Ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Florida

Dream Come True

Posted Sep 10, 2016 on Hotels
I have always wondered if I could rent a sailboat and stay for a couple days and there it was. I often dream of owning my own sailboat so this would be that experience It was easy to find. I already knew where to go. Checking in went fast and easy. We were shown everything about staying aboard and then some. We were given a key and shown us the "facilities" which had a restroom and shower if we required. Or you could use the boats. He spoke to us of several restaurants and things to do in Key West. We met the next morning for a sail, fishing and snorkel day of adventure. Our crew Knew their way around a sailboat and the Key West waterway. We had a tremendous day. At night, we walked the piers/docks and made quite a few new friends with the folks living on their vessels. All had the same thoughts. "You only live once, just do it" Mr. Albert was always available. We spoke with him on the dock and told him what a wonderful experience this was for both me and my grandson. He runs a great business. He has a great crew. They have a lot of knowledge of the local area and of sailing/snorkeling and live aboard lifestyle. I would rate our experience a 10 if I could!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 28, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Guests like this are the reason we are in business and love what we do sharing the beautiful tropical experience of a lifetime. We are happy to welcome you back and do have folks come annually. thank you for your kind comments! Captain Albert / owner operator
3 out of 5
by SANDRA from Michigan

Uncomfortable accomodations-nice boat trip

Posted Feb 18, 2016 on Hotels
Reviews indicate poor conditions and they were true. While the owners of the boat were nice they did not have a good system for assuring that new employees were oriented or that the heat and lights were turned on. Not worth the daily price for the lodging,
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 12, 2017
Thank you for your taking the time to let us know what you experienced; we have probably since that time changed staffing and don't know what exactly happened; we do our best to make every stay fun. This was not our normal standard but our top mate double checks now for us that lights are on and we ask for arrival time in order to make sure your needs are met. thanks again, Albert and Ronda co owners
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Don from Jupiter Fl

Cool place to stay

Posted Sep 29, 2013
You need to be a camper if you like this idea. We rode down on Motercycles and had a blast. Parking was a little tough but it was worth it to be so close to Duval. Slept 4 no problem but showers on board a little to small for my 6'2" frame so we used the marina showers. Capt Albert the owner was very eazy to reach and very accommodating.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Captain Albert, Hotel Management
We do have a great location and you are correct we have marina shower. This is an outdoor type of activity combined with a place to stay and charter a sailing excursion now is optional. Our boats have six foot two headroom but we know families like to stay on board our larger vessel Wild Thing. Please come back someday and visit with us again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Chris from Altanta, GA

Can't get closer to the water !!

Posted Aug 3, 2013
Pros: Staying on a boat was a great alternative to a hotel room.
Location: The marina is great, a lot of places to eat and enjoy a drink. Short walk to Front St. and Sunset Celebration.
We stayed on the 37 foot Obsession and it was perfect for two people. Albert and Susan were great; very helpful and had many recommendations for things to do and places to go and see. Also had a great sunset sail with Capt. Brian. Great birthday weekend for my wife!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Captain Albert, Hotel Management
Hope you come back and celebrate our 20th years with us in business since 1995. Ask about our larger boat Wild Thing. Make a special note that you are returning guests and we will add more sailing time. Thank you for your positive comments.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Atlanta GA

Absolutely THE last place on earth

Posted May 3, 2011 on Hotels
We booked a 2 day stay and we were supposed to sleep on the Sailboat being used for our cruise. We arrived only to find a phone number on the dock post. We called and the person answered and said he was at sea but had left the boat open for us. We quickly discovered that there was a fuel leak on board and that the cabin was so toxic it made you immediatly sick to be in there. The instructions left behind in the toxic cabin told you not to use the bathrooms on the boat but in the public bathhouse, except that they forgot to leave a key to the bathhouse and thus we were locked out of the bathhouse and thus no bathroom, we called and we were told he would not return until 2p the next day. The city was sold out that weekend and we had to sleep on the top of the toxic boat, and that would have been fine except for the fact that it was 90 degrees in the shade and it was located in a slip in a busy harbor with hundreds of people and boats filing in and out of the harbor kind of sadly peering out at us sleeping on top of the toxic boat.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 12, 2017
Even though on this new system we maybe have talked to you we want you to know we renovated all of our boats and taken them out of the water twice since you have been here; we hope you will give us another chance to take you on a saiing stay charter! thanks again, Capt. Albert
1 out of 5
by Crankie from St George, UT

Unsanitary, repulsive and very dirty conditions

Posted Nov 17, 2009
I was most bothered that we paid a premier price for staying in a place without indoor plumbing. The restroom was unusable because we had to pump out the urine and pump in water every time we used the tiny toilet. The kitchen was filthy. The draws were full of junk left by previous visitors. There were zero amenities: no water, no soap, and no flush toilets. It was expensive camping; a premier price for an outhouse, middle of the night walks to the drunk-haunted public restroom one block away, and a miserable experience. Basically, we rented a dirty kitchen and very smelly and unusable restrooms in the middle of busy pier filled with drunken people and loud music throughout the night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Captain Albert, Hotel Management
EXPEDIA should remove this comment as we do have indoor plumbing and a holding tank with plumbed water from the docks. Unfortunately it seems we did not have a chance to talk to these guests. We have looked through our notes and never found who CRANKIE was? We have updated the interiors on the boats and hope that they give us another opportunity to one day explain what a boat lifestyle is and how it works! thank you
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Huntsville

Tired and Worn

Posted Nov 2, 2009 on Hotels
I was very disappointed with the sailboat Obsession. It has not been kept up and was tired and worn. To their credit, the sheets and two towels they provided were clean and in good condition and the air conditioner worked. The 4 hour sail and snorkeling included being towed back to the dock because the engine wouldn't start. If you are true sailors with high standards, this is not the boat for you!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 4, 2015 by Captain Albert, Hotel Management
We have since redecorated and updated the features of this boat Obsession and would like you to consider someday having another look. Otherwise EXPEDIA may wish to remove this one star as we have REDECORATED. thank you!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted May 1, 2009 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 4, 2015 by Captain Albert, Hotel Management
We appreciate your kind five star rating and invite you to come celebrate our 20th year of being in business.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Tallahassee

A unique experiance

Posted Apr 23, 2009
The boat is positivily relaxing...however, you only have the sounds of the bay and a radio. Not for the more pampered lifesttyles because you are far from that. I.E. no shower or tv. But the sails are beatiful and there is always something going on throughout the day in the marina. The crew was absolutly polite and we are thankful that they made our experiance very pleasant.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 31, 2016 by Ronda with Capt. Albert, Hotel Management
Thanks for some positive comments; we are in a historic marina and do actually go out to sea more than at the dock! we are more for the recreational vehicle on the water life style. But come back and spend some de frag time with us again; we made a few upgrades and want to welcome you back.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ft Lauderdale

Key West Sailing Adventures

Posted Mar 18, 2009
Had a fantastic weekend in Key West aboard "Obsession", our private 37ft O'Day sailboat in Key West harbor. The location is great, everything within walking distance to the boat, great food, shopping and of course Duvall Street. Slept like a baby with the cool ocean brezzes and the gentle rockin' of the boat at night.The people in the marina are very nice and you actually get to feel like a local while enjoyin' "the best" of Key West. Thanks Captain Albert, we will definately be back!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by captain Albert, Hotel Management
We appreciate your kind five star rating and invite you to come celebrate our 20th year of being in business. Obsession has been redecorated recently and you may enjoy a return visit someday soon.