My wife and I stayed at Parrot Key Resort for 3 nights in May. The overall experience was really great. The resort looks like a Caribbean hotel surrounded by palm trees, pools and lizards. It is a sea-front hotel but with no sea / beach access. There is a shuttle which transports you to Smathers beach four times a day for free. As an extra benefit, free chairs are available in the beach if you are a Parrot Key guest (regular cost is $10 each).
The café is nicely located in the pool area. The café has some options for drinking and lunching (not a lot) and particularly my order of shrimp salad with strawberries resulted delicious. There are 4 small pools connected by a pathway, surrounded by tropical vegetation and usually not overcrowded.
The hotel is comfortable, very clean and quite. Suites are comfortable and a small kitchenette is located in a sitting area corner. Although not very well equipped, the kitchenette can be useful when you prefer having an in-room breakfast or brunch. As suites are duplex you should move to the upper suite climbing the stair. Be sure to book a ground suite (suites A) if you have difficulties to climb bags to an upper suite (suites B). In the upstairs suite there are two balconies, one in the sitting room and another one in the bedroom.
The front desk staff, the concierge, the café staff and the shuttle driver have been all very professional and friendly.
There is a Publix supermarket only at 4 minutes walking distance and a Walgreens next to the hotel.
A car is strongly recommended to go to Duval Street. Parking in downtown is available for around $10 the whole stay. Other options can be hiring a motorbike or taking a taxi cab.
Hotel Parking is free but, if you come back late, you probably will have to park in the general parking at the shopping area of Walgreens, not big issue in my opinion.
Great overall experience, exceeding my expectations!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Parrot Key Resort is an idyllic Key West hideaway, offering simple luxury, comfort and style in a serene waterfront haven. Five acres of tropical gardens surround Parrot Key, with pretty paths meandering through colorful foliage. Four sparkling pools are nestled among their own private sculpture gardens with whimsical art capturing your attention at every turn. The poolside Café Blue offers a range of refreshing drinks and island cuisine, where you can simply sit back and listen to the sound of serenity. Planning is simple here, with onsite watersports and a complimentary beach shuttle waiting to whisk you away to nearby Smathers Beach. Or simply relax and watch the sun go down from our sunset pier. Space out in a suite or a three-bedroom villa, including a living room and soothing treetop balconies. You can also unwind in a waterfront guestroom, equipped with your own white sand terrace. Each guestroom, suite and villa at Parrot Key boasts spectacular views of either lush gardens or the calm waters of Florida Bay. Experience the Key West you've always dreamed of with endless sunshine, glorious sunsets, and incomparable charm. From your peaceful haven at Parrot Key Resort, it's hard to believe that the energetic and eclectic vibe of Key West is just a short drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parrot Key Hotel Key West
- Parrot Key Beach Hotel
- Parrot Key Beach West