My return visit to Lighthouse Court Hotel this year was once again incredible. I’m not sure just how many times I have stayed at Lighthouse Court but it’s been a minimum of four years. Originally it was recommended to me by a local, who said it was a great place to stay. Boy, was he right! Back when I made my reservation for Jan 11-17, 2015, I had requested a specific room. Although it was not guaranteed to me, when I checked in, it was available, and I had my favorite King room at the Inn. Also, I had changed my original reservation for 6 nights, to seven nights. Again, there was no problem at all with the additional night. When I arrived a little earlier than normal check-in, I was greeted by the front desk staff with warmth and friendliness, and allowed to keep my bag in a secured closet until my room was available. All the staff of Lighthouse Court are, and have always made me feel right at home. I stay there each year for several reasons. I am a single traveller, and always feel safe at Lighthouse Court, which is very importnant to me. It is also located close enough to everything in Key West, yet not in the hustle of Duval Street.
I was pleasantly surprised this year when I had a lovely welcome back note and a bottle of chilled champagne waiting for me upon my arrival to the room. I had never experienced this in any other place that I have stayed. The entire staff at Lighthouse Court have always been friendly, helpful, and go out of their way to make sure everything goes well for me as well as all the other guests. I was wished a happy birthday by the front desk staff, which added a personal touch, which I appreciated.
I walk to and from the airport to Lighthouse Court each visit because it gives me the opportunity to begin and end my vacation in the most perfect way. I was offered a ride to the airport by one of your staff this year. Although I declined, I welcomed the kindness of the offer. I rent a bicycle at Island Bikes each visit, and use that for my transportation around KW. I spend time at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, not only sunbathing, but sunset visits also. I do go to Mallory Square to join the sunset celebration at least a few nights during my stay. I wouldn’t miss a walk to the top of the Lighthouse each year, as the view from there is always incredible. This year I also went snorkeling at the reef with Fury, which was great.
I am already planning next year’s visit to Key West, and Lighthouse Court will be the place I choose to stay! Thank you for the opportunity of staying there year after year. In conversation with friends and colleagues after my return, I always recommend Lighthouse Court as the only place to stay on the island.By: Mary Ellen Taylor January 25, 2015
5 / 5 stars