Key West is notoriously expensive so we looked at a number of options. We found this in the back of a voucher hotel booklet advertising rooms for $69 + tax which for Key West is cheap!
It was ranked lowly on the Trip Advisor site even though recent reviews are good if you read them. The motel is exactly as described, it has around 15 or so rooms, most mini apartments. In our room (number 5), we had a microwave, fridge, small sink and some cooking utensils which fitted what we needed i.e. breakfast and maybe a sandwich for lunch then we ate out on the evening.
The room was spotless, very clean, room service comes every day, the fan / air con unit was very quiet and kept the room chilled nicely without the annoying noise. It has cable TV which showed premiership football :-), channel 40 was a fox sports channel in spanish but if you changed the language on the tv you got english commentary - a right result and meant I didn't have to find a pub to watch any games!
It's around a 15min walk to Duval Street where all the action is, and a $10 cab ride ($12 with tip). And because it's a little way out it's nice and quiet.
It has free parking which is good as most places in Key West tend to charge from what we saw. There is also a little pool which is very clean and there is a laundry facility to wash and dry for a $1 a piece. It also has BBQ facilities and boat dock spaces! They don't have safes in the rooms but we never had any problems and the area looks and was very safe.
All in all we were very happy where we stayed, it was cheap and very clean, try and get a voucher for walk in rates, they tend to be cheaper.
This isn't for everyone, if you are into 4 or 5 star luxury this place won't be for you. But for budget travellers who want a clean, safe, friendly place to rest your head then look no further than here.
- Also Known As:
- Harborside Motel And Marina
- Harborside Motel & Marina Hotel Key West