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Banana Bay Resort - Key West
Ranked #50 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Liberty Hill, Texas
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308 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Banana Bay was a nice stay @ Key West. On the water with beach and palm trees. Nice size pool and deck overlooking the bay. Rooms where nice but the bamboo bed was a little squeaky. Breakfast was include and right tasty.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Beaver Creek, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Property was on a nice piece of land. Great view out to the gulf side, nice view from our room over the marina. The bad part was this was a nice hotel in 1970 probably, but nothing has been done since. Tennis court still has debris on it from Wilma in 1992. The building on the point of land would be lovely for an evening drink or celebration has been boarded up since Wilma in 1992. There is no restaurant, closed for the past 3 years.

New owners are starting to tag trees when we were there, but this place needs work.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

while the resort has beautiful landscapes, decent sized pool, and frisky kitties wandering the grounds, i regret to tell you those are the nicest aspects of this place.

the bathroom shower head spritzes water out at a trickling force, while you have a conveniently placed plunger in case you back up the toilet.

our room looked as if it hadn't been dusted in 6 months, and the wallpaper was so disgusted by the musty aroma in our room, it was peeling off the walls and crumbling.....


waaaaaay overpriced too. housekeeper got nasty and tried rushing us out. not worth staying at unless you enjoy dozens of free roaming cats in the parking lot.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

To begin with a positive--the front desk staff was first class and so were the others working at Banana Bay. Very nice people and very hard working. Other than that, this place was really run down. Our room had so many little things wrong with it that shouldn't have been--paint chips everywhere, grimy, old furniture and linens, and weirdest of all--the toilet seat didn't fit the toilet. What the? I've had better breakfasts at the Super 8 and I've never paid $250 for a night at the Super 8. The pool is nice but it's freezing and unheated, but at least there's a hot tub. The place has potential and could be great. I hope they read some of these and do some updating.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

My husband and I always dreamed of visiting Key West in the wintertime for some tropical R&R - a break from cold winter weather. I came prepared since I had read the reviews that this resort is a bit older. We booked late and were told the only room they had left was one of their older rooms, we took a chance and made our reservation. The office staff was fabulous - especially James. Our room had a bit of an "closed up" odor - however, no worries since the room was a bargain we invested in Lysol spray, a room freshener and left the bathroom exhaust fan running to circulate the air, which took care of the musty smell. The bed was a bit hard, but after partying all day and night in Key West we rested very well. Again, with the room being a bargain I was prepared to visit KMart and invest in a $30 foam topper/egg crate - but we did not need to. The pool area and beach area is awesome at this resort, very well manicured and clean. The hot tub is also very nice - good temperature and clean. The resort has a marina, the water is clear enough to see fish and manatee. The location is good, easy to get to Duval Street - paid parking is pretty cheap. I would recommend this hotel to those looking for a bargain, a great pool and great beach area (hard to find in Key West). I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Booked 2 nights here as part of our trip around Florida for our honeymoon. So disappointed with this room. It was totally dated, way out of the main town and felt very run down. The hotel was full so we decided not to bother complaining (perhaps we should have) but the TV and safe didn't work, and the room smelt fusty and damp. It looked like it had not been updated since the 70s. The water is right next to the hotel - there was an old broken deck chair in there and rubbish. Breakfast was self service served in plastic bowels with plastic knife and forks. On the positive - the room was spotlessly clean.

I would NOT recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

The room is big and spacious with waterview and pool view. The hotel did have a pool, and free breakfast--we didnt partake in either. The tiki bar was not open when we were there.
The roosters did wake us up ! Housekeeping apparently has until 5 pm to clean your room. So after a day out we came back to find our room still not made up! We were showering when they returned..we told them now they would have to wait.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Banana Bay Resort - Key West
Address: 2319 North Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-3835
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banana Bay Resort - Key West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-Story Hotel situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico in a tropical garden setting. ... more   less 
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