Days Inn Key West
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDays Inn Key West
The hotel itself is what you expect from a Days Inn, the rooms were adequate and the pool great for the kids.
What made this place special were the staff, they were incredibly helpful and friendly and it's more from this I would recommend the hotel. There are plenty of others in town in a better location but for what you pay for this one works.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn Key West
Read reviews, was concerned with reservation
After booking this hotel (non refundable) I read the reviews on this site. On arrival, with much concern, I checked the room. I found the room exceptionally clean, neat, well lighted, and comfortable.
There was a laminated sheet, describing the hotel and what they will do to make your stay comfortable. The management must have read many previous reviews!
I would stay here again and tell others to stay here
They must have taken these reviews to heart !
I stayed at the Days Inn, Key West, for three nights this January, with some trepidation, having read the previous dreadful reviews condemning the place. All I can say is, someone at Days Inn HQ must have taken those reviews to heart.
The hotel is far from plush, it is simple and basic. My friend and I shared a room on the first floor (US second floor, I think!), overlooking the pool, which had two double beds, an armoire thing with the TV and a fridge, two armchairs, a coffee table, a very small bathroom and a small closet. While very basic, everything was clean and tidy, there were nice covers on the beds, and the bathroom was clean. The basin was actually outside the bathroom door, which was nice since it meant that one person could be shaving or putting in lenses while the other was in the shower.
Having the fridge in the room is a nice little touch, as we were able to stash Cokes and munchies in there.
The hotel has no restaurant or cafe, although there is an on-site Waffle House. While I should not like to dine there every day, it was fun for breakfast for three days, and the waitresses are friendly and helpful to clueless tourists who don't know what half the menu items actually are ! The hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming, we were definitely made to feel more like friends than guests. Thank you, Mark, by the way.
This certainly isn't the fanciest hotel in Key West (it may in fact be the least fancy!), but it is NOT the fleapit other reviewers have suggested. It is cheap and convenient for the budget holidaymaker - Key West's Bone Island Shuttle stops right outside the front door, and is a cheap and cheerful way to get to Duval Street and see a bit of Key West as well, plus the Days Inn's situation right at the top of KW means one does not have to mess about with the island's frankly dire roads. We arrived, parked our hire car and left it there until we went home.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is simply looking for a place to lay their head in KW. If you want hammocks and luxury, stay in the gorgeous guesthouses in Old Town. If you just want somewhere to sleep, shower and change clothes, and would rather spend your money on margaritas and fried shrimp, then the Days Inn is a good bet.
We stayed at the days Inn for only 4 of our 7 booked nights. The rooms were filthy and the outside communal areas disgusting; Am sure they have never been swept.
We did not even unpack and ended our visit to key west earlier than planned. Have complained direct to Days Inn but they seem to not even care how badly it is been run.
Please if your reading this DO NOT STAY THERE. Its a dive and its public knowledge with the locals in key west thats its a dive
We stayed at the Days Inn in 2002 and then again this June for 7 nights. What a disappointment this time. First there were no ice buckets, then no ice, so they sent up some spanish speaking girl who did not understand our request and we felt bad for her, it was not her fault. The room had one 40 watt bulb in the bathroom, the other one was out so you couldn't see to well when you showered. The safe did not work. When housekeeping came in they did a so so job cleaning the room but left us no towels and toilet paper. My husband had to go down to the front desk to get them because there was no one there to bring them up. We requested a towel mat for the bathroom floor but never received that. They were willing to send up service to correct these problems, but who wants to sit in a hotel room waiting for service while you are on vacation! The room should have been maintained before we arrived. To top it off we spent time killing roaches! At that point it wasn't worth it to call service because they would probably send someone up to fumigate and we could not stay there in that room, and it would be
a big inconvenience and more wasted time moving to another room. So between the off bug repellent and hairspray we killed those roaches. A big turn off there was that there were some people in front of their rooms with a barbeque cooking whatever, and someone trying to open a coconut with a hammer in front of their room.! How classy is that! Like I said we stayed there 2 years ago without any of these problems. We also felt that because we received a very good rate through AAA for the room we were put into a sub standard room very inconveniently located and not well kept. We would not stay there again. I can't see how this place received a great rating.
Worst place I've ever stayed
My husband and I went to Key West for my friend's open house party. It was only for one night (thank goodness!) and we rented a "suite" (at least that's what the hotel calls it). Although the only available room was a smoking room, I was assured it would not smell (which was certainly NOT the case). The hotel had no iron available for me to use (the front desk said they had none available as all were in use), so I had to make a trip to Kmart to not only buy an iron (and iron on a towel on the bar), but also I bought a can of Lysol AND a highly effective deodorizer for the bathroom and the air quality of the room. I have NEVER, EVER stayed in such a dump! Travelers be advised that if this is the ONLY place you available to stay while in Key West, you're better served by sleeping on the beach & bathing in the ocean. I'm thankful it was only for one night!
What a dump
The room smelled like a cat's litter box, house cleaning came in once in the 5 days I stayed and the room was below standard. In a nutshell, the room is not worth 19.95 per night.
I stayed at this hotel two nights--Wednesday, February 25 and Thursday, February 26, 2004. In general, I was unimpressed and would not stay there again.
My room was large but there were numerous stains on the carpet throughout the room. There were cigarette burns in the blanket on the bed. On the morning of my departure, I set the alarm for 7:00 a.m. but instead was awakened at 5:00 a.m. by intermittent beeps coming from the smoke detector--the battery was low, according to the guy at the front desk.
I could not get the room safe to work. The maintenance man came to take a look, and informed me that it wasn't me--the previous guest had left without clearing the code. The only way to work the safe was to use a machine to clear out the code, but the machine was broken. So, I could not use the safe.
In general, the hotel's exterior looks worn, and for the price I paid I expected more. I knew beforehand that the location was not in Old Town, (which was fine), but there were some nicer hotels in the same area that I would have been happier with.
The Good and the Ugly
The room amenities were fine, maid service was good. Continental Breakfast adequate Do not get a ground floor room near the pool. People congregated on the walkway, late at night ,each night. Woke everyone up. The carpeted floors were HORRID. Bare feet came up BLACK. I would not stay there again.
Great place to stay for a little
we stayed at the days inn 2 years ago and loved it, everyone there was very helpfull. we will be back next week, id love to get the same suite.
Have been to Key West many times and the Days in was the best hotel I stayed at and the least exspensive as well. Modern clean rooms,,nice pool...next to a 24 hour restaurant.....Looking forward to returning....
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We have lot's of video footage but didn't bring the camera. Will post some later.