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Pier House Resort & Spa 4.0

Key West, Florida Keys, Florida

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  • Convenient location on the edge of historic district
  • Direct beach access (private patch of white sand for guests)
  • In-room free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers
  • Lovely swimming pool/hot tub and lift for guests with disabilities
  • Full service spa with varied services and steam room
  • Fitness center with cardio machines, free weights, and yoga mats
  • Event spaces appropriate for weddings or meetings


  • No free breakfast (available on-site for a fee)
  • Some interior noise; walls can be a tad thin

Bottom Line

A full-service, four-pearl hotel in a town filled with B&Bs, this property differentiates itself from the competition by providing more rooms and more amenities -- including an on-site spa, pool, restaurant/bar, and beach access -- in a convenient downtown location. Rooms are simple and comfy with premium bedding, rain-style showers, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi; some have balconies and exquisite views. A well-stocked fitness center and ample event spaces are on hand as well. The oldest bar in Key West is also here and the proximity to Sunset Pier means guests can watch the sun go down in style.

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Close to the action but with a relaxed vacation vibe

At this hotel, you'll literally have all of Key West right at your doorstep, but you also may not want to leave the property thanks to the lush grounds and little slice of white sand beach on-site. There are turtle/koi ponds interspersed with tropical vegetation and brick pathways leading guests to the different areas of the hotel. Common spaces are open and airy with skylights offering lots of natural light, giving the property a bright feel. The lobby isn't large or conducive to hanging out, but it does have island touches like illuminated sea urchins and rattan furniture to help welcome guests in a Key West way. The general feel of the hotel is professional -- the staff aims to meet your needs -- but it should be when on an island.


On the edge of historic district, near famed Sunset Pier

Located at one of the extreme ends of Duval Street, the Pier House gives guests the convenience of being in the historic downtown area while still offering some separation from the action. Offering a quick stroll to prime sunset viewing on the adjacent Sunset Pier and also minutes from the nightly Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square, this hotel puts visitors in the perfect place for taking in classic Key West experiences. Key West Aquarium and Ernest Hemingway's hangout Sloppy Joe's are also within two blocks. There’s a CVS across the street from the hotel along with other shops, restaurants, and bars surrounding the property. The airport is less than a 15-minute drive east. 


Simply decorated with modern amenities and large bathrooms

The property’s 142 guest units vary in size depending on what guests book, ranging anywhere from a Standard Room to a Two-Floor Suite. However, one thing they all have in common is that they're minimally decorated with a penchant for citrusy colors. Four-poster beds in rich wood are the norm; accompanying bedding is comfy and plush. Bathrooms are large and, even though they have no bathtubs, rain-style showers are appealing with spa-grade toiletries as a bonus. Standard Room features include flat-screen TVs, docking stations, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi. There’s also individual climate control in the form of air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Some of the suites have two floors and balconies overlooking the water. Interior noise can be a problem at times, but the hotel is generally peaceful.


Full-service spa, fitness center, and outdoor pool/hot tub

The spa has been upgraded and is one of the only full-service options on the island. In addition to a steam room and hot tub, there are a variety of treatments available ranging from massages to pedicures to makeup/salon services. Attached to the spa is a fitness center with cardio equipment, free- weights, and yoga mats. The outdoor pool is not large but it's a welcome spot for cooling off, and there’s a lift in both the pool and hot tub for guests with disabilities.

2,600 square feet of event space are available for conferences, meetings, or receptions, and as such weddings are a frequent occurrence here. While there’s no free breakfast, guests can enjoy meals overlooking the water at the hotel's Harbour View Cafe, which offers casual dining on an outdoor deck for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Beach Bar also dishes up island-style cuisine and cocktails by the pool or sand. Elegant dining is available in the hotel's One Duval restaurant, offering local organic fare for dinner and a delicious Key lime Pie. The Chart Room -- the oldest bar in Key West and where Jimmy Buffet played back in the day -- is filled with marine charts and nautical charm. The drinks can be a bit pricey but the ambiance is Key West cool. 

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1 Duval St, Florida 33040-6610, United States

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  • Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa

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