I'm a hotel expert working with intimate private lodges and inns up to four star award winning resorts. 10+ yrs in the business of economic development in international and regional tourism development. Lets start with the facts of this brand.
[Quote from the franchise webpage, notice how cheap it is to carry the Key West Inn logo]
"The Key West brand offers one of the lowest fee structures in the industry. With an initial fee of only $12,000, franchisees can have short-term agreements as low as 36 months. Combined marketing and royalty is only 3% or a flat fee per room for smaller properties. Everything mentioned above is coupled with a cutting-edge reservation system, strong consumer marketing programs, and a commitment to fairness and understanding, which makes Key West one of the best choices in franchising today."
Key West Inn Fairhope is somewhat like what happens when the owners can't meet any other well known brand standards.Why Key West Inn? With backwards maintenance plans, inadequate training, and horrible reinvestment strategies... this hotel is one of the best 'cheap' nights in the area. Not sure what would be worst, this is the bottom of decent hotels I dare to stay. A last resort, unless you are filming an episode of Hotel Impossible. The cancellation policy for this hotel is not normal. The front desk is polite and kind, but the management's willingness to go out of the way for guests is very limited. Let's face the facts, it is a small place but really just a basic crash pad at most. One night is the total length of stay I would suggest. The value is subjective, I booked because the other hotels were full. Location? It is Fairhope, AL. Its not really a "location" per se. It is close to a small town and I expect the market share is dwarfed by other hotels who actually contribute a multiplier effect for the local economy. This hotel lives off transient business (walkins) and over flow business from other hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Key West Inn - Fairhope offers the latest in hotel style and amenities to make your Fairhope vacation or business trip a success. Conveniently located on Hwy 98 South just 11 miles from I-10, you will find the hotel is close to everything you need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Key West Hotel Fairhope