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Southwinds Motel

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This motel has clean rooms at a reasonable price (during off season). The rooms are a bit small for the king size, but they are manageable. The staff is AMAZING! We booked through a third party and changed the dates, but the motel didn't get the information. While they were working with us, the receptionist grabbed me a cold water...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle C, Thank you for this great review of our motel. I am always pleased to read when our staff members go above and beyond to help our guests out. We look forward to your next stay with us in Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Sanford, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We arrived early and they were able to get us our room before the 3:00 check in. We found the room to be clean and well kept. Housekeeping and the grounds crew were very friendly and took care of any questions or needs we had.

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Mary R, Thank you for this great review of our motel. We look forward to your next visit very soon. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The rooms are modern and very well kept the housekeeping staff and grounds crew are on point. The guest services know guests by name and make you feel like part of their family. One of the best places I have ever stayed. I highly recommend this motel!

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear aburdick, Thanks for taking the time to write this fantastic review of our motel. We also have one of the best staffs on the island that can make every guest stay that most special event. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Key West. All the best. Jim Heineman VP Operations

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Every year my boyfriend and I go to key west for vacation and always stay at the "Spanish gardens" when we got there it was a pleasant surprise to see that it now renamed "South Winds Motel"and the rooms are so beautifully decorated and clean! There are so many upgrades. I've had the best nights of sleep there! The bed...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Tracey D, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review of our motel. I am glad that you like all the upgrades we did at the Old Spanish Gardens Motel as we moved the rooms over to the Southwinds Motel Complex. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Key WEst, All the best, Jim...

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Claudia was very helpful. She gave us maps and showed us places were the kids would have fun. We arrived 2 hours before check in and they were able to get us in. Great location next to the beach, south beach, grocery store and a lot of places to eat.

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Paula B, Thank you so much for this 5 STAR review of our motel. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Stafford, Virginia
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We spent two nights here on a tight budget. The price was right and location excellent. We didn't want to spend lots of money and not spend much time in the room. We had a private bathroom and a King size bed. Room is small but it works. We were 3 blocks from the southern most point and it was...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Rachel S, Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review of our motel. We have great prices for Key West and the Old Town area that is close to all the action. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

wirral
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We drove from Fort lauderdale which took around 4 hours. The location of Southwinds is great and not too far from Duval street, which is the best place to see the sunset. staff are very help and friendly.We had a room for 2 , which consist of a queen bed, shower ,toilet and tea coffee making facilities oh and a...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear mojomaz70, Thank you for this "Great" review of our motel. We have a great location, great pools, great amenities and a very affordable price. We want everyone to feel that they can enjoy Key West on a budget and still see and do everything that Old Town and Duval Street have to offer. We look forward to hosting your...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The location was perfect. Easy to walk to everything. The motel staff were so helpful and very friendly. The room was small, but you have everything you need and it was very clean. The grounds are maintained and include three pools. There is also plenty of parking - in different areas around the buildings. It was a little pricey, but...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear DenDani, Thank you for taking the time to write this "Great" review of our hotel. We have a great location close to Duval Street and all that Old Town Key West has to offer. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Reviewed 19 July 2016

I found this quaint little motel while doing a last minute search of hotels in the area.. I read some good reviews so I decided to call the motel directly to reserve. I spoke with Claudia who was the sweetest and helped me book a room last minute at an excellent rate. When we arrived, the room was very clean...

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Wanda P, Thank you for writing this "Wonderful" review of our motel. Claudia and Zee are two of our many superstars that work hard everyday to make every guest stay exceed their desires. We look forward to hosting your next trip to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The staff, Claudea and Natalie were extremely helpful and friendly. Our room was perfect...like a little cottage. The pool was right next to our room, so refreshing and the deli across the street was convenient. We absolutely loved this hotel and will rebook the next time we come down!!!!

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SMSJEH, Owner at Southwinds Motel, responded to this review

Dear Lynn_and_Den, Thanks so much for writing this great review of our motel. Claudia and Natalie are two of the great team members we have at our motel that work hard every day to make sure that we always exceed your expectations. We look forward to hosting your next visit to Key West. All the best, Jim Heineman VP Operations

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clean affordable motel rooms only 1 block from Duval Street at the Southernmost point of the Island of Key West. Many restaurants and shops within walking distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southwinds Motel

Address: 1321 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040-3113
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: €142 - €329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Southwinds Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Southwind Hotel Key West
Southwinds Motel Key West, Florida
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