The Marquesa Hotel

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

Based on 719 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 27 rooms, 3 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood
Style Traditional, Historic
Best For Couples

U.S. News Review

This tiny hotel on Fleming Street beckons to travelers who don't have young kids. In fact, you have to be at least 14 years of age to stay at The Marquesa. A look at the amenities list and restaurant menu items and you'll get a sense of that mature vibe in other words, don't expect to see any chicken nuggets or hot dogs. Instead, sample Café Marquesa's diver sea scallops or roasted duck breast. The rooms are smaller than what you might expect from a luxury hotel, but they're quiet and dressed in sunny yellows and muted greens, and some of the deluxe rooms feature hardwood floors. Just be aware that the hotel does not have an elevator, so some guests suggest requesting a room on one of the lower floors (or packing light). You won't need a car while staying at Marquesa, since top sites like the Key West Aquarium, Mallory Square and the Audubon House are a short walk away.

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Critic Reviews


“Apart from the elegance and blessed tranquility, what takes the experience to the next level is the low-key but friendly and attentive service from staff.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure

“Service is graciousness defined: a glass of white wine when you check in, a receptionist who remembers your name when you call six months later. Hands down, the best place to stay in Key West.”

Condé Nast Traveler

“A quiet oasis right in the middle of everything.”

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

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 719 guests have reviewed the The Marquesa Hotel, giving it a rating of 5.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 5.0 (based on 719 reviews)

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

Location & Parking

The Marquesa is located in the center of Key West's historic district, a block from Duval Street and five blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. It's an ideal location: within walking distance of the main tourist sights, but out of earshot from the noise and traffic.

  • Four blocks to Mallory Square; seven blocks to the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
  • About 4 miles west of Key West International Airport
  • 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

Guest Rooms

Rooms, painted in shades of yellow or pale blue, are uniquely decorated and appointed with antique and contemporary furnishings from Indonesia, the West Indies and the U.K. Many rooms feature porches overlooking the grounds.

  • Flat-screen TVs, cable and free Wi-Fi
  • Marble baths, luxe robes, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries

Standard room size:

400 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


Café Marquesa serves contemporary American cuisine, showcasing local seafood. Key West shrimp makes a regular appearance on the menu.

  • Restaurant offers dinner only, with a changing menu each night
  • Intimate, romantic dining room
  • Comfortable bar serves small plates and desserts, a substantial wine list is available

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


Two private and sunny pools, set in an idyllic courtyard with tropical plantings, are a welcome sight to snowbirds escaping from the winter cold. Because of the hotel's small size, limited lounge chairs are available.

  • Heated pool
  • Complimentary coffee and tea is served poolside every morning
  • Poolside patios with lounge chairs: bonus amenities that come with first floor rooms surrounding the courtyard

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



Children younger than 14 are not permitted at this resort.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs



The Marquesa specializes in adult leisure travel. An attractively furnished parlor is available for small meetings and gatherings, accommodating up to 55 people.

Number of meeting rooms:

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




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The Marquesa Hotel

600 Fleming Street | Key West, FL 33040 [See Full Map]