Key West is both a town and an island, one of the famous Florida Keys, and a major vacation destination in the United States. In addition to the obvious attraction of the beaches, this is also a popular destination for all kinds of watersports, like sport fishing diving, snorkeling, and the island is also a haven for ecotourism activities. Certainly there are luxury accommodation options here, but there are also plenty of cheap hotels on Key West.
This is not a large island, so getting around is actually relatively easy – provided that you are not trying to drive yourself around. Many people choose to rent scooters on Key West rather than cars, and the bus system is also very good. There are several annual festivals here during which the cheap hotels in Key West tend to fill up quickly, including the Gay Spring Break – the island is very gay friendly, and even has a big AIDS memorial near the beach for the island residents who lost their lives to the disease.
Among the attractions on Key West which are not related to the beach, there is the point which designates the southernmost point in the continental United States (Key West is considered the southernmost city in the country), the Key West City Cemetery (some of the grave inscriptions display a particularly dark sense of humor), the Shipwreck Museum, and the McCoy Indigenous Park (a nature reserve where they heal injured and rescued animals before returning them to the wild).
A few of the cheap hotels in Key West worth considering for your trip are The Southern Cross Hotel (on Duval Street, built in 1898, oldest hotel still in operation in Key West), Fairfield Inn & Suites Key West (more than 100 rooms, some poolside rooms, minutes from Duval Street on Hwy 1, outdoor pool, free WiFi, free breakfast, on-site scooter and bicycle rental), Tropical Inn (on Duval Street, bed and breakfast, free WiFi, breakfast included), The Reach Resort (near Duval Street, the island’s only natural beach in backyard, 150 rooms, WiFi available, heated outdoor pool, on-site spa), and The Curry Mansion Inn (28 rooms, free breakfast, evening cocktail parties, hot tub and swimming pool).