The Reach, a Waldorf Astoria Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Key West, Florida Keys, Florida

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Pros

  • Clean, sandy beachfront
  • Private pier for fishing or lounging
  • Clean, modern rooms with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • Easy walking distance to plenty of shopping and dining
  • Guests have access to neighboring Casa Marina's amenities
  • Excellent steak at the popular Strip House with lovely bar area
  • Medium-size oceanfront pool
  • Spacious, clean fitness center
  • Outdoor bocce court and giant chess board
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (included in resort fee)

Cons

  • Daily resort fee
  • No poolside or beachside bar
  • Beach swimming area gets lots of seaweed
  • No whirlpool

Bottom Line

The Reach offers respite from rowdy, gaudy Key West with its brand of relaxed sophistication and its beachfront location. Its 150 rooms are what you would expect from the Waldorf Astoria crowd: spacious, modern and clean, with generic high-end furnishings and comfortable beds outfitted in crisp linens. They feel just a tad less upscale than those at the Casa Marina, its sister hotel next door (partly due to the use of carpet, rather than Casa Marina's tile or wood), but the hotel's private white-sand beach with a pier for fishing is just as nice.

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 Location

Located in a calmer spot on Key West's Atlantic coast, a short walk away from Duval Street's rowdy activities

The Reach is located on Key West's Atlantic coast, surrounded by other beachfront hotels. It's steps away from Duval Street, the main artery of Old Town Key West that's lined with restaurants, bars, and tacky souvenir shops.

Beaches in Key West are small, but nice, and the area is rather kitschy, but it has a certain lovable funk that keeps the tourists coming. Only one road leads into the city, which makes getting around by car difficult, but has sheltered Key West from much corporate development. Most visitors flock to this city for some genuine R&R as well as bottomless bottles of booze.

  • 8-minute drive to Key West International Airport
  • 3-hour-25-minute drive to Miami International Airport
  • 2-minute walk to Duval Street, Key West's main drag
  • 5-minute drive to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park and Beach
  • 5-minute drive or 24-minute walk to the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum
  • 6-minute drive or 26-minute walk to the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

 Bottom Line

The Reach offers respite from rowdy, gaudy Key West with its brand of relaxed sophistication and its beachfront location. Its 150 rooms are what you would expect from the Waldorf Astoria crowd: spacious, modern and clean, with generic high-end furnishings and comfortable beds outfitted in crisp linens. They feel just a tad less upscale than those at the Casa Marina, its sister hotel next door (partly due to the use of carpet, rather than Casa Marina's tile or wood), but the hotel's private white-sand beach with a pier for fishing is just as nice.

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Address

  • 1435 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040

Room Types

  • Boutique Suite
  • Ocean-View Boutique Suite
  • Ocean View Room
  • Presidential Suite
  • Traditional Room
  • Tropical Courtyard Boutique Suite
  • Tropical Courtyard Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 150
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Key West, Florida Keys
Address: 1435 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040
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