Travel Blogs from Key Colony Beach
... took of to see the Key´s.
We had some breakfast just of the Highway in a place called Latin Food after I pumped some gas. An hour later we arrived in Key Largo to do a diving trip. We arrived at at the diving shop and figured out that scuba diving wouldn't be possible for us because we don't have a license. So we went snorkeling... It took us about 45 ...
... I think that Montana is missing a good idea. All state parks need financial help.
At Long Key, we took another Nature Trail Hike. It was about a mile and a half long along the Atlantic coast and returning along the shore of a lake. We saw some interesting flora, but zero fauna. It was relatively early in the day, so we expected more. So it goes.
We then went to Robbie's Dock where ...
... first mate opened the chute and got the first 2 people geared up with a lifejacket and harness. It didn't take long before they were being dunked like tea bags in the water and then hoisted high up into the sky. After 20 minutes and several other people, it was our turn to go up and we definitely got wet. The view was clear from the top and pretty quiet. I have done parasailing before in New Zealand, but it was Steffie's first time and she loved it.
We hung around ...
... 8217; Sitting around were all the old boys who had spent absolute ages in their sheds in the bottom of the garden pouring over, studying and tinkering with metals of all sorts of descriptions to form and forge them into a working model. Everything from aircraft to steam locomotives. Literally hundreds of hours spent in front of lathes, turning bits so that it would fit perfectly. And I might add to a perfect scale as well. Not only are they precision models, but are painted ...
To walk off dinner we continue along Duval Street and pop into a little boutique where the owner is charm personified. After much banter including telling us, against our protestations, that we're locals and own a home here, he manages to persuade us that we really do need the shirts and trainers we've been looking at.
"Sure you live here!!" he continues. "You guys qualify for the special discount that residents get. It's 20% off everything and no tax right here in ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Continental Inn Key Colony Beach
Excellent and Reasonable Accommodations
We spent one night at the Continental Inn at Key Colony Beach (Marathon) Florida.
The room was clean, bright and cheery. Full kitchen too. Small beach was great for sunsets and sunrises and for watching the boats go out to fish.
Dinner at the Key Colony Inn (walking distance) was very good and very reasonably priced.
We'll be back!
Loved this place!
This was a fantastic resort -- beautiful beach, nice and quiet, and the office staff, especially Rick (we THINK that was his name) was wonderful -- perhaps a bit casual, but hey -- this is the Keys! He made sure we had everything we needed, always called us by name, and followed up on all requests -- highly recommended! And the pool was exactly the right temperature. And the beach -- what a place for an afternoon cocktail!
We stayed at The Continental Inn for a long November weekend. It was the start of our 16-day Florida trip. I got the idea to choose The Continental Inn from Tripadvisor users, so I want to thank you people for a good piece of advice. We are a family of three (two adults and a 10-year-daughter). The place was perfect for us: a peaceful location, a private peace, a pool and above all, a very nice and clean condo.
We just returned from a 4 night stay at this rental condo which is run like a hotel with daily maid service.
The beach is extrodinary for the keys with plenty of seating, lounge chairs and tikis for picnicing and grilling out. The pool is also very nice and warm.
The unit we stayed in was very neat and clean as were all the grounds. Views are spectacular including the sunsets at sunset park...right next door to the condo/hotel. For less than $100 a night when we stayed, it was a great value offering comforts of home, beautiful beach, warm pool and tikis. Centrally located in the Keys near Marathon Key, its less than an hour drive to top or bottom of keys. If you want beach, pool, views and value, this is a great place to stay!!
My wife and I got away from it all as first-time visitors to the Continental Inn, during an off-season fall weekend. Paid extra for an Oceanfront room, which does provide 2 good-sized windows facing the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to a small side window facing the pool/courtyard. It would have been a drag to only have a side window. Great access to a very very small but nice beach (my standard is Panama City/Fort Walton - if you are looking for beaches like that, don't come to the Keys!) Good beach terrace for laying out and listening to the waves. This might be too crowded prime season but was perfect off-season. My wife and I are not picky when it comes to decor and furnishings, but are sticklers on cleanliness, and always a little anxious about this when traveling to new places. The room was a bit dated but was not dirty or grubby, and the linens, towels and bedspreads seemed acceptable. Surfaces did not have that unsettling "sticky" feeling you sometimes find at a beach place. The small kitchen seemed clean but we never used it. We were able to relax, and really enjoyed ourselves. The office staff was young and friendly, but not particularly knowledgeable, and therefore not particularly helpful in answering questions. The office is only open from 9-5, so if you don't plan well, you are stuck. If I wanted 5-star service I would stay at a 5-star hotel and pay for it. This place was perfect for a getaway, and (this says it all) my wife wants to know when we are going to go back.
Great little place in beautiful Key Colony Beach
The Continental Inn is a unique "condo/hotel" in Key Colony Beach. Each unit is individually owned. We had a very nice unit with a King bed and fully equipped kitchen. There is a really nice pool, and beautiful little beach in the back. We got a great deal because we stayed more than 4 nights. For $69 a night we had a fully furnished one bedroom apt with kitchen, in one of the nicest Keys! Key Colony Beach is a great little City, built in the 1960s. It has bicycle/walking lanes along its main road, a small park with a golf course and basketball course, and playground. It is very close to shopping in Marathon, and about an hour from Key West.
We would definitely stay at the hotel again. This is a good area to stay in because it is centrally located to all of the Keys.
During our 3-week "play-it- by-ear" Florida tour, family with 2 teen daughters, we had to escape the Keys because of hurricane Dennis but decided to return when things were cleared. We hoped for nothing but found lodging in the Continental Inn in Marathon, just a mile off US1 @ milemarker 58. Very friendly staff in the reception, very nice room (unit #9 first floor is spacious, 2 queensize beds, very complete and well-stocked kitchenette, very clean, tiny bathroom but clean). Large pool, nice sandy beach Oceanside. Fine and clean outdoors-gasfired grille for the patrons. We know we have used it well...
Stopped here for 2 nights along the way to key west. We got there a little early, and the long haired guy wouldnt let us check in early, even tho the room was clearly ready. So we just drove the 20 miles down Route 1 to Bahia Honda state park, which was excellent. Amazing beaches there, but there was a lot of sea weed when i was there. You had to cross the angle deep seaweed for about 20 feet, and than there was an excellent sandbar, with crystal clear water. Anyway, we got suite 18, which was what seemed to be, a newly refurbished room, with carpeted dining and bedroom, and nice kitchen, with EVERYTHING you can imagine a kitchen to have. I mean there was an electric beater, crab claw hammers, forks, fishes, EVERYTHING. The owners really stepped this unit up, and made it a very enjoyable place to stay at this hotel. They left books, videos, a vcr, nice room decorations, awsome flat screen tv with about a million channels. Beautiful comfy kingsize bed, cool dolphin lamp. This was the perfect room.
I assumed based on the reasonable price of this property that both amenities and cleanliness would be below par. Boy was I wrong! The rooms were clean and comfortable. The kitchen and outdoor grills provided many tools. The staff was friendly and responsive. I would highly recommend this property to any family.