Ocean Key Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Key West, Florida Keys, Florida

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Pros

  • Great location near Mallory Square, restaurants, and trolley tours
  • Playful, tropical color scheme in nicely appointed rooms
  • Marble bathrooms with walk-in showers; deluxe rooms have soaking tubs
  • 2 restaurants include the upscale Hot Tin Roof and outdoor Sunset Pier
  • Mid-sized pool with a spacious Jacuzzi and poolside bar, the Liquid Lounge
  • Small, bright spa and well-equipped fitness center with modern machines
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Rooms overlooking the pool can be noisy

Bottom Line

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.

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 Location

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.

  • 11-minute drive from Key West International Airport
  • 1-minute walk to Mallory Square
  • 2-minute walk to Waterfront Playhouse
  • 3-minute walk to Old Town Trolley Tours
  • 3-minute walk to FURY Water Adventures Key West
  • 3-minute walk to Key West Aquarium
  • 4-minute walk to Ripley's Believe It or Not
  • 4-minute walk to Key West Museum of Art & History
  • 5-minute walk to art galleries
  • 5-minute walk to dozens of bars and restaurants
  • 3-minute drive to Key West Lighthouse Museum
  • 3-minute drive to Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
  • 5-minute drive to the Southernmost point of the Continental United States
  • 5-minute drive to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
  • 6-minute drive to South Beach
  • 6-minute drive to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
  • 8-minute drive to C.B. Harvey Rest Beach Park
  • 9-minute drive to Smathers Beach
  • 12-minute drive to Key West Tropical Forest & Garden

 Bottom Line

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.

Things You Should Know About Ocean Key Resort

Address

  • Zero Duval St. Key West, FL 33040 United States of America

Room Types

  • Deluxe Oceanfront Guestroom
  • Island View Junior Suite
  • Oceanfront Boutique Suite
  • Ocean View Boutique Suite
  • One Bedroom Island View Suite
  • One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite
  • One Bedroom Ocean View Suite
  • Partial Ocean View Guestroom
  • Partial Ocean View Junior Suite
  • Two Bedroom Island View Suite
  • Two Bedroom Ocean View Suite
  • Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 100
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Key West, Florida Keys
Address: Zero Duval St. Key West, FL 33040 United States of America
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