Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort

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

Based on 396 reviews
Property Type Resort with 40 rooms, 2 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional
Best For Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

This luxurious Westin property is ideal for fulfilling your latest Robinson Crusoe fantasy, seeing as this hotel comprises 7 acres of Sunset Key, a private island that's 27 acres long and located approximately 10 minutes away from Key West by ferry. And to make the deserted-isle vibe a little easier to stomach, you'll find that each one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom, white-washed cottage comes with a stocked kitchen, a private balcony, two flat-screen TVs, an iPod docking stations and complimentary Internet access. If you can swing it, recent guests recommend springing for an ocean view instead of a garden one, saying that the vistas are worth the pricier room rate. Previous visitors (especially those traveling with kids) praise the hotel's expansive pool and soft, white beach, not to mention the tennis courts and the on-site restaurant, Latitudes. If you're a Starwood Preferred Guest you can use or earn reward points here for complimentary perks.

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“The hotel itself has wonderful amenities, including a lovely pool, a gorgeous beach with palm trees and clear waters, and a pleasant spa.”


“Continental breakfast is delivered in a basket each morning, niceties such as Wi-Fi are free to use, and although the hubbub of Old Town is just 10 minutes away by boat (they go twice an hour and by demand in the middle of the night), you'd never know it among the flowers and lawns of Sunset Key.”

Other Awards:
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Fodor's Choice

Guest Rooms

Sunset Key Guest Cottages feature traditional beach house decor, with light yellow and bright blue color schemes. The smallest cottage starts at 900 square feet, and each offers a porch for relaxing outside. Those that choose a four-bedroom cottage can enjoy a private patio and plunge pool.

  • Kitchen, living and dining areas provided in each cottage
  • Bathrooms may contain separate standing showers or showers combined with bathtubs
  • Newspapers are delivered along with breakfast each morning

Standard room size:

900 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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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 396 guests have reviewed the Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 396 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Sunset Key is a private 27-acre island located just off of the shores of Key West. Cars are not permitted on the island, so guests of Sunset Key Guest Cottages park at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina, then take advantage of a 24-hour launch service for transportation to the island. There are no stores within walking distance of the cottages, but guests can use a grocery delivery service to request food items be provided in their kitchen upon arrival.

  • Taxis and third-party limousine service are available to transport guests from the airport to the marina
  • Guests will need to travel back to Key West for outside entertainment and dining options
  • Private docks available at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina for guests arriving by boat

  • 24-hour valet parking ($22)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


Sunset Key is home to Latitudes Key West, a fine dining restaurant that features dishes using fresh, locally sourced fish and fruits. Guests can choose to dine indoors, outside on the patio or on the nearby beach surrounded by tiki torches. Flippers Pool Bar offers sandwiches and other lighter fare by the pool each day.

  • A complimentary breakfast basket is delivered to cottages every morning
  • Latitudes Key West is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Restaurant reservations are required, and a country club casual dress code applies for dinner

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


Sunset Key features a zero-entry pool shaded by palm trees and other tropical plants. Flippers Pool Bar allows guests to easily access food and beverage options while lounging beside the pool.

  • Two whirlpools provided; lounge chairs, tables and deck chairs are plentiful
  • Flippers Pool Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Children are welcome in the pool area, but no lifeguards are on duty

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


The Spa at Sunset Key offers a variety of traditional and themed massages, facials and body treatments. Guests are welcomed with spa drinks such as fruit-infused waters and teas, as well as sipping chocolate. The spa treatment suite offers an outdoor patio that is secluded by palm trees and tropical flowers.

  • Spa is open Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • A blending station offers a variety of essential oils from which guests can create scrubs or body creams to take home
  • Depilatory, nail, hair and makeup services available

Services offered:

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


The variety of accommodation options at Sunset Key Guest Cottages makes this an ideal location for families traveling with children. The swimming pool and movie library provided at the hotel offer options to help keep children entertained during their stay.

  • Board games available to be borrowed
  • A children's menu is provided at Latitudes Key West restaurant
  • Fishing poles and bait are available for fishing off the dock

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


Sunset Key Guest Cottages features an on-site fitness center with cardiovascular machines and free weights. Tennis and basketball courts are also provided, and rackets and balls can be borrowed from the hotel.

  • Bicycle and boat rentals can be charged to the guest's room
  • Fitness center is accessible 24 hours a day

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


Sunset Key Guest Cottages can host more informal corporate retreats and team-building events, but the property does not offer much in terms of professional business meeting space. Groups can host business functions outside or in the Latitudes Key West restaurant. All-inclusive resort buyout packages allow groups to rent the entire resort and have all meals provided.

  • Guests are welcome to use the 24-hour business center at the nearby Westin Key West Resort & Marina
  • A few computers are available on-site for quick references, if needed

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




Sunset Key Guest Cottages provides space for picturesque intimate island weddings. Several outdoor venue options are available, including beach ceremonies, poolside events and receptions on private chartered catamarans. Indoor receptions can be held in Latitudes Key West restaurant or in Paradise Cottage.

  • Couples can receive a discount on wedding packages when they book a Westin preferred wedding planner
  • Latitudes Key West offers the largest reception area, while other venues can accommodate 80 guests or fewer
  • The hotel will provide a list of preferred vendors for all other wedding details

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

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

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Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort

245 Front Street | Key West, FL 33040 [See Full Map]