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Old 08-05-2009, 06:34 PM
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I am coming to key west at the end of october for the last few days of fantasy fest and to maybe get some riding in if it is windy.

I know that time of year is busy for lodging. Does anyone have any suggestions as to some reasonable accomodations for myself and a couple friends?

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Danny
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:33 PM
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Greg and Paul may have some suggestions but typically, KW prices go nuts and availability drops. If you are interested in going I would checkout the search engines now and see if there is any availability. We usually stay way up the Keys at Hawks Cay Resort about an hour drive. Good luck.

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I am coming to key west at the end of october for the last few days of fantasy fest and to maybe get some riding in if it is windy.

I know that time of year is busy for lodging. Does anyone have any suggestions as to some reasonable accomodations for myself and a couple friends?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 08-05-2009, 09:17 PM
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Danimal: Since Fantasy Fest accomodations are usually booked way in advance, there may be some availability problems. And a lot of the big hotels really engage in over the top price gouging. LaConcha Inn's top rooms usually go for 350 a night during other times of the year. Last year I heard they were going for 3 times that amount. It's ridiculous. It really depends on how long you stay. For just a couple of days, I would still check out the hotels and guesthouses. If you're planning on staying a week, I would check out VRBO.com - Vacation Rental By Owner, or a similar site. If some of the prices scare you, try up the Keys a little. All depends on how much you want to spend and how close to the mayhem you want to get.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:32 PM
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Rooms can be very expesive over Fantasy fest, and a lot of the hotels require a minimum stay of three to four days. I would try online bookings, what you need to keep in mind for the last night of fantasy fest (Saturday night)is that it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a cab back to your hotel , and parking is also very hard to find ( don't drink and drive either). So the best bet is to find a hotel or guesthouse downtown( guesthouses are often cheaper) so you can walk or ride bikes to the parade. A lot of people stay at hotels further away from the downtown area because they are cheaper but , after parking and daily cab rides they are actually more expensive.

Look me up when you get into town and we can meet up for a beer, you are also welcome to join us to watch the parade, we go to a local bar that does not get to crowded so it does not become unbearable. lets hope we get some good wind for those days.

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