Fairfield Inn and Suites Key West
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We're excited about how we started our second Monday in the United States. In fact, it is probably our first Monday given we were on route to Haiti a week ago. It's a controversial one. Ha! Jordan and Hayley took another step outside their comfort zones and side-shuffled a quarter mile further until they wound up at the FLL Aquatic Centre. They …
... Buffett's original Margaritaville is on Duval St. It is a busy street and congested with Pedi Cabs, trolleys, bikes, mopeds, cars and the Conch train. It is Spring break so the bars, beaches and streets were full of kids on spring break. There are many interesting buildings and I've only included a small example of Key West. It was a fun day visiting Key West.
Tomorrow is travel day to Fort Lauderdale
... and I got a hat and we walked the pier after. A drink or two at the sunset pier and the back on bikes to front at and where the wharf was. Turtle Kraal's was for lunch and it was delicious. We had way too many drinks and ended up at the Hindu again to get a few shirts. Back on bikes for our last pedal home and we passed out at our pool as we awaited our taxi. ...
... up on the ladder. I just went for it....not sure where Jerry was but there were many people in the water and we all had life jackets etc. I spent maybe 20 plus mins (it seemed much longer) in the water it was so rough and it was so very hard to swim thru the waves and you kept floating away so you just couldn't float and look, you had swim and look. The water was warm, I could see some of the reef and few fish but not much. At one ...
... watching! That’s what he does to unsuspecting people walking by and man is it funny to watch, when it’s not happening to you of course… ha ha. And that big bell looking thing in the pictures that’s red, yellow and black is the famous Southernmost Point, from there it is just 140km to Cuba.
If anyone ever goes to Miami or anywhre in Florida I reccommend visiting the 'Florida Keys' and especially Key West, we wished we had longer ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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.
Our Cell Block
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.
The pool on our side had grass in it and when we came back from Duval St. on our second day, it still hadn't been skimmed or filtered. So much for that loud vacuum sound outside our door. We didn't bother with the much vaunted (by the brittish front desk girl) "Tiki Bar and Pool" on the other side of Rt. 1. Instead, we went to the Duval Beach Club and paid $5/chair and sat out there. We didn't mind the distance from downtown, we even appreciated it since downtown can be so crazy late at night. We, like other writers, thought that it was a Marriott Property so there would be more too it. Wrong, indeed.
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
Simple and nice
I did not book directly from this hotel chain but got a very good rate.
And for the rate I paid, I was pleasantly surprised with what I got.
Yes, the hotel is quite a distance from all the excitement, but they did offer bike rentals. I must say that using the bicycle during my entire stay was one of the funnest things I have ever done. Key west so so flat that it was effortless and the bikes they rent are very comfortable. A basket on the bike made shopping easy as well. A lock was also provided. The more days you rented the bike, the more of a discount you received. Wonderful deal I thought. Continental breakfast was nice and I found my room clean and kept clean during my stay. There is so much to do in Key west that I only returned to my hotel room to shower and sleep.
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.