The Banyan Resort Hotel

, Key West, United States
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The Banyan Resort Hotel

, Key West
3 star

Rooms: 38

323 Whitehead St - Key West - Florida - 33040 - United States Hotel Website | | 305-296-7786
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what a tree!

from A TripAdvisor Member
the place was clean and well maintained...and the lush garden atmosphere was very relaxing...but they fail to tell on line you that you are renting a time share, not a hotel room...the front desk is freindly and helpful...but they are there more to service the owners than the renters...and the ammenities offered by hotels of the same price would make me consider other lodging on my next trip to key west...great location...makes it a real puzzler over the dewey house and the banyon for the money...

Great

from CeePop
Good location, a little expensive considering other good B&B options which include breakfast. I travelled the the Keys with an infant and many places did not allow children under 12...so this was about all we could get and it was a good experience.

Rooms have a wierd moldy smell, but once aired out, are fine. We stayed in a large 1-bedroom (805, after I asked to be moved from the room I was originally assigned...the stench was too much) and easily accomodated 4. Paid $180/night rate by calling the hotel directly. Was not all too pleased to find people walking up to the hotel for the night and getting rates $30-40 cheaper. I asked about the discrepancy but was told..."hey, I didn't check you in" Other than that, would recommend the place.

Places to eat: Kelly's Carribean, Blue Heaven

Loved the Banyan Tree!!

from Nuderuby
Found the staff extremely knowledgable and helpful. Kevin went out of his way to provide top notch service. The rooms and grounds were very nice and the location can't be beat for Duval, sunset, shopping and restaurants. Parking was an additional cost, but parking in Key West is ALWAYS a challenge. Would highly recommend.

Not Recommended

from A TripAdvisor Member
Agree, the place is attractive, however, parking is horrible. Rental car was vandalized in the parking lot, after paying $9 per day to the hotel to park in their offsite lot a couple of blocks away. Grounds are nice, but dense foilage makes it uncomfortable to walk to your room after dark. Grounds are not well lit. Gates to back rooms are locked in early evening, so you have to fumble with keys in the gate (not well lit either) and walk through long paths of dense foilage. Didn't feel very secure walking to room at night. Office closed at night, so place was too dark for me. I'd recommend another place, e.g., Hyatt, especially for what they charge at Banyan. Rather unfriendly, arrogant, and uncomfortable atmosphere. Try elsewhere.

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from FloridaTraveler37
Horrible place. The grounds and buildings are nice and well kept, but the staff totally unfriendly. Also, the place is full of so-called "owners" who, because they were suckered into the time-share scam, are very unfriendly to those who rent by the day or week. The owners pre-paid several thousand dollars for the equivalent of a $59 per nite so-so hotel. Not renter friendly at all.

Rooms were clean, however, had a pillow case with a blood stain ... yuck. Also, rancid odor in refrigerator.

OK place to stay if a senior citizen looking for nursing home atmosphere, but younger renters, stay away. Recommend places like Southernmost Motel --- friendlier staff and lower price for equivalent hotel accommodations.

t take kids!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My family and I went to the Banyan Tree resort in Key West for a week in March, 2005. I was 10 at the time and didn't think it was as nice as people said. There was only 1 pool that kids were alowed at. it was preety small, but it was heated. Kids weren't alowed by themselves ANYWHERE on the property without an adult. The leaf blowing at 7:00 was preety anoying, but not terrible. We were walking distance from everything in town. We will not stay there again!

d just use tile in the rooms!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We were warmly welcomed to the lovely Banyan Resort late in the evening, and we went straight out after throwing our luggage into our cool room in the back of the property. It was a shame that we didn't stop to take it all in before, because when we woke up the next morning, we were overwhelmed with the smell of something like cat urine in the den. We were in room 105, not all of the rooms are rentals, most are time shares or privately owned. This room was huge, with a kitchen, 2 pull out sofas, seperate bedroom, seperate bathroom. But the odor was so bad. We enjoyed the lovely pool, the fun bar, afternoon snacks that were complimentary. We could have breakfast at the bar, it sounded very good. But after 2 nights, we could take the smell no longer, and bolted to another hotel. The location of the Banyon is great, the property is lovely, but until they replace the carpet, I say "don't stay here"!

The Best

from A TripAdvisor Member
When I walked out my private veranda overlooking the gorgeous Floridian Gardens I felt as if I was on my own private island. Although you are on busy whitehead street only steps away from duval, it is so quiet and tranquil. The poolside bar was excellent to grab a frothy drink and sip while reading a good book poolside. I didn't want to leave but if I didn't I wouldn't have enjoyed the rest of Key West. If you need a place to stay this is it. We won't stay anywhere else.

Outstanding

from A TripAdvisor Member
I've been to Key West three times before and have never enjoyed my stay more. The Banyon is terrific. The gardens are beautiful and perfectly kept. It was very relaxing and yet in the middle of everything. Steps to Duval, Mallory Square and the marina.
The room was a one bedroom loft and very clean and nicely decorated. Every staff member we met was friendly and helpful. We were locked out twice (I guess we spent too much time on Duval Street!) and there was no problem getting extra keys, etc. Our plane left after check out time and they offer free storage for your bags and called us a taxi when we were ready to leave.
There is no question that we would stay at the Banyon again.

Wonderful Resort!!!!

from Amanda015
You couldn't ask for a better location to do the "Duval Crawl"...we stayed here last year to celebrate our 40th Birthday...There were 6 ladies who had a wonderful time...I will not stay anywhere else when I return---which will be soon!!!!

Top Local Tips for Key West

Call far in advance for the Banyan We did find that the Banyan is booked up far in advance for the summer. Book as far in advance as possible.

Fun places Caroline's has excellent food, not pricy and great service. Damn Good Food to Go has some of the best food! Cash only - little tables out front - liquor store next store serves ICE cold beer for $2.00/bottle

Irish Kevins Be sure to check our Irish Kevins you will not be disapointed!

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