Fairfield Inn and Suites Key West
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Following an overnight stay in the vicinity of MIA, we took our motel's free shuttle back to the airport and to Hertz. Here we picked up our rental car and began our journey south to the Florida Keys.
The drive down to the Keys was a rather straightforward one, but a lot of patience is required if taking this drive as the Overseas Highway …
We arrived by car at Key West, the westernmost drivable key in the entire keys archipelago, at about three in the afternoon. This was a rather good time to arrive as we were able to check in right away into our hotel, the Fairfield Inn, and had digested enough from a rather filling lunch and hence ready for a swim.
Checking into our hotel …
Because we arrived a day late in Miami, we had but a single night to stay in Key West. We did however manage to get everything we wanted to be done, done. Our second day entailed a trip out by boat to one of the local reefs for a brief snorkeling expedition. The weather wasn't the best as there were passing showers, but we made the best of it. …
... shallow and there was lots of knee deep seaweed, I fell in and got caught in the seaweed, eew! I managed to stand up okay by the end though. Now I am seriously tired after a long day of excitement and need to go to sleep in my sweltering hot tent- not nice!! Tomorrow we're off to Orlando!! Not many pictures today so I have included some pictures of the key west wildlife: random highway goat and tree lizard :3 Tea update: no tea for 3 days, I'm seriously dying right now ...
2:00AM - the disharmonious singing of some kind of school anthem? Some kind of sports talk? Was Albert Einstein Gay?.
Later, I am awaken by the clamor of roosters crowing. The variety and number of activities in Key West are tremendous. Snorkeling, Kayaking, Jet Skis, Sailing, SCUBA diving, Helicopter tours, etc. There is even an all-day tour to the Dry Tortugas where you are provided with breakfast and lunch, given snorkeling ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Fairfield Inn and Suites Key West
Having stayed at many Fairfield Inn's, this one, by far, had the smallest rooms I've seen. The hotel looked and felt like it used to be a Motel 6. The only redeeming quality is that it was one of the less expensive places to stay on this island. The free breakfast was also fairly descent.
We stayed here using miles so it didn't cost us anything and that's lucky because there ain't much to the place. We were on "the Suite Side" and our room had a king-sized bed, microwave, small fridge and kitchen sink. Oh-- and only one window, facing the exterior hallway. We were on the ground floor across from the pool and heard the filter all night. The room was clean and we just looked at it as a place to stay.
Hated the Fairfield
The first room had water leaking through the roof. We were moved to a second room that had damp carpeting that smelled like someone's basment, and the third room (they kept moving us) had the aroma of a unfiltered Marlboro cigarette butt.
The staff was as helpful as they could be, but I would not go back.
Depends...1st rm not so good 2nd fair
My wife and I stayed in Key West for the 1st time ever...I am a careful shopper and on Jan 1-3 avg rate is $160-$180. So don't go in expecting a Hyatt or Hilton! The hotel is decent and not too far from anywhere you need to be. Plenty of restaurants and surrounding hotels. DONT get a room next to the ice machine get a room on the "front desk side" i.e.
hotel is on 2 sides of the street. Rooms could have a looked a bit cleaner but the staff was very attentive when we needed something and we were able to switch rooms easily even though we were in high season.
Breakfast is good to eat a quick bite and discover the island. 5 min short drive to the main square and other attractions.
We just stayed at the Fairfield Inn in Key West. Clean and well kept.
Employees very friendly and helpful. We had a package deal with the airline. Good rates. We would return to the Fairfield.
Dirty, Smelly, Expensive
We stayed in a suite at the fairfield Inn key West. We only stayed one night. It turned out to be one night too long. The suite was dirty, kitchen was atrocious. All kitchen items were dirty and burned, only one glass, 7 items of siverware. The room smelled like mold. Since this was a marriott, we figured it was going to be nic for the price we payed. Should have stayed at a welfare hotel. probably would have been nicer
I did not book directly from this hotel chain but got a very good rate.
Horrible Service and Dirty Rooms
I am glad I didn't have to stay in this hotel more than 1 night. It was a nightmare right from the moment we checked in. The staff was clueless and plain rude! The setup was weird with the hotel split up into 2 sections on opposite sides of the road. Apparently, I got an upgrade due to my platinum status--but the rooms were extremely dirty and dark.
We asked for a king non-smoking. Got a double smoking instead! The phone in the room was useless because nobody at the main desk would pick it up! I have stayed at many Fairfields and other hotels before--this by far is the worst hotel ever. Overpriced and definitely not worth it...Afterthought--I should have rather stayed in another B&B/Inn closer to the beachfront or Duval Street.
Miserable stay from a Marriott Freq Stay member. I disliked this hotel greatly; it was very dirty. Not on ocean, no beachfront. Pool is stock variety, small. The hotel is in two parts, the Suites are across the street and although cost 10 percent more, they are like staying in a military style barracks. Small windows, cinder block walls, very depressing and dark; and have to cross a street from the main hotel and pool is literally like the game Frogger. Can take 10 minutes to walk 25 yards in busy traffic times. Baaaad! Ouch! As we are not Gomer Pyle, we demanded a room on the main side, not a suite, near the pool. We got a motel room--outdoor access direct (no hallways) and it was unclean. After one night, we boogied back to Miami, cutting a three night stay in the bud. Note that the hotel is not walking distance to Duval Street. There are public buses that run in front of hotel, but extremely slow (every 30-45 minutes). Cabs are pricey in the Keys. Next time even this frequent stay Marriott member will seek a non-Marriott hotel or B&B downtown Key West. To be fair, two mild niceties about FF Inn KW: parking is free and easy, and the staff truly was accomodating with our room change and our early check out-- two days early that is. Simply stated... FF Inns are typically clean and simple and economical. I have stayed at many. This one is very different than any I have been to before. It is not recommended. (my stay was in late 2002). Happy trails!
Overpriced and a little grungy
The Fairfield is a couple of miles away from the center of Key West. You do need to either drive or take the shuttle, which isn't cheap. The rooms were small and seemed shop worn and a little grungy. The pool area was very nice and they do have a GREAT complimentary breakfast each morning poolside. Apparently we had visited during the high season, but I still felt that what we paid was over and above what it was worth.