We have recently returned after staying 1 week in mid March at the Equator. We did not know what to expect as this was our first stay at the Equator having stayed many years at the Oasis. However due to the sale of the property and the switch from exclusively Gay to All Welcoming we decided to give the Equator a try. We would have moved across the street to the Equator ages ago if we had only known how great it was going to be. The rooms are spacious and clean. We loved the large shower in our bathroom! The housekeeping staff were always eager to please and actually know the meaning of cleaning! Bathrooms were throughly cleaned each day. The Housekeeping staff always cleaned while we were enjoying breakfast and always worked around our schedule. The continental breakfast was very nice and the minature quiches and crossants were a nice touch. The desk staff went out of their way to clear dishes at breakfast, come around to top up coffee and to make sure everything was satisfactory.
The grounds were lovely with lots of tropical plants and kept very clean. Staff were constantly sweeping and wiping down tables. The Equator has recently purchased the former Coral Tree and the owner has been doing some renovations. There was some noise but nothing that would spoil our stay. Each day there was a festive happy hour with a nice selection of beer, wine and soda.
The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful and made you feel like a welcomed guest. The owner was visiting during our stay and shared his plans with us for the former Coral Tree. It is great to see that not everyone has given up on gay clientele visiting in Key West. Pride of ownership is evident and once the renovations have been completed this property will be the premier property in Key West for Gay Men.
Special mention goes to Josh - although all the staff were great, friendly and professional. I would not hesitate to stay there again. I am very picky and if there was anything that was unacceptable I would have noticed it. Do give it a try and hopefully you will be convinced that this place is your home away from home while visiting Key West. I have convinced several of our friends to switch from the Oasis to the Equator.
Brian and David-Toronto
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The all male - clothing optional Equator Resort in Key West meets all your needs and expectations to experience a relaxed and private escape. Beautifully designed and landscaped this high end post modern Caribbean resort invites our guest to enjoy a secure and exclusive all male experience. Offering numerous accommodations options ranging from island views, pool views with private balconies or our private owners suite all our rooms provide private baths. Included in each night stay are: Complimentary Continental Breakfast daily with fresh locally baked savory pastries, Complimentary Happy Hour daily with selections of frozen drinks, beer, wine and liquor options, Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and 9 complimentary adult male channels in each room. Only 3 blocks from Duval St and nestled in the heart of Historic Old Town Equator is the only choice for location, comfort and privacy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Equator Hotel Key West