I certainly thought I had done enough research, and considering we could have done worse, I guess it was okay. We arrived at 3:15 and the room was not ready so we left our phone number and went to eat. We went back to the motel at 4:30 and the room was ready, even though we had never received a call indicating so. I was a bit concerned when we were directed to drive off the property, drive to the next intersection, turn right, and go down the alley (which, as it turns out was really a street) and park in a very small lot at our room's door. My lovely bride was deeply concerned at the hair on the floor and in the shower, as well as covering the duvet on the bed. It was cleaned the next day after she mentioned it to the desk staff. I was somewhat dismayed by the tube TV (really?????). There was a small table and two chairs, a microwave, and a refrigerator. In order to get ice one must go to the office (between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.) and ask the staff person to get some ice for you (they had to lock it up because people were filling coolers-------horrors!!) There was no coffee maker in the room and when I asked for one I was told that "oh, I think there's one in there, but the office has coffee in the morning." The two pools were clean and warm, but closed at 8 p.m. The continental breakfast was muffins and coffee (if you wait until 8 a.m. or whenever someone opens the door), The location was good, the cramped------heaven forbid that an SUV parks next to you) parking was free. The staff were pleasant and conversational. You can catch the Old Town Trolley across the street and walk to Duval Street. There are many dining options nearby, as well. Do some more research and consider all lodging options carefully before booking the Southwinds Motel, you could do better, you could do worse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clean affordable motel rooms only 1 block from Duval Street at the Southernmost point of the Island of Key West. Many restaurants and shops within walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southwind Hotel Key West