My husband and I recently spent three nights at the Lighthouse Court Hotel. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay. We were lucky enough to find a parking spot directly in front of the hotel, where we were able to keep our rental car the entire time. The hotel is centrally located and an easy walking distance to the Southernmost Point, Duval and Mallory Square. The hotel is also directly across the street from the Hemingway House.
We received a warm welcome from Marie the moment we walked in. She explained where everything was on the property, provided a map and a coupon for a free drink at the hotel’s Mojito Bar (which we immediatley used right after we unpacked)!
We stayed in a room which was right next to the Mojito Bar, and directly in front of the pool. I thought the location was perfect! I liked being able to just come right out of my room and go in the pool, even if my husband wasn’t ready to leave the room yet. The room itself was clean and spacious. We had a king size bed, large flat screen tv (which we didn’t turn on once) and a large bathroom with ample counter space for toiletries. My only complaint about the room would be that the mattress was too soft for me. If felt like a water bed without the water. My husband, who usually has back problems, surprisingly had no issues at all!
One day we took a walk to the Southernmost Point, and to the nearby beach where we spent a couple of hours. We made it back to the hotel in time for Happy Hour, which is conveniently from 1-3pm. We enjoyed a few rum punches and cooled off in the pool before getting ready to go out for the evening.
Have I mentioned that the hotel is centrally located?? 🙂 It’s far enough from Duval to be peacful, but close enough to easily walk to all of the wonderful restaurants, bars and shopping. We enjoyed dinner at Firefly, A&B Lobster House and Santiago’s Bodega (despite the great Yelp reviews, this was our least favorite). We went to Happy Hour at 2 Cents, where you roll the dice to determine your drink price — I’m pretty sure we got the “tourist” dice. Happy Hour at Bagatelle was wonderful! Dessert at Better Than Sex was good, but didn’t live up to it’s name. Lunch and cold beers at Lagerhead’s while enjoying the crystal clear water at Simonton Beach was a great way to spend a hot day.
We didn’t go on any sunset cruises during this stay, and we’ve yet to make it to the Dry Tortugas. We’re hoping to fit these adventures and much more in during our next stay, and we would most definitely stay at the Lighthouse Court Hotel again! We’ve already recommended the wonderful property to our friends who are planning a visit to Key West soon!By: Gina O. on May 27, 2016
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel
5 / 5