I don't know about you, but once you stay at Deluxe resorts at Disney, you never want to not visit Deluxe. There is just something about these resorts. Am I Bougie? After staying here, I would say I am.
Back in October, I took a girl's trip with a few of my close friends and some of our daughters, and we got the chance to stay at Old Key West. We stayed four nights in a two-bedroom villa. I do have to mention that this resort has three floors in each section, and they do not have elevators. So, if you are planning on staying here and can't do stairs, I would ask for a ground floor.
Old Key West maintains its intimate charm and feels like something from a different era of Walt Disney World. The resort features the gingerbread architecture and leisurely romance of the Conch Republic in the Florida Keys. The Victorian styling of the resort coupled with cool pastel colors and lush vegetation that has had some time to mature gives that Old Key West vibe.
Check-in is located in the Hospitality House, which is along a dockside strip that contains the resort's fitness center, arcade, Olivia's Cafe table service restaurant, Conch Flats General Store, Good's Food To Go quick-service restaurant, the main pool, Gurgling Suitcase bar, and the marina. While Old Key West Resort is a huge, sprawling resort, all of these places are close to each other. If you don't want to walk a long distance, I recommend staying close to the Hospitality House. If you don't, no worries because you can take any of the buses from your stop, and it will take you to the Hospitality House bus stop since it is the last stop on the route. You can also take a boat to Disney Springs from here.
As I mentioned above, we stayed in a two-bedroom villa. We were on Miller Road, which was a good distance from the Hospitality House. We were on the 3rd floor, which I didn't mind, just many stairs. Since we were so far from the Hospitality House, the concierge desk has golf carts that will take you and your luggage to your section. The driver was even nice enough to carry all our luggage up for us.
When you walk in the door, there is a short hall wall with a bedroom to the right with two Queen beds and its own bathroom. Continuing straight down the first hall, it opens up into a living room and kitchenette area. The living room has a chaise lounge, a full-size couch, and a love seat. The Full-size couch folds out into a full-size bed, and the chaise lounge folds out into a twin bed. The kitchenette is pretty large. It has a full-size fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, stove, and oven.
To the left is another short hallway with a laundry room to the right with a full-size washer and dryer. Continuing down the 2nd hallway is another bedroom with a King Size bed. This room has a huge bathroom. It is literally two rooms. One room has a whirlpool tub and a sink with a large mirror. The second room has a toilet, a very large shower, and a sink with a large mirror.
My favorite part of the villa was the porch. You can access the patio from either the master bedroom or the living room area. We had a fantastic view of the golf course. We could see the Hospitality House from our porch. We were also right next to a quiet pool. We didn't have time to get into the pool, but we did look at it.
Old Key West was one of my favorite resorts because of its beauty. If I stay here again, I will make sure I am closer to the Hospitality House. If you happen to be visiting Old Key West Resort, make sure you check out the souvenir shop. We spent a lot of time and money here. The items would change throughout the week. We bought five pairs of Ears while we stayed here.
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By: Jeana Kruetzkamp