Discover why the Lighthouse Court Hotel, now called the Lighthouse Hotel, is a great place to stay in Key West. It’s location is perfect, they have a fun bar, and the property is simply gorgeous.
The name Changed due to the new ownership company, Kimpton Key West.
Now let’s explore this little Key West hotel and find out why it’s special.
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, there’s so much charm bundled up into the little island that is Key West. Sure it’s popular for it’s famous bars like Sloppy Joe’s and Captain Tony’s, but there’s a lot more to the island than just doing the Duval crawl. There’s a wealth of history, culture and yes, even peace and quiet.
During my most recent trip to Key West for the “Half” Conched in Key West Bar Crawl I stayed at this charming property and am very glad I did. The Lighthouse Court Hotel is next to the Lighthouse Museum on Whitehead Street, one block past Duval Street. The location put you within easy walking distance to all the fun of Duval, yet tucked into the tropical quiet beauty of Old Town.
Lighthouse Hotel History
Wonder how this historic inn got its name? Oh, just because there’s a lighthouse in the back yard. The Lighthouse Court is located next door to the Key West Lighthouse Museum and across the street from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. It’s really something to wake up, look outside your window and see the Key West lighthouse.
The guest inn is comprised of ten “conch” buildings spread out next to the Lighthouse Museum. The buildings date from 1890 to the 1920’s. The architecture is typical for old Key West, featuring one and two story buildings that have tin roofs, wood siding, open porches, and french doors.
Lighthouse Court Hotel Video Tour
Guests can relax around the large pool in the main courtyard while sipping on tropical drinks from the Mojito Bar & Cafe. I didn’t have time to check out the Mojito Bar, but wish I had. Free wireless internet service is available around the courtyard and a nice continental breakfast is served each morning.
Lighthouse Court Hotel Location
As you can see form the map, the Lighthouse Hotel is located in historic Old Town Key West. It’s only one block west of Duval Street and right across the street from the Hemingway House & Museum and next to the Key West Lighthouse. You’re also just a few blocks from the Southern Most Marker and everything you need for a good time in Key West is in easy walking distance.
If you would like to see what they Hemingway House is like and get some history, here is a great video to check out.
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If you would like to book a stay, I highly recommend it. You can book the Lighthouse Hotel here, this site helps us get some of the best deals when we travel.
Best Way To Get To Key West
How do you usually get to Key West. You can of course drive down US1 which is beautiful, but does take some time. You can fly, but that can get pricy. You can also take the Fort Myers to Key West ferry, which is what we do 90% of the time. It’s called the Key West Express and you can learn all about it here.
Things To Do In Key West
For being such a small island, Key West is packed with things to do. I’ve been going down for over 20 years and we are still finding new things. I do recommend this book, The New Key West Bucket List. It will give you great ideas to get the most out of your visit to Key West.
If you’ve stayed at the Lighthouse Court Hotel I would love to hear about your experience. Hit us up on Instagram at @CaribbeanCastaways and tell what you thought.
Until next time Key West, until next time.
Ryan – RumShopRyan
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