Pros

  • Located in a quiet spot away from the bustle of downtown
  • Spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom condos with full kitchens
  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool, and outdoor tennis court
  • Lovely wildlife lagoon with fish and turtles
  • Lobby business center with computer and printer
  • Guest laundry room and daily housekeeping
  • On-site convenience store with groceries and supplies
  • Free daytime shuttle to downtown Key West
  • On-site bike rental available
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Far from the center of Old Town
  • Individually owned condos can vary in decor and upkeep
  • No on-site restaurant or bar
  • Sparsely equipped gym in a dingy basement
  • Free shuttle to downtown doesn't run at night
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Bottom Line

The mid-range Sunrise Suites Resort is a quiet, family-oriented condo complex near Key West International Airport, on the opposite end of the island from the bustling Historic District. It’s a solid choice for travelers seeking spacious, residential-style condos in exchange for proximity to top tourist attractions. The 38 two-bedroom, two-bathroom condos are somewhat dated, but tidy and comfortable, and their private balconies feature panoramic views. Property highlights include a pleasant pool and whirlpool, and free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, and private on-site parking. The hotel often sells out on peak weekends -- a good option nearby is the Best Western Key Ambassador Resort Inn, which offers spacious guest rooms, a large pool, and free breakfast.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool

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Sunrise Suites Resort

Scene

A quiet, family-oriented condo complex with a nice pool and pretty lagoon

This is a quiet condo complex for families, couples, and small groups who need the extra space and don’t mind being a 15-minute drive from the island’s main tourist area. It’s a well-maintained property with pleasant landscaping and a small lobby with tropical island accents. Despite being packed with comfy sofas and armchairs, guests don’t typically linger here, and with no restaurant or bar, the pool is a primary gathering place. It has loungers and a covered space with tables and chairs where parents can relax in the shade while their children swim. The wooden bridge over the adjacent lagoon is a popular spot for viewing the resident wildlife.

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Location

Near the airport, a 15-minute drive to the Historic District

The Resort is located a few miles north of the Key West Historic District on the far side or "New Town" part of the island. Key West International Airport is nearby -- a five-minute drive or free shuttle ride -- but noise from departing and arriving flights is minimal, even at night. The popular public Smathers Beach also is five minutes away by car or shuttle, and a grocery and deli is a four-minute walk. Duval Street in the heart of the Historic District is about a 15-minute drive. For some, being removed from the late-night revelry of the sometimes raucous Historic District is a bonus. On the flip side, it can be inconvenient to travel into town, especially during the evening when the resort shuttle doesn’t operate.

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Rooms

Tidy and spacious, with fully equipped kitchens and private balconies with views

These condos are individually owned, so their upkeep and decor can vary by unit. But they all have the same two-bedroom, two-bathroom configuration and can sleeping six when the sleeper sofas are utilized. They also have fully equipped kitchens that include full-size fridges and bars with stools. The appliances in the two units we saw were not stainless steel, but they were in good condition. Counters and bars were Formica-style in neutral tones that generally matched the light walls. Flooring was a mix of tile and basic carpet, and both units had tropical accents like artwork, throw pillows, and rattan furniture (in one unit). The condos were clean and offered plenty of space and light, with sliding glass doors leading out to balconies with tables, chairs, and nice panoramic views of the surrounding area. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs in both bedrooms and in living rooms, safes, and free Wi-Fi throughout. Bathrooms have acrylic shower/tub combos, hairdryers, and a decent stock of toiletries. Overall, these condos were a bit dated but still pleasant and comfortable. One variation is that not all units have their own washer/dryers (but the complex has a guest laundry room). 

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Features

Outdoor pool, whirlpool, and tennis court, plus free downtown shuttle and Wi-Fi

Given its location in New Town, the resort’s free daytime shuttle service to downtown is a welcome amenity. The outdoor pool is spacious and heated, with an adjacent whirlpool and a covered area with tables and chairs. It also has a tennis court and a fleet of bicycles it rents to guests for reasonable fees. But the fitness center is in a dingy and uninviting basement, with only a few pieces of older cardio and strength-training equipment. A computer and printer in the lobby serve as the business center. The guest laundry room has three washer/dryers, and the on-site convenience store sells groceries and other items. Private parking is free, and some of it is covered. Wi-Fi throughout and daily housekeeping also are free. Next to the pool is a lovely lagoon that has fish and turtles, as well as a bridge so guests can walk above the water to observe the wildlife. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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