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BEST WESTERN Key Ambassador Resort Inn
Ranked #35 of 50 Hotels in Key West
San Francisco, California
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“Great place, friendly employees.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

We booked this hotel because we wanted to visit Key West and not stay right in the downtown area. We wanted a place with a pool, a place to do your laundry, breakfast included and a snack bar. Best Western Key Ambassador fit the bill exactly.

We were between cruises out of Miami, and decided to book a few days in Key West. I'm happy we read the reviews and chose this hotel. It isn't too far from downtown, however, you'll need to take the shuttle, a bus, or drive, its too far to walk. Our room was very clean and large with two queen beds and a large flat screen tv. We even had a small screened in balcony we sat on occasionally. No view, except for trees covering the next door apt building.

The laundry was near the office, I forget the cost, not expensive. You can also buy detergent at the front desk.

The pool is large and free form. Perfect for an evening swim after a hot day walking around Key West. At the pool area, is the Cheekie Hut, where you can get cocktails and food. It closes early, no dinner, just lunch and snacks. There are TV's at the bar to watch sports if you like, or you can sit by the pool, drink in hand and enjoy a swim. The people who work here are very friendly and drinks are very good. I did two loads of laundry and spent my waiting time at Cheekies.

Breakfast was continental, including hard boiled eggs, fruit, all kinds of toast, jams, butter, cereal, yogurt, coffee, tea and juices. Perfect! It's served in a nice little breakfast area, which was in the building where we were staying. A simple walk down the stairs and there we were!

We drove into town during the day and had no trouble finding street parking. Be sure to pay in the machines! We walked all over and saw beautiful homes, shops, bars, restaurants, museums, and of course had lunch with Conch fritters as a starter and Key Lime pie for dessert.

We were happy to return to the Best Western Key for a swim, drink and relaxation each day.
The planes didn't bother us, and no planes at night.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

It's away from Duval but close to a beach. The rooms are clean but desparately need an update. Sunrise on the seawall is VERY GOOD. I got some nice photos.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We enjoyed relaxing here after days in the busier parts of Key West. Room was large, well-appointed, and clean. There was a screened balcony overlooking the pool with a view of the ocean. Pool area was large and good for lounging. Ocean and a sidewalk were across the street. Breakfasts were more than adequate. A couple of restaurants were within walking distance. Airplane noise didn't bother us that much; and didn't hear planes at night. Pricey, but less so than many lesser places in Key West. (No elevators if that's important to you.)

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We arrived in Key West with no reservations to find a run taking place.

We arrived at the Best Western and the only room they had left was the apartment the owner uses when they are in town.

What a find 2 bedrooms, kitchen living room and a full size balcony overlooking the ocean.

The hotel was clean and the pool was great. The only area that needs looking at is where you take breakfast which is very small for the number of rooms. The choice of items was OK .

A bit procey but that was our fault for not booking ahead. Would certainly stay here again

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Stayed here a while back with my family and revisited with my partner quite a few years later to find is was still as I remembered. The room was clean and the views were to die for! No noise from other rooms that we noticed, big bed and large dressing area. The tikki bar had amazing frozen margaritas and the pool was lovely.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Key Ambassador Resort Inn

Property: BEST WESTERN Key Ambassador Resort Inn
Address: 3755 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040-5255
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Key West
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,004 - ₹ 23,693
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Key Ambassador Resort Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the straits of Florida of the beautiful island of Key West, Fl. Our resort is only a short distance from the local beaches and just a few miles north of historic downtown. This resort offers non-smoking accommodations and many thoughful amenities. At the Best Western, Key Ambassador resort guest have a variety of views to choose from. There is a spacious outdoor heated swimming pool with 2 waterfalls next to our cheeckie hut that serves food and drink. The resort provides free Wi-Fi throughout the property, a deluxe continental breakfast, complimentary parking and 24 hour front desk services. During your stay you can easily visit many local attractions, unique shops and historic downtown. ... more   less 
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