When checking-in I was given a paper with the name of the wireless connection and a code. When searching for the hotel on my laptop and checking list of wireless connections to connect to I found "Holiday Inn", entered the code and was on internet. Surfed web checked my bank account transactions etc. Later the "Holiday Inn" wireless did not function. I informed the front desk and they said "Don't use that! It is full of viruses and not the hotel's wireless. Use the Leisure Suites link that is listed on the paper." So evidently there is a link on wireless (very strong signal by the way) called Holiday Inn that someone evidently created to commit fraud and watch guests use the public wireless network. The desk told me the fraudster can even watch you enter bank details. Thing is, "Holiday Inn" link signal is strong in room and the "Leisure Suites" signal (the one guests are supposed to use) doesn't even have a signal in the room. You have to go outside and sweat over your laptop. So logically one thinks OK Holiday Inn link, lets try that. Wrong! That doesn't belong to the hotel according to the desk. After learning this I was under a big stress to find a non-public wireless internet connection to get to my bank site and change my password. Learned a lesson there. On public networks don't access sites like bank or others where you enter passwords.
The HI should have stressed that there is a very strong signal called "Holiday Inn" and not to use it. Use "Leisure Suites" even if you have to sit in lobby or go outside. When I complained that the "Leisure Suites" had no signal in room was told "Well this is the Keys, we are at the mercy of the internet provider". Well the fraudster had a good signal and he is on the Keys.
The hotel was average, very musty room and everything was damp. Average fixtures and bathroom. Nothing special and the price (like everywhere on the Keys) is inflated. There is absolutely nothing around of interest near the hotel being on the side of a highway next to fourth rate shopping plazas. I found Key Largo (and most of the Keys) to be one long strip mall with kitsch shops, overpriced gifts and fast food. Maybe great for divers but for nature lovers wanting to see wildlife and those looking for a walk on the beach the Keys are not a good holiday destination.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Key Largo Resort is the ideal Florida Keys location for families and individuals looking for an experience worth repeating in a breath taking locale. Absorb yourself in all that we have to offer! Stroll along our marina and paved pathways through lush foliage to find our two heated outdoor pools with Tiki Bar, cascading waterfall, Jacuzzi and spacious pool deck. Sip a tropical cocktail at our Tiki Bar, or savor delicious local fare at Bogie's Cafe and Garden Terrace. With spacious, well appointed rooms overlooking our tropical paradise and marina, the Holiday Inn Key Largo Resort is the perfect place for exploring the many wonders of the Florida Keys. Discover the enchantments of the Coral Reefs when you snorkel or dive. Experience our famous waters aboard the Glass Bottom Boat, on a fishing excursion, or even toast champagne on a sunset cruise. Try your luck on the Casino Boat! Located only 55 minutes from Miami, the Holiday Inn Key Largo is truly a world away. From the moment you arrive, you will know you have reached your destination; Paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Key Largo Holiday Inn