Rated 4 out of 5 by D4141 Great food
Probably the best food that I have ever had at a Sheraton. Even better than some Westin's that I have stayed at.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Czarina2083 Nice hotel, located right across the street from the beach
The room and bathroom were nicely updated. Although the pool was a bit small, those who love the water can venture off across the street to the beach. The only negative thing I can say is that I arrived Tuesday night and stayed until Thursday afternoon (got a late check out with my SPG gold membership) and house keeping didn't come to clean on Wednesday at all. All I wanted were clean towels! Oh and by the way, you better get back to the hotel early cause there's no parking in the lot if you get back to the hotel after 11 pm ( think they are renovating cause there's a bunch of metal containers taking up a bunch of parking spaces.)
July 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PaddyMac Could be better for the money
Check-in documents tell you to visit concierge for coupons that they are out of.
The elevator is out of order so you need to lug your stuff to the room. The ice machine can't make enough ice EVER. Light bulbs that are out in your room go un-noticed and are not replaced. The shuttle to downtown is very good (albeit sometimes too scenic in its length depending on the driver). Front desk staff seemed pretty ambivalent as to a real caring attitude . . .
just a job. I probably would not stay here again given all of the other options in Key West for nearly $300 per night.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bucho711 Spacious and great service
Huge and comfortable rooms, lovely pool with live music, ideal location near airport, super-helpful staff, and good recognition of SPG Gold status. Highly recommend.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Haasinator Great hotel for family - great location
Family stayed for 3 nights. Staff was friendly overly helpful. Hotel restaurant was delicious and a must do breakfast. Room was large and comfortable. great fitness center and pool. Free shuttle to downtown
July 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by rtatwk Great location and staff
Beautiful grounds with parking and a very attentive staff. Had a few minor issues in the room with a drippy faucet at the kitchenette and the TV in the living room portion. Could not get channels to change. No big deal since I only watched TV a little in bed before sleep.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eric968 House keeping
This is the first family vacation I planned is summer, we choose Sheraton because is right on the beach. When we firs check in our room, I think it was newly renovated as it smelled terrible. I have to open windows immediately, call house keeping but no help at all. We spend three nights in this hotel, I would like to say over all is wonderful unfortunately house keeping keep disappoint me. No show for cleaning my room after I call for room cleaning, excuse was I had my not to disturb hanged on my door earlier.. Other than that, staff were wonderful and we had good time.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pris25 Happy with hotel!
First time to Key West and wasn't sure of a suite, but wanted balcony with ocean view. We were pleasantly surprised how beautiful the room was (like a small apartment) and the comfortable bed! When we checked in there were these awesome cookies (macademia nut & white chocolate....very nice!). However, I was disappointed there was soda with lime and not cold water. The public beach across the street was convenient and nice to walk on; but, there was too much seaweed that smelled (not sure why it was not cleaned up), so we went into the pool instead, which was great!!
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jee9002 Great stay!
We had a great stay for 5 nights. Concierge Max booked several great outings for us which we really enjoyed. Breakfast buffet was good as were the accommodations. Beach is a bit inconvenient to get to and the pool is on the small side. We enjoyed poolside yoga in the morning and we felt the shuttle service was invaluable. Sometimes more passengers than seats available but the drivers were good about having additional vans go to Duval street if needed. Drivers had great suggestions about restaurants, attractions and were very friendly. I would recommend this hotel and would stay again if I return to Key West.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annie3 Hotel
This hotel was clean and the food was good. I enjoyed the stayed.
July 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PierceH Great Hotel, Unreliable Transportation
It was my husband and my first time in Key West. Everything about the hotel was great, the staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, and the hotel had a nice vibe. However, the hotel shuttle was a source of frustration throughout the trip. When you book a room at the Sheraton, you pay a $20/night resort fee. This covers many small and unimportant things, such as cookies in the afternoon, however it also covers the shuttle. The shuttle is supposed to run from the hotel to a downtown drop off point once an hour in the mornings, and once every thirty minutes in the afternoon/evening. Every time it left there were twice as many people wanting to ride than there was room for, and your only option was to wait for the next one. Sometimes they said they were calling backup, but I don't think one ever came. Most people resorted to taking a cab, which is fine, but very frustrating when you are already paying for a shuttle you cant use.
As a side note, our shuttle driver Mr. Ed was amazing and great to ride with, if you got the chance.
July 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kilphaso666 Great location
Located right on smashers beach, a short ride to all the action on duval street
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by seaweed Keys
Had a great time. Will be back
July 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by hersch not up to the usual Sheraton
I have stayed at many Sheratons over the years and have always felt confident that my expectations would be met. However, this particular hotel is not the usual standards. Here were my concerns and/or complaints.
1. The staff was nice at the front desk but seemed unknowledgeable about other things as simple as do you have laundry. We were told by one person we had to send it out and the maid told us "oh no we have washing machines .
2. One conciere was definietly not enough for a busy holiday week end. There was always a wait to talk with her.
3. Having to walk outside without any cover in the rain was just horirble. There is no other way to the lobby.
4. Then the one day it did not rain, I was walking back to my room and the sprinklers were on at 7:00 at nite and the sidewalks were wet and I I almost slipped and fell. Seems like they could do this while I was asleep.
5. Beach? The resevationist represented that we were on the beach, it was across a busy street and was nowhere visible while anywhere in your room or lobby.
6. No one greeted us at the front door to help with bags. No one ever offered to help or carry our bags. We are older folks and this was very difficult for us.
7. Elevators are not strategically located . We had a long walk to our room, lugging bags.
8. The shuttle drivers were friendly, but only went to one location.
Needless to say I was not happy with our stay at this particular location.
On a positive note I will say theat the service employees, maids, workers, shuttle drivers were very friendly
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by none01 .
loved the hotel,but,the lady @ check in has a thick accent,I struggled to understand anything she said,i asked her to repeat almost all she said,when she said it.this did not help,in frustration i tuned her out and let my wife handle it,she did better than me.i got over this,but it is not a good way to start your stay,it kills any excitement you may have had going.Thank you,William Agee.
July 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jonnothappy62 Not a Pet Friendly Hotel as advertised
Very disturbing vacation. When we booked it was not made clear the pet policy of your hotel because of which one of the four people in our party needed to remain in the room at all times to attend to our dog. Additionally we were booked and then we had to change rooms after two nights. We were without room availability for 4 hours.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike23232323 Great Hotel
Everything was great. Only issue was they offered a shuttle to the other side of Duval Street but there was always more people wanting to go on the ride than seats available.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DuncanFamily Five Start Experience
We had a great time. The room was great. Very clean. The staff was very friendly from the shuttle bus driver, Edward, to the Pool Bartender, Caroline. We would definitely come back for a return visit. The beach across the street was not the greatest but the pool made up for it. The shuttle bus down town was very convenient.
July 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kar50 Nice hotel
Enjoyed our stay at Sheraton Smathers beach, great location and was nice having a shuttle drop you into town every day.
July 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AndrewBrooklyn Nice hotel close to the beach
I got cool upgrade. Food was great. Staff friendla and hotel is located vedy close to the beach.
July 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Slapshot Strategically placed. Responsive staff!
It was our first time in Key West and it was only a 2 night stay. The staff greeted us promptly, check in was efficient, smooth and professional. We next went to the concierge for dinner suggestions. We elected to follow her suggestions both evenings and both occasions were very, very good. We also had the concierge book a trolley tour which also went off without delay. The Sheraton shuttle was also used to get us to the center of town. Another great Sheraton stay!
July 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SueBee01 Room not representative of pictures and price
The hotel was not as attractive as advertised. For the price I expected a full kitchen.. I also expected a suite. I did not like carpet on the floors. Had to call for several issues, refrigerator not cooling, not enough towels, pool towel not picked up by housekeeping for several days and linen on sofa bed did not appear clean. I must say staff response was quick and all issues resolved. No mention that hotel was being renovated. Presently I would not recommend this hotel for these reasons. I expected morning complimentary breakfast which was not provided. I was only there for a wedding and have not been to Key West before.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tuyet Everything is above expectation
We should stay here more nights if Key West is in our trip plan . Recommend this hotel to everyone love to visit Key west.Definitely go back and stay here.
July 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SandyT Front desk hard to deal with
My business card was not working to charge the room (because they has charged an unauthorized 'deposit' before i arrived). Trying to deal with this issue was way more complex than it should have been. Ended up being charged on both personal and business cards and having to deal with it more after arriving home with very little communication from controllers office. Dealing with it privately wouldn't have been a big deal, but having the people at the front desk come up to me in the lobby where I was having a business meeting and announcing that my credit card had been declined was hugely embarrassing for me and the business i'm employed by. .
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DIRK100 FAVORITE PLACE TO STAY IN KEY WEST
I am a native Floridian and live near the Beach so my favorite Beach vacation Hotel in Key West has to be impressive in every way.
The Suites are so comfortable, the Beach amenities so close, and an environment of peaceful relaxation makes for a wonderful experience.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DH23 Softball Trip
Great place for a team to stay. Great pool and hotel
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christiana1983 The Best Part of Key West
Out of all the hotels I've stayed in, the Sheraton Suites of Key West is one of the very best. The room was spectacular. More like a posh apartment than a hotel room. The grounds looked like I had stepped onto the island of Kauai, which is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The food was superb and I found out that their key lime pie has been voted one of the best by critics. The pool is wonderful and the bar is great with happy hour. The pool has a rock waterfall and the pool lights are LED that change color. Toys are provided for children. There are a lot of children at this hotel and some people might find that distracting however I found them all well behaved and was pleased.
The beach is very pretty and very shallow and calm. You can walk in the water for almost half a mile out! However, the concierge informed me that I was not staying at a beach hotel! This confused me as it's directly across the street from the beach and its advertised as a beach hotel. My only complaint with the beach is that the company that rents equipment does not rent snorkel gear. I understood that coral reef did not exist however, I still wanted to look at the sea grass bed as it's a rich habitat for animals. I confirmed this when I was able to rent equipment at another beach and saw fish and stingrays not too far away.
The shuttle service to downtown (the thing to do in Key West) was not pleasing. We were told that parking downtown was impossible so we took the shuttle. They dropped us at a run down restaurant over a mile away from attractions! This would be fine for a healthy person but I had a cancer patient with me who could not walk that far. We also noticed that the buildings were run down and we did not feel safe. We turned around (without doing anything) and got back on the shuttle. We spent the night reading (not what we had expected to do in Key West).
Besides the shuttle service and the lack of snorkel gear at the beach the hotel is great! Just know that parking does exist (we saw plenty of parking lots) and bring your snorkel gear to see fish, stingrays, and sea urchins.
June 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by International64 Clean comfortable room
By Key West standards, this hotel room was very good. The room was clean and comfortable. The A/C is a central system so it is very quite. The best thing is that there is no motion sensor system, so the room stays at the temperature that you select. That said, the room is worn and the carpets were stained. As someone else noted, you can see daylight all the way around the door, though we had no issues with noise.
The worst problem with the hotel is the food service. We tried to go there for dinner, and even though the dining room was fairly empty, we were told that they were too busy and it would be over an hour to get food. Someone else in our group ordered chicken casadias. They waited a long time and then were served the food with undercooked chicken.
The beach was murky and covered with seaweed. It had a very bad smell that you could smell throughout the hotel.
We found this property overpriced for what we got.
June 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by onyx1018 Rigoberto Leal
The hotel staff did a wonderful job in all aspects. Pleasant and quick check in/out. Considering the hotel was completely sold out the food and beverage team was excellent. The food was surprisingly very good. Beds were very comfortable.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by swimmers Great stay
The General Manager-Bob Grossman is an honorable and first rate gentleman. We always enjoy the quality of Starwood properities. This stay was exceptional thanks to the GM and the staff.
June 20, 2014