Best Key West hotels on the beach


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You will be pleased with the wide variety of Key West hotels on the beach that you can select from when you are on the island. You have value choices that include the BEST WESTERN Hibiscus Motel and the Inn at Key West. Families will enjoy the activities at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel and the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina hosts a plethora of watersport activities onsite. Luxury selections are superb with the newer Marker Waterfront Resort and the Parrot Key Hotel and Resort and the Southernmost Beach Resort as well as the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort boast direct access to a private white sand beach. Boutique choices include the Orchid Key Inn and the Silver Palms Inn. No matter what type of lodging or experience you are seeking there are perfect accommodations waiting for you on Key West.

  • Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

    Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West

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    Address: Reynolds Street Key West FL

    If you are looking for iconic luxury Key West hotel on the beach that is perfect for couples as well as families and sports a private beach, then the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is the only place for you to stay. Located at 1500 Reynolds Street on the southern coastline of the island near Higgs Beach, the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is situated on 6.5-acres of lush tropical landscape with direct beach access and was constructed in 1920 by former railroad tycoon Henry Flagler. Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has a splendid Caribbean Colonial design with 311 rooms and suites that was renovated in 2008 to feature a contemporary island decor. Standard guest rooms feature 350 square feet of living space with a choice of bedding and views of the neighborhood or ocean but no balcony. Rooms in the Historic Flagler section are 350 square feet with ocean views from large picture windows. Ocean view rooms with balconies are 350 square feet with a choice of bedding and the best locations that feature views of the Atlantic Ocean. Grand Ocean view rooms in the Historic Flagler section feature 350 square feet and perfect ocean views from a private terrace. The Casa Marina Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has a perfect spot on one of Key West’s only private beaches which boasts plenty of space for lounging and a plethora of watersport activities are available onsite. Other activities within walking distance include Key West Wildlife Center, the West Martello Tower along with the Key West Garden Club and children will be thrilled with Sand-Isle where sand castle building is an art form. The Casa Marina Key West hotel on the beach has two freshwater swimming pools that overlook the Atlantic Ocean with an adults-only pool and poolside service. There is a watersport center, fitness center, shopping boutique and a full service spa onsite. Dining onsite features the Sun Sun which serves all three meals; Flagler’s Cafe which has quick bites from sunrise to midnight; Ramblers has quick bites to go and a shopping boutique and Spencer’s by the Sea prepares all three meals in a fine dining atmosphere. Other dining options within walking distance include El Siboney Restaurant for Latin fusion, the Flaming Buoy Filet Company prepares seafood and the Banana Cafe serves French cuisine. Nightlife includes drinks at the RUMba with live music or offsite at the Rum Bar and the Cabaret at La Te Da features live cabaret performances nightly.



    Southernmost Beach Resort

    Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West

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    Address: Duval Street Key West FL

    If you are searching for an upscale Key West hotel on the beach that offers great amenities for couples and families, then the Southernmost Beach Resort is an ideal choice for you. Located at 1319 Duval Street along the southern coastline, the Southernmost Beach Resort is situated on 6-acres of tropical gardens with direct beach access and great views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Southernmost Beach Resort is a cluster of buildings that boast a Colonial architectural design with 124 rooms and suites which sport a contemporary decor. Deluxe rooms range in size from 240 to 400 square feet with a choice of bedding and resort views but offer no balcony. Deluxe balcony rooms range in size from 270 to 400 square feet with a private balcony and view of the gardens. Superior rooms range from 280 to 380 square feet have a choice of bedding and a private balcony that sports partial-ocean or pool views. Pool view rooms are sized between 320 to 450 square feet with a private balcony and view of the pool. Partial-ocean view rooms are 400 square feet with a private balcony and ocean view rooms are sized from 290 to 410 square feet with a private balcony and view of the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean front rooms are sized at 330 to 470 square feet with big views of the ocean front from a private balcony. There is also an adults-only section at the La Mer House and Dewey House which offer rooms between 25 to 400 square feet with a garden or ocean view from a private balcony. The three-bedroom extended stay suite that boasts 2,000 square feet on two-levels of living space, a separate living room, full kitchen, 3-bathrooms and views of Old Town from a private balcony. The Southernmost Key West hotel on the beach has a great private white sand beach that has plenty of space to lounge as well as a private sunbathing pier and a plethora of watersport activities are available for rent onsite. Other attractions within walking distance are the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, the Southernmost Point Buoy and numerous art galleries along Duval Street. The Southernmost Beach Resort has three freshwater swimming pools including an adults-only and two pools offer poolside service. The complex has watersport rentals, a shopping boutique, fitness center and full service onsite. Dining options include the Southernmost Beach Cafe which serves all three meals. Other restaurants within walking distance include La Grignote for French, the New York Pasta Garden prepares Italian and Louie’s Backyard serves seafood. Nightlife includes live music onsite at the Shores Bar, a quiet drink at the Sand Bar and the Pineapple Bar or you can venture offsite to the Cork and Stogie for live music.

    Parrot Key Hotel and Resort

    Parrot Key Hotel and Resort in Key West

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    Address: N Roosevelt Blvd Key West FL

    If you are looking for a luxury Key West hotel on the beach with suite type amenities and is family as well as couple friendly, then the Parrot Key Hotel and Resort is an ideal selection for you. Located at 2801 North Roosevelt Boulevard along the northern coastline of the island, the Parrot Key Hotel and Resort is situated on 5-acres of tropical landscape that overlooks the Florida Bay. The Parrot Key Hotel and Resort has a low rise Caribbean Colonial architectural design that contains 148 rooms, suites and villas which sport a modern Bahama style decor. Standard rooms have 375 square feet with a choice of bedding and a private balcony with views of the bay or gardens. One-bedroom suites are sized at 625 square feet with a separate living room and boast views of the garden or bay from a private balcony. Two-bedroom suites have 925 square feet on two-levels of living space with a choice of bedding in each room, separate living room, 2-bathrooms and a private balcony with garden or Florida Bay views. Three-bedroom villas are massive with three-levels of living space, 3-bathrooms and a view of the gardens or bay from two private balconies. Although the property is along the waterfront there is no direct beach access but you can lounge on several chairs that are situated on a white sandy area overlooking the Florida Bay. You have easy access to a wide variety of watersport activities that can be booked directly onsite. There is a free shuttle service that will transport you to Smathers Beach for swimming and/or lounging under a palm tree as well as watersport rentals onsite at the Parrot Beach Club. Other attractions such as the Key West Firehouse Museum, White Street Pier for fabulous sunrises or Mallory Square for the nightly Sunset Celebration. The Parrot Key Hotel and Resort boasts four freshwater swimming pools that including poolside service from the Bar Cafe. This Key West hotel on the beach contains a fitness center, shopping boutique and Key West Massage is only one-block away. Dining onsite includes Cafe Blue which prepares all three meals and choices offsite within walking distance include Goldman’s Bagel Deli, Key Plaza Creperies for European delights and the Stoned Crab for seafood. Nightlife requires a drive to Duval Street where you will find the Greene Street Cigar Company, Capt. Tony’s Saloon and the Bourbon Street Pub boasts live music.

    The Marker Waterfront Resort

    The Marker Waterfront Resort in Key West

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    Address: William Street Key West FL

    When you are searching for a luxury Key West hotel on the beach and you want to stay in the newest addition to the island in nearly 20 years, then you should book at the Marker Waterfront Resort. Located on 200 Williams Street in Old Town on the northern coastline of the island, the Marker Waterfront Resort is situated on 2-acres of lush tropical landscaped grounds overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and was constructed in 2014. The Marker Waterfront has a Caribbean Colonial architectural design with 96 rooms and suites that boast a contemporary decor. Classic, Pool and Garden rooms offer 400 square feet of living space and a private balcony with views of the resort, gardens or pool. Key West Bight Harbor rooms are sized similar with a private balcony that overlooks Key West Marina. The Captain’s Quarters boast 450 square feet with an oversized private balcony which features sweeping views of the Key West waterfront. The Marker Waterfront Resort has a superb space on the waterfront is ideal for multiple watersport activities which can be booked directly within Key West Bight Harbor. You are within an easy drive to spectacular white sand at South and Higgs Beaches. You are also within walking distance to Key West Historic Seaport which features shopping at Peppers of Key West, the Flagler Station Over-Sea Railway Historeum Museum and the Capi-Cua Art Gallery. The Marker Waterfront Key West hotel on the beach has three beautiful freshwater swimming pools which are set in nicely manicured gardens and there is an adults-only pool. Other amenities onsite include a fitness center, shopping boutique and your own personal Conchierge who will guide you through your vacation. Dining options at the Marker Waterfront Resort include Cero Bodega which serves Cali-Mex cuisine for all three meals. Other offsite dining options within walking include Harpoon Harry’s for diner style food, Bien serves Latin fusion and the Eaton Street Seafood Market is ideal for a variety of fresh cuisine. Nightlife is abundant and only a few steps from the property with places like the Sunset Pier, Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square and the Flying Monkey.

    Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel

    Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel

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    Address: N Roosevelt Blvd Key West FL

    If you are searching for a beachfront luxury Key West hotel on the beach that offers plenty of amenities for all types of travelers, then the best place for you is the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel. Located at 3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard along the northeastern coastline of the island, the Key West Marriott Beachside hotel is situated on 7-acres along a private beachfront overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The Key West Marriott Beach Hotel has a modern low rise architectural style with 222 rooms and suites which sport a contemporary decor. Standard guest rooms have 283 square feet with no balcony or patio. One-bedroom Presidential suites boast 953 square feet of space with a separate living room, full kitchen, 1.5-bathrooms and a private balcony with views of the resort or Gulf of Mexico. Two-bedroom Presidential suites offer a separate living room, a full kitchen, 2-bathrooms and a private balcony with views of the gardens. The three-bedroom Presidential suite has a separate living room, dining room, full kitchen, 3-bathrooms and two balconies with a resort or gulf view. The Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel has a nice man-made beach area with plenty of space for lounging under the sun as well as palm trees for shade. You can arrange your favorite watersport activity at the onsite marina. Other island activities such as the Southernmost Point will require driving but you can take the free shuttle to Old Town where you will find the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum as well as the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. The Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel has a nice freshwater swimming pool with a sundeck surrounded by a manicured tropical landscape. The property contains a marina, fitness center and a shopping boutique. Dining includes the Tavern N Town which serves casual cuisine for breakfast as well as dinner and the Blue Bar is open poolside for light fare at lunch as well as dinner. Other options offsite will require a short drive to Hurricane Hole Restaurant and Marina for seafood, La Trattoria Oceanside prepares Italian and Bien serves Latin fusion cuisine. Nightlife within walking distance includes the Splash Bar and Grill for live music and you can travel to Mallory Square by car or taxi for the Sunset Celebration or you can try the Key West Haunted Pub excursion.

    The Inn at Key West

    The Inn at Key West

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    Address: N Roosevelt Blvd Key West FL

    When you are searching for an affordable mid-range Key West hotel on the beach which is perfect for couples and families then stay at the Inn at Key West. Located at 3420 North Roosevelt Boulevard along the northeastern coastline of the island, the Inn at Key West is situated overlooking the Gulf of Mexico within a lush tropical garden. The Inn at Key West has a modern low rise architectural style that features 106 rooms and suites that have been recently renovated with a Tommy Bahama decor. Traditional rooms have ample living space with a choice of bedding and feature a garden, pool or gulf view but no private balcony. Premium rooms are slightly larger with a choice of bedding and a private balcony with a pool or gulf views. Studios have an integrated living space with a private balcony that has gulf views. The Inn Key West hotel on the beach is not situated on the beach and you must drive a short distance to Smathers Beach. The Inn at Key West is somewhat isolated from nearby activities but the island is small and within a short distance you can be at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Duval Street as well as the hotel offers a shuttle service to Mallory Square as well as Old Town. The biggest plus at the Inn at Key West is the largest freshwater swimming pool on Key West. The pool area has a beautiful deck within a manicured garden setting and there is also a tiki bar. The property contains an activity desk, fitness center and shopping boutique. Dining options onsite includes breakfast as well as lunch at the Oasis Cafe and the Tiki Bar prepares casual food for lunch and dinner poolside. Options offsite within walking distance are limited to an Outback Steakhouse, Key Plaza Creperie for European as well as the Tavern N Town which prepares seafood. Nightlife requires a drive or taxi ride to Duval Street where you can find Rick’s and Durty Harry’s for dancing, the Green Parrot Bar for casual drinks as well as live music and the Coyote Ugly Saloon.

    Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina

    Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina

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    Address: Front Street Key West FL

    If you are looking for a waterfront Key West hotel on the beach with a resort feel and plenty of onsite amenities then the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina is an ideal choice for your family. Located at 245 Front Street in Old Town Key West just steps from Mallory Square, the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina is situated one block from Duval Street along the waterfront. The Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina has a modern low rise architectural design with 178 rooms and suites that have recently been renovated with a contemporary island decor. Traditional rooms have 375 square feet of living area with a choice of bedding as well as pool or garden views from a private balcony. Deluxe rooms are sized similar with choice of bedding and a full ocean view from a private balcony. One-bedroom suites are sized at 750 square feet with a separate living room and a private balcony with partial-ocean or full ocean views. Two-bedroom suites are nicely sized for families at 1,200 square feet with a separate living room and a private balcony with pool, partial-ocean or full ocean views. The Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina has a perfect waterfront but you will need to take a 7-minute ferry ride to a sister resort, sunset Key Cottages on Sunset Key if you want to lounge on a private beach area. You can also venture to South Beach near the Southernmost Point as well as Higgs Beach with a short taxi ride. This property has many attractive amenities for family’s onsite such as boat rentals and a variety of watersport rentals available directly at the onsite 37 slip marina. The Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina also boasts a wide range of daily activities for adults as well as a nice kids club to keep your children occupied during your stay. Other activities within walking distance include Mallory Square and Duval Street where you will find museums, shopping and dining options. The Margaritaville Key West hotel on the beach has a freshwater swimming pool with a beautiful deck and poolside service from Castaways. The property has a fitness center, shopping boutique, marina and full service spa onsite. Dining options at Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina include Bistro 245 which serves all three menus, Castaways prepares light fare for lunch poolside and the Sunset Deck is open for early dinners in the evening. Nightlife onsite includes live music on selected evenings and you are just steps away from the Sunset Celebration in Mallory Square which offers street performers, food carts and plenty of art from local artisans.



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