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“Clean room, lovely pool and close to the centre of Key West”

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Best Western Hibiscus Motel
Ranked #17 of 51 Hotels in Key West
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Clean room, lovely pool and close to the centre of Key West”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Yes there are newer hotels but this one appears to have been upgraded by Best Western to at least have reached their expected standards and whilst not cheap, it was a lot less expensive than many of the newer ones we looked at booking in Key West............our room was clean and spacious and everything worked fine. The pool was a pleasant surprise in that it was much bigger than expected and 8 foot deep at the deep end. Plenty of sunbeds around the pool area and no problem finding space in the hotel's two free car parks.

An added bonus was that the room had a bath tub and fixed shower head over it and not just a shower cubicle.......that pleases my wife as she cannot understand how you American ladies clean your "under-carriage" properly with the fixed headed showers in the cubicles you find in most hotels (do you all learn how to do hand stands at High School and then do these in the shower or has no one in America ever thought to invent a shower head on a flexible pipe?).

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Room smelled from cleaning products and it was very strong even with the doors and windows open. Our air conditioner would not work probably, did not take out the humidly nor did it cool the room down. Furniture needed up dated, lots of dings and drawers were all sticking and did not close.

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dBranham, General Manager at Best Western Hibiscus Motel, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
If there is an issue with your room at check in, please let someone know. Do this wherever you stay. We don't want you to be unhappy and if you let us know, we will fix it or find you another property more suitable. Some guests have an adverse reaction to any chemical smell and we try to keep the smells at a minimum. But if you let us know, we will move you. Sorry
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Clara City
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

had a very nice stay. you can walk from here to the beach and to the port. easy to find. great pool and hot tub. staff is great!!! The pictures are right on . breakfeast was ok, nothing fancy. our room faced the pool and was on ground floor. pool noise was nothing, very quiet.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Delano, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2014

This hotel has a lot going for it. The rooms are very spacious, we stayed 4 in a room and had plenty of room. It is really too big for just 2 people. The bathroom/dressing area is great. Breakfast was a nice surprise. The location is perfect and a short walk to all the action on Duval Street. I would definitely stay there again and suggest it to others.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

The receptionist is the first person one meets on the hotel staff. A warm welcome is a good first impression, a frosty abrubt welcome does a hotel no favours. Having booked on 4th Jan 2014 for 12 nights, 1st of March the room charge was immediately taken on my card: after 47 years travelling (30 professionally) this is the first and only time that payment has been taken in advance except for special deals, which this was not. That niggled. On arrival we had choice of room 126 or 231. Room 126 had no natural light except for the restroom window and was down a very dark alleyway. We turned that room down within one minute and returned to reception where the lady receptionist initially wondered if the was a room, and after rustling and muttering through files room 231 reappeared. We accepted it. We were very happy with the room which was above the lobby, it was quiet, comfortable with plenty of natural light. The metal bases of the beds were noisy. The Breakfast area is woefully small with about 20 seats for 62 rooms(124 eaters?) and a bit cluttered. The food was adequate and plentiful. The location is superb for downtown Key West. On departure the male receptionist was efficient and friendly ,as was his male coleague the previous evening. First impressions count, we were not amused on arrival.

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dBranham, General Manager at Best Western Hibiscus Motel, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Sorry you were disappointed. We are a deposit required motel and we have always required a deposit to secure a room. True, not all properties around the world do this. Our policy is listed quite prominently on the website and again before you put your credit card in for the reservation. It is great that we got you into a room you liked even though we started out wrong - the staff made an effort to help. Thanks for posting!
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed one night, the facility was typical of older Best Western's we have stayed at, clean, comfortable beds and very professional staff, appears to have recently been renovated. Our room was fairly quiet. Rooms are spacious with a desk to use which I like and good WIFI connection with simple access! Breakfast area was quite small/confined. We liked that is was close to downtown area so we could walk to the Sunset Pier and shops/dinner. We booked here as the couple were traveling with had already done so, everything in Key West is expensive but I would choose somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Best Western hotel was my lodging choice during my stay in Key West. The hotel is located at south of the island around 5 minutes walking distance from “ Southernmost Point” .The hotel offers free parking; the rooms are cheerful, clean, comfortable and fairly large. The breakfast buffet is very basic with no hot items, yet adequate. Although, the hotel seems to be not in a central location, the island is small and it is enjoyable to walk around or cycle. I would recommend Best Western hotel for its cheerful, comfort rooms and reasonable price.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Best Western Hibiscus Motel
Address: 1313 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-3113
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Hibiscus Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explore the excitement of Duval Street and downtown Key West, then return to your cool spacious room at our Key West hotel.Located at the southernmost point of the state, visitors at our Key West hotel are here to enjoy paradise. We offer free parking, and we’re just one block away from famous Duval Street. While parking is free, most guests don’t need a car since you can walk to the area’s best attractions. The beach is three blocks away, and guests feel right at home in a quiet neighborhood that’s close to everything.From Fantasy Fest to World Offshore Powerboat Races, there’s always something exciting happening near our Key West hotel. The World Sailfish Championship is held here, and the Hemingway Days Festival is fun for the entire family. Whether you want to simply relax on the beach or are staying at our Key West hotel for a special event, our friendly staff members always strive to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.Large rooms and free Wi-Fi are included. There are no resort fees here, but our Key West hotel guests certainly feel like they’re at a world-class resort. There’s a great heated pool where relaxation comes easily, and it’s the perfect place to wind down after a day of exploration and adventure. Central to all top food options, bars and attractions, most guests spend their days strolling around the neighborhoods and beaches.We welcome couples, families and solo travelers at our Key West hotel. Consider a nearby surfing lesson or spend the day on the waters fishing. Key West is known for a life of leisure, and that’s exactly what our guests experience. Whether you’re here for an extended stay or just the weekend, be treated to the best in service and top quality amenities. Book your room at BEST WESTERN Hibiscus Motel today and get ready for the tropics! ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Hibiscus Hotel Key West
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