Ratings based on 473 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ohio

Thoughly disappointed

Posted Apr 20, 2016
The room was smelly and the smell improved only slightly after running the air conditioner for several hours. The tub/shower had alot of mildew and rust. The whole building/site needed attention.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Naples, FL

Lower cost older quirky hotel 15 mi from Key West

Posted Apr 8, 2016
Pros: Price was good. Staff was very friendly and very helpful. The grounds are a bit beat up but inherently lovely.
Cons: The Air Conditioner - hotel AC units are notoriously awful but this one was really old and made the room feel damp. The beds should be queen sized.
Location: Location is 15 miles from Key West which was OK to drive back in the evening. I would not want to drive back and forth several times a day.
We stayed at the Sugar Loaf Lodge because we wanted a "basic" hotel at a low price - and that's what we got. The staff was very nice and helpful and check in and check out was very smooth. The property itself is pretty spectacular - quintessential "FL Keys". There is a Tiki bar on site which was rockin. The room decor is very very old looking. The door keys are metal not electronic cards. We arrived about 10PM and there was NO food nearby - we would have had to drive miles even for a candy bar. Soda machine but no snack machine so bring your own snacks if you have a need to munch at night! You can get free coffee in the AM in the Tiki bar but no breakfast. Sugarloaf Pizza carry out is next to the lodge office and they offer breakfast food as well as food later in the day. The pizza chef was friendly. .I would "recommend to a friend" but for two things: 1) The very old-looking air conditioner kept the room cool but was noisy and we all agreed that the room also felt damp. 2) The beds were fairly comfortable but are doubles - so consider that if you and your spouse or significant other are accustomed to a queen or king. We had trouble adjusting so didn't sleep well at all. If you are already used to sharing a double or there are just two of you for two beds then that's probably OK. If it were just my wife and me we'd stay here again - particularly for the price near Key West. May depend on the season.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Baltimore, MD

A piece of paradise...

Posted Apr 4, 2016
Pros: Mentioned above...
Location: By the Bay.
Upon our arrival, the sight of 2 iguanas on the lounging on the bridge by the pristine water at the back of the property had my entire family out of the minivan at lightning speed. They followed one, which lead them to trees full of these beautiful lizards. The front desk personnel, a very amiable gentleman, was very friendly and welcoming. Our room was in the middle of the 2nd floor, and had a fantastic view of the bay. And yes, there were more iguanas looking at us from the first floor, some being fed with lettuce by the other guests. My husband commented on how soundly he slept on the pillow soft queen bed. There were 2 sinks, one inside the bathroom and the other one outside – this was so helpful with two teens. Other amenities in the room include the tv, a fridge, microwave and hair dryer. There were also two lounging chairs on the terrace. The tiki bar had a good number of people in it but we couldn’t hear them from inside the room. I definitely recommend this place, close enough to Key West without the exorbitant fees but with that blissful peace. We will definitely come back!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from new york

Lovely lodge right on the gulf.

Posted Feb 6, 2016
We hated to leave. Peaceful. Birds. Water. Perfect.
4 out of 5
by sue

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 28, 2016 on Hotels
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Huntingdon, PA


Posted Jan 26, 2016
Bathroom had no exhaust fan & there was mold that triggered my allergies.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NC

20 minutes from Keywest

Posted Jan 19, 2016
We chose this hotel as we were looking for a not so expensive option near Key West. The hotel sits on the edge of water and offers good views. 20 minutes from Keywest attractions. Not very comfortable bed-ended up with back pain.It is an OK place to stay if you are out most of the day.
2 out of 5
by Kenneth from East jordan Michigan

Posted Jan 18, 2016 on Hotels
It was old kooks like it was straight out of the 70's not real clean and not near anything
3 out of 5
by Ralf from Stockholm

Posted Jan 17, 2016 on Hotels
Vacker utsikt över bukten
4 out of 5
by glenn

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 15, 2016 on Hotels