Well ... after reading through the reviews about this resort on Trip Advisor, I was truly worried about our choice of staying here at one of its studios. After we arrived, inspected the facilities, and stayed for a week, I was determined to write a review of my own.
Our studio faced the street. It was spotlessly clean. The bed was large and comfortable and had three pillows - more than adequate for our needs. There was little street noise but, when our neighbours arrived mid week, we could hear them pretty clearly next door. The walls are thin!
The bathroom was fine with plenty of hot water. Be patient as we found it took a minute of running the tap to get the hot water to run.
The kitchenette needs more counter space. It was tricky taking hot dishes or cups of boiling water out of the microwave with no place to set them down. We cleared the shelf above the microwave to accomodate for this problem. It worked for us. But, there was also no table to eat at so we ate on the bed with napkins on our laps, which worked for us.
I agree with a former reviewer that having to carry your dishes to the bathroom to wash them in the bathroom sink was annoying and just plain wrong. We had to choose between using the counter space for our toiletries or for your dishes. Yuck!
The TV was a good sized flatscreen model. We had plenty of space for our needs to hang or store our clothing (but, we travel light - one carry-on bag only per person).
The pool area was lovely with a tiny beach but - hey - you don't go to Key West for the beaches. There are much better places to visit if your vacation plans are focused on beach activities. We sat in the pool area during the warm evenings and watched over the aqua blue waters of the gulf. As night fell, the sky turned pink and orange. Sailboats and brightly lit cruise ships sailed by in the distance, silhouetted against the darkening sky. Glorious! Who cares about beaches.
All in all we enjoyed our stay. We plan to return but will definitely consider upgrading to a one or two bedroom unit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tranquil, Oceanfront All-Suite Resort housed in white Key-West-style building with encircling verandas on each floor. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coconut Beach Hotel Key West