Myself and my family have been visiting Coconut Beach for about 20 years, since it opened. We bought a time-share unit there when they were first building and now own four weeks there; two in January and two in March. I just read Grubbee's review and I thought it was crazy so I had to make a rebuttal.
The ocean view is wonderful. The pool is nice and I have never heard of a health problem with it. In fact you CAN enter the pub of Louie's Backyard from the Coconut Beach area, and you can sit over there and have a drink if you want to, or you can bring your own drink down [this is a much cheaper option than Louie's!]. There are sometimes kids in the pool which can be a bit noisy, but usually it's just for a small part of the day.
We have never had a problem with burglary of our things, and I have left my passport, wallet, iPod, all in my nightstand drawer. There are safes in the rooms if you want to use them. I have not had a problem with the beds there.
I'm not sure where Grubbee was 'meandering' for all of that time, as it is quite a small place and easy to find your room. They do have labels. And I have found the staff to be helpful. Calling them 'barely English-speaking idiot' is telling, I think.
True there are no elevators but we have never found this to be a terrible burden. Also I have never found that noise from the neighbours was a problem, except when you are not on the top floor and there are once in awhile kids running around. When this has happened we have just had a neighbourly word with them and all was well.
There is a nice outdoor barbecue that all the guests are welcome to use, it's also a nice way to meet some of the other guests.
One thing on this trip that was a problem was our phone was a bit wonky, but we all had cell phones anyway so it wasn't a big deal.
We love Coconut Beach and Key West!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tranquil, Oceanfront All-Suite Resort housed in white Key-West-style building with encircling verandas on each floor. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coconut Beach Hotel Key West