I stayed three nights at the Continental Inn in late February. Other than the trip being cut a day short by an ice storm at my hub airport in Chicago, all went well. The office staff courteously addressed many concerns over the phone prior to the trip, including proceedures designed to accommodate those who must check-in or leave outside regular office hours. Contacts with the staff in person were equally positive. The room was bright, clean and very well maintained. I would describe it as a "cross" between a suite and a typical motel room. There was a small kitchen with plates and cookware, full refrig, compact stove, and sink for washing dishes (no dishwasher). On the ground floor there was a sliding window in the rear with a very private---but not large---patio facing a strip of grass and a hedge (no view of ocean). The front door faced the pool area, with the beach a minute or two away. Wi-fi worked fine in the nearby club-house/lounge, but was not available in the room. I was a little surprised at how compact the entire grounds seemed; but buildable land in the Keys is at a premium and people down here are just greatful for their little spot in "paradise" as they call it. Except for Key West (a tourist meca), the Keys are a nature-lover's paradise. And, while there are plenty of things to see and do, you need to have a car and seek them out.
- Also Known As:
- Continental Hotel Key Colony Beach