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“A great deal in Key West!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bldg 4114 Arthur Sawyer Rd, Key West Naval Air Station - Sigbee Park, Key West, FL 33040-5000   |  
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Yorktown, Virginia
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“A great deal in Key West!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and are very pleased with the value of staying here. The room rate of $99 is at least half of what other basic hotels charge. The room is clean, and spacious with a mini kitchen included. They have free continental breakfast bag each morning with a Danish, yogurt, and bottle of water.
We had a light dinner and drinks at Sunset Grill at the marina. They had live music and it was a great time.
We will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

The Navy have a wide variety of housing in Key West, including the lodge, Condos, trailers, etc. There were also Marinas, cafes, bars, RV and camping sites on the various bases, including Key West Naval Air Station - Sigbee Park, Trumbo, Boca Chica, etc. In September 2011, we paid $78 per night and there were no taxes.

This was a typical Navy Lodge, good price, well maintained facility and really friendly staff. A paper and continental bagged breakfast was provided each morning at the front desk. Our room had 2 queen beds, table, kitchen, DVD player (DVD rental at Redbox at Navy Exchange. The Front desk lets you borrow beach chairs, cooler, and towels.
The Navy Exchange and Commissary are right across the street, allowing much more savings on food and drink. Key West restaurants are not inexpensive.The Sunset Lounge located 5min (walking) behind the Lodge is an appealing tropical bar overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It has excellent food and drinks, at prices less than prevailing costs in Key West restaurants. By the Lounge is a small marina where you can rent a power boat, canoe, or kayak. The Navy MWR office is across the street from the Lodge and you can fine reduced price tickets to attractions and resources, e.g., bicycle rentals, sunset sailing. They will give you a list of all the popular attractions.

The Navy Lodge rooms have small kitchen with dishes, pots, pans, toaster, fridge, microwave, range, utensils, etc. The Lodge supplies a continental breakfast in a bag, every day. There are coffee makers in the rooms and hot coffee in the lobby. They also provide laundry (laundry soap in the Exchange), Internet (free in the lobby, not free (per day or $15 per week) in the room unless you get room #105, it goes through the wall)

The Navy Lodge is within a quick drive (15 minutes) to everywhere in Key West. Parking can be a problem in the downtown tourist areas and there is primarily pay parking in most areas of interest, which is not cheap. However, you can park for free in the Truman Annex and walk to many locations. Ask MWR to show you where to park. You can also park in some restaurant parking lots for free if you eat in the restaurant, e.g., restaurant parking near the Historic Key West Seaport on Front Street.

If you are driving in on Highway 1, it is 3.5 hours on the Turnpike (depending on traffic) from the Miami Airport. We drove from South Beach on 1 and it took 6hours because of all the stop lights on Hwy 1, south of South Beach.

On your way, look out for the Boca Chica Naval Station at mile marker 8. As you come into Key West, turn right on Roosevelt, drive past iHop and at the Ibis Bay Waterfront Resort (Kennedy and 13th Street), turn right. You will find the gate and will have to show Military ID and rental car agreement (if you are driving a rental). Drive slow across the channel until you find a white directional sign at a fork in the road. Turn right, and drive past the gas pumps (on the right), MWR (left) and Navy Commissary and Exchange (right). Behind the tennis courts (on the left you) will find the Navy Lodge.

See some photos at: http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g34345-d1648876-Navy_Lodge_Key_West-Key_West_Florida_Keys_Florida.html#23552707

Hope you have as great a time as we did!

Room Tip: Ask for room #105 if you want free Internet service. The room is next to the lobby and the Internet...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kimberly, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

For the military this is one not to miss. Great rooms and great rates. Suggest you call to make reservations

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 8, 2011

Stayed for 4 nights in May 2011. This lodge is located on Sigsbee road. It's not the Hilton but use the $$ you save to enjoy the tourist stuff. Our room had 1 x queen, fold out couch, kitchen, dvd player...DVD rental at Redbox at Exchange. Front desk lets you borrow beach chairs, cooler, and towels. Walking distance to Exchange\Commisary, Gym, marina. It's not walking distance to downtown. When we went to town, paid $4 for parking for the day, then rented bikes and putted around. Best beach is at Fort Zachary, $7 for 2 people, lots of shade and nice location to swim. The rental townhouses at Trumbo NAS looked nice for a large family and it's closer to town but not on the water. Key West is a nice destination for a few days and the Navy Lodge fit the bill.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

This was a typical Navy Lodge, good price, well maintained facility and really friendly staff. Good location for downtown Key West and all the touristy areas, plus shops restaurants etc. A take-out breakfast was provided each morning. One word about the Navy Lodge website - it shows a pool at this Lodge which isn't quite correct. The pool is on another Navy facility a few miles away. The other thing to be aware of is the very low speed limit (15mph) around the Lodge. The police will get you if you transgress speed limits and 'no cell phone use' rule whilst driving on base.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sebring florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

we spent 3 nights at the gateway lodge in key west and enjoyed every minute. we decided to take in the sights by walking from the lodge which turned out to be great and the help from the staff was great in directing us to various places. we are looking forward to returning this spring for more fun.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

We stayed at the Navy Lodge in Key West for 10 days right after Thanksgiving, 2009. It is on a Navy Air Station annex and is only available to armed forces active and retired personnel, plus some civil service personnel. We made our reservations four months in advance. There were RV and camping sites on the base a few block away. I have included some pictures related to my review.

COST- The Navy Lodge is the most expensive of the temporary/vacation on-base options for a single room. The Navy Lodge cost us $89 per night, during this time of year. However, there are no taxes on base which saves about $7 a day. That compares with on-base trailers and the Navy Gateway Inn at roughly $55, per night, at another annex. The Condos a prior report says are $110/ night for three rooms. RV sites cost only $20 per night and many are very near the Navy Lodge. Off base in Key West, we found that the Comfort Inn and Day's Inn cost about $90 per night, plus taxes, during the same off season period.

QUALITY - The Navy Lodge Key West beats all of these particular options in its setting, appearance, privacy, quietness, and quality of its rooms and furnishings. It is like being in a first class resort on a tropical island... which it is! The Sunset Lounge, right nearby, is an appealing aged tropical bar overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It has excellent food and drinks, at prices about 30% less than prevailing costs in restaurants in Key West. There is no reason to eat dinner anywhere else. Also right nearby, on the base at this location, is a small marina where you can rent a power boat, canoe, or kayak for exploration or fishing. The Navy MWR office is across the street for reduced price tickets to attractions. However, the savings are less than I expected, about 10-15% less than actual deals available off base. The Navy Exchange and Commissary are also about a block away, allowing much more savings on food and drink. The Navy Lodge rooms have small kitchen with dishes, pots, pans, utensils, etc. The Lodge supplies a continental breakfast in a bag, every day. There are coffee makers in the rooms and hot coffee in the lobby.

Location - The Navy Lodge is within 15 minutes or so drive from everywhere in Key West. Parking can be a problem in the more tourist areas and there is primarily pay parking in most areas of interest, which is not cheap. You can park for free in the Truman Annex and at certain places near the beach on Atlantic Ave/St (?) and walk to many locations. Go in the restricted Navy part of the Truman. Look in a large fenced area containing WWII battlements and bunkers. If you are lucky you will see some wild “Navy” goats there. Seeing these white creatures standing guard in the old Navy battlements and bunkers is a special delight. There is also a very nice sandy private Navy beach, with bathrooms, to be enjoyed, at no cost at all. We preferred a state park ($7/Day/Car) bordering on the south of the Truman Annex and connected to it. It has beautiful picnic and camping areas and a great public beach, plus an old fortress! We took picnics with us for lunch every day, in a small foldable cooler. I could go on and on about the sights and entertainment you can find, but the rest is left for you to discover and explore.

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  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Bldg 4114 Arthur Sawyer Rd, Key West Naval Air Station - Sigbee Park, Key West, FL 33040-5000
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PROVIDING OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY TO THOSE WHO PROUDLY SERVE OUR COUNTRYThe Navy Lodge is your number one choice for outstanding guests services specializing in meeting the needs of the PCS military family, TAD and leisure traveler. Please note: International Military are Welcome, but must be pre-approved through base security. ... more   less 
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