Myself/Partner and friend spent two days/nights here at the end of three week trip. Culmination of two week trip to Fort Lauderdale.
I guess different people look for different things, but this is NOT the place for us. If you are happy with elderly/young/fat/thin men walking around the bar/restaurant areas with their sunburnt tackle on display then you will fit in and probably love the place. There is very much an underlying current of sexual prowling, which can be a little disconcerting 24 hours of the day.
Although it does mention nudity in the website, it is VERY much in your face. How this place was voted THE BEST in the world is beyond me, and I would be interested to see what the competition was.
We were accommodated in a two bedded apartment within the complex which was spacious and nicely furnished. Cleanliness not really up to what I would have expected about a place with such a glowing website.
Food OK, and portions/prices very reasonable. With the Pound/Dollar conversion rate at the moment, it is very reasonable to eat on Duval Street. Italian restaurant called Antonias is excellent, great food, and prices.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Overal - would I stay here again? No, because of the reasons above. If you enjoy nudity in all shapes and sizes at all times of the day, then go ahead, you will have a great time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine.... a place where everyone is gay.... where it’s easy to make friends.... where you can really be yourself.... where you can enjoy yourself 24 hours a day..... in a secure locked compound, safe from the outside world...... where a friendly and capable all-male staff are on hand to make sure you enjoy your vacation...... in a tropical paradise. Well that place is waiting for you. It’s called Island House in Key West. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Island House Hotel Key West
- Island House Key West