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“Daughter's wedding weekend” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Hibiscus Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   1313 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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St. Louis
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Daughter's wedding weekend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The Best Western Hibiscus, Key West was very nice. This hotel isn't glamorous or luxurious BUT it IS very nice and met our needs perfectly! The earlier you book the better the rates are. The rooms are rather spacious and we loved the wood floor. The beds were very comfortable. Yes, the floors do get sandy but that's just how Florida is. You can remedy that by rolling up a towel and putting at the base of your door. The breakfast was "above average". Nothing super fancy but they did have waffles and breakfast tortillas you could microwave, along with all the usual stuff.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dBranham, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hibiscus Motel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
It is difficult to keep the tile floors spotless and our girls try their best. Thanks for posting. And congrats!
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  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

A couple of minutes away from The Southernmost Point, beach and pretty close to Hemingway's House as well. Good parking lot and comfortable, clean and spacious rooms. Breakfast is average. The place about 15 minutes walk from center. Reasonable price comparing to Key West rates.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at the BW Hibiscus motel during a two night stay in Key West.

On first arrival we were impressed with the friendliness of the staff, especially as it was spring break and they were very busy.

We had a room by the pool on the ground floor which we thought might be noisy but proved not to be the case, even during Spring Break !

Good clean sized room with two double beds. Bathroom was small but had a bath.

Great location to explore Duval Street and the rest of Key West.

Plenty of free car parking.

The motel provided a continental style breakfast which was not that bad.

The staff were excellent. We left some property behind in the room only to find this out in Miami. I phoned the staff and they were great, retrieved the property and got a local company to send it to us the next day.

We would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dBranham, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hibiscus Motel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
The staff sends thanks. They work hard for our guests and they appreciate the acknowledgement.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Loved our one night stay here. Rooms were spacious, very clean, comfortable and I really liked that they had laminate flooring! But what we liked best was being able to relax in the nice heated pool after our long day walking all over Key West!
The continental breakfast was also good with a nice variety and good coffee.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Great to know we made your visit enjoyable! Thank you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Our stay here was wonderful! You are close enough to Duval but far enough away for some quiet time. Everything is walkable and we did our fair share of walking. The Rum Bar located in the Speak Easy hotel. This was one of our favorite spots to hit on our way back to the hotel. The breakfast was acually very good and the fresh fruit was nice to have for traveling. We had a pool side room, second floor. Very quiet and loved the view of the pool. We loved our room!! Nice a big with a wonderful view of the pool. I also loved the window treatments...plantation shutters...nice touch. We will definetly stay here again. Staff, accomodations and location all a major plus for us! We couldn't have asked for a better experience in Key West. See you next year =)

Room Tip: you have to carry your luggage up on flight of stairs but I would suggest staying on the second floo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great location. We were initially given Room 128. It had a rank moldy smell. Noticed the back of the desk chair was covered in black mold. Changed to Room 107. The rooms are spacious and decorated nicely. Towels, sheets, pillows and shower are all great. Tile floor throughout was filthy. I first noticed how black the bottom of my feet were, then I noticed the floor. Observed the cleaning carts had everything but a mop. Beds were not comfortable and sagged when I sat on the edge. The front desk staff were friendly. The pool, hot tub and deck furniture were all seemed nice and clean. The room air conditioners were so noisy, I didn't hear any noise outside. I thought the housekeeping supervisor was obnoxious. He had on a soiled shirt and barked orders in Spanish. The cleaning cart was placed directly in front of Room 101 which was at the main entrance to the lobby and it was in the way of everyone. We were bumping into housekeepers with towels and supplies stocking the cart on our way to breakfast and back to the room. Several people with our group have stayed here many times over the years and were surprised at the conditions even though it had been redecorated. They guessed it must be under different management.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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dBranham, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Hibiscus Motel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thanks for posting. Our housekeeping staff usually does a great job but they obviously missed it here. Sorry. Your comments help us to provide a better experience for our guests. Thanks.
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Address: 1313 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Hibiscus Motel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explore the excitement of Duval Street and downtown Key West, then return to your cool spacious room at our Key West hotel.Located at the southernmost point of the state, visitors at our Key West hotel are here to enjoy paradise. We offer free parking, and we’re just one block away from famous Duval Street. While parking is free, most guests don’t need a car since you can walk to the area’s best attractions. The beach is three blocks away, and guests feel right at home in a quiet neighborhood that’s close to everything.From Fantasy Fest to World Offshore Powerboat Races, there’s always something exciting happening near our Key West hotel. The World Sailfish Championship is held here, and the Hemingway Days Festival is fun for the entire family. Whether you want to simply relax on the beach or are staying at our Key West hotel for a special event, our friendly staff members always strive to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.Large rooms and free Wi-Fi are included. There are no resort fees here, but our Key West hotel guests certainly feel like they’re at a world-class resort. There’s a great heated pool where relaxation comes easily, and it’s the perfect place to wind down after a day of exploration and adventure. Central to all top food options, bars and attractions, most guests spend their days strolling around the neighborhoods and beaches.We welcome couples, families and solo travelers at our Key West hotel. Consider a nearby surfing lesson or spend the day on the waters fishing. Key West is known for a life of leisure, and that’s exactly what our guests experience. Whether you’re here for an extended stay or just the weekend, be treated to the best in service and top quality amenities. Book your room at BEST WESTERN Hibiscus Motel today and get ready for the tropics! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Hibiscus Hotel Key West
Best Western Key West
Best Western Hibiscus Hotel
Key West Best Western

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