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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.

Peace and quiet is exactly what I got at the Lighthouse Court Hotel, a B&B operated by the Kimpton Key West, formerly Historic Key West Inns. That’s our conch style room pictured above.

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.

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 Key West

Lighthouse Court Hotel Video Tour

Forty guestrooms are spread out within the ten buildings, creating a spacious and relaxing environment. Buildings are separated by brick pathways, tropical landscaping, and decked courtyards.The grounds provide many comfortable spots for lounging, sunning, or gazing up at the lighthouse. They even have Corn Hole area tucked away in a lush courtyard!

Lighthouse Court Key West

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.

Lighthuse Cort Key West

Lighthuse Cort Key West

Lighthouse Court Hotel Location

Lighthouse Court Hotel Key West


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.

And here is a little tour of the Key West Lighthouse.

I love staying at different places when traveling to Key West, I guess I just want to experience all the island has to offer. But the Lighthouse Court Hotel, now the Lighthouse Hotel, is one that I will be returning too.

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Lighthouse Hotel Key West

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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