We have been staying at the Banyan a week a year for past 5 years and will continue to return. We've also stayed at other places in Key West and find we prefer Banyan. The buildings, many of which are historic sites, are beautiful and updated with all modern convenieces and in the center of the circle of buildings is two heated pools, jacuzzi, tiki bar, and beautiful gardens including banyan trees. When sitting by the pools, it feels so secluded from the rest of the town. The units are like small apartments, we've stayed in 1 bedroom and studio sizes, with small kitchens stocked with serving/cooking items, living/dining area, bathroom, flat screen TV, air conditioning, ceiling fans. Another benefit is the location, just perfect for Key West, a block from Duval Street, few blocks from Mallory Square, and you can walk almost anywhere. The bartender at the Tiki Bar, David, is great. He makes great drinks and food ( can get breakfast and lunch there), knows all the news and gossip and is a great person to talk to. The tiki bar is a great place to hang out and get to know other guests.
If you are looking for for a full service hotel with room service, housekeeping, restaurant, and all that stuff, this is not your kind of place. At Banyan, you have the option to cook for yourself, eat casually at the Tiki Bar, and you can do your own cleaning (supplies, equipment provided) or hire staff for minimal or full scale cleaning as you choose. You'll easily get to know other guests if you hang out by the pool or tiki bar, the atmosphere is always so friendly.
When there in January 2010, you could only get high speed internet outside by the pools, but we heard they were just about to install an upgrade which would make it available in every room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in a timeless world of beauty and luxury at the first Florida Green Lodging Designated Resort in Key West. Just steps away from the world-famous Duval Street & all that Key West has to offer, including shops, restaurants, & galleries. Spend your day by one of our heated spring-fed pools, sipping drinks at our Tiki Bar, or wandering through the tropical flora in our exquisite gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Banyan Hotel Key West