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Best Western Key Ambassador Resort Inn
Ranked #39 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This hotel is pricey, but no more than any others nearby. Trust me, I spent a good three months waiting for a deal to open up among any of the hotels in the area. Key West is expensive, especially during the holiday season, and I can tell you that this Best Western property offers the best bang for the buck in this area. No contest!

We (family of four with two young kids) stayed here during the Christmas week and had an excellent time. The rooms are BIG - we got a room with two beds and a balcony (which I think all rooms have). We did not have an ocean view, which was a bit more expensive, but all we had to do was step outside to see the ocean. The property is located right off the highway along the ocean with easy access to a trail along the beach. Also it is just a short ten minute drive from the busier parts of Key West, including the ferry terminal to get on the boat to the gorgeous Dry Tortuga Island.

The room was clean, well-lit and airy. We had a room on the second floor, which we had to access by stairs (did not spot an elevator so this was a slight inconvenience). The check-in process was swift, we were assisted by a cheerful lady from Jamaica! The room had a large TV - our remote control did not work but probably just needed batteries!
The bathrooms were clean, average sized - nothing special here but we did not come to Key West to hang out in the bathroom anyway. What I liked was that the sinks were outside the bathroom so it served the family well.

Nice pool, good breakfast (think "Holiday Inn Express") and the property was pretty and peaceful.

Overall this is a great place for the family. Yes it is expensive, but I'm sure you expect that out here. I highly recommend staying here!

Room Tip: Try and get the ocean view. I would do it the next time around!
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a great hotel ,near to the airport , the service is excellent ,the Margaritas at the bar are probable the best in Key West and the pool is spectacular .I have to go every week to Key West and always i stay at this hotel , i really recomeded

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Based on the high hotel rate the property was very disappointing. Rating at best would be a C not what the hotel represented itself on the web site. Breakfast at hotel is very ordinary and eating area is very small. Bathrooms need updating and other parts of the hotel. Location for visiting Key West is not perfect. I would not recommend this property for your visit to Key West, many more better options available.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you are considering the Best Western, I assume you are not looking for luxury, buut you can find some really nice amenities here. They have a really big continental breakfast with fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, breakfast sandwiches, cereal, hard-boiled eggs, waffle makers, muffins, bread, juice, coffee, and tea. Better than most hotels that just give you some granola bars, eh? It does fill up in the morning, but just take it back to your room if possible to save room for those in other building who can't do that.
Also their pool is quite large, with friendly staff at the pool bar: There are always birds wading around in the water, and it is quite nice and relaxing You are right next to Smather's beach, with some pretty nice rentals and sand, but you'll want to get further in to town: rent bikes!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Stayed here in the past and really enjoyed my experience. I had an ocean view room and it exceeded my expectations. The hotel looks small from the outside, but our room was Pretty large. Free parking, nice pool and tiki bar, friendly staff, and good breakfast. Just booked a room for January to stay again. I've stayed at other hotels closer to Duvall and I still prefer coming here.

Room Tip: 2nd floor Ocean view (beautiful views and close to the breakfast bar)
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

We have stayed at this location in the past and had a great experience. This time our experience was not favorable and was not a good experience. The A/C did not work and we were up sweating all night. We had requested a double queen room and the room had double beds, luckily we were able to change rooms. We had requested extra towels, but had to call twice in order to get them. The two ladies that worked the breakfast area were excellent and very helpful. Other than that some at the front desk, do not have good customer service and act as though they are doing you a favor to help. Tabitha at the front desk is very helpful, other than her, the rest of the staff at the front needs to learn customer service skills.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

I found this hotel a great place to stay and perfect location. It's out of the congestion of the busy streets of downtown Key West. I would recommend this to anyone that does not want the noise and traffic. We had our own personal balcony, which it looks like all the rooms have balconies, made it enjoyable to sit outside at night. It is located by the airport, but I hardly noticed the noise from the planes. They have beautiful grounds and a great view of the water. The bonus ~ a tiki bar by the pool! Loved it!

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2  Thank Terri G
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Address: 3755 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040-5255
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Key West
Price Range: $187 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Key Ambassador Resort Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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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