When I was researching places to stay in Key West, I was amused by the places that said they did not allow guests who were under 25 unless they were accompanied by a parent. Now I see why. Key West is party central for college spring breakers in March, and the Palms had its share. We dealt, but we know of at least one couple who checked out after the 4 a.m. and later drunken antics of our fellow guests. In defense of the place, the management was very apologetic when we noted our dissatisfaction upon checking out at the end of our planned two-night stay and said that they had hired a security guard to try to keep the noise down. I don't feel he was doing his job. On the plus side, they did allow pets and were pretty laid back/welcoming in regards to their four-legged guests. The continental breakfast served at the Tiki bar poolside was above average with fresh fruit, croissants, etc. We were REALLY glad we didn't have a poolside room with all the noise from the kids. Our room opened up onto the main porch, though, and had a staircase running next to it which was VERY squeaky and in frequent use in the wee hours. The room was very large, two rooms actually, with a small kitchenette (I am told this is the only room that is like this.) It was in reasonably good shape for its age, although the bathroom/shower were pretty worn. The water pressure was sub-standard and there was no electrical outlet in the bathroom. I thought the rates were rather high for what you get, but all of Key West seemed like this. Parking was a challenge -- there were only a few spots that were dedicated hotel parking so you were forced to troll nearby residential streets. It was a bit off the beaten path...a good 20-minute walk to restaurants and the main tourist attractions like the Hemingway House, etc. You would think being that far away it would be quieter, but....I'd say if you are 30+, avoid Key West in March unless you are EXTREMELY tolerant of drunken stupidity or can afford one of the very expensive places that wouldn't attract college kids OR you can find a room in one of the places with the age restrictions I talked about earlier.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palms Hotel is the perfect hybrid of a quaint historically built guesthouse with all the amenities of a modern hotel in the historic district of Key West, 8 short blocks to Duval. Complimentary breakfast, seasonally heated pool, WI-FI property wide, guest computer, bicycle rental ($), BBQ picnic spot and lounge areas around the porches of the property. Concierge service is available to plan your Key West adventures and activities. Will you be here for a special event? Let us know and we can make your event even more memorable. Each of our guest rooms is equipped with a TV, telephone, individually controlled air conditioner and ceiling fans. Children and pets are welcome. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our front desk is open form 8am -10 pm. If you are going to be arriving after 10pm please contact us to make special arrangements for your arrival. Our after hours late check-in/emergency contact number is: 305.293.9815 ... more less
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