If you stay here, definitely rent a bike! It's about a 15 minute walk just to get to Duval Street. Granted, that's not much, but in the heat and humidity of Key West, it feels like a lot. I'm not kidding: renting a bike on my second day improved my stay dramatically. Just riding around the back streets gave me a better feel for the spirit of the town (off Duval Street!), and the breeze felt great. I got to see some of the cute bungalows and funky breakfast places I wouldn't have wandered into otherwise. Plus, you can ride the bike down to Zachary Taylor State Park and spend an hour or two at their little beach to cool off. You COULD walk this, but it would be a long drag for all but the truly ambitious.
As for the room, it was just average. It was definitely budget, but that was expected since 'Budget" is in the name! The bed was saggy and uncomfortable, the bathroom was a little broken down (patched hole in the wall, towel rack that kept falling off), but the air conditioner worked, the t.v. worked, and for one person watching costs, it worked for me.
Be warned: parking is a major drag. Be prepared to pay. There are about 2 free spots on the street. Most of the street parking is by residential permit. If you are willing to drive around, it looked like, as a rule, one side of the street is residential permit and the other is up for grabs -- but there are a lot of people grabbing!
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