Marina del Mar

Located on the Key Largo Harbor, the Marina del Mar Resort is an excellent choice for waterfront lodging in the Florida Keys. With rooms and suites, fitness facilities, on-site dining, a marina with overnight dockage, boat rentals, sunset cruises, and access to many water sports, Marina del Mar caters to a wide variety of travelers.

The Marina del Mar features 76 rooms, studios, and one- and two-bedroom accommodations. Rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV with HBO, a refrigerator, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker, and balconies with views of the marina. Studio rooms and suites also feature kitchens. Additional hotel amenities include a fitness center, tennis courts, heated pool, whirlpool, and complimentary continental breakfast. The Marina del Mar is pet-friendly, making it a great hotel choice for those travelers with their pets.

For a taste of Florida Keys dining, try the on-site Bogie's Cafe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In a lovely garden setting, Bogie's serves a menu of continental cuisine and Florida Keys favorites, and both indoor and outdoor seating is available. The poolside Tiki Bar serves Bogie's menu, along with tropical drinks, beer, and soft drinks. Another dining choice at the Marina del Mar Resort is the waterfront Coconuts Restaurant & Night Club, where guests will find fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta. Coconuts is also a nightlife option, with a full bar and nightly live entertainment.

If you enjoy exercising or want to burn off your dinner and drinks from the night before, the hotel makes working out very convenient, with an Olympic-size heated swimming pool, Nautilus fitness center, and lighted tennis courts. If you simply want to relax, you'll enjoy the Jacuzzi and large outdoor sun deck.

Key Largo is known for its water sports, and the Key Largo Marina del Mar is an excellent place to find these activities. There is a 75-slip deep-water marina with overnight dockage and electric and water hook-ups. Boating enthusiasts can rent or charter boats, and travelers can also enjoy glass-bottom boats and deep-sea and backcountry fishing. Daily diving and snorkeling trips are made to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and a top-notch dive shop is located on the premises of the resort.

The Marina del Mar Resort is located near a variety of other Florida Keys attractions, including the Homestead International Speedway. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the Keys Gate Championship Golf Course, and dolphin-lovers can go on dolphin swims. Guests can also enjoy the Casino Gaming Ship, a 100-foot vessel anchored three miles offshore that provides opportunities for gambling, along with entertainment, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres.

As you research the Key Largo Marina del Mar and other Florida Keys resorts, remember to look for vacation packages and discounts. Often if you book long in advance or for several days you can receive a discounted price. You can also find packages that tie together the price of accommodation and activities.

The Key Largo Marina del Mar and its wide variety of amenities, including on-site dining and fitness facilities and a marina with easy access to a slew of water-based activities, are sure to please. Given its many advantages, the resort is a great choice for many travelers seeking hotels in Key Largo.

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