by Terry Ward
Located around 2 miles from the Key West International Airport, The Hilton Garden Inn at Key West sits at the entrance to the island. Among the room types are rooms with a king bed with a balcony view, rooms with two queen beds and rooms with a king bed with an extra sofa sleeper. Suites offer a separate sleeping area to give you and your family room to spread out. Rooms come with a television, coffeemaker and refrigerators of various sizes. Accessible rooms are also available.
The property is within walking distance of several beaches and kayak and paddle rental shops, as well as the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. Mallory Square and Duval Street are a quick bike ride away, and there are a wide range of restaurants and shops to explore in the area. Water sports and outdoor activities are also pretty much endless here. A bit farther afield, you can take a family trip to the Key West Aquarium or the Dry Tortugas National Park.
Our Editor Loves
- Shuttle service to downtown
- Heated pool
- Fitness center
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
My husband and I have been to Key West several times, but this was our first stay at the Hilton Garden Inn. We normally stay at the Doubletree, so I wasn't expecting a lot, but was VERY pleasantly surprised. Our room was gorgeous and very clean, the pool area and pool bar were fabulous, the main lobby was very nicely decorated, the breakfast was great every single day, and the staff were all wonderful!
We got to know Beth, Bret, and Amelia at the pool the best, and they treated us like local royalty. Mary, our housekeeper was wonderful too, as were the staff at the front desk and the people who took care of us at breakfast each morning.
Our experience was so fabulous that we'll now stay at the Hilton Garden Inn every year when we revisit Key West!
I am a frequent traveler, and a Diamond member with Hilton. This was a very unique situation. I did not actually stay at this property, but I was traveling down to Key West to meet my family for a weekend getaway. When I landed (traveling separate) I found out they were delayed 4 hours. This left me stranded with luggage. I reached out to the staff at HGI, Key West and asked if they would do me a one time courtesy and let me check my bags for 3 hours even though I wasn't staying at the property. They said they do not normally do that, but given the situation they would accommodate my request. Needless to say, they saved the day for me. Excellent customer service! Thanks again!