Hilton Key Largo Resort
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... I to secure the city gate of Porta Capuana. It was later increased by Master Frederick II. The Castel Dell'Ovo in English is the Fortress of the Egg. This was so named due to the fact that it is actually believed that Virgil, the Roman poet laid to rest an egg on the site of the fortress warning that if the egg breaks or fractures, the fortress and Naples will drop. The last castle was made use of in ...
Today we drove down to the Florida Keys. An easy drive down the freeway took us onto Key Largo which was, to say the least, uninspiring. It was more reminiscent of the very worst of Surfers Paradise – just without the high-rise accommodations. It was still fascinating though, to see this chain of tiny, skinny islands connected by a series of bridges and a single highway running through the middle of them. We stopped briefly at a ...
A great day out on the airboat and a great view of some wildlife upclose, not as many Gators for Cliffy to see though, but we did get to see "Monster" a 14ft Alligator- so called becuase he has survived for so long by feeding off other alligators.
My first time ...
... Key West in a few hours. We learnt about its cigar-making and ship wrecking history. Captains walks also known as widows walks were built on the top of some houses, testimony to the wrecking history of the town. It did however only serve to wet the appetite to further explore the harbour, hotels, houses, markets, cafes and of course the palm fringed beach.
Chris, Lizzie and I did find a ...
... where they take your word for it - or do I just look that old to Canadians! I'd thought about getting the bus down to Key West as I've been told it's a lovely drive, but so difficult to get any idea of bus times. It's best to get the bus to Walmart to pick the Key West bus up, but then some go to Marathon and you change there, some do something else, and it's about 3 hours to get there. So, definitely not today as I'd no ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Key Largo Resort
Had a great time!
My husband and I stayed at the Westin Key LArgo resort Oct1-4th and had an awesome time. I dont remember the names, just the states where the staff was from which was included on their name plates. First of all, we were a little nervous passing all of the hotel names we noticed from doing research on the web prior to making the reservation at the westin. Let me tell you that nothing is as it appears on the web so be weary if you are staying anywhere other than the Westin, Marriott, and believe it or not Best Western Suites which we saw.. Everything else looks like rat traps..
To begin we flew into Miami and rented a car from Alamo, and upon telling the Alamo clerk where we were headed to she immediately said the Westin was really nice which caused a great level of anxiety to be lifted off my shoulders. We drove about 20-30 minutes and stopped at the Prime outlets in Florida City on the way to KEy Largo and found some really great deals at the Gas Outlet. Key Largo was another 30 minute drive further south on US1.. When we pulled into the Westin from the highway I was immediately impressed.. I cant describe the difference in this place compared to all of the other so called resorts in Key Largo. It is nicely landscaped and very tropical looking.. there was a person from "Kentucky" who came and greeted us at our car and gave us cups of juice and directed us to the lobby and introduced to the check in clerk who was from "Texas", not sure but I think her name was Donna. She was young and her husband was from FL. Well Donna provided us with uncomprimising quality and even bumped us up to an oceanview heavenly bed room on the 4th floor that had a wrap around balcony.. im running out of time so i will finish this review later...
The Staff was great
The Staff was great, when I mentioned it was my husbands Birthday, one of the nice ladies at the check-in desk went to the message board in the lobby that greets customers, and placed his name on the board with Happy Birthday greetings, my husband was Thrilled to see his name there. The room was nice and clean, from our balcony the view was of very thick forrest, this hotel has a tropical feel. After returning from a fishing trip, we called the restaurant and ask if they wolud cook our catch, they were more than happy to do so. We enjoyed our stay and plan on staying here again in the future. A nice place to just getaway to.
Married here! 3/3/03
My husband and I were married on the beach at the Westin on March 3, 2003. It was beautiful!! Both of our entire families and us stayed at the Westin for 3 nights. The service was excellent, the food terrific and as for weddings, they did a great job. Two words... Heavenly Bed!!
Our first room on the second floor had a slight view of the bay, our Jacuzzi suite on the 4th floor(which was immaculate and huge) had a great view of the bay. The seclusion and beauty of this resort makes it a great place to relax...even before a wedding. We loved it and can't wait to go back!
Never stay here!!
August 5-8, 2003 My husband and I booked this hotel for a romantic getaway over their website. WARNING DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE ON THEIR WEBSITE IS WHAT YOU GET..The Westin is way overpriced, the staff was horrible and the food was entirely over priced. The pool was actually acrossed the parking lot from the rooms and the beach was tiny, the tiki bar offered watered down cocktails and way overpriced for the quality. We checked in, walked around the grounds saw our room and realized this was not what we expected from a Westin Hotel nor was their website honest. We complained, refused to spend our romantic vacation here and left. The only promising thing about this hotel was the manager gave us a full refund of what we had prepaid. Without another hotel booked, we ventured off to the Marriott. Which for anyone I would highly recommend.
Over-rated, wouldn't go back, you shouldn't either
June 23 - 25, 2003, we stayed at the Westin two nights, we booked a room with an ocean view suite at a very good "web" price - but when we arrived we were told the ocean view rooms were all booked - they put us in a suite overlooking the forest - we didn't travel from Atlanta to catch a view of the forest...it isn't much of a hotel by Westin standards - it pretends to be 4 stars - but I think more like 3. It was pretty crowded, the beach wasn't very comfortable, the pools were small, we noticed some big prices on the food and restaurants and decided to eat out - and with great success (you have to try HOBO's!!!). We greatly enjoyed our stay at the 2 - 3 star Amoray the next few nights - did some great diving and really enjoyed the staff there. If you want luxury in the Keys, maybe the Westin at Key Largo is what you get, next time we'll pass on the so called luxury and stay where we get good value for our money. The Westin at Key Largo isn't it!
A great experience
We returned from the Westin Resort this past Sunday, 7/20/03, after a terrific week in a great hotel. The grounds were immaculate! Trees, flowers & foliage everwhere. As you may know, the resort is located in an enviromentaly protected forrest consisting of mangrove & other such trees. Would recomend a bayview room on the third or fourth floor. Our room was on the second floor, which was just below the tops of the trees, so the bayview was obstructed yet still beautifull. The rooms & common areas are all newly renovated & quite comfortable. Food was great, allthough we ate off premiss more than on because we have so many favorite stops in the area. Would highly recomend the "gourmet" restaurant, Treetops. A bit expensive but extremly good. All the employees were very good & actually seemed happy to have a job! We paid $117.00/night for a forest view room facing the bay. The regular rate was $149.00, but we got a $32.00 discount by paying in full a week ahead of time. The savings paid for the car rental, so consider it a good option. Only mild disappointment; pool & beach bars were a bit old & rundown, but they supplied our needs, BEER! The beach area is typical Keys; small, narrow & rocky. To all first time Key visiters, the Keys have virtually no beaches, so don't be shocked. The coral reef is why.
I've been their five times & have never found one bigger then 6 Ft wide. Enjoy yourself & please email me with thoughts. We would be interested. Vinnie
My husband and I spent 3 days at the Westin, Key Largo - June 18-21, 2003. It was fantastic. The place is beautiful. It is located right off the highway so it is close to all that Key Largo has to offer, but...
once you drive onto the property, you have entered a secluded paradise with a tropical forrest right on the property. You hear the sound of birds singing. Squirrels scramble all around the grounds. Very nature oriented. If you are looking for hustle and bustle, this is not the place for you. If you want to relax and enjoy your vacation, this is a truly wonderful place. Our room was on the third floor and overlooked a wooded area and out over the bay. Private and peaceful. Sunsets were fabulous from our balcony! The room was very well maintained and the beds were as they say - heavenly. The staff was very polite and helpful. The food was good (we had lunch and breakfast). The view from the outdoor cafe makes for a nice dining experience. There are two well-maintained pool areas. There is a wooded area with pathways to and from the beach. At night this is lit up and very pretty. The beach is small but nice. We walked barefoot with no problems. It is a bit rocky but the water is clean and makes for a nice dip. There is a small bar right on the beach and your chairs and beach towels are provided. You can rent snorkel gear or fish from the pier. I would say that you could stay there without having to leave and still enjoy yourself. The thing is, you don't have to. It is close to everything in Key Largo. We had no problems with service. The elevator always worked. Rooms were beyond clean. No noise in the night. No complaints. We spent time exploring other places in the keys and stayed at other resorts. The Westin is the place we will stay when we return!
The location is quite lovely, but the staff soured the week. The front desk clerk was curt and dismissive when I inquired where my room refrigerator was, which I ordered the week before, and she made no effort to make me feel welcome or appear to even care. The room was adequate, but one trashcan for three people for a week? Ridiculous - and numerous attempts to get another one was a waste. The restaurant was overpriced and poorly staffed, we ordered our drinks for dinner and a screaming, out of control child was carrying on at another table. The waitress (nor anyone else) ever came back! We sat nearly 15 minutes, without drinks or anything else, and finally got up to leave, and the hostess chased us down, wanting to know where we were going. I explained to her that I wasn't going to pay those prices and listen to the screaming child the whole time, perhaps the dining room manager should have suggested to the family that they could have had their meal to go and not ruin other peoples' evenings, and she said "oh well", and walked off. Unbeleiveable! We requested new complimentary robes after the cleaning staff took them, and never received them after repeated calls. This place is a joke, calling itself a Westin is a waste and there are way too many nice hotels in Key Largo to spend your time and money to put up with this crap -
Visited Westin Beach Resort in June 03
If you like to visit places that are over rated and over priced, where the food is below average and way over priced with poor table service to boot, and where you cut your feet on the beach because there is no sand, and where gratuity is AUTOMATICALLY included, but not disclosed, and where the elevators aren't fixed when they break and where fire alarms go off in the middle of the night for no reason, and where you get charged an average of 2 times as much as anywhere else in Key Largo, and wehre there is really NOTHING to do..then this place is for you...I wouldn't even go back again if it was my ONLY option for a vacation... there are about 100 places in the keys that make this place seem like the true rip off it is... don't believe the statement that "you don't even have to leave the resort"...don't go...
A lovely place to stay...
After a week partying in Miami and Key West we decided to stop over here for one night, on our way to Ft Lauderdale. We stayed a week! This hotel is lovely - our room had a balcony but no real view, but was a suite. Staff are all excellent . There are 2 pools - one for families, one adult only, which is good, and the private beach is lovely. You needn't leave the resort hotel at all, but of course then you'd be missing out on everything else that KL has to offer. There are 3 places to eat - all really good and priced around the average for KL. Fabulous views from all restaurants, we found breakfasts good value - not worth driving out elsewhere. For a touch of luxury & somewhere to chill out - this is superb. Take a hotel discount voucher book with you and use it to get a great deal - only mid week in winter though - weekends are busy & top prices apply.