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4.0 out of 5

"I’d give them a 3. Pros: Greeted immediately and front desk staff very pleasant. Bike rental on-site was great! Cleaning staff worked hard And di ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 22 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

Hotel near Duval Street in Key West

In historical district

At this Key West Historic District hotel, you'll be well placed to visit South Beach and Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, both steps away. Duval Street and Higgs Beach are also within half a mile (1 km).

3 outdoor pools

This hotel features 3 outdoor pools and a bar/lounge. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A picnic area, luggage storage, and laundry facilities are also on offer.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 58 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. LED TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and microwaves.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$108* Per night/room Aug 11 - Aug 12

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Southwinds Motel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Southwinds Motel

Everyone (13) Couples (3) Family (7)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020

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Feb 1, 2020 by Jim

Thanks for you review.

3 out of 5
I’d give them a 3. Pros: Greeted immediately and front desk staff very pleasant. Bike rental on-site was great! Cleaning staff worked hard And did a nice job. Great location. Cons: Facility very dated and room sizes inconsistent as we had two rooms and paid the same rate for each room and one room almost 50% larger. The one was incredibly small with no dresser or location inside to set suitcases to shuffle clothes. The resort fee was a joke. Pools were cold and not nice at all. There is no resort so that was disappointing.

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020

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Jan 22, 2020 by Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of our motel. I was so pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable and we appreciate your feedback. We have many superstars on our team that are dedicated to providing great guest service. We believe we have some of the best amenities and by far the best staff that makes our motel so special. We look forward to hosting your next trip. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

5 out of 5
Having three pools was very nice. Never crowded. Being located not far from Duvall or the beach were part of the reason I chose this motel. I was not disappointed.

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

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Jan 20, 2020 by Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review of our motel. I was so pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable and we appreciate your feedback. We have many superstars on our team that are dedicated to providing great guest service. We believe we have some of the best amenities and by far the best staff that makes our motel so special. We look forward to hosting your next trip. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

4 out of 5
Location was good to see places of interest. Bus stop was close. Room rates were a little pricey for what you are getting.

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020

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Jan 10, 2020 by Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this good review of our motel. I was so pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable and we appreciate your feedback. We have many superstars on our team that are dedicated to providing great guest service. We believe we have some of the best amenities and by far the best staff that makes our motel so special. We look forward to hosting your next trip. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

5 out of 5
Very convent location, quiet, staff is great very helpful very nice people

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020

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Jan 4, 2020 by Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this good review of our motel. I was so pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable and we appreciate your feedback. We have many superstars on our team that are dedicated to providing great guest service. We believe we have some of the best amenities and by far the best staff that makes our motel so special. We look forward to hosting your next trip. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019

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Dec 4, 2019 by Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review of our motel. I was so pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable and we appreciate your feedback. We have many superstars on our team that are dedicated to providing great guest service. We believe we have some of the best amenities and by far the best staff that makes our motel so special. We look forward to hosting your next trip. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

4 out of 5
It's a basic, old-style motel. Few amenities. Free continental b'fast. It's nicely kept up, but don't expect all the bells & whistles. Location is near trolley & loop bus stops, and away from the crowds. We liked the private patio, do ask for one. The whole property and rooms are clean and tidy. There's a bar next door which plays loud music outside in the evening. We enjoyed the entertainment, but if you don't, ask for a room further from the bar. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Overall, we'd stay here again because it suited our style.

Posted by on Nov 24, 2019

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Nov 25, 2019 by Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review of our motel. I was so pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable and we appreciate your feedback. We have many superstars on our team that are dedicated to providing great guest service. We believe we have some of the best amenities and by far the best staff that makes our motel so special. We look forward to hosting your next trip. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

5 out of 5
Everything was fantastic! Clean and efficient staff.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019

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Oct 13, 2019 by Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this perfect review of our motel. I was so pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable and we appreciate your feedback. We have many superstars on our team that are dedicated to providing great guest service. We believe we have some of the best amenities and by far the best staff that makes our motel so special. We look forward to hosting your next trip. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

3 out of 5
Beautiful location. One of the best prices we found. Staff was nice and helpful. Clean but dated. The BATHROOM in our room needed some serious updating. Ever hear of these new fangled vent fan thingys all the kids are raving about??? The closet was larger than the bathroom. We will stay here again... (CHEAP and CLEAN) but we will bring our own box fan to air out the tiny bathroom after a shower.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2019

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Jun 10, 2019 by Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of our motel. I was so pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable. We always appreciate the feedback we get from our guests. We have many superstars on our team that are dedicated to providing great guest service. We believe we have some of the best amenities and by far the best staff that makes our motel so special. We look forward to hosting your next trip. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019

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Jun 7, 2019 by Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review of our motel. I was so pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable. We have many superstars on our team that are dedicated to providing great guest service. We believe we have some of the best amenities and by far the best staff that makes our motel so special. We look forward to hosting your next trip and thanks for telling your friends as well! All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Property Features

Southwinds Motel offers its guests 3 outdoor swimming pools. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a picnic area are also featured at Southwinds Motel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Key West hotel.

  • 1 floor
  • 58 guestrooms or units
  • 9 buildings
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Key West Intl. Airport (EYW) (5.1 km / 3.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Southwinds Motel offers 58 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 32-inch LED televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Key West hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Tipsy Rooster - This bar serves light fare only.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

After 7 PM, check-in for this property is based at a different location: 1401 Simonton Street, Key West, FL (1/2 block from lobby).

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer

Contactless check-out is available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Southwinds Motel.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.