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The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Ranked #46 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Belmont, North Carolina
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“Awesome place, hope to return!”
Reviewed 19 June 2011

All the staff were very accomodating, from opening front doors to room service to front desk to pool attendants. Ricardo especially at the pool. He provided good conversation and gave several good tips of things to do on the island.. The location of hotel is perfect. You are close enough to night life to go if you like and far enough away where you don't hear it all night long.

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West Milford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

After checking into another resort, my husband and I found The Reach while desperately looking for another place to spend our second night in Key West. The Reach front lobby staff was welcoming and courteous, but also genuine. We reserved a room and checked in the next morning (after a horrible night at another resort). Although our room was not ready when we arrived, the bell hop swooped up our bags and stored them for us. We were advised that we were welcomed to use their facility for the day and that we would get a call when our room was ready. We went for breakfast to Blue Heaven (terrific eggs benny w/lobster, go if you get the chance) and then returned to facility. The pool was clean and cool, the beach was awesome! Carlos and Freddie at the beach provided outstanding service with a great big giant smile! Shout out to Carlos and Freddie...woot woot!!! When our room was ready, it was clean and up to date. Refridgerator, safe, and a comfy cozy bed...what more could a weary traveler ask for. We rode a harley in from Miami... so that bed was a gift! I would definately go back to The Reach...it was such a great time, surrounded by great people...employees and other guests included!!

Only drawback....you need to pay extra for parking...and drinks are costly!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

The Reach lobby was a good start with friendly staff and contemporary surroundings. Our room was very comfortable and well laid out with a Nespresso espresso machine! The location and pool area were great but be sure to ask about the "resort fee" which is automatically tacked onto your bill. Seemed like a rip off as though the hotel was lovely, it did not rise to such a fabulous level to warrant the extra $25 day.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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jleecarter, Front Office Manager at The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, responded to this review, 15 June 2011
I am glad you were able to enjoy your stay and we were able to provide the warm welcome which we intend for each of our guests. Our daily resort fee was implemented in favor of several incidental charges such as fitness center access, resort wide high-speed internet, beach chairs, towels and umbrellas, daily New York Times, and pool concierge service including: popsicles, drink of the day samples, and a frozen face cloth. Should you or your families’ travels have you return to the southernmost point, please let me know so that I may assist with your accommodations.

All the best,

Jason Carter
305-296-3535
jcarter@luxuryresorts.com
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

We stayed for 3 nights in May 2011 at the Casa Marina - a sister property. Clean and very relaxing. Great service - friendly staff. There are also children's activities and our 7 year old daughter loved it. A special shout out to Fred ( at "The Reach") and his manager for going out of the way and taking care of us. Thx guys for helping out our kids with the crafts and starfish painting & setting up spots on the beach.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

This review really isn't about the hotel. it is about the beach service AT the hotel. Day one of our vacation we met Riccardo early in the evening. He was super friendly, knowledgeable, and very funny. We told him we would be back on the beach early the next morning and to our surprise (4 of us total), Riccardo had four chairs out on the beach with tables between them and 2 umbrellas up waiting for us. This may not sound like a big deal but the chairs have to be physically brought out for each guest and the umbrellas have to have a spot dug for them in the sand EACH time they are moved!! We also met Fred on this day as well who was just as wonderful! Riccardo and Fred were amazing! They were so attentive and NOT overbearing at all. They seemed to know when we needed anything at all. They served us frozen face clothes and popsicles as the temperature climbed and were always willing to help us move our umbrellas to provide the most shade and our chairs were always covered with towels and they would MAKE towel headrests for us. They were also knowledgeable on the happenings on the island and would rib us daily as our arrival time to the beach got later and later each day (alcohol induced from the night before!). Overall, this was the best beach service I have ever received. The four of us have decided BASED ON THE BEACH SERVICE that we will return again next year at the same time and stay at the Reach resort again! Thank you Riccardo and Fred, you made our whole trip!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, AL
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

It's a few blocks from "the soup," but we had a great time at The Reach, and especially at the well-staffed natural sand beach. Ricardo (think George Lopez), who works the beach is a real gem -- he's personable, funny, and took care of our every need. He knew just when to bring me a popsicle, a piece of cool fruit or an icey cold washcloth. Thanks for making our stay memorable, Ricardo!
We stayed in an ocean view boutique suite, and the beds and pillows were super comfy. We didn't eat at the on-site restaurant because there are just so many great spots to try at Key West, but the breakfast buffet was nice. Ambrosia is a super fabulous sushi restaurant at the Santa Maria (the Reach's sister property next door) -- even my friend from San Francisco was blown away! I highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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jleecarter, Front Office Manager at The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, responded to this review, 15 June 2011
Wow. It sounds like Ricardo really did provide you with exceptional personalized service. He was able to showcase our most popular amenity, our natural sand beach and pool, and all the services which we provide. Although not located at our sister property the Casa Marina, Ambrosia is certainly one of the best sushi restaurants around and only located steps from our front door. I will be sure to share your kind words with Ricardo and our entire beach staff.

All the best,
Jason Carter
305-296-3535
jcarter@luxuryresorts.com
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

Wanted to extend a special thanks to the pool staff, especially Ricardo, who was freindly and helpful, and fun, each day were were there. Everyone else was extraordinary as well, so it was tough to pick just one to praise.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Address: 1435 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040-3116
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
#11 Spa Hotel in Key West
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Key West
#18 Luxury Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Key West's only private natural-sand beach, The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is an intimate, elegant destination for those seeking a casual retreat with the highest level of service. A warm sense of hospitality, gracious staff members, a beautiful shoreline and breathtaking sunshine all provide the backdrop for a memorable and romantic travel experience at our Key West hotel, just steps from Duval Street. ... more   less 
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