Lexington Hotel Key West
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Rough Start But Turned Out Great
We stayed five nights there, Aug. 30th to Sept. 5th.. We stayed in a room for the first couple of nights that needed some repair. It was missing a mirror over the sink and the ceiling in the bathroom leaked in the floor. However, they put us in a nicer room as soon as one was available. The staff was courteous and very helpful at both the concierge and at the front desk. The rooms were cleaned well and the pool was awesome. They began doing some major work on the building we were in at first, so the next time we travel there, we will anticipate all rooms being very nice. We will stay there again if we make the Key West trip again.
I would never recommend this place. It was disgusting. Th beach was closed by the Health Department for sanitary reasons, but the hotel's web site said nothing about that. The pool lounges smelled like mildew.
The maid didn't leave us any towels one day and we had to wait three hours and call twice to get some. It's much too far away from the downtown area. The rooms smelled and were noisy. You may think, "how bad could it be, I'll be out of my room all day?" But, trust me, it is bad. I would never stay there again and now avoid Holiday Inns altogether unless I really have no choice.
Will Never Return!
I agree with the person from Brunswick, NJ. I found some of the staff to be a little rude and unfriendly, not very helpful at all. I was just there August 8-12, 2003. Everyone beware of the $1.00 per day "resort fee", I found that to be a joke. I have stayed at many a Holiday Inn and have been treated much better than here. The entire grounds are in a dire need of refurbishing inside and out.
Great time, Great service
Had a great time there in April. The pool is fantastic. It's comma shaped with a waterfall in the middle. Pool side service with Tiki Bar. Nice rooms overlooking the water. A distance from Duval St. but it's still worth it. I'd go there again in a heartbeat. Good people, lot's of fun.
No Hot Water Dirty Rooms
This hotel is not at all what the web-site potraited. The pool yes is the only nice part of this hotel. The night we spend there we had no hot water,no use of laundry facilities and the rooms were very dirty. We had to change rooms and still no hot water. The hotel is also not very close to malorey square, so if you want to have a drink beware.
Terrible service, rude staff
This was the most horrible hotel I've ever stayed at in my life, the hotel staff was incredibly rude, and I will never stay at a Holiday Inn again in my life. Plus, don't even bother trying to complain to the company, because they DON'T CARE.... Service was horrible, linens were dirty. Don't stay here, overpriced, out of the way, disgusting.
Ok, but not great
Ok -- definitely not the place to be if you like to be in the center of things -- it's a good 5 - 10 minute drive from Old Town. We ended up renting a moped to get around town rather than driving in every day. Beach was disappointing -- very small and right next to main road. Pool was ok but crowded. A good place if you have kids -- they're all over and loud (and this was after spring break was over). One great thing -- the suites over-looking the water. Our balcony was literally over the water -- a good view (if you ignore the landfill off to the right). Not a bad deal, but next time I'd stay in town.
Pricey and out of the way
Too far from the heart of Key West.There is a shuttle that runs back and forth though,and that was a lot of fun.The staff was freindly and helpful,but our room was not well kept and the carpets were soiled.
Quantity NOT Quality
I have to hand it for the Quality Inn PR staff - they made this place sound like Paradise. Contrary to what the website tells you, this is not a first-class hotel. The 4-million dollar renovation they speak about was a joke and we couldn't figure out where the money went. Our FIRST room had a moldy, leaking hole in the bathroom ceiling, the carpet was filty (I suggest NOT walking barefoot anywhere near this hotel), there were hairs in the tub, the deck had cigar butts scattered around it and the sheets had stains on them. We called for new sheets and the ones the brought were ripped. The next morning, we complained and they tried to move us to another room which had wet walls and black scuff marks on them not to mention a horrible stench to it. Since that one was unacceptable, they moved us yet again to a room that had a faulty toilet, filty carpet and some sort of dead creature in the corner. We opted to stay in that one - it was the best of the worst. The only upside was the pool and Tiki Bar (when it was open). Apparently, $160.00 isn't a lot of money to spend on a hotel in Key West. My suggestion would be to spring for a room downtown. You will pay more for it, but in the long run it will be worth it because you won't be throwing money away on taxi's and shuttles. I'd take a tent or a trailer park over this hotel.
I took three kid here on a field trip from Colorado. What a great place! They loved hot tubbing with a Russian and German family and two "hot" guys from New York. Fast and friendly staff. Enjoyed the stay.
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... living room. Chintz where there wasn't bark cloth. Venetian blinds. Total time warp. And a bar in the family room manned 10 hours a day by navy stewards. No women except Bess and Margaret, and sometimes it was so man-cave-ish that the two of them decamped to the presidential yacht anchored offshore.
After that, we made a long hot trek to Ernest Hemingway's cat-infested (42) ...
We headed south and unfortunately I thought I was smarter than Siri so I stayed on I-95 to US1. Well, stop and go for 45 minutes later and I agreed, she was right to take me around and get on US1 later. We'll do that on the way back.
I also thought they might have upgraded US1 in the past 25 years. That's how long ago we were last in Key West. Nope. Still primarily a 2-lane road. 35/45 and 55 mph all the way. No wonder ...
... playing in the middle of what you would think would be a large body of water. Needless to say you have to be very careful of the water depth while you are cruising in this part of the world.
Going through Miami was great, the sights were very cool, huge homes and interesting trees which roots appear to be just growing right out of the water. We went past a fleet of cruise ships all docked for the day the main canal ...
... breeze. From there, we walked down to the Southernmost Point to get our photo op. We stopped in at Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe, where they put key lime juice in just about everything. After many samples, I decided I could not pass up the fresh key lime ice cream and it was deliciously tart and refreshing! We'd had enough touristy stops for the day, and it was time to head to Sandy's Cafe, home of the original Cuban sandwich. Once again, my description ...
... it altogether! lol Its just a quick stop for a couple of beers and some wings.... have to say the place was not what I was hoping for and I think the one in Vegas is way better, but the wings are fantastic.
We finish up and make our way back to the Condo as we had promised Shannon at the Stoned Crab that we would drop in... so we make do on our promise..
It is busier than last night but we have ...