El Patio Motel
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A very relaxing day today. ( no walking) We sat outside and ate breakfast, before heading off to the Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Beach. A beautiful spot with lots of shade trees. We went swimming and snorkeling. David even managed to do a little fished with some fishing line that he found, not successful. :( Lots of beautiful fish, schools of …
Here's the only problem with the El Patio Motel. They do not have coffee makers in the rooms, nor do they have coffee available in the lobby. So naturally, we bounded out of bed this morning, threw on some clothes and almost ran to Ana's Cuban Cafe and Grocery Store. This is a charming little place about two blocks from our hotel. I had a Cafe con …
Another fairly early rise, with the goal to get to Key West by early afternoon. We got packed up and checked out, got into our car and headed down US Highway1. Several people had told us that we should use the Florida Turnpike. We, being people who love local flavor, decided not to use the Turnpike, but rather to drive through town to catch the …
I have been to Key West many, many times. Far too many times to remember how many visits or what dates. The two exact dates that I can remember were with my wife (girlfriend at the time) and my sister and her husband (boyfriend at the time) for New Years in 2003. The other date I can remember was for my bachelor party on May 21, 2005. There were …
... Upon returning we got cleaned up...had a few shots...and headed to Duvall Street (Downtown Key West)...take it from me, this is a "must do...freak show". Pick your poison...choose from dooling piano bars...clothing optional bars...or just a quiet micro-brew...Key West has it all. We choose to try and throw quarters into a plastic Groupers mouth @ Captain Tony's Salon (see photo of Carrie Anne giving it the college try).
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Lovely patio and pool.
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We arrived a bit early and the women who was running the place was a little rude to us. I said I realized we could not check in till 2 but was it okay if we used the pool, it was around 1. She said that she guessed and we asked if she had a bathroom where we could change and she said no only in the rooms in a very annoyed tone. We know this couldn't have been the truth so we just went and sat at the pool.
I've stayed at El Patio multiple times in the past and I will stay here in future trips..Like others have mentioned it's off the beaten path so you get some of the greatest rest you'd want and come to Key West for.
As a former Key West resident, I would not spend my vacations anywhere but the El Patio Motel. Why? It embodies the true essence of Key West at its best -- quiet, laid-back charm, old-fashioned but well-kept surroundings, and genuinely friendly staff and management who go out of their way to provide for the guests.
I just returned from a short family trip to Key West and we were very happy with our accomodations at the El Patio motel. It was designed in 1953 in a Cuban art-deco style with poured concrete flowing walls, a very nice courtyard in the interior and a very quiet patio on the third floor. To begin with, the managment dropped the additional $15 per person additional charge per day for the kids so we saved money right off. Then we were upgraded to a two room, two queen suite with refrigerator. All room share a common courtyard garden situated in the middle of the motel. My wife loved the skyview and the quiet on the patio after dinner. Also a great place to sunbathe but a bit hot in the middle of the day. The pool area was very lush with beautiful tropical flowers everywhere and hibiscus blossoms floating in the pool which we mostly had to ourselves. General maintainence was ok and the staff was very cordial and helpful. It is located a bit south of the main Duval Street commercial area which is not so bad as it is very quiet here. Other guest inns and private homes make up this neighborhood. Lots of room on three sides to park if you drive in. While this motel is not the Ritz, I would recommend this motel quite highly - a very good deal for the money.
Great Key West Location
We found a great place by accident named the El Patio. We lucked out as we found a great clean place close to everything that we enjoy walking to in Key West. We found the owners to be very congenial and we are looking forward to returning to the El Patio this fall. Try it-you won't go wrong!!!!!!!!!!
Peacefull Key West
Me and my husband can strongly recommend the "El Patio Motel" in Key West. Coming from Scandinavia, Key West has an "easy - living (like southern Europe), a friendlieness and a family- way of being with foreigners. We have stayed there before and when we arrived we just felt so welcome. The Motel is quiet, have a pool, and if you like the Key West -noise, it is only a short walk from down town. The owners are so friendly and the prices reasonable. You are always met with "Hi - how was your day" and still without feeling too close and obligated. We just loved it and recomment it to all our friends and family in Europe.Try it!!!!
Great basic accomodations
I love this place for what it is: A great motel with comfortable beds and great location. I visit Key West often as a solo and enjoy El Patio. Nice walk to Duval. Lovely surroundings. Rooms are ok, but suit me just fine. I would not take anyone with me that is looking for something upscale, but for a place to lay your head after fun in Key West, this is wonderful! Also, the staff is very helpful in getting reservations for snorkeling et al.
Great for the price and location
I have stayed here many times (used to live in FLA) the property is okay... but the location is great. It is secluded and shrouded in foliage, there is a rooftop patio that just breathes serenity. Close to the beaches and close to Duvall street. I will admit the rates have gone up over the years with no real improvements to the facilities. Consider it "Old Florida" charm, i guess. I would choose El Patio over many other commercialized options in the area.
Nothing Great Just A Budget Motel
Stayed here twice. The first time was OK the second time was a joke! Totally over priced in the high season and on weekends! Fair price in low season and on weekdays. Rooms are OK, some are very spacious. Be careful what you book!!! Should give you socks or slippers upon check in because the Cuban tile floors are very dirty!!! Pool area and sundeck needs upkeep (trash, leaves, cig. butts laying around) be careful of the screws, wood splinters, and the low railings on the sundeck. The rooms in the courtyard are very noisy, can hear everyone coming and going, doors slamming, people talking etc. Lights from the walkways also shine into the rooms, not much privacy. Needs much upkeep. Such a cute place with a nice location, my guess is it's just poor management.