We are still riding on a high from our mini trip to Key West this past weekend. There is so much to cover and share that I decided to break it up into more than one post. Today, I wanted to share all about our hotel because it was so good, it deserves a post all to itself.
We stay in Marriott hotels frequently. Currently, we also live in one while we’re in Port Saint Lucie. When we decided to make the 5 hour drive down to Key West, Marriott (click here to find one near you) was always our first choice. The island is home to 5 Marriott hotels including two Fairfield Inns, a Courtyard, The Saint Hotel Key West, and then our preferred choice Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel.
We checked in early on Friday aroung noon. They staff was very friendly and helpful. The outside and the lobby was perfectly manicured and absolutely breathtaking.
The had a small gift shop with drinks, snacks, clothing, and essentials that you may have forgotten just off the front desk area. For those that enjoy a drink, they also offer complimentary glasses of champagne at check-in.
The girls focus was set on trying out the lobby furniture. It was pleasing to the eye and surprisingly comfortable as well. Our main focus though was to go check out our 1 bedroom Presidential Suite with an overlook of the resort. Presley and Sailor walked into our room with complete amazement asking if we could live there.
We were immediately greeted with the sun coming in off the balcony, a beautiful dining table with seating for 6, a half bathroom (very helpful with 3 of us being girls), and even a washer and dryer tucked into a closet (impressive because we normally have to find the laundry room in the hotels we’re living at).
We turn our eyes to the type of kitchen that most would love to have in their own home. The attention to detail in this whole place was impressive to say the least from the modern cabinets to the nice appliances to the granite countertops. We could’ve easily spent a week at the resort and never left (besides maybe a run to the grocery store). The living room included large L-shaped couch with plenty of room for the four of us to spread out and relax.
We can’t forget the bedroom. All we wanted to do was jump onto the bed and take a nap. It looked so warm and inviting.
I always get a little excited when a hotel bed and pillows are actually comfortable. I loved the oval mirrors on the sides of the bed and the zebra bench at the foot. Then there was the full bathroom. It housed a shower, double sinks, and a whirlpool tub which got lots of use in our short two night stay. We felt completely spoiled.
I saved the best for last – the balcony. We spent late evenings out here sporting the robes and slippers provided in the room. I spent early mornings out here with a cup of coffee in hand. We enjoyed seating, soaked in the view, but I think the sprial staircase leading to the pool took the cake.
The resort pool got as much of our attention as possible. We walked the beach and laid in the hammocks. We dined on a delicious buffett breakfast in the gorgrous dining room both mornings. We sipped pina coladas (non-alcoholic) with our kids by the pool.
It was hard to leave this resort, but maybe someday we’ll get the chance to go back. If you’re planning a trip to Key West, check out the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel. You won’t be disappointed. Watch out soon for my post on all the do’s and don’ts in Key West.