This section will have five main Accommodations areas;
Bed and Breakfasts, Vacation Rentals,
Hotels Accommodations information in Key West
The ones here you can check out availability and price from my site.
We have all the usual
variety of Hotels and Motels that you will find any
where else. Here I will try and give you a few to be found in both Key West
and throughout the Florida Keys. With a wide variety of price ranges. Talking
of prices so as not to shock you later. You will find that prices are a little
the high side. If you plan on visiting us during the busiest weeks of the year
they can be astronomical. So unless you are coming down for one of the
special events or our peak Season during the winter they are not to bad here
Here I have made Directories of all the accommodations in Key West.
Bed and Breakfasts
Pet Friendly Hotels
Accommodations in Key West
on the Beach or on Duval in old town
Any suite-type lodging that has self-catering
facilities (wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, etc.)
This can save you a lot on eating out for every meal. Most have separate
bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, one or more bathrooms, washer and dryer, and
sometimes a balcony or patio. Towels and linens are provided. Daily maid service
and other hotel conveniences are usually available. Unlike hotels with per
person pricing, there is a set price for an entire vacation rental with a
maximum number of persons allowed. Most one-bedroom units sleep a maximum of
four using a sleeper/sofa in the living room. Most two-bedroom vacation rentals
sleep a maximum of six, and most three-bedroom vacation rentals sleep up to
eight. Please carefully read the vacation rental descriptions to learn the
specifics of what is provided and how many people are allowed.
Camping Accommodations information in Key West
There are not enough Campsites and R.V.
parks in the Florida Keys to meet
the ever growing demand for them. So during the Peak Periods make sure
you have a spot before you visit.
less than 5 miles up the road you find Boyd's. Those with
older kids they can come and go with lots to see and do. If the kids are younger
and the family stay together. Boyd's may be nicer with its pool and beach.
You will find other
Camping and R.V. accommodations throughout the Florida Keys it
Just depends on what activities you have planed for yourselves. Even though
the Florida Keys are spread out over 150 miles. Most people make Key West
a day trip no matter where they are staying in the Florida Keys.
Miscellaneous tips Key West Accommodations information
Here I will give you some tips on various topics not just those
that go with
accommodations in Key West and the Florida Keys. Which will make this section
a little mixed up as far as a central theme. Hope you will be able to use some
of them to help make your stay with us a lot more pleasurable.
Deciding on places to stay
Keep in Mind that Key West is a fairly
small island. It is only 1 1/2 miles
wide, and 3 1/2 miles long. So no matter where you stay you are not far from
everything. You must also keep in mind because it is so small, and heavily
populated especially during peak season getting around can be an aggravation
that you wanted to leave at home. The main problem is parking in Old Town.
There are plenty of Pay parking lots around if you know where they are. Most
are easy to find with signage showing you the way. So in considering where
to stay keep in mind. Accommodations are usually cheaper in new town but
with it comes
some aggravations. If you like to party at night mostly its done on Duval St.
old town. You will not find any better or more professional group of both men,
and woman than those on our Key West Police Department. There is one thing
that there is zero tolerance for is drinking and driving with the island so
there is no reason for it. So taking a cab is something you may be doing a lot
Between parking and cabs the extra cost of a room in Old Town may be well
worth it. Many people find that once they arrive they don't even drive the whole
time down here. Which is something most people don't find out until after their
first visit to Key West.
People with the
If you are active military, retired, or in the
reserves. You will find that there
is a lot you can take advantage of here in Key West. With the large Military
presence over the years, plus the now down sizing of that presents. You
can find some really good deals here. There is Housing available at prices far
below normal accommodations pricing. Plus those with R.V.s there is park on one
of the bases
available with out hook ups. I will try and remember to get a number you can
call to find out what all is available, until then you should be able to get the
information though normal military canals.
Saving in the Keys
1. If you are traveling in a good size group 4 or more you can fly into Fort
Lauderdale or Miami. The Key West and Marathon airports can cost a lot more to
fly to than the larger airport on the mainland, and while the drive south can be
a pain. After living here for 15 years I still love driving the Keys the view
cannot be beat and the savings can be very substantial.
2. Come down in the off-season. Lodging rates are much lower during the
off-season in the Key West, generally summer and fall, so the price you pay for
a waterfront room in the fall will only get you one overlooking the trash bins.
in the winter and spring. avoid special events unless that is your reason for
coming, such as October's Fantasy Fest, Christmas and Easter weeks.
3. When ever possible do your own cooking. Supermarkets are found throughout
the Keys. Stock up, and then check into one of the numerous hotel rooms with
full kitchens or a vacation rental. Plan to do some picnicking at one for the
many parks great for both families or a romantic outing for just two.
4. Eat out early this is the land of early-bird specials and tiki bar happy
hours, so expect reduced food prices. Also, eating lunch at some of the pricier
restaurants allows you to sample their menus at lower rates.
5. Camp. Check put my camping section plus the area parks section on my web
for some ideas. Remember camping
sites are very limited in the keys even more so in the state parks so plan ahead
when you can.
6. Look for discounts. AAA, senior and military discounts. Many attractions,
restaurants and hotels offer Pick up the free tourist guides in
supermarkets, restaurants they are loaded with coupons.
7. Bring your snorkel gear. Most of the best places to snorkel are well
offshore so you will have to take one of the
many snorkeling tours out. But you can jump in just about any where in the keys
for a quick snorkel. Really good as you are driving down or back out of the keys
and the traffic is getting to you. Stop and smell the roses.
8. Paradise passports, sold at the Pier House and the Key West Welcome Center
gift shop on Fitzpatrick Street , cost $56 and $73, you also can buy ahead at