Sunset Key Cottages

245 Front Street | Key West, FL 33040-8313  [SEE MAP]Key West, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Resort sits on its own private island
Using the property's free ferry is required to get to and from Key West's attractions

This luxurious property is ideal for fulfilling your latest Robinson Crusoe fantasy, seeing as this resort is located off the coast of Key West on Sunset Key, a 27-acre private island. Families in particular loved the accommodations, which include one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom white-washed cottages, each equipped with a kitchen, private veranda, flat-screen TVs and complimentary internet access. Despite its amenities, some guests found the rooms needed an upgrade, but other features, such as the free 24-hour ferry to Key West and the views from Latitudes restaurant, were sincerely appreciated. The property also offers a spa, a pool, a fitness center, tennis courts and a private beach. For those looking to lounge beachside, travelers say be extra careful traversing the sands, as sharp rocks are sporadic.

Key West, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 40 rooms
Primary View
Best For
Families, Couples


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018


This 40-room resort caters to the upscale traveler with luxurious, beach-chic cottages and high-end amenities. It is located on Sunset Key, a residential island off Key West, and is affiliated to the Westin Key West, with which it shares some features.



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. Although it's priced like one, it's not a fully five-star experience (the staff knows when to keep its distance) and although it's impossibly romantic, not everyone who stays at Sunset Key is celebrating a wedding or a Golden Anniversary.

Frommer's Exceptional



This private island retreat with its own sandy beach feels completely cut off from the world, yet you're just minutes away from the action. Board a 10-minute launch to 27-acre Sunset Key, where you'll find swaying palms, flowering gardens, and a delicious sense of privacy.

Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure


Upon arrival at the porte-cochere, an aptly named Island Ambassador will swoop in to transport guests (via luxury golf cart, of course) to a ferry, which carries them to Sunset Key, a secluded, 27-acre private island near Key West that is home to a collection of 40 white-washed cottages. Guests feel right at home in these spacious abodes, where each morning sees a basket full of fresh fruit and baked goods delivered to their front porch.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2018

Condé Nast Traveler


'A charming cottage community on Sunset Key, away from the noise and crowds,' 'it’s worth every penny for the private-island feel and escape.' Reachable by boat, just off Key West, the resort is 'surrounded by turquoise water, white sand, and tropical flowers.'

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 765 have reviewed the Sunset Key Cottages, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 765 reviews 4.5 (based on 765 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Sunset Key Cottages' accommodations feature traditional beach house decor, with light yellow and bright blue color schemes. The smallest cottage starts at 904 square feet, and each offers a veranda 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
  • Free newspapers and breakfast baskets provided each morning
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access provided

Standard room size904 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

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 Cottages park at the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina, then take advantage of a 24-hour launch service for transportation to the island. There are no stores or restaurants within walking distance of the cottages.
  • Private docks available at Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina for guests arriving by boat
  • Private beach located on-site
  • Key West International Airport sits 4 miles southeast
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


Sunset Key Cottages is home to Latitudes, an upscale 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.
  • Complimentary breakfast baskets delivered to cottages every morning
  • Resort casual dress code enforced at Latitudes
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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


Sunset Key Cottages 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. A private plunge pool is also available in each four-bedroom cottage.
  • Two whirlpools provided; lounge chairs, tables and deck chairs are plentiful
  • Pool open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 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


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 and sipping chocolate. The spa treatment suite offers an outdoor patio that is secluded by palm trees and tropical flowers.
  • Spa hours vary by season
  • Couples spa package offered

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 Cottages makes this an ideal location for families traveling with children. The swimming pool and movie library provided at the resort offer options to help keep children entertained during their stay.
  • Children's menu provided at Latitudes restaurant
  • Fishing poles and bait are available for fishing off the dock
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


Sunset Key Cottages features an on-site fitness center with cardiovascular machines and free weights. Two tennis courts are also provided, and rackets and balls can be borrowed from the resort for free.
  • Fitness center accessible 24 hours a day
  • Guests must be 16 or older to use fitness center
  • Tennis lessons can be arranged for a fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Sunset Key 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 Latitudes, though the restaurant does not host grops of more than 20 people unless there is a buyout. All-inclusive resort buyout packages allow groups to rent the entire resort and have all meals provided. Smaller meetings with no more than 10 attendees can be hosted in one of the property's three- or four-bedroom cottages.
  • A few computers are available on-site for quick references, if needed
  • Boardrooms offered at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Sunset Key Cottages provides space for picturesque intimate island weddings. Several outdoor venue options are available, including the resort's beach, pool deck and private catamaran. Indoor receptions can be held in the Paradise Cottage, which features ocean vistas and space for up to 80 people. Four-bedroom cottages can also be reserved for weddings with up to 150 guests.
  • On-site wedding and catering specialist available

Maximum wedding guest capacity150

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

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