On an island not exactly bursting with low-cost options, this modest family-owned motel, just a block from the Atlantic end of Duval Street, can offer a lifeline with 26 rooms that are small (and that goes for bathrooms and storage space, too), but clean and even with a touch of style, sporting beige-tiled floors and wood wainscoting. The pool out in a corner of the parking lot provides a nice enough dip, but also keep in mind that Higgs Beach is an easy stroll away and Smathers Beach a little up from that. Rates can vary quite a bit depending on your dates, spiking as high as $300 a night during any one of Key West’s many special events.