First thing to say is that ALL hotels in Key West are so overpriced it's almost funny (in March anyway). With hindsight i'd not stay there again, there are so many better places to stay further up in the Keys where you can get the beautiful scenery, more peace and quiet, and pay 1/2 the price. It took me ages to decide on this place when booking, and I was still disappointed with the room; the Holiday Inn Express we used the night we left was just so much more luxurious by comparison! We paid $350 per night, possibly the most i've ever paid for a hotel room anywhere in the world including Manhattan, LA and London.
The pros: reasonably quiet; pretty buildings; pretty pool area; free parking (and more available on the street outside if it's full). Location is within walking distance of all main attractions but far enough away not to be affected by noise from bars etc.
The cons: rooms VERY small by US standards, we had a "deluxe" King and short of removing the basic furniture it couldn't have been less luxurious. We were on the ground floor of the only 2 storey building, the room was quite dark and felt constantly damp - nothing ever dried. Yes it's a tropical climate but we didn't have this problem anywhere else in the area.
Pool area backs right on to busy Truman Ave so you have road noise (which in KW means endless bikers with loud exhausts) all the time. We could hear the TV in the room next door in the evenings.
Bathroom ridiculously small, tiny shower stall and no bath, and in no way luxurious (see picture).
Breakfast basic; still better than nothing, but not as good as the cheapy chains (Hampton, Holiday Inn). It wouldn't have killed them to at least warm up the very tasty muffins and maybe provide some nice fresh tropical fruit.
In summary, i'm sure $350 for a basic room is the going rate around this area but for us it wasn't worth it. The following night we stayed in Islamorada and i nearly cried when i realised what $100 LESS got us there - lovely airy room with sitting area, full kitchen and amazing sea views. So i guess if you don't mind splurging cash in order to party on Duval, the Key Lime inn is as good as anywhere. If you want peace, beauty and decent value, skip KW in march!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic architecture with updated, modern rooms and amenities are what you will enjoy at our Key Lime Inn located in the center of the Old Town area of Key West. Key Lime Inn is a stylish, boutique hotel with 37 guest rooms located just two blocks from amazing Key West nightlife on the world famous Duval Street. You can walk to restaurants and nightlife and enjoy the quaint houses in Key West's historic neighborhoods. Rooms are situated in several buildings spread out on an acre of grounds, giving the property a very tranquil, spacious feel. Garden paths and tropical foliage separate buildings and quiet resting spots. A large heated pool is surrounded by palm trees, and has plenty of deck space for comfortable chaise lounges. Continental breakfast is served poolside each morning and guest parking is available. Historic architecture & modern rooms. Free continental breakfast. Free in-room internet. Upscale eco-friendly bathroom amenities. Large pool. Boutique hotel. Walk to Duval Street, the harbor & beaches. Located in the heart of Old Town, Key West. Modern style & comfort meets relaxed Key West vibe at the Key Lime Inn. Self parking onsite for 10 USD/day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Key Lime Hotel Key West