We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott in Key Largo for 2 nights. Would NOT recommend this hotel. There were tiny fire ants crawling around the ceiling and desk and in the bathroom. They also ended up in our bed the second day. The hotel said they couldn’t spray due to people’s reaction to chemicals and offered us another room but said it happens when it’s really hot out, no guarantee the new room wouldn’t have ants. In general, just not an impressive hotel in terms of decor and cleanliness.
Bahia Honda was nice but too much seaweed was near shore so made snorkeling for Audrey not as fun as it could’ve been, but she did see 7 little fish.
Key West was fun, very crowded even in the hot off-season. Gets a little R-rated later in the night when the gay men are hanging out in front of the restaurant and bars in their undies! Lots of shops and restaurants. I wasn’t really as thrilled with Mallory Square, I have a feeling since it’s not high season, the emptiness of the stalls and performers made it more quiet.