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Key West is a popular tourist destination year round, thanks to its sunny weather and array of outdoor adventures on offer. While there are many bars and nightlife along famous Duval Street, you’ll also find plenty of interesting attractions that the entire family can enjoy, like the Butterfly and Nature Conservatory and Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.
Whether you visit Key West for its rich literary history, the clear blue waters or want to just enjoy relaxing in the sun, these quaint boutique hotels will provide the perfect combination of comfort, convenience and island ambiance.
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Located in the heart of Old Town Key West, The Saint Hotel is a picture of Florida Keys charm. From the moment you pull up to the bright red front door, you’ll feel like you’re visiting friends instead of checking into a Marriott hotel. Except for that inside, you’ll find all the familiar amenities and perks of a Marriott property including luxurious bed linens, flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations and high-speed internet. For a unique stay, you can stay in one of their loft units that feature separate living room areas, a kitchenette and a private balcony that overlooks Duval Street.
Also situated right in the middle of Old Town, La Concha Hotel & Spa Key West is within walking distance of many of the area’s most popular attractions like the Ernest Hemmingway House and Museum, Mallory Square and a wide variety of shops, restaurants and clubs. In addition to spacious, comfortable guest rooms, this hotel goes above and beyond by offering unique amenities like aromatherapy kits for sounder sleep, dedicated “Quiet Zone” rooms with minimal distractions, and no housekeeping interruptions before 10 a.m. on weekdays. There’s also an on-site restaurant, lounge, wine tasting, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and even a rooftop spa.
The Key Lime Inn Key West offers their guests an authentic island experience from the calming décor and Bahama-style shutters inside the guest rooms, to the large palm trees and relaxing hammocks outside their door. On-site, guests can enjoy a heated swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, full-size eco-friendly products in the bathrooms and complimentary breakfast each day that includes fresh, local bagels. Plus, because of its convenient location, the Earnest Hemmingway House and the shops and restaurants of Duval Street are just a short walk away, including the decadent Better Than Sex dessert restaurant.
The Lighthouse Court Hotel is perfectly situated right between two popular Key West attractions, the Key West Lighthouse and the Ernest Hemmingway House and Museum. It’s also within walking distance to famous Duval Street and the site of the Southernmost Point in the country. All of the hotel’s ten buildings date back to late 1800’s/early 1900s and feature unique architectural details like French doors, tin roofs and wood siding. However, the guest rooms inside them are completely updated with modern furnishings and amenities including flat screen televisions, mini fridges, high-speed internet and digital safes. Plus, there’s free breakfast, a heated outdoor pool and a poolside bar and cafe that serves up a variety of tropical craft cocktails.
Located right in the heart of all the action of Duval Street, the Pegasus International Hotel is within walking distance of lots of shops, restaurants and bars, and offers a host of amenities for their guests including a complimentary happy hour every day, a heated rooftop pool, a Jacuzzi, a poolside bar, high speed internet and free continental breakfast. Guest rooms are decorated in authentic art deco style and feature microwaves, mini-fridges, large televisions and spa quality bath products. Suites are also available that feature a separate living room with a queen size sleeper sofa.
At the Chelsea House Hotel in Key West, you’ll get lost in the island vibe as you stroll through the acre of tropical gardens and lounge areas that surround the two beautiful heated outdoor pools. In addition to free Wi-Fi and free breakfast, guests also have access to the many restaurants, bars and attractions of Duval Street, located just a short walk away. Guest rooms at the Chelsea House are crisp, clean and spacious, decorated with island colors and outfitted with amenities like flat screen televisions, mini fridges, digital safes and in the suites – kitchens with microwaves and cooktops.
Situated in historic Old Town Key West, the Marquesa Hotel offers a modern and luxurious stay, without losing the charm of the island. In fact, it has been named one of the world’s best hotels by Travel and Leisure Magazine. The beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites feature antique reproductions, flat screen televisions, mini bar/fridges, modern style bathrooms and special touches like make-up mirrors and bathrobes. On-site, you’ll also find a beautiful lush garden, several swimming pools and the award-winning Café Marquesa, which serves contemporary American cuisine and was one of Zagat’s highest rated restaurants in Key West.