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El Patio Motel

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   800 Washington Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #83 of 98 Key West B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
DaveandLeslie92 Crossville, Tennessee
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Crossville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed one full week at the El Patio and loved it. You have to take it for what it is though...It is a 1950's style "retro" motel with jalousie windows and small bathrooms when Americans weren't as big~ Price was right and it was a quick walk to Duval or a short bike ride to Higgs beach. We went... More

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Lake Park, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't get the bad rap this motel is getting, living in south fl. I have gone to Key West quite a bit and places there are not cheap. Frankly this was the last place I would of stayed because of the bad reviews but I had a friends wedding to go to. It is very clean, in a nice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's probably the best value for a comfortable stay in key west. We parked the car here and were able to walk to everything on Duvall street, Higgs beach and southernmost point and beach. The rooms are a bit outdated and the beds uncomfortable but the rooms were a decent size, clean and the air conditioner was very cold. No... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Hotel for your buck in Key west.I just come bacj today Jul 11 and I couldn't wait to review this Hotel on tripadvisor..Exelente..Brand new refrigerators inside rooms..My room was bigger than my apartment in Miami beach.I found this hotel in booking.com..Then I try to check in all websites included the own hotel website and definitely Booking.com was the cheaper... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are in the middle of two months traveling through the States. As a result we have a limited budget and are priorities for our hotel are: location, clean, comfortable bed and safe. On three of those points El Patio was a winner. Unfortunately it is a little out of the way and there are only a few eateries close... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for the 4th of July loved being able to walk to roof top patio to see the fireworks. Loved exploring the neighborhood El Patio is in. This is an older Florida style motel BUT that is how our family travels we seek out the non chain hotels. Would have liked a microwave in room. 12 yr old daughter loved... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the two bedroom apartment at last minute and paid just less than $600 for 3 nights! Which is double rhe price of two rooms for 7 nights on international drive, orlando. The only good part of this motel is the man in reception, George, he was lovely. However the rooms were scruffy, bathrooms covered in rust and ants crawling... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, close to everything, excellent helpful staff,incredible top deck. Only thing I could have wished for was water pressure. I'd go again in a flash. For price it is perfect. Fountain lovely. Beach just a couple if blocks away. Bikes for rent right there.

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Postojna, Slovenia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Loved the lush green outside the rooms and also the sun roof. The room was small but clean, although the beds weren't the most comfortable. Its located near Southernmost point but pretty far from Mallory Square, seems like more than a mile, at least it does if you're tired.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you're looking for a well-kept, well-built, classic 50's style vintage no-frills motel in a quiet neighborhood and can live without room service, valet parking, resort fee and a bidet in your bathroom, you might just enjoy the character and charm of this wonderful place. I certainly did. My 11 year old had no complaints and my wife(most importantly) LOVED... More

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Address: 800 Washington Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — El Patio Motel 2*
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