Crowne Plaza Hotel Key West - La Concha Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Key West, Florida Keys, Florida

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Pros

  • Location on Duval Street, the most happening street in Key West
  • Inviting lobby, with lots of potted palm trees, chandeliers, and tiled floors
  • Rooftop bar with great views of the ocean, especially at sunset
  • Nice outdoor pool space with lots of palm trees and lounge chairs
  • Historic rooms with antique Florida touches, such as wicker chairs
  • Once frequented by Hemingway and Tennessee Williams

Cons

  • Not a very relaxing locale
  • Smallish rooms are short on historic charm
  • 15-minute walk to the beach

Bottom Line

The Crowne Plaza is a National Historic Landmark dating to 1926, but today this mid-range chain is well past its prime, and lacks the charm of other historic hotels, like The Weatherstation Inn. The whole property is showing a bit of wear, and the 160 rooms are compact and frill-free (though white wicker chairs and honeycomb-tile bathroom floors do provide some classic charm). The best feature is, without a doubt, the location on lively Duval Street -- the main artery of Old Town Key West, lined with restaurants, shops, and bars. (It's a good 15-minute walk to the beach, though.) The rooftop deck is another highlight, with beautiful views of the ocean and the tops of palm trees dotting the landscape.

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 Location

Located on Duval Street, with its party bars, restaurants, tacky souvenir shops, and lively atmosphere

For travelers seeking the touristy, lively Key West experience, this hotel's location doesn't get much better. Perched on the northern end of Duval Street, plenty of restaurants, bars, and entertainment options can be found directly outside the hotel's doors. The only catch is that it takes about 15 minutes to walk to the beach -- not a deal-breaker, but still something to consider.

The island is packed with an eclectic mix of nature preserves, party bars, and luxury hotels. Duval Street is the main artery of Old Town Key West, and is lined with restaurants, bars, and tacky souvenir shops boasting bright, ridiculous T-shirts. The town's popularity has Key West fans worried, as it's a hot spot for real estate buyers. Beaches are small, but nice, and the area is rather kitschy, but Key West has a certain lovable funk that keeps the tourists coming.

  • 10-minute drive to Key West International Airport
  • 2- to 5-minute walk to various restaurants and bars
  • 5-minute walk to the Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage
  • 10-minute walk to Ernest Hemingway Home
  • 10-minute walk to Key West Aquarium
  • 15-minute walk to South Beach
  • 5-minute drive to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

 Bottom Line

The Crowne Plaza is a National Historic Landmark dating to 1926, but today this mid-range chain is well past its prime, and lacks the charm of other historic hotels, like The Weatherstation Inn. The whole property is showing a bit of wear, and the 160 rooms are compact and frill-free (though white wicker chairs and honeycomb-tile bathroom floors do provide some classic charm). The best feature is, without a doubt, the location on lively Duval Street -- the main artery of Old Town Key West, lined with restaurants, shops, and bars. (It's a good 15-minute walk to the beach, though.) The rooftop deck is another highlight, with beautiful views of the ocean and the tops of palm trees dotting the landscape.

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Address

  • 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

Room Types

  • Accessible Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite w/ Balcony
  • King Guest Room
  • King Room w/ Balcony
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Standard Room
  • Two Doubles Guest Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 160
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Key West, Florida Keys
Address: 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
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