In summary, this is a clean, noisy, run down motel pretending to be higher scale than it is and charging twice what you'd expect to pay anywhere else but the Keys.
We recently stayed on a last minute trip- both of use seasoned travelers, and agreed this place was a mistake. I've previously been pleased with TripAdvisor reviews before, I am not sure why this place is so overly rated and owner about review falsification, or perhaps really low expectations:
The motel is very near the airport, and 10 minutes driving from the main part of town.
It is also on the busy road which circles this part of the key, so car and scooter noise is present. The ocean is on the other side of the road, so the view/noise evaluation is a problem.
The room (2 queen beds) was large, cleanish, but worn and run down(paint fading, carpet worn, shower tiles cracked and poorly sealed, fixtures rusting. The under-sized AC struggled to keep the room under 75F despite running at full power, and sound, all day. The room contained a microwave and little refrigerator, so perhaps this place is meant for prolonged family stays. Again, this place doesnt really seem to fit any niche.
The cab ride to the town is ~$15, or $5 per person, which ever is MORE.
The complimentary breakfast seemed worse than the usual BW fare, possibly because the toaster was broken and coffee was weak.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the straits of Florida of the beautiful island of Key West, Fl. Our resort is only a short distance from the local beaches and just a few miles north of historic downtown. This resort offers non-smoking accommodations and many thoughful amenities. At the Best Western, Key Ambassador resort guest have a variety of views to choose from. There is a spacious outdoor heated swimming pool with 2 waterfalls next to our cheeckie hut that serves food and drink. The resort provides free Wi-Fi throughout the property, a deluxe continental breakfast, complimentary parking and 24 hour front desk services. During your stay you can easily visit many local attractions, unique shops and historic downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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