Best Western Ambassador Resort Inn provides great value

Cheap hotels in Key West can be hard to find, but the Best Western Ambassador Resort Inn provides a great value at a reasonable price. Travelers looking for resorts in Key West for a family vacation will enjoy the pool area. This hotel may not always offer the lowest rates for accommodations in Key West, but we classified it as budget friendly and listed it as a cheap hotel in Key West because of all the amenities, discounts and value the resort provides.


When planning a vacation to Key West, some hotels may be able to provide you additional savings based on included amenities. This resort is located near the airport and provides a complimentary shuttle to and from Key West International, EYW airport. This simple feature could mean big savings on your Key West vacation because there is no need to rent a car. You could easily take a cab to anywhere on the island or rent a bicycle for the week.


When looking for cheap hotels in Key West or any other destination, the most important aspect is the room. The pool is a close second if you are planning a family vacation. The Best Western Ambassador Resort Inn has 100 rooms on two floors. Room types include both ocean and pool views with either a king bed or two queen beds and a Harbor View King mini suite. The most affordable room type is the standard room with two queen beds.


The grounds and pool area at this hotel are very nice and well kept. The outdoor swimming pool is heated and open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Many pools at Key West hotels are small, but the pool area at this hotel and the poolside restaurant and bar is definitely a great value.

On Site Restaurant:

This hotel scores more points on our list of cheap hotels in Key West with a free continental breakfast. For a true Key West resort experience at an affordable hotel, the Best Western Ambassador also features a poolside restaurant and bar with outdoor dining under a thatched roof for a real tropical feel.

The restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. The menu has a nice variety of simple, but tasty appetizers and meals. There are also plenty of choices for kids such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, hot dog, hamburger, pizza and chicken tenders.

Menu selections for the adults include Pina Coladas, Rum Runners and a full service bar! Oh and before I forget, adults can order food too! How about conch fritters, peel and eat shrimp or a Cajun Mahi Mahi sandwich?

Healthy selections include a grilled veggie burger, chicken Caesar salad, grilled Mahi or grilled chicken salad.

Groups, Weddings, Conventions or business meetings:

The hotel offers group discounts and can accommodate corporate functions, weddings or tour groups.

Other Amenities:

Another money saving tip that ranks on our list of cheap hotels in Key West is having an in room refrigerator. Whether you are heading to the beach, going for a bike ride or just relaxing in your room, you can reduce the price of your trip by stocking your mini fridge with your favorite tropical beverage and sodas for the kids.

Other amenities include: iron/ironing board, balconies and high speed wireless internet.

Free parking at this hotel is also a great way to save money if you decide you need to rent a car during your stay on the island.


In Key West cheap hotels can not only be hard to find, but the term “cheap” is relative. This hotel offers competitive rates in all seasons with the lowest rates (of course) during the summer. I found rates for as low as $130 for the standard room with 2 queen beds.

I am also impressed by the number of discounts offered by the Best Western Ambassador Resort Inn. Here is a list of some of the discounts available:

AAA, AARP, Costco, Government and Military, Veterans, Harley Davidson Card and Race Fan rate.

The hotel also offers seasonal specials that can be found on the hotel web site or by phoning the resort directly.

Ask about the year long Fishing Enthusiasts special. You can save an additional 15% just by mentioning any of their listed Key West fishing events and tournaments.

Best Western Ambassador Resort Inn
3755 S. Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 305-296-3500

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