Key West is a delightful island located at the southernmost point of Florida’s Keys, famous for its crystal-clear waters, gorgeous sunsets, and relaxed lifestyle – no wonder it has become such a sought-after vacation spot! When planning your stay here, accommodation decisions are vitally important – here is our comprehensive guide on where to stay in Key West.
Old Town in Key West is a historic district and tourist hub. Home to numerous bars, restaurants, and shops that make for convenient sightseeing locations – plus notable landmarks like Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum as well as Key West Lighthouse! This area can’t be missed when visiting Key West!
Those seeking an indulgent experience should consider The Marquesa Hotel as one of their first choices. With 27 guest rooms featuring their own unique decor and lush tropical gardens, amenities include a heated swimming pool with poolside bar service as well as free Wi-Fi connectivity. Casa Marina A Waldorf Astoria Resort also provides 311 guestrooms and suites alongside multiple swimming pools, private beaches, and dining options – two great alternatives.
Budget travelers looking for something a bit more budget-friendly should consider The Key Lime Inn as an excellent accommodation choice. Boasting 37 guest rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, and complimentary continental breakfast service – plus its prime central location makes exploring Old Town easier on foot!
Duval Street in Key West is the heart of its nightlife scene. Lined with bars, restaurants, and shops that attract both visitors and locals alike, Duval Street provides an exciting atmosphere and is the place to be if you want to be at the center of all of the action.
The Crowne Plaza Key West – La Concha is an award-winning hotel situated directly on Duval Street and offers 160 guest rooms, a rooftop swimming pool, multiple dining options – including an incredible rooftop bar that provides breathtaking city views – and several dining services, such as its popular rooftop bar with amazing city vistas. Another top option is The Reach Key West Curio Collection by Hilton which features 150 guest rooms and suites as well as its own beach and an array of water sports activities for its guests to enjoy.
If you are on a tight budget, NYAH (Not Your Average Hotel) offers the perfect budget-conscious solution. Offering various room configurations to accommodate groups of various sizes – perfect for families or friends traveling together – plus several swimming pools, hot tubs, and complimentary breakfast services, this unique hotel stands out from its competition.
Truman Annex in Old Town is a gated community named for President Harry S. Truman, who used it as his Winter White House during his presidency. Today, it remains popular among travelers who desire an upscale yet private stay experience.
Truman Annex hotels that rank highly for luxury accommodations include The Marker Key West Harbor Resort. Boasting 96 guestrooms and suites, two swimming pools, fitness facilities, dining options (including waterfront seating at their restaurant), as well as stunning harbor views with access to water sports activities – this resort hotel stands out.
Ocean Key Resort & Spa, offering 100 guestrooms and suites, waterfront pool access, and multiple dining options, including a rooftop bar with panoramic sunset views, is another top pick in addition to offering full spa services as well as water sports activities.
Stock Island, situated just east of Key West, offers an idyllic yet relaxed and secluded place to stay. Home to various marinas and boatyards that attract boaters and fishermen alike, Stock Island also features several restaurants and bars, such as Hogfish Bar & Grill, for visitors.
Oceans Edge Key West Resort, Hotel & Marina stands out as one of Stock Island’s premier hotels with 175 guest rooms and suites, multiple swimming pools, full-service spa amenities, and its own marina – providing breathtaking waterfront views as well as easy access to water sport activities.
Perry Hotel Key West, situated on Stock Island’s working waterfront and offering 100 guestrooms and suites as well as a waterfront pool, provides guests with an authentic Key West experience.
Key West Beaches
Key West offers several stunning beaches, making staying near them an excellent way to maximize your time in the water. Popular choices in Key West include Smathers Beach, Higgs Beach, and Fort Zachary Taylor Beach if this is something you plan to do frequently.
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, stands out among top beach hotels as one of the premier lodging establishments. Offering 311 guestrooms and suites, private beach access, multiple swimming pools, dining options, and stunning ocean views – Casa Marina’s location allows easy access to water sports activities as well.
The Reach Key West Curio Collection by Hilton is another popular option and features 150 guest rooms and suites, a private beach, and water sports activities such as kayaking. Furthermore, this hotel’s prime beachside location gives easy access to several key attractions like Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, as well as the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.
As for choosing where to stay in Key West, there is something suitable for every budget and taste – from experiencing Duval Street action and luxury at Truman Annex to experiencing life on Stock Island with more laid-back accommodations like Truman Annex. Key West’s beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and relaxed lifestyle make it the ideal vacation destination.