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Looking for great Key West hotels, then you have come to the right place.

Ahhhh, Key West. It’s full of charm, history, and a million things to see and do. It’s one of our favorite places to visit here in Florida, so we travel there as much as we can.

Over the years, both Crystal and I have stayed at quite a few different Key West hotels. Some big, some small, some fancy, some haunted. You really have a ton of great options when you are looking for a good place to stay in the Conch Republic.

Being that our job is to help you have a better island vacation, we wanted to share with you our recommended Key West hotels.

We have that list for you below, but we also recorded a podcast episode all about these great hotels as well. You can listen to our recommended Key West hotels episode in the podcast player here. I think you’ll get some great hotel ideas as well as some entertaining Key West stories.

Key West Hotels Podcast


Key West hotels come in all different shapes and sizes. There are charming Bed & Breakfast inns that are over a hundred years old, and there are modern luxury options that will pamper your ever desire. Whatever your hotel preference, you’ll find it in Key West.

Hotel Location

Choosing the location of your Key West hotel is one of your most important choices. While the island isn’t all that big (about 4 square miles), staying in the right location can make a big difference.

Key West has areas known as Old Town and New Town. Old Town is on the west side of the island and it’s where you’ll find the most activity. You’ll find the famous Duval Street there, Fort Zachary Taylor, Mallory Square, and the majority of your hotel options.

New Town is located on the east side of the island and is where Highway US1 connects Key West to the rest of the Florida Keys. This side of the island is a little more residential and less touristy.

Choosing the right location all depends on what you want to do on your trip and your budget.

It is cheaper to stay in New Town generally speaking. Things tend to go up in price the closer you get to Duval Street and if the hotel is located on the water.

If your goal is to save money by staying in New Town, just know you’ll need a taxi or rent a scooter or bike if you want to hit up all the restaurants and bars around Duval Street.

We always choose to stay in Old Town because it puts us in walking distance to all the places we like to visit. There are some affordable places to stay in Old Town, you just have to know where to look. We give you a few ideas below in our recommended Key West hotels.


Our Key West Hotel Recommendations

  • The Artist House – So much history! Classic victorian home turned charming B&B. Great location and might be haunted! 🙂
  • Angelina Guest House – Very economical. Great location. Just two blocks off Duval Street. Adults Only.
  • The Marker – Great location in the Key West marina next to Schooner Wharf Bar. Upscale casual luxury.
  • Old Town Manor – Charming B&B in a great location. Classic Key West Style and a cute brick patio area.
  • La Concha, Crowne Plaza Key West – Great location right in the middle of Duval Street. Largest building on the island. Great rooftop bar.
  • Lighthouse Hotel – Formerly the Lighthouse Court. Great location by the Hemingway House. Cottages and rooms.
  • The Speakeasy Inn – Great location on south Duval Street. Home to one of our favorite bars, The Rum Bar.
  • Avalon Bed & Breakfast – Right on south Duval Street. Charming B&B

On Our Wishlist:

Here are a few photos of each place so you can get a feel for them.

The Artist House

The Artist House Key West Hotel

The Angelina Guest House

Angelina Guest House Key West Hotel

The Marker

The Marker Key West hotel

Old Town Manor

Old Town Manor Bed and Breakfast Key West

La Concha

La Concha Key West Hotel

Lighthouse Hotel

Lighthouse Hotel Key West

Speakeasy Inn

Speakeasy Inn Key West

Avalon Bed & Breakfast

Avalon Bed and Breakfast Key West

Southernmost House Hotel

Southernmost House Hotel Key West

Amsterdam’s Curry Mansion Inn

Curry Mansion Inn Key West

Ocean Key Resort

Ocean Key Resort Key West

You won’t go wrong staying in any of these recommended Key West hotels. Each one will give you that unique Key West charm and help you have a memorable time on island.

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If you are looking for more Key West recommendations, you can find out Best of the Key West and the Florida Keys directory here.

And if you are looking for things to do in Key West, we did a podcast on that as well. You can find that here.

Thank you for reading and if you have any questions about Key West, please hit us up on Instagram at @CaribbeanCastaways. Send us a direct message and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have about Key West hotels or anything else Key West related.

And that’s a wrap!

Cheers and never stop exploring!

Ryan – RumShopRyan

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About the Author: RumShopRyan

Just a salty pirate looking to explore and document the wonders of the Caribbean. Professional blogger, rum judge, consultant, marketer, and consumer of blue water beauty. To learn more, visit our About Us Page.