We stayed at the Blue Fin Inn Feb 25-Feb 29, 2008. To start the reveiw the Blue Fin Inn is an old school mom and pop motel. The motel was reccomended by a co-worker who had stayed here before and had told me it was just a basic motel. I emailed the motel for availablility then made my reservations about 2 weeks later via phone. They don't have internet reservations.
In order to honor my dates I would have to move after 2 days, which was fine with me because I had waited to make my reservations and any room would do. We were arriving late on the first day of our stay and they did arrange for our key to be waiting for us so we could have the late check in. We actually got to stay in room 29 (a handicaped room) for 3 of the 4 days due to a cancellation. Room 29 had two double beds, tiled floor, ceiling fan and light that was very dim, two table lamps(both much brighter than the ceiling light), table and chairs, and a refrigerator which was clean. The Bathroom had a handicapped shower and standard toilet. We were very happy with this clean and secure feeling room. This side of the motel faces a boat business and was fairly quiet. On Thursday we had to move to room 11 which was at the end of the middle building of the motel and next to the laundry facilities and across from the trailers that are parked at the end of the first building. The room was much bigger having an added kitchenette to the standard room. The only problems with this room was the fact it had 5 or 6 windows in it and all were left unlocked until we locked them, and it had a back entry door as well as a front door and a connecting door. All the doors had somewhat adequate locks, however, it was a little unnerving having so many entries into our room. As we were two women traveling alone we felt just a little jumpy about this room change and didn't really get a good nights sleep.
Overall our stay here was comfortable, the staff was adequate, we felt like the motel was clean but just the whole set up of room 11 was a little unsettling. If it were a group of men or a couple of couples staying in that room it would be less of an issue. I wound't hesitate to stay at the Blue Fin Inn again if I could be assured of having a room like the one we stayed in the first 3 nights.
- Also Known As:
- Key Lantern Motel And Blue Fin Hotel Islamorada
- Key Lantern Motel And Blue Fin Inn Islamorada, Florida - Florida Keys