Courtyard Key West Waterfront
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... it's tucked away from the road so it is quiet, but one could walk to the grocery store, loved the location, loved the campground. it felt out of the way, yet we could walk to a shopping center that had a large grocery and a kmart. while here, we kayaked off the florida bay looking for manatees, which we didn't find this time, went to john pennycamp state park and kayaked there.
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... and tired of walking at that point, so we just photobombed some other people and took a picture from the curb. At least we can say we have been the closest we are allowed to Cuba, 90 miles away.
From there we decided we would head back to our room to cool off. Of course we had to walk down Duval St., so a stop at Willie T's was in order for some cold drinks.
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... you would hardly know you were on an island - just a lot of highway, traffic and commercial businesses. But after a while this settles down and you get the experience you might have expected - glistening turquoise sea, sparkling reflections of a sunny sky, mangroves, boats, wharves, fishing and water all around. We stopped a couple of times but a lot of the places to stop have been heavily commercialised. So for the most part we just enjoyed the drive. There are quite a few bridges ...
... of the best dinners we've had in a while. I had scallops Provençal, and Alli and I shared a watermelon and tomato salad with buratta cheese and arugula.
We all ate a lot of food, so much that it was almost hard to recover from, but we all managed to hit a few bars for live music and came to understand one of life's great truths: The more you eat, the fuller you get.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard Key West Waterfront
Fabulous! We stayed 8 nights at the Couryard Key West Waterfront. No complaints. The staff was great. We are a large family and stayed in a suite with 2 queens and a queen sleeper sofa. The room had one bathroom and a jacuzzi tub. There was a refrigerator and microwave with lots of cupboard space to store food and drinks. The service was outstanding. The room cleaning crew did a great job! The pool was large with a great Tiki bar close by. The kids had a great time in the pool, jacuzzi, and getting hot chocolate all day long. When going to Key West, keep in mind the humidity factor. The rooms are a bit musty smelling because of the constant air conditioning and lack of the ability to circulate fresh cool air, but all the hotels experience this. We enjoyed the sunsets from the hotels private beach. We visit Key West often, and will make our home away from home the Courtyard Key West Waterfront.
Good experience - no problems mon'
Rooms were spacious and clean. The tiki bar and pool area were nice as was the staff. The hotel is not really what you would expect when it says waterfront; more like a little canal. A cab ride is about $15 to Duval Street.
This is a OK hotel. Hotels on the island of Key West seem to be able to charge 5 star prices for 2 and 3 star hotels. This hotel is clean and will provide you a place to sleep and to lounge around a small rectangular pool. There are some rooms with a waterfront view but this will not be what you expect. It is a view of a 2 foot deep swamp/mangrove. It did have a nice wooden walkaway along the swamp. I would opt for a poolside view instead. The best feature of this hotel is a cozy little tiki bar located right at the pool. While staying there we even encounterd a few locals hanging around the bar. This was nice because we started a small conversation with them and they recomended the best place to go for a raw bar and a good cuban sandwich. Unless you want to spend well over $350.00 per night at the Hyatt or Wyndham almost all of the big name places appear to be of the same quality " Holiday Inn , Best western . Sheraton etc " Old renovated hotels getting big money for short quality. If i were to go back to Key west I would have no problem staying here again. I know what to expect and I know what the island has to offer as far as accommodations in the $200 per night catagory. All the action on the island is on Duval St.
Just Came back From Paradise
I thought the hotel was wonderful. Especially the staff. Thank you Edwin, Joyce, Carla, Bill and everyone else who made our stay great. The pool was a perfect size-just enough shade and sun. Breakfast buffett was much more than we had anticipated. Rooms were very clean and well kept. I would definately reccommend this hotel.
I stayed at the Courtyard Marriott Key West Waterfront with my boyfriend while his parents stayed across the street at the Courtyard on the Gulf. We used our Marriott points to book both hotels. After we checked in his parents at the Gulf Courtyard, we went to check-in at our Waterfront hotel. The hotel said that we had called earlier and cancelled our reservation! We never called to cancel! They did not have our room anymore and didn't have an explanation. The front desk clerk was extremely rude and sassy, not in a funny way. I suggested that maybe the hotel made a mistake when we had checked in my boyfriend's parents at the other hotel. Sure enough, the Marriott system could not comprehend that we would have two reservations at different hotels on the same night. The hotel finally gave us a room. Luckily it was the water view - although it really wasn't very pretty at all. There were no perks for being a Marriott Rewards member - and we were both Platinum! The toilet in the hotel was horrible too. We had to have maintenace come to fix it because of low-flow issues. The hotel smelled horrible!! It was very dank and wet and gross smelling.
Great Vacation Experience
We stayed for six nights at the Courtyards Waterfront in Key West. The hotel is attractive, tropical and modern looking. It was refurbished in 2003. The pool area is very comfortable and provides plenty of tanning area. The room was a one bedroom suite with a large living room and a sunken Jacuzzi bath. It was bright, clean and attractively furnished. The breakfast buffet was excellent with a wide variety of foods to eat. Everyone at the hotel was friendly and interested in our comfort. The location is convenient to getting to Old Town, but you will need either a car or taxi. There is a concierge in the lobby that will book restaurants and cruises for you. I would definitely return to this hotel.
More Like Motel 6 Than a Courtyard..
BEWARE. The only thing this place has in common with other Courtyard Marriott's is the sign outside. The Marriot Corp. should be ashamed of themselves for letting this crappy Motel be branded as a Marriott property. It appears to be two or three buildings combined and most wings are very old. A/C left much to be desired, and overall cleanliness and decor seemed very tired. Also, most rooms have exterior doors with less security than is common with all other Courtyards I am aware of. AVOID even if it is FREE.
We basically stumbled upon this hotel after searching desparatley to leave our original hotel, the Best Western Key Ambassador. We arrived in Key West and were very dissapointed with the Best Western. My wife was actually ready to leave the first day she was so upset with the service and other things. We took a drive to see what else was available. Unfortunately, there wasn't much. After trying numerous hotels, I walked into the lobby of this hotel and mey Ema who was working behind the front desk. Her exuberant personality was noticable immediatley! I told her our situation and she basically said " Don't worry about a thing. Here is a key. You and your wife look at one of our rooms and have a look around the pool and anywhere else you want." We fell in love with the place immediatley! The hot tub, tiki bar, awesome breakfast, everything! Sure the beach is small but so is every beach on Key West! Above all, the service displayed by the staff at this hotel was outstanding. Ema went above and beyond to make sure our 10th anniversay vacation would not be a disapointment. I was so please with her and the rest of the staff that I'm currently making arrangements for my parents to stay there this month!
We loved it
The kids loved the way we could go right from our room to the pool area. It was very private there considering it was at a busy intersection. I liked the little Tiki bar by the pool. The room wasn't any thing to write home about but the staff was friendly even recommending a good pizza place we could walk to across the street. We just drove to the parking lot to visit the main walking area on Duvall St.
Beware, this is not your typical Courtyard. Most of the rooms are outside rooms and a little on the buggy side. I was told by one local, after some questioning, this used to be a low budget hotel that was converted. The rooms inside are much nicer!!!! They are also more expenisve and not elgible for reward certificates. The beach is no beach at all. A back-up of some kind that smelled funny and was green with moss. Breakfast is not included and overpriced. The inside room we finally got moved to was as nice as any basic room. The staff was nice and gets 5+ stars for not "losing" a few of my items I left behind. They made no effort to return them on their own and it took a week to get someone to verify the items were there. It turned out ok but not what I expected from the Courtyard. We won't stay there again. For the money, we can find something more comfortable. Review for the Courtyard with the odd numbered address, the other is about 2 blocks toward inland.