Rated 3 out of 5 by Stressed83 Bait and Switch
I called for a reservation for an oceanfront room and was told a room was available. I made the reservation and when we arrived at the hotel, I was given a pool view room. We waited outside (in the 90 degree heat), at the dining tables, while it took over an hour for the room to be ready. We had brought our dog, so we couldn't take the dog into the inside restaurant to wait. There is no air-conditioning in the elevator. The walk to get to the room was extremely long and taxed the lungs of my 83-year old husband who suffers from COPD. We had to request a different room that was closer to the elevator. The bellboy did bring a wheelchair that was almost impossible to roll and had no rests for the feet/legs. I rolled my husband to the new room. We found it was not cool enough and there was no electrical outlet that we could find for his oxygen concentrator. I finally found an electrical outlet behind the television in the bedroom. Luckily, the electrical cord was long enough to reach where my husband was sleeping. This was a designated "Handicapped room". The experience was so stressful that we left the next morning, instead of staying two more days. My husband could hardly breathe because he was so stressed out from this situation. He has traveled all over the world and never experienced anything like this check-in process. If you make a reservation for an oceanfront room, be sure to check the e-mail to see if it says pool view or ocean view. This hotel may meet your needs since the room was clean and lovely. However, if you are handicapped, you will need to ask lots of questions over the phone to make sure they can meet your needs with their accommodations.
July 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jk7321 Key West hotel
I stayed at ther Sheraton at the employee rate, as I work at a Miami area Starwood property. The staff was pleasant, the room was clean, and the food was better than expected. Overall we were happy with our stay. Two things I would change are:
1. There are not many electrical outlets in the room. Also, we could not find an electrical outlet in the bathroom. A hairdryer was provided, but you could not do this in the bathroom vanity area. I would suggest adding an outlet to the vanity area and another outlet in the living room area.
2. Late night Room Service menu-I would suggest not offering this service. I have found more times than not, there are never meals to be had. When I called our second night, it was about 10 pm and everything was out except a frozen pizza option in the Gift Shop. I have worked at numerous hotels that offer this "limited" menu, and it ends up hurting you more than it helps much of the time.
Overall, we were happy, and we would stay again. Thank you!
June 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by AKC33 Resort prices but a regular hotel feel
I stayed at this hotel over Memorial Day weekend. Overall its a nice hotel. Friendly staff, nice facilities, excellent breakfast buffet. I didn't use the pool but it appeared well maintained. Smathers Beach is literally across the street (it's like going across to your neighbors house, it's that close). There are a few food trucks there as well if you don't want to pay resort prices. The beach has chairs & umbrellas for rent (not through Sheraton). And there is a shuttle that takes you to downtown (which is about 15 min ride).
Tip: Bring your own bottled water & snacks. Although not allowed by the pool, there aren't that many places in walking distance and you'll appreciate having something to take to the beach. The resort charges ~$5/bottle and only gives 2 bottles/room/day for free (even to platinum members)
- Didn't offer luggage assistance: For a resort, I think this is a must. I had quite a bit of luggage and had to manage on my own. If they do have it, they didn't offer it to me.
- Not a great layout: only the lobby and rooms are indoor. The hallways are all outdoor and it makes a square. Getting acclimated is challenging.
- Shuttle: The shuttle was overall good but on Sunday 5/24, the late night shuttle was smaller and we had to wait a longer period to get back. I get that it was a Sunday but it's a holiday weekend. Need to be better prepared
- Painting: on Monday 5/25, hotel decided that was a good time to paint the steps to the lobby. With the crowds, I think they could have picked a less busy time to do that. Not a deal breaker for me but worth mentioning.
- Internet: resort fee includes internet and it works just ok but many resorts offer upgraded internet for a fee or free to platinum members. This hotel did not. I would recommend they add it.
May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tony1645 great management team
My wife and I stayed here for 6 days and were greatly satisfied with the staff and surroundings. Max ,at the concierge desk was very,very helpful. Johnathan at the main desk, was always friendly and smiling. We had a slight problem from noise at 4:30 one morning and the problem was quickly resolved. Brandon and Goose from the restaurant area were more than helpful. Thanks Tony C.
May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by isabrod5 anniversary visit
My boyfriend and I arrived at the Sheraton Suites Key West on a tuesday at around 1pm, our reservation stated we would be arriving after 11pm. Our schedule changed and they were able to accomadate and checked us in right away, the room was spacious and had a nice balcony with view to the pool. The parking was easily accesible and complimentary and they had a shuttle from the hotel to Duval St. every 15 minutes. Fabien at the front desk was great and sent us a very thoughtful ammenity for our anniversary. It was a lovely stay and im looking forward to coming back.
May 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ruby63 This hotel was disappointing.
Shower was stopped up for 3 days.Drawer on table was broken on table and hung down.Chair covers were dirty with spots on them.Over charged at checkout $75.I called when I got home,was put on hold,then went to a recording,then had to send a email.Waiting on response.
April 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SantasHelper Just right......
Great location and wonderfully maintained property.
April 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by vandoozer Construction 3/2015
Very loud and disruptive construction going on in the pool area that has both bathrooms closed by the pool. It is going from 9am to 4pm each day without stopping. Grinding, hammering, crashing, dirty construction activity makes it impossible to have a relaxing vacation in the sun by the pool. It has ruined our stay as that was the main reason we chose this hotel. A warm place to get away and relax. The pool attendant was very nice but the pool food service was non-existent and extremely slow when present. Our room was nice but I would not recommend the hotel at this time!!! Ask if there is construction before you reserve.
March 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by DonL34 This hotel suffered from customer service
I have stayed at this resort a number of times in the past and was looking forward to it but was very disappointed. It started with my room selection. I am a spg gold member but was not able to secure a spg room. The room I was given was in the back of the resort facing outward. The room interior was nice as usual however you could tell it suffered from neglect. Little things like the water pressure was terrible, the safe did not work and the blinds were broken. The worst thing however was the overall customer service. The bar / food service at the pool was terrible. They were grossly under staffed. The bar tenders tried to do their best but showed frustration do to the work load. Only 2 of the 6 days was there as service pool side. The rest of the days you had to wait in long lines by pool bar or had to have the bar tender leave the bar and bring your food down to the pool There was only 1 bar tender on staff. I am sure that 1 extra bar tender / pool staff would certainly pay for their salaries in sales if they were added. I spoke with a few other guest who thought the same. A number of us left the resort to eat when we would have gladly spent the money to eat. The service even got worse during the evening. We tried to eat dinner in the restaurant and had to wait a long time for some one to come up to seat us.
Also when checking out I was informed that Sheraton has added a $20 per day resort fee. I understand many other resorts do the same but I was not informed of this charge when I checked in nor did I feel the resort service earned the fee.
I am disappointed because I have stayed in the this particular resort 4-5 times in the past and don't remember it being like this. I realize that it is hard to find help in the Keys but Sheraton had better solve this one.
March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CathyMc51 Send Off Breakfast
The send off breakfast was excellent & staff was super to work with
March 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jack4396 Great experience
My wife and I recently spent a few days at Sheraton Suites Key West. Since I normally expect good service and pleasant accommodations at Starwood properties, I rarely do this after a visit, but this trip was extraordinary. We want to thank the entire staff at this property for a very pleasant and relaxing quick vacation. Despite it being “spring break” and very busy, everyone at the hotel was extremely friendly and pleasant. We spent a good deal of time on-site and made use of most of your facilities. Without exception, all staff we encountered (management, porters, front desk, wait staff, bar staff, pool staff, maintenance, shuttle drivers, etc.) were the best. We were made to feel like valued guests and we were able to simply relax and enjoy ourselves. The facility was also impressive. Very clean and well maintained, everything worked as it should and as advertised.
Thank you all for making our stay so pleasant. You all should be proud of the great work you do.
March 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Alex76S Poor food and F&B staff sloppy and unfriendly
To start positive, I am usually a big SPG and Sheraton fan. Spent half of this year in another city in a Sheraton and was very happy.
But this hotel stay was a rather unpleasant experience (stayed there with my family for a couple of days after Christmas). Overall impression is the hotel is worn out and needs some serious cosmetic improvements. Looks like last renovation was done in the early 90s.. (e.g. Especially pool area, gym, and bath rooms). For ~600USD per night you simply expect a bit more than just 'suites' in the hotel name. Btw could you please make it more explicit that a main road runs in between the hotel and the beach. Doesnt really pop out on the pics unless you soom in or know the isle.
Worst of all though was the quality of the food and staff. It seemed all rather poor quality pre-cooked food. No real healthy dish on the menu and what got served simply didnt taste good.
If on top you get served by mostly unfriendly or arrogant (and sadly probably also untrained) staff, you simply decide to leave early and never come back. When I showed the dirty glas I was given to the manager on duty his reply was 'yes I can see spots but it serms its only water stains'. Have you ever heard of polishing glas before handing it to guests. Thats one of the small little details that make a difference. Another waiter almost let the door slam into our 4y old, because he didnt check who walks right behind him. Gladly our son was fast enough...
In summary I would not recommend the hotel.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MJPC Very satisfied
Overall our week stay was great. Free Shuttle service to airport and town was appreciated. We had a few problems, but they were resolved fairly quickly; hot water was out Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. Not pleasant showers. A notice should have been on the website noting hot tub repairs going on. Pool was perfect! Elevator also didn't work on check out day. Had to carry luggage down one flight. Told staff member when checking out and he actually compensated me with a slight cash reduction. Very much appreciated that my concerns were immediately addressed.
Suggestions for rooms; more hanging space. And clothing drawers. A pullout clothes line in shower helps with wet stuff. Food prices a little high.
All staff was extremely polite and helpful. Room service quickly found us non-feathered pillows for my daughter who has allergies. Dasha helped us with bike rentals and many excursions. All of which worked out very well. Thank you all.
December 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MItraveler Good Location, Need Hot Tub
For Category 5 hotel, I expected hot tub, not only outdoor but indoor as well. This hotel does not have outside either. Picture quality of the TV was very average. Should have better TVs.
December 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by snadur Better attention to detail needed
The room itself was ok. The decor was a bit tired in terms of quality of furnishings and equipment. The bedroom's a/c was loud and kept us awake for most of the night. As the hotel directly faced a street and, as the entrance to the property was unguarded, we were afraid to keep our door open at night in order to get some air into the room. It is unacceptable that checks are not regularly done to the equipment to ensure they won't disturb guests.
This was not however the main problem experienced during our stay. When we checked into the hotel, we asked about the start time for breakfast (~8am). When we mentioned this would be later than the time we needed to depart from the hotel, the front office staff (2 guys) immediately offered to prepare us a "breakfast bag" at no charge and send it to our room shortly afterwards. We then left to go enjoy an early evening out in the old town. When we returned to the room at about 10pm we realised that no breakfast bag had been prepared for us. When I rang down to reception, they said they had no record of the offer and did not know if they could fulfil the order. It took several phone calls to their manager for them to eventually send up a bag which consisted of a few stale pastries, 1 bottle of juice and a fruit [certainly just enough for 1 person and overal not an acceptable breakfast offer] - no doubt the hotel decided to "punish us" for bothering them about a service request they had initiated.
We also received an unauthorised charge of $28.13 to our credit card a few days after our stay (we have queried it with the hotel).
Altogether an awful experience and we arre unable to recommend you stay there.
December 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tmack123 All Around Just Great!!
My husband and I stayed at this hotel Thanksgiving Week 2014.. It really was a great place.. The Staff was friendly and very accomodating, the room was clean and comfortable ... the pool area was busy and fun and again very clean.. The Shuttle service was great ... every once in a while their time was a little off, but really we were in Key West so who cared. The whole experience was just wonderful...The beach is right across the street with easy access.. Their was 2-3 weddings on that beach while we were there... It was just a perfect, reasonably priced place to put our feet up and enjoy Key West.. We thank the associates at this resort for helping to make that so. (only complaint I have---more cookies in the lobby...)lol
November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoKai Quality service
Stayed here mainly because the room offered a kitchenette (fridge, microwave and wet bar). The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Free shuttle to airport and Downtown Duval st, so no car rental was needed. The only downside to our stay was that the hotel was right next to the airport and there were planes flying above the hotel with some frequency. IN addition, the rooms are not sound proofed. So if you are a light sleeper, this might wake you up in the mornings.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicky20 Mini vacation
We stayed here just to escape from the busy Miami and it was more than great. We stayed in a king suite, the room was spacious and clean and extremely comfy. The bathroom was to die for and the Shine products they offer are great as well. They offered me a complimentary 1 PM check out which allowed us to sleep in and enjoy Key West without having to feel like we were in a rush. Thank you!
November 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CCCC12 Good location for a family beach vacation
Although the beach is across a very busy street, this is a good SPG location on Key West if you're hoping to stay close to the beach. The pool was nice. It would have been better had the whirlpool not be under construction. The restaurant is very clean and with a good set of patio seating by the pool. The staff was very nice.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ND81 Can't Wait to Come Back!
Key West is a great place to visit. Staying at the Sheraton only helped make our vacation better. Great room, great location and great staff! The shuttle was so convenient and the drivers so helpful. And on top of that, the beach is across the street and the pool is so peaceful and relaxing.
November 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyGroom Perfect Wedding
We had our wedding here a month ago and everything was perfect. The staff was so helpful and friendly we couldn't of asked for anything better. Kasey did a great job by meeting and exceeding our expectations and the 2 weeks we were in Key West were perfect because of our stay. We plan on making a return trip next year just because of how happy we were and how great everyone was to us. We still talk about how friendly people were and how we wish we were still at the Sheraton. Thank you for all you did for our stay.
November 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by seaweed Vacation
Close to Devaul St. This is across the st from the beach, with khaki and paddle board .
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chickie2 Chickie2
The hotel was very clean and well-appointed. The room was very comfortable and met our needs. We found the staff so supportive and professional. We are especially grateful to the night staff, Dave and his associate.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rams1577 Spencer Association
Our stay was wonderful. The staff was most helpful. The Chef served an excellent breakfast & dinner for our association. I would recommend the hotel highly.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaughtersWedding Outstanding Wedding Venue!
Overall rating is exceptional! I give this hotel a rating of 5 unequivocal stars out of 5! The suite was spacious, bright, clean and quiet, with generous pillows and comfortable beds, as well as an ample couch. The staff was most attentive to all of our requests, especially the restaurant manager. The food served at the reception caught rave reviews from all of the guests for its excellent flavor, creative presentation by caring staff, and generous portions. The proximity to the beach where the wedding was held was extremely convenient as we could walk the short distance to the scenic spot for the service. The shuttle service was regular and the drivers very polite and interesting to talk with. The hotel is located very close to the airport which was very convenient for all guests who arrived by air; yet the airport noise at the hotel was not a distraction.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Instigator57 Fantastic stay
The best of the best in quality services offered. All staff members were very helpful and kind. The shuttle service is top-notched. Thanks again for outstanding customer service. Pool, whirlpool, beaches, hotel restaurant outstanding.
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eagleflystar A Great Sheraton Hotel
The hotel is a little gem: the suites are very spacious, with a large bath- and bedroom. The staff is great: if you need a good restaurant recommendation go have a drink at the Ticky Bar and ask Gayle where to go: she knows. The hotel shuttle (included in the price) all day long to downtown Key West is super convenient- no parking, and no saying "no" to that second glass of wine.
September 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mikky Nice lush green resort setting
First and only stay in Keywest. Nice resort undergoing some maintenance. Concierge provided great personalized service to book a para-sail across the street and Chef presented a complimentary mimosa for breakfast. Staff was quite responsive.
The beach is not all that great, Lot of weed (hot summer) and muddy water not really ideal to enjoy if staying next to beach is the primary objective. Nearby Fort Zacary state park beach is much better given it's orientation towards the Gulf of mexico.
September 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bummed2014 What a difference a year made.
I stayed there about the same time last year and loved it. This year there was fresh blood tracked into the vending/ice room and elevator when we arrived and was still there 5 days later when we checked out. The room had ants and evidently two people have to share 2 rolls of toilet paper for 5 days. Good thing they do stock the bathroom with a box of Kleenex. The front desk was always friendly and helpful but beer may as well have been sold in vending machines for the service and attention that you got at the poolside bar. On checkout day, housekeeping banged on our door TWICE before 9:30 AM to see when we were leaving! Honestly, I cant say that I will ever stay here again. Sorry.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CindyR Very nice stay!
Very comfortable and close to everything.
September 8, 2014