The Gates Hotel Key West

3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd. | Key West, FL 33040  [SEE MAP]Key West, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Property has unique amenities like a food truck and a cigar lounge
Some past guests wished there were more dining options on-site

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.

Key West, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 100 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Modern, Rustic
Best For
Families, Couples


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018



Don’t miss the hotel's Rum Row bar to try out chef-distilled rum blends from local partner Key West First Legal Rum Distillery.

Condé Nast Traveler


Key West welcomes The Gates Hotel, a 100-room property that's hoping to capture a bit of the islands' historical romance, with a prohibition-themed rum bar and local touches, like artwork from local photographer Jorge de la Torriente.

The New York Times


At the southern end of the island chain, the ... Gates Hotel Key West has 100 guest rooms paneled in reclaimed wood. Amenities include a rum bar, Martone Cycling Co. bikes available to guests and a permanent food truck in place of a restaurant.



The hotel is a midcentury-esque sprawl located just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. Cuba was the primary inspiration, a theme that plays out everywhere from the room decor (think whitewashed walls, weathered leather, and pops of aquamarine and burnt orange) to the weekly Cuban pig roasts.



From the local photos, prohibition-era rum bar and permanent food truck serving Floribbean cuisine, this concept hotel's design creates a sense of place. The saltwater pool is relaxing.

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 1400 have reviewed the The Gates Hotel Key West, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1400 reviews 4.0 (based on 1400 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at The Gates Hotel Key West feature beach-chic decor with both modern and rustic features like whitewashed beams, pine platform beds and photography prints by local artist Jorge de la Torriente. Luxurious amenities include Peshtemal bathrobes, Turkish towels, Key West Aloe bath amenities, Keurig coffee makers, flat-screen televisions and minifridges.
  • Wi-Fi included in daily resort fee of $34
  • Upgraded rooms feature small terraces
  • Rooms with king-sized beds have glass-enclosed walk-in showers and sofa beds

Standard room size300 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 at the entry to Key West on North Roosevelt Boulevard – and named for its geographical position – The Gates Hotel offers a taste of authentic Old Key West. The property features conch-style architecture with a residential feel, local artwork and curated experiences that include a regionally inspired food truck, rum from a local distillery, locally made Cuban-style cigars and a cigar garden. The shops, restaurants and attractions on Duval Street and at Mallory Square are nearby, a short bike or taxi ride away.
  • Self-parking included in daily $34 resort fee
  • Key West International Airport sits 3 miles south
  • 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


The Gates Hotel does not have a traditional restaurant; instead, the property has a food truck called The Blind Pig, which is located in the pool area. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the truck serves tapas-style fare with a “conch cuisine" twist, which incorporates elements from Caribbean, Cuban and Florida cuisine. Signature items include tacos, ceviche, fresh local fish dishes and Cuban-inspired breakfast sandwiches, as well as snacks like truffle popcorn. Also located by the pool, the Rum Row Poolside Bar – a partnership with First Legal Rum Distillery – pays homage to the days of prohibition with its specialty rums and signature cocktails. Rodriguez cigars, hand-rolled at the oldest cigar factory in Key West, are also sold at Rum Row for guests to enjoy in the cigar garden.
  • Guests must be 21 or older to enter the bar and lounge
  • The Blind Pig open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants

Cuisine TypesAmerican, Latin American

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


The pool area is the hotel’s entertainment hub, featuring Rum Row Poolside Bar, which serves drinks that highlight spirits made at the local rum distillery. Serving signature cocktails like mojitos and Caribbean and Florida-inspired tapas cooked up by the property's food truck, Rum Row also offers live entertainment in the evenings. Around the pool, guests have access to plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas. Free towels are also provided as part of the daily resort fee.
  • Smathers Beach, Higgs Beach Park, Dog Beach and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park accessible by bicycle or taxi
  • Three poolside cabanas available to use free of charge
  • Complimentary popsicles offered by pool daily at 4 p.m.
  • Pool open daily from 8 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


Cribs, adjoining rooms and a family-friendly pool are available at this hotel.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs


    Although there is no fitness center at The Gates Hotel, guests can rent Martone bicycles through the concierge. Other activities, such as fishing excursions, kayak tours and golf tee times, can also be arranged.
    • Bike rentals and concierge-arranged activities cost an additional fee
    • Helmets, which are required for those ages 16 and younger, provided with all bike rentals
    • Bike locks available by request from front desk
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles (with fee)
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats


    The Gates welcomes pets with in-room amenities like a pet bed, food and water bowls and a map of Key West’s dog-friendly restaurants and attractions are also provided.
    • Pet fee of $25 per pet applies
    • Dog Beach within driving distance
    • Dog walking services available upon request for an additional fee
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting


    The Sunset Green, a multipurpose lawn, can host weddings and events with up to 1,500 guests. Couples can choose to add tents, dance floors and portable air conditioning units. Rehearsal dinners can also be hosted around the property's pool or at the bar.

      Maximum wedding guest capacity1,500

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

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