Ocean Key Resort & Spa

0 Duval Street | Key West, FL 33040 [See Map]
#3 in Best Key West Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1568 reviews
Property Type Resort with 100 rooms, 4 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood, Ocean, Bay
Style Traditional
Best For Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

A member of the swanky Noble House hotel group, this harborfront, 100-room property in the upper-left quadrant of Mallory Square adheres to the old real estate adage about location, location, location. And guests report that the view from anywhere in this boutique hotel is worth the splurge. In addition to postcard-worthy vistas, accommodations here feature hardwood furnishings, bright green and blue decor, private balconies, whirlpool tubs and complimentary Wi-Fi. But don't plan on spending too much time in your room: The on-site SpaTerre boasts a long list of massages and skin treatments, while the outdoor pools makes a great place to catch some rays. If you have time, you should also dine on some of the "conch-fusion" cuisine in the resort's Hot Tin Roof restaurant; guests love the creative comfort dishes like crab-stuffed lobster.

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“The 100-room Ocean Key Resort has an excellent waterfront location right by Mallory Square. Decor is beach-inspired, with quirky accents such as antique birdcages. ... The resort features one pool (that could be a bit bigger), as well as a bright fitness center and spa.”


“A pool and lively open-air bar and restaurant sit on Sunset Pier, a popular place to watch the sun sink into the horizon. Toast the day's end from private balconies that extend from spacious rooms that are both stylish and homey.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Condé Nast Traveler

“This "top-of-the-line destination" on historic Duval Street near Mallory Square has guest rooms that reflect their environment through bright blues and greens. ... Hot Tin Roof serves Cuban-influenced dishes like pork chicharrónes, baked goat cheese, paella, and crab-stuffed lobster.”

Travel + Leisure

“Ocean Key Resort is adjacent to main attractions like Key West Harbor, Old Town, and Mallory Square — famous for its nightly sunset parties. ... [The hotel] has an island-party atmosphere, so request a higher-level room for a little more peace and quiet.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at Ocean Key Resort & Spa are decked out in wicker and linen with flowing white draperies, teal and lime walls and fabrics, and ceiling fans that complement the balcony breezes. Every room and suite is complete with a private balcony furnished with a small table and chairs. Bathrooms feature double sinks, whirlpool tubs and walk-in rain showers. Many rooms have courtyard views, and some have views of the harbor.

  • Minifridge/minibar and coffee maker in all rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Suites and a two-bedroom penthouse also available

Standard room size:

300 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1568 guests have reviewed the Ocean Key Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1568 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Ocean Key Resort & Spa is located at 0 Duval Street in Key West at the base of the aptly named Sunset Pier. It's next door to the Mallory Square marketplace and entertainment complex, and is within easy reach of historic sites and recreation areas such as the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor.

  • The resort has its own popular outdoor bar, and is steps away from dozens more
  • Walking, biking and pedicabs are preferred modes of transportation
  • 24-hour valet parking ($23)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


Ocean Key Resort & Spa's main restaurant, Hot Tin Roof, is a casually elegant space overlooking the property's Sunset Pier. Its "conch-fusion" cuisine is offered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The poolside Liquid Lounge and the Sunset Pier bar serve similar menus of raw fish and shellfish, sandwiches and salads. Liquid Lounge is open until sunset, and Sunset Pier is open until 11 p.m.

  • Nightly music and dancing at Sunset Pier
  • Breakfast included in some packages
  • In-room dining from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

American, Latin American


  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The swimming pool and whirlpool tub at Ocean Key Resort & Spa are positioned for sunset views across the Gulf of Mexico. The property's Liquid Lounge bar maintains a party atmosphere with music, tropical cocktails and a "Floribbean" menu, as well as cooling amenities such as spritz bottles and frozen fruit skewers. Cabanas offer shade and privacy.

  • The lounge menu includes a raw bar and bottle service
  • Available for private events at night

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


SpaTerre at Ocean Key Resort & Spa uses Southeast Asian oils, herbs and clays in multi-step treatments to relax and rejuvenate guests. An indoor-outdoor soaking tub sprinkled with rose petals tops off some of the experiences.

  • Couples massages available
  • Other services include manicures, pedicures and waxing
  • An attached boutique sells products from the treatments and other bath and beauty items

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Ocean Key Resort & Spa is primarily an adult playground — it does not offer a kids club or other children's services. However, it does provide children's menus, high chairs and folding cribs on request. Family activities nearby include the Key West Aquarium, the Conch Tour Train, the Shipwreck Museum and a variety of sports and eco-tours.

  • Check Key West’s event calendar before you go
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fitness center at Ocean Key Resort & Spa squeezes several cardio and weight machines and free weights into a small room with natural light and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. A mounted flat-screen TV, cold water and towels are among the amenities available.

  • Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week
  • Independent vendors nearby offer sports equipment rentals and excursions
  • Bahia Honda State Park, less than an hour away by car, is considered one of the country's best beaches
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Ocean Key Resort & Spa can accommodate up to 50 guests in its Mallory Conference Room Suite, which boasts panoramic views and access to a terrace and garden. The resort's restaurants, pool deck and Sunset Pier can also be reserved for private events.

  • Audiovisual services and event-planning assistance available
  • Business center with printer, fax, photocopier and express mail

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available




Weddings with up to 250 guests can be accommodated at Ocean Key Resort & Spa with a ceremony on the Ocean Terrace and reception on Sunset Pier. Other locations, including the Hot Tin Roof restaurant and a small ballroom, are available for more intimate affairs. Ocean Key requires couples to hire a certified wedding planner and to rent a tent for events on Sunset Pier.

  • Wedding packages and spa packages available
  • Catering by Hot Tin Roof

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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0 Duval Street | Key West, FL 33040 [See Full Map]