Anywhere you get a chance to stay in Key West is just fine for us, but the closer the better. What fun and it is all so near, you walk from the room onto Duval. Bikes are big and you need those too. We liked it here plenty, give it a super-plus rating.
The pool is exceptional, love the water when you want to clean up. Instead of hitting the shower after cruising around the island on bikes, just hit the pool. What a great way to rejuvenate. Picking a pool to enhance the day is primetime.
We liked it here with the conveniences of having a refrigerator and the microwave. You can save sandwiches and leftovers, then reheat as needed. Oh, and there is coffee maker too. Good sized rooms, and all was clean. No issues, lots of convenient places nearby. Rent a Scooter to see the island.
The pool is really nice, but they do not let dogs stay. We needed dog friendly and decided to go with The Palms Hotel. You have to pay an extra fee for the dog, but all small dogs are fine. Good location, not far from the Blue Marlin.