Travel Blogs from Key West
It's still quite overcast the next day, but very warm, so we have breakfast at the Banana Cafe and debate hiring bikes and exploring the back roads of Key West's Historic District or going shopping. It's either that or spending the day on a bar crawl up Duval Street. But by the time we've paid the bill the sun is peeking through and so twenty …
... cat ‘Snowball’.
After the diversion to Hemingway’s house we picked up the Conch train and after another 30 minutes riding through Historic Key West we came to the end of our tour.
We walked don’t Front street and passed the mile marker zero for the Eastern Highway. I think they should rename this route in honour of the great write and call it the Eastern Hemming Way!!!
On the way back to the car we took a small detour. ...
... a restaurant that looked really bad????? I said we hadn't had a recommendation! Well, we did get a couple of recs that said it was the 'best fish sandwich ever". We gave it a try and sure enough.............it was great. Doesn't look great, but it was AND busy too!
I included a few fish pics................just remember I always catch the BIG ONE. While Ralphie was cleaning the fish (at the fish station), there were huge Tarpon ...
... tip of mainland USA and anyone who wanted to fight for the South in the Civil War had to go North to enlist as it was a Yankee held State and even to this day there is evidence, one of the bars on our pub crawl has Boston Redsocks stuff plastered all over it - just saying...Right that's it for now, trip is half done, just as well, I'm running out of stories....Next stop Hell - see you all there soon ha ha...
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Woke up this morning to a Florida storm blowing in. As with all Florida storms it lasted about 15 minutes. After it blew through there was a pretty significant drop in temperature. It went from low 80's to low 70’s. Time to bring in the plants to protect them from frost. All the Floridians had to break out their cold weather gear. I actually saw, and I am not making this up, winter hat, gloves, long sleeve shirt, sweat pants, and of course ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Southernmost Hotel Key West
Gorgeous views, clean updated rooms, close to everything, nice people
We just got back from a trip to Key West where we stayed at the Southernmost Hotel on the Beach. The rooms were extremely clean and newly renovated with great furniture and bathrooms. All of the rooms have a gorgeous view of the ocean, which is on two sides of the small two-story hotel. The hotel is also attached to a nice small beach, which has a bar and restaurant. The beach here is larger than most of the hotels on the island have. It is a close (4 blocks or so) to Duval St. and all that it has to offer. The people there were also very friendly and welcoming. We are planning to head back next December and would HIGHLY recommend this hotel to anyone. The Southernmost Hotel was right across the street and it also looked very nice and newly rennovated.
My husband and I have stayed at the Southernmost several times, and find it very enjoyable. It's a great location - away from the hectic end of Duvall Street, and very close to the Banana Cafe, our very favorite place to eat breakfast, out on the porch. The rooms are quite pleasant and comfortable and suit the bill for a Key West stay. (Who spends much time in their room anyhow?) Near the pool there's the very important tiki bar (where we once huddled with other guests in the pouring rain when the entire island had lost power during a huge storm - the bartender had a flashlight and kept pouring right on through the storm!) The Southernmost no longer accepts bookings by obnoxious spring-breakers, so you will find your stay peaceful, thank heavens.
Try it - you'll like it!
Great place to stay
My friend and I just returned from a trip to Key Westand stayed at the Southernmost. Would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a great stay in Key West. We found the rooms clean and tidy, maid service daily.
Pools were great and bar on site. Definately stay here again on my return to Key west. Staff were friendly and helpful. Key West is a great place to visit very relaxed and chilled atmopsphere and can't wait to return!
Excellent Choice - Easy Walking
Stayed 2 nights. Much better than I expected. Clean room, and quiet. Beach across the street had much seaweed when we where there, but the view made up for that. Very easy walking. I'm over 50 with my son 18, walked all the way up to sloppy joes, no problem. We could have walked all the way to the end, not much futher, but had covered that area the day before. Warning - parking is rediculous anywhere near duval st. Hard to find and very expensive - $10 for 2 hrs. Free parking at the hotel and walk. Some very nice places to eat within easy walking or very short drive. Very good choice for the smart vacationer.
My husband and I have stayed at the Southern most Hotel several times.
Southernmost Gives The Most
I have returned many times to the Southernmost Hotel and Motel. The wonderful staff and clean, adorable rooms make the visit perfect! They have two beautiful pools and I love the quaint tiki bar that even offers hot dogs :) it is located near the heart of town, but it is on the quieter end where you can enjoy more scenery and less crowds. Best of all, the staff and management treat me with respect and greet me with a big smile. It is so refreshing in my crazy, busy life....to know I can get away to the perfect lil hotel and RELAX.I highly recommend it!
we made reservations 2 months ahead for a third floor room with a balcony - upon check in the rude staff informed us they do not honor reservations for a particular room type. it was 4th of july weekend so we were stuck. they put us in a dark , dirty , smelly room on the ground floor . the balcony consisted of a small patio surrounded by boards to eliminate any view or breeze. i could have overlooked the filthy room or the nasty bathroom but being lied to about my reservation really pissed me off - one week before we had received a call from "judy" asking us to change our room type which we declined to do - when we asked to speak to judy we were told she was not available - i just wanted to know why she had called asking us to change our room type without telling us it would not be available - and by the way "judy" was not available during our entire stay. after talking to other guests we found out the 3rd floor rooms are just as dirty as the 1st floor rooms ! do not stay here - you will regret it.
Great pools and beach
Everything seemed great at check-in in the lobby and walking through the pool area and tiki bar got me excited until we saw the room. It looked like a true motel only dirtier. But i gave it a shot and the next morning spent the day at the pools and beach (you can use their other property's beach and pool right across the street). It was awesome and when returning to the room, i didnt even care about the dirty floor, the bedding was clean and the room was very tidy. They gave us plenty of towels also. I liked that we could rent mopeds and schedule sailing and snorkeling right out of the hotel. Ask for an upper floor if you go. I am already planning my next trip there and will stay again! Well worth the cheap price.
What a dump!
The room I stayed in was filthy, the toilet wouldn't stop running, the staff was rude and the bed was uncomfortable. Great location though.
I went for a swim in a pool which felt like a uninviting luke warm bath. The chlorine smelled like yurine and there were bandaids floating in the pool. I do not think they cleaned the pool the entirte time I was there...that was 8 nights!