Hampton Inn Key Largo Hotel Review (Florida Keys Trip Report)

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Florida Keys Trip Report

After we landed in Fort Lauderdale and picked up our Camaro Convertible, we started the approximately two hour drive to our first stop, Key Largo.

We had redeemed 80,000 Hilton HHonors points for a two night stay.

The Room

Our room at the Hampton Inn Key Largo was spacious and had some subtle tropical designs, like a textured headboard that had a thatch-like look, and a slanted ceiling with horizontal beams. There was even a ceiling fan, which is a rarity in hotel rooms.

Standard King Size Room at the Hampton Inn Key Largo

There was a king size bed, a small sofa and coffee table, a desk with two chairs, and a TV that was about 36 inches.

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There were outlets right on top of the nightstand, which are always appreciated (but only one one side of the bed, which was kind of annoying). There was even a spot for two USB plugs!

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As you walked into the room, there were two small countertop areas on the left and right. One side had a refrigerator and microwave, while the other side had a small sink and coffee pot.

Entryway at Hampton Inn Key Largo Fridge and microwave at Hampton Inn Key Largo Small kitchen sink at Hampton Inn Key Largo

The bathroom was spacious, but it didn’t have as much countertop space as other Hampton Inn’s that I have stayed at.

Bathroom at Hampton Inn Key Largo Sink area in Bathroom at Hampton Inn Key Largo

There was no tub, but a large shower area with a half glass door.

Shower at Hampton Inn Key Largo Shower stall

I will say that the water pressure was not great. I have LONG hair, and it took FOREVER to wash shampoo out of it. Even Ken said that with his short hair, he thought the water pressure was too light to even wash his hair quickly.

Balcony and View from the Room

It looks like pretty much every room at the Hampton Inn has a balcony, but it doesn’t look like there are any direct waterfront balcony rooms. There are some that have a view of the water by looking to the side, but as we walked around the exterior of the hotel, we didn’t see any rooms that faced the water.

Our balcony faced the pool.

Door to Balcony at Hampton Inn Key Largo View of pool from hotel room balcony

If you look all the way to where the palm trees end in the below picture, that is the water and beach at the Hampton Inn Key Largo.

View of water in distance from hotel balcony at Hampton Inn Key Largo

There were two small chairs on the balcony.

Chairs on hotel room balcony

Hampton Inn Key Largo Grounds, Beach, and Exterior

The Hampton Inn is right off the main road that goes through the Keys (Overseas Highway). It’s hidden a bit by some palm trees.

View of Hampton Inn Key Largo from the Road Exterior of Hampton Inn Key Largo

We walked around the beach area at the Hampton Inn. The weather was plenty hot enough for the beach, but it was completely empty. I guess early November is the off season for the Florida Keys? The beach area was small, but lovely. There really aren’t any “big” beaches in the Florida Keys at all.

Beach and lounge chairs at Hampton Inn Key Largo Beach at Hampton Inn Key Largo

Although we didn’t take advantage of it, it looks like there were kayaks and other things available to rent.

Kayak rentals

Directly next to the beach was a lagoon of some sort.

Lagoon next to the Key Largo

Right behind the beach area was a lovely covered bar area.

Bar at Hampton Inn Key Largo

The bartender working introduced us to his parrot, and Ken even got to hold him for a while. After the parrot nipped at his arm a few times, Ken decided it was time to give him back.

Ken with Parrot at Hampton Inn Key Largo Ken getting bit by parrot Parrot at Hampton Inn Key Largo

Lobby and Dining Area at Hampton Inn Key Largo

The Hampton Inn Key Largo provides a free buffet breakfast daily, which includes hot food items. Unlike other hotels that tend to dedicate just a tiny space to the buffet area, the Hampton Inn Key Largo had a very spacious area.

Dining and buffet area at Hampton Inn Key Largo Dining and buffet area at Hampton Inn Key Largo Dining and buffet area at Hampton Inn Key Largo Dining and buffet area at Hampton Inn Key Largo

The countertop seating even had plugs if you wanted to do some work on a laptop there.

Dining and buffet area at Hampton Inn Key Largo

The lobby area was small but perfectly functional.

Lobby at Hampton Inn Key Largo Lobby at Hampton Inn Key Largo

There was coffee available all the time in the lobby.

Coffee available in hotel lobby

Outside of the main lobby area was a small business area with two computers, perfect if you needed to print a boarding pass or anything.

Business area at Hampton Inn Key Largo

There were also some additional seating areas.

Seating area in Hampton Inn Lobby Seating area in Hampton Inn Lobby Seating area in Hampton Inn Lobby

Overall, we had a fantastic stay. The hotel was centrally located in Key Largo, had beach access, and plenty of parking. Although the water pressure was abysmal, and we did notice a few ants that had gotten into a package of cookies we had left on the desk, we’d definitely recommend the Hampton Inn Key Largo to anybody looking for a place to stay in that area!

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