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The Banyan Resort
Ranked #37 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wouldn't stay again”
Reviewed September 19, 2006

I stayed at the Banyan Resort in a Studio room in mid August. I was very excited about the stay because I had been waiting 2 years for the opportunity to stay there. I travel quite a bit but have never been so disappointed with a resort as I was with the Banyan. Our studio had a very nice patio area to sit outside however, it was next to the pool and could not enjoy it because the two nights we were there there were very loud, very crude, very drunk people at the pool. Also, I left some clothes in the drawer of the room. After unpacking the next day I contacted the resort and they were very uncooperative. After calling many many times and leaving messages I was told almost two weeks later that "no clothes were found" and they also admitted they had received complaints from others concerning the noise at the pool. I must say the rooms were very nice and the resort grounds were beautiful but the management was poor at best. I would not stay there again.

  • Liked — The grounds are beautiful
  • Disliked — The management staff
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2006

wonderful historical buildings, very clean, great gardens and pool area with tiki food bar. near duval street party action yet banyan is quiet and peaceful. definitely not the concrete cube coop tomeshares of aruba - aruba lacks charm but has every crummy fast food store just like myrtle beach

  • Liked — location, cleanliness and beauty of complex
  • Disliked — leaving
  • Tips/Secrets — duval street is one block away, easy access to fishing boat and water activities
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2006

Just got back from the Banyan with the family. We stayed in a one bedroom apt. and it was VERY spacious, nice, fresh, and clean! Unit 501 is adjacent to the office and has beautiful windows to bring the outside in. This unit does not have its own private porch or balcony, but we looked at other units that did. Some of the other units have different floor plans. Some have a loft, some had larger bathrooms. Either way, all set ups seemed to be nice. When we looked at some of the other rooms becasue we thought about purchasing a week, we did notice that one unit was permeated with a smoking smell. I am so glad our unit was not like that!

The landscaping was beautiful and having the pool bar was a nice touch. There are 2 pools, one being adult only. That pool didn't seem to be used as much, probably because there were limited chairs. The adult/family pool area was very nice and had LOTS of loungechairs, I am assuming that is the reason for the crowdedness! If you went out to snag a chair before 9am, you were fine. The pool was clean, though not deep, but perfect for refreshing yourself and going back out to your chair! There were some babies there, and some teens with their parents, and all kids were well behaved and the other guests were very nice and friendly with them.

Location cannot be beat! LOCATION!!!!!!!!!!!! Around the corner from Sloppy Joe's, FatTuesday, Rick's, and a couple of blocks from Mallory Square. Ideal! Especially at night when you go out and do not want to trek it all the way back to the south beach area!

There really aren't any negatives...the wooden part of the deck around the family pool is slippery. I saw 2 adults fall down and they were simply walking by. I am glad no one got hurt, so be careful around there. I would gladly stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2006
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Reviewed March 9, 2006

My wife and I have stayed at the Banyan many times and think it's a delightful, charming facility at an extremely convenient location. The rooms and suites are more like those at an Inn or B&B than those in newer, much larger time-share developments, but we've always found service and cleanliness well above average, the pools modest-sized but adequate, and the Tiki Bar a big plus.

We were surprised to read negative comments about staff friendliness and maintenance by some guests in May-June 2005. The bitter dispute between the Banyan's directors and the management firm at thetime likely contributed to those situations. A new management team took over in July, and our stay in November was most pleasant despite our arrival shortly after the last of 3 hurricanes.

  • Stayed November 2005
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Property: The Banyan Resort
Address: 323 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6542
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Banyan Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in a timeless world of beauty and luxury at the first Florida Green Lodging Designated Resort in Key West. Just steps away from the world-famous Duval Street & all that Key West has to offer, including shops, restaurants, & galleries. Spend your day by one of our heated spring-fed pools, sipping drinks at our Tiki Bar, or wandering through the tropical flora in our exquisite gardens. ... more   less 
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