Key West lodging includes both luxury and cheap places for you, along with a selection of places in between those two ends of the spectrum. Key West is a tourist destination and all rooms are priced accordingly. The most expensive time is from Christmas to Easter.
You’ll find a few Key West hotels and resorts with one hundred rooms or more. These large (by Key West standards) properties have beach front properties, fine swimming pools and spas, and restaurants onsite. The biggest is the Casa Marina Resort, with about 300 suites and rooms. National names such as Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt and Doubletree are available.
There also are hotels with less than one hundred rooms but most of the comforts and conveniences you find at the larger places. Hyatt is the leading name in this category.
You can find some pleasant surprises among the Key West hotels with less than fifty rooms. You probably are not familiar with the Gardens Hotel, the Santa Maria Suites, the Sunset Key Guest Cottages and the Marquesa Hotel. They are fabulous.
Almost all of the national brands are represented among the Key West hotels. You’ll see lower prices at the Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Travelodge, Best Western and the rest.
You’ll find some discount rates at smaller non-franchise hotels and motels that don’t carry a national name you know. Not being franchisees, they can set their own standards of service and cleanliness. Probably some of them are suitable. I have not stayed in any don’t choose to name any. You could be a winner.
There are many Key West bed and breakfast houses. Your room rate includes a breakfast, either continental or full. The place has fewer rooms than a hotel. You may get a private bath or you might share a bathroom with other guests. An owner or manager will live onsite for personal service.
There is one youth hostel in Key West. As you would expect, this is where you get the lowest prices in the city. There is a common room, a shared bathroom and a kitchen with a grill. You are not allowed to have any alcoholic beverages present.
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