I just returned from a wonderful five night “buddies” trip to Key West, the first two of which I spent at the Lighthouse Court Hotel. From the moment I got out of the Taxi cab and walked into the registration desk, the experience provided by the on property staff was stellar. Every encounter further solidified my satisfaction and comfort through genuine greetings, infectious smiles, and offers to serve. The rooms were exactly as advertised…which in my experience, is rarely the case. They were very clean, the beds and linen were comfortable, the air conditioning worked well (considering the 97% humidity), there were lots of outlets in the walls (again, atypical), the water pressure was good, and there was plenty of space for our group to coexist. The property was well manicured, the pool was clean and inviting with plenty of chairs and covered tables to escape the sun, and having the bar co-located was really nice. Mimi, the bartender, was so much fun, and made a mean Mojito…we enjoyed our conversations with her and our visits with the resident black cat, very much. The location of the property is also great…10 second walk to Hemingway House (a must take tour), 5 min walk to the Green Parrot, 10 min walk to Mid-Duval Street, and 15 minutes (max) to S. Duval and Mallory Square.
During our visit we enjoyed chasing Tarpon around the back country with a fantastic local fishing guide Capt. Kyle Kelso, went out to the shallow off shore reefs and tried SNUBA, and if you are a live music fan that wants to avoid the boring and repetitive parody acts (Irish Kevin’s), you must check out the Green Room and the local favorites that play the Green Parrot…you won’t be disappointed.
Great staff, excellent rooms, beautiful property and a perfect centralized location from which to enjoy the town.
The only suggestion I would make that some folks might find beneficial is to add pull down shades behind the plantation shutters in the rooms. I think it would help the room stay cooler during the heat of the day and I know it would allow for better sleeping (less sunlight) in the mornings.
Jay WagonerBy: Jay Wagoner on May 24, 2016
Hotel Reviewed: Lighthouse Court Hotel
5 / 5