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“El Patio in December”
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El Patio Motel
Ranked #62 of 77 Key West B&B and Inns
Guild, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“El Patio in December”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

The place has a good location within walking distance to mostly anything in Key West, it is a small town after all. Decent place for the money, would stay there again and it is old school, which is fine with us. Kind of bright in the rooms at night from security lighting though.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ellenton, Florida
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Unable to get into town as Key West Shuttle cancelled, due to weather,phone El Patio,lady was nasty, phoned booking.com,who were willing to credit us for the night we could not use,El Patio refused, booking.com told us max charge would be $159, hotel charged us $178, hotel was older 1950's hotel , needing updating, beds were hard,tile floor sticky, lcd tv great,ac worked great,upon check in she offered us a credit, booking.com was $139 per night, she gave it to us for $119, big deal, am contacting The State of Florida, The BBB, planet feedback,to voice my opinon, will never return

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We were looking for a good value location to stay in Key West and this turned out to be just that. Hotel is in a quiet location but at the same time within walking distance of Duval Street. The rooms are large, ours happened to have two seperate rooms with a double bed in each one, and are furnished adequately for most travellers but not in the most modern style - hence the value price. The bathroom was clean and the shower good but the decor could do with a revamp. We had the room next to the alternative entrance which meant that there was some outside noise as people passed but thankfully none in the small hours so we had no problems sleeping. The small pool was sheltered but not heated as far as we could tell. We'd recommend hiring a bike for the duration of your stay - the hotel has some for hire - to get around the Key West attractions. There are plenty of quiet streets and cycle paths to use and we found drivers considerate.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wenonah, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 8, 2012

perfect place to stay if you're not looking for luxury. I loved it! Great location...close to smathers and higgs beach as well as duval street. They have a large deck on the third floor and small pool.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2012

We are budget travelers and we are always looking for a deal. This was one of the lowest priced rooms in Key West and we were pleasantly surprised. The place is clean and the location is great. I was a little jealous because my neighbor left their door open and I noticed they had a coffee maker and we did not. Other than that, the place is great.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for a good location for a 3 day visit to Key West. We are pretty easy to please so we found the room more than enough for our needs - clean, comfortable beds, decent shower, a pool we were able to relax around, quiet and lots of room to spread out (and dry our dive gear!) However this is a true old time motel with an amazingly dated floor, old chairs and generally a back to the far past feel. The staff we met were very friendly and we had no hassles at all. About the only thing we really missed was no coffee maker in the room or coffee available really close by. We did get directions to a great breakfast stop that was not that far but too far to just grab a coffee and bring it back to the room before breakfast. And we could walk to the shore and to the trolley stop. Overall a great location to visit Key West for people not looking for modern luxury and not wanting to pay for it.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is like a $69 hotel I used to stay at when I was a teenager or early 20's.
$150 is way too much for this older hotel with a bathroom smaller then any of my closets.
I cant believe it is rated a 3 star. should be 2 star at best.
Not recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: El Patio Motel
Address: 800 Washington St, Key West, FL 33040-4799
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — El Patio Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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