Albury Court Hotel
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... 8211; was surrounded by water. Even the power lines were in the water, rather than on land. We didn't really choose to visit Key West for Key West; it was more for the drive to Key West. Our expectations of Key West were very different to what we actually got when we arrived in Key West. Owen expected something similar to Exmouth, Western Australia. Hayley expected something even smaller, like Coral Bay, W.A. Apologies to the ...
... obviously a different day out to the theme parks but one I would highly recommend. The next day we headed down the coast to Miami. Unfortunately we arrived later than expected so only had a brief stop to walk along the beach and grab a drink before heading further south to Florida City. The next morning we got up early looking forward to the drive to Key West. It didn't let us down, it was a perfect day and the bridges that link the keys are ...
... the terrain changed and became greener as we drove along Interstate #1 bisecting the Western perimeter of the Everglades National Park. Roisin pointed out a yellow diamond road sign warning the motorist of alligators crossing. Further along, a similar sign but with a picture of a deer. Despite the warnings we saw neither an alligator nor a deer. Perhaps the alligators were sleeping after a tasty deer soufflé!!
90 miles and 2 hours later we were turning in to ...
... island at southern most point of the Florida Keys and the southern most point of the United States. Dinner at a restaurant called Michael's which it turned out I had been to back in 1999 when I was here before - it may have had a different name back then? If I wasn't so old I'd remember. Finally, home and slept for 9 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Albury Court Hotel Key West
Nice & Comfortable
We just spent 4 nights at the Albury Court and were very pleased. Eaton Street is VERY VERY busy, so keep that in mind. Our room was directly off Eaton (facing the street) so we heard everything. However, most of the traffic died down around 9 or 10PM and started around 8-8:30AM. Forget trying to park on the street! If you are lucky enough to get a spot... DON'T MOVE. We rented a scooter for 2 days and had a BLAST! It is by far the easiest way to get around and pretty cheap. There is also a parking garage a block from the hotel that is $13 a day.
Albury Court is a nice walk to Duval Street, we made the trip a number of times while there. The Inn is actually a couple of buildings next to each other, which gives it a neat setting. Our room was very nice,clean and recently updated. The bed was very cozy and the air conditioner was a DREAM- quiet and kept the room nice and cool. The breakfast was nice, not sure why anyone would complain... it's a continental breakfast. We really enjoyed our stay and would probably stay again.
My wife and I are in Key West for our anniversary. Our usual place La Mer & Dewey House was booked. We are staying in the Albury Suite which they advertise as having a private deck for exclusive use by the suite occupants. It is not part of the room and can be accessed by anyone. In order to get ice, you must take your ice bucket, get a key (yep the ice is locked up) from the front desk, walk across the street to fill your bucket, then return the key. The continental breakfast is terrible coffee with frozen, thawed store bought pastries. Our room has an ant problem and when I reached for a coffee cup, it was dirty. The room has shutters which bang against the outside over our bed so it keeps us awake all night. We rented bikes from a place down Eaton street for the week and park them in the Albury 'designated' spot. Yesterday, there was a nasty note from the management that we must move these bikes. We bring these issues to the attention of the front desk and they really don't care. If I were you, I would look elsewhere, anywhere! It's your money, spend it someplace else!
My husband and I stayed at Albury court after returning from St. Lucia on our honeymoon. We initially chose Albury Court due to the price (we had just returned from 10 nights in St. Lucia), and proximity to the action. We absolutely loved the hotel. It was recently renovated. The decor was very tasteful. They had flat screen tvs and a mini wet bar, which we definately made use of. It was about a 3/4 mile walk to the action of Key West. They had a lovely spa pool with a contemporary style waterfall. Breakfast was good. It was served outside by the pool area. Some rooms offered private balconies. They also had some lovely suites that we saw, which had a fireplace (not sure why you need that in the keys, but it was pretty), a sitting room, and a large jacuzzi tub. These rooms were much more pricey, but worth it if you are staying for a celebratrion (birthday, anniversary, hm, etc) it is worth it..
Really Nice Place
Way more than I expected, this small inn had really clean and nice rooms plus a great little pool that has an eight foot waterfall that you can sit under.
I did not expect nice things like a flat screen TV, a really comfy bed, and a small frig with a glass door that I thought was cool. You feel like you are in a boutique hotel. The place is quiet and private. Its only a short walk to restaurants and mallory square. I stayed in July, and I thought the price was really cheap for what you got. The big name hotels and many other B&B's were $100 per night more. I can't imagine they could be that much nicer than this place. I would definately stay there again. It seemed like an undiscovered gem to me.
Wonderful stay at the the Albury Court!
This was my not my first time booking a hotel reservation through the internet. After several hours of research i settled for a one bedroom suite at the Albury Court guest house mostley because of the location, and price. and i was not dissappointed at all. The photographs on the website do not do this place justice.
The entire property is well kept and clearly recently renovated, My room was imacculatley clean and nicely decorated, a very large bathroom which included a jacuzzi style tub and huge shower, quality linens and the plasma t.v 's were a nice touch.
Breakfast is included in the room price which was just another added bonus. It was so peaceful sitting by the pool each morning sipping coffee and munching on the goodies.
The friendly staff at the hotel were full of information about local attractions and things to do and i must say very attentive to a seasoned travellers requests.
Parking can be some what of a challange in the area. This hotel is located about a 10 minute walk to the main strip, so once you find a space, leave it there.
Overall, i enjoyed the hotel and would stay again.
OK Inn for the money
My wife and I stayed at the Albury for a week in June. First impression of the Inn was pretty good. Walking in, we were surprised at how clean the room was. The Inn was recently renovated, giving it a more modern look and feel. We felt that it was in a perfect location, being a walking distance to a thriving area of Duval Street (six blocks ~ 8-10 minute walk). And only a about three blocks from the boardwalk. Room service was good as well.
Some of the negatives that we have experianced were:
While in the bathroom, you can hear your neighboors as if they were in the same room.
Hotel has a nice little pool with a waterfall surrounded by a small patio. We were fuming one day when we were sent to our room while trying to enjoy it. Apperantly they were having an inspection and did not want anyone in the area. That left a sour taste in our mouths.
Overall, I think I will try another Inn next time I visit Key West as we both felt indiferent about our lodging experience there.
Old Town Style!
A friend and I stayed at the Albury Hotel for a couple of nights, and found it a secret gem. It didn't look much from the outside, but it has been recently refurbished. The rooms, if a little small, were clean and decorated in a very colonial style, fitting of Key West.
The pool and pool area was clean and well done, and the free breakfast served every morning was surprisingly good, not just the usual danish and coffee, they actually had a toaster, fresh fruit and decent coffee with milk.
The thing my friend and I both appreciated, both being smokers, was that they did not allow smoking in the rooms, but placed ashtrays in the outside areas where it was OK to smoke.
The hotels location is within walking distance of Duval Street (about 5 blocks away), which meant it was easy to get to and from the action without worrying about expensive cabs etc. Other reviews mentioned difficulty parking. It's true that the hotel does not have a parking lot or designated parking, but we did not have a problem finding a parking space on the street.
Finally, the hotel is on a main road, and I can imagine if I had been in one of the front rooms, it might have been very noisy. We paid a little extra and got a back room, where the only disturbance was that of the air conditioner, which was switching on and off all night!
All in all, a great hotel - they don't do enough to sell it on the websites I have seen. You should definitely give it a try.
Great New Room
What an awesome place to go for a couple. We stayed in the Treetop getaway. It was such a pleasure. The 2 flat screens we a great plus. Beds were very comfortable and room was exceptionally clean. Way more than we expected. We walked down to Duval and took a cab back at the end of the evening and it only cost about 5 dollars. Out of the hustle and bustle but plently close to go and enjoy.
Nice but noisy
We stayed at the brand new Albury Court for 3 nights over a long weekend at the beginning of April. It is not a typical hotel setting, in that there are several two-story cottage-type buildings with several rooms in each cottage, each with it's own private entrance. Most rooms have their own private balconies or porches with chairs and some offer fireplaces. At least one of the cottages was still in the midst of renovations.
Albury Court offered nice accomodations with a super comfortable bed, LCD TV and nice mini-fridge. However, we were located in a room directly facing Eaton St and were unable to get very much good sleep due to the constant loud street noise at all hours of the night. Eaton St is a very busy street with sometimes fast moving traffic that makes it very difficult to even cross the street on foot at times. The air conditioner helped to drown out the street noise, but also made it necessary to re-adjust the TV volume every time it turned on. The bathroom was nice with only a shower (no bathtub) and there was complimentary Sandalwood soap, body gel, shampoo, and conditioner. Our towels were changed every day - even without requesting it - and they supplied very nice plush pool towels. The hotel is within walking distance - about six blocks or so - from Mallory Square. There is a nice splash pool with waterfall located inside a small courtyard. Muffins, pastries, bagels, juices, and coffee were offered for complimentary breakfast in the courtyard, but we never tried any of it. Come prepared to pay for parking as there is no free off-street parking offered by the hotel.
We requested to be moved to a room off of the street at check-in, but were told that they had no other rooms available for three nights. If we stayed there again, we would make sure to request a room facing the courtyard instead of directly on Eaton Street.
An Old Town Gem at A Great Price
Wow! We stayed at Albury Court after having been "upgraded" from Budget Key West. While I cannot comment on the accomidations at Budget Key West, Albury Court (directly across the street) is a jewel worthy of praise and distinction. Fantastic location (we had friends staying "On Duaval" who were farther away from all the action than us) Then there is the brand new bathrooms, wet bar, small but adequate refridgerator and...get this.. Flat screen, wall mounted TV! The pool and free breakfast complete your stay in which if you preper the "real" key west and not some chain hotel you will fall in LOVE Albury Court. Will stay again and again!