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    Ocean Key Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
    Key West, FL
    $39 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $39 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    A member of the swanky Noble House hotel group, this harborfront property adjacent to Mallory Square adheres to the old real estate adage about location, location, location. And guests report that the view from anywhere in this boutique resort is worth the splurge. In addition to postcard-worthy Key West, Florida, vistas, accommodations here feature wooden furnishings, green and blue decor, private balconies and whirlpool tubs. 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 pool makes a great place to catch some rays. If you have time, you should also dine on some of the seafood-focused comfort dishes in the resort's Hot Tin Roof Restaurant. Guests say the views made their experience but warn that the already pricey room rates increase when you factor in nightly parking charges and the $39 daily resort fee.
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    The Marker Waterfront Resort Key West
    Key West, FL
    $50.62 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $50.62 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    It's all about the location at The Marker Waterfront Resort. Situated just steps from the city's historic seaport, three blocks from the lively Duval Street and about six blocks east of Mallory Square and its famous Sunset Celebration, this property is quickly becoming a favorite among Key West travelers. Each of the resort's 96 guest rooms comes equipped with a balcony, a walk-in rain shower and separate soaking tub, a minibar and Key West Aloe bath amenities. Although visitors said the rooms are clean and spacious, they do warn that the walls are thin, so bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper. Outside of the digs, guests have access to a variety of on-site amenities, including bike rentals, a "Conchierge" (the resort's personal resource and insider guide for guests), three outdoor pools and a fitness center. For dining, visitors should check out the resort's restaurant, Cero Bodega, which serves excellent Mexican-inspired food, according to recent travelers. Note: The Marker Waterfront Resort Key West charges a $35 daily resort fee, which includes Wi-Fi access, pool access and concierge services.
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    Sunset Key Cottages
    Key West, FL
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    This luxurious property is ideal for fulfilling your latest Robinson Crusoe fantasy, seeing as this resort is located off the coast of Key West, Florida, on Sunset Key, a 27-acre private island. Families in particular love the accommodations, which include one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom white-washed cottages, each equipped with a kitchen, a private veranda, a flat-screen TV and internet access (which the $50 daily resort fee covers). Despite its amenities, some guests warn that the rooms need an upgrade and the cuisine is hit or miss. However, travelers rave about the views from the Latitudes restaurant. The property also offers a spa, a pool, a fitness center, tennis courts and a private beach. For those looking to lounge beachside, vacationers say be extra careful traversing the sands, as sharp rocks are sporadic. To get to the property, you'll need to take advantage of the resort's 24-hour boat shuttle service, which travels between the property and the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina.
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    Pier House Resort & Spa
    Key West, FL
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    According to guests, the Pier House Resort & Spa has all the necessary ingredients of a great Key West, Florida, resort: a prime location (just northeast of Mallory Square), an attentive staff and abundant amenities. This quaint property boasts a heated outdoor pool and its own private stretch of white sand beach, which make it popular with sun-seekers. Guests will also have access to the full-service spa, where salon services and a long list of soothing massages and body treatments are available. As for the accommodations, there are standard rooms with warm, neutral hues and coveted amenities like flat-screen TVs, walk-in rain showers and coffee makers. All spaces also feature balconies or patios and come with Wi-Fi access, which the $40 daily resort fee covers. However, a few travelers caution that some accommodations have inadequate air conditioners and thin walls that let in a lot of noise. Along with well-appointed rooms, guests enjoy access to the tasty One Duval – serving up hearty portions of fresh surf and turf items – and the casual Beach Bar.
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    Southernmost Beach Resort
    Key West, FL
    $50.62 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $50.62 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Built in the 1950s, the Southernmost Beach Resort exudes Key West charm. The 261-room property stretches across 6 acres of south Florida's laid-back Key West and features three pools, two beaches and four bars and restaurants. Those looking to relax and embrace the island lifestyle can lay out on the private tanning pier or chill beachside in a hammock. Once you muster up the energy to grab a bite, wander over to the Southernmost Beach Cafe, which offers tropical drinks and Caribbean cuisine in a casual oceanfront setting. If you're interested in a bit more action, stroll a block over to Key West's lively Duval Street, which gets particularly festive after dark thanks to its bustling bars and drag queen nightclubs. Once you're ready to sleep, head back to your accommodations, which include minifridges, coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi access and large flat-screen TVs. Recent visitors said that although small and a bit pricey, rooms at the Southernmost Beach Resort are comfortable and offer great views from the higher floors. Note: The property charges a $35 daily resort fee that covers pool and beach access, beach chair and towel use, internet access, concierge services and various resort activities.
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    Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
    Key West, FL
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Many of Key West's best hotels are clustered around Mallory Square – but this landmark property (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places) bucks that trend with its Reynolds Street address by the Atlantic Ocean. Guests, however, are enthralled by more than its historic ambience and away-from-the-crowd locale. Although some guests say accommodations here are a bit small, they are still outfitted with modern amenities like espresso machines, iHome docking stations and flat-screen TVs. Along with the comfy lodgings, Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort also boasts access to Key West's largest private beach and the Spa al Mare, which offfers a wide array of services, including seaweed detoxifying body wraps and beachside massages. And the two outdoor pools overlooking the ocean have been described as nothing short of amazing by sun-seeking guests. A stay at this Waldorf Astoria outpost can be pricey, but if you're a Hilton Honors member, you can accrue or cash in points by choosing to bed down here.
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    The Gates Hotel Key West
    Key West, FL
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Visitors of The Gates Hotel cannot stop raving about this recent addition to Florida's southernmost city. The hotel, which opened in April 2015, gives its guests access to several island-themed amenities, including the Rum Row Poolside Bar, a cigar lounge and an on-site food truck. Those looking to get off the property can rent bikes (for a fee) and venture over to Mallory Square or to Duval Street, where many of Key West's bars, restaurants, shops and drag queen nightclubs are located. Previous visitors suggest grabbing a bite while exploring off the property since the hotel's only on-site dining option, The Blind Pig food truck, (while good) can get old after a few days. The Gates Hotel also provides travelers with eco-friendly accommodations that feature reclaimed whitewashed beams and pine beds and include amenities like Key West Aloe bath essentials, Keurig coffee makers, minifridges and flat-screen LCD TVs. Keep in mind, The Gates Hotel charges a $34 daily resort fee, which covers in-room internet, parking, shuttle service to downtown Key West and a cocktail at check-in.
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    Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa
    Key West, FL
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Situated less than a mile from the hopping Duval Street, Mallory Square and the Harry S. Truman Little White House, this Hyatt's location in the heart of Key West is the biggest draw for many recent visitors, despite the property's private beach. Along with an unbeatable location in the city's center, travelers also praise the property's exemplary staff and comfortable accommodations and recommend stopping by the pool for a dip or drink. During your stay, you should spend a little time enjoying this resort's activities, including its various aquatic rentals and Jala Spa, which offers a long list of skin and body treatments. Twice weekly fitness classes, fishing demonstrations and welcome Champagne toasts are also offered here as part of the property's daily $30 resort fee. And inside your room, relish special touches like Hyatt's signature beds, flat-screen TVs and iHome stereos. What's more, guests can join Hyatt's rewards program to earn points or redeem perks while staying on-site.
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    Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina
    Key West, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Travelers praise the location above all else at the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina (formerly The Westin Key West Resort & Marina), but then again, any Mallory Square hotel is pretty well-placed. So what else makes this gorgeous waterfront property distinctive from all the rest? How about the surreal marina views at sunset, or the luxurious palm-tree-lined pool? And then there's also cushy beds available in every guest room, not to mention the flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. There are also three dining options, one of which is a poolside bar, as well as a fitness center. Families especially will appreciate the kids amenities and children's menus available at this resort. The resort's friendly and attentive staff are also what helped make guest's Key West experience at this resort a pleasurable one, though some did cite housekeeping issues.
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    The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
    Key West, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Travelers looking to be in the heart of the action will love this Waldorf Astoria property. Not only is the resort a block away from the lively Duval Street, but top attractions like the Southernmost Point, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory are all less than a mile away. Along with its central location, travelers rave about The Reach's attentive staff and private white sand beach. Those traveling with kids will appreciate the children's menu offered at the on-site restaurant, as well as the property's oceanfront pool. There are also a variety of recreational activities available, ranging from chess games on a life-sized chessboard to snorkeling excursions. When it's time to bed down, guests can rest well knowing they have plush bedding, iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and private balconies at their disposal. However, some amenities, such as a business center and spa, are not available on-site. And remember, this property is affiliated with Hilton, so Hilton Honors members can earn or use rewards points here.

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