Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How Big is Key West?

Offering affordable hotels in Key West we get many questions about the island asked. We always do our best to respond to each individual question. It was while responding to a few traveler inquiries we thought it’d be a good idea to share a few on our blog. Recently we have been focusing on the intimate details of Key West and we thought a little Q and A would complement our focus. This week’s question is something almost every guest wants to know, and that is how big is Key West? With so many attractions and activities, Key West seems much bigger than it actually is. The island is 4 miles long and just 2 miles wide. That would explain while bikes and scooters are an important part way of transportation. You can be anywhere on the island in minutes. Do you have a question about Key West? If so be sure to let us know and we will do our best to get it answered. Be sure to keep your eye on our Key West Blog for more details!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Top Florida Resorts

We are excited to announce that one of our hotels in Key West was just named to the prestigious Top Florida Resorts list. Although we generally focus on cheap hotels, the Casa Marina in Key West came in number 10 on the top 10 Florida Luxury Resorts! The Casa Marina is not only luxurious it is priced to offer extreme value. That means you get more for your money! As one of the Top Florida Luxury Resorts finding a hotel this quality with a rate that is quite reasonable is something that is not easy to do. Best of all, Casa Marina is a Waterfront Key West Hotel! Why head to the Keys and not stay right on the water? Enjoy the private beach and fishing pier, or head back inside to soak up the luxurious accommodations. Head over to Top Florida Resort and see the rest of the best of the best!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Biking in Key West

Being that Key West is a small island and a popular Florida vacation destination, the preferred method of transportation is biking. Guest bike to explore the city or the more serious bike enthusiast tackle some of the trails and paths. Since we are focusing on sometimes missed details of Key West and everyone knows biking is the choice mode of transportation on the island we figured we visit a little on the later of the two.

There are two bike routes in Key West that stand out. Although we highly encourage exploring the island these are two that we have done personally and highly recommend.

Mile Maker 17- On Sugarloaf Key there is a bike path that will take you along a residential area with some scenic architecture. At mile marker 19.5 there is another paved bike path on Crange Boulevard, this will take you all the way to the bay. We recommend this route for the amateur bikers looking for a little fun.

Island Hoping- The other option for a bike path in Key West is going Island hoping, although it’s not a preset path. Real bike enthusiast will get a thrill doing this route. Although you will be riding along US 1 with a small shoulder the views and thrill of doing this trek make it completely worthwhile. We cannot stress enough this bike route is only for the season bicyclist.

If you are planning on taking a vacation to the Keys be sure to check us out at Key West Hotels Cheap. Next week we continue our series on the details of Key West. Be sure to check back!