Key West is a magical place. When it comes to lodging, you’re going to want to stay near Duval Street. This is where all the action is. Enjoy a drink at one of the best bars on Duval Street. Watch live entertainment in Mallory Square during sunset. Don’t forget to rent a bicycle and take a ride over to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.
You definitely have a lot of options, but these are my picks for the best places to stay in Key West near Duval Street.
1. Southernmost Beach Resort
The Southernmost Resort has several ocean view room options. They also have a cafe and several bars on site where you can enjoy a beach cocktail. The resort is located on the quiet end of Duval Street, close to the Southernmost Point in the US. A short walk brings you to all the nightlife and activities that Key West has to offer.
Highlights: Quiet, Ocean view rooms
2. The Almond Tree Inn
We stayed at the Almond Tree for a few nights and loved it. Complimentary breakfast was always fantastic with plenty of delicious options. We were able to enjoy a few glasses of wine and interact with other guests during their happy hour. The Inn is a stones throw from Duval Street, but also tucked away enough that it was quiet. Bicycle and moped rental is close by. The staff did a wonderful job here!
Highlights: Complimentary breakfast and happy hour, Quiet
3. Hyatt Centric Key West
If you’re a Hyatt member, you’ll be happy to know that you can use your points at this Key West location. The Hyatt is close to Mallory Square and Duval Street. Catch the legendary Key West sunset from their pool area.
Highlights: Ocean view rooms, Close to Mallory Square
4. Magaritaville Resort and Marina
We stayed at Magaritaville our last night in Key West. The hotel is located right on the marina, and you have a great view of the cruise ships coming in and out. Right next to Mallory Square and close to my favorite restaurant, Two Friends. Enjoy Starbucks coffee in the lobby. We also loved the pool and Jacuzzi area, which was a great way to unwind after a long day of walking. One of the best places to stay in Key West near Duval street!
Highlights: Marina and ocean view rooms, Jacuzzi, Close to Mallory Square
5. Pier House Resort and Spa
The Pier House has their own little private beach for guests. Enjoy live music and food at the beach bar. Lots of room options are available, including a dockside suite where you can watch the boats sail by.
Highlights: Free Duval Shuttle, Free parking, Private beach
6. The Reach
The Reach is located on the quiet end of Duval Street, but still close to everything you need. Located on the only private natural-sand beach in Key West. Right next door is Louies Backyard, a great spot to grab dinner. There is a spa on site if you’re looking for extra relaxation.
Highlights: Private natural beach, Ocean view rooms, Quiet
Have you stayed at any of the lovely hotels in Key West? Which were your favorites? Key West is a truly magical place! We enjoyed every minute of our vacation here.