historic resort on 27 lush acres of beachfront offers world-class amenities in a laid-back setting. The standard rooms have West Indies–style decor and marble bathrooms, and 840-square-foot 'premier suites' feature floor-to-ceiling windows opening to ocean or island views, as well as open-air tubs for two on roomy balconies.

Travel + Leisure

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Located just 90 minutes from Miami International Airport, this expansive property offers a little bit of everything the Keys has to offer. In addition to its 214 well-appointed rooms and suites, decked out in a tropical-chic style, the family-friendly resort is home to 27 acres of lush gardens, a Jack Nicklaus-designed 9-hole golf course, a top-of-the-line spa, a saltwater lagoon for swimming and snorkeling, and 1,100 feet of private beachfront.

Located just 90 minutes from Miami International Airport, this expansive property offers a little bit of everything the Keys has to offer. In addition to its 214 well-appointed rooms and suites, decked out in a tropical-chic style, the family-friendly resort is home to 27 acres of lush gardens, a Jack Nicklaus-designed 9-hole golf course, a top-of-the-line spa, a saltwater lagoon for swimming and snorkeling, and 1,100 feet of private beachfront.

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Surrounded by 27 acres of tropical gardens, the lodge faces 1,200-feet of beach and even has a saltwater lagoon for swimming and snorkeling. This being the Sportfishing Capital of the World, there's plenty a serious angler can do here – from casting a line from the longest pier in the Keys to chartering a boat (guests have unlimited use of fishing gear and sea kayaks).

Surrounded by 27 acres of tropical gardens, the lodge faces 1,200-feet of beach and even has a saltwater lagoon for swimming and snorkeling. This being the Sportfishing Capital of the World, there's plenty a serious angler can do here – from casting a line from the longest pier in the Keys to chartering a boat (guests have unlimited use of fishing gear and sea kayaks).

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2020
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2020

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 5539 have reviewed the Cheeca Lodge & Spa, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5539 reviews 4.0 (based on 5539 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Each guest room at Cheeca Lodge is decorated like a luxury bungalow, with dark wood furnishings, a palm leaf ceiling fan and a screened-in balcony. Bathrooms feature rain showers, and some come with separate soaking tubs. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs and views of the golf course, ocean or resort grounds.
  • Daily resort fee covers in-room Wi-Fi access, bottled water and coffee
  • Some accommodations have reserved parking spaces
  • Kitchens available in Resort View One Bedroom suites
Nightly resort fee$45

Standard room size361 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Cheeca Lodge is located in the Florida Keys on Upper Matecumbe Key. The oceanfront resort provides optimal views of the Atlantic Ocean. There aren't too many attractions in the greater Islamorada area, but the property is within walking distance of some restaurant and shopping options.
  • Daily resort fee includes valet and self-parking, boat parking and shuttle service within a 2-mile radius
  • Property sits 80 miles away from Key West International Airport and Miami International Airport
  • Private airport transfers can be arranged for a fee
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Cheeca Lodge houses six dining options that provide a variety of cuisines. Atlantic's Edge is a seafood restaurant with expansive ocean views. Mia Cucina is an Italian restaurant that features homemade pastas and updated versions of classic dishes on its menu. Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant offers sushi rolls, sashimi bites and other Japanese-inspired items. The lobby bar serves a variety of small plates and cocktails, and at the resort's two tiki bars, guests can savor casual American fare by the pools.
  • On-site coffee shop has grab-and-go breakfast items and espresso beverages
  • Reservations required at Atlantic's Edge
  • Room service available daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

There are three heated pools available on-site. The main pool is family-friendly, while the spa's lap pool is reserved exclusively for adults. The beachfront property also provides convenient access to a 1,100-foot-long private beach.
  • Daily resort fee covers use of fishing equipment, paddleboards and kayaks
  • Hobie Cat sailboats, snorkeling excursions and fishing charters available for a fee
  • Pool cabanas with butler service available by adults-only pool (charges apply)
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The property's spa spans 5,700 square feet and includes seven treatment rooms, a wet room with a Vichy shower, an adults-only lap pool and a steam room. The spa offers signature body treatments, facials and massages. Guests must be 18 or older to receive spa treatments or use the spa's facilities.
  • Spa open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Oceanside and in-room massages can be arranged for a fee

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Camp Cheeca is an environmentally focused kids program that teaches children about the wildlife in the Florida Keys. Arts and crafts and outdoor activities are incorporated into lessons. The property also has a game room, an Xbox arcade, six tennis courts, a lending library, a family-friendly pool, a lagoon and a beach with complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment.
  • Kids club activities available for children ages 5 to 12 and start at $50 per half-day session
  • Evening kids programs available on Fridays and Saturdays between 6 and 10 p.m.
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The on-site fitness center features Life Fitness cardio equipment and weight-training machines. There is also room for floor exercises. Free water sports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards are available at the beach, and guests have access to six lighted tennis courts for matches and clinics. Outdoor activities like sunrise yoga can be enjoyed for $20 per person on select days.
  • Personal training sessions (charges apply)
  • Complimentary loaner bicycles
  • Additional courts for basketball and pickleball
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

Cheeca Lodge offers several versatile meeting spaces, including two ballrooms, two suites, a two-bedroom accommodation and Mia Cucina's dining room. Up to 150 guests can be accommodated in the Bougainvillea Ballroom, the resort's largest venue. The property's event planners can also arrange meetings outside on the resort's catamaran, at the beach or on the 520-foot-long fishing pier.
  • Group fishing excursions and team-building activities (charges apply)
  • Minimum booking of 10 rooms required for on-site meetings and events

Number of meeting rooms4

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

A limited number of dog-friendly accommodations are available at the resort. No more than two dogs are permitted in each pet-friendly space, and every dog must weigh less than 70 pounds. A daily fee of $70 per pet applies.
  • Owners are required to be present and have dogs crated or leashed when rooms are being serviced
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Cheeca Lodge offers a nine-hole, 3-par golf course for hotel guests. The property's daily resort fee covers green fees and club rentals.
  • Designed by Jack Nicklaus
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

Cheeca Lodge provides more than 6,300 square feet of event space for weddings. All four of the property's main wedding venues – the beach, Spa Island and both ballrooms – can accommodate up to 120 guests for receptions. Mia Cucina's dining room can also be reserved for wedding-related events like bridal showers and wedding day brunches.
  • On-site wedding planner and event coordinator
  • Customized wedding packages

Maximum wedding guest capacity120

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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