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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!
What a deal
My wife and I stayed 3 days at the Continental in Dec.
We were working are way back north and decided to expolre Key Colony Beach. Having lunch at a nice little place called the Quterdeck and a local told us about the Continental Inn. We went over to the place and walked around the grounds. Wow! It's right on the ocean with a nice beach, and we found out later, a nice sandy bottom and a heated pool right in the middle of this small hotel. We booked a room for 2 nights and then decide to stay 2 more days. The rooms turned out to apartments with full kitchens. Very clean with dailey maid service. The best part was the rent. 99 dollars a night. The only negative was the office staff. Very cool, with almost being rude. We just stayed away form the office and had great time at this little gem in the Keys
A place for peace lovers
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.
The only thing to complain about was their correspondence. As our stay was just one and a half weeks after Hurricane Wilma, we called them on Oct 26 to inquire if everything was ok. They could not give any exact information at the time but promised to send us e-mail. Nothing happened so we sent e-mail to them and asked them to let us know whether we can come. Nothing. We called again (not a very cheap way to commucicate from Finland to the US) and found out that there was no damage to the place and we were welcome.
However, if we ever travel to KCB again we are sure to choose The Continental Inn again.
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!!
Liked The Continental Inn
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.
Lovely resort on 5star location
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...
For our European standards a really value-for-cash deal at $119 a night, considering the ocean view and luxurious surroundings. Wifi available in the lobby. Shopping and restaurants a-plenty in nearby Marathon, only 3 miles drive. Key West is only 75 minutes away.
A real recommender for a longer stay in a Caribbean setting!
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.
The only thing about this motel, was the service. The front desk was closed except from 9-5, so if you had a problem, you were out of luck. Also they gave you about 750 rules to adhere to, like Quiet hours, and no toys in the pool, or chairs on the beach, but i think this was just a liability type thing, because noone seemed to follow the rules. They had an EXCELLENT beach which is rare in the keys, clean, small, and crystal clear. Two Nice Weber BBQ's under a cool Tiki hut, which everyone, including myself seemed to take advantage of. Great guests too. They were friendly and kind. We all shared BBQ recipes while grilling, and tried each other's creations.
It all depends on which efficiency you get tho. We were lucky and got this one, but some others seemed nice, but not as nice as ours. Oh there was also a porch, but the view was ok, just of the condos next door. Be careful in KCB, the speed limit is 25 mph, on ALL roads, and the police are not shy to hand out speeding violations.
There isnt much to do in KCB, which makes this hotel an enjoyable, relaxing place, where there is no need to really leave the property, other than going down the street to publix for some Meat to BBQ, and beers to drink.
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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.
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... tip. There, we listened to a talk about alligators and crocodiles, because the Everglades is the only place on Earth where they live side by side. Alligators are mostly freshwater, and crocs are mostly salt water, so the area where the main river meets the sea suits both. After the talk, we walked to a safe spot on a dam where a crocodile likes to soak up the sun and there he ...
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