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Located near Mallory Square within walking distance of restaurants and bars
Ocean Key Resort is in a convenient location near Mallory Square, within walking distance of many attractions, including trolley tours, the aquarium, and Ripley's Believe It or Not. The cruise port is also nearby, which makes this area a busy tourist hub. Lively Duval Street, with its bars, shops, and restaurants, is immediately nearby.
Key West is the westernmost of the Florida Keys, and offers a thriving nightlife scene, as well as great diving, shops, restaurants, and decent beaches -- all within a few blocks. It can feel like a bit of a tourist trap with its tacky bars, hordes of cruise ship passengers, and T-shirt shops, but it’s one of the few Keys that has historic sites to visit. On the literary side, Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams spent a big part of their lives here, and their homes have now been turned into museums.
The 100-room Ocean Key Resort has an excellent waterfront location right by Mallory Square. Decor is beach-inspired, with quirky accents such as antique birdcages. Rooms have iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and minibars, and feature a playful, tropical color scheme with various hues of green. Gorgeous bathrooms have big stall showers with rainforest showerheads, and double sinks. Upgrading to a Deluxe Oceanfront Room gets visitors an additional huge soaking tub. There are two restaurants on-site, including the classy Hot Tin Roof. Outside, guests can grab a colorful table and dine on the Sunset Pier. The resort features one pool (that could be a bit bigger), as well as a bright fitness center and spa.