Best Boutique Hotels in Key West

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    Santa Maria Suites
    Key West, FL
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    This all-suite hotel wins lodgers over with its central location (just a block from Key West, Florida's lively Duval Street) and amenities. The property's $40 daily resort fee covers some of Santa Maria Suites' most noteworthy perks, including Dove ice cream bars and chocolates distributed during turndown service and the complimentary smoothies, bottled water and fresh fruit available at the property's two swimming pools. Suite amenities include flat-screen TVs, fully equipped kitchens and private balconies or patios. After you've gotten your fill of complimentary wine and snacks at the nightly happy hour, head to the on-site restaurant, Ambrosia, for some Japanese-inspired eats. Recent guests also said the hotel's location means there are plenty of delicious restaurants within walking distance. It's the thoughtful extras and the friendly staff that have many past visitors wishing they could stay here year-round.
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    The Gardens Hotel Key West
    Key West, FL
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    As its name suggests, The Gardens Hotel Key West's lush grounds are the focal point of this historic boutique hotel. Offering up a feeling of seclusion, the gardens (along with the property's smaller size and 16 and older guest policy) ensure you can relax and enjoy Key West, Florida's island lifestyle. (The quaint pool and aviary certainly help, too.) The Gardens Hotel is just two blocks away from Key West's lively Duval Street and sits within a mile of must-see sights like Mallory Square, the Southernmost Point and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Just make sure to grab a bite while out exploring. Even though the hotel offers drinks at its on-site pool bar and wine gallery, as well as complimentary in-room snacks – which are excellent, according to previous guests – it does not offer full meals. Once you're ready for a little R&R, retreat to one of 20 guest rooms. Featuring plantation-style furnishings and hardwood floors, all of The Garden Hotel's accommodations boast Keurig coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and balconies, decks or verandas, among other amenities. And for the ultimate luxury, consider reserving one of four Garden Cottages; removed from the main house, these lodging options offer more square footage and share a private pool. Other options include an additional cottage set in a secluded part of the property and a suite with a private sauna.
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    The Perry 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 WiFi

    The Perry Hotel Key West receives acclaim from recent guests for its stellar customer service and picturesque location on Stock Island. The hotel sits 4 miles east of downtown Key West, Florida, and overlooks a 288-slip marina. Past visitors didn't seem to mind the hotel's separation from central Key West's bustle, citing the relaxing atmosphere as a highlight. Plus, if you want to catch a ride into town, simply hop on the hotel's shuttle, which the $38 daily resort fee covers. You'll enjoy a glimpse of the marina at the two outdoor pools, which look out onto the sailboats docked at the waterfront, or from your own balcony. Each of The Perry Hotel's 100 rooms showcase water views and is equipped with a minifridge, a coffee maker, local artwork and a 49-inch flat-screen TV. The first-floor rooms also feature outdoor showers. Outside your digs, you'll find three eateries, including a marina-facing grill and a poolside barbecue joint. Reviewers said the menu at the main restaurant, Matt's Stock Island Kitchen & Bar, was limited, but they also said the dishes were delicious. Other on-site amenities include a fitness center, outdoor fire pits (a favorite among past lodgers) and two dog parks.
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    The Marker Key West Harbor Resort
    Key West, FL
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    It's all about the location at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort. Situated just steps from the town's historic seaport, three blocks from 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 and suites 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 the digs, guests have access to a variety of on-site amenities, including bike rentals, a concierge, three outdoor pools and a fitness center. For dining, visitors should check out the resort's restaurant, Starboard, which serves excellent seafood dishes and cocktails, according to recent travelers. Note: The Marker Key West Harbor Resort charges a $45 daily resort fee, which includes Wi-Fi access, poolside yoga and a Ernest Hemingway-inspired high tea.
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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 the 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 boat shuttle service, which travels between the property and the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina.
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    The Marquesa Hotel
    Key West, FL
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    This tiny hotel on Fleming Street in Key West, Florida, 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 Hotel. With one look at the amenities list and restaurant menu items, 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 soft hues, with tile or 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 The Marquesa Hotel since top sights like Mallory Square and the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens are a short walk away.

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