Santa Maria Suites

1401 Simonton St | Key West, FL 33040-3116  [SEE MAP]Key West, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Unique perks offered here include Dove ice cream bars and poolside smoothies
All guests are charged a daily resort fee of $35

This all-suite hotel wins lodgers over with its central location (just a block from Key West's lively Duval Street) and amenities. Some of the most noteworthy perks offered here are covered by the property's daily $35 resort fee, 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. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, H2O toiletries, coffee makers and fully equipped kitchens. After you've gotten your fill of complimentary wine and snacks at the daily happy hour, head to the on-site restaurant – Ambrosia – for some Japanese 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 a friendly staff that have many recent visitors wishing they could stay here year-round.

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Location
Key West, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 35 rooms
Style
Traditional
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Oyster.com

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Santa Maria Suites, with 35 spacious suites with full-size kitchens, is an upscale, four-pearl property in the southernmost part of historic Key West. Guests get lots of freebies here – such as an afternoon wine hour with snacks, poolside smoothies and ice-cream bars, and bottled water and fresh muffin at turndown – but a mandatory resort fee is added to the bill.

AAA

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This hotel features two-bedroom suites with state-of-the-art kitchens and upscale amenities. Marble and natural stone features give a unique feel to the property.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Fodor's

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It's odd to call this a hidden gem when it sits on a prominent corner just one block off Duval, but you'd never know the luxury that awaits behind its concrete facade. Six two-story buildings completely surround the courtyard filled with towering date palms and free-form swimming pools, creating total seclusion from the outside world.

Fodor's Choice

Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2097 have reviewed the Santa Maria Suites, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2097 reviews 5.0 (based on 2097 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The condo-style suites at Santa Maria Suites 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. Many offer private patios and balconies with views of the pool area.
  • All suites have in-unit washers and dryers
  • Daily resort fee of $35 includes in-room Wi-Fi access and nightly turndown service with muffins and Dove ice cream bars

Standard room size750 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

Location & Parking

Located on the southwest end of Key West, Santa Maria Suites offers beach access one block from the hotel and is within walking distance of a few family attractions. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum are both about a half-mile away from the property.
  • Daily resort fee includes self-parking
  • Key West International Airport sits 3 miles northeast
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Santa Maria Suites houses one on-site restaurant, Ambrosia Restaurant, which serves sushi and Japanese cuisine. Featuring dim lighting and unique decor, Ambrosia's stated goal is to provide fresh, artistic dishes in a soothing atmosphere. Ambrosia is open for lunch and dinner daily, and reservations are recommended.
  • Property's resort fee includes complimentary muffins and Dove ice cream bars at night and wine and snacks during happy hour

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAsian

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

Pool

Santa Maria Suites features two heated swimming pools surrounded by tropical greenery and lounge chairs. Pool attendants are on hand to supply complimentary smoothies, bottled water or fresh fruit. Beach access is also available nearby.
  • Free pool towels provided
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Kids

A kids club is not offered at this resort, but guests have access to two outdoor pools, where free smoothies, bottled water and fresh fruit are served daily. Beach access is also available at the adjacent Southernmost Beach Resort.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    Santa Maria Suites' modest on-site fitness center offers three cardiovascular machines and weight-training equipment.
    • Bicycle rentals available
    • 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 (with fee)
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

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