The first site they gave us (119) had tree branches just 8ft off the ground - we are 13ft. They sent a guy to trim them but he couldnt manage it, so they found us another site which was good - especially as they said they were full. The wifi was good ($) but the traffic noice was a little loud. There are a few restaurants across the street (but we wouldnt recommend Bernedettos) We got a weekly rate here and would probably go back.
Firstly, it is fairly difficult to find contact details for this place and when you get here it is all paperwork (4 pages of rules!!). But the CG is great - especially in one of the CG rings (pods) near to the office where you can get wifi ($19 per week but the site fee is only $25 per night). The CG is a couple of minutes drive from Miami MetroZoo - which we enjoyed at $12 each and nearly had the place to ourselves. GREAT CAMPGROUND AT A GREAT PRICE. BTW I just cycled around the CG and found 3 empty sites at 6pm on a Saturday night so it is ALWAYS worth checking last minute for spaces.
The price is just too expensive even for the Keys. Sites were OK, but a little close to neighbour. Problem was they were only half full but still grouped everyone together. My wife was attacked and bitten by one of three dogs belonging to a motorhome 3 sites away from us. We completed an incident report but NOTHING was done about it. If that dog attacks a child, at least there will be one record already on file. There is a public bus service 100yrds from the KOA which costs $12.50 for 7 days and then $6.25 for 7 days for the downtown buses - much better than the $15 shuttle the KOA operate (or didnt when we were there as not enough takers). It could be a great campground if they reduced the price and provided that bit more in service. We wouldnt go back. BTW the city bus covers the area from Key West MM3 to Marathon MM50 and then you use the downtown buses for final 3 miles to main streets.
We booked a site several months ago and asked if wifi was available at that sites price range (you choose your own site when you get there). We were told we would have wifi but found you had to sit by the pool or be in one of a handful of pull through sites to get it - you then have to pay $15 a week to access it. $15 a week shouldn't be a problem except this "resort" (and all Encore Resorts) add an extra $3 per night to your bill classed as a Resort Amenity Fee which is supposed to cover the cost of all amenities in the resort - whether you want them or not. We decided not to stay for our full 19 days and managed to get a booking over Christmas and New Year at the Sherwood Forest Resort (another Encore park) for $330 less than Tropical Palms. We still have that $3/night fee and still have to pay for wifi, but at least that is at our site and we have still saved hundreds of $$.
We arrived at this campground and advised the girl at the security gate we had a reservation - to which she replied that there was no way she would stay there !! Not exactly an encouraging welcome. The campground was made up of 95% very old trailer homes - the whole place was VERY untidy. There were too many trees around each site which made it impossible for satellite use and even getting in/out of the site. We left after 2 hours. No, we wouldn't stay here again.
BY FAR THE NOISIEST CG WE'VE EVER STAYED AT !!! Avoid all sites in rows A and B - even the others would struggle with the road noise at this CG. WiFi is available at $20/week. We wouldn't come back here because of the noise - even at $8/night.
Plugged into the 50amp supply but could only get 30amp - all sites were the same. Someone said this CG had been closed and people expected the electrics to be sorted when it reopened, but the problem hasn't been corrected. Sites were on firm grass and I could get satellite access. Unfortunately, they don't have wifi. At $8 we would go back but would not wish to stay more than a couple of nights as there is nothing to do there.
The CG was very tidy. We had a very long concrete pad which must have been 70ft long, like most others. We stayed for 5 nights and found it very quiet. WiFi access was fine. Our only problem was that the place is miles from anywhere - we like to walk (upto 3 miles) to a local restaurant where we can enjoy enjoy a glass or two of wine/beer with our meal out. Unfortunately, there aren't any restaurants close by. Otherwise we would have given a 10.
We stayed here over Thankgiving. The campground is fine, but the sites are all backins. Several sites overlook the RV dealership next door so there is little privacy. WiFi access was free and was fine. Our only real complaint about the CG is that we were due to change sites for our last night - which we had agreed to. Staff came and told us the new site number at 9am and said the site was ready for us. At 10.40am we drove the car and RV around the CG to find the previous nights campers still there, so it was embarrassing for us to have to sit there and wait for them to leave and obviously annoying for them to feel they were being forced out. The KOA and Jellystone are both within 2 minutes walk from this CG - Jellystone did look a nicer CG, but is probably a lot more $$.
Another very expensive KOA, especially for mid-November. Then you have to pay $2 a day for Wi-Fi. This CG was the noisiest we have stayed at in 10 months of full timing through the US and Canada. The freeway must be around 20 feet from around half the sites. We would NEVER return here.
Firstly, this place has a VERY strange site policy - if you haven't already reserved a full hookup site site prior to arrival, then you cannot have a full hookup site - even though they are ALL empty !!! So, we stayed in a water/electric site and wondered why the CG would want to lose all that money. The CG host was the most miserable man we have found in our 10 months of full timing around the US and Canada. Although his wife seemed nice. The sites are long grass sites which will easily take a 45ft MH and tow vehicle. But I could see them getting boggy if really wet. The CG is an easy 20 minute drive to Graceland. There is FREE wifi available from at least 2 antennas provided by the agricenter. We would come again, but would reserve ahead for the full hookups.
A GREAT place to stay - just a half-mile walk to the edge of the Canyon. There is the free bus service which serves the CG every 20 minutes or so. The large supermarket, post office and bank is just a 5-10 minute walk from the CG, where you can also connect to one of the other bus routes. Pity the CG doesn't have wifi - even chargeable would have been good. We would recommend this CG!!!
We booked a top price site on the hill which "overlooks the hills" - which in reality, overlooks the shopping mall across the street. The wifi isn't installed at sites - despite them saying it is. When we called at the office to ask where we could get wifi, they didn't know - but we then picked up a signal in the office area. The CG is fine if you are going to use their shuttle service - but you might just as well stay in one of the better CGs farther out if you are using your own car etc. There is also another CG over the street from the KOA - they have wifi at sites. Of course - there are a number of motels offering 2-person rates for less than the KOA rate at this time of year - so you could save a little where and tear on the RV and check into a motel very close to the strip.
Even though we only paid the $10 RPI rate, this CG was not worth it. We were woken BEFORE 4AM this morning with the nearby construction work. This looks to be a long-term build too. The wi-fi cuts out every 2 minutes. The "cheaper" sites (699-884) have very little room - the front of our RV is 2 INCHES from the back of the 5th wheeler in front. There is less than 10 feet between sites. Our small "picnic area" has to be shared with our car and our neighbours sewer hookup. Avoid this campground, especially whilst construction is taking place nearby.