Hotels in Key West
The range of Key West hotels includes plush hotels, charming B&Bs and kitschy motels, as well as quirkier options such as clothing-optional rentals. Be sure to book ahead if you’re coming during peak season, as well as the big festivals, such as Fantasy Fest in fall or Hemingway Days in July. Rita Hayworth and Gregory Peck are among the stars who once stayed at Casa Marina, a revamped 1920s compound, one of the best hotels in Key West. The $43 million makeover in 2007 included gussying up the common areas to their Deco era best and refurbishing the 311 rooms with ceramic tile floors and crisp white sheets. Now part of the Waldorf Astoria Collection, this landmark is the grande dame of the area. Artist House is an Old Town Key West hotel that is often photographed for its classic, Colonial Queen Anne architecture. The six rooms have plantation shutters and 12-foot ceilings. To honor the former owners—famous painter Robert Eugene Otto and his musician wife Anne— guests are served complimentary continental breakfasts and daily happy hours in their beloved tropical garden with a pool. Just off Duval Street, hidden behind palms, Key Lime Inn is a small Key West hotel that feels like a tropical island oasis. Some of the cheery cottages have lounge-worthy verandas.
1884 clapboard houses set back from busy Duval Street. A no-cell-phones-in-public-spaces policy helps to keep the peace.
Ocean Key Resort is adjacent to main attractions like Key West Harbor, Old Town, and Mallory Square — famous for its nightly sunset parties. Each of this boutique hotel's 100 rooms have a private balcony overlooking historic Duval Street or the ocean, plus jetted tubs and hand-painted furniture.
White-washed cottages--with a new spa and restaurant--on a secluded island near Key West.
Designed to resemble a large plantation-style home, this resort has 118 rooms, each with tiled-entry foyers and private balconies providing at least partial ocean view.
With at least 80 inns and B&B's squeezed onto the eight-square-mile island, Key West may well be America's most "inn" town. So what makes the Mermaid & the Alligator stand out?
Located near the old port, the hotel is a superb bargain; rooms are large and bright with modern furniture and floral accents, though there’s no on-site pool or restaurant.
Six low-rise buildings tucked into bougainvillea gardens between the harborfront and the historic Old Town—one of the few remaining independent hotels in the area with an authentic Old Key West attitude.
Just off Duval Street, hidden behind palms, the inn feels like a tropical island oasis. Some of the cheery cottages have lounge-worthy verandas.
The sister property to the Casa Marina, features an outpost of the Strip House.All 150 breezy rooms at the Reach Resort have coconut-shell headboards, bathrooms with abstract art, and private balconies.
Rita Hayworth and Gregory Peck are among the stars who once stayed at this revamped 1920 compound, another product of Henry Flagler's bold vision.
This adults-only private resort covers two secluded miles in the center of Old Town. Select five different styles of accommodations for a total of 30 rooms: B&B at The Mansion, cottages, an inn, Manor House, and a townhouse, with concierge services available.
This all-suite, 24 room property has three quaint "houses" with one- and two-bedroom suites, each with a porch or balcony where rocking chairs or hammocks can be found.
This charming establishment is traditional in design, thanks partly to being one of the few homes that wasn’t destroyed by the massive fire on Key West in 1886. Each of the 23 rooms has a lived-in feel thanks to wicker furniture and long-standing, intricate wood and stone elements.
This boutique B&B housed in a circa-1870 plantation-style mansion is the most graceful place to stay on the island. Beginning in 1930, former owner Peggy Mills spent nearly 40 years on the gardens, adding orchids, palms, winding brick pathways, fountains, and enormous Cuban earthenware jars.