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Santa Maria Suites
A Key West 4 Star Apartment Hotel
1401 Simonton St, Key West, FL, 33040
Santa Maria Suites Room Downtown and minutes from Duval Street, Key West Butterfly, Nature Conservatory, Hemingway Home, Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. 35 air-conditioned rooms with kitchens, refrigerators, microwaves, pillowtop beds, flat-screen televisions, phones, safes and desks. There is an outdoor pool, fitness center and bike rentals, comp wireless Internet and concierge services. Many restaurants within a block or two. Free self parking is onsite. And, if you are unaware, this is a BIG deal in Key West!
Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa
Next to Mallory Square. 3 blocks to Duval - 4 Stars
601 Front St, Key West, FL 33040

HyattIn the Historic District and minutes from Ripley's Believe It or Not, Audubon House and Tropical Gardens, and Schooner Western Union. 118 rooms surround an outdoor pool. Most have views of the Caribbean, all have iPod docking, private balconies, comp Internet and TV. Baths have rainfall showerheads and comp toiletries. Spa onsite with massages, body treatments, and facials. Fitness center, concierge, gift shop / newsstand. Onsite restaurant for breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service (limited hours). Other dining - 4 block walk. Bar/lounge and poolside bar. Limo service, express check-out and laundry services. Self parking (charges) is available onsite.

Southernmost on the Beach Hotel
4 Stars and On A Beach
508 South St, Key West, FL, 33040,

SouthernmostHere's the thing..... Beach, with sand, sun and water at your feet is HARD to come by in Key West.

Southernmost On The Beach is one of the VERY few hotels on a beach. Stay here for the Real Key West Beach experience. Steps from Butterfly and Nature Conservatory and close to Hemingway Home, Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. 124 air-conditioned rooms with refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, comp Internet and satellite programming. Private baths with showers and comp toiletries and hair dryers. Safes, desks and phones with free local calls.

Onsite spa offers massages and facials. 3 outdoor swimming pools and ther private beach. Beachfront restaurant with bar. 24-hour business center and a computer station. Self parking ( charges) is onsite.

Golden Travel Guides
Hidden Gem Pick for Best Value
The Saint Hotel - 3.5 star hotel
417 Eaton Street, Key West, FL, 33040

The Saint PoolCentrally located and steps from Key West Film Society and Red Barn Theater. Close to Audubon House and Tropical Gardens and Hemingway Home and Museum. 38 air-conditioned rooms with iPod stations, comp wireless Internet and TV with cable. Private baths with showers have designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Outdoor pool, garden, Tour / ticket assistance, Comp papers in the lobby, laundry services and luggage storage. Self parking (charges) is available onsite.

Best in Key West
Beachfront Key West HotelWhere to Stay? - Start at The Golden Travel Guide to the "Best Places To Stay", select from Luxury Resorts like the Hyatt Key West - on Front Street - just a 2 blocks from Old Town or intimate Key West Style Inns with charm & ambiance like Marquesa Hotel , Classic hotels like - Casa Marina the oldest resort in the Keys or one of the Standard Hotel Chains with a great selection of accommodations.
Key West hilton resortThere are an incredible number of things to do in Key West. From Water Sports to pub crawling your day can be filled with exciting activities. But, Key West is also laid out in a compact way that makes walking around, shopping or sightseeing very easy and fun. Here are a few of the places you should check out while in town.

top Key West Restaurants

Where they are, who goes to them and where to sit. Information you can't squeeze out of your best friend. >>> The Key West Restaurant List

Cafe Marquesa - Key West Cuisine
600 Fleming St Key West, FL 33040
Café Marquesa’s "Contemporary American Cuisine” does not disappoint. Specialties include grilled meats and fresh, local seafood, complemented by inventive appetizers and salads as well as fresh baked breads and desserts made daily. Diners at the 50-seat restaurant catch glimpses of kitchen theatre behind a hand-painted trompe l'oeil wall. Large mahogany-framed mirrors give diners a view of the entire restaurant. Specialties include Macadamia Crusted Yellowtail Snapper, Proscuitto Wrapped Black Angus Filet, Conch & Blue Crab Cakes, Roast Rack of Australian Lamb and Pan Roasted Duck Breast. Based on seasonal availability, Chef Susan Ferry selects the finest seafood, meats and produce to design the menu. She and her team of talented chefs present innovative interpretations of classic dishes nightly. A cozy bar is available for drinks, light bites, dessert and coffee or full meals. Friends and hotel guests meet at the bar prior to dinner and before or after the theatre.
One Duval - Pier House Resort - American
One Duval St. Key West, FL 33040
Since its inception, One Duval, the signature restaurant of The Pier House Resort & Spa has established its own food and wine personality, creating a culture of passion and seeking perfection. Located on Duval Street, One Duval remains true to its local surroundings, providing an elegant, artfully inspired atmosphere, where a view of the ocean is accessible from any seat in the house. Under the direction of Chef Maria Manso, the restaurant has quickly become a “must experience” destination for discerning diners. One Duval showcases the area’s cuisine movement with an eclectic tribute to the flavors of he Caribbean and the Americas. The menu changes every other week, representing the latest trends and the finest ingredients. One Duval offers a three and five course journey tasting menu.
Strip House Key West - Steaks
1435 Simonton Street Key West, FL 33040
Strip House is located at the Reach Resort in Key West, the only Caribbean island in the United States. Expansive windows overlook the Gulf and Outdoor Dining on the terrace is available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Strip House's innovative menu includes prime cuts of meat charred to perfection, signature side dishes such as truffle creamed spinach, goose fat potatoes, and the famed 24 Layer Chocolate Cake. A well balanced and expansive wine list is available. The striking red interior decorated with black and white seductive images of women in various forms was designed by David Rockwell. Strip House has been named One Of The Top Ten Best Steakhouses in America by Maxim Magazine and one of America's Greatest Steakhouses by GQ Magazine

Key West's Shipwreck Historeum 1 Whitehead St. Key West, FL features a multi-sensory museum with historical interpreters, laser shows, and films while offering guided tours.

Key West Lighthouse Museum 938 Whitehead St. Key West, Florida features a 90 foot lighthouse built in the 1800s offering a scenic view of the Keys along with exhibits and tours. Take the tour, climb to the top of the lighthouse and get a bird's eye view of Key West and the neighboring Hemingway house. See what it was like to live as a lighthousekeeper in the adjacent home.

The Flagler Station Overseas Railway Historeum 901 Caroline St. Key West features the first train in Key West constructed in the early 1900s offering tours, dioramas, and exhibits.

The Curry Mansion 511 Caroline St. Key West, FL features a mansion built during the 1800s with an Victorian exterior offering over 20 rooms with period furnishings and tours.

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum 907 Whitehead St. Key West, Florida features a Spanish Colonial home where Ernest Hemingway lived until his death in 1961 offering tours throughout the day. The tour is short but a lot of fun AND you get to mingle up close with the six toed cats.... but be careful not to reach and pet... they REALLY don't like it.

The Key West Museum of Art and History 281 Front St. Key West features the décor of a Richardsonian Romanesque Custom House built during the 1800's offering tours and a variety of exhibits to include Ernest Hemingway's bloody World War II uniform.

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum 200 Green St. Key West, FL features exhibits of the items found in 2 Spanish galleons from the 1600s offering a view of a massive gold bar and a 77.76 carat emerald crystal. This will take 1/2 day... you'll see the gold, hear the story of how it was found.... and get to lift a real gold bar. It's heavier than you think.

Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site - Southard St. Key West, FL features an 80 acre historic site and park offering swimming, picnicing, and tours of the fort. the beach is not great... but it's the largest downtown has to offer.

Harry S. Truman Little White House - 111 Front St. Key West, Florida Key West features a home belonging to Harry and Bess Truman offering tours throughout the day.

Key West Golf Club - College Rd. Key West, FL features a 200 acre golf course offering a scenic view of a dense field of tropical mangroves.

Lost Reef Adventures - 261 Margaret St. Key West, Florida features night and wreck dives on a 40 foot boat.

Higgs Beach - Atlantic Blvd. Key West, FL features over 300 feet of sand offering swimming and sunning opportunities for gay and straight vactioners to enjoy the scenic vistas.

Smathers Beach - S. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, Florida feature an opportunity to swim, snorkel, and parasail while offering a concession stand. A Huge Beach... plenty of space to stretch out. But it is a mile from the downtown action. So plan on spending the day.

Key West TrolleyThe Conch Train Tours - Key West features a narrated tour of ever 50 sites on a yellow train. There also a ever present trolley running throughout downtown.

The Ghost Tours of Key West - 430 Duval St. Key West, FL feature a tour of the area offering explorations of pirate tales, unmarked graves and haunted dolls.

Key West Historic LandmarksThe Key West Cemetery - 701 Passover Lane, Key West features a stacked cemetery offering tombstone epitaphs to read "I Told You I Was Sick" and "At Least I Know Where He's Sleeping Tonight."

The Audubon House and Tropical Gardens - 205 Whitehead St. Key West, Florida features the décor of a home built during the 1800s along with self-guided tours offering exhibits of Audubon prints, period antiques, old photos, and manicured gardens.

The Key West Aquarium - 1 Whitehead St. Key West, FL features an open air aquarium along with guided tours offering views of sharks, barracudas, tarpon, stingrays, and turtles.

The Clinton Street Market - 291 Front St. Key West features numerous boutiques and souvenir shops while offering a multi-screen presentation about life and wildlife in Key West.

The Key West Cigar Factory - 308 Front St. Key West, FL features a variety of cigars available for purchase.

The Discovery Glass Bottom Boat - 251 Margaret St. Key West features scenic tours of the area on a 78 foot triple-decker ship offering underwater views.

A Key Encounter Nature Theater - 291 Front St. Key West, FL features film presentations relating to the local exotic marine habitats.

Flats Fishing Key West - Key West, FL features fishing excursions throughout the area while offering the capture of tarpon, bonefish, permit, and redfish.

Hog's Breath Fishing - 201 Front St. Key West features fishing excursions throughout the area offering the capture of tarpon, permit, tuna, wahoo, grouper, snapper, dolphin, mahi mahi, king mackeral and cobia.

Island Escapes Fishing Packages - Key West, FL features fishing excursions along Hemingway's Gulf stream.

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