15 Best Key West Hotels

With its bright white sand beaches, gently swaying palm trees and a pleasant climate, Key West is a great vacation destination. The southernmost city in the United States is located at the end of the Florida Keys, perfect for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. However, it does have some interesting historical attractions, as well as some great bars and restaurants.

The city is also rich in excellent hotels and resorts; many of them have beautiful oceanfront locations with stunning views of the sparkling turquoise waters. Whether you want luxury suites, cozy cabins, or rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean, these Key West hotels will guarantee you an unforgettable vacation.

1. Sunset Key Cabin

Sunset Key Cabin

Set on a private island near Key West, the five-star Sunset Key Cottages promises guests a peaceful and relaxing stay in paradise. While the island with its white sand and palm trees looks spectacular, the luxury cabins are just as divine.

In addition to great facilities – like swimming pools, restaurants and tennis courts – there is also a great fitness centre and spa for guests to use.

Location: The 24 hour ferry means it’s only 5 minutes from the city centre – if you can get away from this fantastic getaway.

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2. Casa Marina Key West, Waldorf Astoria Resort

Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

A historic getaway from the 1920s, Casa Marina Key West not only boasts a spectacular oceanfront setting, it also boasts the largest private beach in the city. This 5-star hotel has a very secluded and peaceful atmosphere, making it the ideal place to relax and unwind in luxury.

In addition to classic furnished rooms with all the latest amenities, Casa Marina boasts two oceanfront pools, a gorgeous on-site restaurant and a superb spa.

Where: Casa Marina Key West is about a 10-minute drive from the town center, Key West Golf Club and Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park.

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3. Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Windward Pointe

Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Windward Pointe

Windward Pointe is the place for you if you want to relax on the beach as soon as possible upon arrival. Despite its proximity to the airport, the hotel is very quiet and its beach and palm trees look idyllic.

Rooms at the 4-star Hyatt Residence Club Key West are luxurious, many with sea views. In addition to this, guests can organise fishing, scuba diving or parasailing.

Location: Windward Pointe is just 1 km from the airport and a 10-minute drive from the Historic District and the southernmost point.

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4. Parrot Key Hotel & Villas

Parrot Keys Hotel & Villas

Set in lush, landscaped gardens, Parrot Key Hotel’s luxurious villas guarantee a peaceful and enjoyable stay. Hidden in its quiet grounds are four swimming pools offering kayaking, snorkeling and other water sports.

The recently renovated spacious rooms and suites are stylishly decorated and each has a balcony or terrace.

Location: Located in New Town, the Parrot Key Hotel is just across the road in a square with restaurants and shops. The free shuttle takes you to the historic district in ten minutes.

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5. Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina

Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina

Margaritaville Key West Resort has one of the best locations in town, on the waterfront in the Historic District with a marina in front.

This 4-star hotel certainly has plenty to choose from, offering three dining options, a fitness center and a business center. Additionally, guests can take advantage of the palm-lined swimming pool and enjoy modern and comfortable rooms with flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations.

Location: Adjacent to the Key West Aquarium and Mallory Square, the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina is just a stone’s throw from many of the city’s major attractions.

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6. Southernmost Hotel

Southernmost House Hotel

Housed in a gorgeous old historic building, this fabulous 4-star hotel looks like a treat, and its interior is just as delightful. Its public spaces and rooms are comfortable and comfortable, creating a welcoming atmosphere.

This adults-only hotel has a beautiful sun terrace and swimming pool for visitors to enjoy with direct views of the beach.

Location: Just 100 meters from the southernmost point, the hotel is ideally located for visiting Key West’s main attractions. Duval Street is just a short walk away.

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7. Key West Marriott Waterfront

Key West Marriott Waterfront

More than just a private beach, the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel has a beautiful outdoor pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The luxury resort has first-class facilities, with rooms equipped with all the latest amenities.

In addition to the restaurant and poolside bar, there is also a fitness center and spa.

Location: A ten minute drive from the Historic District, this hotel is close to the airport and the Key West Golf Club.

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8. The Reach Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton

Key West Ridge, Curio Collection by Hilton

Despite being just a short walk from lively Duval Street, The Reach Key West feels a million miles away because it’s located on a picturesque private beach. While its white sand beaches are perfect for relaxation, guests can also enjoy other leisure activities such as jet skiing, scuba diving and windsurfing.

Offering a spa, two swimming pools and an oceanfront restaurant, staying at this five-star hotel is a treat, with many of its rooms and suites overlooking the ocean.

Location: Duval Street and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum are both a ten-minute walk away.

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9. Ocean’s Edge Key West

Ocean's Edge Key West

Oceans Edge Key West is highly rated by guests and features not only six swimming pools, but a private jetty with fantastic water views. From here you can book excursions by kayak, jet ski or scuba diving.

The whitewashed buildings all overlook the marina, and many rooms have their own balconies. In addition, this 4-star hotel has an excellent seaside bar and restaurant.

Location: Surrounded by water, the aptly named Oceans Edge Key West is about a 20-minute drive from the Historic District.

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10. Santa Maria Suites Resort

Santa Maria Suites Resort

The spacious and stylish suites at the Santa Maria feature fully equipped kitchens, making them a great choice for families or large groups. Hidden in the green gardens are two swimming pools, as well as a spa and fitness center.

Complimentary wine and snacks are served daily during happy hour, and smoothies, fresh fruit and ice cream are regularly distributed poolside.

Location: Ideally located, the Santa Maria Suites Resort is just a short walk from the beach and Duval Street.

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11. The Perry Hotel Key West

The Perry Hotel Key West

In addition to being surrounded by water, The Perry Hotel Key West overlooks the marina and features three marina restaurants and two oceanfront swimming pools.

The luxurious accommodation is perfectly complemented by its friendly and welcoming staff who are more than happy to book boat trips or organise excursions and water sports for guests.

Location: Located on Stock Island, the Perry Hotel is just a 15-minute free shuttle ride from the historic district and all major Key West attractions.

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12. Garden Hotel

garden Hotel

Set in beautiful grounds and gardens, this lovely 4-star hotel is an oasis of peace and tranquility, which is even more stunning considering its proximity to Duval Street.

The adults-only hotel has a very laid-back vibe, with each room having its own private balcony or patio. These rooms are tastefully decorated and feature a flat-screen TV. There is a public bar and swimming pool in the centre of the venue.

Location: A few minutes from Duval Street, the Garden Hotel is ideally located for guests to rent bicycles to explore further afield.

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13. Marina Villas Resort & Spa

Marina Villas Resort & Spa

With a private beach, an award-winning spa and a stunning location overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Pier House Resort & Spa is your dream getaway. While it’s worth trying out top-notch wellness treatments, there are also fun and more active activities such as jet skiing and paragliding.

In addition to all of the above, this 4-star resort boasts three excellent on-site restaurants, while its rooms are spacious and stylish.

Location: Just off Mallory Square, The Marina Villas Resort and Spa is located within walking distance of many of Key West’s major attractions.

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14. Hilton Garden Inn Key West

Hilton Garden Inn Key West

The Hilton Garden Inn is well-received by guests as a fresh and airy place with a laid-back and homey feel. Its facilities are fantastic, including a swimming pool and hot tub as well as a tiki bar and restaurant.

Rooms at this 4-star hotel feature contemporary design features, as well as a fitness center and a business center.

Location: The Hilton Garden Inn is just a few minutes’ drive from the airport and the Key West Golf Club, while Duval Street is about ten minutes away by free shuttle.

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15. Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Beach House

Hyatt Residence Club Key West, Beach House

Another well-reviewed resort, Hyatt Residence Club West, Beach House has a private beach and an outdoor pool and hot tub area.

The hotel’s rooms and suites are richly decorated and feature flat-screen TVs; the latter also have kitchens and balconies. Besides basking in the beautiful scenery, visitors can also arrange to go fishing, snorkeling and windsurfing.

Location: The resort is a ten-minute drive from the Historic District. For excursions, guests can rent bicycles at reception.

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