Anyone who has had the pleasure to travel the beautiful Key West island in Florida will gladly admit that going in is way easier than coming out. Identified as the southernmost point in Florida, Key West is mostly popular for its conch-style, pastel hued houses. Its coral reefs are also brilliant destinations for snorkeling and diving. If you are planning to visit, these are the top ten Key West Hotels to make your stay memorable.
The Marker Waterfront Resort Key West - $277 - $873
Located about 2.5 miles away from Smathers Beach and a walking distance from Mallory Square, the Marker Waterfront Resort features spacious, tropical-inspired rooms with private balconies, Keurig coffeemakers, minibars, flat screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Amenities include three outdoor pools, bike rentals, and an exercise room. Here, guests are treated to a blend of Mexican and Californian cuisines, after which they can relax at the poolside bar.
The Westin Key West Resort & Marina - $264
The Westin Key West Resort and Marina is located about three miles from the Smathers Beach, one mile from Southernmost Point Buoy, and fifteen minutes (walking) from Ernest Hemingway House. It is a stylish hotel featuring chic rooms with flat screens, iPod docks, marble bathrooms, and custom-made beds. The hotel also offers upgraded rooms with patios and balconies, as well as suites with panoramic ocean views and distinct living areas integrated with pullout sofas. There is an elegant bar with marina views and a casual terrace bar, and guests have 24/7 room service at their disposal. Other amenities include a spa and a courtyard pool. The resort charges a daily resort fee that covers refreshments (at the lobby and pool), access to a 24/7 fitness room, in-room coffee, and Wi-Fi.
Sheraton Suites Key West - $323
Sheraton Suites is one of the most popular Key West hotels, standing about 3.1 miles from the city aquarium and 2.7 miles from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. The resort comes with airy suites featuring deep blue accents and accessories such as kitchenettes, 32” flat screen TVs, separate living areas, and free Wi-Fi. Some also offer balconies and poolside/garden/ocean views. Guests are treated to amenities such as an outdoor pool with a bar, and a restaurant offering seafood, local cuisine, and terrace seating. Additionally, there is a free meeting room, a fitness room, and an airport shuttle, not to mention bike rentals for those looking to explore the city.
Sunset Key Cottages, a Luxury Collection Resort, Key West - $735
Also located about fourteen minutes (walking) from Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum and three minutes from the Key West Aquarium, this sophisticated waterfront resort is a symbol of luxury. It is designed with subdued rooms incorporating pillow top mattresses, massage showers, coffeemakers, desks, flat screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. There are upgraded rooms as well, which offer ocean view patios or balconies, and suites with pullout sofas.
Some even come with whirlpool tubs and dining areas. Pets (dogs in particular) are allowed and are treated with free toys, treats, and beds. Culinary options include five bars/restaurants offering locally sourced meals and drinks. The hotel also provides access to a marina with boat rentals, a business centers, a spa, a whirlpool & an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.
Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa - $330
This elegant waterfront resort is positioned approximately 1.2 miles from the southernmost point buoy and five minutes away from Mallory Square, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It comes with elegant rooms featuring flat screen TVs, balconies, pillow-top mattresses, free Wi-Fi, and minifridges. Exclusive rooms are equipped with additional sitting areas and scenic gulf views. Amenities include a chic lounge, seafood eatery, a fitness center, a spa, a heated outdoor pool, and beach access. Business-oriented guests enjoy a free business center & meeting place, while the fun-loving ones can engage in jet ski rentals.
The Reach A Waldorf Astoria Resort - $312
This elegant hotel is situated on a private sand beach on Key West, and offers easy access to the shops and restaurants on Duval Street. It comes with refined rooms and suites featuring balconies, iPod docks, mini- fridges, Nespresso machines, and flat screen TVs. Your daily resort fee will include in-room Wi-Fi. Amenities include a coffee shop, poolside dining, a steakhouse, a fitness center, and a pool with towel service and beach chairs. Guests also have access to beach volleyball, bocce ball, a giant chess set, hammocks, and a pool table.
The Saint Hotel - $323
Located four minutes (walking distance) away from the gorgeous art galleries and boutiques along Duval Street, this chic hotel offers easy access to the Ernest Hemingway House and the vibrant Smathers Beach. It contains contemporary rooms featuring wood paneling and blue LED lighting. All the rooms come with iPod docks, flat screen TVs, and free WiFi. Upgraded rooms are fitted with marble tubs while monochrome suites incorporate sitting areas with sofas. Some also feature balconies and kitchenettes. Of course, there is room service and amenities such as an outdoor pool with a waterfall and a comfy Creole bar/restaurant.
Almond Tree Inn - $284
This elegant inn is located about five minutes from the shopping and dining area along Duval Street and four minutes from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. It features stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi, private patios or porches, flat screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers. Additionally, there are freebies including a happy hour with wine and beer, as well as continental breakfast. Guests also enjoy on-site parking, a koi pond, and a pool.
Lighthouse Court Hotel in Key West - $267
The Lighthouse Court Hotel is one of the most elegant Key West hotels, located five minutes away from Duval Street. It is a secluded inn that sits amidst Old Town boutiques and restaurants, and a stone throw away from the Key West Museum of Art and History. Guests enjoy warm rooms with courtyard paths, decks, or porches, in addition to complimentary desks, flat screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Some even come with kitchenettes. Suites, on the other hand, include living areas, with some featuring sundecks and full kitchens. Amenities include a bar & café, free continental breakfast in the courtyard, lush gardens, and a heated pool.
Marquesa Hotel - $267
The Marquesa Hotel stands just half a mile away from the Sunset Pier on Duval Street, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and the Key West Aquarium. It features comfy rooms and suites in four separate buildings without elevators, all containing free WiFi, marble bathrooms, and cable TV. Suites come with covered porches and pull-out sofas. The hotel also offers in-room continental breakfast and turn-down service. There are two pools surrounded by lush greenery, as well as a patio where tea and coffee is served in the morning. Guests are treated to upscale American dishes in the hotel’s restaurant, as well as light fare in the bar.
Written by Garrett Parker
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