The 17 best hotels in Key West – You will feel the high and low vibes of Key West spill over into your accommodation. Yes, you can stay in a private island bungalow with a butler, but you can also stay in a cozy suite in a historic home with palm-fringed gardens and a buzzing pool. There’s something for everyone here, and the island’s iconic status as a tourist hotspot means both rooms and service can compete with other, larger markets. No matter where you stay, you’ll feel an instant wave of relaxation from the moment you arrive. No matter what you’re looking for, our editors’ guide to the best hotels in Key West will help you find it. Read on for a definitive list.
1. Sunset Key Cottages
The Sunset Key Cottages is located in Key West, Florida, adjacent to the Key West Aquarium, and is accessible via the 24-hour ferry from the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina. Newspapers and a continental breakfast are delivered daily to the cottages with free Wi-Fi.
Cottages at Sunset Key feature a flat-screen TV and DVD player. In addition, ironing facilities and hairdryers are provided.
Sunset Key Cottages features an outdoor pool and lighted tennis courts. Guests also have access to the fitness center and spa.
Latitudes, the hotel’s restaurant, serves seafood and Caribbean cuisine. You can also eat outside on the adjacent patio.
The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is just 5 minutes away by ferry. In addition, the property is just a 3-minute walk from the Truman White House and 3 miles from Smathers Beach.
Downtown Key West is an excellent choice for travelers interested in nightlife, bars, and a good atmosphere.
2. Pier House Resort & Spa
Ideally located on a private beach in historic downtown Key West, the Pier House Resort & Spa offers a full-service spa, direct beach access, and an on-site restaurant. Duval Street entertainment area is a 1-minute walk away.
Rooms have free WiFi, a small fridge, a rain shower, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a flat-screen TV.
The resort has an outdoor pool with water views, a spa with massages and body rituals, and a fitness center.
The One Duval offers fresh seafood and classic dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while the Beach Bar serves cocktails by the sea. In addition, two additional restaurants are offered, such as the extraordinary Chart Room Bar.
Parasailing, boating, and jet skiing are available nearby. Pier House Resort & Spa is a 5-minute drive from the Hemingway House Museum.
3. The Saint Hotel Key West Autograph Collection by Marriott
Located just 57 meters from Key West’s famous Duval Street, this hotel offers an outdoor infinity pool with a waterfall and free Wi-Fi.
All rooms at The Saint Hotel Key West have a 42-inch flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, and a private bathroom with a bathrobe and shower.
The Saint Hotel Key West Autograph Collection provides daily housekeeping, concierge services, free parking, and bicycle rentals.
The Burgundy Bar offers a range of drinks and cocktails, while the Tempt Restaurant serves American dishes.
This property is 480 meters from the Key West Aquarium, 480 meters from Mallory Square, and a 9-minute drive from Key West International Airport.
4. La Concha Hotel & Spa
Located on Duval Street in the heart of historic Key West, Florida, this historic hotel offers modern amenities such as free high-speed Wi-Fi and an on-site restaurant.
La Concha Hotel & Spa features an outdoor pool, Tiki bar, modern fitness center, and rooftop spa.
The Key West La Concha Hotel & Spa Rooms have a 42-inch (106 cm) flat-screen TV, CD player, and pillow-top mattress.
The La Concha property houses the 430 Duval restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, guests can enjoy wines at the Wine-O cellar and a variety of Jamba Juices at Juic-E. Historic Duval Street is home to many fine dining places, nightclubs, and more.
5. Parrot Key Hotel & Villas
Situated along Florida Bay, just a short drive from historic downtown Key West, the property offers an outdoor pool, a casual cafe, and a variety of activities.
Lush landscaped gardens surround the Parrot Key Hotel & Villas. It is possible to swim in one of the four outdoor swimming pools and enjoy a snack at The Grove Kitchen & Bar, located next to the pool. Smoking is not allowed in this establishment.
Guests at the Parrot Key Hotel & Villas can go canoeing. In addition, the hotel provides massage services and a free shuttle service to historic downtown Key West.
Accommodations at the Parrot Key Hotel & Villas feature a 55-inch flat-screen TV, a small refrigerator, a private terrace, and views of the ocean and tropical landscaping.
6. Santa Maria Suites Resort
This all-suite hotel in Key West is just one block from the Atlantic Ocean and Duval Street. All suites feature a fully equipped kitchen and a 48-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels.
The Santa Maria Suites Resort has two heated outdoor pools surrounded by gardens. It also offers complete concierge services and free parking.
Ambrosia Restaurant prepares Japanese cuisine. Smoothies and fresh fruit are also served poolside, and a free happy hour with wine and hummus is offered daily.
All suites at the Santa Maria Resort include free WiFi, nightly turndown service, washer, and dryer.
The resort is a 5-minute drive from Clinton Market Square shopping area, an 11-minute walk from the Ernest Hemingway House, and about 1.2 mi from Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Park.
7. The Gardens Hotel
This adults-only hotel in Key West, Florida, offers a buffet breakfast and an outdoor pool. Duval Street is a 1-minute walk away, and the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a 3-minute drive from the hotel.
Rooms at the Gardens Hotel Key West feature a private balcony or patio with views of the property, a flat-screen cable TV, ironing facilities, and a refrigerator.
The property offers free Wi-Fi, bicycle rental, massage, and concierge services. On Sunday nights, live jazz music is played in the gardens.
The Key West Shipwreck Museum, the Key West Aquarium, and the Conch Tourist Train are less than 2 km away. The Ernest Hemingway House Museum is 500 meters from the Gardens Hotel.
8. Ocean Key Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort
This luxury resort in Key West overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and has an outdoor pool with views of the Gulf. Ocean Key Resort and Spa provides free WiFi.
The SpaTerre offers massages, nail treatments, facials, and other services. In addition, the resort has a fitness center, fishing boats, and jet skis and organizes glass-bottom boat tours.
Ocean Key Resort’s well-appointed rooms and suites feature a whirlpool tub, private balcony, complete and partial ocean views, a coffee maker, and a private bathroom.
At Sunset Pier, you can dine and dance on the water, and the Hot Tin Roof serves seafood with signature cocktails facing the sea. In addition, the LIQUID Pool–Bar – Lounge offers cocktails and snacks.
The property is a 1-minute walk from Mallory Square and the restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues of Duval Street.
9. The Perry Hotel Key West
The Perry Hotel Key West está situado en el puerto deportivo de Stock Island, a solo 1 puente de Key West, y ofrece alojamientos de lujo, una piscina frente al mar, 2 restaurantes junto al muelle y una tienda.
Los alojamientos disponen de un balcón privado muy grande, artículos de aseo artesanales y TV de pantalla plana.
El hotel ofrece varios servicios, como 2 piscinas frente al mar, acceso directo al puerto deportivo y a las actividades acuáticas, servicio gratuito de traslado al centro histórico, aparcamiento y WiFi.
Los 3 restaurantes del establecimiento, el Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar, el Salty Oyster Dockside Bar & Grill y The Barrel House BBQ & Brews, ofrecen happy hour, brunch los domingos y cocina galardonada.
La animada calle Duval está a 8 km de The Perry Hotel Key West. El aeropuerto internacional de Key West queda a 4,8 km.
10. H2O Suites-Adults Only
This adults-only hotel in Key West, H2O Suites, is 200 meters from Duval Street and features a year-round outdoor rooftop pool with a sun terrace. The property also has a bar.
Rooms include flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. They also provide a seating area and views of the tropical courtyard. Some include a private pool, and all have a private bathroom with bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.
The property offers a complimentary welcome drink on arrival and organizes a free happy hour for all. The reception is open 24 hours.
This complex offers a bicycle rental service; the southernmost point is 400 meters from the hotel, while the Ernest Hemingway House Museum is half a kilometer away. The nearest airport is Key West International Airport, 4 km away.
11. Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Beach suitable for swimming, with excellent supervision
Large outdoor pools with stunning beach views
Sophisticated island-style rooms with espresso machines
Flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
Lush vegetation, palm trees, and hammocks on the shore
Free Wi-Fi throughout, including poolside
Poolside bar and grill, lobby bar, and breakfast room
Rocky beach – you have to walk to the end of the pier to go swimming
What you must remember
The 311 rooms at Casa Marina Resort have a light and refined yet insular feel, with neutral tones, sheer curtains, and smooth parquet or tiled floors. The hotel also offers excellent in-room amenities, including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and espresso machines. The rooms are far from large (just an individual shower or a shower/basin combination), but they are clean and neat. The hotel grounds are beautiful, with palm trees and tropical plants that lead to a rare Key West amenity — a swimmable beach. Although it is too rocky to wade through, a long quay extends down to the sandy bottoms.
12. La Mer Hotel and Dewey House at Southernmost Beach Resort
Upscale but cozy adults-only property with direct access to South Beach
On a quiet end of Duval Street near Mallory Square
Rooms have mini-fridges and flat-screen TVs; some with beachfront balconies
Free Wi-Fi, breakfast, coffee and tea, beach towels, and newspapers
Dining terrace with buffet and view of the beach
Three pools at sister hotels; one with a beach view
Beach cafe and three bars at sister hotels
Access to the fitness center and spa treatments
Meeting room and business corner
Free lawn and game games; beachside yoga for a price
Sister hotels have a lively resort vibe
Minimum stay may be required
What you must remember
The 19-room La Mer Hotel and Dewey House is an upscale adults-only property built on South Beach at the turn of the century. With its elegant yet elegant style, beachfront terrace, and access to a sister hotel’s pools, spa, and three bars, this property offers the characteristics of a beach resort. Rooms are decorated in a classic style and feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers—some open to balconies. The property serves a complimentary breakfast and occasional treats, like chocolate-covered strawberries. However, a resort fee is required, and minimum stays are sometimes needed. You can choose the Ocean Key Resort and Spa if you want a more exclusive resort vacation.
13. The Mermaid & The Alligator
Historic home with unique design, charm features, and loads
Lush tropical gardens with hammocks and plunge pool
Located within walking distance of Duval Street shopping and dining
Small, intimate property with free wine hour each evening
Complimentary breakfast with homemade muffins and a featured hot dish of the day
Guests have access to beach chairs, towels, coolers, and umbrellas
Rental bikes available
Free Wi-Fi and complimentary self-parking
No on-site restaurants that serve lunch and dinner
No children under 16
Strict cancellation policy
What you must remember
The Mermaid and The Alligator is an upscale nine-bedroom bed and breakfast housed inside a historic Victorian estate. The owners have taken great care to renovate the home with bold, vibrant decor and updated furnishings. Located on Truman Street, three blocks from famous Duval Street, the house is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood steps from the heart of the entertainment district. It’s a lush indoor garden with hammock, lounge chairs, and a plunge pool, but there are no on-site restaurants for lunch and dinner, and the cancellation policy is strict.
14. Hyatt Centric Key West Resort and Spa
Excellent waterfront location in Key West
Guests have access to a private and intimate beach on the gulf
Rooms have updated amenities, including iPod docks and flat-screen TVs
Modern bathroom with walk-in shower with Rainforest showerhead
Electric scooter and bike rental is a fun way to get around the resort
Guests can rent wave, parasail, and snorkel tracks from the hotel’s marina
Peaceful outdoor pool with waterfall
The small, bright fitness center offers chilled towels.
Charges for Wi-fi
Fees apply to the business center
A few complaints about the maintenance of the on-site turtle pond
What you must remember
The Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2007. The result is a modern resort right on the water’s edge. All 118 rooms have a calming beach feel and are complete with private balconies. Bathrooms are spacious and modern, with funky high sinks and rainforest showerheads in walk-in showers. Perks include the peaceful outdoor pool with waterfall and direct beach access — though the beach here is relatively small and not ideal for sunbathing. Amenities include a bright fitness center, bike rentals, a floating dock, and two restaurants.
15. Marquesa Hotel
Historic property full of character, with a central location
Bright, airy rooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and cozy sitting areas
Pool-facing rooms offer easy pool access, and suites have private verandas or patios
Two pools are surrounded by trees and lush landscaping
A warm and welcoming on-site restaurant, Café Marquesa, serves fresh local seafood
Free Wi-Fi, free parking, and complimentary wine served upon check-in
Romantic and warm atmosphere in these renovated conch houses from 1884
Evening turndown service and complimentary coffee and tea by the pool
Poolside rooms can get noisy during the day.
What you must remember
Renovated from 1884 conch houses, Hotel Marquesa has four buildings surrounding beautiful interior gardens and two swimming pools. A narrow staircase off the hall leads to individually decorated bedrooms. Bright and airy rooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and cozy sitting areas with polecats. Bathrooms are simple and clean with shower/tub combos and marble sinks. Suites have private terraces with attractive wicker furniture, and some are adjacent to one of the hotel’s pools. A lovely on-site restaurant, Café Marquesa, serves fresh local seafood. No children under 14 are allowed at the hotel, giving this property a distinctly romantic feel. Free Wi-Fi and parking add value, and the Old Town location two blocks from Duval Street is convenient.
16. Southernmost Beach Resort
Excellent beachfront location near Duval Street attractions
Spacious, stylish rooms with mini-fridges, Nespresso coffeemakers, and iPod docks
Many rooms have private balconies, some with stunning ocean views
Open sea and secluded, peaceful sandy beach
Beautiful outdoor swimming pool
Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus two poolside bars with light lunch
Sunny fitness center and spa services (including couples massages)
Volleyball net on the beach covered with palm trees
Free Wi-Fi (covered by resort fee).
Mandatory service charge
Parking is an additional daily charge.
What you must remember
The 124-room Southernmost on the Beach is an upscale property located on the beach in southern Key West. Spacious rooms offer a host of modern comforts, including Nespresso machines, and many have lovely private balconies, some with spectacular ocean views. Highlights include the beautiful sandy beach with a private sundeck, hammocks between palm trees, and the outdoor pool with two poolside bars. Other features include a cafe open for all meals, a small fitness center, and beachfront spa services. The location near Duval Street means restaurants, bars, shops, and several attractions are within walking distance. In addition, the hotel’s neighboring sister property, the Southernmost Hotel, often offers cheaper rates, and its guests can access features here.
17. Ocean’s Edge Key West
Part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Collection, Oceans Edge Key West offers panoramic ocean views, six swimming pools, and a waterfront bar and restaurant. WiFi is available free of charge. Duval Street is 19 minutes drive from Oceans Edge Key West, Preferred Hotel & Resorts Collection.
The accommodation offers a balcony or a terrace, and you can enjoy a water view. The private bathroom includes complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer; a flat-screen TV is available in all rooms, and the suites offer additional living space. Some rooms have an additional bathroom.
The hotel also offers a paddle shop, water sports facilities on-site, and a 165-berth marina.
Yellowfin Bar&Grill is a grill restaurant specializing in American-Caribbean creations.
Southernmost Point is 8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Key West International Airport, 3 km away.