We’ll be sharing so much from our Florida Keys & Key West trip, but here is a rundown of photos from our stay in the middle Keys at Holiday Inn Express & Key West. This was our first stop in the Keys and a two night stay. (We were their guests as media) Enjoy and for more on the Florida Keys & Key West, check out our continuing coverage on Rori Travels Florida. Also, for more on Florida and Florida’s Coast, check out our coverage. ** All photos are taken by Rori Paul and copyrighted. Contents of photos are copyrighted by Holiday Inn Express & Suites and used with permission. For more information on the Florida Keys visit Florida Keys and Key West. Join us on Facebook and Twitterand follow Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Facebook.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Marathon
was in the perfect location for a middle Keys
visit. At the North end of Marathon you’re within an easy
drive of the airport, Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle
Hospital. Also Sombrero Beach, dining, and the beaches.
When you’re checking in during the rain, this cover can be your friend!
Holiday Inn Express & Suites was all we had hoped and more.
Yes, it is a “regular” HIE&S, but it was quiet when we
wanted, in a great location for all we did, and the beds were comfy!
The staff was great and friendly. I don’t believe they knew
who we were, so its just in their blood – and that was backed up
when we watched them with others. And Josh (or Jason – I forgot) helped us when
some kids in the hotel kept taking our “pet in room” tag.
They were brats, the staff were patient and friendly!
A comfy sitting area (I watched a kid watching TV here)
and eating for breakfast – didn’t get breakfast photos as
we were up against a whole lot of people who were
a bit rude and were not in the mood to let us eat, let
alone take photos. But that was their issue. We had a pleasant time and
the food was good, as was eating it… back in our near-by room!
Our trip was pretty much planned out, but if you
need help setting things up, there is some who can help.
From the on-site marina including fishing boats and kayaks to
local activities and attractions, you’re in-the-know here.
The Business Center is well equipped and ready.
This is your vacation so stay away. But if you NEED to, there are
computers, free Internet, and more.
Be aware, we did have issues throughout the Keys when T.S. Debby was
at her worst with winds in getting online. NOT that
I complained. It just meant I didn’t have to work! Darn!
Our room, while “typical” ended up being awesome.
There was a family reunion in the hotel and
while the kids were brats and the adults not much better, we didn’t
have to listen to it! This room was quiet!
The beds were very comfy and we all slept like rocks.
The room was large. Ours was ok for dogs – no signs of
previous canine visitors and we ALWAYS leave our rooms clean -
near the very front of the hotel so it was an easy in-out for our days.
The TV was great, the storms didn’t bother us, and we had more than enough room!
The view from our room. You won’t have
balconies here, but the views are pretty nice. Ours was the walkway to the pool area which we
could easily see. Even though it was a heavily traveled area – something that
made us nervous – it didn’t bother us at all.
This was a lovely view. There is a parking lot
side and a water side. The water side overlooks the pool and
river next to the property.
The pool is a nice one. We didn’t indulge this time, we didn’t want to
leave Jake too long, but it sure looked nice.
People out there seemed to be enjoying, even when there was a
cloud cover. When it was sunny, it was even nicer!
Come back for more on the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
Also on their restaurant, Catch 53.
More on Florida Keys and Key West from our visit.