Despite the heavy construction and chaos outside its walls, Parrot Key was a lovely little oasis of tranquility. We stayed in the three story two bedroom/ two bath villas with an "ocean view" [more on the quotations around that in a minute] First the good:
- Very clean
- Well maintained property.
- Friendly front desk staff
- comfortable beds
The Not So Good:
- DO NOT PAY EXTRA for the ocean view. We paid extra for a glimpse of the inlet from the back deck.
- Be prepared to experience a nice hotel, NOT a nice resort. I'm not sure what we paid the extra resort fee for and for that feel a bit ripped off. I've gone to a bunch of resorts and have happily paid resort fees but this just hotel doesn't fit the description. There's no spa. No nice restaurant on the premises. The tiki bar was going through reservations and was closed. Sure the pools [all outdoor] are nice but they have no attendant or even a place to get beach towels [you have to head over to the front desk for that], and parking in a Walgreens every day doesn't add to the resort feel either. I saw people on this site complaining about the resort fee and didn't understand, after all, resorts have resort fees, no? After having visited this place, I get it. It's not a resort. It's just a nice expensive hotel that you will be required to pay additional extra resort taxes on.
<<Special note ***If traveling with kids** >> Be careful. We had what we thought would be a two story villa, but it was actually three levels, with a flight of stairs to reach the front door, and then a tall set of stairs to reach the main level, and then more stairs to reach the secondary bedrooms. Considering we had very young children this was tough. Unlike most resorts/hotels that provide complimentary crib or pack-n-play they do not offer it and said they might get it for us but would have to charge us for it. Not very kid-friendly.
- 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