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“First time at Ocean Key, Defiantly first of many to come!”

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Ocean Key Resort & Spa
Ranked #12 of 51 Hotels in Key West
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

My Wife and I took her Family to Key West in June and stayed at Ocean Key -Defiantly the first of many!! Stayed at Ocean Key for the first time and loved it! We had a 2 bedroom and a 1 bedroom suit. Both were increadable. The one bedroom overlooked Mallory Square and was outstanding. The entire staff at Ocean Key was top notch. Very friendly as well as helpful. The resort is very clean and comfortable. The pool is outstanding!! Great location right on Mallory Square and one block from Sloppy Joes. My Brother-in-law and I had to do a little bar hopping to find the best place watch the Blackhawks game since the Miami basketball Championship finals were on at the same time as the Stanly Cup - but we sure had fun hunting down the best bar. Honestly they’re all the best. Key West is the best place in the USA to go for vacation. Just like Thom Shepherd sings in his song “Always Saturday Night” in Key West. Soooo True!! Just went to Jimmy Buffet’s Concert 2 weeks ago here in Illinois (a must every year) and he put Key West on the map for my Wife and I – Living his songs makes being a parrot head even better. Ocean Key is without a doubt TOP OF THE LIST for places to stay in Key West!!! WE WILL BE BACK!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed at the Ocean Key resort for two nights in June. Having spent 5 nights in Islamorada at Ocean House getting into the Keys mode before making our way to Key West we were ready for a bit more action!

Ocean Key was a fabulous location from which to make our way around Key West! It is at the end of Duvall Street, situated next to Mallory Square, over looking the Gulf at the end of Key West. Sunsets from the balconies facing the Gulf are unparalleled. Bring your camera and your pry bar to pull you jaw off the floor.

We had the pleasure of staying on the top floor in 519 Mallory and could not have been more pleased with our accommodations, view or the amenities of this property. There are several buildings that comprise the property and they are named according to their proximity to nearby surroundings. As one might expect, ours overlooked Mallory Square, famous for the evening entertainment, vendors and party atmosphere that gives Key West much of it's reputation. Being on the 5th floor afforded us sweeping views of all the goings-on, without having to be in the mix of it all. We could easily appreciate the fire-breathers...acrobats, music...you name it, but we were happy to enjoy it from above with cocktails on our balcony. (All activities are required to be completed by 9pm, so rest easy if you are an early riser...the noise from Mallory ends early.) The views from this suite and end of the property also included the pool area and gulf. It was fun to watch a bride and groom posing for their wedding photographs around the pool area, from above.

Dinner and drinks on our balcony, overlooking Mallory at sunset was a truly memorable night. Room service included bringing a linen tablecloth, along with our of tray of food, setting our balcony table, complete with a vase and flowers, salt and pepper and full place settings and serving our plates in front of us. They didn't simply drop our tray and run. FYI...The Lobster BLT was mouthwatering...I am still dreaming about that sandwich...

Ocean Key offers a full restaurant, spa, pool, hot tub, fitness area, shop (Very nice shop), concierge services, bars and valet parking. It is truly a full service property. We were grateful that we booked directly with the property (as opposed to an online discount wholesaler, who were frankly no cheaper) because when they learned we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, they upgraded our room, an option only afforded to people who book directly with the resort.

We loved Ocean Key and would definitely stay here again. The accommodations were wonderful, mattress comfortable, furnishings clean and updated, service excellent, pool area luxurious and well staffed and restaurant food delicious. The property is large but does not feel overwhelming.

There are plenty of nearby restaurants, shops, the waterfront marina (ie proximity to the boat to Dry Tortuga) is walking distance away along with most of the well known and most visited KW tourist sites.

Our suite was a Junior Suite Oceanview and contained both a king sized four-poster bed and a separate sitting area. The 5th floor also boasts cathedral ceilings, adding to the dramatic setting of these beautifully appointed rooms. The bathroom was beautifully appointed and comfortable although, I was frankly not a fan of the whirlpool tub/shower combo as it was awkward to climb over the tall sides of the tub to take a shower. Certainly a nit-pick because everything else about the accommodations were so perfect.

I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore Key West. Singles will find plenty of people to talk to/interact with. Couples will find the two person private poolside cabanas intimate and will enjoy the thoughtful layout of the property, which, although large, still lends itself to a sense of romance and intimacy. I did not see many families at this property, though a family with teen/tweens were checking out as we were checking in and expressed appreciation for their experience here.

Do book a waterview room, if your budget allows. Do book directly with the property and let them know if you are celebrating a special event, anniversary or birthday. They will upgrade if at all possible. Do try the Lobster BLT...its THE BOMB! Don't sweat the small stuff, don't miss the sunsets, and don't miss a night at Mallory Square, either in the mix or watching from above.

Ocean Key is the key...to an incredible visit to Key West.

Room Tip: Oceanview is a MUST if you can swing it. Mallory room 519 was PERFECT. Top floor, cathedral ceilings...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cyndi V
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This place is top notch and the view is spectacular. You can sit by the pool and watch the sunset. Simply heaven! This is the second time we stayed there. The first time was in a superior suite. I would highly recommend spending the extra money on the bigger suite.

Room Tip: Request a room with a view of the sunset. It may cost a little more but is well worth it.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Ocean Key Resort is perfect, located at the end of Duval Street, you're away from the noise but you're also in the heart of the action every evening! If you're looking for some tranquility, peace and relaxation! You can walk right next door to Mallory Square for the sunset or if you get an ocean side view room watch it from your balcony, our room was on Duval St side, you looked at the Gulf and down Duval St. The rooms are quite large, with a sitting area with nice furniture, the balcony was a really nice size for us and two friends to sit out on and enjoy a cocktail and order a room service snack! The bed was very comfortable and the house keeping service kept us well stocked for towels or whatever we needed. We unfortunately were given a handicapped room (though not needed) so we didn't have a whirlpool tub, but the walk in shower was nice.

The pool area is awesome! The servers at Liquid Lounge were great with making sure you had whatever you needed, it even had a poolside Concierge, she recommended a restaurant for us to try and made sure we had frozen towels in the heat of the day! Watching the sunset from the pool with a cocktail in your hand was heaven!!

Can't wait to get back and bring more friends with us!

Room Tip: If you want quiet pick looking out on Duval, if you want the sunset and full ocean view pick Mallory...
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Thank Dobegirl50
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights and it was a wonderful place. The room was spacious and we loved our private patio overlooking Mallory Square. Loved it so much we didn't want to go out and explore Key West, but of course we did. The pool staff was so accommodating and attentive. The hotel property is beautiful with so many interesting places to sit and enjoy the flowers and decor. Will definitely go back to this hotel when we visit Key West again.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room overlooking Mallory Square. Great view of the square and sunset.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Ocean Key Resort is the only place to stay in Key West. The location is perfect for all venturing up and down Duval Street. The Sunset Pier is perfect for watching the sun set and seeing all the boats in the harbor. The views are wonderful and very soothing. Service at this hotel is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are spacious and very up to date. It sounds trendy to stay in a local B&B but if you do be prepared for a lot of walking. The hotel at one time was a condo so its like staying in a home away from home property. This was my 2nd stay at the Ocean Key and it is my personal favorite of all the hotels in Key West.

Room Tip: ask for a room facing the harbor
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank donnadurante
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Our family visited Ocean Key resort in June, and loved it. We had reservations at the Hyatt a block over, and when we saw the "obstructed" Oceanview room (aka "partial Oceanview ") we canceled the reservation and headed to Ocean Key resort. We were able to get a nicer room with a much much nicer view and a very large balcony, and it was less expensive than the 2 bed obstructed view Hyatt room.

We were in 501, loved the view, and the junior suite was perfect for us.

You have to book online to get good rates, so even if you walk in and talk to Bee, the charming front desk attendant, book online.

Other things we loved there: The prettiest parking garage you have ever seen; the really big room balcony where we could eat outside; nice bell people; a great concierge; the swimming pool; the bartender at the swimming pool; and fruity drinks at sunset while in the pool.

We will return.

Room Tip: We loved the Junior Suite 501. The balcony is HUGE.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Address: 0 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040-6611
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Key West
#3 Green Hotel in Key West
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Key West
#5 Luxury Hotel in Key West
Price Range: £245 - £744 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Key Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary Waterfront Resort located in the heart of Old Town Key West at Mallory Square, where the Atlantic & the Gulf meet. ... more   less 
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