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Southwinds Motel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night only, but then location was important to get to see as much as possible. Nice atmosphere, clean room, good bed. Super friendly staff, gave a personal touch to the stay. You do not get the "standardized" feel that you get with all the other chain-motels and hotels.

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1Thank Bendik S
SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Bendik S, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk about our motel. We look forward to hosting your next stay with us in Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Firstly, indeed the location is great and the room/pool are decent. However: - Be careful of room 19! The airconditioning is connected (and controlled) with the reception which means we were freezing all day and night!! We did not enjoy staying in our room at all. The staff ( the woman working the evening shift) was extremely rude, had no...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Lina G, I am disapointed that we were not able to meet your needs during you recent stay with us in Key West. I apolgize on behalf of our team that we could not overcome the obstcales that we presented to you while you stayed with us. I realize I can not recreate your past vacation, but I would...

Davie, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This motel/hotel is a typical Key West Style motel. It is within a block of Duval Street and two blocks from the southern most point. Our room was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and they serve a light continental breakfast each morning. Three pools.

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Audrey F, Thank you for this Five Star review of our motel. We look forward to hosting your next stay with us in Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are clean and the location is just a block off the beach on the south side of the island. Very quiet and close to the southernmost point of the continental U.S. You can catch the hop on-hop off trolleys just a couple of blocks away. Very friendly and helpful staff. I would stay there again.

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear 311 charlesg, Thank you so much for this fantastic review of our motel. We look forward to hosting your next trip to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is excellent, not too far from Duval to walk there quickly but far enough to be quiet. The staff was super friendly, recommending places to eat and things to do. We rented bikes from the hotel one day and it was nice to do that right from the hotel and get going. The staff recommended a few restaurants...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear SammaMichelle, Thank you so much for this great review of our motel. Our staff works hard everyday to ensure we always exceed your expectations. We look forward to hosting your next trip to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Exeter, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Southwinds for five days and have to say this hotel exceeded our expectations. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and everyone we met there was very nice. Our room was one of their most basic and though it was small and lacked closet space this was well made up for by the excellent price and...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear StevefromExeter, I was so pleased to read that we were able to exceed you expectations of our motel. We have one of the best staffs on the island that work hard everyday to make sure all our guest stays are memorable. Our amenities and super clean rooms make us the prefered motel on all of Key West. We look...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike (hotel owner) was very informative immediately upon check-in. He gave us a map and suggested different activities for us to do while on our Key West vacation. The outside of our room was charming. These rooms are bungalow-like cottages that offer comfort and cleanliness. Our room was remodeled. The base boards in were very white, clean and the flooring...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Diana S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic five star review of our motel. We look forward to hosting you next visit to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't beat the quiet location, good price, on-site parking, clean rooms and friendly staff. Southwinds is walking distance to many local restaurants and just a block from the most southern point in the continental US. The rooms are small but comfortable. We would recommend Southwinds to anyone traveling to Key West.

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Marybeth B, Thank you so much for this great review of our motel. We look forward to hosting your next stay in Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed here for one night. one thing i did not like is that when we checked in they gave us a price but then we were afterwards told that there is a 10 $ amenity fee. nice trick to lure in price sensitive customers. quote a good price but then add on a fee for amenities. this is absolutely...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear cluade p, Thank you for taking the time to write this review of our motel. We have added the extra fee to our property as we have added beach access to all our guests. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel staff were amazing. Very friendly and helpful answering all of our questions. Great location. We could walk to most everything. We had a king bed - only thing I would change is the size of the bathroom - it was very small!!

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa B, Thank you so much for this Five Star review of our motel. We have one of the best staffs on the island that works hard everyday to make sure we always exceed your expectations. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clean affordable motel rooms only 1 block from Duval Street at the Southernmost point of the Island of Key West. Many restaurants and shops within walking distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southwinds Motel

Address: 1321 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-3113
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: $202 - $508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Southwinds Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Quiet location but close to everything”
 of 5 bubbles 305audreyf, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“It's a motel so the view is always the car or parking lot. All seem quiet with one of 3 pools nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles 311charlesg, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Close to everything yet far enough away that we had peace and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles lisa1972c, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All Good! Three pools to choose from so any room is a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles brightideas2017, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the inexpensive standard King room. There are several rooms of various larger sizes that might be more comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles kth100077, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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