Went to the Keys to dive. On arrival at the hotel, you feel like your in Key West. You must remember, this is not a chain hotel. My room held a flat screened TV, small closet, full bathroom and a queen sized bed (I don't think it was a king). It was decorated in a southern Florida style and had a small window air conditioner. The air conditioner kept the room comfortable (killing the humidity) but strained to keep the room cool.
Hotel comprised of five buildings, had two pools and included a free continental style breakfast in the morning (good deal). A bike shop was located next door (a house away) where you could rent a beach cruiser to tour key west. The hotel was also in walking distance of Duval Street (1/2 mile) and Mallory Square (3/4 miles). If you didn't want to walk or bike, numerous taxis were always flying down the street. The neighborhood around the hotel was quiet and at no time did I feel unsafe walking (of course, always use common sense).
Downside was parking (everywhere in Key West). To find a spot on the street would be a challenge and seemed like everywhere was metered $$$. The hotel did offer parking at a lot down the street for a small fee and would have come in handy.
I would recommend this hotel for families, couples and anyone traveling solo. However, you must be someone looking for the Key West charm and not a chain or have to be right on Duval.
Bruce - Phoenix
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