BEST WESTERN PLUS Hibiscus Motel
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... t a party town. Not on this night. I head back to the hostel via the beach. What is common in the US is hotels and businesses owning the beaches in front of their establishments and locking them off from the public. So I had to look at the beach through a fence. It's actually a little annoying. The beaches should be open to everyone, anytime. I get back to the hostel and a few patrons are sitting outside at the chairs. This was suppose to be a youth hostel. ...
Woke up this morning and it felt not as nice a day...turns out its a bit overcast and soon heated up. We took a bus into Key West which is a 14 mile drive away but takes about an hour. Key West is the southern most point of the States. Everywhere you went we'd see signs saying 'the most southern bar in the States', 'the most southern restaurant in the States'....even our RV resort has the sign post saying "the southern most KOA in America!'
... 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. ...
... laid-back place. Cooked a whole Yellow-tail snapper on the grill last night. (oops! we forgot to take pictures of our yellow-tail catch yesterday. Our dock neighbor, just across from us, went with us to show us how to yellow-tail. It is really different. Anyway, those fish are really good!!
We have had some good catches and we also have eaten at some great restaurants.................
Remember a few entries ago, I took a ...
... as you know.... Surprised to say that Key West Lime Pie tastes, well, like lime pie don't really have to be a rocket scientist to work that one out
Another thing about Key West, remember the movie"True Lies" starring Arnie and Jamie LeeCurtis? Remember the scene towards the end when all those bridges get blown up? Well that was shot right here in KeyWest, to prove it, I didn't see any bridges, true, or lies. Key West is also ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Hibiscus Motel Key West
Very enjoyable spot
We stayed here in May 2003, using a good old AAA directory as referral.
A AAA referral for a place in Key Largo didn't fare so well, so we weren't really sure how the Hibiscus would turn out. We're happy to say, the Hibiscus was a wonderful place to stay: clean and bright and the free parking was a real plus. The location was terrific too, just a quick walk to Duval and access to everything. The staff are really nice and make you feel welcome. We definitely would go back here. Just a real nice place to call home while you're enjoying all the fun city sites. No complaints at all.
Nice and clean, good and affordable choice for Key West
Nice hotel, rooms clean, trays were provided for breakfast so you could eat at the pool or in your room. Good location, only 1 block from Duval Street. Parking also no problem which is definitely a plus in Key West.
Would recommend it.
Good place to stay
This is an older Best Western but the rooms have been somewhat renovated. The bathroom had older fixtures but was clean. We received a very friendly reception when checking in and the lady was very helpful to suggest restaurants to try. It s a fantastic location in Key West being just a block over from Duval and only 12 blocks from Mallory Square. Hotel has a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi if you are interested.
Clean, convenient, affordable
November 2003 Friendly staff. Recommended several places to eat and gave us coupons. Food was good and free wine. Someone was cleaning or painting all the time outside. Property is older but well maintained. 1 block from Trolley stop, can buy tickets at hotel. Interesting small shops like Kindred Spirit just down the block.Would diffently stay there again. Price reasaonable for $80.00 per night. Quiet safe neighborhood. Free parking
Good Place! Great Location!!
First place we stayed at in KW and it was worth every penny. We stayed for three days, room was nice (for a hotel), service was great, price for room was not outrageous. Staff went out of their way to be helpful.
Continental breakfast was standard, but there's a wonderful old drugstore across the street that has great breakfasts!! Location is great. When you arrive at Best Western Hibiscus, you don't need a car until you check out. Scooter service, bike service, any service is available. Will be back again and will recommend highly!!
Good room for the price
My wife and I stayed there on 10/15/03, checked in fast, all paperwork was in order, the room/shower was clean and well equiped. Its on the far end of Duval St away from most of the bars and nightlife its a nice 15-20 minute walk down to Mallory Square. We will go back next year and will probably stay here again, everyone treated us like they wanted our bussines and was real friendly.
Surprised at this Best Western
Went to the Keys July 4th weekend 2002. For the price this place was great. The location and cleanliness was good. Small fridges in room which are handy. The pool area was pretty,clean and quiet. They have a nice deli across the street. We walked every night down to the end of town. The morning continetal breakfast was better then anywere else I have been. Fruit, milk, cereal, donuts, juice. Not bad considering the price of the rooms! Staff was very friendly. Public transportation however, in KeyWest itself stinks. They have many sightseeing buses, which fill quickly, but no good sound public transportation. I'd go back and stay here, but its nice to have a car.
I get down to KW about 2-3 times a year and have stayed at the Hibiscus ever sine finding it abour 5 years ago.
While the rooms are typical motel, they are clean and large with free 'fridges'.
The ppol is quite nice; large clean and rarely crowded. There is also an attached spa.
The great thing is the location. Far enough away from the crowds of Duval to be nice and quiet, yet close enough to walk anywhere in Old Town.
One minus... they recently (last year) changed to be completely non-smoking. No choice. You can always step out of the room, and smoking is allowed around the pool. But choice is always nice.
Nice motel. Good location
The pool and spa were under renovation when we were there. We were not notified of this before we checked in. They did have a pool available across the street. The room was typical Best Western, clean and with just enough room to feel comfortable. They had a very nice free continental breakfast. The location is good, near the eastern end of Simonton Street. It was easy to drive to where the action was. The closer you can get to Mallory Square the better but the price goes up the closer you get. When visiting Key West it is much preferable to get a motel like this in Old Town then stay at the places at the entrance to Key West if you can afford it.
Go almost every October. Love it in Key West. The Hibiscus is an excellent place to stay. The rooms are very nice and clean. They have a nice big pool, with a spa connected to it. Also, it is the best location. Out of all the noice of Duval Street, but close enough you never have to use your car. You can walk anywhere. I recommend this place to stay if you visit Key West....from Bill....