My buddy & I just returned from a quick 4 day trip to Key West for a fishing venture. I booked this resort based on the more reasonable nightly rates & the fact that we had a 2 floor 2 BR/2 BA condo on the water. The rate was still $300+/night but I thought it was a bargain given the ample space in the condo. We were really looking for a no frills, spacious place to lay our heads for the week while we fished offshore & explored the island.
To start, the customer service was great from the get-go. Our flight from DC via Philly was delayed by 9 hours when coming down so I called the resort & the friendly woman at the front desk taped our key to the door for our late arrival. Throughout our stay, this woman was also quite knowledgeable of the island, friendly & always called us cabs when we stopped at the office for info. Cabs are abundant here, albeit pricey. We usually just phoned them ourselves but it's a nice testament to the overall courteous management at this location.
The location of this resort is on the East end of the island adjacent to the airport. However, it's far enough away from the airstrip that we never heard any loud engine noise from take-offs or landings. It's a quick 10 minute cab ride to downtown KW, but it's no easy walk. So, keep this in mind when booking this place. You can rent cars, scooters or small electric vehicles while here, although we chose cabs given our short stay.
The resort itself is comprised of 2 buildings with parking beneath. Our room was on the top floor which is where the 2 story condos are. I believe the 1st floor units above the parking level are 1 floor. So, the buildings are essentially 4 floors if you count the ground level. There are elevators. There are also 2 pools. We only frequented the Southern pool during our stay. It's 5 ft. deep at it's lowest & is saltwater versus chlorine. There are ample chairs, umbrellas, etc. There is also a nice bar next to the marina which are all adjacent to this waterfront resort. The bar itself is open air, quite large with some table games & looking out to the small marina. Nothing sits directly on the ocean, but you're still on the waterways in Key West. The bar serves all types of beer & wine, but I didn't see any liquor. Overall, Coconut Mallory is a great resort that is a contender for potential retirement opportunities given the quiet location, spacious rooms, wonderful amenities, waterfront location & marina/bar on site. One building may be timeshares/rentals vs. owner occupied residences. I'm unsure of this but it seemed as though there were some long term residents.
My only complaint & reason for a less than excellent review is that our room was a bit dated & had a musty odor that was reminiscent of mold & aged cigarette smoke. While the rooms are smoke free, the unit may have had previous smokers due to the fact that these are timeshares or previous owner occupied units. I saw a lot of black filtration dust and/or mildew in some of the return vents on the ceiling which is evidence of this fact and for lack of routine maintenance. It didn't bother us so much, but I can see it being an issue for families or for those with respiratory problems. The A/C was cranked down to 68 upon our arrival so this masked the issue somewhat but I could still sense a bit of an issue given that I run a cleaning/ restoration business. I doubt all units are like this, but our room at the immediate West end of the property was slightly neglected.
Great location at the far East end of KW on the water; great staff; great pools, bar & small marina. Large 2 floor condos with outside rear decks. Overall, a wonderful & moderately priced visit. Just realize that this isn't the Westin or the nearby Marriott, although you'll have a lot more room here :) We would return....
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