Santa Maria Suites Resort

1401 Simonton Street | Key West, FL 33040 [See Map]
#5 in Best Key West Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1015 reviews
Property Type Resort hotel with 35 rooms, 2 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood
Style Traditional
Best For Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

This all-suite hotel, just a block from Key West's lively Duval Street, wins lodgers over with its thoughtful, unique amenities. Some of the most noteworthy include the Dove candies distributed during turn-down service, the Bath & Body Works toiletries and the wine chillers included in each room. Other in-room amenities include iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi and fully-equipped kitchens. Along with the suite amenities, Santa Maria also boasts two swimming pools; smoothies, bottled water, popsicles and fresh fruit are all available while you're catching some poolside rays. And if you're hankering for something more substantial, head to the on-site restaurant, Ambrosia, for some Japanese eats. Recent guests also say that the hotel's Duval Street location means there are plenty of delicious restaurants within walking distance. It's these thoughtful extras and a friendly staff that have many recent visitors wishing they could live here year-round.

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Critic Reviews


“This property, with its condo-style suites, can offer good value to families, couples, and groups of friends traveling together.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

The condo-style suites at Santa Maria Suites Resort provide many useful amenities that are not found in most hotels, including cookware, stoves, refrigerators and wine chillers. All suites feature plenty of space with sophisticated decor and granite countertops, and look particularly nice after recent renovations. Many offer private patios and balconies with views of the pool area.

  • Evening turndown service provides fresh towels, pillow chocolates and muffins for breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi provided with the daily resort fee
  • Suites may include bathtubs, or may provide standing showers only

Standard room size:

750 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 1015 guests have reviewed the Santa Maria Suites Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1015 reviews)

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  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Located on the southwest end of Key West, Santa Maria Suites Resort offers beach access one block from the hotel and is within walking distance of a few fun family attractions. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters are both a 10-minute walk from the property.

  • Several restaurants and a few gift shops are within walking distance
  • Beach attendants are on hand to provide towels and chairs upon arrival at the beach
  • One complimentary parking space is provided for each suite

  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


Santa Maria Suites Resort features one on-site restaurant, Ambrosia, which serves sushi and Japanese cuisine. Ambrosia's stated goal is to provide fresh, artistic dishes in a soothing atmosphere and its unique decor and dim lighting seem to be accomplishing just that. Ambrosia is open for lunch and dinner daily, and reservations are recommended.

  • An extensive sake menu is available at Ambrosia
  • Fresh breakfast muffins are provided at turndown

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

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


Santa Maria Suites Resort features two heated swimming pools surrounded by tropical greenery and lounge chairs. Pool attendants are on hand to supply complimentary smoothies, popsicles, water or fresh fruits, and to provide concierge services.

  • Alcoholic beverages available for a charge
  • Complimentary glasses of wine provided each evening during the nightly happy hour
  • Chilled towels provided

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



With large one- and two-bedroom suites starting at 750 square feet, families of all sizes will have plenty of space to travel in comfort. Kids enjoy splashing in the pools, and particularly love the complimentary popsicles offered daily.

  • Pack 'n Plays and high chairs available for use at no charge
  • Additional kids supplies such as guardrails and larger cribs can be rented from a recommended third party

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


Santa Maria Suites Resort's modest on-site fitness center offers three cardiovascular machines and weight-training equipment. Beach yoga and studio Pilates classes are available from nearby third-party providers.

  • Bicycle and boat rentals are offered through a third party
  • A nearby public trail provides space for walking and jogging along the beach

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Although Santa Maria Suites Resort does not offer an on-site business center, complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.

  • The concierge can direct guests to a nearby internet cafe that offers public computers
  • Front desk staff is happy to handle quick print jobs
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available




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1401 Simonton Street | Key West, FL 33040 [See Full Map]